“This is fun, isn’t it?” “This is incredible, man!” “What a night for the Democrats. Whoo!” Such were the ecstatic utterances of Democratic voters on what was, indeed, a huge election night for Democrats at the local, state and national levels. Hundreds of party faithful filled a large conference room at the Crowne Plaza Resort […]
With 14 of 15 counties reporting late Tuesday, Heath Shuler bested Carl Mumpower with nearly 61 percent of the vote, compared to slightly more than 37 percent for Mumpower. Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate Keith Smith trailed far behind with just over 2 percent of the vote.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a new perk to its members—and hopefully a boon to cash-strapped consumers looking for deals. Value added: SaveinAsheville.com is the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s attempt not only to help member merchants but to give consumers ways to save in a tight economy. A new chamber Web […]
“I remember eating corn bread and milk every night for dinner.” Such was the snippet of secondhand conversation surreally overheard recently. The speaker, a resplendently dressed elderly woman, was having lunch with her daughter outside a Grove Arcade eatery. It was one of those perfect autumn days, warm with a cool breeze, the city skyline […]
After a few months of steadily worsening job news, the Asheville metro area’s unemployment rate declined in September, according to the latest N.C. Employment Security Commission statistics.
It likely will be the only debate between Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler and Republican challenger Carl Mumpower, but the showdown that took place Oct. 30 on WWNC-570 AM was a doozy, with Mumpower labeling Shuler a “socialist,” and Shuler calling Mumpower a “polarizing figure” ill-suited to be an effective congressman for the 11th District.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a new perk to its members — and hopefully a boon to cash-strapped consumers looking for deals.
With all the turmoil and confusion in the financial sector, it’s easy to believe that the carnage is endemic. But while the pall of doom is all too real, not every financial institution is in peril. Give them credit: While the banking and financial sectors are in a shambles, relatively cautious, conservative credit unions and […]
Republican congressional candidate Carl Mumpower will appear live today (Oct. 28) on WWNC-570 AM with Take a Stand! radio host Matt Mittan, in a discussion that will serve as a warmup for a scheduled debate later this week between Mumpower and incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler.
Summary of the Asheville City Council Oct. 21 work session.
Asheville’s downtown is more than a mere place — it’s a brand and an economic engine that needs protecting and constant fine-tuning. That was the gist of a presentation by Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director Kelly Miller to City Council at its Oct. 21 meeting.
This Mr. Smith most likely will not be going to Washington. And Keith Smith is cool with that. Such are the perils of being an little-known Libertarian candidate for Congress in a race for the 11th District seat held by a rich former football player (Heath Shuler) and challenged by a maverick Republican who has […]
Tourism is vital to Asheville, which is why pressing issues such as graffiti, vandalism, filth, panhandling, predatory towing and other problems will be addressed in a report by local tourism officials and city staff when Council meets for its Oct. 21 work session.
Fallout from the spreading national economic debacle is affecting not only financial institutions, investors and taxpayers, but also the city of Asheville, Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant told City Council. The red zone: Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant warns the Asheville City Council that the effects of a global economic meltdown are beginning to be […]
Given the astounding growth in Asheville and the surrounding area, it would appear that efforts to spur economic development are proceeding quite nicely, thank you. But according to a new study that’s now nearing completion, those efforts are far from ideal. To begin with, there are some 30 entities in Asheville and Buncombe County that […]
Summary of the Oct. 7 Asheville City Council meeting
The national economy is taking a dump, and the detritus is affecting not only financial institutions, investors and taxpayers, but also the city of Asheville.
Even though it will come late in the game, Rep. Heath Shuler and Carl Mumpower, his Republican challenger for the 11th Congressional District seat, are set to square off in an Oct. 30 debate. The hot seat: U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler chats it up with Take a Stand! radio host Matt Mittan. Shuler and his […]
Thousands of members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered communities both locally and nationally will converge in Asheville on Saturday, Oct. 11, to take part in Asheville Pridefest, says organizer Kali Brewer. But while the free event—themed “Live! Love! Be!”—is part party and celebration, the third-annual Pridefest also has a higher purpose in mind. […]
Rep. Heath Shuler again voted ‘no’ to the massive federal bailout of the struggling financial industry on Oct. 3, but to no avail. After failing to pass muster days earlier in an initial House vote, the measure passed the House the second time around by a 263-171 margin.