Council set to address southside parking

Parking on downtown Asheville’s southside could become much easier in the near future. While County Commissioners were approving plans for a 650-space parking deck on county-owned land along Coxe Avenue at their Sept. 16 meeting, City Council members gave an informal OK to a proposed mixed-use development on Biltmore Avenue that would add an additional 437 hourly and monthly spaces.

Biz: The FedEx of trash

Much as FedEx revolutionized the delivery of letters and packages, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (and a growing cadre of copycats) are putting a new spin on large-scale trash removal for those without trucks or the patience to wait on their municipal curbside service or private hauler to make the rounds. Dirty work: Local 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchisee David Pennebaker and […]

The meet in Murphy: Shuler and Mumpower agree to forum

Republican congressional candidate Carl Mumpower will finally get to go toe to toe in public with incumbent Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler, though the event is not exactly what Mumpower envisioned when he began challenging Shuler unsuccessfully to debate him several weeks ago. Mumpower is calling for at least eight debates between the two candidates. Instead […]

Asheville City Council reserves site for proposed performing-arts center

While Stewart Coleman‘s controversial Parkside condominium project remains in flux pending a court decision, City Council on Aug. 26 took action on another piece of property behind Coleman’s that could one day become the site for a mixed-use development, the centerpiece of which would be a long-sought state-of-the-art performing-arts center.

The Biz: Building business from the ground up

If you’ve ventured into any small, local business recently—whether it was a restaurant, retail store or other establishment—there’s a fair chance the proprietor or service provider got his or her start through Mountain BizWorks’ Foundations program. Cradle of business: These are just a fraction of the local businesess created locally thanks to Mountain BizWorks’ Foundations […]