Brian Butler is once again UNCA’s distinguished professor of humanities

For a second term, philosophy professor Brian Butler has been selected as UNC Asheville’s Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of Humanities. Butler has organized and sponsored lectures by a number of scholars, including leading public intellectual and political commentator Cornel West, architect Vladimir Belogolovsky and philosopher Sheralee Brindell. Butler also organized a symposium on democratic experimentalism, […]

Weavervill­e residents voice concerns about subdivisio­n developmen­t

The Buncombe County Planning Board initially approved the plans for the Maple Trace subdivision in November 2014. At that time, the design called for 140 household units to be built in a rural Weaverville community with traffic directed through two exists. However, revisions to the plan have residents concerned that poor visibility and high traffic may result in dangerous driving conditions.