Projected Asheville sales tax growth for fiscal 2020-21

Campbell proposes 2021 Asheville budget amid ‘major uncertaint­y’

The total fiscal 2020-2021 city budget proposal stands at $184.6 million, a 3% decrease from last year’s total of $190.3 million, and will continue funding for existing services while limiting new programs, service enhancements and initiatives. The property tax rate would remain the same under the proposal, and no fee increases are recommended.

Buncombe to require face coverings in all indoor public facilities

A new county policy to require the wearing of face coverings at all indoor public facilities will go into effect on Tuesday, May 26, at 7 a.m., announced Brownie Newman, chair of the Buncombe Board of Commissioners, during a May 22 press conference. The county commissioners passed a resolution directing staff to develop the policy […]

Hallway bingo at Aston Park Health Care Center

Buncombe reports COVID-19 outbreaks in two long-term care facilities

County officials said Aston Park Health Care Center and Deerfield Retirement Episcopal Skilled Nursing Home both had active outbreaks of the disease, defined by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as two or more lab-confirmed cases in staff or residents. They did not share the specific number of cases reported for each outbreak.

Mission Hospital main entrance

Mission Health resumes elective procedures­, maintains visitor restrictio­ns

To date, 34 patients with COVID-19 have visited a Mission facility for treatment, said Dr. William Hathaway, the system’s chief medical officer, during a May 11 press conference. Two individuals with the coronavirus are currently receiving care at Mission, which he said has sufficient capacity of ventilators, personal protective equipment and intensive care beds.

Conscious Party: Craft After Dark

WHAT: An after-party to benefit the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 8-10 p.m. WHERE: 67 Broadway WHY: Following the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s fundraising dinner, the public is invited to attend Craft After Dark: an after-party and open house showcasing exhibits and local artistic talent. Eight artists will […]

Semper Fi Fund and NOC introduce service members to the outdoors

Press release from the Nantahala Outdoors Center: WHO: Twenty-two service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi Program take on new challenges in their recoveries with the nation’s largest outdoor recreation company. WHAT: Semper Fi Fund and Nantahala Outdoor Center inaugural outdoor pursuits camp in the scenic and peaceful Nantahala National Forest. Service […]