Cheers and jeers resounded from the podium about the budget, which Council will formally adopt on June 23. The $154-million budget includes a 1.5 cents property-tax increase.
You’re driving around downtown Asheville, cursing the parking situation because spots are proving hard to find. Fear not, for the spots are out there. Drivers just need to know where to look.
Asheville takes breakfast and brunch pretty seriously. Simple or elegant, urban or rustic, Asheville and environs offers options ranging from a heaping stack of pancakes with eggs and bacon to a breakfast salad — and just about everything in between. A walk through downtown on a weekend morning reveals a staggering number of choices. Eateries […]
Fast-food workers rallied today at the Hardee’s restaurant in Biltmore Village in support of an employee who claims she was fired due to participation in labor rights activism with the Fight for $15 movement.
Asheville City Council members reviewed the 2015-2016 city budget, which heads to a June 6 public hearing, and they approved the River Arts District Lofts project for more apartments but less retail space than initially proposed.
On the agenda for the May 26 Asheville City Council meeting: lots of public hearings on housing projects around town, including a mixed-use development project at 146 Roberts St.
“The corporate person,” dressed in a suit and tie with a Monopoly-guy visage, took several whacks at a papier mâché Earth today in Pack Square, smashing it into pieces. The lampoon was put on by Move to Amend Buncombe County and REAL Cooperative.
Ken Putnam has a passion for parking. The city of Asheville’s transportation director says that despite complaints, he never has a problem finding a spot downtown when he drives to work. But then again, he knows where to look.
It’s not yet clear what action Asheville City Council members will take on short-term rentals, but Council is leaning toward stiffer fines, stricter enforcement and a continued ban in residential areas.
The Asheville City Council will discuss possible changes May 12 to parts of the city’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that govern short-term rental and homestays.
The floods of 2004 brought 8 feet of water into the building — previously a bar built in 1948 — sealing its fate after already being shuttered for five years. Slowly, the space hobbled back into the world of commerce as a small produce stand, but it’s now being primed to return to its former glory as a social hub, family gathering place and food spot.
The opening of a Florida-based Publix supermarket in South Asheville brought with it fresh produce, sensible prices and protesting farm workers.
There are plenty of options for those in search of a Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Asheville, but it depends what you’re in the mood for this Tuesday, May 5.
On May 1, activists rallied in Asheville to celebrate workers and their struggle. The modern International Workers Day, or May Day, was born out of the May 4, 1886, Haymarket riot in Chicago.
Duke Energy wants to put a new energy substation 300 feet away from a new LEED platinum-certified elementary school in Asheville, and parents say the mere idea of it will drive away students.
Housing is the main agenda item at the April 28 Asheville City Council meeting.
A remembrance at Vance Monument was organized to honor the 150th anniversary of the freeing of slaves in Asheville, just steps away from where black men and women were sold as goods, on the steps of the Courthouse in a different era. The remembrance was co-sponsored by Date My City and the UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education.
Three teams competed and chef Joe Mitchell of Chestnut restaurant led his team to victory in the April 22 Whacked! culinary competition during the Mountain Area Restaurant Show at FRS.
A new 24-hour, urgent-care center and crisis facility for mental health and addiction treatment in Asheville aims to do more than place a Band-Aid on the alarming number of drug overdoses in North Carolina.
A few dozen fast-food workers walked off the job April 15 in support of an international action to raise the pay of low wage workers. The action marked the first time the nationwide Fight For 15 movement has made its presence known in Asheville.
State laws could put the bite on Asheville’s budget. Tax changes were discussed during a scheduled item about the fiscal year 2015-2016 city fees and charges at the April 14 City Council meeting.