At home in Shiloh: Venerable community fights encroachme­nt

As development pressure increases all over Asheville, the historic African-American enclave of Shiloh remains vigilant about protecting its residential character. One recent showdown over zoning demonstrated that Shiloh’s community plan, developed by neighborhood leaders and ratified by City Council in 2010, is an effective tool for fighting commercial encroachment into residential areas.

Grassroots campaign cultivates beauty, community

The city-owned lot facing the U.S. Cellular Center and the Basilica of St. Lawrence is more than a political hot potato for the residents of the Battery Park and Vanderbilt Apartments: it’s their front yard. Coming together as Elder & Sage: Uptown Asheville’s Senior Gardeners, residents are planting crevices and widening cracks in their urban neighborhood. The group also calls for benches, a public park, gardens, trees, traffic calming and safe sidewalks.

Dr. Frank Moretz to run for N.C. House District 115

Press release from Dr. Frank Moretz, Nov. 25, 2015: Local Physician, Small Business Owner Brings Fresh Perspective to Raleigh FAIRVIEW, NC – Today, local physician Frank Moretz declared his intention to run for NC House District 115 in the 2016 General Election. Moretz shares partial ownership of Highland Brewing and serves on the Board of […]

Lenoir-Rhyne graduate studies Prof authors book, article

Adam Powell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, has authored his second book, “Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy.” The book, released on October 30, was published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. In addition, Dr. Powell has authored a paper entitled, “Covenant Cloaks: Mormon Temple Garments in the Light of Identity Theory” which will be published in an upcoming issue of Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief.

Gordon Smith, Asheville City Councilman, files for run for County Commission

Second-term Asheville City Council member Gordon Smith has filed his candidacy for Buncombe County Commission. In August, Smith announced his intent to seek election to the District 1 seat that will open up next year as Commissioner Holly Jones runs for Lieutenant Governor. A second District 1 seat will likely also be up for grabs as Commissioner Brownie Newman seeks the Chair […]

Packed agenda for Nov. 17 City Council meeting: utility substation­s, Homestay ordinance and more

The Asheville City Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 17 boasts a full agenda featuring two hot topics – utility substations and changes to the city’s Homestay ordinance. Citizens wishing to comment on those issues may want to arrive at the Council chamber on the second floor of City Hall earlier than the 5 p.m. start time, as a full house seems likely.

UNC Asheville Named a 2016 Military Friendly® School

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville has been named a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, now in its seventh year of publishing Military Friendly® rankings of schools. “UNC Asheville is an excellent choice for military members because it provides an exceptional Liberal Arts education at a public institution price,” according to […]

Power shift: Asheville, Duke Energy find common ground on clean energy framework

The name sounds less than exciting – the Community Clean Energy Policy Framework – but Asheville’s new joint agreement with Duke Energy is the first of its kind in this region. The newly-approved Framework establishes the groundwork for the city and the utility provider to work collaboratively toward the goal of a clean energy future.

Ski and snowboard program for teens announced; five Fridays this winter

From City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department: Ski and Snowboard Program for Teens The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting registrations for the 2016 Teen Ski and Snowboard program on Monday, November 30 at 8:00 a.m. online at  Designed for 12 to 17 year olds, the program package is a great holiday […]

PRO(TECH)T wins regional InnovateHER competition, will compete nationally

From Mountain BizWorks: Announcing the 2015 WNC Winner: PRO(TECH)T A hearty congratulations to the winner of the regional InnovateHER competition: PRO(TECH)T, a social enterprise focused on reducing sexual assault on college campuses with the push of a button through tech wristbands. As WNC’s winner, PRO(TECH)T now has the opportunity to compete in the national SBA InnovateHER […]

Farmer and Chef Asheville cookbook reprinted, on sale

From Farmer and Chef, LLC: Reprint Demand For Farmer and Chef Asheville Independently produced and published cookbook sells close to 3000 books in less than a year; announces “Black Friday-Cyber Monday Promotion” Farmer and Chef South (Farmer and Chef, LLC) announce a reprint on their independently produced, locally focused cookbook, Farmer and Chef Asheville. The […]

Final run of first season of Race to the Taps on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Brevard

From Race To The Taps at Oskar Blues: Final Beer Run BREVARD – There’s one more chance to cross the finish line and celebrate your achievement with a craft brew.  The inaugural season of The Race To The Taps ends this Saturday, Nov. 14, with a four-mile event along the Brevard Greenway around Oskar Blues Brewery. The race was […]