Press release from N.C. Conservation Network: RALEIGH – The NC House of Representatives approved a coal ash bill that environmentalists are describing as a bailout and a giveaway to Duke Energy, which will no longer be required to excavate toxic coal ash from all of its waste sites across the state. H630 was approved in […]
Like many areas of the state, Asheville is experiencing unparalleled growth. This has resulted in increased costs for both rental and for-sale housing units. Up to 43% of renting households are rent burdened, which is defined as spending 30% or more of household income on housing expenses. In addition, there is a 99.1% occupancy rate for rental housing in the city.
PRESS RELEASE from Westmoreland & Scully: As many media fatigued foodies will tell you, it is hard to say “Farm to Table” these days without sounding trendy, behind the times or even boring! Several years ago, the Chefs at Chestnut started a weekly routine of strolling down to the French Broad Food Co-op’s Wednesday Tailgate […]
Esri, a world leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, presented UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award June 29 at their annual User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, NEMAC received the award for its innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization, and thought leadership through GIS in the fields of environmental science, climate, and sustainability and resilience planning.
“An Appalachian Evening” Summer Concert series will feature Front Country Saturday, July 9th at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. Front Country has a sound with the body of a bluegrass ensemble, the soul of a rock band and the mind of a classical chamber group. What started as a reluctant band of some of the hottest young pickers in the SF Bay Area has transformed into a hard-touring powerhouse Roots-Pop ensemble that is stretching the boundaries of Bluegrass and Americana until they break.