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March 3 — County looks for tangible ways to accomplish sustainability goals

Feb. 28 — Bridge over troubled water: Asheville hears from McGrady

Feb. 27 — City Council to weigh in on gun violence

Feb. 22 — McGrady talks regional water systems at County Commission

Feb. 19 — County to consider bonds to pay for school projects

Feb. 18 — City Council prioritizes equity, environment, economy at annual retreat

Feb. 14 — Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson to retire this year

Feb. 12 — City Council could reject DOT’s Merrimon plan

Feb. 7 — County raises fees for ambulance service

Feb. 6 — County to hold hearing on structuring $75M in construction debt

Feb. 5 — County to ask public for input on traffic studies plan

Feb. 3 — Buncombe explores barriers to early childhood education

Feb. 2 — County could require traffic studies for some residential projects

Jan. 31 — Opioid abuse takes center stage at town hall

Jan. 29 — New $5.25M bid submitted for Ferry Road property

Jan. 24 — City leaves light on for hotel on Airport Road

Jan. 22 —  Transportation projects roll into City Council

Jan. 17 — County finances in good shape despite Greene investigation

Jan. 17 — Mission aims to build facility near Swannanoa

Jan. 15 — County Commission steps up internal controls

Jan. 10 — Asheville shuts door on short-term rentals

Jan. 10 — County approves $5M sale of Ferry Road property

Jan. 8 — Asheville poised to strictly limit vacation rentals

Jan. 8 — County could sell Ferry Road property for $5M

Jan. 4 — City moves toward major crackdown on short-term rentals


About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at

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