Fifteen candidates are vying for three open seats on Asheville City Council. After the Oct. 6 primaries, those 15 will be reduced down to six. Just a friendly reminder: Those who show up and vote during the primary will eliminate nine candidates for the general election. Don’t let your favorite representatives slip through the cracks!
At the Tuesday, Oct. 6 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will discuss a resolution of intent to solicit bids for the $6.8 million Bent Creek property purchased from Henderson County this April.
At the annual State of the City luncheon, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer referenced the voices of Asheville citizens “from all walks of life” as frequently as she cited experts and economic studies. Manheimer said, “The job of your City Council is to hear the voice of the people — their words, their views, their vision —and use those to create […]
According to the National Weather Service, “Heavy rain will overspread the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia on Friday and continue off and on through the weekend as an upper low remains nearly stationary over the Southeast states and Hurricane Joaquin moves North near the Carolina Coast.”
The 2015 iteration of American Craft Week is held Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 11, so it’s really a week-plus. That’s a good thing, because with more than 30 Western North Carolina-based craft galleries and organizations involved, it’ll take all 10 days to visit each showroom and explore every exhibit.
Foodie festivals continue in WNC with Taste of Sylva’s downtown restaurant crawl. Meanwhile, Organic Growers School is poised to train a new crop of farmers; Ambrozia will host a wine dinner with Metro Wines’ Andy Hale; and Taste of Asheville tickets are now on sale.
Duke Energy has agreed to pay an estimated $20 million settlement for groundwater contamination at all 14 of its North Carolina coal-fired plants, reads a release from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
When Pope Francis in his Encyclical Laudato Si told us to care for the earth, St. Eugene Catholic Church took up the challenge. The day before the Pope’s visit St. Eugene in north Asheville began installing 146 solar panels. When completed, this will produce 46,720 watts of power. The project was announced on Solar Sunday, March 8 and fund-raising was completed six months and a day later.
By Thursday, the city must either announce its intent to issue a Request for Proposals for the management contract that runs Asheville’s bus service — or extend the existing contract with the current entity, First Transit, for another year.
According to the National Weather Service, “Rainfall rates … could be enough to produce flash flooding, especially in locations near the Blue Ridge escarpment that have seen heavy rainfall since last week.”
Despite the gray skies and blustery mountain winds that cloaked the day on Saturday, Sept. 26, the city’s first Venture Local Fair put the vibrant colors of Asheville’s local business community on display.
In a press conference across the street from the so-called “Pit of Despair,” Asheville City Councilman and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners candidate Cecil Bothwell said this morning that a poll conducted by his campaign shows that 86 percent of likely Asheville voters favor a park on the city-owned parcel opposite the Basilica of St. Lawrence and the U.S. Cellular Center.
“If we don’t have the early childhood development, then we don’t have the first-, second-graders reading at sufficient levels or doing basic math at sufficient levels; then by third grade, if they’re not at sufficient levels, we know we’ve lost them most likely for life,” Gov. Pat McCrory told the crowd.
The League of Women Voters is celebrating its 95th year, but the nonpartisan group is more focused on the future than the past, members say. “Throughout its history, the league has addressed the current issues of its day, and it has changed with the times,” notes Aiden Carson, vice president of the organization’s Asheville-Buncombe County […]
What happens when you lose your job, your husband leaves you, and your mother dies — all in the same week? What happens when you accidentally run over and kill a 12-year-old boy biking to your daughter’s birthday party? Mandy Atkisson was the person called in to help with both scenarios. Atkisson is the chief developer […]