After criticizing a list of proposals circulated by three county commissioners last week, Sheriff Van Duncan worked to find common ground at the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting on April 10.
After years of progress toward waste and carbon emission reduction goals, the city hit a wall in 2017, according to a report presented to Asheville City Council on April 10. Asked for bright ideas about how sustainability efforts can get back on track to achieve long-term goals, city staffers said that, without significant additional investment, progress is likely to be limited to incremental gains.
Funds raised benefit GreenWorks’ Youth Environmental Leadership Program, an outreach initiative that provides young adults ages 16-19 with environmental career exploration opportunities.
In 1905, Dr. Lewis M. McCormick arrived in Asheville. He quickly became known as “Fly Man.”
In the fallout from the APD body camera leak, members of a work group that helped revise the APD’s use of force policy say they believe the policy has held up under scrutiny.
The Asheville chapter of a national environmental group is pushing a plan it believes can win bipartisan support for combating climate change.
Just days after former county manager Wanda Greene and her son were indicted on federal charges related to the misuse of public funds, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider an overhaul on Tuesday, April 10, of the county’s financial accountability policies.
A federal indictment released on April 5 paints Wanda Greene as a person who loved to shop — especially when Buncombe County was picking up the tab.
Asheville City Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, April 10 at 5 p.m.
The fundraiser for the sustainable design nonprofit takes place April 14 at Lake Julian Park.
The Burton Street Peace Garden started out as a community experiment, says founder DeWayne Barton. Today, the space serves a variety of needs and purposes, nourishing bodies and souls on what was once a trash-strewn vacant lot.
When Boone Guyton and Claudia Cady take to the road, they are driving on energy gathered from the sun by their home solar panel system. The couple made the switch to an electric vehicle as a personal step to fight climate change.
As Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan prepares to leave the post he’s held for the past 12 years, he spoke with Xpress to reflect on the current state of policing, his time in office and the legacy he’ll leave behind.
Former Buncombe County manager Wanda Greene and her son Michael Greene are facing federal charges related to the misuse of public funds.
Anna Aston, Fannie L. Patton and Anna Chunn were among the earliest advocates for a library in Asheville. The institution finally opened in May of 1879.
With the potential of tax revenues from the proposed acquisition of Mission Health by a for-profit company looming on the horizon, members of City Council’s Finance Committee heard several proposals on March 29 that would help balance the city’s FY 2018-19 budget.
For nearly 30 years, the CTS of Asheville Superfund site has been a source of physical and social toxicity for the surrounding community. With remedial efforts to address the source of contamination finally underway, residents, activists and others reflect on the triumphs and tribulations of the decades-long battle for a clean-up and accountability.
A new local festival will come to Salvage Station on Saturday, March 31. Organizers of the Asheville Arts and Science Festival hope to raise awareness about what science looks like in the real world. And by incorporating a healthy dose of art, the family-friendly event also aims to hook visitors with the beauty that science can inspire.