The City Council primary election, the fight over the A-B Tech sales tax, candidate cash, Occupy Asheville demonstrations, Oktoberfest and our annual Best Of rankings. It’s been a busy week here in Asheville, readers, what’s on your mind?
Opposition is mounting against a Nov. 8 referendum that would pave the way for a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase in Buncombe County to fund $129 million in building improvements at A-B Tech.
A-B Tech administrators, teachers and students joined with community leaders Sept. 12 to launch “Jobs for the Future,” a campaign on behalf of a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase to fund capital improvements at the school. Photos by Jerry Nelson
For a week in July at A-B Technical Community College, 13 youths investigated crime scenes, examined blood spatters, navigated their way through a smoke-filled apartment and practiced life-saving skills during the College’s Camp HERO (How Emergency Responders Operate). The camp, for ages 11 to 15, gave students an introduction into the lives and operations of firefighters, law enforcement officers and paramedics.
A-B Tech’s culinary chops have never been in doubt, and the school has, once again, won high honors in a national-level cooking contest.
Danny Schwalje, left, a member of the student team from A-B Tech, tries to beat the clock in the 2011 American Culinary Federation National Student Team Championship in Dallas, July 25.
—photos courtesy of the American Culinary Federation
Amid continuing tough economic conditions, A-B Tech is looking to county residents for support. Come November, voters will be asked to approve a sales-tax increase to benefit the local community college. At their Jan. 18 meeting, the Buncombe County commissioners unanimously gave the go-ahead to holding a referendum on a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase to […]
What will happen to the as-yet undeveloped portion of the 192-acre parcel in Enka that once was home to the former BASF plant? Developers hope to make a shopping center, with a big box store, on part of it; they’re tempting government officials with offers of ball fields, green space and parks. But some key questions need answers.
Hank Dunn, the newly hired president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, says he’s ready to listen, plan and engage.
Dr. Betty Young, inaugurated as the fourth president of A-B Tech in May 2008, officially left the college March 6 to become president of Coleman College in Houston, Texas. Her departure ended a short tenure marked by upheaval. A-B Tech’s trustees announced that they had accepted Young’s official resignation during a special meeting on campus […]
Dr. Betty Young, inaugurated as president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in May 2008, will officially leave the college on Friday to become president of Coleman College in Houston, Texas. Her departure ends a short tenure marked by upheaval at the college.
Nearly two months after the president of A-B Tech announced her plan to resign, Dr. Betty Young remains on the job. The college’s vice presidents presented transition plans to the Board of Trustees on Monday, but one report riled a number of faculty members.
North Carolina’s state revenue shortfall, estimated at about $2 billion for the budget year that ends in June, is cutting into Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s budget.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has begun planning for a new college president in the wake of last month’s announcement that current President Dr. Betty Young would resign.
Dr. Betty Young announced Dec. 23 that she will resign as president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Hired in 2007, Young was inaugurated in May 2008. Her resignation followed a six-and-a-half-hour closed-door meeting with the college’s board of trustees the day before, which came on the heels of another closed-door session last month. Personnel issues […]
Dr. Betty Young, the president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College who was hired last year and inaugurated in May, announced Tuesday that she would resign.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s Board of Trustees and its president met behind closed doors for six-and-a-half hours on Monday, then adjourned with a collective “no comment.”
The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s Board of Trustees plans to meet in closed session Monday.