A year after the Buncombe County Detention Facility expanded its medication-assisted treatment program, Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller says it’s time to put the successful service “in four-wheel drive.”
The foundation approved roughly $47 million in grants throughout the year, including over $3 million for personal protective equipment, $5 million to address substance use disorder, $3.7 million for racial equity and $3 million toward affordable housing.
Asheville Yoga Center, a pillar of the city’s emerging “wellness district” in the area around South Liberty Street, is up for sale. The transition represents the next phase of changes brought about by the divorce of the center’s founders, Stephanie and Sunny Keach, according to Melissa Driver, the company’s general manager. Also in brief: prostate cancer screening tips for men, new programs and services and a new website that illustrates the impact of the opioid epidemic on the local community.
No one knows how many Asheville neighborhoods or properties were once subject to racial covenants but, says Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger, “These things are buried all over the place.”
When activists hired Spanish-language interpreters for the May 23 meeting of Asheville City Council, some community members questioned why local government bodies aren’t already providing interpretation services at all public meetings.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and early voting runs through Nov. 5. Below you will find questionnaires from candidates at the federal, state and local levels. You can also find our federal and state election coverage in the current, Oct. 26, issue and our county election coverage in the upcoming Nov. 3 issue. For […]
Drew Reisinger (I), Democrat drewfordeeds.com Place of residence: West Asheville Occupation: Buncombe County Register of Deeds Political experience: Buncombe County Register of Deeds, 2011-present Endorsements: The Sierra Club; Land of Sky Association of Realtors; WNC Central Labor Council Amount of money raised: $12,382 Top three donors and amount contributed: The Ellen Frost Campaign, $750; Rev. […]
Pat Cothran, Republican patcothran.com Place of residence: Leicester Occupation: Title insurance underwriter, insuring property documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office. Political experience: 38 years of corporate business and leadership experience, which requires multiple political relationships Endorsements: I did not seek political endorsements for this elected office because it is an apolitical position. Amount […]