Former Asheville Council member sues city, Asheville City Schools Foundation over scholarshi­ps

A $10,000 scholarship for local Black students is the subject of a lawsuit by a group headed by a former Asheville City Council member. Carl Mumpower, president of WNC Citizens for Equality Inc. and a former chair of the Buncombe County Republican Party, filed a civil suit Oct. 11. It names the city of Asheville, […]

Letter: Make our voices heard about gerrymande­ring

“If we desire democratic rights for ourselves and our children, this is the very moment that we must shed our tendency of quiet civility and shout, collectively, loud enough that the court in Washington is aware that American citizens will accept nothing short of the legacy the Continental Congress intended for us after blood was shed for this nation’s freedom.”

The Biz

The loss of business or a job can be a wrenching setback. For photographer Laurel Scherer, an independent contractor, the experience has been especially hard; “struggle” is not too harsh a word to describe it, she tells The Biz, and it has been a protracted one, at that. In the more than two years since […]