Biz: Derailed

Amid the current tough economic times, a lot of nonprofits are struggling to continue fulfilling their missions. But one local group, OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling, finds itself in a particularly tight spot after failing to secure a $135,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Executive Director Celeste Collins reports. The money […]

Sharing the wealth

Tax time is bearing down on both businesses and individuals like a runaway semi, but a whole host of local institutions won’t be paying a penny this year. No need to get indignant about it, though, because without those institutions, life here in Western North Carolina wouldn’t be nearly as good, argues former Asheville Mayor […]