“Housing is in short supply and unaffordable. Rather than take an honest and comprehensive look at the issues, barriers and contributors to the problems, however, we in Asheville have smugly chosen the easy way out.”
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.
2018’s annual joint meeting of Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners highlighted issues of racial equity, police use-of-force and zoning conflicts affecting Buncombe residents.
Part of a Knoxville, Tenn.-based franchise chain, The Casual Pint is the latest southside outpost for draft and packaged beer.
City Council approved a 112-room, five-story hotel project at 390 Airport Road at its Jan. 23 meeting, but not without some reluctance.
Cleanup efforts are finally beginning at the CTS of Asheville Superfund site on Mills Gap Road, but past controversies and a lack of trust in Environmental Protection Agency officials continued to dominate the discussion during a Nov. 30 public meeting to review the impending remedial projects and address residents’ concerns.
Frustrations about traffic took center stage as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment considered two apartment complex projects during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
“I have found him to be a person of high integrity, a willing listener, a thoughtful decision-maker and an inclusive leader.”
Shannon and Matt Vaughn plan to open their bottle shop and taproom in mid-October next to the Long Shoals Bojangles.
Previous plans for an apartment complex off Overlook Road in South Asheville are now calling for a 98-home subdivision. However, some residents are calling for a traffic study before it moves forward.
The Henderson County brewery hosts the second Fletcher Firefly Festival on Saturday, June 24, in its new Firefly Field.
A conditional use permit hearing for a South Asheville apartment development originally set for next week has been pushed until July at the request of the developer.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard development frustrations from Ridgecrest and South Asheville residents ahead of approving measures to shift a sales tax and backtrack on a deal with Duke Energy.
The Board of Adjustment soldiered through a more than five hour meeting that had Buncombe County residents rallying against multiple development projects.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment will consider conditional use permits for a 255-unit apartment complex in Arden and a subdivision with 54 homes in Riceville when it meets on Wednesday, May 10.
The New York native looks back at 23 years of running her family-owned pizza business in Asheville.
‘The current Council may be ineffective, but its composition is a testament to the efficiency and integrity of at-large representation — at nearly half female, one-in-seven minority, it mirrors the makeup of the city.”
The Board of Adjustment gave unanimous approval for a project that calls for up to 10 vacation rental cabins in South Asheville.
A proposed vacation complex that previously appeared before the Board of Adjustment but did not get a vote is back up for consideration. In October about 30 people showed up to speak out against the project.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will look at four rezoning requests during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Of the four, the Planning Board recommends two be approved and two denied.
Saturday, Dec. 17, marks the grand opening of Fill My Cup Café, a Portuguese-inspired café nestled near the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville.