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Baseball Falcons Fly Into Round Three

There is a bright omen for West baseball. The Falcons beat Asheboro in round two — just as they did 30 years ago, on their way to winning the 3A state title.

Baseball Cougars Win MAC, TC Gets Payback

Asheville Cougars won the MAC in baseball by defeating Roberson. But the Rams tuned up for playoffs by beating the Cougars two days later.

Homelessness Up, Crime Down

The COVID era was a time of pivoting for agencies caring for the homeless. Despite millions in federal funding, with innovations in non congregate care, and growth in permanent supportive housing, the local homeless population increased 21% from January 2021 to January 2022.

D.A. Murray, Open Judge Seat Up for Election

Hayes-Hudson is for a new judgeship, while Mary Ann Hollocker again challenges the incumbent D.A.

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Celebrating Employee’s 45th Year with Company

Local business Palmer-Wahl observed the dedicated efforts of their employees. Among the recognitions was Socorro Perez who has been with the company for 45 years.

GRINDfest is back! Come Get Your Grind On

Grindfest is back for its second year. This free 4-day event celebrates the success of Black entrepreneurs and business owners in Asheville, It is a block-party style event that will take place at 8 River Arts Place during the weekend of May 27-30

Mike Edney, State House Seats 117, 113 On Ballot

Longtime commissioner Mike Edney is once again challenged, while the N.C. House District 117 seat is wide open.

Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra Continues Concerts in May

The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra is winding down their search for a new conductor. Timothy Verville led the orchestra on May 7th.

Commissioners Puzzle Over Gov. Funds

The Buncombe County Commissioners flexed their powers to spend federal money on affordable housing and Pre-K, local taxpayer dollars on an aggressive bond program for affordable housing & green spaces, as well as tourists' dollars on basic government services.

LAF Highlights Asheville’s Candidates for Mayor

Leadership Asheville Forum held a forum to present the positions by the candidates of the ongoing race for the mayor of Asheville. Four of the five candidates introduced themselves and answered questions on their points of view.