Leslee Kulba

Big Incentives Offered In P&W Development

P&W intends to use the Asheville facility to manufacture its patented geared turbofan (GTF) engines.

Air Quality Briefing Shares Saver Tips

The Land of Sky Regional Council’s Annual State of Our Air Briefing and Press Conference, online this year, contained many affordable energy tips for consumers.

Council Accepts Plan for ‘Pit of Despair’

The Asheville City Council has excepted a plan for the downtown 'Pit of Despair' property.

Activists Fault City’s Approach to Equity

A second problem with today’s approach to equity and inclusion is that, instead of encouraging a search for common ground, a tried and true first-step in relationship-building, it seeks to put people in silos.

County: FY2019-2020 Budget Fared Well

Buncombe County fared well, at least through June 30, through the economic shutdown. Revenues were $379.6 million, or 0.24% more than was budgeted.

Commissioners Addressing Full Plate of Crises

At their last work session, the Buncombe County Commissioners heard several reports about the extraordinary actions the county is taking in response to these extraordinary times.

Support Needed for Low-Income Internet Schooling

The most substantial portion of Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell’s update on the 30-60-90 plan, soon to be renamed, pertained to the creation of PODS, which stands for Positive Opportunities to Develop Success.

Council’s Staff Weak on Ideas for Managing Future Hotels

Members of Asheville City Council convened via Zoom to hear staff’s plans for dealing with hotel proliferation.

Buncombe county government reviews current shutdown statistics

The Buncombe County Commissioners’ last briefing began mildly, with an update from Health Director Stacie Saunders on local COVID-19 statistics.

“Defund the Police” is not about money says Council members

Three months after the un-extended deadline, members of Asheville City Council approved a $134.7 million budget with another $65 million for enterprise funds like water and transit.