Candidates Vying for State House & Senate

Candidate hopefuls are gunning for incumbents’ seats. Voters will decide who will take on office-holders in the upcoming primary.

Council Prioritizes Housing, Reparations, Reimagining

Asheville City Council selected as strategic priorities for the next fiscal year: Improve/Expand Core Services, Houselessness Strategies, Equitable and Affordable Housing and Stability, Neighborhood Resilience, Reimagining Public Safety, and Reparations. 

Woodfin Opening New Silver-Line Park

Woodfin’s long-awaited Silver-Line park is opening this month with a celebration on April 21.

Democrats for Congress Lean on More Spending

Four Democrats vying to be their party’s candidate for Congress gave their views on many issues.

GOP Congress Hopefuls Leverage Family Values

All eight Republicans running for the local congressional seat debated Saturday.

County Proposes $99M for Housing

Buncombe County is doubling down on subsidizing housing for persons earning as much as 120 percent AMI. Not only economics and date, but ethics suggest this is not going to work.

Is the Buncombe DA Breaking the Law?

The Fourth Circuit of Appeals determined that a Facebook account used by a public official to keep the public informed of their activities while in office must allow comments of all opinions, even ones criticizing job performance.

Town’s New Tools Online for Residents

The Town of Woodfin made it easier to report code infractions and apply for permits with new tools online.

Asheville Floats Surreal Stormwater Workaround

Staff planners at the City of Asheville discovered existing requirements for residential open space were way out of line with those of comparable cities. So, they are proposing a relaxation of those standards, coupled with new, “kill-the-bill” level standards for commercial properties designed to incentivize stormwater mitigation measures stricter than general statues allow.

Contentious Project Approved by Planning & Zoning

JoAnn Cahill is now able to develop her 50 acres into a vacation rental complex with cabins not to exceed 1,200 square feet.