“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.

Conservative Tim Moffitt eager to return to Raleigh

Tim Moffitt is eager to return to Raleigh as a state representative to resume the fight for lower state taxes, spending and regulations — this time to represent his birth home District 117.

Josh Remillard is Democrats’ Hopeful for District 117

Josh Remillard is most outspoken on the environment, education and Medicaid expansion as the Democrats’ candidate for State House District 117 for northern Henderson County. The Mills River resident beat Danae Aicher of Hendersonville in the Democratic primary March 3. He is on the Nov. 3 ballot against Republican Tim Moffitt. Joshua Michael Remillard, 36, […]

Asheville votes to defund its law enforcement

The City of Asheville issued a statement from Mayor Esther Manheimer reaffirming the city’s firm support for free speech and the right to protest peacefully for any reason, but more particularly for historically disadvantaged communities.

Council exonerated in internal probe; public asks ‘what’s the point?’

Asheville City Council originally wanted to contract for an independent review of police action during the local protests undertaken in George Floyd’s name, but they were dissuaded by the $80,000 price tag. So, they settled for the attorney’s review and a separate after-action report to be completed by the Asheville Police Department.

Residents & neighbors oppose proposed asphalt drum plant in East Flat Rock

Jeff Shipman of S.E. Asphalt has requested that Henderson County conditionally rezone a 6.5-acre portion of land, located off Spartanburg Highway so that he can construct an asphalt drum plant in East Flat Rock. 

Sen. Chuck Edwards touts funding achievements

State Sen. Chuck Edwards of Hendersonville proudly points to achievements he and Republican colleagues have made in recent months in such areas as jobs and the economy, the budget, and pandemic financial relief.

Council extends hotel moratorium for five months more

Asheville City Council approved a five-month extension to its hotel moratorium, previously set to expire September 24.

Democrat candidate Brian Caskey calls for expanded Medicaid

State Senate challenger Brian Caskey calls for expanded Medicaid in North Carolina, as he takes on Sen. Chuck Edwards.

Changes to Woodfin brush collection

At the last Woodfin Board of Commissioners meeting, Woodfin Administrator Eric Hardy told the board that the town’s public works department was working overtime to catch up with brush collection.