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.

Online survey seeks to help new police chief with policing issues and priorities

The local public can tell City of Hendersonville officials about priority police-related issues and policies and most pivotal qualities to look for in the next police chief, in an online survey conducted through Sept. 11.

Proposed tree canopy ordinance would make cutting a tree a major task

Recently, Asheville City Council heard a presentation on the proposed tree canopy ordinance, intended to preserve the city’s mature trees, to keep the town beautiful for tourists and residents, and to combat climate change through, among other things, making the city less of an urban heat sink and reducing stormwater runoff. 

Council approves water extension for new business center among other items

In their Monday meeting (Aug 24) the Weaverville Town Council voted to supply water to two developments among other business conducted by the board.

Former congressman from the area Mark Meadows rips riots

Mark Meadows Meadows called some BLM protestors’ attacks on people and property “appalling.”

Six finalists seek open Asheville City Councilor seat

City Council received 30 applications for filling the seat vacated with the resignation of former Councilor Vijay Kapoor.

Trump Tours Flavor 1st, praises farmers as ‘humanitarians’

President Donald J. Trump held a rally at Flavor 1st Growers and Packers in Mills River.

Town votes to seek $2M in grants to help water district

Tuesday evening (August 18), the Woodfin Board of Commissioners at their regular monthly meeting heard from members of McGill & Associates on the possibility of a $2 million grant to extend water lines for the Woodfin Water System. Keith Webb, McGill’s vice-president, told the board his group had found a state community development block grant […]