Celebrating the Diversity of Luxe Homes

This article is dedicated to those who work so hard and so smart in the service of their neighbors, they are able to live as fine art.

Peter McGuire Throws Hat in Ring for Town Council

“I am excited to announce my candidacy for Weaverville Town Council for the 2023 election cycle,” says Peter B. McGuire, a lifelong resident of the area. McGuire says, “Having been raised in Asheville from the age of 4, I graduated from Davidson College (1996) with a B.A. in Religion. During college, and for several years […]

Asheville Needs More Beds

Going to the hospital can be traumatic. It gets worse when you're sick, stuck in a hall, without a heart monitor or even a room number, and in need of attention that is always running behind. So, what's so wrong about Mission building more medical facilities?

What’s in the Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan for Weaverville?

The adoption of the plan is just the start of a long road to a more bicycle/pedestrian-friendly Weaverville, and a lot more work and money will be needed to make it a reality.

New Faces Enter the Race for Weaverville Town Council

Both Young and Lawrence will appear on the November ballot along with anyone else who registers to run before noon on Friday, July 21.

Asheville City Council Suspends Consideration of Land Use Incentive Grants for Micro-Apartments

For all the rhetoric, Asheville City Council found yet another reason to unlevel the playing field against affordable housing development. This time, it was decided that micro-apartments, a housing design newly-introduced to the Asheville market, needed more study and regulation, at least before the city would consider awarding the developers Land Use Incentive Grants.

Governor Cooper Signs Bill Creating Stricter Bail Bond Laws

Police and prosecutors hopeful new law will stop the revolving door of habitual offenders getting out on bail to continue crime streaks. Some have been arrested hundreds of times.

Raising the Bar for Affordable Housing

Laurel Street, a Minority- and Women-Owned Business, is partnering with the City of Asheville to build affordable housing on city-owned land. President and CEO Dionne Nelson offered to make 20% of the 221 units affordable to persons earning no more than 60% AMI and another 10% affordable to persons earning no more than 80% AMI. The requested conditional zoning was approved, but members of council would have preferred more sub-market rents, more amenities, and more green features.

Parade Rules Update: Changes & Entry Fee

The Town of Weaverville implemented changes to parade rules, including a small entry fee, while also approving updates on water interconnection, securing funding for school security positions, and discussing the town budget and water system resiliency project.

Taking Aim at Abandoned Bicycles

Crime, litter, vagrancy, and the cost of living are all on the rise. So, it was with a thankful heart that one citizen, sarcastically, thanked council for attacking the arch nemesis of bicycles left for a week on public racks.