Remembering Weaverville Raceway 1951-1959

There was a time when thunder would roar in the area around Flat Creek, but not from lightning. No, the booming sound came from cars-stock cars-being driven around an oval track at a furious pace by drivers pursuing one thing-a checkered flag. The time was the 1950s and the place was the Asheville-Weaverville Speedway. This […]

City and County Suing Mission Hospital

Litigation filed by high-power attorneys working on behalf of the City of Asheville and Buncombe County against HCA Mission reads rather light-weight and undirected.

TDA Rebuts Commissioners

Weeks after the Buncombe County Commissioners signed a resolution supporting a change to the way hotel tax revenues are distributed, Vic Isley, representing the Tourism Development Authority, had a turn at the podium.

Like Fine Wines, Town Centers Develop Over Time

Woodfin citizens look to build a town center.

Second Forum Held on Housing Issues in Asheville

Leadership Asheville Forum held the second of their educational forums on affordable housing in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Celebrate Asheville Spring Herb Festival’s 32 Year

The Asheville Herb Festival is returning to its longtime format of three full days, offering the public a wide variety of herbal plants and products. This is considered the largest festival in the United States and Canada.

Wanted: County Lobbyist

Buncombe County released a RFP for lobbying services. Chair Brownie Newman couldn’t remember a time when the county retained a lobbyist.

Children’s Welfare League Gala Helps Vulnerable Students

The Children’s Welfare League holds a grand fundraising Gala each spring to help disadvantaged high school students to stay in school and create a better life, and you can help. 

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. 

Cougars On Prowl in MAC Baseball

Two MAC teams are already separating themselves from their Buncombe baseball brethren.