DOT to Fix Damaged “No-Mans Land” Road

 Last week, the Tribune reported on a damaged road that neither the City of Asheville nor the NC Department of Transportation wanted to claim. Just a few days later, the Tribune learned that repairs will begin imminently on the road.

Mountain BizWorks’ New Acquisition Services

The business funding and educational institution Mountain BizWorks is aiding WNC entrepreneurs buy and sell businesses. 

Helping the Poor with Committees and Plans

Winter is coming, the homeless population remains at record levels and the City of Asheville is sitting on hundreds of thousands of federal dollars disbursed to aid the disadvantaged and dispossessed with housing. The funds are being held up, for approximately a year, to give the city time to come up with a plan, with public listening sessions, to help decide who should receive funding.

A Weak Veterans Day Talk

Writer and veteran John McNabb took offense to the speaker at Weaverville’s Veterans Day celebration.

Is Asheville Planning More Police Defunding?

To date, the City of Asheville appears to have done little, besides conveying a sense of withdrawn support, to appease the vocal minority clamoring for defunding the police. Strides in that direction were, however, swiftly taken to comply with new state legislation.

Women’s Tennis Team Seizes 3rd in Nationals

Fourteen local WNC tennis players qualified for the National Tennis Finals in Arizona held on Oct 17.

Beer-Shaped Hotel Approved for Downtown AVL

A new 25-room hotel, coined “The Brewery District,” is coming to the South Slope.

Community Planning with Equity Lens Proving Expensive

Buncombe County received two $500,000 grants from the Dogwood Health Trust, pending formal acceptance. Both would pertain to opioid interdiction: one would support planning with an equity lens, and the other would support a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) team.

A Road in “No Man’s Land”

The gap in the road is about 15 to 20 feet in width. Neither Asheville nor DOT wants to claim it. 

Cougars, Bearcats Win Football Playoff Openers

“CAT-atonic: In football, when foes of teams with feline nicknames are in a deeply ineffective slumber.”