Early Childhood Education Investments Struggling

Numerous studies have shown that children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs are more likely to graduate from high school, abstain from crime, maintain employment, avoid receiving public assistance, be healthier, and be more productive than those who do not. County commissioners should already be aware of these findings.

New Burger Joint Coming to Town

Grading has begun on the restaurant's construction site.

Councilman Addressing Removal of Invocation by Quoting Jesus

Last week, the Tribune offered Woodfin Councilman Jim McAllister a guest commentary spot to back up his statement at the August council meeting, which he used to justify removing the meeting’s invocation. The invocation had been part of the meeting since the town was formed in 1971. McAllister said at the meeting he was “surprised […]

Ballot Harvesting “Legalized” by the NC State Board of Elections

September 9, 2022 is the beginning of mail-in voting for the November 8 election in North Carolina, one of the battleground states in this election cycle, and probably in 2024 as well. It is expected that certain of the races will be hotly contested and that the winner’s margin of victory may be slim. On […]

Workers Demanding Affordable Parking

The Buncombe County Commissioners are getting bombarded by requests for affordable parking, as it is not uncommon for wage earners to pay over 20% of their income in fees and fines. Those who park free in surrounding neighborhoods find the midnight walks among people living on the streets intimidating.

Hendersonville “Caregivers of Mother Earth” City Celebration

The City Council voted unanimously on Thursday, September 1, 2022 for Hendersonville, NC to become the cornerstone Caregivers of Mother Earth (COME) city. With this decision, the combined voices of the mayor, city council, and Environmental Sustainability Board further strengthen our city’s commitment to our children and the environment. A Community Celebration is scheduled for […]

Hendersonville LIVE Hunger Walk Sets 100k Goal

After two years of virtual events, the 40th annual Henderson County Hunger Coalition Hunger Walk, with its fundraising goal of $100,000, will be held, rain or shine, in Jackson Park on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8:00 a.m. All funds raised will be distributed to various food pantries, which receive funds by means of an application. […]

Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra Launches 2022-2023 Season

A full season of classical music is beginning this September as James Fellenbuam begins his 5th season with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra. A renowned cellist, Julie Albers, will be performing an all-Russian concert.

Erwin Prevails, North Buncombe and Owen Nearly Win

In brisk comebacks, Erwin won and Owen nearly did, while North Buncombe High School had a sterling first half and a Reynolds star scored on three long plays.

Rediscovering the Founding Father’s Thoughts on Church & State

Rediscovering the Founding Fathers' thoughts on church and state in their own words is explored in this article on American history.