Update on Buncombe County’s New Fleet Building Construction

Bids came in way over expectations for a new repair shop for Buncombe County's rolling stock. Reasons included a desire to make the building operate solely on electricity featuring resistance heating, build a solar array across the full roof, and have a backup generator capable of running the building at full load for two days.

Bobby Wilkins Concludes 22-Year Run as HHS Principal

Bobby Wilkins is retiring as the dean of Henderson County Public Schools high school principals.

Composting Program Ramping Up

Asheville and Buncombe County's composting pilot is doing so well, the decision was made to operate a total of eight drop-off stations. Citizens are encouraged to compost to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spare future county commissioners the agony of siting another landfill.

Groups and Families Honor Revolutionary War Soldiers

Resting just a few feet apart in the cemetery behind the church on a scenic ridge are the graves of James Anderson (1740–1814) and Edmond Palmer (1747–1835), both distinguished soldiers of the War of Independence.

Community Library Gets Boost of Books & Bucks

Fortunately, the Big Ivy Center in the community has been maintaining a small library for years, and recently, it received a new influx of books thanks to a group's efforts.

Tryon’s Vibrant Arts Scene Comes Alive with Three Concerts

Small town Tryon has an outsized performing arts scene, with three concert events kicking off the summer on June 9.

Asheville Prepares to Splash into Summer

Ashevillians looking to beat the heat are in luck! Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) plans to bring free family-friendly foam parties, inflatable water slides, and other water activities to public parks to welcome summer’s arrival. Providing Alternative Water-Based Fun “Asheville Parks & Recreation knows summer fun can get expensive,” according to D. Tyrell McGirt, APR […]

Honoring HCPS Teachers of the Year

Henderson County Public Schools honored its 2023 teachers of the year.

National Pollinator Week: Creating a Pollinator Friendly Yard

During June, people of all ages can learn more about the interdependence between humans and pollinators.

A Captivating Choreopoem: Da Classroom Ain’t Enuf

Da Classroom Ain't Enuf, a captivating choreopoem by Charles Payne, presented by The Magnetic Theatre, delves into the experiences of Black and Brown communities within the American educational system, drawing inspiration from the work of Ntozake Shange, and running through June 17th.