A night out on the town with protestors & police

What started as a peaceful protest on a Sunday afternoon (May 31)  by demonstrators over the death of George Floyd turned into riots over a series of nights after that ending in vandalism, rubber bullets, tear gas and arrests.

The Under-Sung Story of Deregulation in COVID Relief

It seemed reopening the economy while the government is broke would have been a perfect storm for activists wanting to deregulate or re-privatize sectors of the economy now managed by government overreach.

Kirk I. Swenson Named Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville has appointed Kirk I. Swenson as the University’s next vice chancellor for University advancement.

Highway maintenance turning into ‘hay mowing’ project

Tall grass has grown on NC highways.

Griffin Awards of PSABC announced virtually

The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County announced their annual Griffin Awards virtually.

Drive-in senior night was a victory for Erwin student athletes

Coaches and teachers held a drive-through parade, decorating cars and holding signs for the 77 senior athletes at Clyde A. Erwin High School. 

Council Hears Requests for Housing Assistance

At its last meeting, Asheville City Council considered two applications for Land Use Incentive Grants (LUIG).

Senate committee looks to extend flexibility after COVID-19 emergency ends

A Senate committee passed protection for direct primary care providers and discussed regulatory reforms to prepare hospitals and other health care workers for the second wave of the coronavirus.

Sad to see how polarized people are over re-opening

Recently, after posting the Town of Weaverville, unlike Buncombe County, would not be requiring employees and customers inside the town limits to wear masks, our social media page received a flood of comments from followers jumping on one side or the other. 

Town’s alcohol sales up, but is that bad?

During the May monthly meeting of the Woodfin Board of Town Commissioners, the members head a report for the ABC Board that alcohol sales were up over the same period last year.