A Bit of Christmas Cheers & Jeers

An update on national movements in education and other areas. 

Valley Hill School Gets Facelift, Tractors

The new year brings new purpose for freshly-renovated Valley Hill School in Henderson County.

Council Switches Ramada Plans

Asheville City Council turned away from plans to set up and operate a low-barrier shelter at the Ramada Inn at River Ridge. Instead, it will sign its contract to purchase the Ramada over to a for-profit, non-subsidized developer, who will work with an intentional provider to set up permanent, supportive housing at the site.

Annexation, Vaccination Discussed at Meeting

Town looks to use a “carrot and stick” policy to encourage employees to get vaccinated.

Asheville One of the “Worst Places to Live”

NPR’s Planet Money cited the city as one of the least affordable in the country. 

Capote’s Beloved Short Story A Christmas Memory

E.R. Haire Jr. performed Truman Capote’s beloved short story as a one-man show at St. John in the Wilderness this past weekend to a limited audience in Flat Rock. 

Weaverville Expands Online Meetings

Weaverville Town Council goes online to allow more excess to their meetings 

Gingerbreader Carney Wins Food Network Contest

The winner of a Food Network gingerbread contest lives in Asheville.

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An update on national movements  in education and other areas. 

Corridor Users: Plans Still Not Pragmatic

Asheville City Council approved corridor plans for Hendersonville Road, Tunnel Road, and Biltmore Avenue/McDowell Street. Changes set to reduce automobile traffic lanes and accommodate more transit, cycling and walking.