Josh Remillard is Democrats’ Hopeful for District 117

Josh Remillard is most outspoken on the environment, education and Medicaid expansion as the Democrats’ candidate for State House District 117 for northern Henderson County. The Mills River resident beat Danae Aicher of Hendersonville in the Democratic primary March 3. He is on the Nov. 3 ballot against Republican Tim Moffitt. Joshua Michael Remillard, 36, […]

Local journalist remains hospitalized a week after attack, APD seeking assistance

Chad Nesbitt was severely injured and hospitalized during a protest in downtown Asheville on September 23, Asheville Police are still seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest.

Lawlessness must stop so that people can live their lives peaceably

On September 23, while exercising his First Amendment rights (freedom of the press) to cover another First Amendment right event (assembly), Skyline News’ Chad Nesbitt was seriously injured and remains in the hospital.

Woodfin says no to “affordable” 115 townhome project

The Woodfin Planning & Zoning Board handed developer Jamie Lopez a defeat to build a 115-townhome project at 300 Baird Cove. 

Asheville votes to defund its law enforcement

The City of Asheville issued a statement from Mayor Esther Manheimer reaffirming the city’s firm support for free speech and the right to protest peacefully for any reason, but more particularly for historically disadvantaged communities.

Weaverville’s first corporate hotel opens, others worry

The first corporate hotel to open in the Town of Weaverville did so on September 3rd at 25 Fairfield Approach Drive.

Council exonerated in internal probe; public asks ‘what’s the point?’

Asheville City Council originally wanted to contract for an independent review of police action during the local protests undertaken in George Floyd’s name, but they were dissuaded by the $80,000 price tag. So, they settled for the attorney’s review and a separate after-action report to be completed by the Asheville Police Department.

My first sporting event since the era of BLM & COVID-19

I watched my first sporting event since the era of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and COVID-19 began, and I thought I’d relate my impressions of my viewing experience.

Residents & neighbors oppose proposed asphalt drum plant in East Flat Rock

Jeff Shipman of S.E. Asphalt has requested that Henderson County conditionally rezone a 6.5-acre portion of land, located off Spartanburg Highway so that he can construct an asphalt drum plant in East Flat Rock. 

Council extends hotel moratorium for five months more

Asheville City Council approved a five-month extension to its hotel moratorium, previously set to expire September 24.