Both sides of education debate have well-meaning intentions

For state policymakers, few decisions will be as challenging, or as broadly consequential, as those involving elementary and secondary education.

This Week’s COVID Run-Down

On May 22, North Carolina entered Phase II of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan.

Bill to limit pensions for officials convicted of crimes moves forward

Lawmakers moved to restrict pensions for public officials who commit crimes while performing their official duties.

Bill would make it easier for military spouses, veterans to find work

Military spouses and veterans could find it easier to get jobs in North Carolina. The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 1053 on Thursday, June 4, and it heads to the House’s Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs committee. 

Asheville protests got out of hand but most wanted healing

On June 2, after two nights of protest, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer declared a citywide state of emergency and put an 8 pm - 6 am curfew into effect immediately and indefinitely. The curfew was lifted this past Saturday, June 6.

Asheville Gallery of Art Invites Area Artists to Submit Work

The Asheville Gallery of Art is inviting area artists to apply for membership by June 15.

Cawthorn courts voters for runoff election

Republican 11th congressional Candidate Madison Cawthorn hobnobbed with supporters on Friday night out in the Leicester community. The Henderson native is facing a runoff with the other GOP candidate for the seat, Lynda Bennett.

Local company still doing its part to fight virus

One local company is still fighting again COVID-19 with the introduction of a new disposable thermometer to its line of products. 

ACT Storytelling, Magnetic’s Play Fest Among Shows online

Local theaters are monetizing productions online to get through their prolonged Coronavirus-triggered shutdown, such as Asheville Community Theatre shows and a festival of one-act plays in Magnetic Theatre.

Graduation 2020 style

A far cry from the traditional graduation commemorations was the 2020 high school ceremonies across the area this weekend. Of the three high school graduations the Tribune covered, all differed in various ways, but all accomplished the same goal: conveying the title of high school graduates to the recipients.