Wrecking Ball to Demolish Arts & Crafts Homes

The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County has confirmed that most of the 100 block of Charlotte Street from Chestnut to Baird Street is being considered for demolition.

Town Votes to Remove Moratorium

After undertaking a contentious re-zoning appeal (see last week’s issue for the story), which took up nearly half their December meeting, Woodfin Commissioners moved on to other business.

Is North Carolina a Good State to go Off-Grid?

Ready to break free from all the crap that’s going on in the world? Want to live off-grid and cut all ties and just be left alone? Can you even do that in North Carolina?

New Executive Director Familiar Face

The new executive director for Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center is an old familiar face, Tom Hager.

Increase Alcohol Sales has Drawbacks

Remember all those increases in alcohol sales the Tribune has reported on in the past months? Well, every rose has its thorns and it looks like there are some negative effects from all that drinking.

County Reviews COVID’s Economic Impact

At a budget retreat the Buncombe County Commissioners held on December 10, staff reported that the impacts of COVID-19 on the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, were not that bad.

Santa Visits Mills River

Santa’s helpers handed out candy canes to children along Santa’s Route and at designated Santa Stops.

Woodfin Board Approves 59-unit Development

The Town of Woodfin Commissioners Board took the opportunity not once, not twice, but three times to go into executive closed session at their December meeting (Dec. 15).

Cops for Kids Doesn’t End After Christmas

The Weaverville Police Department held its 18th annual Cops for Kids program this holiday season with some permanent socially distant modifications.

Not Everyone Fairing Well Thru Pandemic

Buncombe County Tax Collector Keith Miller isn’t the only analyst describing the skyrocketing housing market as “crazy.”