Rural part of county gets a COVID-19 tests, results are in

53 Sandy Mush residents were tested for COVID-19 on May 27.

Fund established for Madison residents coronavirus relief

The Madison County Commissioners approached a group of local business owners and philanthropists to start a financial-assistance program for Madison residents during the coronavirus. Established last month, the Madison Friendship Fund (MFF) is is the first of its kind in the county.

Hardy ready to handle role as town administrator

Eric Hardy will start his job as the Woodfin Town Administrator, which will be his first-ever in that position, on July 1 was the Performance Manager in the Buncombe County Finance Department.

Bennett backed by Trump, Meadows in run-off for GOP nomination

Lynda Bennett has backing of Pres. Donald Trump and Mark Meadows, Trump’s new chief of staff, in her pursuit of succeeding Meadows in Congress in the U.S. House 11th District for western North Carolina. Bennett, 62, of Maggie Valley, squares off against Hendersonville’s Madison Cawthorn in the run-off GOP primary on Tuesday, June 23.  Early […]

County Farm Heritage Trail wins 2020 Achievement Award

Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Farm Heritage Trail has won the National Association of Counties’ Achievement Award for creating and implementing the trail. 

Republican Runoff Election is June 23 for US House District 11 – Early Voting started June 4th

The Republican second primary (Runoff) in the 11th Congressional District will take place on June 23, 2020. The contest is between Republicans Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn.

‘Open Streets’ on Main working, now twice Monthly

Hendersonville's Main Street will close to vehicular traffic twice a month at least into early August, expanding sidewalk dining space and catering to pedestrians to try to boost downtown business.

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.