Cawthorn now a darling of GOP & media

Once the outsider and longshot at being the Republican nominee for the 11th Congressional District race, Madison Cawthorn is now the darling of the GOP and media.

Asheville city council considers when duplication may not be duplication

Typically, Asheville City Council will approve whatever staff recommends for disbursing federal housing funds. But something strange happened during the consideration of disbursing $615,934 in special COVID-19 funding the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) was making available by way of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

Henderson County achieves status as an American Viticultural Area

Hendersonville’s wine region recently received federal designation as the Crest of the Blue Ridge American Viticultural Area, or AVA. Only regions with distinctive soil, climate and elevation — such as Napa Valley and Sonoma — earn this designation.

Online sports forums soaring during pandemic

Sports enthusiasts are filling the void of no major team sporting events by surfing the Internet on free sports sites for opinion debates and trivia tidbits.

North Buncombe pool reopens

As temperatures rise, families have been flocking to the North Buncombe Pool to cool down and have some fun. The North Buncombe Pool, located off Clarks Chapel Road in Weaverville, officially reopened on Thursday, June 18th.

Campbell takes charge responding to criticism of city

Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell took the blame for the city failing to communicate at the council’s last meeting. She had received a lot of emails complaining that Asheville’s Police Chief David Zack had moved forward and unilaterally reimagined policing for the city.

North Buncombe High School gears up for 2020 football season

As summer progresses, North Buncombe High school has begun to look towards the fall for the highly anticipated football season.

These bears are colorful, cheerful visitors

Peaceful black bears are quietly guarding Downtown Hendersonville all summer long.

“Infinite Possibilities” at Asheville Gallery of Art

Asheville Gallery of Art’s July show, “Infinite Possibilities,” is a multi-member show highlighting the insights artists gained during the increased time in their home studios during the COVID-19 pandemic. The show runs July 1-31 during gallery hours.

Progressive Politicians Hurt Downtown

Progressives are far more likely than conservatives to prefer walkable, high-density communities over auto-dependent, detached-dwelling neighborhoods says John Hood.