Buncombe’s Plans for Solid Waste

Buncombe County's solid waste enterprise fund is trialing new ideas to extend the life of the landfill and contain greenhouse gas emissions.

Supporting North Carolina Veterans

For Air Force veteran Lane Dyer, giving back to the veteran community is more than just a job; it’s a passion. “We have come so far in our efforts to support veterans and their families,” said Dyer, North Carolina’s state director of Veterans’ Employment and Training Services. “The transition and career services available to transitioning […]

Asheville Housing Authority Ushers in New Affordable Housing Development

The "Reimagining Deaverview" initiative's first phase is a new rental complex with 82 apartments.

Bearcats, Falcons, Warriors and Rockets Win Openers

Hendersonville fended off West Lincoln 36-29 on Halloween week to spook the ghost of running opponents.

“Friends of Music” Present Dynamic Programs

The public is invited to a variety of outstanding musical programs throughout 2022 and 2023 at St. John in the Wilderness Church in Flat Rock.

Soccer Warhorses, Cats Sparkle in Playoffs

Hendersonville and Owen are the last local soccer teams still in the playoffs, heading into this week.

Legislative Agenda: Meat Packing, Green Banking, Mission Control

The Buncombe County Commissioners gave the proposed FY2023 legislative agenda a nod. Featured heavily were requests for more state funding for preschool programs and environmental initiatives.

Is the Council Asking the Wrong Question?

Why is it that so many weakly educated, well-intended people seem to always think that the solution to any perceived problem is to throw more money at it? Even when there is no problem, these folks like to throw more money at their perceived problems as though that will somehow improve and blow away the […]

Outlook: Recovery Amidst Uncertainty

For the first quarter of FY 2022–2023, the City of Asheville's financials are healthier than last year's, but still show a need for improvement. Highlights and lowlights included a tax settlement with Mission/HCA, a new management contract for the Municipal Golf Course, recruiting efforts for the police department, and ongoing transit struggles.

The Routinization of Bear Killings

The long days of bloodshed are upon us, and with them come the weapons of autumn. In our national forests belonging to all tax-paying American citizens come mostly men and some women, armed to the teeth, are accompanied by bony hunting hounds deprived of food in the days prior to the hunt in order to […]