Council exonerated in internal probe; public asks ‘what’s the point?’

Asheville City Council originally wanted to contract for an independent review of police action during the local protests undertaken in George Floyd’s name, but they were dissuaded by the $80,000 price tag. So, they settled for the attorney’s review and a separate after-action report to be completed by the Asheville Police Department.

My first sporting event since the era of BLM & COVID-19

I watched my first sporting event since the era of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and COVID-19 began, and I thought I’d relate my impressions of my viewing experience.

Residents & neighbors oppose proposed asphalt drum plant in East Flat Rock

Jeff Shipman of S.E. Asphalt has requested that Henderson County conditionally rezone a 6.5-acre portion of land, located off Spartanburg Highway so that he can construct an asphalt drum plant in East Flat Rock. 

Council extends hotel moratorium for five months more

Asheville City Council approved a five-month extension to its hotel moratorium, previously set to expire September 24.

Sen. Chuck Edwards touts funding achievements

State Sen. Chuck Edwards of Hendersonville proudly points to achievements he and Republican colleagues have made in recent months in such areas as jobs and the economy, the budget, and pandemic financial relief.

Leicester area is rich in interesting history

The Western North Carolina mountains are full of interesting histories about the area. However, the sad part is not many people, even longtime residents, know about that history or care. 

Democrat candidate Brian Caskey calls for expanded Medicaid

State Senate challenger Brian Caskey calls for expanded Medicaid in North Carolina, as he takes on Sen. Chuck Edwards.

North Carolina Mountain Ride on for August

The Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride will take place in Forest City August 7th-9th, 2020, and the Mountains to Coast Tour is set to kick off on October 3rd, 2020.

NASA-STEM join to present Interactive Science Exhibit

A touring interactive science exhibit about the sun and earth is in Downtown Hendersonville for over a month, joining forces of NASA research with STEM curriculum.

Festivities abound for Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville

Hendersonville's annual apple festival parade was cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead, Downtown Hendersonville held a Labor Day celebration.