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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Bill would make it easier for military spouses, veterans to find work

Military spouses and veterans could find it easier to get jobs in North Carolina. The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 1053 on Thursday, June 4, and it heads to the House’s Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs committee. 

Asheville protests got out of hand but most wanted healing

On June 2, after two nights of protest, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer declared a citywide state of emergency and put an 8 pm - 6 am curfew into effect immediately and indefinitely. The curfew was lifted this past Saturday, June 6.

Asheville Gallery of Art Invites Area Artists to Submit Work

The Asheville Gallery of Art is inviting area artists to apply for membership by June 15.

Cawthorn courts voters for runoff election

Republican 11th congressional Candidate Madison Cawthorn hobnobbed with supporters on Friday night out in the Leicester community. The Henderson native is facing a runoff with the other GOP candidate for the seat, Lynda Bennett.