Category: Government

City Boards and Commissions Openings

The Asheville City Council is looking for some citizens who want to get involved and make a difference! Below are some of the boards that Read more »

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Local Organizations Host Candidates Forum to Discuss Pressing Economic Issues

On Thursday September 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., eight candidates for NC House and Senate will discuss economic issues relevant to residents of Read more »

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Asheville City Council Addresses Issue Facing Community

Delivery trucks unlaod their goods at the west end of the Greenlife property adjacent to Maxwell Street.   Photo by Johnnie Grant Growing Pains on Maxwell Read more »

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Closing the Achievement Gap

Under the “No Child Left Behind” program instituted by President Bush, performance for Buncombe County schools has improved nearly 10%, according to the 2006 Annual Read more »

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Water: Cash Cow or Public Trust?

By Cathy Holt                   A June 12 meeting of Asheville City Council, three County Commissioners, and the legislative delegation struck a conciliatory tone.  

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Homestead Exclusion Provides Property Tax Relief

By Elena Howells       Property values in Buncombe County are up. With the completion of the 2006 property assessment, many  homeowners found their homes are worth Read more »

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Ashevillle Transit – Not Cheap, Just Free!

By Cathy Holt Would you be more likely to ride the bus if there were evening hours of service? Or if the ride were free? Read more »

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Asheville Coalition Attends Raleigh Rally

Advocates from across the state of North Carolina join in solidarity as they marched in downtown Raleigh.Photo by Johnnie Grant. By Clare Hubbard In the Read more »

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The Kindness Campaign Scales Back Asheville Operation

The Kindness Campaign closed its Asheville office May 31, though it will continue to operate as a national web-based organization to serve the needs of Read more »

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GOALS FOR ASHEVILLE:

PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH MANAGEMENT By Cathy Holt The city of Asheville held its second “Goals for Asheville” meeting, at Asheville High School on May Read more »

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