Category: Government

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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N C Surpreme Court Associate Justice Visits Asheville

by Don C. Locke North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson recently visited Asheville as a part of her statewide campaign for election to the Court. The Read more »

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Wal-Mart Withdraws from West Asheville Site

by Cathy Holt (L-R) Jill Rias, Gustavo Silva, Paula Foggo, Chris Malcolm.Photo by Cathryn Shaffer Just hours before the City Council meeting which would decide Read more »

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City Council, Mayor Invite Citizen Input

BY CATHY HOLT, FEATURE WRITER  Mayor Terry Bellamy and City of Asheville Department HeadsPHOTO BY DOUG GRANT On Thursday, Jan. 12, Mayor Terry Bellamy and Read more »

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