Saturday May 18
Hope ahead for I-26 connector
Under a proposed statewide transportation funding formula floated by Gov. Pat McCrory, the I-26 connector, which would improve the section of interstate highway that skirts the edge of downtown Asheville and links I-240 and I-26, could get a higher priority from the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Mon May 13, 2013
No new NC lumber - or bamboo - in project cited in anti-LEED bill
But, despite claims from NC Rep. Presnell, the agency also said no bamboo was used as flooring for this project.
Sun May 12, 2013
Madison students among 26 charged in drug sting
An undercover drug investigation in Madison County netted 26 offenders, including five students at Madison High School.
Sat May 11, 2013
Exit ramps, enter watercress and strawberries
This guide to Asheville-area tailgate markets is supplied by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
Thu May 09, 2013
I-26 Connector project finds new life
Building the long-debated Interstate 26 Connector through Asheville would not only save lives on the crash-prone Bowen Bridge, but boost the economic health of the region, local leaders argued Thursday.
Hot Sheet: Balsam Range, bulls and beer
The Haywood County bluegrass band Balsam Range is hitting the big screen. "Bluegrass Today" reports that the boys of Balsam - Buddy Melton, Tim Surrett, Marc Pruett, Caleb Smith and Darren Nicholson - have performed three original songs for the film, a crime thriller titled "Careful What You Wish For" and starring Dermot Mulroney.
Tue May 07, 2013
The lowdown on the low that's got us down
Extensive rains across the region over the weekend caused numerous problems with flooded rivers, creeks, roads, downed trees and landslides.
Sun May 05, 2013
Novelist touts allure of WNC
Wiley Cash, whose debut novel, "A Land More Kind than Home," has garnered multiple honors, speaks at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, at 6:30 p.m. May 17.
Fri May 03, 2013
Thu May 02, 2013
Knoxville News Sentinel
NC official: Effects from large sewage spill in French Broad minimal
Thanks to unusually high water flow in the French Broad River, the effects from a massive sewage spill this week were minimal in Buncombe and Madison counties in western North Carolina.
Wed May 01, 2013
Raw sewage gushes into French Broad
The Metropolitan Sewerage District could face a civil fine for a spill that spewed millions of gallons of raw sewage into the French Broad River on Tuesday.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Rains trigger 2 western North Carolina landslides
Weekend rain led to landslides that closed a portion of a road in Haywood County and shut down another road in Madison County.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Conservation groups host Wildflower Extravaganza
The group will climb the slopes of the Haddock Family Foundation property in search of trillium, bloodroot, larkspur and more.
Ledford to run for Madison sheriff
Just days after news spread of John Ledford's dismissal from the Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency, the former Madison County Sheriff made another announcement -- he will run for his old office in 2014.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Mars Hill resident Bob Cole awarded I. Ruth Martin Award for Christian service
Mars Hill College Awards I. Ruth Martin Award for Christian Service to Bob Cole Bob Cole, a resident of Mars Hill, has received the I. Ruth Martin Award for Christian Service.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
Memo: Ledford 'violated law and policy' in reassignment
A blistering state memo states former Alcohol Law Enforcement Director John Ledford violated state law and inappropriately made himself the highest paid ALE agent in the state late last year when he requested and then pushed through his own reassignment.