All posts in Buncombe

Lee Walker Heights
August 28, 2014, No comments

Leaders of the largest public housing authority in Western North Carolina are moving forward with an ambitious upgrade of Lee Walker Heights, the city’s oldest public housing development, and the city of Asheville plans to play a major role too.

Alicia Funderburk/Carolina Public Press

After Ferguson, Asheville ‘Peace Rally’ scheduled for Aug. 30

August 26, 2014, No comments

About 100 people gathered on of Pack Square wearing red and protesting police brutality and racial injustice late Sunday evening in a precursor to a l ...

Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

North Carolina’s coal ash plan: What happened to the ‘deal breaker’?

August 25, 2014, No comments

The 2013-2014 North Carolina General Assembly session ended with the passage of comprehensive coal ash legislation, an achievement — and a legislati ...

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill

August 20, 2014, No comments

Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them ...

  • June 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    June unemployment falls in all but 3 WNC counties
    August 20, 2014, No comments

    New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- arguably the start of tourist season across the mountains. Rates also show that the Asheville ...