Buncombe County law enforcement report that complaints have remained steady or declined in recent years. But in the city of Asheville, it’s unclear whether the city even tracks residents’ complaints or how many have been investigated.
Lawmakers aren't in Raleigh this week, but headlines are still grabbed by state sales tax proposals and local bills filed by WNC legislators proposing ...
Emissions tests for cars and trucks are no longer necessary to protect air quality in more than half the counties where state testing is currently req ...
Protests are rising over a state plan to open a shooting range near Lake James, at the foot of the rugged and renowned Linville Gorge Wilderness.
One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showing the bill’s impact on some North Carolina cities and towns.
In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that would shift the disbursement of millions of dollars in the region.
Efforts spreading through the state legislature in recent weeks raised a theme that local officials in Buncombe and Watauga counties may know all too well: a legislature-mandated change to the structure of local government.
Last week’s rapid thaw loosened more than the just the chunks of ice remaining on the sidewalks in Raleigh. With both of North Carolina's state government chambers on a more-or-less regular schedule, legislation started to move again.
RALEIGH — After two weeks of skeleton sessions and cancelled committee hearings, the N.C. General Assembly returns to a somewhat normal schedule in a slightly less-slushy capital. Budget hearings start […]
In response to anticipated wintry weather, shelters in Asheville will offer emergency cold weather services to people who are currently experiencing homelessness and would not otherwise have a safe, warm place to stay.