Two city advisory boards have split on their approval of the downtown hotel project.
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More of what’s going around in Asheville as the week winds down.
The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.
Members of the Buncombe County Democratic Party picked retired banker Al Whitesides to serve on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, District 1, on Monday night. It was a history-making choice: Whitesides is the first African-American chosen to serve on the board. He will serve through 2018. “I’d like to thank everybody for the confidence you’ve shown in me and I[Read More…]
The new commissioner will be the first African-American to sit on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Also, Asheville City Councilman Gordon Smith says he’s not seeking appointment to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and much more.
The political maneuvering is far from over.
The 18-story former BB&T bank and office building will become home to a new boutique hotel, condos, restaurant space and more.
Also, Carolina Public Press has hired a new managing editor and much more.
Also, The Honeycutters, one of Asheville’s hottest bands, releases a new music video, and more.
Newly elected Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield on Wednesday announced she had returned a campaign donation from the developer.
Why so many candidates this year? Incumbents are out, Raleigh is popping, turnout will likely be low, and more.
Simerly, who ran an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 2007, has developed close ties with a number of Democratic officeholders over the years.
Also, a $3 billion plan by Gov. Pat McCrory to use bonds to pay for road and infrastructure improvements could be on the ballot for referendum this fall.