The existing coal-fired units will retire no later than January 2020 after the new plant starts serving customers at the end of this year.
Asheville City Council is scheduled to set a public hearing on a hotel development moratorium at its Sept. 10 meeting.
The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission is the next stop for Jettie Rae's Fish n' Such, proposed to built along Riverside Drive.
Also, Pansy Fest music festival and Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair will be held on the same August weekend, and more.
GateHouse Media, which owns more than 150 newspapers in the U.S. and is backed by an investment company, plans to buy Gannett Co., the second largest newspaper company in the U.S.
The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission approved a slightly revised plan that calls for a 138-room hotel, 37 condos and about 1,100 square feet of commercial space.
In Buncombe County, the median home sale price hit $319,500, an all-time high, in the second quarter of 2019.
Also, the True Confections bake shop at Grove Arcade has closed, and more.
The Create 72 Broadway project was approved by the Asheville Downtown Commission at its July meeting.
Also, New Belgium has teamed up with Push Skateshop and Brainstorm Skateboards to make a limited number of boards featuring local artists, and more.
The projects are scheduled to be heard at the Aug. 19 meeting of the Asheville Technical Review Committee.
The blended spice packets can be found all over Asheville, from The Chop Shop Butchery to Earth Fare and beyond.
Also, Nantahala Brewing has a new chief operating officer, and much more.
The first lineup announcement will come at International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass festivities in Raleigh in late September.
Also, Axeville Throwing Club is planning to open a second location in south Asheville, and much more.
An Asheville City Council committee will meet on Aug. 29 to discuss whether to move forward with a moratorium on new hotel construction.
Also, Asheville has organized a chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and more.
Zillicoah Beer has invited about 30 breweries to participate, and is partnering with Buxton Hall BBQ on food.
The future of the hemp industry in North Carolina hangs in the balance, say industrial hemp advocates.
The show will be hosted by pianist David Troy Francis and will several Asheville-area performers.
Also, Mercy Urgent Care is offering free tick removal kits at each of its seven Western North Carolina locations, and much more.
Also, MG Road is closing and morphing into a new lobby bar for Chai Pani restaurant, and more.
Duke Energy is closing down the Lake Julian plant and transitioning to a one fueled with natural gas.
I don’t think the majority of grown men find menstruation to be disgusting.
Jean Wall Penland had been active on the Asheville art scene for more than four decades.
A cat park? A putt-putt golf course? Just parking? Asheville Brewing owner Mike Rangel is entertaining ideas on what to do with the property.
Also, NEST Boutique is planning to open a second shop, this one in downtown Asheville, and much more.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and hot dogs will be on sale to the public until they run out.
There's a grand opening party Saturday evening and a Sunday morning artist talk and brunch at Foundation Studios.
The sinkhole has attracted a steady stream of visitors since it opened in late June.
Also, the FDA is taking public comment as it considers what actions it might take to regulate CBD products.
Keno is coming to a convenience store, restaurant, bar or coffee shop near you.
Crossfit Asheville gym in West Asheville is hosting a special workout on Saturday in honor of Howell, who was killed in a UNC Charlotte campus shooting in April.
The new dance club planned for Biltmore Avenue appears to be targeting a slightly older demographic than your typical nightclub.
Asheville native Warren Haynes and his band kicked off the July Fourth holiday weekend in fine form by rocking the night away at Highland Brewing's Meadow Stage.
The project, which could bring 600 new apartments to 4.4 acres between Coxe and Asheland avenues, is set to be presented to the South Slope Neighborhood Association on Tuesday.
The Confluence music festival and conference, set for August, features some key talent from the Asheville music industry scene.
Leni Sitnick was elected Asheville's first woman mayor in 1997.
"Stuffed: A Documentary on the Art of Taxidermy," will be screened Saturday, June 29, at The Orange Peel in Asheville.
Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, who last month said she opposed the Flatiron hotel proposal, said Tuesday night that her concerns had been addressed and she now favored it.
Bagatelle Books is a new rare and used book shop on Haywood Road in West Asheville.
A planned mayoral vote by telephone and revelations regarding the criminal past of one of the Flatiron Building's owners offer new wrinkles to tonight's planned discussion.