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Hannah Randall, CEO of Manna FoodBank in Asheville./ photo by Nick Peters

Asheville’s Manna FoodBank CEO: Food donation chain in near gridlock

For Manna FoodBank in Asheville, the pandemic has The pandemic has amplified the scope of the poverty and hunger it sees in Western North Carolina like nothing before.

by May 8, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Courtroom essentials for Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Alan Thornburg now include gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, as well as masks for courtroom personnel./ Photo courtesy of Cindy Crawford, judicial assistant.

Pandemic speeds action on criminal justice reforms in Asheville

One of the biggest immediate impacts has been the release of about 200 people from the Buncombe County jail, a long-sought after goal by some local officials who want to convert the county jail from a holding pen for low-level, nonviolent, poor suspects to a lockup reserved for serious offenders.

by May 4, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Campaign season and COVID-19 in Western North Carolina: Political candidates are staying home, too

Campaign season and COVID-19 in Western North Carolina: Political candidates are staying home, too

Social media outlets and virtual town halls meetings have become critical communication tools for candidates navigating the 2020 election season.

by April 27, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville chef Katie Button, of Cúrate and Button & Co. Bagels restaurants. Katie Button says that, during this ongoing coronavirus outbreak, "everything that we have built and created is basically all thrown out."/ Photo by Evan Sung Photography

Scared of Losing Everything: Asheville chef Katie Button on surviving the coronavirus crisis

Spending too much time thinking about the worst case scenario can become crippling, says Button, who adds that she’s just doing her best to react and adjust day by day.

by April 22, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville, a darling of "best of" list makers, has been silenced by a deadly new coronavirus, and nearly two dozen leaders in the arts, small business owners and elected officials predict a daunting, slow recovery./ photo by Jason Sandford

The Long Road Back: A post-pandemic Asheville faces daunting return

From budding artists to the tapas bars, here are predictions for how the pillars of Asheville’s once-thriving economy could fare.

by April 20, 2020 0 comments Asheville News