The CEO of the YWCA of Asheville has quit, becoming the second Black woman in a month to leave a high-profile job with a mission of improving racial equity in the city.
Mosley will be sworn in at City Council's next meeting later this month.
Also, the Asheville Ballet has announced it is canceling a concert during its main season for the first time in its 60-year history.
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.
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.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the center will be known as the Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville.
City Council did not vote on the matter, but four council members indicated their opposition to the hotel plans, including Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, considered by many to be a swing vote on the issue.
During the public comment portion of Tuesday night's meeting, no member of the public spoke against the project.
When Asheville City Council members passed an ordinance outlawing electric scooters on city streets, they made it clear the move was temporary.
Over the past couple of months, Asheville City Council members have indicated increasing displeasure with proposed hotel development.
Before her vote to approve the hotel, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said City Council is struggling with the ongoing wave of hotel construction.
"You look like I kicked your puppy," Barbara Whitehorn, the city's chief financial officer, told Asheville City Council after she finished her budget presentation.
There's no constitutional requirement that a member of the U.S. House of Representatives must live in the district they represent.
The city's new equity and inclusion manager should have a staff and report directly to the city manager, residents said.
The Windsor Hotel, a boutique hotel in downtown Asheville, recently sold for more than $9 million, and more.
Stoneyard Apartments won't have any housing units deemed "affordable," but it will have a restaurant, artist studios and 85 spaces for public parking on Lyman Street.
Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler and Councilman Gordon Smith voted against the hotel proposal at 95 Roberts St.
Also, there's a new exhibit called "Wicked Plants" coming to the N.C. Arboretum, and more.
Also, a second line memorial parade honoring Asheville musician Jeff Knorr is set for Tuesday night, and more.
The project came with several historic firsts for the city, but several residents insisted it didn't go far enough in helping to ease an oppressive lack of affordable housing.
The new budget includes funding for the Asheville Police Department and the city's bus service.
Two city advisory boards have split on their approval of the downtown hotel project.
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 ...
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.