Local outfitters in the River Arts District have banded together to form the Asheville Riverfront Alliance as recreation increases along the French Broad River in Asheville.
The debate is set for 5 p.m. at Asheville High School.
Taylor Hunt, an expert whitewater paddler, died on the Sardinas Grandes River near Baeza, Ecuador.
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.
This year's race is opening up, with two of the three City Council incumbents not seeking re-election.