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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
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