NC, Asheville air quality to get a boost from Volkswagen scandal settlement

A $15B settlement has been reached after Volkswagen admitted to rigging 11 million vehicles worldwide with software to dodge emissions standards. ASHEVILLE – A wave of new electric car charging stations could soon be sweeping the mountains, along with, cleaner-running school buses, city buses and garbage trucks and overall sweeter-smelling air in the wake of […]

NC Beer Month Expands With New Breweries, Experiences

RALEIGH, N.C., March 2018 – North Carolina breweries and destinations that love beer will roll out the barrels and the red carpet in April for the sixth annual NC Beer Month, a celebration full of festivals, Untappd badges, lodging packages, prizes and experiences that show why North Carolina is the "state of Southern beer." "Our […]

GE Aviation to invest $105 million in Asheville operations

Press release from Economic Development Coalition for Asheville – Buncombe County: Asheville, NC (March 1, 2018) – In conjunction the Buncombe County Commission, City Council of Asheville and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), GE Aviation announced plans to invest $105 million in its Asheville operations. The investments in new technology, machinery, and […]

City Council prioritizes equity, environment, economy at annual retreat

COME TOGETHER: Asheville City Council members and city staff attend the annual Council retreat, held Feb. 15-16 at The Collider downtown. Photo by Carolyn Morrisroe With two newly elected members and an evolving political landscape, Asheville City Council’s annual retreat at The Collider Feb. 15-16 reflected a shifting mindset about what issues the city should […]

Human remains found by cyclist in NC mountain town

Police at the scene of the discovery of human remains on Saturday night. WSPA photo ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA/AP) – Police say human remains were found by a bypasser just off Hill Street in Asheville Saturday. According to police, the remains were found by a bicyclist down an embankment at the scene. The remains were discovered […]

Teams Compete in National Financial Plan Competition Semi-Finals

More Related Stories The Semi-Finalist teams scheduled to explain their financial plans this year include: The National Financial Plan Competition is organized through the IARFC for undergraduate students in a financial services curriculum. Initially, participants were given a fictional case study of a family with an overview of their financial picture. From that, teams were […]