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Lynchburg, VA, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

This historic Donald Ross track in North Carolina is undergoing a major revamp, but some trees are being saved

The number of trees on the chopping block is down after action by area environmentalists and neighbors. → Read More

Asheville Council appoints retired Marine, ROTC instructor Jesse Warren to school board

To fill a vacancy left by former board member Peyton O'Conner's resignation, Asheville Council appointed Jesse Warren to the Asheville school board. → Read More

Asheville Primary School OK'd for use as temporary homeless shelter, but there's a catch

The ACS board approved the vacant Asheville Primary School building for use as a temporary shelter, but zoning regulations may stand in the way. → Read More

North Carolina Donald Ross municipal course could have 157 trees removed under new plan

An evaluation recommends the removal of 157 oak, cherry and pine trees at the historic Donald Ross course. → Read More

Answer Woman: Is Buncombe County the next frontier for pickleball play? Fletcher?

As Asheville seeks solutions for pickleball court access, other surrounding localities are also answering the call. → Read More

Will Asheville see its first snow? Buncombe under flood watch as Nicole sends rain, wind

National Weather Service meteorologists forecast a potential light first snow for the area on Nov. 15, though caution it could be a wintry mix. → Read More

Asheville council race: Ullman wins night, incumbents Smith and Mosley retain seats

Three candidates clinched victory in the 6-way City Council race, with Maggie Ullman Berthiaume leading the pack. → Read More

Course management group over now-'deplorable' North Carolina Donald Ross design responds to criticism, blames city

“They’ve been promising me for seven years they were going to fix the drainage, and they never did.” → Read More

Fall color: Will WNC have a brilliant leaf season? Experts give their forecast.

Experts weigh in on which factors affect leaf season the most and give their predictions for NC's fall foliage outlook and peak times in 2022. → Read More

Fall color: Will WNC have a brilliant leaf season? Experts give their forecast.

Experts weigh in on which factors affect leaf season the most and give their predictions for NC's fall foliage outlook and peak times in 2022. → Read More

West Asheville: 72 townhomes project faces roadblocks; no-go from planning board

At its Aug. 3 meeting, the planning board did not approve a proposal to bring 72 townhomes to West Asheville. The project will return in September. → Read More

Asheville approves reductions to open space regulations; some fear environment will suffer

Despite objections from some residents, Asheville City Council approved amendments to the city's open space requirements. → Read More

What is West Asheville's queer, anarchist, feminist bookstore Firestorm Books up to?

Firestorm Books announced the acquisition of the former site of Dr. Dave’s Automotive, located at 1022 Haywood Road, and will relocate in early 2023. → Read More

South Asheville affordable senior living apartment complex seeks 54-unit expansion

An affordable senior living apartment complex is looking to expand with 54 additional units in South Asheville just off Hendersonville Road. → Read More

Permits: Possible Amazon center nixed, 3 new buildings proposed for Enka Commerce Park

Three industrial use buildings are proposed near Enka Village, a site previously approved in Asheville for a 130,000 square-foot distribution center. → Read More

Haywood St. apartments take next steps, model a future for Asheville affordable housing

Following a $1.3 million land acquisition, an affordable housing project on West Haywood Street in Asheville is one step closer to breaking ground. → Read More

Asheville mayoral primary: Incumbent Manheimer, sitting councilmember Roney take the win

Incumbent Esther Manheimer is one step closer to clinching a third term as she led the polls in the mayoral primary with 42.27% of the vote. → Read More

72-unit townhome development proposed for West Asheville, off Patton Avenue

West Asheville: A 72 townhome development is proposed just off of Patton Avenue on Woodland Drive. → Read More

New ABC store retail space slated for Asheville; replaces Charlotte Street location

Plans to open a new ABC retail space in Asheville are underway for its Cherry Street facility, what would eventually replace the Charlotte location. → Read More

South Slope micro-housing development seeks city tax grants; vice mayor skeptical

An 80-unit micro-housing development is slated for South Slope in Asheville and is seeking city tax grants in exchange for affordable housing. → Read More