Dozens Of Immigrants Detained Across North Carolina In The Past Week

View Slideshow 1 of 2 Bruno Hinojosa, CIMA coordinator leads a rally at the Federal Building downtown. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, conducted raids across North Carolina over the past week. ICE agents took several dozen people into custody in the Triangle area and arrested about a dozen people in Western North Carolina, according to a ICE spokesman Bryan Cox. The mayors of Chapel Hill, Carrboro,…

Letter: Asheville needs stricter litter laws

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Graphic by Lori Deaton I appreciated Sherrie Mirsky’s note to the editor [“Keep Asheville Clean,” March 14, Xpress]. I wanted to say that there is definitely a serious litter problem in Asheville. I have lived in Asheville since 1980 and have recently seen in the last year how much litter is filling up so many areas of the city and its outskirts. Asheville needs stricter litter laws and policies put…

Buncombe residents invited to Blue Horizons Project launch March 22

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From the Blue Horizons Project: COMMUNITY LEADERS LAUNCH BLUE HORIZONS PROJECT AS LOCAL EFFORT TO CONSERVE ENERGY AND PRESERVE REGION Resulting from a two-year collaboration between local government, business, nonprofit and environmental leaders, the Blue Horizons Project is a comprehensive hub of energy-efficiency programs to empower community members to save money and help create Western North Carolina’s clean energy future. The Blue Horizons Project is designed to improve access to…

Asheville School hosts Shakespeare-themed theatre workshops April 21

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Photo courtesy of the Asheville School. From the Asheville School: Asheville School Hosts NC Stage, Montford Park Players for Dramatic Workshops Open to Local High School Students ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2018) On Saturday, April 21, high school students from across Western North Carolina are invited to participate in Asheville School’s “Shakespeare and Friends Day,” which will feature workshops led by NC Stage and the Montford Park Players. The programming…

First Bank Increases Its Presence In Western North Carolina With Asheville Savings Bank Transition

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — First Bank will continue its expansion into Western North Carolina when it completes the transition of the former Asheville Savings Bank locations, accounts and systems to First Bank the weekend of March 16 to March 19. First Bancorp (FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, closed on its acquisition of Asheville Savings Bank in October 2017. “Asheville Savings Bank and First Bank…

UNC Asheville to host WNC Regional Science Olympiad March 3

Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will once again host the annual Regional Science Olympiad, bringing young scientists from 11 high schools and 11 middle schools across Western North Carolina together to compete in 46 different events on Saturday, March 3. The winners move on to the statewide tournament later this year. Check-in for competitors is 8-9 a.m. in the Rhoades Robinson Hall lobby….

Costumes from the movie ‘Titanic’ on display at Biltmore Estate

ASHEVILLE, NC (CNN) – More than 20 years after the blockbuster “Titanic” was released — an exhibit capturing the love of Rose and Jack just opened. The exhibit is called “Glamour on Board: Fashion From Titanic The Movie.” it opened Friday at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. More than 50 costumes from the blockbuster are on display throughout the house. Biltmore representatives say this is the first large-scale…

Blue Cross NC: Aeroflow will be ‘out of network’ next month. Here’s why.

ASHEVILLE — Medical-equipment supplier Aeroflow will be out-of-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina starting next month after failing to strike a resolution with the insurance provider on a reimbursement issue. Blue Cross NC told the Citizen Times this week Aeroflow leaves the network on Feb. 12. Unless a new agreement is reached, out-of-network rates will then apply for Blue Cross NC policyholders when they need medical equipment…

West Asheville real estate not only booming, it’s considered a steal

Kyle Henry and Aaron Palmer, partners in Ground Floor Properties NC, have a nearly finished duplex on State Street. Each 1,100-square-foot unit is selling for $279,000. Angela Wilhelm/awilhelm@citizen-times.com (Photo: John Boyle/jboyle@citizen-times.com) When discussing the West Asheville real estate market, one highly technical term surfaces repeatedly. "Oh yeah, it’s insane — it is," Delias Thompson said with a laugh, standing in front of the home she recently built with her partner,…

Asheville’s Mountain Sports Festival Redefines its Mission

Asheville, NC – Now in it’s 18th year, the Mountain Sports Festival (May 25th- May 27th) in Asheville, North Carolina, has become a staple of the Memorial Day weekend. Locals and visitors from throughout the southeast join to celebrate music, community, athletics, and local business while showcasing the unique mountain terrain and culture of Asheville, North Carolina and its surroundings. This past September, the all-volunteer board of the non-profit festival…