Photo by Dr. David Marlin In Tryon, the much-heralded World Equestrian Games depart -- trailing mud, blame, and a lot of Buncombe taxpayer money.  "The tumult and the shouting dies; the captains and the kings depart" -- Rudyard Kipling MILL SPRING, NC -- The World Equestrian Games rode off

Above:  Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer is all smiles as she accepts a $20,000 Buncombe Parks and Recreation check from County Commission Chairman Brownie Newman (l) and another in the same amount from Robbie Sweetzer & Linda Giltz of Connect Buncombe.  (City of Asheville photo)   $40K in for

This photo, taken July 31, shows the exit area of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, which is being expanded to 1,000 spaces, in anticipation of the World Equestrian Games.  Most articles about the Games have featured a photo of a beautiful horse and a formally-dressed

Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads invade and shut down the Long Parliament, 1653 Parliamentary paralysis, “Public Filibuster” Drive Young’s police proposals through; Kapoor calls foul, seeks June 19 do-over By Roger McCredie Asheville City Council already had more than enough routine business scheduled for its upcoming  (June 19)

Plaintiffs exact promises from city in exchange for settling anti-bond lawsuit The plaintiffs in a lawsuit over the legality of $74 million worth of general obligation bonds have settled their dispute with the City of Asheville out of court. The case had been under appeal since last

The aftermath of a racially-charged beating shines a light on multiple other problems in one of America’s “Best Small Cities” [caption id="attachment_14475" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Public Opinion Poles:  These flyers appeared on utility poles in various locations across Asheville on March 20, just hours before the city