Local News

An aerial view of the city of Asheville.

Asheville Sees 12th-fastest Wage Growth of US Midsized Metros

Slow wage growth and increasing wage inequality have characterized the U.S. labor market for the past several decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted lower-wage workers, only serving to exacerbate these problems.

NCDHHS Updates Covid-19 County Alert System, Shows Progress

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has updated the COVID-19 County Alert System, which shows 27 red counties, the fewest red counties in the state since the start of the County Alert System.

An illustration of a person juggling boxes from a moving van to a home.

Home Sales in Asheville Region Rose 12.4% in January

Home sales across the North Carolina mountains continued their streak of positive gains in January, registering 859 sales across the 13-county Asheville region, an increase of 12.4 percent over sales a year ago, according to data from Canopy MLS.