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Another Sign of Economic Recovery

Following a line of questioning from Asheville’s Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer last night, it was estimated about 7000 people are housed by the Housing authority of the City of Asheville. The population of Asheville is about 80,000, and only a few of the 7000 live outside the city limits.

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How to Be a Bad Fraud

Millard & Company invites the community, and especially seniors, to an educational seminar entitled “Recognizing and Avoiding Fraud” at The Tryon Depot, 22 Depot Street in Tryon at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Translated, that would be: Dear fraudsters, come find out what we’re telling people to avoid so you can use other techniques.

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A Snowball’s Chance

The NC DOT is coming out of the bushes to propose widening I-26 because:

  1. They mistakenly assume Ashevillians have come to their senses and will accept a widening to accommodate more automobile traffic.
  2. They wish to slush-fund pet projects, and they know Ashevillians will tie the debate up for years. In the worst possible scenario, they will only have to paint bike lanes on the interstate and add fruit trees to the medians.
  3. They don’t yet know about the affordable housing requirement.
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