Newspaper boxes are back in the news, with a downtown business owner saying this week that he saw city of Asheville workers removing boxes from a downtown sidewalk late one night, and this morning, some Downtown Commission members questioning the right of newspapers to place their boxes downtown with any legal protection.
Buncombe County approved the temporary return of three newspaper boxes to their former home outside the courthouse but is continuing to ban the others removed late last month. The move comes after Mountain Xpress and the Asheville Citizen-Times jointly retained attorney Amanda Martin to write a letter challenging the county’s decision. Photos by Jerry Nelson, JourneyAmerica.org
Last week, Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene's office ordered the removal of 17 newspaper boxes in front of the courthouse, claiming they were unsightly. The move, according to North Carolina Press Association attorney Amanda Martin, was illegal and violates First Amendment protections on newspaper racks on public property. The newspaper boxes after their removal. Photos by Jeff Tallman
- View All Articles
Click an article from the list, and it will appear here!
Vice President of Construction Recruiting
Vice President of Construction Recruiting Mountain Management Group is seeking to fill the role of Regional Vice President of Construction…
Clay Classes At Odyssey ClayWorks
“Spring clay classes begin March 24th. Sgraffito And The Thrown Form, Hand Built Pottery For Daily Use, Beginner Wheel, Creative…
New Violin for Sale
with case. Bought for $850, never used. Selling for $550 828-891-5322 Welbourn3@morrisbb.net
Pooper Scooper Service
We clean up after your dog so you don't have to. Western NC's premier Pet Waste Removal Service. DogLogServices.com 1…
Residential Cleaner Wanted
Locally-owned, friendly cleaning business looking for qualified residential cleaning tech. Starts at $10 per hour, part-time. Performance bonuses. Background check.…