Diocese asks City of Asheville to sell them the land near St. Lawrence Basilica…


ASHEVILLE — St. Lawrence Basilica parishioners and supporters were "shocked" to learn earlier this week that the city of Asheville is preparing a contract to sell land near the historically significant 100-year-old basilica to a hotel group instead of the Diocese of Charlotte.During a May 22 city council meeting, City Manager Gary Jackson said the city is preparing a contract for purchase with the McKibbon Hotel Group of Gainesville for the 0.77-acre city-owned property. [read more]There … [Read more...]