Old school, I still think people communicate better when they use language properly. When I see bad English, which actually occurs less frequently in Asheville than other places and I think it has something to do with the city clerk, I question the care that has been devoted to other things, like philosophical premises, cost analysis, etc.

This week, we find that, “pursuant to N.C.S.G. 160A-17.1,” the US Department of Justice (DOJ), has granted the City of Asheville to submit a grant application . . . .”