The Don’t Wreck Asheville Coalition is highly appreciative of the great reporting that Mountain Xpress has done on this issue over the years.  They’ve provided some great history on the I-26 Connector:

Hundreds Pack 2015 NCDOT Session on I-26 Connector http://mountainx.com/news/i-26-connector-hearing-packs-the-room/

I-26 Called a “Boondoggle” in 2014  https://mountainx.com/news/report-ashevilles-i-26-connector-among-top-highway-boondoggles-in-u-s/

Buncombe County prefers 3C in 2014:  https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/roadblocks_council_tackles_i-26_haywood_properties/

Local Group Revives Moribund I-26 Connector Project in 2014:  https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/032614the-big-drive/

The Group Behind the I-26 Push:  https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/behind_the_i-26_push/

Buncombe County Votes to Support the I-26 Connector:  https://mountainx.com/news/buncombe_commissioners_support_i-26_connector_plan/

Neighborhoods Oppose I-26 Connector Plans:  https://mountainx.com/blogwire/neighborhood_group_opposes_i-26_plans/

NCDOT Explains I-26 to Business Group in 2014:  https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/cibo_issues_meeting_gives_update_on_i-26_connector/

Dateline 2011 -- I-26 Connector on Hold Indefinitely: https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/carolina_public_press_report_i-26_connector_on_hold_indefinitely/

Roots of 4B at the Asheville Design Center:  https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/i-26_connector_alternative_4b_gets_back_to_its_roots/

Montford Comes Out Against I-26 Connector Plans in 2009:  https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/montford_neighborhood_association_declares_opposition_to_all_current_i-26_p/

WNC Alliance (Mountain True) Launches I-26 Connector Website in 2009:  https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/wnc_alliance_launches_new_i-26_connector_web_site/

I-26 Delayed:  https://mountainx.com/news/042209buzz2/

WNC Alliance Partners with ADC and Burton Street Neighborhood to reroute I-26:  https://mountainx.com/news/030409buzz5/

2009 I-26 Primer:  https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/an_i_26_primer/

2008 Déjà vu Arguments Over 4B:  http://mountainx.com/news/community-news/073008a_bridge_too_far/

Feds Pan ADC I-26 Connector Plan in 2007:  http://mountainx.com/news/community-news/070507city/

2003 Political History of I-26:  http://mountainx.com/news/community-news/0716tennessee-php/