It’s election season — falling leaves, cool nights, and a host of voter forums, candidate photo ops, debate-watching parties and a near-last-minute visit by Vice President Joe Biden (photo by Caitlin Byrd).
The Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters hosts a forum tonight, Oct 8, with the candidates for Commission District 2 and House District 115 (6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Black Mountain Library). Follow Reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel via #avlelect.
All year long, the Minority Enterprise Development nonprofit helps minority business owners get their feet on the ground and their ideas to the next level. And once a year, they recognize what those entrepreneurs have accomplished. Said one winner, Roman Marin-Vera, “This country gives opportunity to everyone.”
For the 2012 Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival, Xpress popped a can of purple paint and created a volcano. Did you get your picture taken there, while perusing the festival?
A record number of students have enrolled this fall at both Mars Hill College and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
Asheville City School buses roll out on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The police department asks that motorists take extra precautions and review the safety rules.
Congratulations to Caitlin Byrd and Max Cooper, two Mountain Xpress staffers who have earned recognition from the National Newspaper Association.
As of June 30, Republican candidate Pat McCrory has raised about $6.5 million to Democrat Walter Dalton’s $2.5 million.
Across the state, fewer than a quarter-million residents turned out to vote in various runoff races. North Carolina has more than 6 million people registered voters.
Lee Ann Smith’s and Tate MacQueen’s methods may differ, but their aim is the same: help their south Buncombe friends, families and neighbors obtain clean air and water. (photo of Gabe Dunsmith and Lee Ann Smith by Bill Rhodes)
From Linville to the foot of the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather Mountain, it’s just a five-mile run. But perhaps because the route has an 1,568-foot elevation change — they call this race “The Bear.” Asheville’s Matt Morse won the men’s division, taking the course in 32 minutes and 17 seconds. (photo by Skip Sickler)
In the months leading up to the May 8 primary, how did the Buncombe County commissioner candidates raise and spend money? Their initial campaign-finance reports provide a snapshot of how much was donated, who the contributors were, how much the candidates spent and what they spent it on. The next round of reports is due […]
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that, at 10:41 p.m. on June 19, a magnitude 2.0 earthquake occurred about 7 miles north-northeast of Franklin, N.C. No damage was reported.
Who knew that writing about how everything is better with butter — even termite larva — would earn Mountain Xpress food writer Mackensy Lunsford the first-place award in the 2012 Altweekly awards?
Plans to create a Business Improvement District in downtown Asheville have drawn attention in past weeks, and tonight, its opponents have organized a community forum on the topic, starting at 5 p.m. at Pack Memorial Library. Follow Senior Reporter David Forbes via Twitter — @davidforbes or #avlbid.
Local radio is very much alive in the Asheville area. Xpress talks to the folks whose passion keeps it going.
Democrat and current Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton will face Republican Pat McCrory in the race for North Carolina governor this fall. In other state results…
It’s a busy day in North Carolina news rooms. With the first stage of the governor’s race, two congressional primaries, local races, and the much-debated Amendment One on the ballot, turnout is expected to be high. Follow the news via Twitter at #avlelect, and check here for dispatches as they come in. Photo by Max Cooper.
According to Carolina Transparency — a vote-tracking initiative of the Raleigh-based Civitas Institute — 22,752 residents have already cast their primary votes. The regular election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8.
With at least 30 possible ballot variations in Buncombe County alone, there’s a dizzying array of choices for candidates. Here’s a short list.