Democrat Brian Turner is the presumptive winner of November’s House District 116 election. Aug. 25 marked the final day for Buncombe County Republicans to select a candidate to run against him.
Candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners laid out their thoughts on issues facing the county during a debate on Thursday, Aug. 25. Topics ranged from property tax rates to affordable housing.
The Chair of the Buncombe County GOP says it’s unlikely they will name a replacement candidate for Kay Olsen who dropped out of the House District 116 race. If true, Democrat incumbent Brian Turner would run unopposed for a second term. Republicans have until Aug. 25 to name a replacement.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a 224-unit apartment complex in Weaverville. Nearby residents voiced a variety of concerns, but the developer has promised to work with residents on those issues.
City Council is unified in its support for a $74 million bond referendum, which will be put to the voters on November’s general election ballot.
Buncombe County GOP leadership has selected Chuck Archerd to run for Chair of the county commission. He replaces primary winner Miranda DeBruhl who exited the election in May. Archerd will face Democrat Brownie Newman.
Buncombe County Commissioners approved a rent restructuring for Eagle Market Place that will allow 30 of the 62 units to transition from affordable to work force housing. Developers say the move is necessary to secure funding needed to get the stalled project moving forward again.
While his candidacy for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners was just announced, Robert Pressley says he’s been doing reconnaissance work for a few months now. “I’ve been to the last three county commissioner meetings, sitting in the back, listening, learning and listening to what the people are concerned about. So if I get the […]
GOP leadership unanimously selected Robert Pressley to run for a two-year term on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Pressley will face Democrat David King in November’s election.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a proposed 15-home subdivision in Arden during its Wednesday, July 13, meeting.
The city of Asheville hires a professional polling firm to survey 400 registered Asheville voters on attitudes toward the proposed bond referendum and the projects it could fund.
Sen. Tom Apodaca (R) has filed legislation in the North Carolina Senate to establish district elections for Asheville City Council. The bill creates six electoral districts and specifies that each district will elect one representative who lives in that area. The city’s mayor would continue to be elected by a city-wide vote.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners wrapped up the budget season during its Tuesday, June 21, meeting by approving a $413,574,951 spending plan for fiscal year 2017. During a more than five hour meeting Commissioner Tim Moffitt proposed an alternate budget, that would lower the property tax rate, but it was shoot down, via party lines, in favor of the approved budget.
Buncombe County Democrats have selected David King to run for the two-year term on the Board of Commissioners created when Miranda DeBruhl resigned. Republicans have yet to nominate a candidate for the November election and have until 90 days before the election to do so.
Republican Incumbent Patrick McHenry will defend his 10th district congressional seat against Democrat Andy Millard in November while Republican Incumbent Mark Meadows will take on Democrat Rick Bryson in the general election.