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.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will swear-in Tim Moffitt as an interim member and also take comment on the county’s proposed budget during its Tuesday, June 7 meeting.
Former State Representative Tim Moffitt has been selected by Buncombe County Republican leadership to fill the District 3 seat vacated by Miranda DeBruhl. He is set to be sworn-in on Tuesday, June 7.
The June 7 primary will decide which congressional candidates advance to November’s general election. Buncombe County, part of the 10th and 11th congressional districts, historically has a significant drop off in voter participation in primaries that take place after the general primary and a small group of voters could shape November’s ballot.
The 10th and 11th congressional districts have primaries on Tuesday, June 7. Mountain Xpress’ 2016 congressional primary election guide has questions and answers with all six candidates, along with other voting resources.
This past March, 700 Democracy North Carolina volunteers spread out across the state to assure that no voter was illegally turned away from the polls on account of the state’s 2013 voter ID law. In addition to providing voters with information on their rights, volunteers also handed out short surveys asking voters about their experience. […]
Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene is recommending a total budget of just over $407 million that would hold the property tax rate at 60.4 cents per $100 of valued property. However, property revaluations will take place this year with new values expected to sent out mid-January 2017.
Contentious behind-the-scenes negotiations on coal ash spilled out into the open this week as the House took up and ultimately passed new legislation despite threats of a veto and lawsuit from Gov. Pat McCrory.
Early voting began May 26 for a special primary for candidates in the 10th and 11th congressional districts and for North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice. Early voting will run through June 4, with polling places closed over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30.
Spring is a beautiful time to visit the Governor’s Western Residence on Town Mountain. Governors and their spouses have traditionally opened the residence to the public twice a year — once in the spring when the rhododendrons are in full bloom, and once during the winter holidays. Last December’s gathering saw record attendance, according to a tour guide […]
On Monday, May 16, Commissioner DeBruhl sent an email stating she would be vacating her seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and also dropping out of her race for Chair.
Despite some economic gains the state has made since he took office as North Carolina’s governor in 2013, Pat McCrory isn’t a popular guy with those on the left. In conjunction with McCrory’s planned Governor’s Western Residence open house on Saturday, May 14, a broad spectrum of social and environmental advocacy groups plan to protest legislation McCrory has signed. […]