The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will have its first post-election meeting with three new members and Brownie Newman taking over as chair.

Resolution against discrimina­tion, board appointmen­ts among first issues new board will consider

The newly constituted Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hold its first post-election meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The agenda is relatively light and will be the first helmed by Brownie Newman, who is transitioning from commissioner to chair, and will be the inaugural meeting for Commissioners Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and Robert Pressley. The board will […]

NC House District 116: Democrat Brian Turner (I) is running unopposed.

NC House District 116: Turner running unopposed

Democrat Brian Turner is running unopposed. Read his thoughts on district-based City Council elections, HB2, the economy and more below. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidate’s picture to see a text version of their answers or click the grid below. The text versions have extra questions […]

District 1, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners: Democrat Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is running unopposed.

District 1, Buncombe County Board of Commission­ers: Beach-Ferrera running unopposed

Democrat Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is running unopposed. Read her thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more below. You can also view her campaign finance report here. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidate’s picture to see a text version of their answers or click […]

Register of Deeds: Republican Pat Cothran vs. Democrat Drew Reisinger (I).

Register of Deeds: Cothran vs. Reisinger

Incumbent Democrat Drew Reisinger faces Republican challenger Pat Cothran. Read their thoughts on archive preservation, modernization, if the post should be political and more. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidates’ picture to see a text version of their answers or click the grid below. The text […]

District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (short-term): Republican Robert Pressley vs. Democrat David King.

District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commission­ers (short-term): Pressley vs. King

This two-year term was created by the resignation of Miranda DeBruhl earlier this year. Republican Robert Pressley faces Democrat David King. Read their thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more. You can also view campaign finance reports from King and Pressley here. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the […]

District 2, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners: Republican Joe Belcher (I) vs. Democrat Ed Hay.

District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commission­ers: Belcher vs. Hay

Republican incumbent Joe Belcher faces Democratic challenger Ed Hay. Read their thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more. You can also view campaign finance reports from Hay and Belcher here. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidates’ picture to see a text version […]

District 2, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners: Republican Mike Fryar (I) vs. Democrat Nancy Nehls Nelson.

District 2, Buncombe County Board of Commission­ers: Fryar vs. Nehls Nelson

Republican incumbent Mike Fryar faces Democratic challenger Nancy Nehls Nelson. Read their thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more. You can also view campaign finance reports from Nehls Nelson and Fryar here. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidates’ picture to see a […]

INVESTMENT IN THE RIVERBANK: Woodfin Riverside Park is an existing part of what may someday be a sizable greenway connecting a system of parks and other green spaces along a transportation vein throughout the county. Photo by Emma Grace Moon

Big project, big debt: Woodfin voters to decide future of greenway project with higher taxes in the balance

The question that may surprise and even confuse some Woodfin residents as they dutifully mark their ballots is: Should the 6,300 residents of the town of Woodfin take on an additional $4.5 million in debt to pay for a greenway, parks and other public works projects along the stretch of the French Broad that flows through […]