“There is absolutely no validity to this whatsoever,” the sheriff states. “If somebody calls you and tries to collect money, [saying they’re] from any government entity at the threat of arrest — [know] that [neither] the IRS nor the Sheriff’s Office call and give you an opportunity to pay … any kind of fee or fine that would result in you being arrested.”
Carolina Public Press is at it again, continuing to foster a more well-informed region, with its newest initiative. Open WNC, which Executive Director Angie Newsome says she hopes to launch in July, aims to give readers and citizens of Western Carolina easy access to public documents, data and records.
The Asheville Police Department estimated 3,500 people crowded into Pack Square Park at 5 p.m. on Monday, carrying signs expressing outrage against a number of local and state issues: women’s health, education, environment, water, equality and voting rights, among others.
The results of the May 6 Democratic primary will send either incumbent District Attorney Ron Moore or challenger Todd Williams to the fall election unopposed. Both men are North Carolina natives; both attended UNC Chapel Hill. Moore has been DA since 1991. In the past several years, however, he’s come under scrutiny in connection with […]
In the May 6 primary, two of the three candidates for district court judge will move on to the fall election. 28th District Court Judge Ed Clontz faces two seasoned opponents: J. Matthew Martin, a former associate judge in the Tribal Court in Cherokee, and Thomas Amburgey, a Buncombe County assistant district attorney.
In front of a crowded, chandeliered courtroom on the fifth floor of the Buncombe County Courthouse, incumbent District Attorney Ron Moore fought for the continuation of his elected position in a debate with challenger Todd Williams on Friday, April 11. Three debates were held during the evening: a debate between Moore and Williams for District […]
On April 8, Asheville City Council members voted unanimously to pass a resolution to adopt a Housing Trust Fund recommendation to fund Biotat LLC’s Oak Hill Commons Project, as well as an ordinance adopting the new 2014-15 Fees and Charges Manual. Council also considered a request that city officials ban circuses that use exotic animals from […]
Today has no shortage of debates about local government and the future of our city. The three mayoral candidates meet at the Council of Independent Business Owners luncheon this afternoon, then have a rematch at tonight’s Get There Asheville forum, where they will be joined by the five Asheville City Council candidates. Follow live Twitter dispatches of today’s debates here.
Budget time! Project X! All that and more at tonight’s Asheville City Council meeting. Follow live Twitter coverage here.
After hearing more than 40 minutes of public comment on the matter, commissioners voted 4-3 to add language that protects Buncombe County workers from harassment based on sexual orientation to the personnel ordinance. Above, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality Jasmine Beach-Ferrara smiles after speaking in favor of the expansion of the county’s nondiscrimination statement. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
At their April 2 meeting, Buncombe Commissioners will consider adding language to the personnel ordinance that will protect County workers from discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity. This post features live updates from the meeting via Twitter.
Fee increases for trash, water, parking, and more are on the agenda at Asheville City Council’s March 26 meeting, held earlier than usual at 2:30 p.m. Follow live Twitter updates.
Follow live Twitter coverage of the March 12 Asheville City Council meeting and pre-meeting budget session, beginning at 2 p.m.
Asheville City Council gets an earful tonight, in a meeting with no shortage of reports on the state of the city. Follow live Twitter coverage here.
Tonight’s packed Asheville City Council meeting agenda includes a decision about what happens to a dilapidated building in the River Arts District, the fate of food trucks in Biltmore village, the word on amending the outdoor speakers ban and much more. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Follow along with live Twitter coverage in this post.
It’s going to be a busy night (and afternoon) at Asheville City Council, as it considers a long-awaited report on a possible merger of the city’s water system, board members for the Business Improvement District, and, of course, the “pub cycle.” Follow all the goings-on with our live Twitter coverage.
Follow live Twitter coverage of the Asheville City Council Nov. 13 meeting, including a vote on stricter noise rules, one-time bonuses for city employees, and an update on the possible water system merger.
For years, people living near the contaminated former CTS of Asheville site have asked to be placed on city water. Extremely high levels of trichloroethylene, a known carcinogen, have repeatedly been found in some Mills Gap residents’ wells. On Sept. 25, Asheville City Council unanimously approved extending water lines to all 129 households within a mile of the site.
Follow live Twitter coverage as Asheville City Council moves toward a decision on the fate of Haywood Street property across from the Basilica of St. Lawrence.
Follow live Twitter coverage of the Aug. 28 Asheville City Council meeting, including interviews with candidates for the Planning and Zoning Commission beforehand.
This post contains live updates from the meeting via Twitter, using the hashtag, #avlgov.