Two similar downtown gas stations – one with new lights, one with traditional lights – show how reducing glare works. The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners recently approved rules intended to reduce light pollution.
Ever thought of helping when there’s a disaster, like the tornadoes that struck Rutherford County recently? The local branch of the Red Cross regularly offers training for volunteers. Here’s a report from the latest session.
Here’s a list of highlights from the Jan. 17 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, which included the passage of a new outdoor lighting ordinance.
(Photos by Bill Rhodes)
Among other items on the Jan. 17 meeting agenda, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider an outdoor-lighting ordinance to minimize light pollution, improve energy efficiency and maintain public safety.
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Jan. 10, 2012 meeting Jones questions two-tiered benefits Emotional meeting abruptly concluded Tensions ran high as the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners met Jan. 10 to consider employee-compensation policy. In a memo to the commissioners and the county manager last month, as well as an email newsletter to supporters, Commissioner […]
At its Jan. 17 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider an outdoor-lighting ordinance to minimize light pollution, improve energy efficiency and maintain public safety.
With constitutional arguments concerning the Jan. 4 and 5 convenings of the N.C. Legislature now in the court system and the next scheduled session a month away on Feb. 16, the legislative calendar is currently dense with committee activity. And three committees specifically affecting Asheville and Buncombe County are part of the out-of-session action.
On Jan. 11, Xpress Contributing Editor Nelda Holder sat down with Rep. Tim Moffitt and talked with him about Study Bill 925, which created a Statehouse committee charged with reviewing and, perhaps, determining the future of the Asheville water system.
Tensions were high among Buncombe County’s commissioners and staff as they met Jan. 10 to consider worker compensation policy. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
After weeks of speculation that she was considering a run, Michelle Pace Wood confirmed Jan. 10 that she intends to campaign for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
If the Buncombe County commissioners get their way, one of Asheville's most-traveled landmarks may get a new name. During their Jan. 3 meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved asking the North Carolina Board of Transportation to dedicate the Smoky Park Bridge in honor of Capt. Jeff Bowen. The bridge crosses the French Broad River just west […]
After completing his term later this year, K. Ray Bailey says he’s not planning to seek reelection to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Among other actions, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Jan. 3 to request that the North Carolina Board of Transportation dedicate the Smoky Park Bridge in honor of Capt. Jeff Bowen’s. Here’s a list of highlights from the board’s first meeting of 2012.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider a number of issues at its first meeting of 2012, including a “Mental Health Services Report,” a proposal to rename the Smokey Park Bridge in memory of Capt. Jeff Bowen and a rezoning request. Follow live Twitter coverage beginning at about 4:30 p.m. here.
After a final inspection, project leaders anticipate that the new, six-acre “solar farm” at the Biltmore Estate will begin delivering power to Antler Hill Village next week.
Photos by Bill Rhodes.
Christina Kelley G. Merrill is planning to run for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in the 115th District, which includes much of the eastern part of the county, from Fairview to Barnardsville.
Buncombe County administrators failed to inform commissioners of a half-million dollars paid out for “longevity pay,” says Commissioner Holly Jones. What’s more its new-hires policy is impairing public health and safety, she said today.
Earlier this year, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law changing the system used to elect members of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. And with candidates starting to declare their candidacies for next year’s election, we thought a brief overview of the new system might be in order.
Among other actions, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Dec. 6 to levy a quarter-cent sales-tax increase to fund capital improvements at A-B Tech.
Follow live Twitter coverage (using the hashtag #avlgov) of the Dec. 6 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting beginning at about 4:30 p.m. Commissioners will vote on the controversial measure to levy a quarter-cent sales-tax increase to fund capital improvements at A-B Tech.
While area residents applaud the CTS building demolition as a positive step, resident Tate MacQueen argues that Buncombe taxpayers will be picking up a tab that should rightfully be paid by the company responsible for contaminating the site and nearby ground water.