As filing ended at noon Feb. 28 for this year’s local elections, a flurry of candidates threw their hats into the ring. Two challengers, in different districts, will take on incumbent Democratic Buncombe County Commissioners, a Republican commissioner got another challenger and an opponent emerged for the current sheriff.
Despite President Barack Obama carrying Buncombe County and winning re-election nationwide, Republicans made gains in tonight’s local elections, winning all the competitive congressional and Statehouse races, while control of the Buncombe County commissioners is possibly headed for a recount. Mark Meadows greets supporters at the Hilton on Long Shoals Road. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Follow live Twitter coverage of the Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters’ forum here, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This forum focuses on the 114th House District (where Rep. Susan Fisher is running unopposed), and the 1st Buncombe County Board of Commissioners District (where Democrats Holly Jones and Brownie Newman are running against Republican Don Guge).
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Holly Jones responds to the Xpress questionnaire.
Bill Reynolds Party: Republican Slogan: “Less Government Control” Profession: Owner of mail service Residence: Black Mountain Funding: $600-$700 raised. Pledged to raise no more than $1,000 for his campaign. Endorsements: None reported 1. Do you favor A) creating a regional water authority, B) giving the existing system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District or C) leaving […]
Ellen Frost Party: Democrat Slogan: None. Profession: Owner and manager, Bed and Biscuit pet spa Residence: Black Mountain Funding: $5,000 total, as of April 23; three top donors ($500 each) are Don Collins, Joe Eckert, Tom Sobol. Endorsements: Sierra Club 1. Do you favor A) creating a regional water authority, B) giving the existing system […]
During the April 19 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation about the impact of adult care homes in Buncombe County. Currently, Buncombe County has more adult care homes than any other county in the state. These are the highlights from that presentation and other business conducted tonight.
Live Twitter coverage of tonight’s Buncombe County Commissioners meeting via Caitlin Byrd (@MaryCaitlinByrd). The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. To appear in our Twitter feed, use the hashtag #avlgov.
Follow live Twitter coverage of the Oct. 18 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting here.
In a letter dated September 13, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency has demanded payment of $6.5 million dollars to cover costs already incurred in its efforts to deal with contaminated ground water and soils near the former CTS of Asheville plant, located on Mills Gap Road in South Asheville. Meanwhile, Buncombe County Commissioners have postponed until November 1 their consideration of a decision to demolish the derelict building at taxpayer expense. Photo: Officials from EPA’s Superfund Branch stand at the gate to the CTS property during a recent sampling trip. Photo by Susan Andrew.
At its August 2 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a measure that paves the way for Enka High School to install solar panels on its roof. The move means that Enka can move forward with plans to install both photovoltaic and solar water heating systems on the roof beginning in September.
Follow live Twitter coverage of tonight’s Buncombe County Commissioners meeting here beginning at 4:30 p.m.
At its meeting tonight the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is will consider a measure that would pave the way for Enka High School to install solar panels on its roof. Also at tonight’s meeting, Comissioners will hear the county’s annual Tax Settlement Report.
Standing in that room, surrounded by angry local government officials, I realized that the dividing line — or lack thereof — between state and local power would remain an issue for years to come. It still is.
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners June 21, 2001 meeting $303 million budget approved Emma Elementary gets sidewalk New rules triggered by the “Great Wall of Reynolds” aim to improve the safety and appearance of large retaining walls. The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the rules at their June 21 meeting. The changes had […]
Here’s a list of actions taken at the June 7 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
At their May 17 session, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard a report from County Manager Wanda Greene on the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget. Green estimates the budget at almost $303 million, a 1.7 percent increase over last fiscal year. No tax increases are in this year’s budget
Despite slow growth and state cuts, the Buncombe County budget won’t call for any tax increases. The budget is the top agenda item for commissioners’ Tuesday, May 17, meeting.
The board passed a zoning ordinance that could allow more asphalt plants to be built in the area and voted to allocate over a million dollars to fund land conservation easements.