Never again: Concerns about the massive 88-foot-high retaining wall along Highway 74 in Reynolds spurred commissioners to pass an ordinance to improve the safety and appearance of any large new retaining walls in Buncombe County. photo by Jonathan Welch

On retainers

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 […]

Slip-sliding away

Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Oct. 5 meeting Public hearing on state community-assistance grant Oct. 30 named Kids Voting Day After years of controversy and delays, the Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved tougher regulations governing steep-slope development at their Oct. 5 session. Supporters said the new zoning ordinances will help preserve mountain views and reduce […]