Nathan Ramsey has been chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for eight years, and Commissioner David Young has been on the board for 16. Tomorrow, the public will have a chance to say farewell to both at a Pack Place party.
Presidential kids intrigue me, particularly since they aren’t my kids, so I decided to research those who spent part of their youth at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
It was a banner election year for North Carolina. At press time, voter turnout hovered between 69 and 70 percent, awaiting full tabulation of provisional and absentee ballots. That amounts to more than 4.3 million of the state’s nearly 6.3 million registered voters, more than half of whom took advantage of early voting. “Turnout overall […]
Obamalina: President-elect Barack Obama at his recent rally in Asheville. With help from Buncombe voters, he became the first Democrat to carry the state since 1976. Photo By Jonathan Welch It was a great night for feeling Blue in Buncombe. A surge in voter turnout, fueled by intense interest in the presidential contest, paid off […]
Colorful election maps may still be dominating the 2008 election coverage, but what does it all mean? In Western North Carolina, Buncombe and Jackson counties went for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, but they were dots of blue afloat in a sea of Republican red. That’s the big picture, at any rate (The Washington Post […]
Two Democratic state representatives and a state senator kept their seats on election night, and another narrowly nabbed a seat historically held by Republicans. Born to be Whild! Jane Whilden speaks to supporters after she and other Democrats swept Buncombe’s legislative districts. Photo By Anne Fitten Glenn In the latter race, political newbie Jane Whilden […]
Drinking and politics have been joined at the hip since America’s founding—or even before. Sam Adams, as the commercials never cease to remind us, was a brewer, and his second cousin John, along with other Founding Fathers, would make the rounds in taverns, often downing a “flip”—a concoction made of stout beer and harsh New […]
Three years into her second term on the Asheville City Council, Holly Jones has opted for a change of venue. Backed by voters who propelled her to victory on election night, Jones will now claim a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. But that means City Council must find someone to serve out […]
“This is fun, isn’t it?” “This is incredible, man!” “What a night for the Democrats. Whoo!” Such were the ecstatic utterances of Democratic voters on what was, indeed, a huge election night for Democrats at the local, state and national levels. Hundreds of party faithful filled a large conference room at the Crowne Plaza Resort […]
Here’s a little different sneak preview of Wednesday’s edition of the Mountain Xpress.
Buncombe County’s election returns were slow to be published to the Web Tuesday night, but despite the technical slow-down, local elections officials say everything went swimmingly.
By an extremely slim margin — just 13,693 votes, which is less than he won Buncombe County by — Sen. Barack Obama has taken North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate to do so since 1976.
A still-to-be-decided presidential-vote outcome and two top-ticket women brought national attention to North Carolina’s Nov. 4 voting patterns and election results
It was an historic election night Tuesday, and the Mountain Xpress was there to capture the highs and lows with photos and video.
The next Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will be entirely Democratic, as David Gantt ousted Chair Nathan Ramsey and the party’s entire slate won commanding victories Tuesday night. The victors promised to tackle the economic issues facing the county when they take office.
With 14 of 15 counties reporting late Tuesday, Heath Shuler bested Carl Mumpower with nearly 61 percent of the vote, compared to slightly more than 37 percent for Mumpower. Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate Keith Smith trailed far behind with just over 2 percent of the vote.
With 94 of 96 precincts reporting, it appears Democrats will take the N.C. House and Senate seats for Buncombe County districts
With totals in from 94 of 96 Buncombe County precincts, Democrats appear to have won in virtually every local race.
A growing chorus of news outlets is calling the race for the North Carolina Democrat
The Mountain Xpress is providing updates all day long on Election 2008.
Voters trickled into polling places around Buncombe County this morning as Election Day got underway.