Candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners laid out their thoughts on issues facing the county during a debate on Thursday, Aug. 25. Topics ranged from property tax rates to affordable housing.
Buncombe County Commissioners approved a rent restructuring for Eagle Market Place that will allow 30 of the 62 units to transition from affordable to work force housing. Developers say the move is necessary to secure funding needed to get the stalled project moving forward again.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners wrapped up the budget season during its Tuesday, June 21, meeting by approving a $413,574,951 spending plan for fiscal year 2017. During a more than five hour meeting Commissioner Tim Moffitt proposed an alternate budget, that would lower the property tax rate, but it was shoot down, via party lines, in favor of the approved budget.
In the aftermath of Buncombe County’s two-year effort to convince Orgegon-based Deschutes Brewery to build its East Coast expansion here, some critics have questioned the strategies employed. Buncombe County Commission Chair David Gantt released today (March 30) a timeline of events and supplemental documents correlated to Deschutes’ decision.
While only one Buncombe County commission seat was actually decided in last night’s primary, in all the races where a woman was running, she was selected by her party.
Mike Fryar’s 2016 primary voter guide profile.
The so-called “parking-gate” saga continued Aug. 12, as Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell and Buncombe County Commissioner took to the airwaves to spar.
Commissioners voted 6-1 on Dec. 3 to appoint Democratic freshman Ellen Frost to succeed Holly Jones as vice chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, putting her in a symbolic leadership position as she heads into a reelection year.
Buncombe County Commissioner Mike Fryar announced Sept. 6 that his fight against lung cancer is going well.
Buncombe County Commissioner Mike Fryar revealed June 11 that he’s battling lung cancer.
In a letter sent to several local media outlets, Buncombe County Commissioner Mike Fryar apologized for calling A-B Tech President Hank Dunn a “little Hitler” and a “sick little puppy.” But the freshman commissioner continues to lambast the president in the new letter, arguing that Dunn acted outside his job description in a way that “undermines the authority of the full Board of Trustees.” He also calls for trustees who worked with Dunn on the maneuver to resign.
I would like to personally thank Mountain Xpress and Commissioner Mike Fryar for highlighting everything that is wrong with, and will spell the ultimate demise of the Republican Party [“Building Knowledge,” Feb. 27 Xpress]. Fryar makes the woefully ignorant statement: "In the Kentucky coal mining town where [I] attended elementary school, if a breeze blew […]
After a two month delay, Republican Mike Fryar was finally sworn in Jan. 9 to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners as the winner in District 2.
More than two months after Election Day, Republican Mike Fryar will finally be sworn in and start serving on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners this week.
The North Carolina Board of Elections will meet via teleconference on Monday, Jan. 7 at 3:30 p.m. to consider certifying Republican Mike Fryar as the winner of a four-year term in the District 2 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners race.
The results of a Dec. 7 hand recount of all the ballots in District 2 showed Republican Mike Fryar in first place and Democrat Ellen Frost’s lead over Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill growing slightly to 18 votes for the second spot.
Uncounted votes from Warren Wilson College residents could determine which political party has a majority of members on the new Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
This post features responses to the Xpress questionnaire from the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners candidates in District 2.
District 2 candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners faced off at an Oct. 8 forum, revealing different views on a variety of issues such as jobs, taxes, equality and more.
Here’s a copy of Mike Fryar’s letter of complaint to the Board of Elections in regards to the manner in which the Nov. 8, 2011 sales-tax referendum was conducted in Buncombe County. Also, a scanned copy of the check used to pay the costs of holding the referendum as promised by the J.O.B.S. committee that waged the campaign in support of it.
The Republican candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in District 2 made their campaign pitches March 31 at the annual party convention.