State laws could put the bite on Asheville’s budget. Tax changes were discussed during a scheduled item about the fiscal year 2015-2016 city fees and charges at the April 14 City Council meeting.
Last week, most Buncombe County property owners received a notice of their updated property values for tax purposes. But those residents have until mid-April to appeal those initial values – here’s how.
I applaud former Mayor Leni Sitnick's stand against the forces in Raleigh that would rob Asheville of its water rights without due compensation. Rep. Tim Moffitt — he who was re-elected only because of gerrymandering — has been the stalking horse for the takeover of Asheville's rights by the corporate drones whom he represents. He […]
Whether it was talk about the tax revaluation facing Buncombe County or the new tax rates coming from the Affordable Care Act, presentations at the Sept. 7 Council of Independent Business Owners breakfast focused on how these changes could impact the wallets of local business owners. These are the highlights. (Photo of Scott Huges, above, and Gary Roberts by Caitlin Byrd)
The rancor over last year’s vote to approve a quarter-cent sales-tax increase is continuing to play out, developing into a major issue in the Republican primary race for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
A-B Tech administrators, teachers and students joined with community leaders Sept. 12 to launch “Jobs for the Future,” a campaign on behalf of a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase to fund capital improvements at the school. Photos by Jerry Nelson
Over the past two years, as we all know, the entire budget/economy has been hit hard. I know that the N.C. budget needs to be cut again this year, but let’s keep it sensible, especially where it affects education. State spending on education is going down while need is going up. North Carolina is the […]
At this evening’s Jan. 18 meeting, the Buncombe County County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to put a one-quarter-of-1-cent sales-tax increase on the ballot to help fund $129 million in building improvements at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. The measure is now set to go up for a public vote on Election Day, Nov. 8.