The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved new organizational chart recommendations by the new county manager while some lent support to the push for the General Assembly to approve medicinal marijuana.
The number of opioid-related hospital visits in Buncombe County is up 172 percent from the previous year and commissioners and looking to the courtroom for relief.
Buncombe County’s Audit Committee approved changes to its structure in hopes of giving the internal auditor more independence. It will be up to the Board of Commissioners to sign off on the recommendations.
As questions swirl around an ongoing FBI probe into former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene, some top officials are scrutinizing the results of a directive they say was meant to boost the earnings of the county’s lowest-paid employees.
Frustrations about traffic took center stage as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment considered two apartment complex projects during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Press release: The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency Board of Directors has rescheduled its Sept. 11 meeting for Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Buncombe CountyPlanning and Development Board Room at 30 Valley St. You can view the agenda here. [This post, originally published on 9/1/17, was updated on 9/11/17.]
Buncombe County’s community grant program helps support nonprofits. Based on a nonprofit’s focus and mission, county staff sets specific annual targets for its performance. But are the performance measures succeeding in holding all the funded organizations accountable for achieving their stated goals?
Among items on the Board of Adjustment’s agenda are two proposed apartment complexes in East and South Asheville.
Press release: The Western Carolina University Friends of the Arts presents a “Friend-Raising” concert, featuring Balsam Range and the WCU Wind Ensemble. Cullowhee, NC, September 24 at 3pm | WCU Bardo Arts Center Join the Friends of the Arts for an exciting afternoon of bluegrass with Balsam Range and the WCU Wind Ensemble under the […]
Press release: Warren Wilson College professor tapped for book talk, presentation at Smithsonian Jamison set to discuss “Hoedowns, Reels Frolics” Asheville, NC — Sept. 7, 2017 — Releasing a book is a milestone for all authors. But Warren Wilson College’s Phil Jamison hoped 14 years of work would ensure his book went beyond personal fulfillment. […]
Press release: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation sponsors hike on September 9 in honor of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s 40th anniversary (ASHEVILLE, N.C.) – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is sponsoring a hike along a leg of the route at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 9. Danny Bernstein, author […]
Press release: Arrests and indictments made in break-ins on National Forests Asheville, N.C., September 7, 2017 – Nine individuals from Gastonia, NC, and Greenville, SC, have been arrested and indicted recently for breaking and entering vehicles parked on the Pisgah National Forest throughout the spring and summer of this year and 2016. The break-ins mainly […]
Press release: Four Things to Know About Hurricane Preparedness DURHAM, N.C. – Each year, we witness the devastating impacts that hurricanes can cause. High winds, heavy rainfall, tornadoes, and flooding can be felt hundreds of miles inland, potentially causing loss of life and catastrophic damage to property. As Hurricanes Matthew and Harvey remind us, it […]
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners tapped Duke Energy for a solar farm project at the old county landfill and unanimously denied a rezoning request.
Press release: Pack Memorial Library, NCServes-Western Expanding Network Access for Veterans Dedicated computer kiosk to open Thursday ASHEVILLE, N.C. – NCServes-Western, a coordinated network based at Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) that connects veterans, active service members and their families in 12 Western North Carolina counties to more than 40 agencies and providers, is […]
Press release: BUNCOMBE COUNTY INVITES COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO APPLY FOR TIPPING POINT GRANTS Partnering with communities for better outcomes. Asheville, NC – Buncombe County Government is pleased to announce a call for community members to apply for Tipping Point grants. We anticipate awarding between 10 to 12 grants this round with a second round for […]
Press release: Grandfather Mountain hosts Girl Scout Day Sept. 16 Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and… Bears? For 47 years, Grandfather Mountain has celebrated the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and the tradition continues Saturday, Sept. 16, as the Linville, N.C., nature preserve and attraction hosts its annual Girl Scout Day. […]
A budget amendment for iPads initiated a conversation about what programs funds from the county’s detention center commissary should go toward.
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The Buncombe County Audit Committee held a special meeting where new County Manager Mandy Stone outlined her management philosophies and floated new ideas regarding the county’s internal auditor.
Press release: Sep. 13: Asheville Democratic Socialists Hold City Council Candidate Forum Councilmember Cecil Bothwell, Rich Lee, Kim Roney, Sheneika Smith and Dee Williams vie for Socialist endorsement, more candidates expected to participate Asheville, N.C. — The Asheville chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (AVLDSA) will host an Asheville City Council candidate forum at […]