IT TAKES A VILLAGE: YWCA Chief Program Officer Sala Menaya-Merrit speaks during the Board of Commissioners meeting on June 5. Commissioners announced two new early childhood education initiatives during the meeting. Photo by David Floyd

County approves GE incentives­, launches new early childhood ed initiative­s

Though breaking news about new Wanda Greene indictments made it hard for elected officials and members of the public to focus on anything else, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved $685,000 in incentives for a planned local investment by GE Aviation and announced two new early childhood education initiatives during its meeting on June 5.

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Candidates for N.C. House of Representa­tives District 115

Amy Evans is fighting to replace Democratic incumbent John Ager in the N.C. House of Representatives. Evans’ primary opponent for the Republican nomination, Nathan West, recently dropped out of the race. He has thrown his support behind Evans, writing in a press release, “After several meetings with Amy and considerable reflection with my friends and family, […]