A 22-page report sparked an approximately two hour discussion during a Board of Commissioners meeting on April 17 about the merits of allowing a for-profit EMS system to operate in Buncombe County.
Early voting for the May 8 primary in Buncombe County begins Thursday, April 19 and will extend through Saturday, May 5. Voters in Buncombe County can cast a ballot at one of eight sites.
Starting on April 14, CIMA and other local advocacy groups received word that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were detaining people in the Asheville area.
At the Tuesday, April 17, meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, members of the board will hear the results of an analysis of future and current EMS needs.
After criticizing a list of proposals circulated by three county commissioners last week, Sheriff Van Duncan worked to find common ground at the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting on April 10.
In the fallout from the APD body camera leak, members of a work group that helped revise the APD’s use of force policy say they believe the policy has held up under scrutiny.
Just days after former county manager Wanda Greene and her son were indicted on federal charges related to the misuse of public funds, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider an overhaul on Tuesday, April 10, of the county’s financial accountability policies.
A federal indictment released on April 5 paints Wanda Greene as a person who loved to shop — especially when Buncombe County was picking up the tab.
With the potential of tax revenues from the proposed acquisition of Mission Health by a for-profit company looming on the horizon, members of City Council’s Finance Committee heard several proposals on March 29 that would help balance the city’s FY 2018-19 budget.
Code for Asheville delivered a presentation to the public safety committee on March 26 asking the city to make policing data more readily available to the public.
With city expenditures projected to outstrip revenues over the next few years, Asheville is looking to plug a $3.2 million gap to balance its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget.
City Council discussed police reforms during a work session on March 20 and ousted longtime City Manager Gary Jackson, who was about nine months away from retirement.
Asheville City Council heard two hours of public comment on March 13, the vast majority of it pertaining to recent footage showing a white APD officer beating a black Asheville resident.
Asheville City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, March 13 — which will be the first regular meeting since video surfaced showing an Asheville police officer beating a black Asheville resident — will feature a presentation by the Racial Justice Coalition on improving accountability and culture at the APD.
The week after the release of body camera footage showing a white APD officer beating an African-American Asheville resident, members of the community attended a Citizens Police Advisory Committee meeting in force to express their outrage.
During its March 6 meeting, Buncombe County commissioners commented on recently released body cam footage depicting an Asheville Police Department officer’s use of force against an African-American individual.
At a March 6 meeting, Buncombe County commissioners are slated to get progress reports from local grassroots organizations that received grants and to hold a public hearing on a rezoning requested by Zen Tubing.
Buncombe County has established a goal to run all of its operations off of renewable energy sources by 2030 and run all community operations off of renewable energy sources 2042. Xpress explores what the county can do to make this goal a reality.
The full slate of candidates for state and local offices for the May 8 primary election was finalized on Feb. 28 — with a few surprises.
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation by state Rep. Chuck McGrady about a new committee to study regional water and sewer districts.
The Buncombe County Planning Board approved a zoning amendment on Feb. 19 that would require developers to submit a traffic impact study when seeking approval for a development with more than 75 residential units.