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.
Since the state legislature divided the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners into election districts in the run-up to the 2012 election, races in District 2 have been tight. That first districted year, there were races for both seats, one for a two-year term and one for a four-year term, so the top two finishers in […]
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, […]
Three Democrats are jostling for the chance to challenge three-term Republican incumbent Mark Meadows. Meadows is the head of the Freedom Caucus, a bloc of hardline conservatives in the U.S House of Representatives that puts an emphasis on limited government and the rule of law. As the chief of staff at Pardee Hospital and a […]
While incumbent District Attorney Todd Williams claimed 62 percent of the vote when he faced then-unaffiliated candidate Ben Scales in the 2014 DA general election race, Scales says things will be different this time around. For one thing, Scales is challenging Williams as a Democrat, which Scales says gives him a better basis for an […]
The western district of Buncombe County has so far proved difficult for Democrats to grasp. It contains the fewest registered Democrats of the three districts. And although Rep. Brian Turner, whose district shares the same lines, has proved that a Democrat can win there, Republicans have held both seats on the board since election districts […]
Seven-term Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry faces five primary opponents in his bid for re-election this year. McHenry currently serves as chief deputy whip, assisting the majority whip in galvanizing support for conservatives policies among members of the House. In defending his most recent term in Congress, McHenry points to his support for the Tax Cuts […]
Retiring three-term Sheriff Van Duncan is preparing to leave office as a popular leader credited with stabilizing the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department following the tenure of former sheriff Bobby Medford, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption and extortion. Upon announcing that he wouldn’t seek a fourth term, Duncan endorsed Capt. Randy Smart as his […]
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.