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.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider issuing bonds to finance $60 million in projects during its meeting on Feb. 20.
Fifteen candidates, most of them Democrats, have thrown their hats into the ring for offices elected in Buncombe County as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase ambulance service fees for the first time since 2011.
During their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, Buncombe County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on adding four new school construction projects to a 2015 financing contract.
A proposed change to the Buncombe County zoning ordinance would require developers to submit a traffic impact study for any residential development with more than 75 units. The Planning Board discussed the issue at its Feb. 5 meeting and will invite public comment later this month.
Buncombe County commissioners want to provide broader access to child care in Buncombe County. To that end, they gathered a braintrust of local education experts to explore obstacles to accessible early childhood education and solutions to those problems.
Buncombe County could change its zoning code to require developers of residential projects above a certain number of units to perform a traffic impact study.
A town hall meeting on Jan. 30 at A-B Tech sought to describe the scope of the opioid epidemic. In 2016, 17 million painkillers were prescribed in Buncombe County, which amounts to about 68 pills for every person in the county.
A new bid for a property owned by Buncombe County came in $250,000 higher than a previous bid. The parcel along the French Broad River has been owned by several local governments over the years, and Buncombe County hoped to use it to lure a brewery at one time.
The contract dispute between Blue Cross Blue Shield and Mission Health put many locals in an awkward position: risk out-of-network rates at Mission or find a more Blue Cross-friendly alternative.
Business is booming — often literally — for Fletcher businessman Dan Meadows. In response to increased demand for instruction on carrying concealed handguns, Meadows’ TAP3X Group of Companies bumped up the number of concealed carry classes it offers as well as individual firearms instruction. “About three years ago I was teaching only one class a month,” Meadows stated […]
To keep cars from slipping and sliding — and crashing and smashing — when weather conditions turn roads icy, the city of Asheville and the N.C. Department of Transportation treat local motorways with salt. While the substance can impact water quality and the health of wildlife, officials say they mostly succeed in balancing environmental and traffic safety concerns.
Antibiotic resistance has become a serious problem, causing infections that can’t be treated and thousands deaths every year in the U.S. as a result. Many hospitals, including several local ones, have created antibiotic stewardship programs, which develop strategies for the appropriate use of antibiotics while decreasing the chance of bacteria becoming resistant to them.
The specter of former County Manager Wanda Greene hovered over the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting on Jan. 16, as the commission got a detailed breakdown of when staff spotted irregularities tied to Greene and how the county got a clean audit in the midst of a federal investigation.
During its first meeting of 2018, the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for Mission Health to build an offsite health care facility on U.S. Highway 70.