School library book bans come to Buncombe

Until recently, local school districts had largely avoided the national wave of book bans. Despite some activists making noise in local school board meetings last summer, there had been no formal requests to remove books from school libraries in Asheville City or Buncombe County schools. But by November, 20 books had been challenged by a group of parents at Enka High School.

Hundreds of Woodfin’s west-side residents seek to de-annex from the town

The new de-annexation movement is led by Chip Parton, who was in middle school when the west side was annexed in 2006. He says he wasn’t really paying attention to issues with the town until five or six years ago, when he realized town rules prevented him from putting a single-wide trailer on his parents’ property to live in while he waited to inherit a family home.

Buncombe County Commission agenda for March 7

News release from the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners: The agenda for the Board of Commissioners’ March 7th meeting has been posted at: https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/commissioners/default.aspx Commission Meetings are held at 200 College Street, Room 326 in downtown Asheville beginning at 5:00 p.m. Public Comment is taken at the beginning of the meeting.