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: 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.

BCS board bans book from all district high schools

At its Feb. 8 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Education voted unanimously to remove author Ellen Hopkins’ fictional 2009 book, Tricks. Three other books under consideration — Hopkins’ Perfect, Patricia McCormick’s Sold and Sarah Gruen’s Water for Elephants — remain on county high school library shelves, based on recommendations from the Buncombe County Schools’ Media and Technology Advisory Committee.

BCSO returns downtown without formal partnershi­p with APD

Inspired by a September letter from downtown businesses, which spurred numerous meetings between business owners and county leaders, Sheriff Quentin Miller deputized Chief Deputy Herbert Blake to put together a proposal to return deputies downtown on weekend nights. Patrols started Jan. 26, and are currently scheduled to run through June on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

2024 Primary Voter Guide: U.S. House 11

Two years ago, the primary race for District 11 between then-state Sen. Chuck Edwards of Hendersonville and the controversial U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, drew national attention. This time around, the primary between now-U.S. Rep. Edwards and Christian Reagan has been relatively quiet. Edwards, who owns multiple McDonald’s fast-food franchises, did not respond to requests from Xpress […]