Into the Vault: What’s new in the Xpress Files

This week’s additions to The Xpress Files, our online archive of key public records:

• Federal prosecutors 34-page evidence list in the case of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford, who goes on trial this Tuesday, April 29. The recently released document lists 98 exhibits, ranging from tax, bank and phone-surveillance records to details about Medford’s gambling expenses, his drug prescriptions and even his expenditures for “hair restoration.”

• In the wake of increasing complaints about “predatory” and expensive towing, a selection of official documents about downtown-towing regulations presented by Asheville City Attorney Bob Oast to City Council.

• A report on the potential sale of properties owned by the city of Asheville, including a long-disputed spot across from the Civic Center and the Basilica St. Lawrence.

• A report by City Traffic Engineer Ken Putnam on potential traffic-calming measures for Maxwell Street — the street next to Greenlife Grocery where delivery-truck traffic has led to years of complaints from neighbors.

— Jon Elliston, managing editor

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About Jon Elliston
An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

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