Over 140 people responded to an Xpress questionnaire designed to learn more about Western North Carolina’s unaffilaited voters. Their answers show that, at least in WNC, the simple label of “unaffiliated” elides a wide diversity of ideologies and concerns.
Complete Democratic control of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, a better-than-expected performance by Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and $70 million in new spending for county initiatives all emerged from this year’s midterm election results.
Watch this space for the latest 2022 general election results for Western North Carolina and commentary from the Mountain Xpress news team. The post will be updated regularly throughout the evening.
Every election Corinne Duncan has worked since joining Buncombe County Election Services in 2015, she says, has felt more intense than the one before. Ever more people are voting, requesting information from the office she now directs and scrutinizing the electoral process. And an increasing number of citizens, Duncan continues, want to take an active […]
The event, supported in part by the American Press Institute’s Election Coverage and Community Listening Fund, also aimed to uplift community voices regarding education issues. As moderator Aisha Adams revealed through conversations with the audience, many concerns about the school system are shared among voters with different views, even if they may disagree about how best to solve those issues.
Administrators from local social media groups talk about the challenges inherent in their freewheeling, ongoing public conversations. Opinions vary on how much that rough-and-tumble interferes with achieving posters’ goals.
In preparation for the 2022 general election of Tuesday, Nov. 8, Xpress sent questions to all candidates in contested local races representing Buncombe County voters. Responses from candidates for the N.C. General Assembly, Buncombe County-level races, Asheville city government and local school boards are all collected here.
The mix of working artists and arts advocates resulted in a lively, productive discussion.
General election candidates for the 2022 Buncombe County Sheriff race share their positions with Xpress.
Candidates in the Asheville City Board of Education 2022 general election share their positions with Xpress.
General election candidates for the 2022 Asheville City Council race share their positions with Xpress.
In November’s general election, Buncombe County citizens will vote on two bond referendums that could together authorize up to $70 million in county borrowing for open space conservation and affordable housing projects.
Candidates in the 2022 Buncombe County Board of Education general election share their positions with Xpress.
General election candidates for the 2022 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners races share their positions with Xpress.
General election candidates for the 2022 Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors race share their positions with Xpress.
General election candidates for the 2022 U.S. House District 11 race share their positions with Xpress.
General election candidates for the 2022 N.C. House races in Districts 114-116 share their positions with Xpress.
General election candidates for the 2022 N.C. Senate District 46 and District 49 races share their positions with Xpress.
Xpress answers common questions about voting in the 2022 general election, including where to find your sample ballot, how to vote by mail and if identification is required at the polls.
Al Whitesides, Anthony Penland, Martin Moore, Amanda Edwards and Don Yelton participated in the second of three Town Hall events.
Xpress takes stock of the current school boards and examines the challenges that lie ahead for their future representatives