The Buncombe County tax department finished its preliminary property tax reappraisal for 2017 and it shows, before appeals have been filed and settled, that the county’s 2017 property tax base is approximately $31.5 billion. That’s an increase of $6.8 billion from the last assessment in 2012.
Participants and protestors represented a wide array of concerns and perspectives at the Women’s March on Asheville on Saturday, Jan. 21. Organizers say the crowd was 10,000 strong.
Two separate groups of protesters marched the downtown streets of Asheville, in demonstration against the inauguration of Donald Trump. Both groups, about 50 people in all, made their way toward the Vance Monument at noon, as Trump was sworn in. Empty paint buckets functioned as snare drums, leading rally cries of: “Donald Trump is a […]
In an effort to emphasize the importance of access to affordable health insurance coverage for North Carolinians, Pisgah Legal Services held a press conference Tuesday in partnership with the North Carolina Justice Center. Speakers included political and legal advocates for the ACA, as well as residents who offered stories about their experiences with affordable care and health insurance.
Organizers of the Women’s March on Asheville expect a big crowd to turn out in support of the rights of all on Saturday, Jan. 21 in downtown Asheville.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners spent nearly three hours considering zoning requests, getting information about opioid use and tending to other business during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Xpress has a recap of the entire agenda…
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will look at four rezoning requests during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Of the four, the Planning Board recommends two be approved and two denied.
Jan. 16 marks the 30th anniversary of the holiday named in the late civil rights leader’s honor. Xpress took the opportunity to speak with Al Whitesides, Buncombe County’s first African-American commissioner, about some of King’s deepest concerns.
More apartments could be heading to the East Asheville area as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment cleared a hurdle for a 232-unit apartment complex during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
After waiting for the official results of a recount in December, incumbent Commissioner Mike Fryar was sworn in before county commissioners got their Tuesday, Jan. 3 meeting underway.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will ease into 2017 with a light agenda featuring one new business item and a board appointment.
“You could say I was hungry for the truth without even realizing I was searching for it,” says Western North Carolina native Joseph (Yusuf) Gantt, “and that led to a journey of maybe 10 or 15 years in which I finally recognized Islam. It satisfied my hunger.” Two of Gantt’s family members, his mother and […]
After a recount for the District 2 seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Republican incumbent Mike Fryar was been verified as the winner over Deomcratic challenger Nancy Nehls Nelson.
In the wake of the Nov. 8 election, local faith leaders representing many different denominations and religions are seeking answers and providing guidance for their congregations.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners selected a new vice chair, had a heated discussion about a resolution against discrimination and held a closed session about a potential economic development that might bring 500 jobs to the county.
New members of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners took their oath of office on Monday, Dec. 5. Some commissioners talked about working together but the board’s first vote, concerning appointment of a vice chair, was split down party lines.
The newly constituted Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hold its first post-election meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The agenda is relatively light and will be the first helmed by Brownie Newman, who is transitioning from commissioner to chair, and will be the inaugural meeting for Commissioners Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and Robert Pressley. The board will […]
Two members of the Russian punk rock protest band Pussy Riot participated in a panel discussion at UNC Asheville on Wednesday, Nov. 16.