Candidates in the 2022 Buncombe County Board of Education general election share their positions with Xpress.
2022 General Voter Guide: Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
General election candidates for the 2022 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners races share their positions with Xpress.
2022 General Voter Guide: Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors
General election candidates for the 2022 Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors race share their positions with Xpress.
2022 General Voter Guide: U.S. House 11
General election candidates for the 2022 U.S. House District 11 race share their positions with Xpress.
2022 General Voter Guide: N.C. House
General election candidates for the 2022 N.C. House races in Districts 114-116 share their positions with Xpress.
2022 General Voter Guide: N.C. Senate
General election candidates for the 2022 N.C. Senate District 46 and District 49 races share their positions with Xpress.
2022 General Voter Guide: Voting FAQs
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.
County commissioner candidates participate in AAAC’s Arts AVL Town Hall
Al Whitesides, Anthony Penland, Martin Moore, Amanda Edwards and Don Yelton participated in the second of three Town Hall events.
Asheville, Buncombe prepare for school board elections
Xpress takes stock of the current school boards and examines the challenges that lie ahead for their future representatives
NC House candidates participate in AAAC’s ArtsAVL Town Hall
General Assembly candidates Caleb Rudow, Lindsey Prather, Eric Ager and Everett Pittillo strongly support increased arts funding for Western North Carolina.
How local candidates put donations to use
When you donate money to a political campaign, where do your dollars actually go? For local candidates, the answer for the bulk of donations is almost unanimous: mailers.
Buncombe County Commission candidates talk policy, vision at CIBO forum
The forum, hosted by the Council of Independent Business Owners, gave the candidates the opportunity to stake out their positions on a range of issues central to Buncombe County residents.
NC-11 candidates talk issues, strategy ahead of Election Day
The NC-11 race is heating up as Republican State Sen. Chuck Edwards and Democratic challenger Jasmine Beach-Ferrara head into the fall election.
Manheimer, Berthiaume pull in Asheville campaign funds
Mayor Esther Manheimer and climate change consultant Maggie Ullman Berthiaume have raised the most campaign funds so far in this year’s race for Asheville city government positions, according to reports filed by candidates’ campaigns. Manheimer had raised $19,550 as of mid-July, while Berthiaume had taken $29,442 in donations.
Edwards, Republican panel talk ‘leftist agenda’ in schools
The N.C. Republican Party’s Aug. 17 panel discussion in Hendersonville was billed with the theme of “Family First.”
$70M for land conservation, affordable housing up to Buncombe voters
This November, Buncombe County voters will determine if the county pursues up to $70 million in bonds. If approved, $30 million would go toward land conservation and greenways, while $40 million would fund up to 3,100 affordable housing units.
GA short session yields both change and inertia for WNC
From occupancy tax allocations and hemp production to private bar membership, state legislators voted on several measures that are consequential to WNC in their recently concluded short session.
Abortion ruling will impact Asheville’s Planned Parenthood
As the sole abortion provider in Western North Carolina, the Planned Parenthood in Asheville will become the closest legal abortion destination for millions of people.
N.C. may inch closer to legalizing medical marijuana
Supporters of medical marijuana and the local hemp industry want to see the state allow the use of cannabis as a treatment option for debilitating medical conditions. But there are disagreements with Senate Bill 711 as written.
Five takeaways from Buncombe’s 2022 primaries
The Buncombe County Board of Elections won’t officially certify the results until Friday, May 27, and the N.C. Board of Elections will issue its own certification Thursday, June 9. But even with those steps still to come, there’s plenty to learn from the unofficial results.
A closer look at WNC’s unaffiliated voters
North Carolina voters can register with one of three political parties — Republican, Democratic and Libertarian — or as unaffiliated. The last has become an increasingly popular option, both in WNC and across the state.