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Commission­ers to name parks, greenways and recreation board on Dec. 3

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners must whittle down 25 applicants to fill nine available slots on the new advisory group. According to the resolution establishing the group, members must be selected evenly from each commission district and should represent the community’s gender, age and racial diversity; notably, all of the current applicants are white.

APD Chief stays mum on evidence room details, looking for new manager

Speaking with media this morning, Asheville Police Department Chief William Anderson wouldn’t answer questions about the extent of missing, guns, drugs, and money from the APD evidence room, or when the public will see the unrevealed audit. The APD is looking for a new, civilian evidence room manager, something Anderson believes will hasten “the healing process.” Photo by Max Cooper.

2008 audit of Pack Square Conservanc­y

An October audit by a Buncombe County auditor of the Pack Square Conservancy’s books found that internal financial controls are adequate, but that the non-profit overseeing the massive renovation of Asheville’s signature park is operating on a $20 million budget that hasn’t been approved by Buncombe County commissioners. County commissioners and Asheville City Council created […]