A round-up of the five most-read news stories of 2013 on Mountainx.com.
Longtime local conservative activist Don Yelton is getting national attention for contentious comments he made Oct. 23 on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. However, he says he stands behind them.
Everyone, please, just relax! The new North Carolina Voter ID Law simply compares to the election laws already existing in most of the other states.
Borrowing from James O’ Keefe’s playbook, the Buncombe County Young Republicans aimed to make a mockery of Moral Mountain Monday attendees Aug. 5, enticing them to sign a “a fake petition to decrease, or restore funding levels to the last year that Democrats were in control, which effectively lowers it by millions of dollars.”
Contentious messages from a “WNC GOP” Twitter account are attracting media attention from across the state, leading the North Carolina Republican Party to distance itself from the anonymous group.
Henry Mitchell won another two year term as chair of the Buncombe County Republican Party.
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R) addressed about 100 business leaders, elected officials and others the Feb. 21 at the Council of Independent Business Owners luncheon in Asheville. (photo by Max Cooper)
Here’s a look at some of the most viewed news and opinion stories on the Xpress website this year.
It looks like a record number of Buncombe County residents will participate in early voting this year. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
About 15 local Republicans gathered Aug. 28 at Pack’s Tavern in downtown Asheville to watch the opening night of their party’s national convention in Tampa.
The executive committee of the Buncombe County Republican Party found longtime political activist Don Yelton guilty of party disloyalty, voting June 25 to strip him of his duties as precinct chair and kick him off the committee until the next party convention in March of 2013.
Divisions within the Buncombe County Republican party continued to play out this week, as its executive committee tabled a controversial “security amendment” and moved to strip Don Yelton of his position as precinct chair.
In the wake of the recent primary elections, tensions continue to mount among different factions of the Buncombe County Republican Party.
The rancor over last year’s vote to approve a quarter-cent sales-tax increase is continuing to play out, developing into a major issue in the Republican primary race for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
This post includes live dispatches via Twitter from the March 31 Buncombe County Republican Party Convention.
In these videos, Rep. Patrick McHenry and GOP 10th District primary challenger Ken Fortenberry discuss their approaches to the economy and what should be done to create more jobs.
After facing off at a March 3 forum sponsored by the Buncombe County Republican Party, incumbent U.S. House Rep. Patrick McHenry beat challenger Ken Fortenberry in a straw poll, 41 votes to 23. (photos by Max Cooper)
Both candidates are vying to be the party’s nominee in the 10th District, which was redrawn last year to include most of Asheville.