New and smiling faces populated the crowd at the Buncombe County Commissioners meeting on Dec. 1, as four winners of the Nov. 4 elections took their oaths of office and commissioners elected a new vice chair. Buncombe County Commissioners Ellen Frost, Miranda Debruhl, and Brownie Newman — and re-elected Sheriff Van Duncan — stood with their families […]
After an hour-long discussion and seven stipulations, Buncombe County commissioners approved donating $1.3 million to help fund a new sports complex in Enka-Candler — although one commissioner described the proposal as a “little outside the norm.”
At its meeting this evening, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners gave their approval to the formation of the African-American Heritage Commission and voted to extend city water to people living near the contaminated former CTS of Asheville site.
Every election, Xpress queries candidates on key issues. In this post, candidates for the two District 1 seats on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners give their replies: Don Guge, Holly Jones and Brownie Newman. (photo by Max Cooper)
A look at the issues and what’s at stake in this year’s Buncombe County Board of Commissioners elections. Early voting began today. (photo by Max Cooper)
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Aug. 7, 2012 meeting New Belgium to get $8.45 million in incentives Commissioners approve early property revaluation During a tense five-hour Aug. 7 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners tackled various issues, including changes to the county's personnel ordinance, an economic-incentive package and the date of the next property […]
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners March 20, 2012 meeting Environmentalists urge joining billboard lawsuit March 23 proclaimed Women Veterans History Day Two new school buildings are in the works for Asheville. At their March 20 meeting, the Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved taking the first steps toward replacing the aging Asheville Middle School and Isaac […]
In the Asheville news this week, over 200 marched in downtown protesting corporate personhood, the Buncombe Commissioners passed new rules on light pollution, a challenger emerged in the Register of Deeds race, and a committee looking into the former CTS site’s contamination convened in Raleigh. What’s on your minds, readers? Photo by Bill Rhodes
Turns out Asheville Vice Mayor Brownie Newman isn’t bowing out of local politics. While the two-term Asheville City Council member’s last official day in office is tomorrow, he has his sights set on a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and announced a run this afternoon.
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A summary of action taken by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners at its Oct. 4 meeting.
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At its meeting today, Oct. 4, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider changing the county’s zoning rules to allow vacation rentals throughout the county, including in residential areas.
In passing a proposal to permit vacation rentals in all zoning districts, the Buncombe County Planning Board did a great disservice to citizens and to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The proposal passed by the Planning Board is substantively the same as the one passed back in February and returned by the commissioners to […]
A recent bid by residents near the contaminated former CTS of Asheville plant on Mills Gap Road to have the property condemned has taken a step forward. A Buncombe County inspection from last week reveals numerous holes in the roof, missing doors and window glass, and related damage that “doesn’t seem feasible to repair.”
Photo courtesy of EPA.
The Tuesday, June 7, meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will feature public hearings on its 2011–2012 budget proposal and several related issues.
Here’s a list of some highlights from the May 3 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
I can't believe the hubris of newly elected Buncombe County Rep. Tim Moffitt in attempting to rush through a bill (HB 471) in the North Carolina Legislature — without prior discussion with his constituents — that would drastically change the way Buncombe County is run. The bill, calling for county commissioners to be elected by […]
A bill hurdling through the General Assembly [HB 471] will erase 220 years of Buncombe County tradition overnight, without the consent of the Buncombe County residents that it will affect. People may have different opinions on Tim Moffitt's proposal to expand the Buncombe County board of commissioners and allow people fewer votes. In 2007, when […]
The state House of Representatives passed Republican Rep. Tim Moffitt‘s bill to expand the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from five to seven members and mandate district representation in place of the current at-large elections. The bill would institute this change without a local referendum.