Press release from Buncombe County Government: Asheville, NC At their June 9 special meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners named current Assistant County Manager/Health & Human Services Director Mandy Stone as the new County Manager to be effective July 1. Ms. Stone succeeds Wanda Greene who announced her intent to retire after 20 years […]
County Commissioners deadlocked on a request from tax director Gary Roberts to reappraise county real estate in 2017. With Commissioner Ellen Frost absent, the board members voted 3-3 along party lines, delaying for at least a few weeks a decision on whether the county will voluntarily undertake a reappraisal before the state Department of Revenue forces its hand.
In September, Hi-Wire announced it had grown 135 percent since opening its doors just over a year before. In order to keep pace, the company was planning to enter a contract brewing agreement with Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Mississippi. The contract brewing arrangement meant that Hi-Wire would pay Lazy Magnolia and work with that […]
News reporter Jake Frankel talks about the recent Buncombe County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
In this podcast, Xpress reporter Jake Frankel talks about a recently released report detailing the fundraising efforts of groups on both sides of the proposed 1/4 cent sales tax increase to support A-B Tech.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast, reporter Jake Frankel talks about Buncombe County’s proposed—and controversial—1/4 cent sales tax to benefit A-B Tech.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast, reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel discuss Buncombe County Commission meeting and next week’s City Council primary.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast: Jake Frankel on the most recent Buncombe County Commission meeting; Susan Andrew with the latest on the CTS cleanup; Tracy Rose on the Women In Business supplement and David Forbes on the Asheville City Council meeting about downtown food trucks.
In this edition of Local Matters — the Xpress weekly news podcast — reporter David Forbes talks about the controversy over the Bele Chere committee’s reluctance to book hip-hop artist DJ Kool, and gives updates on the ongoing food truck ordinance battle. Reporter Christopher George also gives a rundown of the recent Buncombe County Commission meeting.
In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—news intern Caitlin Byrd talks about her story on the business of being a doctor, reporter Jake Frankel gives details on the most-recent Buncombe County Commission meeting, and environmental reporter Susan Andrew talks about the ongoing efforts of a UNCA student environmental group.
In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel discuss the recent announcement about the purchase of the former Volvo plant in South Asheville by Buncombe County as part of an incentive deal to bring the Linamar manufacturing company to the city. Hosted by News Editor Margaret Williams.
In this episode of the Mountain Xpress Local Matters podcast, news editor Margaret Williams talks with reporter David Forbes about the trends in the local economic recovery. Reporter Christopher George contributes a report about the local employment situation, as well as an update about the recent Buncombe County Commission budget meeting.
In this edition of Local Matters, Xpress reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel discuss the Stand Against Racism event, the scandal-tinged timing around the retirement of APD Chief Bill Hogan, and the details of the latest Buncombe County Commission meeting.