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)
The full seven member Buncombe County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting since the election on Feb. 5, setting the stage for how they will conduct business for the rest of the year.
Tweets, photos and more from the Jan. 4 CIBO “issues” breakfast. Topics focused on issues the North Carolina legislature will face in the coming year, and local school security measures after the Sandy Hook shooting. (Photo of Buncombe County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin by Max Cooper)
Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger and challenger Pat Cothran traded sometimes tense words this morning during a Council of Independent Business Owners forum. Cothran repeatedly targeted Reisinger’s experience, while he claimed a record of improvement and questioned if she had specific plans to update its practices.
The Buncombe County candidates running for seats in N.C. House districts 115 and 116 faced off at a Sept. 27 forum organized by the Council of Independent Business Owners. Candidates were asked a range of questions, giving them a chance to show where they stood on issues like Asheville’s water system, jobs, education and more. Roughly 75 people attended the forum. Here’s a look at the event in words, photos and videos as it unfolded, via Storify. (photo by Max Cooper)
Whether it was talk about the tax revaluation facing Buncombe County or the new tax rates coming from the Affordable Care Act, presentations at the Sept. 7 Council of Independent Business Owners breakfast focused on how these changes could impact the wallets of local business owners. These are the highlights. (Photo of Scott Huges, above, and Gary Roberts by Caitlin Byrd)
Lt. Governor Walter Dalton told Asheville business leaders Aug. 10 that he would bring a more “balanced approach” to the governor’s desk then his Republican opponent, Pat McCrory.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton is speaking to the Council of Independent Business Owners in Asheville on Aug. 10 at Magnolias Raw Bar & Grill, starting at about 12:30 p.m.
Speaking in Asheville, June 15, Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory told the Council of Independent Business Owners that he wants to cut regulations and taxes to help spur economic development in North Carolina.
N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis spoke to the Council of Independent Business Owners in Asheville on March 22, updating them on the majority party’s accomplishments and goals.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
APD’s new police chief William Anderson and Sheriff Van Duncan talk law enforcement at the March 1 Council of Independent Business Owners luncheon. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Water was the hot topic at this month’s CIBO issues breakfast, where attorney Bob Long spoke. (photo by Max Cooper).
Rep. Patrick McHenry held his first public event in Asheville since the General Assembly redrew congressional districts to put most of the city in his 10th District, introducing himself to the Council of Independent Business Owners at the group’s Nov. 10 luncheon.
Aggregated Twitter dispatches from this morning’s Council of Independent Business Owners breakfast, which dealt with Occupy Asheville, among other issues.
When asked what the GOP-led N.C. Legislature has done to create jobs, Speaker of the House Thom Tillis touted bills that reform workers compensation rules, address over-regulation and cut taxes.
As Congressman Heath Shuler stood behind the podium yesterday, Aug. 25, at a luncheon sponsored by the Council of Independent Business Owners, he used a story to explain the biggest challenge he sees in Washington: finding compromise for the federal budget regardless of politics.
Delegates to the Buncombe County Democratic Party’s annual convention elected Emmet Carney their new chair on April 9, marking a quick and peaceful end to a race that had shifted rapidly in recent weeks. Several candidates had thrown their hats into the ring and then removed them, including Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell, former […]
In this week’s Local Matters podcast, Xpress News Editor Margaret Williams talks to reporter Jake Frankel about the coming cover story on new perspectives on the “Marion Massacre” union strike, and with reporter David Forbes about Asheville City Council’s recent back-and-forth with the Ingles grocery chain, as well as their recent conversation with NC Treasurer Janet Cowell at a CIBO luncheon.
It’s all about the economy . . . and the budget deficit and job development, says Buncombe County’s newest legislator, Tim Moffitt, who predicts a “philosophical shift” from a spending philosophy to one of saving at the state level.
photo by Margaret Williams
In a perhaps unintended act of irony, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency representatives offered bottled water, chocolates and rubber squeeze balls in the image of the Earth to neighbors of the contaminated former CTS site during a Sept. 9 community meeting. Don Rigger, a key official from the Region IV office in Atlanta, apologized for the […]
“It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself, ‘Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?’” — Carl Sandburg From Big Glassy overlook at Connemara (now the Carl […]