At a press conference today, Buncombe County Republican officials and activists criticized the defacing of a “Vote Republican” billboard, which was spray-painted with “Drop bombs on families!!!?”
The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 4. Voters must vote at their polling place, which can be located here.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting tomorrow. It’s a formidable one too: while most eyes will be on the polls, the board will vote on a controversial rezoning, appointments to the powerful county planning board and a plan to borrow upwards of $37 million to fund capital projects.
I love taking my kids to vote with me. It’s the time in my life when I feel most American — when I’m a small but possibly significant cog in the slow-turning wheel of democracy. And I want to share that feeling of historic significance with my kids.
It likely will be the only debate between Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler and Republican challenger Carl Mumpower, but the showdown that took place Oct. 30 on WWNC-570 AM was a doozy, with Mumpower labeling Shuler a “socialist,” and Shuler calling Mumpower a “polarizing figure” ill-suited to be an effective congressman for the 11th District.
Due to record voter turnout, the Buncombe County Board of Elections has extended voting hours on the final day of the early voting period. Voters can now register and cast a ballot at the 15 early voting locations until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Citing a lack of evidence, the Buncombe County Board of Elections voted 2-1 in a tense meeting this afternoon to dismiss complaints by the Buncombe County Republican Party that election law was violated when James Taylor concert tickets were given away at three polling locations.
Progressive radio talk show host Ed Schultz will tape his show during a “town hall” meeting Wednesday night at Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Republican congressional candidate Carl Mumpower will appear live today (Oct. 28) on WWNC-570 AM with Take a Stand! radio host Matt Mittan, in a discussion that will serve as a warmup for a scheduled debate later this week between Mumpower and incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler.
Like a scene out of a Romero scare-fest, the undead emerged from the darkness. They jolted through downtown streets. They screamed for brains. And then a rogue element of Asheville’s zombie horde descended upon the Asheville Civic Center and staged a political protest the likes of which the city has never seen.
Citing the Asheville City Council member’s “entrenched” stance on immigration and hiring practices, the board of the Manufacturer’s Executive Association has announced it will not support Carl Mumpower’s bid for Congress.
Thousands of people crowded the Asheville Civic Center arena to attend Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin‘s rally tonight
By all indications, voter turnout at local polling places is strong this presidential election year, and that includes a voting bloc candidates sometimes dismiss — the pre-school set.
The Mountain Xpress will bring you updates throughout the day Sunday on the Sarah Palin rally at the Asheville Civic Center.
The Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate is slated to appear at the Asheville Civic Center this Sunday, according to the Buncombe GOP
The Buncombe County Republican Party will submit complaints alleging that election law was violated when James Taylor concert tickets were given away “at several polling locations,” according to a statement issued this afternoon.
Election Day is Nov. 4, but some of the people have already spoken. With the advent and increasing popularity of early voting—which began Oct. 16 this year in North Carolina and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1—a growing number of Xpress readers have asked that we publish our Voter Guide earlier, to accommodate those folks who […]
This Mr. Smith most likely will not be going to Washington. And Keith Smith is cool with that. Such are the perils of being an little-known Libertarian candidate for Congress in a race for the 11th District seat held by a rich former football player (Heath Shuler) and challenged by a maverick Republican who has […]
According to statistics released by the Buncombe County Board of Elections, 14,415 new voters have registered since early February. The vast majority (98 percent) of the new voters are registered as Democrats (7,355) or unaffiliated (6,765). The number of registered Republicans stayed roughly the same, going up by 186 new voters.
Here’s a sneak preview of the Oct. 22 edition of the Mountain Xpress, which features our 2008 Voter Guide.
Folk-singer James Taylor plays a series of free concerts (with an Asheville stop) to support Barack Obama’s campaign. Asheville tickets are gone.