District 2, Buncombe County Board of Commission­ers: Fryar vs. Nehls Nelson

Republican incumbent Mike Fryar faces Democratic challenger Nancy Nehls Nelson. Read their thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more. You can also view campaign finance reports from Nehls Nelson and Fryar here. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidates’ picture to see a […]

UPDATED: Spending takes off in Buncombe commission­er races; Chair candidates loan campaigns big bucks

The two candidates for Chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners have loaned their campaigns a combined total of $272,000. Democrat Brownie Newman loaned his campaign $42,000 and Republican Chuck Archerd loaned himself $230,000 according to the candidates’ campaign finance reports.

Nancy Nehls Nelson

Nancy Nehls Nelson, Democrat Electnancynehlsnelson.org Place of residence: Weaverville Occupation: Retired project manager Political experience: Active in political campaigns lifelong. Never ran for public office personally until now Endorsements: Sierra Club, Buncombe County Association of Educators, WNC Central Labor Council, Equality NC, Common Cause of North Carolina; Asheville Citizen-Times Amount of money raised: $23,500 Top […]