“As Buncombe County voters, we deserve a county commissioner who not only believes in transparency, financial oversight, restoring accountability and trust in our county government, but most importantly, someone who can actually do something about it.”
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Candidates for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, District 2
Since the state legislature divided the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners into election districts in the run-up to the 2012 election, races in District 2 have been tight. That first districted year, there were races for both seats, one for a two-year term and one for a four-year term, so the top two finishers in […]
Facing the future: What happens when a nonprofit leader steps down?
Thirty years is a long time to devote to any pursuit, and Karen Cragnolin, the oft-honored founding mother of RiverLink, can attest to that. During that time, she says she held every job in the organization and was planning to finally move on this year when, during surgery, she suffered an aneurysm that robbed her […]
Small-scale democracy: Small town elections offer intriguing possibilities, but few options
“The best cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy.” — Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness The affluent little town of Chevy Chase, Maryland, population 2,918, was rocked earlier this year when a surprise write-in candidate garnered 168 votes to displace an unopposed incumbent. The town attorney and Ethics Commission were […]
Smart bets: Arouna Diarra and Patrick Fitzsimons
The two play their album release set at Dobra Tea in Black Mountain on Saturday, June 13, from 3-5 p.m.