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Buncombe receives $355K for elections during COVID-19

According to a staff report available before the meeting by Jennifer Barnette, Buncombe County’s budget director, the money comes from two federal programs funneled through the N.C. State Board of Elections. The federal coronavirus rescue package accounts for about $183,000 of the funding, while the Help America Vote Act provides the remaining $172,000.

For the record: EPA reviews 2016 Record of Decision, presence of new contaminan­ts at Chemtronic­s site

Swannanoa residents met with members of the Community Advisory Group, federal and state environmental protection officials Thursday evening to review the 2016 Record of Decision for the Chemtronics Superfund site. The EPA also revealed the presence of a new contamination detection on the property.

Buncombe Commission­ers

Activists call for still greater government transparency Property-tax collections down slightly Activists across the political spectrum have long maintained that the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ refusal to televise public comment along with the rest of its meetings has hampered local-government transparency. And at their Jan. 20 meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a series of […]