The roof of Asheville City Hall.

Asheville voters could choose: Council districts or status quo?

Asheville voters may face an up or down vote on the city district elections plan making its way through the N.C. General Assembly. City Council accepted the advice of City Attorney Robin Currin to hold a referendum on establishing six districts for seats on the council versus the city’s current at-large election system in November.

Terry Van Duyn, Democrat Incumbent, NC Senate District 49.

Terry Van Duyn

Terry Van Duyn (I), Democrat Place of residence: Biltmore Forest Occupation: Retired system programmer Political experience: One year appointed State Senator; one term elected State Senator; N.C. Senate Democratic Whip Endorsements: AFL-CIO; Equality NC (recipient of 2016 Legislator of the Year Award); League of Conservation Voters (recipient of 2015 Green Tie Award); Lillian’s List […]

From left to right: Tom Apodaca, Rick Wood, Terry Van Duyn, Mark Crawford. Photos by Halima Flynt

Local North Carolina Senate candidates wrangle over issues

Candidates hoping to represent Western North Carolina in the state Senate debated Oct. 16 at UNC Asheville, highlighting differences on a range of issues, from education and the economy to the environment. Here’s a look at the candidates and their views. District 49 In the District 49 race, Democratic Sen. Terry Van Duyn and Republican Mark Crawford are vying […]