The Buncombe County Board of Elections won’t officially certify the results until Friday, May 27, and the N.C. Board of Elections will issue its own certification Thursday, June 9. But even with those steps still to come, there’s plenty to learn from the unofficial results.
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Letter: Edwards will bring positive change to DA’s office
“Doug is victim-centered in his approach to administering justice and is the only candidate in the race who has made advocating on behalf of victims their life’s work.”
2022 Primary Voter Guide: Buncombe County District Attorney — Democratic
Candidates for the Buncombe County District Attorney Democratic 2022 primary share their positions with Xpress.
District attorney candidates address CIBO
Security, crime and justice took center stage during a Council of Independent Business Owners breakfast April 1. The Asheville-based trade group’s meeting served as a forum for the three Democratic Buncombe County district attorney candidates: current DA Todd Williams, prosecutor and former Assistant DA Doug Edwards and assistant public defender Courtney Booth. (Attorney Joe Bowman […]
DA releases statement on Hickman plea, sentencing and restorative justice
Buncombe County District Attorney provided a statement via Twitter on the Aug. 9 guilty plea of former Asheville Police Officer Christopher Hickman in the Aug. 25, 2017, beating of Asheville resident Johnnie Rush.
Candidates for Buncombe County District Attorney and Clerk of Court, 2018 general election voter guide
Editor’s note: Todd Williams (Buncombe County District Attorney) and Steve Cogburn (Buncombe County Clerk of Court) are unopposed this election. For the sake of concise organization Xpress has listed them together in one page. Todd Williams Incumbent, Democrat, unopposed What are your top three priorities for the next term? 1. I created a task force […]
Letter: Progress was happening 40 years ago
“A letter in the May 2 edition credited the present district attorney with hiring the first black assistant DA. This is not accurate.”
Primary winners respond to election results
The primary election on May 8 produced a combination of expected and surprising victories. We talk to some of the local winners.
2018 Buncombe County primary election results wrap up race for some, boost others into general
With the hard-fought primary now behind them, some Buncombe County candidates can breathe a sigh of relief, while for others the hard work is only beginning.
Letter: Williams deserves to be re-elected
“We would very well-served with him continuing on because as our county grows, we can be confident we have someone who is practiced, accomplished and has our back and best interests at heart.”
Letter: Williams and Miller have experience, integrity and vision
“I believe that, like Todd, Quentin has the experience, integrity and vision we need.”
Letter: Williams should continue his good work as DA
“Todd Williams considers the circumstances of each crime, rather than reflexively pushing for the harshest possible punishment. He supports a new program that will keep nonviolent, first-time offenders out of jail with the offer of a chance to get their life back on track.”
Williams and Scales replay fight for Buncombe DA title
If this year’s primary race for Buncombe County district attorney seems a bit familiar, that could be because it’s happened before. After then-defense attorney Todd Williams upset six-term officeholder Ron Moore in the 2014 Democratic primary (with no Republicans or Libertarians competing), Ben Scales collected nearly 8,000 signatures to get on the general election ballot […]
City releases new details in investigation into police use of force
After a closed session of Asheville City Council on March 5, the city released more information on the timeline and investigation into the Asheville Police Department’s use of force against resident Johnnie Jermaine Rush.
DA warns of new opioid danger, announces diversion program
The Buncombe County District Attorney is looking to give opioid offenders treatment rather than jail time via a new diversion program.
DA tech request sparks jail finance concerns
A budget amendment for iPads initiated a conversation about what programs funds from the county’s detention center commissary should go toward.
Charges to be dismissed against mentally disabled man arrested during I-240 bridge incident
Terry Marzelle, an Asheville man with a mental disability, who was arrested last week during an incident involving a suspicious device on the Haywood Road Bridge over I-240, will not face charges. The arrest was caught on camera by WLOS. Asheville Police Department Chief Tammy Hooper released a detailed statement this afternoon in response to community concerns […]
Commissioners unanimously agree to support prison diversion, community investment programs
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners gave unanimous approval to a number of projects, including investing in at-risk communities and pool renovations for Warren Wilson College, during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Cure for pain: Preventing opioid-related deaths
Buncombe County, like many places across the country, is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, many local sources say. Despite law enforcement efforts and increased awareness of overprescribing, the last few years have seen a dramatic rise in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Between 2005 and 2014, the county had 110 homicides, according to the […]
DA Todd Williams to file no charges in fatal police shooting of Jai “Jerry” Williams
No charges will be filed against Asheville Police Department Sgt. Tyler Radford for shooting and killing local man Jai Lateef Solveig (Jerry) Williams. Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams says an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation has revealed that Radford acted lawfully and justifiably in self defense.
Updated: Community gathers to mourn Jerry Williams, protest police shootings of black men
Community members, family members of Jai Lateef Solveig Williams and supporters of Asheville Black Lives Matter gathered in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse at Pack Square Park on Tuesday, July 5 to protest Williams’ shooting death on July 2 by an Asheville Police officer.