As Asheville enjoys the benefits of a bustling economy, it also confronts challenges that come with growth, including concerns over housing, tourism, budgeting and certain segments of the city getting left behind. Xpress asked all the candidates for mayor and City Council to share their thoughts on these topics and more prior to the Nov. 7 general election.
“So when the choice is between crazy and evil, which is the best choice I have ever seen on a ballot without my own name on it, voting for the nutcase is the easy choice.”
“Which begs the question: In making it less cumbersome to register to vote, who will benefit?”
A hard climb can be the most satisfying when one reaches the top. Many businesses are working hard to earn your vote for Mountain Xpress‘ Best of WNC 2016, so that they can stand at the top of the mountain above the rest. It isn’t up to the paper to decide though, strong results only come […]
“I hope our Buncombe County Board of Elections will seriously consider making Pack Library a voting site in upcoming elections. As it is now, yes, voting is our right, but it certainly is also almost impossible for many in our downtown area.”
Walking down Haywood Road (or Biltmore) (or Lexington), you stop by your usual hangout. Nearly everyone there greets you by name, and the tourists in the corner booth ask about your latest jaunt up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your waitress asks, “The usual?” as she sets your favorite Asheville-brewed IPA down on your table. This […]
It’s election day in Asheville (and several other local municipalities), as citizens go to the polls to decide their next mayor and some Council members. Here’s a roundup of locals thoughts and experiences today. Photo by Max Cooper.
On Nov. 5, Ashevilleans and residents of several other local communities will decide their elected leaders. Here’s a roundup of useful resources and Xpress’ election coverage from this campaign season. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Photo by Max Cooper.
A partnership of local nonprofits has teamed up to create the Western North Carolina Vote Tracker.
Everyone, please, just relax! The new North Carolina Voter ID Law simply compares to the election laws already existing in most of the other states.
To a packed house at the Diana Wortham Theater last night, leaders of local and state organizations condemned the policies of the North Carolina General Assembly and heard concerns from local citizens.
An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people showed up for Mountain Moral Monday this evening, filling Pack Square Park and protesting the policies of the North Carolina General Assembly. It was one of the largest demonstrations in Asheville’s recent history. Photo by Julia Ritchey.
House Bill 451, filed with the state legislature on March 27, will cut a full week of early voting and abolish voting on Sunday. While conservative politicians claim that this will save a large sum of tax dollars, little consideration has been given to the impact this bill would have on impoverished and working-class voters. […]
…To vote for your favorite band. A poll is open until March 1, the top vote-getter wins a performance slot at the April 27 festival.
A project of the N.C. Public Interest Research Group has made more than 100,000 student contacts in the past two weeks to encourage students to vote. Locally, more than 14,000 contacts were made on the UNC-Asheville campus. Organizer Erin Larkin (in red) gets her shirt signed by Daniel Evans while his wife Amanda looks on. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Early voting began yesterday with its highest turnout yet, as 6,512 people showed up to cast their ballots at 18 locations around Buncombe County. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Early voting starts on Thursday, Oct. 18. Signs like this one at the West Asheville Library will mark the sites. (photo by Bill Rhodes)