During the Board of Commissioners meeting on May 15, commissioners took time to applaud Stone and county staff for the transparency of the budget process this year, noting that it was a significant improvement over the budget planning in prior years.
Just days after former county manager Wanda Greene and her son were indicted on federal charges related to the misuse of public funds, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider an overhaul on Tuesday, April 10, of the county’s financial accountability policies.
A federal indictment released on April 5 paints Wanda Greene as a person who loved to shop — especially when Buncombe County was picking up the tab.
Former Buncombe County manager Wanda Greene and her son Michael Greene are facing federal charges related to the misuse of public funds.
The specter of former County Manager Wanda Greene hovered over the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting on Jan. 16, as the commission got a detailed breakdown of when staff spotted irregularities tied to Greene and how the county got a clean audit in the midst of a federal investigation.
SATIRE: Former County Manager Wanda Greene receives three ghostly visits in this story from the Xpress Humor Issue.
In the shadow of an ongoing federal investigation into former County Manager Wanda Greene, the county received good news this week: a clean audit for fiscal year 2017.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a measure to strip the chair’s ability to shepherd items onto the agenda in favor of solely giving that procedural power to a group of three or more commissioners.
Several smaller municipalities in Buncombe County will hold elections on Nov. 7 along with the city of Asheville. Xpress takes a look at the races in Black Mountain and Weaverville to find out what’s on the candidates’ minds as the election draws near and how they plan to serve their constituents.
Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman is trying to expedite more changes to the county’s personnel ordinance, but not all commissioners are on board with his proposals.
Former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene cashed out on a $500,000 payday for six months of work in 2017 and more than $1.6 million over the past four years.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved changes to the county’s personnel ordinance that establishes a whistle blower hotline and providers more detailed language on immediate family members working together.
Buncombe County’s Audit Committee approved changes to its structure in hopes of giving the internal auditor more independence. It will be up to the Board of Commissioners to sign off on the recommendations.
As questions swirl around an ongoing FBI probe into former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene, some top officials are scrutinizing the results of a directive they say was meant to boost the earnings of the county’s lowest-paid employees.
The Buncombe County Audit Committee held a special meeting where new County Manager Mandy Stone outlined her management philosophies and floated new ideas regarding the county’s internal auditor.
The FBI is investigating former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene, a story Xpress first broke on Aug. 16.