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News in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, Asheville, North Carolina, to Equip Its Deputies with VIEVU Body-Worn Cameras from ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 -0700

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office in Asheville, North Carolina, will be equipping all of its patrol and Sheriff’s Community Enforcement Team deputies with VIEVU® LE3 body-worn cameras from Motorola Solutions, Inc.

What was N.C.’s jury-trial ballot amendment about?
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:05:48 -0800

North Carolina voters did more than move representatives around Nov. 4: They voted on an amendment to the state constitution that could possibly have major repercussions for criminal justice procedure. But what does that amendment do? Fifty-three percent of N.C. voters approved the amendment, which, if adopted by legislators, would enable “a person accused of any […]

County approves economic incentives, King bids farewell
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:50:50 -0800

Counting on a longterm return and benefit to the area, Buncombe County commissioners approved two economic incentive packages today, Nov. 18, in exchange for the creation of new jobs and millions of dollars of investment in the county economy. Commissioners unanimously approved a $9 million economic incentive for gear maker Linamar North Carolina Inc., to […]

Keever hopes to lead N.C. Democratic Party
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:24:33 -0800

Longtime local political activist Patsy Keever wants to lead the N.C. Democratic Party going into the important 2016 election cycle. The former Buncombe County commissioner and N.C. House representative announced Nov. 12 that she is running for chair of the state Democratic Party. She currently serves in the party’s No. 2 leadership position as 1st vice […]

2014 candidate endorsement roundup
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:20:48 -0700

Endorsements can be a handy tool showing which groups and individuals have publicly thrown their support behind a particular office-seeker. In this post we've compiled what was provided by some of the Buncombe County candidates and collected by Xpress.

2014 election results: Buncombe goes blue
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:24:37 -0800

Buncombe County Democrats had a big night, winning several key local races by razor thin margins. (Photo by Pat Barcas)

PHOTO GALLERY: National Register adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:54:50 -0800

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announced Friday that 17 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently approved by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation […]

Voters pick Dems for local, Republicans for national office
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:28:00 -0800

In a mid-term election that went Republican overall, Democrat candidates for office prevailed last week in state and local elections that affect Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley.

Urban bear study wraps up its first year in Asheville
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:24:43 -0800

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and NC State University have wrapped up the first year of urban bear study in Asheville. "While it is too early in the study to make any conclusions, we were impressed by the size and health of the yearling bears we handled," reads a passage from NC Wildlifer.

Buncombe posts relatively high early voting totals
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:36:02 -0800

Election Day isn’t until tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 4, but thousands of Buncombe County voters have already gone to the polls. The percentage of local residents who voted early was relatively high this year despite a new state law that reduced the number of days it was available. This year 41,746 Buncombe residents voted early, compared […]