Leslee Kulba

County Readies for Surprises in Vax Rollout

Now in the vaccination stage, concerns have shifted away from isolation and PPE manufacture, distribution, and installation.

Plans Trucking Along for Fulfillment Center

A last-mile fulfillment center is planned for the former BASF site.

Asheville Construction Soars during COVID

Jade Dundas, director of capital projects for the City of Asheville, said this had been a good year for construction.

County Leadership Urges Personal Responsibility

The following represents the latest COVID updates as Buncombe County offices closed for the weekend.

County Acts on Reimagining Police

Following the holiday break, public comment at the Buncombe County Commissioners’ meeting was not so overwhelming.

Report Envisioned Current Political Crisis

With the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) the Claremont Institute recently published the results of a joint war room exercise. The conservative think tanks argued much work had been poured into polling to predict the results of this November’s elections; but little serious effort had been made to equip leadership for the abundant and commonplace […]

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

As of this writing, conservative media outlets continue to express optimism that Donald Trump will remain president for the next four years.

Nations’ Rankings of Freedoms 2020

Each year, the report ranks the nations of the world in terms of multiple measures of personal and economic freedom.

County Reviews COVID’s Economic Impact

At a budget retreat the Buncombe County Commissioners held on December 10, staff reported that the impacts of COVID-19 on the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, were not that bad.

Not Everyone Fairing Well Thru Pandemic

Buncombe County Tax Collector Keith Miller isn’t the only analyst describing the skyrocketing housing market as “crazy.”