Commissioners disagree about statues, agree love wins

The Buncombe County Commissioners, along party lines, voted 4-3 in favor of the joint resolution with Asheville City Council to remove statues honoring heroes of the Confederacy on city/county-owned land.

Park construction awarded, police policies discussed, budget reviewed in monthly meeting

A bid to build the new Silver-Line Park was accepted by the Town of Woodfin at the regular monthly meeting of the town commissioners on Tuesday evening (June 16). Town budget and use of police force were also discussed.

Cawthorn shows toughness & enthusiasm in race for GOP bid

Hendersonville native Madison Cawthorn is putting charisma and enthusiasm behind staunch conservative positions, in his effort to defeat Lynda Bennett June 23 for the Republican nomination for the 11th U.S. Congressional District.

Citizens voice concern over Woodfin’s greenway/blueway project

A group of citizens is voicing concerns over the progress, or lack thereof, on the Woodfin Greenway/Blueway Project. Buncombe County has delayed nearly half a million dollars of funding on the project, the project is behind schedule, and federal grant money is nearing an expiration date to be used.

Hardy ready to handle role as town administrator

Eric Hardy will start his job as the Woodfin Town Administrator, which will be his first-ever in that position, on July 1 was the Performance Manager in the Buncombe County Finance Department.

Bennett backed by Trump, Meadows in run-off for GOP nomination

Lynda Bennett has backing of Pres. Donald Trump and Mark Meadows, Trump’s new chief of staff, in her pursuit of succeeding Meadows in Congress in the U.S. House 11th District for western North Carolina. Bennett, 62, of Maggie Valley, squares off against Hendersonville’s Madison Cawthorn in the run-off GOP primary on Tuesday, June 23.  Early […]

Republican Runoff Election is June 23 for US House District 11 – Early Voting started June 4th

The Republican second primary (Runoff) in the 11th Congressional District will take place on June 23, 2020. The contest is between Republicans Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn.

Bill would make it easier for military spouses, veterans to find work

Military spouses and veterans could find it easier to get jobs in North Carolina. The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 1053 on Thursday, June 4, and it heads to the House’s Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs committee. 

Bill to limit pensions for officials convicted of crimes moves forward

Lawmakers moved to restrict pensions for public officials who commit crimes while performing their official duties.

Cawthorn courts voters for runoff election

Republican 11th congressional Candidate Madison Cawthorn hobnobbed with supporters on Friday night out in the Leicester community. The Henderson native is facing a runoff with the other GOP candidate for the seat, Lynda Bennett.