Bill Hollingsed announced as Interim Chief of Police in Hendersonville

City Manager John Connet has named Bill Hollingsed as the Interim Chief of Police for the Hendersonville Police Department.

County commissioners challenged to support democracy through shutdown

Debates behind changing Buncombe’s rules in recent years considered when public comments should be taken.

Blake known as knowledgeable, tough but fair in dealings

Herbert Blake, Hendersonville Police Chief for the past dozen years, is now the Deputy Chief Sheriff of Buncombe County.

Congressional Committee Deputy Director fingers zoning as racist

Discussions have excluded consideration of a strategy that would reduce municipal policing power, lift burdens denying generational wealth creation to people of color, and cost local governments almost nothing.

Weaverville police already using ‘8 Can’t Wait’

Davis clarified that Weaverville Police has long incorporated each policy of the "8 Can't Wait" campaign to reduce police violence.

Congressional candidate Cawthorn rips Dems in local rally

Hendersonville native Cawthorn was enthusiastic and forceful at a local rally Aug. 5 — hurling fastball zingers and witty sharp curves at Democrats.

Commisioners agree to address systemic racism

As an elected official, Penland said he considered it his job to make sure every citizen has equal access to opportunities. What’s more, the commissioners had already agreed in their strategic plan to address systemic racism, and the staff was already working on it.

Pressley, Belcher would rather $1 million go toward resettlement

Buncombe County Commissioner Joe Belcher observed the board was working at cross-purposes at their April 4 briefing. They were considering again a request from the City of Asheville to commit to paying at least $1 million for enhanced aesthetic treatments as the NC DOT reconstructs local sections of I-26.

Buncombe County Sheriff Miller hires Blake as new Chief Deputy

Herbert Blake has been hired by Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller as Miller’s new Chief Deputy for the Sheriff’s Office.

Woodfin Mayor talks about COVID response, strides made during his time in office

Woodfin Mayor Jerry VeHaun’s 47-year tenure as a Buncombe County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director has given him a unique insight into the national pandemic.