Buncombe county government reviews current shutdown statistics

The Buncombe County Commissioners’ last briefing began mildly, with an update from Health Director Stacie Saunders on local COVID-19 statistics.

Time to address the desperately in need

Local government is doing a lot, rightly, for urban and youthful populations, but what about the panhandlers on just about every highway interchange?

Commissioner characterizes vote as “the unfair treatment of one group for the gain of another”

Buncombe County Commissioners approved a resolution in opposition to the Catawba Indian Nation Casino in Kings Mountain.

County commissioners challenged to support democracy through shutdown

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

Commissioners support pay-for-itself LEED gold policy

Buncombe County staff started work on the policy by looking at out-of-the-box green certification programs, such as the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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.