Questions Remain Unanswered about Proposed Non-discrimination Ordinance

A couple of weeks ago, the Tribune published an article on Buncombe County’s new non-discrimination ordinance, which Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara introduced.

Commissioner Unveils Non-Discrimination Law for County

Buncombe County Commissioners are considering an non-discrimination ordinance for the county.

What Opioid Settlement Means for County

The Buncombe County Commissioners were asked to set aside $283,000 a year to continue what appears now to be a successful intervention in the local opioid problem.

Urgent Need for Volunteers

In Buncombe County, North Carolina, the volunteer firefighter shortage has reached a critical emergency state. Every four days in North Carolina a life is lost to fire. That’s one person gone every week or less. 

County Plans for Future Waste

Buncombe County’s Solid Waste Director Dane Pedersen said operators of bioreactors, like the one at the Alexander landfill, are finding it more difficult to sell the electricity they generate to major utilities. So, a search is on for another way to keep Buncombe’s methane out of the atmosphere.

Buncombe County GOP Convention March 6

The Buncombe County Republican Party is holding its annual convention next month. 

County Leadership Urges Personal Responsibility

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

Big Incentives Offered In P&W Development

P&W intends to use the Asheville facility to manufacture its patented geared turbofan (GTF) engines.

County: FY2019-2020 Budget Fared Well

Buncombe County fared well, at least through June 30, through the economic shutdown. Revenues were $379.6 million, or 0.24% more than was budgeted.

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).