NCGOP Sued by Own Members

Several members of the state GOP are suing the NCGOP for actions taken at the state GOP convention in June of this year. Mike Urben, Andrea DeHaan, and Aryn Schloemer, who attended the convention, are suing the state GOP for how the election for state officeholders was conducted. The Tribune first reported on this in […]

2023 Buncombe Municipal Races Set

The deadline for filing the election registration for 2023 was Friday at noon (July 21). Below is a list of the candidates who have filed. Woodfin Mayor: – Woodfin Town Vice Mayor Jim McAllister – Resident Jason Moore This race follows a 20-year tenure by Mayor Jerry VeHaun, who decided not to seek re-election. Woodfin […]

Edwards Celebrates Inclusion of Amendments in Defense Act

The first amendment put forth by Edwards is aimed at bringing the Department of Defense (DOD) to Western North Carolina (WNC) to explore the potential for military and training installations in the region.

Controversy at NC GOP Convention Voting: Allegations & Unanswered Questions

The Tribune has learned of infighting in the party over the use of an electronic application called CardinalGPS used to cast votes by delegates during the convention.

Trump, Pence & DeSantis Speak at NC GOP Convention

The presidential race for the 2024 election is picking up speed and gaining momentum, and that was apparent at the North Carolina GOP Convention held in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Koury Convention Center from June 8th through the 11th.

Reparations & Fears of the Unknown

Rumors and allegations about the goings on in the Asheville-Buncombe Reparations Commission could not be confirmed, based on the most recent presentations at official city and county meetings.

Medicaid Expansion Outlook in Buncombe

Medicaid Expansion is expected to insure 15,429 Buncombe County citizens who are currently without insurance. It would also create 38 new jobs in the county's Department of Health and Human Services and expand that department's budget by $3.4 million.

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth

This one is going to get me in trouble, but here we go. It’s time we had a serious talk about the truth. The Merriam-Webster dictionary says truth is “the body of real things, events, and facts…the state of being the case…a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality.” Some would state that there is no truth, […]

Book Offers Dark Picture of Post-Christian America

This 280-page book, Lutzer first explains how we reached this point in America.

New Buncombe County GOP Chair Hops in the Saddle

With big boots to fill, Doug Brown will take the reins from Glenda Weinert as Chair of the Republican Party. At the Republican Convention held March 18th at ABTech, Doug Brown was elected with new board members: Gloria Michael, Robyn Hite-Heath, Kaye Hand, Bruce O’Connell, Sherry Higgins, Sonia Humphrey, Bob Ray, Mitch Skroski, and Stewart […]