Buncombe Rejects GE’s $500k Claim

On a 6-1 vote, the Buncombe County Commissioners decided not to grant GE almost $500,000 in requested tax refunds. Three different companies under the GE umbrella all listed the same taxable properties on their tax returns not once, but two years in a row. The accounting error made by GE was being appealed years after the county had to set its budget, and it did not fall into any of the categories under which the state allows county commissioners to grant refunds.

‘N.B.’ Stands For ‘Nasty Beasts’

North Buncombe won its opening game with a relentless rushing game and experienced quarterback, in its second year under head coach David Hines.

Caden Ingle is Newest Star Erwin QB

Clyde A. Erwin High School hands the reins to its spread offense to a freshman, who is tutored by the school’s all-time passing leader.

Warhorses Look to Stampede Foes

Charles D. Owen High School brings back a bullish runner, and unveils a strong-armed quarterback

Dargan: Hidden Gem of Literary Legacy

Despite her extensive achievements, both in literature and in her personal life, the passage of time led to the eventual demise of Dargan's beloved "Bluebonnet Lodge."

Knights Slay Cats 31-12! Falcons Also Cruise

This was bound to be North Henderson Knights’ night last Friday, based on how their band hit every note perfectly in playing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Then the football team was nearly as flawless, in upsetting mighty Hendersonville.

Mom Of Child Cancer Victim Raises Awareness

A few years ago, the chance of getting childhood cancer was 1 in 285. Amy says that number is now 1 in 260.

Enka Beats Owen; Hawks, AHS, Erwin Also Win

Both Buncombe County teams which were at home last Friday won their football openers.

The Joys of Outdoor Living—Embracing the Splendor of Fall

Now is the perfect time to revamp, or create, and outdoor living space that will give you your own private oasis, and add value to your home.

Reval Gets More Personable, High-Tech

The Buncombe County Tax Office is working to make assessments more accurate by helping citizens learn how to appeal valuations and keep their property cards up to date. They are also going to be driving a car around to photograph all buildings, and flying a plane to capture aerial views of all parcels.