Asheville politics

Goldstein to run for Asheville City Council; Bothwell announces re-election bid

Goldstein to run for Asheville City Council; Bothwell announces re-election bid

Also, it looks like the issue of district elections for Asheville City Council will once again come before state lawmakers.

by March 2, 2017 1 comment Asheville politics
Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer, who was elected mayor in 2013, served on Asheville City Council for four years prior to that.

In history-making choice, local Dems pick Whitesides as new Buncombe County commissioner

In history-making choice, local Dems pick Whitesides as new Buncombe County commissioner

Members of the Buncombe County Democratic Party picked retired banker Al Whitesides to serve on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, District 1, on Monday night. It was a history-making choice: Whitesides is the first African-American chosen to serve on the board. He will serve through 2018. “I’d like to thank everybody for the confidence you’ve shown in me and I[Read More…]

by December 5, 2016 0 comments Asheville politics, feature
Four seek Buncombe commissioner seat: Bellamy, Hallum, Young, Whitesides

Four seek Buncombe commissioner seat: Bellamy, Hallum, Young, Whitesides

The new commissioner will be the first African-American to sit on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

by November 16, 2016 2 comments Asheville News, Asheville politics
Chelsea Clinton to campaign in Asheville on Wednesday

Chelsea Clinton to campaign in Asheville on Wednesday

Chelsea Clinton, who will speak during a roundtable event at The Collider in downtown Asheville, last visited Asheville eight years ago.

by September 26, 2016 9 comments Asheville politics
Updated: Donald Trump to rally in Asheville on Monday

Updated: Donald Trump to rally in Asheville on Monday

There’s also apparently a protest in the works.

by September 8, 2016 20 comments Asheville politics, feature
Buncombe GOP: Don Yelton still a pain in our ass following voter ID law reversal

Buncombe GOP: Don Yelton still a pain in our ass following voter ID law reversal

Yelton, again.

by August 2, 2016 7 comments Asheville politics
Jonathan Wainscott says he’s running for mayor of Asheville

Jonathan Wainscott says he’s running for mayor of Asheville

Planks on Wainscott’s platform: AirBnB advocacy, revoking Asheville’s hotel room tax and adopting “Stairway to Heaven” as the city’s official song.

Updated: Asheville City Council candidate’s campaign manager facing felony drug charges

Updated: Asheville City Council candidate’s campaign manager facing felony drug charges

Austin Haynes, the campaign manager and son of City Council candidate Brian Haynes, was charged with possessing more than 6 pounds of marijuana back in March.

by October 19, 2015 36 comments Asheville News, Asheville politics
PHOTOS: Musical stars come out in support of Brian Haynes for Asheville City Council

PHOTOS: Musical stars come out in support of Brian Haynes for Asheville City Council

Southern rocker Warren Haynes and friends lent their support to the candidacy of Haynes’ brother, Brian.

Buncombe Board of Commissioners Election 2016 takes shape as Smith, Coleman prepare runs

Buncombe Board of Commissioners Election 2016 takes shape as Smith, Coleman prepare runs

It’s early, but Democrats are maneuvering to keep a lock on District 1 of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

by August 21, 2015 5 comments Asheville politics
Dance for Democracy fundraising event set for Aug. 14 at the Orange Peel in Asheville

Dance for Democracy fundraising event set for Aug. 14 at the Orange Peel in Asheville

DJ Marley Carroll will spin tunes, all to raise cash for the advocacy organization Democracy NC.

Buncombe County Commissioner Brownie Newman, left, chats with Board of Commissioners Chairman David Gantt last week following Gantt's press conference to announced he would fill out his term but not seek re-election next year.

Updated: Newman announce run for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners chairmanship

If Newman were to be elected chairman next year, it would set up an interesting scenario to fill his District 1 seat.

by July 27, 2015 19 comments Asheville politics
Asheville City Council candidate gets party started with mock masturbation video

Asheville City Council candidate gets party started with mock masturbation video

In the video, a pants-less Wainscott wastes no time setting the tone for his candidacy.

by May 25, 2015 29 comments Asheville politics
Social justice advocate Lindsey Simerly announces run for Asheville City Council

Social justice advocate Lindsey Simerly announces run for Asheville City Council

Simerly, who ran an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 2007, has developed close ties with a number of Democratic officeholders over the years.

Jonathan Wainscott announces plan to run for Asheville City Council

Jonathan Wainscott announces plan to run for Asheville City Council

This year’s race is opening up, with two of the three City Council incumbents not seeking re-election.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: New Asheville City Council candidate announces bid

Ashvegas Political Hit List: New Asheville City Council candidate announces bid

Also, a $3 billion plan by Gov. Pat McCrory to use bonds to pay for road and infrastructure improvements could be on the ballot for referendum this fall.

by April 27, 2015 8 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Hit List: Asheville City Council establishes ‘no vaping’ zones

Ashvegas Hit List: Asheville City Council establishes ‘no vaping’ zones

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry makes the rounds and the Asheville Citizen-Times goes to Raleigh.

by March 13, 2015 4 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List: New Asheville police chief to be hired by June

Ashvegas Political Hit List: New Asheville police chief to be hired by June

A quick look at what’s been happening on the local, state and national political scene.

by March 12, 2015 0 comments Asheville politics
The ‘Rich Lee for Asheville City Council’ website

The ‘Rich Lee for Asheville City Council’ website

On the website, Lee says he’s running for City Council this year to protect economic diversity, create housing for the most vulnerable and make safe neighborhoods.

by February 2, 2015 22 comments Asheville politics
In icy relations between Asheville City Council and N.C. lawmakers, a bit of a thaw

In icy relations between Asheville City Council and N.C. lawmakers, a bit of a thaw

In looking to Raleigh, Asheville’s elected leaders seek increased or restored revenue streams. City leaders also want to maintain their authority over zoning and development.

by January 19, 2015 16 comments Asheville News, Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List: Mopping up after Moffitt, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Mopping up after Moffitt, more

The N.C. General Assembly gets back to work, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry moves up on an influential committe, Hagan heads to Harvard, more.

by January 16, 2015 8 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List: McCrory’s payout pandemonium and more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: McCrory’s payout pandemonium and more

Also, N.C. Sen. Terry Van Duyn is elected minority whip, and more.

by December 19, 2014 0 comments Asheville politics
Asheville City Council Election 2015: Update on who might be running

Asheville City Council Election 2015: Update on who might be running

Will Jan Davis seek re-election?

by December 16, 2014 6 comments Asheville politics
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