Also, it looks like the issue of district elections for Asheville City Council will once again come before state lawmakers.
Manheimer, who was elected mayor in 2013, served on Asheville City Council for four years prior to that.
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…]
The new commissioner will be the first African-American to sit on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Chelsea Clinton, who will speak during a roundtable event at The Collider in downtown Asheville, last visited Asheville eight years ago.
There’s also apparently a protest in the works.
Planks on Wainscott’s platform: AirBnB advocacy, revoking Asheville’s hotel room tax and adopting “Stairway to Heaven” as the city’s official song.
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.
Southern rocker Warren Haynes and friends lent their support to the candidacy of Haynes’ brother, Brian.
It’s early, but Democrats are maneuvering to keep a lock on District 1 of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
DJ Marley Carroll will spin tunes, all to raise cash for the advocacy organization Democracy NC.
If Newman were to be elected chairman next year, it would set up an interesting scenario to fill his District 1 seat.
In the video, a pants-less Wainscott wastes no time setting the tone for his candidacy.
Simerly, who ran an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 2007, has developed close ties with a number of Democratic officeholders over the years.
This year’s race is opening up, with two of the three City Council incumbents not seeking re-election.
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.
U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry makes the rounds and the Asheville Citizen-Times goes to Raleigh.
A quick look at what’s been happening on the local, state and national political scene.
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.
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.
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.
Also, N.C. Sen. Terry Van Duyn is elected minority whip, and more.
Will Jan Davis seek re-election?