Mission Hospital registered nurses will vote by secret ballot in the next 20 days or so on whether to join the National Nurses United union.
The new commissioner will be the first African-American to sit on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Also, Asheville City Councilman Gordon Smith says he's not seeking appointment to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and much more.
The political maneuvering is far from over.
Also, somebody robbed the Lexington Corner Market, WLOS is hiring a weekend weather-guesser, and more.
Candidates have from Dec. 1 until Dec. 21 to file for next year's election.
If Newman were to be elected chairman next year, it would set up an interesting scenario to fill his District 1 seat.
Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners visited the scene this afternoon.