Buncombe County commissioners
Also, the One Buncombe emergency relief fund for Asheville and Buncombe County has topped $1 million in donations, and more.
The board voted 6-1 for the new funding, with Commissioner Mike Fryar casting the lone dissenting vote.
Buncombe commissioners have been at odds with Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan before; most recently over Duncan's proposal for a new jail, which commissioners have opposed.
Also, a new downtown Asheville restaurant is in the works, and more.
In other news, a bill to change the way members are elected to Asheville City Council moved another step closer to becoming law, and more.
The plans for new downtown Asheville hotels just keep on coming.
Also, today is Moral Monday in downtown Asheville.
Also, a showdown in the short session of the North Caorlina General Assembly, and more.
Commissioners will discuss adopting a resolution supporting the cheapest I-26 connector route, one that doesn't separate local traffic from interstate traffic.
The transaction may be part of a secretive economic development deal dubbed "Project X" that the county is pursuing.
The Citizen-Times reports that county commissioners are planning to spend millions in taxpayers' money to secure the economic development project.
A school offering education in science, technology, engineering, and math arrives in Emma next year.
A motion by Commissioner Holly Jones went down in a split vote.