The new commissioner will be the first African-American to sit on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Candidates have from Dec. 1 until Dec. 21 to file for next year's election.
It's early, but Democrats are maneuvering to keep a lock on District 1 of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Also, a new haunted hearse tour, plans for a new Ingles grocery store on Brevard Road, a facelift for Krispy Kreme on Patton Avenue and much more.
UPDATE: Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones has thrown her support behind Gunter.
Also, N.C. Rep. Tim Moffitt of Buncombe County and his challenger, Brian Turner, make headlines across the state.
The politician responds to a controversial proposed billboard Jones describes as bullying.
A motion by Commissioner Holly Jones went down in a split vote.