Category: Government

Buncombe County Services Relocated

By the end of October 2015, several Buncombe County services will have relocated: October 12 – the County Veterans Assistance Offices will move to 199 Read more »

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Votes Cast in the 2015 City Council Primary

Together the six winners in the Asheville City Council primary gained 70.5% of all votes cast: 8,580 voters (choosing up to three candidates each) made Read more »

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Message to the Future: Legislative Policy, Public Education and Environmental Quality

From Nelda Holder As a journalist covering state government in 2015, I am alarmed by current legislative policy changes that stand to profoundly, and negatively, Read more »

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Getting the Legislative Job Done, Eventually

By Nelda Holder – A third legislative “overtime” act to continue funding government while the legislature argues over the state budget has added 18 more Read more »

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Seats Open on Planning & Zoning Commission

Asheville City Council has extended the application deadline for applying to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission to Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5 Read more »

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Rename Broadway North of I-240

Why? To eliminate confusion and honor an Asheville pioneer. Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell is advocating the renaming of Broadway north of I-240 to Read more »

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Governor McCrory, “Where’s the Plan?”

Working people, parents, and children would receive significant help with health insurance coverage if North Carolina implements a plan to accept Federal Medicaid funding set Read more »

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Governor McCrory’s Office Issues Response to NAACP

Raleigh, N.C. — The office of Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after a political news conference held by the North Carolina NAACP regarding Read more »

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New Regulations Proposed for Partnerships Between Government and Faith-Based Groups

by Moe White Proposals will implement important religious-liberty protections, says church-state watchdog. Proposed regulations released August 5 by nine federal agencies will bring about necessary Read more »

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Controversial Monument Preservation Bill is Now the (Questionable) Law

By Nelda Holder – It was a simple bill when first filed on February 3, 2015 in the North Carolina General Assembly. But Senate Bill Read more »

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