Buncombe sheriff and county manager a...

Buncombe sheriff and county manager at odds on budget

There are 47 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Sep 19, 2008, titled Buncombe sheriff and county manager at odds on budget. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

A clash over take-home vehicles at the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office has highlighted a deepening division between Sheriff Van Duncan and County Manager Wanda Greene, according to records made public this ...

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Great Falls, MT

#1 Sep 19, 2008
stay on him wanda greene!

Boiling Springs, SC

#2 Sep 19, 2008
Every Parent with a child under 18 in Buncombe County needs to go to a County Commission and City Council meeting and tell them you are fed up with the petty bickering and lack of professionalism that their children are witnessing which leaves them with no respect for anyone in authority. (WATER ISSUES, SALE OF PARK, BUS FARE FOR HOMELESWS, SHERIFF BUDGET, ETC.) pitiful.

“born here/raised here”

Since: Jun 07


#3 Sep 19, 2008
are we going to send fire trucks home with firemen? ambulances?
people complained awhile back about fire trucks being used to haul employees to lunch, and i agree. the vehicls should only be used by employees on the clock, and only for county business
Fed Up

Asheville, NC

#4 Sep 19, 2008
Has anyone stopped to think the issue might be Wanda Greene? As a former county employee, I think she is on a POWER TRIP. I really wonder how much she shares with the Commissioners BEFORE it happens or if she just gives them a quick once over with minimal detail after the fact?

I think Sherriff Duncan is trying hard to shift the paradigm of our County Government. Hope he succeeds - it certainly needs changing!

Iron Station, NC

#5 Sep 19, 2008
I think Wanda Greene may be a little bitter over Van Duncan making Buncombe County a little less corrupt. Was she taking from Medford gambling profits??????????
glad to be gone

Garrison, NY

#6 Sep 19, 2008
wasn't it wanda that hired family and blew money like the congress? how soon we forget... stand your ground Van!

Great Falls, MT

#7 Sep 19, 2008
Wanda Greene needs to shut up! After her part in the illegal land sale, I am amazed that she would question anything. She needs to be thrown out on her head and she certainly needs to leave Van Duncan alone. I too wonder if she was a Medfordite?

Hickory, NC

#8 Sep 19, 2008
Wanda sounds like she is on a power trip. Someone with a little power who takes it to a different level. Van sounds like a reasonable fellow who has had enough of being pushed around by a bean counter.

“ Mr. Cougar”

Since: Mar 07


#9 Sep 19, 2008
What about the Buncombe County patrol car parked on hwy 110 in canton? Hooker has complained 257 times now they listen. I think Wanda is tired of hearing from Hooker.

United States

#10 Sep 19, 2008
Glad to have deputies on my street. Thank You Van Duncan. How much law enforcement experience does Ms. Greene have??? Maybe that's why her name wasn't on the ballot for Sheriff.


#11 Sep 19, 2008
Weaverville wrote:
Glad to have deputies on my street. Thank You Van Duncan. How much law enforcement experience does Ms. Greene have??? Maybe that's why her name wasn't on the ballot for Sheriff.
Hmmmmmm..... Wonder how much money the tax payers in this county would fork over to have a COUNTY OWNED vehicle with Buncombe County Sheriff's Dept. posted on the side, stop by my house each morning that school is in session and pick up MY child and deposit them off at school every day ??? Sounds good to me....and I'm sure its a service that alot of other parents in the area would value also since the county would pick up the tab for it. Think I'll book my next vacation with the extra $$$ I'll save on $4.00 and higher per gallon gas !!!

Greer, SC

#12 Sep 19, 2008
Thanks for Van Duncan finally standing up to this power driven fanatic that the county council has allowed to run through county government for 10+ years. Now it is time we hold them in check for their actions, after all doesen't Ms. Greene work for them? I am a former county employee who has seen her weild her power on others while her family gets rich buy having fat county jobs and do NOTHING to earn thier pay. Her sister Irene and son mike and other family members work for teh county and make GOOD MONEY for NO WORK, didn't she send a letter about no work being done in Medfords sheriff's office? Mabe she needs to look at her family tree about county employees doing no work. I voted for Medford, yes it was a mistake, but Duncan is doing a great job in our county and I guess it takes money to outfit those guys and pay them a decent wage. If he's keeping dopers adn thiefs out of my neighborhood I'd even agree to pay more taxes.........ouch did I say that??

What's the big deal with the deputies dropping their kids off at school, they don't make enough pay anyway, thats at least we can do for them!


#13 Sep 19, 2008
Weaverville wrote:
Glad to have deputies on my street. Thank You Van Duncan. How much law enforcement experience does Ms. Greene have??? Maybe that's why her name wasn't on the ballot for Sheriff.
And quite possibly why he didnt submit his own resume for County Manager.

Greer, SC

#14 Sep 19, 2008
WellNow wrote:
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And quite possibly why he didnt submit his own resume for County Manager.
do what? What kind of dumb questions is that? He ran to be Sheriff.........SHERIFF, not County manager but S.H.E.R.I.F.F. Jeez stupid people amaze me!

Hickory, NC

#15 Sep 19, 2008
Why is so much power held in ONE government position? Also, exactly who keeps a check and balance on Wanda Greene? Where or how can Buncombe citizens learn if she has hired family members? Is Wanda Greene subjected to annual reviews? Buncombe Co. taxpayers deserve to know the details.

Since: Feb 08

Great Falls, MT

#16 Sep 19, 2008
Wanda Greene has been on a power trup for years.She thinks her schit don't stink.She's just pissed off that she can't control ALL aspects of the county government.Way to go VAN keep up the good work.Buncombe would save money just by getting rid of her and the rest of the dead weight.
D Holiday

Cape Coral, FL

#17 Sep 19, 2008
The citizens of Buncombe County elected Sheriff Duncan. Anyone, including Ms. Greene, may disagree with how he runs his office. However, I am impressed with the quality and service the department provides.
Every sheriff argues with the County Manager regarding financial issues. I would urge Ms. Greene to show some latitude and confidence in Sheriff Duncan. Let us not forget our recent history. By running a professional organization, the current Sheriff's Office has actually saved Buncombe County, SBI, and FBI money in expenses & legal fees!
Allow Sheriff Duncan do the job he was elected to.

Greenville, SC

#18 Sep 20, 2008
when did the sheriff's dept. become a shuttle service for employee's kids? can i get them to deliver me a pizza? it would make my driveway 'more secure' too.

Since: Feb 08

Lincolnton, NC

#19 Sep 20, 2008
Could it be that Wanda Greene and the commissioners have given Van Duncan a heck of alot of money for new cars, equipment, gas, and etc., and now all of this spending is coming home to roost and she is blaming Van Duncan and he is blaming her. Now they are at odds over all of this.
Same thing is going on in the city. Maybe the county manager and the city manager both have too much power and the commissioners and city council are just letting all of this crap take place. Stand by folks, I am sure that there is going to be alot more that we will become aware of. Put on your seatbelts.

“born here/raised here”

Since: Jun 07


#20 Sep 20, 2008
we should leave out the names of the players, its a person pointing out a dept that is wasteing taxpayer money and employees getting special treatment. if any one doing any job, cant afford to, or is to lazy to come to thier own job, then they should get another job.

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