Buncombe County Newswire

Buncombe County Newswire

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  1. August political cartoons from the Usa Today NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | USA Today

    ... Vice President Mike Pence's Space Force speech and our futuristic fighting front, https://usat.ly/2MgmjBU Buncombe County, North Carolina's former county manager, Wanda Greene, 67; and assistant county managers Jon Creighton, 66, and Mandy Stone, ...

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  2. County terminates Wiseman contracts, preps for additional civil lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Mountain Xpress

    CUTTING LOOSE: During a special meeting on Aug. 14, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners terminated existing contracts with companies associated with Joseph Wiseman Jr., who the county has identified as the unnamed contractor referenced in an indictment released Aug. 7. Photo by Arianna Moore Buncombe County has terminated over half a million dollars' worth of contracts held by two companies associated with Joseph Wiseman Jr. , the engineer the county says is implicated in an alleged kickback scheme involving three former county officials . The Board of Commissioners made the decision official during a special meeting at noon on Aug. 14, halting all contracts for companies that are or had been affiliated with Wiseman.

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  3. Lawyer to get body cam tapes of men detained, strip searchedRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Daily Advance

    A North Carolina attorney has been granted access to deputy body camera footage from a traffic stop where two men were strip searched before being released without criminal charges. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Marvin Pope granted attorney John Sutton access to the footage Monday.

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  4. Local news in brief from our issue of Aug. 8, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Mountain Xpress

    ... donated cleaning supplies to Safelight, a shelter for children and families escaping abusive situations." Buncombe County Veterans Services has moved from College Street to the renovated and expanded Buncombe County Health and Human Services ...

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  5. Mountain Energy Properties Sell for $10 MillionRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2016 | CSP

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., and ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- First Coast Energy paid $10 million for more than a dozen Mountain Energy properties in North Carolina's Buncombe County, the Citizen-Times reported. The purchase is part of an acquisition deal between Jacksonville, Fla.-based First Coast Energy and Asheville, N.C.-based Mountain Energy.

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  6. SACEE votes on 100 percent green electricity goal for AshevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | Mountain Xpress

    ... follow in October or November. Noor says the resolution exceeds similar language passed last December by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, which commits the county to using 100 percent renewable energy for all operations, including its ...

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  7. Buncombe County considers needle exchange programRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 11 | Mountain Xpress

    ... and other supplies. Now, in response to a rise in bloodborne infections associated with drug use, the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services may sponsor its own program to increase access to needles. Jamie says she has seen many ...

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  8. Vote for one of four Buncombe County nonprofits to receive $10,000...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Mountain Xpress

    ... is rewarding a nonprofit organization which serves the community. Spirit is showcasing four deserving Buncombe County nonprofits whose work truly demonstrates the Giving Spirit. Beginning Aug. 8, Spirit is giving the community the chance to vote for ...

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  9. Buncombe County to conduct search, promote from withinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Mountain Xpress

    STEP BY STEP: The Board of Commissioners narrowed its search for a firm to help with the selection of a county manager from eight possibilities to two during its meeting on Aug. 7. Photo by David Floyd Even as elected officials and county staff digested word of new indictments of former county employees released less than four hours before the regular meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 7, efforts to select a new county manager continued to move ahead.

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  10. Former North Carolina county managers indicted for kickbacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Three former North Carolina county managers have been indicted after federal prosecutors say they took business kickbacks for years in exchange for $15 million in government contracts. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the indictments name former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene, and former assistant county managers Jon Creighton and Mandy Stone.

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  11. Ashe County's unemployment rate at 3.9 percent as of June 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... counties in June, decreasing in three. Scotland County had the highest rate, at 8.0 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest, at 3.2 percent. In May, 87 counties in the state had rates at 5.0 percent or below, whereas there were only 76 ...

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  12. State board settles Buncombe dispute over early voting locationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Mountain Xpress

    Buncombe County will offer 11 early voting locations for the 2018 general election. Ten spots were selected by the Buncombe Board of Elections, but an additional location at the Grant Center was called for by board member Jake Quinn.

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  13. Feds bring charges against three former Buncombe officials, including GreeneRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Mountain Xpress

    Key West, Martha's Vineyard, Budapest, Vienna and the Napa Valley - those are just a few of the exotic locales a new indictment alleges three former Buncombe County officials visited using kickbacks they received in exchange for local government contracts.

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  14. Don't let Jackson County get more responses; fill out business survey nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... sectors. In Haywood, the number is around 50. While more than half of the responses to date are from Buncombe County, which is expected, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has out-performed Haywood. "Jackson County shouldn't be doing better than ...

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  15. Colin Campbell: Campaign fundraising offers insights into electionRead the original story

    Monday Aug 6 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    ... GOP money being raised to unseat lawmakers like Sen. Don Davis of Greene County and Rep. John Ager of Buncombe County. Republicans are starting from scratch in their bid to defeat Rep. Ken Goodman, D-Richmond, after their original candidate dropped ...

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  16. Bringing It Home 2018 aims to inspire future entrepreneursRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    ... is even a possibility. According to the website stateofblackkasheville.org, for example, only 1.7 percent of Buncombe County businesses are black-owned. To address this glaring disparity, this year's Bringing It Home "unconference" is focusing on ...

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  17. North Carolina city reaches settlement with beaten jaywalkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | Greenwich Citizen

    A North Carolina city has reached a $650,000 settlement with a black pedestrian whose beating by a white police officer was captured on body camera video. A settlement filed Friday in Buncombe County shows the city of Asheville will pay Johnnie Jermaine Rush for claims made against the city and its police department.

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  18. County to set groundwork for $30 million in bonds at Aug. 7 meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | Mountain Xpress

    The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners may have passed its budget less than two months ago, but new money moves for the future are already in the works. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the commissioners will consider a resolution that would allow the county to issue up to $30 million in limited obligation bonds for fiscal year 2019, which would fund numerous improvements for the county's schools and other facilities.

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  19. N.C. District Attorney: Use of force "justified" in incident at Fletcher CVSRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | FOX Carolina

    ... had a criminal history involving firearms, including a conviction for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Buncombe County. He served a six-year prison sentence for that and released in the summer of 2017. Fletcher police chief Erik Summey also ...

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  20. State seeks public feedback on proposed Enka Lake reclassification in Buncombe CountyRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 2 | PressReleasePoint

    The N.C. Division of Water Resources is seeking public feedback on a proposed reclassification of Enka Lake, a portion of Bill Moore Creek in Buncombe County . The Biltmore Lake Association has requested that Enka Lake be reclassified from Class C to Class B. As part of the public comment period, the state will host a public hearing on the proposed reclassification at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Biltmore Lake Clubhouse, 80 Lake Drive, Biltmore Lake, N.C. Speaker registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Class C classification is assigned to all North Carolina freshwater bodies.

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