For the record: Asheville Primary Twitter coverage via #avlelect hashtag (UPDATED)

Xpressville Tweets tagged with #avlelect, as they appeared on’s moderated feed : fobes:RT @asheville: AVL city primary turnout at record low: A yr after soaring amid excitement of a presidential.. Oct. 8, 8:39 am fobes:RT @ashevilleallie: for those in asheville who were disappointed from the low turnout yesterday: Oct. 7, 12:53 pm […]

Results for statewide primary contests

Results for statewide primary contests Designated winners appear in bold type. The first percentage number listed for each candidate is based on the unofficial statewide vote totals available from the N.C. State Board of Elections on May 8; the second figure (in parentheses) is the Buncombe County percentage. PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE Democratic primary results: • Barack […]

Local investment­s, local results

I love the “buy local” campaign for Buncombe County. As president of a locally owned bank, I know how important it is to have support from our neighbors. Putting our money to work locally is the way we grow as a community. When the May 22 Local Economy article called for examples of investing locally, […]

Rolling the dice

“Electronic systems simply aren’t up to the job of voting. The only thing the computer is good for is as a fancy ballot printer.” – Computer expert Rebecca Mercuri of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government When you cast your ballot on a touch-screen voting machine, can you be confident that your vote has […]

DENR continues testing of Dan River after coal-ash spill

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Environment State test results of water quality sampling near coal ash spill released RALEIGH – State test results completed Thursday for a number of water quality parameters, including 17 metals, show no violations of state water quality standards for most samples taken Monday and […]