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, […]

It’s just a jump to the left

After a long campaign season that was full of dramatic twists and turns, the Asheville general election results rolled in quickly on Nov. 3. At the end of the night, the three Democrats who dominated the Council primaries in October—Esther Manheimer, Gordon Smith and Cecil Bothwell—maintained their leads over the rest of the pack to […]

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 […]

Grading Asheville’­s schools

On the heels of the start of another school year, Asheville City Schools administrators are poised to release an assessment of the school system’s progress toward meeting goals the school board set last year at its annual retreat in Boone. But before the report — tentatively titled “The Annual Report of School Progress” — has […]