Xpressville Tweets tagged with #avlelect, as they appeared on mountainx.com’s moderated feed : fobes:RT @asheville: AVL city primary turnout at record low: A yr after soaring amid excitement of a presidential.. http://bit.ly/3voMFE Oct. 8, 8:39 am fobes:RT @ashevilleallie: for those in asheville who were disappointed from the low turnout yesterday: bit.ly/UlW1n Oct. 7, 12:53 pm […]
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 […]
Buncombe County Democrats had a big night, winning several key local races by razor thin margins. (Photo by Pat Barcas)
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, […]
The recounted election results continue to show Democrat Ellen Frost with a slight lead over Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill in the District 2 Buncombe County commissioners race.
Twitter kept the news flowing as election day wore on and then as voting returns started coming in. It was an interesting collaboration among journalists, voters and bloggers. Here’s a slightly distilled version of are #avlelect tweets as they came through Xpress’ moderated feed.
The results of a Dec. 7 hand recount of all the ballots in District 2 showed Republican Mike Fryar in first place and Democrat Ellen Frost’s lead over Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill growing slightly to 18 votes for the second spot.
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 […]
“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 […]
The Buncombe County Board of Elections voted 2-1 to deny Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill’s protest over ballots cast by Warren Wilson College residents and her request that they be stricken from the certified election results. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
The certified election results show Democrat Ellen Frost with a 13-vote edge over Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill in the District 2 Buncombe County commissioners race, giving Democrats a slight majority of seats on the seven member board.
It’s a busy day in North Carolina news rooms. With the first stage of the governor’s race, two congressional primaries, local races, and the much-debated Amendment One on the ballot, turnout is expected to be high. Follow the news via Twitter at #avlelect, and check here for dispatches as they come in. Photo by Max Cooper.
Local job growth on track with rest of state Survey results questioned Council open to Mills River negotiations The nationwide economic downturn has made its way to Asheville, as the city grapples with how to handle an anticipated $1 million budget shortfall based on the results for the first quarter of the 2008-09 fiscal year […]
Buncombe County’s election returns were slow to be published to the Web Tuesday night, but despite the technical slow-down, local elections officials say everything went swimmingly.
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 […]
The results for the 2015 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games have been released; nearly 1,500 athletes competed in aquatics, athletics, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and volleyball during the weekend event.
More than two months after election day, Ellen Frost was sworn in Jan. 15 as the seventh Buncombe County commissioner, giving Democrats a 4-3 majority of the board’s seats.
Uncounted votes from Warren Wilson College residents could determine which political party has a majority of members on the new Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Asheville City Council’s Nov. 18 work session