VANISHING VIEWPOINTS -- An empty frame is all that remains after vandals removed an Angry Taxpayers "Drain the Swamp" sign near Asheville Regional Airport (courtesy Angry Buncombe Taxpayers)  Petty crime meets political expression in run-up to Buncombe elections.       "Your Liberty To Swing Your Fist Ends Just

A panel of familiar faces is helping find Asheville's next city manager.  Sort of. On Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5, Asheville City Council conducted face-to-face meetings with the six semifinalists for the position of Asheville's new city manager. And it apparently did so without any