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
Photo by Dr. David Marlin
In Tryon, the much-heralded World Equestrian Games depart --
trailing mud, blame, and a lot of Buncombe taxpayer money.
"The tumult and the shouting dies; the captains and the kings depart" -- Rudyard Kipling
MILL SPRING, NC -- The World Equestrian Games rode off
Above: Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer is all smiles as she accepts a $20,000 Buncombe Parks and Recreation check from County Commission Chairman Brownie Newman (l) and another in the same amount from Robbie Sweetzer & Linda Giltz of Connect Buncombe. (City of Asheville photo)
$40K in for
This photo, taken July 31, shows the exit area of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, which is being expanded to 1,000 spaces, in anticipation of the World Equestrian Games. Most articles about the Games have featured a photo of a beautiful horse and a formally-dressed
Nick Bottom, unaware he has been changed into an ass, startles his fellow actors in A Midsummer Night's Dream (act 3, scene 1) in a performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. (From a contemporary woodcut.)
Council Passes Budget, Adopts Police Measures
Analysis by Roger McCredie
Last week the Asheville City Council