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4:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Former Assistant Buncombe D.A. Called to Testify

A former Assistant District attorney in Buncombe County has apparently refused to answer questions in a law suit that is being heard before a federal judge.  The suit was brought against the county and former Sheriff Bobby Medford.  Medford is serving time in federal prison after being found guilty on several corruption charges unrelated to the law suit.  Asheville Citizen Times reporter  Jon Ostendorff has been following thecase.   He spoke with David Hurand.

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5:28 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

There's a New Sheriff Coming...

One of the more important but frequently over looked mid-term election races took place in all 100 North Carolina counties. The race for Sheriff has long been part of North Carolina's political history.  This year five of eighteen incumbents ran unopposed.   Jon Elliston spoke with David Hurand about some of the surprising results in contests for Sheriff in Western North Carolina.

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5:58 am
Wed November 5, 2014

WNC Election Results

Midterm voter participation set records in North Carolina. As of 10:34 last night, 2,717,920 voters had cast ballots. In 2010, turnout was 2,700,393. 

U.S. House

  • 11th Congressional District incumbent Republican Mark Meadows and 10th District Republican Patrick McHenry held onto their seats, winning over Democratic party challengers.

State House

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Politics
10:34 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Campaign Spending in WNC

Election day is upon us and the  on-line investigative reporting service Carolina Public Press has the latest campaign finance reports for North Carolina House and Senate candidates across  the 18 westernmost counties  of North Carolina... link to article. 

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Politics
7:14 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Have You Voted Yet?

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Today is election day across the United States.

North Carolina voters will choose the state’s U.S. Senator, along with members of Congress and the General Assembly, and statewide and local judgeships and local offices.

More than 1.1 million people already have cast votes, most through early in-person voting that ended Saturday.

Polls are open today until 7:30 p.m.

To find your polling place for today's elections, click here

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Politics
6:08 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special

Tune in Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 6 pm for the Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special.

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Politics
6:16 am
Thu October 30, 2014

From WFAE: Primers on Hagan, Tillis

From NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, reporter Ben Bradford has produced stories about the voting records of both incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis:

Politics
10:38 am
Tue October 28, 2014

McHenry v McQueen 10th Congressional District

10th Congressional District Representative Patrick McHenry and his Democratic challenger Tate McQueen met Monday (October 27th) for a debate at the University of North Carolina Asheville.  For more  than an hour the two candidates took questions from the Council of Independent Business Owners and the differences between  the Conservative Republican incumbent and his Progressive Democratic challenger were pronounced.

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6:47 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Time for Early Voting!

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Early voting for the upcoming Nov. 4 midterm elections began Thursday, Oct. 23 in all 100 North Carolina counties. The 10-day early voting period ends midday Saturday, Nov. 1.

Photo IDs are NOT required for voting this year. The voter ID law is set to take effect for the 2016 elections.

Voters this midterm election season are choosing legislators, judges and local leaders.

Here's a list of early voting locations in Western counties:

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Politics
5:13 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Election 2014: A Look at the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners' Race

Early voting started Thursday. Oct. 23 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. 

This off-year election marks the second election since the Republican Party dominated North Carolina General Assembly expanded the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from five at large seats to six commissioners representing three districts.  The Chair continues to be elected at large.  David Hurand spoke  with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about what's at stake...

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