Senator Martin Nesbitt's funeral is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m at Biltmore Baptist Church. The longtime Mountain lawmaker died last week. According to a party spokesman the Buncombe County Democrat was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. David Hurand has more on his career in the North Carolina General Assembly..
A dispute over how much government agencies should charge when asked to provide public records appears to have drawn in the Administration of Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. Investigations and Open Government Editor at Carolina Public Press Jon Elliston spoke with David Hurand. Elliston says the issue is how each side interprets the state’s public records law…..
A neighbor versus neighbor political race is taking shape in North Carolina House District 115. Democrat John Ager has announced he will seek his party's nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Nathan Ramsey. Ager spoke with David Hurand.
Ramsey is expected to officially file for reelection Wednesday. In a statement issued Sunday, Ramsey said he will continue to focus his attention on solutions rather than partisan politics. He added that he will continue to vote against his party when it's in the best interest of the people of Western North Carolina.
The 2014 General Election is nearly eleven months away but one race for a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly is already taking shape. David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen Times reporter Jon Ostendorf about the campaign to represent House District 116 and what could prove to be a very expensive race.
Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca, chairman of the state Senate’s powerful Rules and Operations Committee, touted the General Assembly’s flood of new legislation in a meeting last week with the Asheville-based Council of Independent Business Owners.
The recent announcement by Representative Howard Coble that he won't seek re-election may have an impact on the clout of the North Carolina delegation to Congress. It may also serve to enhance the influence of 10th District Representative Patrick McHenry. David Hurand spoke with High Point Enterprise reporter Paul Johnson about Coble's decision.
Crime statistics have been compiled by North Carolina counties since 1973, but not by all counties. David Hurand spoke with Carolina Public Press reporter Jon Elliston about the the numbers and the Crime Index.
Attorney Esther Manheimer has been elected mayor of Asheville. Manheimer was any easy winner over her challenger, former city employee John Miall. The polls had only been closed a little over an hour when it became clear that the current Vice Mayor would win by a comfortable margin. Unofficial results show she captured over 68% of the vote.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This week the President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence was in Western North Carolina. Kim Gandy was the keynote speaker at the Third Annual Poverty Forum sponsored by Pisgah Legal Services. Before her address, Trapped by Poverty, Trapped By Abuse, Pursuing Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence, she spoke with David Hurand