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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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...