Buncombe County

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Shady Deals, Reparations Commission Appointees, & More This Week.

Welcome to “& More This Week,” The Asheville Free Press’ weekly(ish) newsletter, where I round up a few headlines that stood out to me over the week and share them with some opinion and context.
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"New Year, No Jail" – Locals Ring In 2022 with Abolitionist Tradition, Launch Community Bail Fund

We spoke with local organizers Ash Williams and R about the NYE Noise Demo, its purpose, and its context in Asheville. We also spoke with Julie, an organizer with the Asheville Community Bail Fund about the new project. Find those interviews below.

Comic: Commissioners Consider Extending Mask Mandate.

It's time for another Asheville Free Press comic! Created by Crosson Nipper (@crossmaster_flash). With local cases on the rise and a new more-contagious-but-possibly-less-deadly variant of COVID-19 spreading around the world, the Buncombe County Board of Comissioners are at another crossroads with our county's mask mandate. The mandate, which was

Community Members Defend Family of Four Facing Eviction

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 4th, 2021, Buncombe County Sheriff's Office arrested six people at the home of a South Asheville family facing eviction. The group was standing, arms linked, attempting to stop the family's displacement by physically blocking the door. In a press release issued

“Land Back”: Activists tag Buncombe County Government Building on Indigenous People’s Day

Anonymous activists tagged a Buncombe County Government building early Monday morning, providing a message that runs counter to the typical "Columbus Day" rhetoric.
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