Archive: Sat Nov 2015

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    He Who Writes the Most Beautiful Symphony Wins

    I was going over my notes from the last Buncombe County Commissioners’ meeting, and I cried. Normally, the things local government does seem so very silly and ill-considered unless the be-all and end-all is growing government. The different thing from Tuesday’s meeting was the commissioners approved remediating veterans to help…
    Leslee Kulba, November 7, 2015
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    Non-Progressive Veneer

    Normally, one associates progressive causes with protests. So, it was a surprise to see App State Student Power marching to support academics over athletics and complain that student parking spaces had been co-opted for a tailgate party. It may have been a big tent for buy-in. The five…
    Leslee Kulba, November 7, 2015
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    One Wonders What’s behind This

    Happy McLeod resigned her post as Tryon commissioner three days after the election. She said there were many reasons, but low-voter turnout had a lot to do with it. McLeod’s term expires in 2017. The commissioners are required to appoint somebody to serve out the remainder of her term…
    Leslee Kulba, November 7, 2015
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    I Know. Let’s Enforce the Second Amendment.

    A decision to allow Hendersonville City Council members to take guns to meetings if they have a concealed carry permit was tabled. The matter came up last month, but was favored by only a 3-2 vote when a 2/3 majority was required for adoption. When the matter arose for…
    Leslee Kulba, November 7, 2015
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    Berger-McCrory prison contract showdown

    Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger tells the N&O* he had no idea the FBI was investigating the state’s private prison maintenance contracts when he and House Speaker Tim Moore removed a provision banning such contracts ” in the waning days of their budget negotiations, spending no more than…
    Sam Hieb, November 7, 2015