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Gentry Friday

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the planning meeting for a local, not-at-all-cluelessly-awful Black Friday promotional video for a business consortium…

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Lines drawn

National and statewide upsets, a resounding win for the bonds, a commission split continues and more in our election analysis.…

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The mask comes off

Survive. Organize. Resist. A few words that must be said, about what happened, where our city and country are going…

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Voting day

It’s that day, with major national, state and local races on the ballot. Here’s information about where to vote, and…

Gentry Friday

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An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the planning meeting for a local, not-at-all-cluelessly-awful Black Friday promotional video for a business consortium Recently, the following promotional video has been making the rounds causing, as one might expect, some comment. The Blade has obtained an exclusive transcript of the…

Lines drawn

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National and statewide upsets, a resounding win for the bonds, a commission split continues and more in our election analysis. Also: why the Blade will never normalize the unacceptable Above: The precinct map of votes for Roy Cooper and Gov. Pat McCrory in Buncombe County.…

The mask comes off

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Survive. Organize. Resist. A few words that must be said, about what happened, where our city and country are going and what we have to do. Above: Protesters and police outside the Civic Center entrance during the Sept. 12 Trump rally. Photo by Max Cooper.…

Voting day

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It’s that day, with major national, state and local races on the ballot. Here’s information about where to vote, and how to protect your rights at the polls. Welcome back, readers. Today is Election Day and while many of our readers and local voters already…

Voting for the union

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For the first time in its 135-year history, WNC’s Central Labor Council is bringing together local unions in a united effort to get out the vote. A look behind local labor’s push to get people to the polls. Above: Representatives from local unions gather for…

‘A very dark and impenetrable place’

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A growing backlash against city staff, pit of despair vexations, downed trees, arcane communication strategies and a busking agreement as Council heads towards Halloween (and Election Day) Above: A slide from a presentation at the Oct. 25 Council meeting about the so-called “Pit of Despair” across…

Buncombe County Commissioner election guide

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Housing, inequity, the powers of county staff, HB2, education, development and more in our questionnaires for the candidates for the Buncombe County chair and commissioner seats Above: the Buncombe County Courthouse  Welcome back, readers. We’re in the middle of early voting right now. Today you…

Buncombe County Commissioner candidate guide — David King

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Name: David King Profession: Ferrier In up to two words, describe your political affiliation: Proud Democrat In one brief sentence, describe yourself and why you’re running: I believe county government and elected officials have a responsibility to serve every citizen of Buncombe County, not a political…

Buncombe County Commissioner candidate guide — Nancy Nehls Nelson

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Name: Nancy Nehls Nelson Profession: Retired AT&T Bell Labs Project Manager In up to two words, describe your political affiliation: Democrat In one brief sentence, describe yourself and why you’re running: I am an engaged community advocate that has the experience to be a significant…

Buncombe County Commissioner candidate guide — Ed Hay

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Name: Ed Hay Profession: Attorney In up to two words, describe your political affiliation: Democrat In one brief sentence, describe yourself and why you’re running: I’m running because county government faces new challenges in funding education, creating jobs, and adequately planning for future growth. I want…

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