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Ex-Buncombe commissioner indicted for horsing around with county $$$

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ASHEVILLE — A federal grand jury issued an indictment on Tuesday charging former Buncombe County Commissioner Ellen Madans Frost with conspiring to commit federal program fraud, federal program fraud and mail fraud, for her involvement in a scheme to divert more than $575,000 in Buncombe County money to sponsor equestrian activities in North Carolina and Florida, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced.   Read Story »

Tags: Asheville | Tryon Equestrian Center | Buncombe County | Wanda Greene

Henderson County News

Contractor in Buncombe County scandal pleads guilty

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Asheville News

Buncombe officials indicted in massive kickback scheme

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Former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene and two assistant county managers dined on expensive meals and wine and took all-expense paid pleasure trips to Key West, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Napa Valley, and the Grand Canyon and cities abroad in kickback scheme with a county contractor, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

McGrady retreats on state oversight of water system

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady has retreated from a threat to put the Hendersonville water system under the oversight of state financial regulators, saying that bill had the desired effect of bringing warring factions to the negotiating table.   Read Story »

Tags: Asheville | water issues | water system | 2017 water war