Blue Ridge Public Radio and the Asheville Citizen-Times will partner on a candidate forum for Buncombe County sheriff. The forum will take place April 16th at noon at BPR's studio. It will be broadcast live on both the BPR and Citizen-Times Facebook pages. BPR will also the air the forum at a later date before the May 8th primary.
Buncombe County commissioners Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Al Whitesides, and Ellen Frost are calling for extensive public safety reforms - a call that brought a sharp and quick rebuke from county sheriff Van Duncan.