Joel Burgess, CITIZEN-TIMES.com

Joel Burgess

CITIZEN-TIMES.com

Asheville, NC, United States

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Recent:
  • CITIZEN-TIMES.com
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • Enquirer
  • The Tennessean
  • NBC Charlotte
  • KENS 5
  • KHOU
  • KTVB.COM
  • The Greenville News

Recent articles by Joel:

Fresh from McCarthy speaker battle, new congressman Chuck Edwards to tour 15 WNC counties

Fresh from Kevin McCarthy's speaker battle, new U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards said he will tour the 15 counties of his 11th District. → Read More

Madison Cawthorn vacates offices before end of term; constituents' calls go unanswered

Rep. Madison Cawthorn of WNC, has apparently vacated his Washington and district offices nearly two months before the end of his term. → Read More

11th District voter turnout in Asheville, WNC among highest: US House election data

Early voting turnout in Western North Carolina's congressional district is among the highest in the state. → Read More

Who is running in Asheville, Buncombe? Candidate list, election dates; voting started

In the Nov. 8 general election local voters are already casting ballots. → Read More

Madison Cawthorn: No federal funding for abortion travel; but there's already law on it

Western North Carolina's congressman Madison Cawthorn is seeking to deny funding for travel across state lines for abortions. → Read More

Will Mark Meadows, ex-Trump chief, be charged after Jan. 6 explosive testimony?

A former aide's damning testimony about Mark Meadows' role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack is causing many to ask about the consequences. → Read More

What will N.C. Republicans do after SCOTUS ruling? Polls show abortion access popular

SCOTUS Roe v. Wade rebuke gives power over abortion rules to NC Republicans— but restricting the ability to end pregnancies remains unpopular, poll says. → Read More

Jan. 6 hearing: Mark Meadows knew marchers had guns, could invade Capitol, sought pardon

Explosive June 28 testimony from the former top aide of Mark Meadows: White House chief of staff knew about the potential invasion, marchers had guns. → Read More

Buncombe GOP sheriff candidate Worley might face disqualifying challenge over residency

A Buncombe sheriff's candidate faces a legal challenge over whether he is a county resident, a bid which if successful could disqualify him. → Read More

Cawthorn: 'Smoking gun' on ethics violation, possible cryptocurrency crimes, experts say

A financial disclosure form appears to provide the "smoking gun" of an ethics violation by Rep. Madison Cawthorn and might indicate criminal activity. → Read More

Asheville, Buncombe will recount 2 primaries: rare tie in NC House race; DA race tightens

A local Republican primary for NC House is now locked in a rare tie, while a highly consequential Democratic district attorney race has tightened. → Read More

House Ethics to investigate Cawthorn over cryptocurrency, relationship with staffer

Madison Cawthorn will face a House ethics investigation over allegations he improperly promoted a cryptocurrency and had a relationship with a staffer. → Read More

What's next for NC's Madison Cawthorn after his GOP primary loss?

The future of Madison Cawthorn – the brash, Trump-endorsed NC congressman – is unclear. Experts say it's unlikely he'll leave the political stage. → Read More

Trump-endorsed Madison Cawthorn loses reelection bid for NC 11th congressional district

Rep. Madison Cawthorn has lost his reelection bid for Western North Carolina's congressional district. → Read More

Asheville deputy assault trial: Alleged victim begs to not watch video, officer weeps

Bodycam video the second day of an assault trial showed former county law enforcement officer Tyler McDonald striking Jamie Burleson in the ribs. → Read More

Cawthorn nude thrusting video: Will Republicans still stick with the troubled Trump ally?

Madison Cawthorn, with the release of a video in which he is apparently naked and thrusting his pelvis in bed with a man, faces more controversy. → Read More

Buncombe jail has staff exodus, 125% turnover; sheriff seeks raises; highest NC death rate

Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller is asking the Board of Commissioners for up to $1.6 million in pay raises. → Read More

Cawthorn talks Zelensky 'thug' comment, knows nothing about Meadows' voting issue, he says

Rep. Madison Cawthorn clarified his comments calling Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky a "thug." → Read More

Voting in Asheville, Buncombe, WNC starts April 28; who's on the ballot? A complete list

Upcoming primary elections in Buncombe County will feature crowded and consequential primaries. → Read More

Did Cawthorn engage in insurrection? Civil War rule candidacy challenge on hold for now

A renewed challenge has been put forth to Rep. Madison Cawthorn's candidacy. → Read More