Todd Williams

Justice can vary from county to county – and voters have a say on that.  That’s message of a documentary from an Asheville-based filmmaker that debuts Wednesday evening.

Matt Bush / Blue Ridge Public Radio


Former Asheville police officer Chris Hickman pled guilty Friday morning to three charges related to the beating of an unarmed African-American pedestrian in August of 2017, including one felony count of assault.  But under a plea deal, Hickman can have those charges expunged if he completes a restorative justice program.  

Matt Bush / Blue Ridge Public Radio

This Friday morning, those with outstanding misdemeanor charges and traffic citations in Buncombe County can get their cases resolved.  'Amnesty Day’ at the Buncombe County courthouse  will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.  No one will be arrested at the courthouse if they show up for amnesty. 

APD Beating Could Impact Buncombe D.A. Race

Apr 18, 2018
Matt Bush

Early voting begins Thursday for the May primaries.  Among the races on the ballot this year is Buncombe County district attorney.  BPR’s Jeremy Loeb interviewed both candidates running for the office.

Jon Ostendorff/Asheville Citizen-Times

2 1/2 years on the job, Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams stopped by for a one-on-one conversaton with BPR's Jeremy Loeb.

Common Sense Crime Prevention

Jan 8, 2016

Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan told a breakfast meeting of the Council of Independent Business Owners in Asheville that common sense could reduce vehicle break-ins by 80% .  The Sheriff delivered a mix message of good news, the county's overall crime rate is down,  and bad news, heroin is a growing problem in the county.  Following the meeting the Sheriff spoke with David Hurand.

Jon Ostendorff/Asheville Citizen-Times

Todd Williams has served as Buncombe County's District Attorney for about six months now, after defeating the long-time DA Ron Moore.  Williams stopped by WCQS for a conversation with Jeremy Loeb about how the job's been going, about issues facing Buncombe County, and about several initiatives he's been working on.