Monday, February 05, 2018

Ashe County Sheriff Resigns

Terry Buchanan
Sheriff Terry Buchanan submitted his resignation to Ashe County commissioners this morning in a deal that both dismisses the criminal charges against him and puts Buchanan's legal fees (some $71,000) on the backs of Ashe taxpayers. Watauga's Stacy C. Eggers IV ("Four") was hired as Buchanan's private lawyer, and it appears that Ashe County will be paying those bills in exchange for Buchanan and his wife's releasing the county from any potential future legal claim.

If you're behind on this drama in Ashe, you can catch up here.

Democrat Bucky Absher will be filing to run for sheriff in Ashe next Monday at 1 p.m.

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