buncombe buncombe

Definition(s):

  • (n) unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Prominent New Yorkers connected with traffic statistics say the London contention is buncombe.
  2. Close your columns to the claptrap and buncombe of the politicians.
  3. It can be an exciting business even a lot of fun in its extravagant buncombe intermixed with tense concentration on the highest power stakes.

News

  1. Tax time: Buncombe’s towns wrestle with budget season

    For cities and towns across North Carolina, it hasn’t been an easy budget season. A tax overhaul by the GOP-dominated General Assembly may leave many municipalities with reduced revenue, and in Buncombe County, a recent tax revaluation resulted in lower property values in almost every area except the city of Asheville and Black Mountain. Lower values mean less revenue, if property-tax rates stay ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mountain Xpress

  2. Mum’s the word: Public gives little feedback on Buncombe budget plan

    Buncombe County commissioners held a June 4 public hearing on their $337 million budget proposal, but they didn’t hear much from the public. Only a few residents stood up to the podium to make their views known during the short session. The plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins July 1, calls for raising the property tax rate by roughly 15 percent to cover a drop in property values ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mountain Xpress

  3. Buncombe school positions filled

    ASHEVILLE — The Buncombe County school board recently filled six key positions, vacancies created by a series of retirements.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

Quotes

  • "Smiths' decision to expand in Buncombe County enhances our position as a world leader in the aerospace industry," Easley said in a statement. "When world-renowned companies such as Smiths Aerospace locate and grow here, it reinforces North...
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Mike Easley Source: WRAL.com

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cynic cynic
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