by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
The manual recount of votes for Buncombe County District 2 Commissioner is complete. Mike Fryar was still the top vote-getter, and Ellen Frost was still the second-place vote-getter. This time, the narrow margin between her and Christina Kelley G. Merrill was eighteen votes. The naming of a winner remains contingent on the final decisions in Merrill’s legal challenges.