ASHEVILLE — Buncombe County board Vice Chair Ellen Frost said she introduced former manager Wanda Greene to the Tryon Equestrian Center but was unaware of the cost of total payments made to the Polk County facility. "I made those introductions, and then Wanda took it to a level I never dreamed would be possible," Frost told the Citizen-Times on Tuesday. "I was surprised as everyone at the amount. Very surprised."
ASHEVILLE – Through nearly $600,000 in economic development money, Buncombe County taxpayers paid for two sponsorships at horseback riding events and about 60 advertisements in an equestrian publication, according to documents released to the Citizen-Times late Friday. County records show former manager Wanda Greene signed off on using public money to pay three organizations: Tryon International Equestrian Center, Equestrian Sport Productions and The Chronicle of the Horse.
ASHEVILLE — Information released Friday by Buncombe County officials shows a payment made to the Tryon Equestrian Center was $100,000 less than previously reported by former manager Wanda Greene. A week after the Citizen-Times filed a public records request for information related to the Polk County equestrian center, the county issued a news release that reported the facility had received $276,427 between June 2015 and August 2016. The first payment, made June 5, 2015, was $125,000.
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