Abi Cole

Historic small town drug store closes after being in business since 1928

Weaverville Drug Company originally opened in 1885, but the present-day store opened in 1928 and was a longstanding institution of downtown Weaverville. A recent Walgreens buyout of Smith Drug Company marks the startling end to this local favorite.

Bored at home? Read about the history of your community

Bored at home during the coronavirus lockdown? Instead of flipping through channels or reading the same magazine from March, it is a great time to learn about the history of your community.

Basketball camp continues thirty year tradition during pandemic

The 30th annual Crossfire basketball camp is still shooting to hold sessions in late July and August. Co-founders Randy Shepherd and Jamie Johnson have trained over 22,000 campers across the globe, from Argentina and Austria to their hometown of Asheville. This year’s camp in the midst of a global pandemic will operate differently, but Shepherd […]

Unassuming neighborhood hosted one of the last Civil War battles

One of the last battles of the Civil War took place in an unassuming North Asheville neighborhood

Weaverville police already using ‘8 Can’t Wait’

Davis clarified that Weaverville Police has long incorporated each policy of the "8 Can't Wait" campaign to reduce police violence.

Woodfin Mayor talks about COVID response, strides made during his time in office

Woodfin Mayor Jerry VeHaun’s 47-year tenure as a Buncombe County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director has given him a unique insight into the national pandemic.

Classics cooking at new old-school luncheon

Centreville Luncheonette recently opened in Woodfin by Marco Lacagnina, of 828 Family Pizzeria.

Brookstone holds community park grand opening

A Sunday evening (June 28) celebration marked the opening of Brookstone Park.

Weaverville passes ADA transition plan

The Town of Weaverville passed the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan last Monday evening (June 22) at the town council meeting to increase physical accessibility to municipal facilities, programs, activities, and services. 

Leicester church distributes food in time of crisis

A substantial May donation to MANNA Foodbank allowed for expansion to even more local pantries, including Leicester Baptist Church. MANNA works with hundreds of smaller nonprofit partner agencies to distribute food within smaller communities.