Clint Parker

How Are Police Enforcing Mask Orders?

NC Governor Roy Cooper, back from a re-election win in the 2020 election, has in Executive Order #180 tightened mask restrictions giving local law enforcement the power to fine businesses not following the mandate.

Another Look at Old Annexation Agreement

In the Weaverville Town Council meeting of Nov. 23rd the board discussed annexation. The subject has not been an issue since the NC State Legislature took away towns' and cities' ability to involuntarily annex property outside their limits in 2012.

K-9 Handler Resigns, New One Chosen

Woodfin Officer Michael Owenby, the Woodfin Police Department's K-9 handler, has resigned from law enforcement.

Town Talks Annexation, Gives Pay-raises

Highlights of the November Weaverville Town Council on Nov. 23rd included an annexation agreement with Woodfin and a pay increase for town employees, but the town had other business too.

“May You Live in Interesting Times”

December is here with fewer than thirty days left in this deranged year, and most people say 2020’s end can’t come fast enough. I’ve heard that if this year were a dog, we’d need to put it down for having rabies. 

Town on Verge of Removing Building Moratorium

Woodfin Town Commissioners set a date to hold a public comment hearing on the newly-rewritten Mountain Village Zoning district ordinance and the removal of the moratorium on the district if the new regulation is accepted.

Assault on Reporter Case Remains Unsolved

On September 23, 2020 Leicester resident and local journalist Chad Nesbitt was severely injured and hospitalized during a protest in downtown Asheville.

As Bad Or Worse Than Losing Second Amendment

Campaign For Free Speech found that 51% of Americans say the First Amendment goes too far—that’s right, too far—in allowing hate speech and should be revised.

400 New Homes & Townhomes Coming

Atlanta-based development company St. Bourke is managing two major residential projects along I-26, just north of Woodfin. These developments combined will add more than 400 new homes and townhomes. 

Fire Will Set $15M Project’s End Date Back

An afternoon fire on Tuesday (November 10) at the Metropolitan Sewage District Treatment plant in Woodfin drew more than 25 fire departments from 5 counties. It also set back a $15 million project’s end by months.