Clint Parker

New Executive Director Familiar Face

The new executive director for Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center is an old familiar face, Tom Hager.

Increase Alcohol Sales has Drawbacks

Remember all those increases in alcohol sales the Tribune has reported on in the past months? Well, every rose has its thorns and it looks like there are some negative effects from all that drinking.

Woodfin Board Approves 59-unit Development

The Town of Woodfin Commissioners Board took the opportunity not once, not twice, but three times to go into executive closed session at their December meeting (Dec. 15).

At this Point, It’s Just too Much to Ask.

Small business owners have had a lot to worry about this year. It has really been one worry after another for these small business owners who, in some cases, poured their entire life savings along with their heart and soul into their business. 

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.