Clint Parker

Buncombe GOP Picks Former Democrat, Replacing Their Sheriff Candidate

Buncombe GOP picks former Democrat to run in Jeff Worley's place. Worley dropped out due to what he said were health reasons.

Hotel Remains Unfinished, Supply Chain Issues Says Owner

People are wondering why a hotel project in Woodfin is still ongoing after five years of construction. The owner says it problems getting materials.

Remembering Weaverville Raceway 1951-1959

There was a time when thunder would roar in the area around Flat Creek, but not from lightning. No, the booming sound came from cars-stock cars-being driven around an oval track at a furious pace by drivers pursuing one thing-a checkered flag. The time was the 1950s and the place was the Asheville-Weaverville Speedway. This […]

Craggy Mtn. Line Holds 4th Annual “Dino Day”

The Craggy Mountain Line in Woodfin hosted its fourth annual Dinosaur Day event on Saturday (August 13th), where families were able to ride the trolly, dig for dinosaur bones, break open “dinosaur eggs,” see a replica jeep from the Jurassic Park movie, and get a visit from a friendly triceratops. It was a sold-out event.

Superintendent Steps Down as Water System Undergoes Change

Concerns grow over necessary water plant expansions for ensuring safe consumable water is met with the plant's superintendent resigning.

Business Supports Leicester Elementary Supplies Drive

As the sun beats down and kids are still on summer vacation, it’s hard to believe that the start of school is right around the corner. Jeff Weller, an Edward Jones financial advisor in the Leicester community, knows it and is supporting a school supplies donation campaign by using his office as a drop-off location […]

Group Wants To Abolish the Death Penalty in NC

“It has been sixteen years since the last execution in North Carolina, yet the death penalty remains on the books.” So begins a public service announcement sent to our newspaper promoting a film and discussion opposed to the death penalty. It goes on to say, “To honor this anniversary, please join the NC Coalition for […]

State Makes Top 10 in Motorcycle Fatalities

Many North Carolinians enjoy riding motorcycles. Who can blame residents for wanting to enjoy a great mountain road from the back of a motorcycle? Still, riding motorcycles is a more inherently dangerous mode of transportation than other forms. A recent Bike Nite event hosted by Rodney’s Auto in Weaverville showed a strong turnout with motorcycles […]

Art of Storytelling Event

The art of storytelling will be on display when the Weaverville Center for Creative and Healthy Living presents “Cultural Exploration: A Celebration Through Story” on Friday, August 19th at 7 pm at the Weaverville Community Center. The event will feature Ray Christian, Becky Stone, Jim McDowell, and Wallace Bohanan. A quarter of storytellers includes a […]

If a Tree Falls in the Forest, Does it Make a Sound?

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it fall, does it make a sound? I think we all know the answer to this question. Just because no one is there to hear it doesn’t change the characteristics of the falling tree. The same goes for Weaverville Town Councilwoman […]