Clint Parker

Hale chosen as Rodeo Queen for the state by NHSRA

The National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) recently announced its winner for the North Carolina High School Rodeo Queen, and she’s a local from Weaverville. 

136 year old patriotic tradition forced to take the year off

The oldest continual community Fourth of July celebration in the state has been canceled, the 136th year of the event at the Beech community.

Some thoughts on the death of George Floyd & recent protests

The horrifying death of George Floyd has set in motion events that could alter our nation’s future forever. Either for the betterment or destruction of our country.

Small town join protests, but no rioting ensues

According to Weaverville Police Chief Ron Davis, there were about 75 citizens who attended a demonstration over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minnesota police officer Thursday evening (June 4) on Main Street in Weaverville, which lasted from 5 pm - 7 pm. 

A night out on the town with protestors & police

What started as a peaceful protest on a Sunday afternoon (May 31)  by demonstrators over the death of George Floyd turned into riots over a series of nights after that ending in vandalism, rubber bullets, tear gas and arrests.

Highway maintenance turning into ‘hay mowing’ project

Tall grass has grown on NC highways.

Sad to see how polarized people are over re-opening

Recently, after posting the Town of Weaverville, unlike Buncombe County, would not be requiring employees and customers inside the town limits to wear masks, our social media page received a flood of comments from followers jumping on one side or the other. 

Town’s alcohol sales up, but is that bad?

During the May monthly meeting of the Woodfin Board of Town Commissioners, the members head a report for the ABC Board that alcohol sales were up over the same period last year.

Small town policing under virus conditions

Small town police departments are living with a new reality when it comes to policing these days.

Gym owner makes economic statement not a political one

One gym owner could not make sense of the stay-home mandate, either health- or business-wise, so he reopened on Saturday morning (May 23).