He-Said/She-Said from the Library Brawl

Three locals attended what appeared to be a training session for guerrilla warfare, free and open to the public and on public property. They were called out as Zionists and a fight ensued. The "Zionists" were the only ones treated for minor injuries after the police arrived, and the police are requesting help identifying perpetrators in the ongoing investigation.

Revelations Keep Coming From Town’s Emails

"The primary reason for my resignation is directly related to my involvement with the town manager, so I can no longer remain objective with regard to her employment with the town or her contract."

Emails Reveal Town Council Turmoil

Emails tell of the turmoil inside the town government as manager believes some on council working to fire her.

No End To Maple Trace Issue, STR Regulations

At the regular meeting, the council continued to wrestle with the Maple Trace Annexation and short-term rental regulations, both of which were debated ad nauseam and yet again delayed for action at a later date.

Mayor Sees Bright Future For Town

"Weaverville is really at a pivotal point. If you look at what's happening in the town of Weaverville, it's going to change the town dramatically."

Weaverville Town Leadership Imploding?

The attachment in the email from Mayor Patrick Fitzsimmons to colleagues contained concerns about the town manager's performance, including issues regarding sick leave records, emotional behavior, and a fractured leadership staff.

New, Larger, Healthier Main Fire Station Nearly Built

Hendersonville’s new main fire station is nearing completion in coming weeks, and will open as early as next month.

Commissioners Hear Domestic Violence Fatality Report

Every minute of every day, an untold number of victims of domestic violence suffer subjugation, unable to come and go from the home, unable to call friends, psychologically and/or physically abused. Friends and coworkers can see the signs, but it's awkward to broach the topic. Then, one day, it's too late. Buncombe County, like all organizations committed to equity and inclusion, is interested in finding better ways to allow all citizens to enjoy their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Deliberations Include Town Manager’s Salary in the Budget

Left out of the additional requests were larger ticket items such as a DC fast charge for the town's EV fleet ($150,000), Main Street Nature Park Upgrades ($182,000), Eller Cove Watershed trail system ($1.072 million), and an Active Weaverville Committee request of over half a million, to name a few.

PTSD and Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement officer suicide is the #1 killer of police officers, and that rate escalated after 2022 when so many police came under attack. Representatives from local forces learned how to spot and help when an officer is in trouble.