This Week’s COVID Run-Down

On May 22, North Carolina entered Phase II of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan.

Graduation 2020 style

A far cry from the traditional graduation commemorations was the 2020 high school ceremonies across the area this weekend. Of the three high school graduations the Tribune covered, all differed in various ways, but all accomplished the same goal: conveying the title of high school graduates to the recipients. 

Hendersonville’s document shred & drug take back event

The City of Hendersonville will sponsor its popular Document Shred and Drug Take Back Event for City residents on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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.

Marcie and Scooby-Doo to the Rescue with Treats

Marcie Molton Burlett is among local teachers who are making memorable bonding with students nearing summer vacation.

Drive-in senior night was a victory for Erwin student athletes

Coaches and teachers held a drive-through parade, decorating cars and holding signs for the 77 senior athletes at Clyde A. Erwin High School. 

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.

Meeting dominated by questions of accepting roads into town system

Nearly 80 attendees joined the Town Council of Weaverville at a virtual meeting regarding town roads.