Governor vetoes bill that would have opened bars, expanded restaurant seating

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) late in the afternoon of Friday, June 5, vetoed a bill that would have reopened private bars and clubs, as well as expanded outdoor seating in restaurants and brewpubs.Cooper signaled all along he would veto the measure, House Bill 536. He publicly expressed concerns about lawmakers taking away some of his […]

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.

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.

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. 

New bill would reopen gyms and bars, governor hints at a veto

The NC Senate plans to vote Tuesday, June 9, on legislation that would reopen gyms, bars, and expand in-person dining at restaurants.

Public Parks Open Up Cautiously

Parks in Asheville and Hendersonville are open, including dog parks, outdoor courts, fields, boat accesses and fishing ponds. 

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. 

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.

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.

The Under-Sung Story of Deregulation in COVID Relief

It seemed reopening the economy while the government is broke would have been a perfect storm for activists wanting to deregulate or re-privatize sectors of the economy now managed by government overreach.