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. 

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.

Kirk I. Swenson Named Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville has appointed Kirk I. Swenson as the University’s next vice chancellor for University advancement.

Highway maintenance turning into ‘hay mowing’ project

Tall grass has grown on NC highways.

Griffin Awards of PSABC announced virtually

The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County announced their annual Griffin Awards virtually.

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.