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Celebrating 15 years of covering North Buncombe


By Clint Parker


Dateline:  Weaverville,  Woodfin,  Barnardsville,  Alexander,  Jupiter,  Democrat,  Reems  Creek,  and  anywhere  else  in  the  Weaverville  Tribune’s  coverage  area  which  basically  extends  from  the  northern  city  limits  of  Asheville  north  into  south  Madison  County;  to  the  mountains  in  the  east  and  the  French  Broad  River  in  the  west


That’s  the  area  the  Tribune  has  been  covering  for  the  last  15  years  as  of  April  of  this  year.  Now,  in  this  issue,  we  will  look  back  on  some  of  the  most  memorable  issues  of  the  Tribune’s  15  years  of  covering  news  in  the  area. Read more...




This week’s scholar/athlete

  Matthew  Shaw  is  this  week’s  scholar/athlete  at  North  Buncombe  High  School.  Shaw  is  a  junior  who  participates  in  track  and  field.  He  also  plays  ultimate  frisbee  and  runs  cross  country  and  winter  track.  Shaw  plans  on  attending  University  of  North  Texas  to  study  music  performance/education.  “I  am  honored  to  receive  this  award,”  Shaw  says,  “it’s  always  cool  to  be  recognized  for  my  love  of  running  as  well  as  my  dedication  to  my  studies  in  school.”  Matthew  is  the  son  of  Lourdes  and  William  Shaw.




Frank words from an outgoing sheriff


Buncombe County – Outgoing Buncombe County Sheriff van Duncan did not “measure his words” at a meeting with citizens in Bernardsville last Thursday night (May 3) as he addressed questions from the residents there over crime, punishment and other issues.


“You know, you guys know I am not running again. So, I’m going to be straight up and honest with you. I always have been, but sometimes I’ve tried to be pretty measured in what I say. I’m not going to be real measured this evening when it comes to a few things. You folks are going to have to get involved in your local government. If you want this county to look a little different from what it looks like right now. “ Read more...



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