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 Protecting area churches


By Clint Parker



Woodfin –Area church leaders packed a lecture room in Woodfin Tuesday evening (Jan. 9) to hear from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office about how to protect their congregations from mass shootings. The presentation was done at the Buncombe County Training Center.


The hour and a half long presentation and public discussion was initiated, according to Buncombe County Sheriff’s Captain Randy Sorrell, because of the department phones ringing off the hook asking “What can I do” to protect the people I feel responsible for.


“So what do we tell you on how to protect your congregation...Constantina wire, fences, snipers on the roof...the first time you think about it you think that its a fairly straight forward thing to deal with, and then you think about it a minute and you realize it is an incredibly complex problem,” Sorrell told clergy and church leaders. “How do we live in this world in a democratic Society with the freedoms we want and be free from worrying about that kind of violence.” Read more...




Remembering MLK Day

By Clint Parker



Weaverville – American Flags lined Weaverville’s Main Street and Weaver Blvd Monday as the country remembered Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


 According to Wikipedia, “Dr. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. Read more...




Presentation to give

insider perspective

on North Korea situation


Weaverville – An upcoming talk at the Weaverville Library on North Main Street will take a closer look at the North Korea issue confronting the nation.


“North Korea: The Myths and Realities,” will be presented on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7 pm by security consultant Jonathan Tetzlaff as he speaks about what may be ahead for 2018 in US/North Korean relations.


According to a release, “Jonathan has worked for the U.S. government and for private corporations as a foreign affairs analyst and has made numerous trips to North Korea over the last several years. Read more...


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