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Council considers $9M expansion to water facility

By Benjamin Cohn


Weaverville – Monday night’s lengthy Town Council meeting dealt with several issues, primarily that of a proposed expansion to the town’s existing water treatment facility.

Representatives from WR Martin / Martin-McGill, Inc. attended the meeting and offered town council a proposal to increase the town’s water supply by expanding the town’s current water treatment plant in the face of the area’s growing need for water. Read more...




Man, woman arrested for B&Es


Buncombe County - A man and a woman has been arrested for a series of motor vehicle robberies. According to a press release last week, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office began receiving multiple reports involving the breaking or entering of motor vehicles. These reports centered around the Lynette Drive area off Old Fort Road in Fairview.


Detectives investigated the case and, on Saturday, July 14, arrested Courtney Nicole Flynn, 21, of Gillespie Drive in Leicester and Justin Allen Owenby, 30, of Old Leicester Highway in Woodfin in connection with the breaking and entering cases.


Both are currently being held in the Buncombe County Detention Facility on $70,000 bond, each. Detectives recovered stolen property connected to several of these incidents, and received and also discovered a connection with several incidents in other areas of the county.


Flynn and Owenby are charged with 14 counts of larceny. The Asheville Police Department took additional warrants for incidents occurring in their jurisdiction.


The vehicles targeted in these incidents were all unlocked. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to remove all valuable items from their vehicles, and to always keep their vehicles locked. The Tribune/Leader reminds readers that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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Water district prepares for Merrimon project


By Benjamin Cohn


Woodfin - Monday’s meeting of the Woodfin Water District came to order in the early afternoon. The three-member board’s first actions were to approve this month’s agenda and to approve the minutes of last month’s meeting.

Time was then allotted for Jackie Bryson – of the Metropolitan Sewerage District – to give a presentation. Bryson opted not to make any comments, saying “no news is good news.”

The meeting proceeded with time for public comments, of which there were none. Read more...



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