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This week’s headline


Woman grateful for lifesaving actions


By Clint Parker


Weaverville – Most of us don’t know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of lifesaving actions by emergency medical and fire personnel, but one woman does and is grateful for it.


Betty Hensley of Mars Hill spoke at the Weaverville Town Council meeting Monday evening of her near-death experience and how she is grateful for the firefighters of Weaverville Fire Department C-Shift and the Weaverville EMS workers.


Hensley, who was at the meeting with her husband, Rickey Hensley, related the events of March the third when she collapsed in the parking lot at McDonald’s in Weaverville. Read more...


Last week’s headlines


Gallion arrested for murder & arson


By Clint Parker



Barnardsville – Buncombe County Sheriff Department investigators have made an arrest in the homicide investigation of Bobby Ray Pegg Jr., 45, that occurred at 665 Dillingham Road, and in the arson of the BP Station at 456 Dillingham Road in Barnardsville.


“Timothy Robert Gallion, 48, of 95 Christy Lane in Barnardsville was charged with first degree murder by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, and second degree arson by the Asheville-Buncombe Arson Task Force,” said the press release from the sheriff’s office.


Bobby Ray Pegg Jr, was found at 2 p.m. March 23 dead, of a gunshot wound, at his home just one day after a blaze destroyed the BP Station down the road less than a half mile from Pegg’s home. Pegg left behind three children. Read more...


Past headlines


Auctioneer case takes time,

resources, but moving forward


By Clint Parker


Editor’s note: Be sure to read commentary page 4.


Weaverville – Steve Hawkins of Winston-Salem is worried about the investigation into local auctioneer and business owner Blake Terry. Hawkins contacted the Tribune again this week about the investigation.


For more than four weeks now Weaverville Police Detective Alan Wyatt has been looking into claims that Terry has walked away with thousands of dollars of his clients’ money after closing down his business and changing or failing to answer phone calls from clients. Hawkins is one of those clients who claims Terry owes him thousands of dollars.


Wyatt has been tight-lipped to the media about the ongoing investigation as most departments are in such cases. Hawkins willingly shared what he had learned about the investigation to the Tribune. Read more...


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