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This week’s headline


Accident slows traffic


By Clint Parker

    A noontime “fender bender” slowed traffic for about 30 minutes or more Thursday (Mar. 16) as three vehicles were involved in a rear end collision in front of the Ingles at New Stock Road. No injuries were reported and Woodfin Police worked the accident while Weaverville Fire Department responded to the call.

    According to an accident report filed by Woodfin Police Officer Don Guge, Clyde David Crum, 33, of Weaverville Road rear ended a 2012 Ford being driven by Sean Mull of Delta, Ohio. This caused Mull’s Ford to rear end Gladys Allen’s 2003 GMC.

   While Allen’s vehicle was drivable with estimated damages to the GMC of about $1,200. the Ford and Crum’s 2003 Chevy had to be towed with $4,000 and $2,500 in estimated damages respectively. Crum was issued a citation according to the report.



Last week’s headlines


Jack Evans resigning

from North Buncombe

By Clint Parker

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series.

NBHS – After 12 years as principal of North Buncombe High School, Jack Evans has announced this would be his last year at the school.

A native of Yancey County (where his mom was an elementary school teacher for 34 years) and a graduate of Mountain Heritage High School (Class of 1983), Evans attended Appalachian State University in Boone for his Bachelor of Science in Math and a minor in Physics. “I loved my time at Appalachian,” says Evans.

“I’ve wanted to teach from my sophomore year in high school. I knew exactly what I was going to do,” says Evans. Asked if there was another teacher, besides his mom, that influenced him, Evans said, “Yeah, Mrs. Ellis, a freshman Algebra I teacher. Her dad was actually a long-time professor at Mars Hill in math.” Read more...


Past headlines


Business owner under investigation


By Clint Parker


Weaverville – The Weaverville Police Department has confirmed that it is investigating a local Weaverville business owner for “criminal misconduct.”


The Weaverville Police Department has received several complaints about criminal misconduct by the owners and operators of Blake Terry Auctions at 285 N. Main Suite 4, Tri-City Plaza in Weaverville,” said a statement from Weaverville Chief Greg Stephens. “These incidents are all under investigation [by Detective Alan Wyatt].” Stephens added that his, “...department is dedicated in seeking justice for these crimes.”


Repeated phone calls to the number on the banner outside Terry’s auction house went straight to a recorded message that said, “I’m sorry the party you are trying to reach has not set up [a] voice mail...” Several days into the investigation of the matter by the Tribune, we were contacted by Mr. Terry, who said he wanted to talk with us, but had to speak with his lawyer first to see what he could say, from the conversation with Mr. Terry the Tribune determined that he did owe at least one party money. He had not called us back as of press time.


The Tribune spoke with other business owners in the Tri-City Plaza who say they recently saw Terry at his business with a U-Haul. When the Tribune stopped by their location we found the doors locked and the showroom, where auctions were held, bare.


The Tribune has since learned that the crimes being investigated have to do with Terry’s failure to pay clients and several bad checks according to phone calls we have received from alleged injured parties.





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