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...
“On the way to the hospital my heart stopped and I quit breathing,” Hensley told the council with emotion in her voice. “In their hands and God leading their hands, I came back. I am so grateful and I wish I had wondrous gifts to give. I want them to know, and everyone who was involved, that you were God sent.”
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Last weeks 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...
Gallion is no stranger to the law. He has numerous arrests on his record, according to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Police to Citizen’s website, including communicating threats, driving while impaired, possession of a firearm by a felon, resisting public officers and several other lesser offenses.
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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...
According to Hawkins the police have “around 25 families identified as potential victims.” Hawkins also said that “...Terry and at least one of his associates are avoiding official contact...” and that “Terry nor either of his lawyers have made an attempt at contacting me.”
However, a press release by Weaverville Police puts the number at 20 potential victims. “The Weaverville Police Department has received 20 complaints of fraud involving Paul Blake Terry and Paul Blake Terry auctions. The complaints began on March 3rd 2017 which we have been actively investigating since that time,” said the release.
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