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This week’s headline


Low water means restrictions

By Heather Berry

Woodfin – Woodfin residents are asked to restrict their water usage. For now, car washes, lawn watering and other non-essential water use is prohibited within the town of Woodfin. Approximately 500,000 gallons of supplemental water is being purchase from the city of Asheville daily to increase water levels at a cost of roughly $3 per 1,000 gallons.

“We have essentially gone four months without rain, and we can see the even the trees are showing it by dropping the leaves already,” said Woodfin Sanitary Water and Sewer District Director Joe Martin.

The supplemental water purchase means a mandatory restriction of water for Woodfin. The mandatory restriction is considered a “Level 2” in terms of the Woodfin response plan and has a variety of water restriction for residents. Level 3 is considered an emergency restriction, set for water levels of 18 feet below and coinciding with critical levels in Asheville.Read more...


Other headlines


Hotel jumps

first hoop

By Heather Berry

Weaverville – A Fairfield Hotel proposal from Blue Ridge Hospitality has passed the first hurdle for the construction of a four-story, 103-room hotel at 166 Weaverville Boulevard, behind McDonald’s and Bojangles. Monday’s Weaverville Zoning Board of Adjustment agreed to the plan with a few conditions, before moving to town council next week for final approval.Read more...


Past headlines


FFA gives students a broader reach

By Heather Berry

NBHS – North Buncombe High School’s FFA and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) won third place for the fair booth they co-created for the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. Students and faculty, however, want residents to check out everything FFA students are contributing for this year’s state fair. Read more...


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