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This Week’s Headline

Farmer’s market returns to Leicester

 By Rich Nallenweg


The Leicester Farmer’s Market is back for its third season.
Located in the Leicester Landing strip mall between Zaxby’s and CVS pharmacy on New Leicester Highway, the market is open from 9 am until 2 pm on Saturdays from now until Thanksgiving.
The market is open rain or shine and this past Saturday’s rain did not stop eight dedicated vendors from setting up their tents. Read more...



Last Week’s Headline:

County approves solar farm usage

By James Matthews


A solar panel farm may be coming to the Leicester community later this year.
On Wednesday (April 9), the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved unanimously to allow for Charlotte, NC, based Birdseye Renewable Energy to develop a solar panel farm on a portion of a 45-acre parcel off of Leicester Highway.
The farm is planned to be built in an empty field, between Leicester Supply Company and the Leicester Community Center.
Birdseye Renewable Energy President Brian Bednar explained that the project is slated to use 22 out of the 45 acres, where photovoltaic panels will be installed. “It’s the same technology as a solar-powered calculator, only on a commercial scale,” he explained. “There are no moving parts; the panels are fixed. They make no noise and have no emissions.” He also expects that the panels will have an a lifespan of 30 years. Read more...

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