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November 5 - November 11, 2009 Vol. 7 • No. 45 Woodfin • Weaverville • Barnardsville Fifty Cents
AvL Tech to relocate to Woodfin
AvL Technologies is under con-
Fatal wreck on Merrimon Avenue
By Matt Tate
tract with Reynolds Mountain
and currently plans to move in
An Asheville manufacturer of the second or third quarter in
satellite technology will relocate 2010, according to Mary Lynne
its offices to the Reynolds Village Woro with AvL Technologies.
By Matt Tate
development in Woodfin.
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An Asheville woman died
Tuesday (Nov. 3) after colliding
with an oil truck on Merrimon
Avenue near the Woodfin town
Fannie Miller Young, three
days short of her 73rd birthday,
died immediately at the scene.
The driver of the Buckner Oil
delivery truck and the driver of
another vehicle involved that was
preparing to pull onto Merrimon
Avenue were not injured.
The accident occurred around
Trey Young of the Weaverville Fire
By Matt Tate
3 pm at the intersection of Merri-
mon Avenue and Stratford Road
“We were dispatched by callers
near a Citgo station and across
The fire that destroyed a historic who heard an explosion,” Young
from Frazier’s Steak and Sea-
barn at Claxton Farm north of said.
Weaverville is believed to have been Crews worked for more than an
According to a release from
intentionally set, according to the hour to contain the blaze. A small
the Asheville Police Department,
Asheville-Buncombe Arson Task adjacent shed was also damaged,
Young never saw the oil truck
Force. Young added.
traveling north on Merrimon
By the time crews from Weaver- The “Event Barn” was the site
Avenue. The truck struck the
ville, Woodfin, French Broad, Ju- of wedding receptions and other
driver’s side of her 1994 Buick
piter and Reems Creek fire depart- events at Claxton Farm. M7 Event
ments responded Monday night Solutions coordinated the gather-
Several people at Frazier’s at
(Nov. 2), the barn, commonly ings.
A firefighter rests as he works with the wreckage of Tuesday’s
known as the “Event Barn,” was By Wednesday afternoon (Nov.
Continued on page 2 accident on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville.
completely engulfed, said Capt.
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