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Blue Ridge School Break-In

crime-sceneIn the early morning hours of April 7, 2014, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was requested by the Cashiers Fire Department to come to Blue Ridge School.  The Fire Department was already on scene for a fire alarm activation.  Suspects had forced entry into the school and thousands of dollars of damage to the interior of the building was done.  Damages included spray painting and flooding.  The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident and is asking for anyone with any information to contact Detective Rick Buchanan.  The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for anyone with any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of an offender in this case.  Please contact Detective Rick Buchanan at (828) 269-5698, email him at rlbuchanan@jacksonnc.org or contact Crime Stoppers,at (828) 631-1125 or crimestoppers@jacksonnc.org

Jackson County ABC Board Choses Site in Cashiers For New ABC Store

The site for the new ABC store in Cashiers has been decided. At Monday’s meeting of commissioners, David Noland one of three members of the Jackson County ABC Board had this to report; “Your ABC Board has signed a lease agreement today on a site for an ABC store in Cashiers”. The lease is for a piece of property around 4.5 acres on highway 64 in Cashiers directly across from the Ingles supermarket. Mr. Noland confirmed it is a ten year lease agreement with two five year lease renewal options. The landowner will build a four thousand square foot facility to the ABC board’s specifications. For the first year of the lease the monthly rent will be two thousand dollars and then rise to three thousand in the second year. Keeping with state ABC regulations the ABC board now has to erect a sign on the property for thirty days indicating that it is a site for a future ABC store, during that thirty days the state ABC board will visit and inspect the site and after that time period the board will vote to either approve or disapprove that site. Mr. Noland expects that the Jackson County ABC board will have the states approval by mid July and has a tentative time line regarding the completion and opening of the new store around eight months form now. Mr. Noland concluded his presentation to the Jackson County commissioners by saying the following; “This is the best option we looked at for the long haul, especially considering location, quality, and cost. We believe this will result in a store that the commissioners, the county, and the Cashiers community will be pleased with”.

New Festival Unites Blues, Brew & BBQ on Village Green


Mac Arnold Plays The Blues

Mac Arnold Plays The Blues

The village green in Cashiers springs to life this Memorial Day weekend with a new festival: Blues, Brew and BBQ. This family-friendly event takes place Saturday, May 25, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It mixes local barbecue, craft beers, and one of the most popular blues bands in the Southeast. Headlining the festival is Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues. Arnold, of Pelzer, S.C, was a nominee for best traditional blues artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards. He is a legend in the genre, having performed with the likes of: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Otis Redding, James Brown and B.B. King. Opening for Arnold is The Lauren Mitchell Band of Sarasota, Fla. Mitchell showcases a classically-trained voice influenced by Etta James and Aretha Franklin. And she brings energy to the stage with “a love of blues, soul rock, and, most importantly, all-out, full-throttle performing.” In recognition of Memorial Day weekend, the festival honors military veterans with a special VIP seating area. All other attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Meanwhile, a pre-festival poker run will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The run navigates a scenic 130-mile loop beginning at 10:30 a.m. Registration is at 9 a.m. “We decided it would be appropriate to celebrate Memorial Day weekend outdoors with a fun-filled day featuring great blues, good brews, local barbecue, and a tribute to our veterans,” said Jodi Moore of the festival committee. “Saturday was selected so people have the opportunity to come up for the entire weekend and enjoy all that Cashiers has to offer.” On the Side BBQ and the Cashiers Farmers Market will provide all food, while The Ugly Dog Pub provides the beer selection, as well as wine. Additionally, a moonshine margarita bar will be set up by Troy & Sons distillery of Asheville. The festival is free of charge and takes place rain or shine. Personal coolers are not permitted. Lodging specials are available on the website for local accommodations.

For further information, go to: VisitCashiersValley.com or call (704) 458-7686.