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Our State magazine features Weaverville, located in Buncombe County just north of Asheville, in its Tar Heel Town of the Month section.
The author gives his account of a 16 mile bus ride from Ashville to Beech, NC. There to do a story on a number of summer camps, Arnold found a story in the accommodating bus driver that the community relies on to go the extra mile.
The nine individuals interviewed represented the Carolina Biological Supply Company, Ward and Smith PA, Family Enterprise Center, Capel Inc., Conrad Industries, TradeMark Properties Inc., and Qualified Builders Inc. Topics included growing up in the family business, other career paths explored, family business histories, challenges unique to family-owned businesses, and how they anticipated keeping their family businesses for the next generation.
A Weaverville company’s handiwork is displayed globally and beyond. Started in 1941, A-B Emblem is identified as one of the three largest patchmaking companies in the world. Included in this family-owned business’ clientele are the US Army and Department of Homeland Security. Included in the patches pictured are ones made for NASA astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, Daytona International Speedway, and the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival.