Tips to Avoid Getting A DWI/DUI

It’s a busy time in Western NC, as well as around the nation, with tourism and brewery opportunities combined with holidays and vacations.  While, to those that have been in the unfortunate situation of being pulled over when just trying to make it home after a few alcoholic beverages, it...

NC Brownfield Redevelopment Now and Ready for Reuse Programs

Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law, practices environmental and construction law in the Asheville region, and across North Carolina.  He has a wealth of personal experience in both by growing up in a construction family and focusing on environmental studies, law, and policy throughout his academic career.  Since graduating Forrest...

NC Stormwater Drainage and Landowners’ Rights and Responsibilities

With the recent increase in rainwater frequency and amounts in Western NC, property owners are discovering a range of drainage, flooding, and sedimentation problems.  Property owners should be aware of the drainage systems in their neighborhoods or on their privately owned properties, as well as the municipal rules and regulations...

WNC Alliance’s & French Broad Riverkeeper’s 2014 French Broad Paddle-A-Thon

The Western NC Alliance and French Broad Riverkeeper will be hosting two separate trips down different sections of the French Broad River this year to raise awareness of the issues and considerations affecting our rivers and ecosystems, as well as funds for education and conservation.  The first trip is coming...

LLCs versus S Corporations

Overview Business entities are used and important for a number of reasons, primarily for tax opportunities or benefits and limiting personal liability. Currently, the two most popular business entities for small, privately owned businesses are Limited Liability Companies (LLC) and S Corporations, wherein a closely held corporation makes a valid...

Criminal Defense – North Carolina Marijuana Possession

North Carolina Statutes hold that it is a crime to knowingly or intentionally possess any amount of marijuana. In North Carolina, marijuana is classified as a Schedule VI substance, which means that it is considered to have a low potential for abuse or addiction. Schedule VI is the lowest in...

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