With the approval of referendums allowing package stores and liquor-by-the-drink in the Nov. 4 election, the Town of Erwin has wasted no time setting the stage for potential businesses to move into town.
The vote passed by similar figures in each category, with the liquor-by-the-drink referendum passing by a 760-552 vote and package store referendum passing with a 776-534 tally.
As a result, the town has begun the process of looking into drafting ordinances that pertain to the referendums. Mayor Doris Hensley said that the town has been looking at other small towns in the area, such as the Town of Unicoi, to see how they have handled liquor permits. More...
When to begin the third phase of the town’s downtown revitalization project was discussed by the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 10.
Mark Lafever, public works director for the town, told the board phase three is currently scheduled to begin on Jan. 1. Construction on the third phase, which will take place on Main Avenue from Union to Love streets and Love Street up to Church Street, should be complete by the first of May.
The first phase of the revitalization project, which covered Main Avenue from Second to Gay streets, was completed in September 2013. The second phase, which covered Main Avenue from Gay to Union streets, as well as Union from Main to Nolichucky avenues, was completed in September 2014. More...
Updated October 23, 2014 05:27:56 PMPhotos sought for annual calendar
The Erwin Record is now accepting entries for our annual “Images of Unicoi County Calendar.”
“I am pleased to announce that we are going to publish the calendar again this year. It is so nice to see local residents and businesses enjoying this publication throughout the year,” Publisher Keith Whitson said. “I encourage everyone to submit entries for the calendar. We would love to feature your photos of life in the Valley Beautiful.”
Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of the photo, as well as the name of the photographer. Photos can also be dropped off at The Erwin Record office at 218 Gay St., in downtown Erwin. More...