In Memoriam – Rodney Hasty Services

Service arrangements for Rodney Hasty have been made: Visitation of the Family from 5-7pm Saturday, at West Funeral Home, Weaverville; Funeral Service, 2pm Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church on Shelburne Road, West Asheville.

To view the obituary, click here.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Trivia Night Supports NCAWA Habitat House

Join the Buncombe County Women Attorneys and Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity at the Casual Pint’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Supreme Court trivia night! This is our final fundraiser as we work to sponsor the 14th Women Build house. We’ve raised almost $6,000 of our $10,000 goal. Come out and help us close the gap!

Besides testing your knowledge of all things RBG and Supreme Court, we’re hosting a Ruth Bader Ginsburg collar contest! Prizes to the winner for the best collar, judged by some of our finest local legal minds!

Wednesday, October 23 2019 at 7 pm at the Causal Pint on suite 145, 1863 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803. The Casual Pint will be donating 10% of all beer sales that night to help build this affordable and energy efficient home, the future home of Quintania Gregg and her children.

In Memoriam – Rodney Hasty

We regret to inform you that Rodney G. Hasty, age 50, died on October 12, 2019. He was Chief Assistant District Attorney for Buncombe County. More information can be found here, and we will post additional information as it becomes available.

Siemens Family Law Group Welcomes Ellen Rose

Siemens Family Law Group is excited to welcome Ellen Rose to the Firm! Ellen is a family law attorney and certified family financial mediator with a special interest in custody cases, mediation, and collaborative law.

Ellen brings over 20 years of experience in family law to her practice, in addition to her training as a parenting coordinator and collaborative lawyer.

Ellen works part time as an attorney and community outreach specialist at Safelight, Inc., Henderson County’s domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse service provider.

Ellen served as the Family Court Administrator in Wake County from 2013-2015 and in Buncombe County from 2007-2011. Prior to moving to Western North Carolina, she was in private practice for 20 years in Ft. Lauderdale, where she concentrated her practice in family law and family mediation and was a founding member of the original collaborative lawyers group in South Florida.

Ellen is currently taking family law cases in Buncombe and Henderson counties.

To learn more about Ellen Rose and Siemens Family Law Group, please visit

UNC School of Government Offers Local Training Session

The Buncombe County Planning and Development Department invites you to join us for a personalized training session hosted by Buncombe County and the UNC School of Government and presented by David Owens, Gladys Hall Coates Professor of Public Law and Government. While the agenda is yet to be finalized, the main impetus of this session will revolve around quasi-judicial and legislative updates. Please RSVP here so that we can provide an exact dollar amount to defray the cost of the personalized training.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and we are working to secure parking for the event.

Date:       October 24, 2019

Time:       1:00  – 4:30pm (registration begins at 12:30)

Location: BC Administration Building – 200 College Street, Asheville, NC

Room:      1st Floor Conference Room

Parking:           We are working to secure parking in the BC Parking Garage (next door to 200 College Street)

Food:               Light fare, snacks and drinks will be provided

Fee:                  TBD, this will be based on attendance commitments.  See above (our best estimate is $50 or less at this point in time)

Please let us know if you have specific questions.  You may contact Savannah Gibson at 250-4828 or

Thank You,

Nathan L. Pennington, CFM
Buncombe County Planning and Development
46 Valley Street
Asheville, NC  28801
(828) 250-4856