Guest Blogging: Boone Nonnymouse
Special to WataugaWatch:
I keep seeing reports that Ashley Smith of ReopenNC is identifying herself as a small business owner in Boone. Does anyone in Boone actually know her? Boone is still a small town, and you’d think somebody would know her.
I’ve Googled extensively. There’s an Ashley Smith who is involved in management at Greystone Eye, but they actually issued a statement and posted it on their website stating the Smith involved with ReopenNC is not the same.
There’s an Ashley Smith who is an Allen Tate Insurance Agent. She’s affiliated with the Blowing Rock offices of Allen Tate, but she is in Charlotte. Also photo doesn’t match mug shot of the Smith arrested in Raleigh last Tuesday (see above).
And then there’s the Facebook page for the Smith of ReopenNC. No likes, friends, or photographs of anyone related to Boone or the High Country. Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/AshleyESmith77
I guess a copy of the police report of her arrest by Capitol Police would have her information, including address, employer, etc.
This is she in Morganton yesterday:
This story says Morganton is her hometown. She says she and her husband run a business called Blue Ridge Merchants, a credit card processor. No mention of Boone at all.
And this is the business’s website. Nothing about Boone here either.
So wherefore did it get started that Ashley Smith of ReopenNC was from Boone?