This is the most magical route for fall foliage views on Blue Ridge ParkwayDeepa Singh BeniwalNewsBreak Contributor
Hidden cameras found in Starbucks bathrooms: Customers' privacy violated while perpetrator releasedDr. T (yes, I have the degree!)NewsBreak Contributor
North Carolina Man Caught Hiding Cameras in Starbucks BathroomsMadison CatesNewsBreak Contributor
Meet the Local Farmers Behind Biltmore's Grand 55-foot Christmas TreeS.BrownNewsBreak Contributor
Abandoned Cat Siblings Found with Tear-Jerking Note: "Mom Can't Look After Us Anymore"S.BrownNewsBreak Contributor
Vehicle found over embankment after crash; Section of US-64 closed for over an hour
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A section of highway in Henderson County was closed for over an hour early Monday morning after a vehicle went over an embankment. An alert from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) reported both lanes of US-64 (Brevard Road) in Hendersonville, near Hunters Lane, were closed off around 6:30 a.m., Oct. 2, due to a crash.
One arrested after road rage leads to shooting incident
An arrest has been made after a road rage incident in Western North Carolina led to a shooting over the weekend. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office says, 27 year old Zachary Desmond Stewart of Canton, fired into another vehicle on I-26, Saturday.
More potential victims come forward against Asheville acupuncturist
90-year-old Shi Ying Kuai faces charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a customer during a treatment session in August.
Crews respond to fire at 4-story apartment building in Asheville
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Fire Department announced that crews responded to an apartment fire in Asheville on Sunday. Officials said they responded to Lexington Avenue Sunday night after someone reported the fire. According to officials, they arrived at the scene and contained the fire to a dryer...
APD Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
Asheville: October 2, 2023: Asheville Police Department's investigation continues into a fatal vehicle accident that. Around 3:51 pm on September 29, APD Patrol Officers responded to a car accident involving injuries on I-40 West close to the Brevard Road exit. According to the preliminary investigation, a 2006 Nissan Altima was...
Buncombe Co. man pleads guilty to murder after body found in Swannanoa River
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office announced that a man was recently sentenced for a deadly 2021 shooting. Officials said Roy Forbes pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder. He was sentenced to 254 to 317 months in prison. Officers from the Asheville Police Department...
Ask 13: What's being built at the intersection of Sweeten Creek & Medical Park Drive?
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — South Asheville residents needing a little pick-me-up in the morning might have a new popular chain to go to. What are they building at the intersection of Sweeten Creek Rd and Medical Park Dr?. ASK 13: WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH RHODA STREET IN CANTON?
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in fletcher, NC
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of fletcher..
Top local stories we are following today
WLOS — Fire investigators are working to learn the cause of a house fire Sunday near West Asheville. Officials say the fire started just before noon on State Street in a vacant house. After a search, fire crews established that there was no one inside the home. The city...
A Speech of Acceptance
The Hendersonville City School System in North Carolina worked for me. It did, in all kinds of ways. My class was the second class to go through entirely in an integrated environment. And truly I never felt hindered. To the contrary. My first grade teacher, Mrs. Randall, was the Superintendent's...
Volunteers needed to rebuild NC park named to honor the memory of mother who was killed
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Volunteers are needed to help rebuild a park and playground in Asheville, NC, and honor the memory of a mother who was killed in 2016. Jones Park has been renamed Candace Pickens Memorial Park. The old park was demolished several years ago. Candace Pickens was pregnant...
Answer Man: Can Merrimon Avenue ‘road diet’ be reversed? What’s going in next to Fletcher Elementary?
Today’s round of questions, my smart-aleck replies and the real answers:. Question: Whenever time is available, and I hope you’re not snickering, can you see what the status of the Merrimon Avenue bike lane diet review is, since I think it has almost been a year, sans a few months, since it opened? I have seen a lot more traffic on Edwin Place and Kimberly Avenue, but worse than that, Merrimon comes to a crawl between eight and 10, and noon until after rush hour. It’s always been busy, but with the lane reduction and added bike lanes, it’s really amped up. It took me almost 20 minutes to get from Fresh Market near Beaver Lake to the Shell station at I-240. Normally, pre-road diet, it was an easy four to five minutes, if you hit all the lights. The frustration comes when I have seen maybe four bikes on the bike lanes traveling Merrimon in the last three months. Does the city still stand behind turning it back to four lanes if this “experiment ” didn’t work?
Saluda Grade Trail gets big boost from newly-passed N.C. budget
A new rail trail along the route of the historic Saluda Grade railroad received significant funding in the newly-passed North Carolina state budget, which included $12 million over two years to purchase the portion of the rail corridor in North Carolina. According to a news release from Conserving Carolina, this...
Dept. of Public Health seeing COVID and flu cases in county schools
As the fall season begins, there has been a slight rise in coronavirus cases and also influenza cases in Henderson County Public Schools, according to the Henderson County Department of Public Health. According to Andrew Mundhenk, the communications manager for the Henderson County Department of Public Health, the COVID case counts are not as accurate as they used to be during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
House fire believed to be started by homeless people, officials say
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Investigators believe a fire at a vacant home in Asheville was set by homeless people. It happened just before noon Sunday at 194 State Street. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and confirmed nobody was inside at the time. An email to News 13...
Henderson County continues growth as population inches closer to 120,000 mark
Just three years before the turn of the century, the population in Henderson County was 84,088, and in the past 26 years, it has experienced a population explosion that now stands at 118,106, according to the US Census Bureau's 2022 report. That's an increase of 40.4% as the county edges...
Asheville restaurant closings in 2023 through September
ASHEVILLE - Three quarters of the way through 2023, more food and beverage businesses have had big customer farewells. From neighborhood cafés to craft beverage taprooms, here are some of the Asheville area restaurants, bars and breweries that have closed from January to September 2023.:. PB & Jay’s Café...
Asheville restaurant ranks on Tripadvisor's national 'Best of the Best' list
ASHEVILLE - An international travel guidance company has named an Asheville restaurant among the “Best of the Best,” based on diners’ reviews. Jettie Rae’s Oyster House, a seafood haven at 143 Charlotte St., has ranked No. 9 on Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best list for Everyday Eats in the U.S.
FALL BULK LEAF COLLECTION FOR CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE RESIDENTS BEGINS OCTOBER 16TH
On October 16, 2023, the City of Hendersonville will begin its fall bulk leaf collection service for City residents. Bulk leaf collection will continue throughout the fall season and conclude on December 29. . During bulk leaf collection, City residents should pile loose leaves at the edge of the street along...
Tryon residents urged to conserve water amid drought conditions
TRYON, N.C. (WLOS) — Tryon is asking residents to voluntarily restrict their water usage after town officials were contacted about drought conditions affecting Polk and surrounding counties. "We are concerned about the lack of rain as of late - but optimistic that the next few days will bring an...