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Opinion: Time for Civility Training in Asheville: Build bridges with community and police
It seems like every week there’s a new viral video showing law enforcement applying force onto a Black man. Last week, the viral video came from Asheville.In pre-2020 fashion, the System seems to have signed, sealed-shut, and case-closed the actions of law enforcement officers captured on video. Nothing to see here, folks. The community mobilized in protest, not because there was clear-cut malfeasance, but because there was no discussion to be had.
Owner of multi-million-dollar mansion in North Carolina looking for 'right family' to buy estate
As the housing market continues to chill, a property nestled on five acres in the North Carolina mountains is up for sale for a cool $34 million. (Above video of another record-breaking real estate sale in North Carolina was published in Nov. 2022.) It's a sale that is expected to...
24-year-old pleads guilty to highest level of opioid trafficking in North Carolina
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A man identified as one of the leaders of an elaborate drug operation in the Henderson County area will be spending 18-23 years in prison. A press release from the office of R. Andrew Murray, district attorney for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties, says Treyveon Marquis McClure, 24, of Hendersonville, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 23, to level three trafficking in opioids (Fentanyl).
Zip Trip: Scott Strickler, Principal of Brevard High School
Zip Trip: Scott Strickler, Principal of Brevard High …. Zip Trip: Scott Strickler, Principal of Brevard High School. Passenger opens exit door during airplane flight …. A passenger opened an emergency exit door during a plane flight in South Korea on Friday, causing air to blast inside the cabin and slightly injure 12 people, officials said. The plane landed safely.
Asheville Mall: A Retail Beacon in the Heart of Asheville, NC
Asheville Mall, a regional retail powerhouse, is off Interstate 240 in eastern Asheville, North Carolina. The journey to its establishment was fraught with difficulties, marked by resistance from city officials and nearby property owners. Groundbreaking and Resistance: The mall’s construction was initiated by R. L. Coleman and Company, with the...
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Skateboarder who smacked into a trash truck in the NC mountains has died, police say
The skateboarder entered the intersection “against a steady red traffic light” and collided with a Republic garbage truck, police said.
Woman, wanted man arrested during traffic stop, charged with drug trafficking, more
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A man and woman were arrested following a traffic stop in Asheville earlier this week after they were found to be in possession of trafficking amounts of drugs, Buncombe County Sheriff's Office said Friday, May 26. During the traffic stop on Tunnel Road, deputies with...
Mills River businesses closing because of upcoming road expansion project
MILLS RIVER, N.C. (WLOS) — Sergio Castro, owner of Conosur Latin Fusion in Mills River, took to Facebook last week to inform customers of the plan to close the restaurant. Castro, who has called Asheville home for the last 35 years, opened Conosur in 2018. He said the restaurant’s lease will not be renewed. They were unable to find another space in the Mills River area, so they’ve made the decision to shut down.
WNC Nature Center mourns the loss of beloved cougar after battle with cancer
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (WLOS) — The WNC Nature Center in Asheville is mourning the loss of another beloved animal. In a Facebook post, the center said Mitchell, a cougar who had been there since 2010, had lost his battle with liver cancer on Friday, May 26. After several weeks...
Zip Trip: History of Brevard
Brevard is a unique town that is tucked into the Appalachian Mountains with a history that influences it to this day.
TRAFFIC ALERT SECTION OF ROADWAY IN HENDERSON COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
Some travelers in the Henderson County area should be aware of construction taking place at the end of May. A press release from the North Carolina Department of Transpiration (NCDOT) says a section of North Highland Lake Road will be closed beginning May 30 as part of a $6.7 million project to improve safety and mobility between Greenville Highway (N.C. 225) and Spartanburg Highway (N.C. 176).
Graduating Senior Falcons Make a Splash
Mills River – West graduating seniors finished their fun afternoon on campus last Thursday, May 18. There was a burger cook-out, “spike ball” and other sporting events on the athletic field, then the recent tradition of a “slip ‘n slide” down a steep hill by the football practice field.
West Henderson baseball reaches first state championship series since 1992
West Henderson baseball's Lukas Kachilo bunted on the first pitch of his bases-loaded at-bat vs. Oak Grove’s Cole Waters in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday. His team was leading by five runs. Kachilo fouled off the bunt attempt behind the plate, then swung at the next pitch...
Should the Mountaineer ‘hillbilly’ sign go? Or is it part of Asheville’s history now? • Asheville Watchdog
Republished from https://avlwatchdog.org/opinion-should-the-mountaineer-hillbilly-sign-go-or-is-it-part-of-ashevilles-history-now/, written JOHN BOYLE. My first thought when a reader told me the Mountaineer Inn had been sold for $6.1 million was very deep: “Huh?”. Six point one million American dollars? Seems like a lot of cheddar for a motel that dates to 1939 and has, shall...
Company fined nearly $40k after inflatables go airborne during Little League opening day
WLOS — A Hendersonville company has been fined nearly $40,000 after multiple people were injured, including children, in March when bounce houses went airborne during a windy Little League day of fun. On Saturday, March 25, 2023, during the Transylvania Little League opening day at the Brevard Sports Complex,...
‘WV 1898’ memorial in Aston Park now gone? ‘Woolsey Dip’ explained? • Asheville Watchdog
Republished from https://avlwatchdog.org/answer-man-wv-1898-memorial-in-aston-park-now-gone-woolsey-dip-explained/, written JOHN BOYLE. Today’s round of questions, my smart-aleck replies and the real answers:. Question: What happened to the “WV1898” memorial in Aston Park? I noticed just recently it’s been removed. Also, do you know the history of that marker?. My answer: Raise...
West Wins Two Thrillers to Reach Round Five
Mills River – West is enjoying its deepest baseball playoff drive since winning a state title in 1992. Since then, the prior best was reaching round four in 2005. West Henderson won a dramatic 5-4 victory over East Rowan on Friday, corralling the Mustangs in round four to reach a best-of-three regional finals this week.
$300,000 worth of stolen equipment recovered from WNC business
A multi-state investigation involving several law enforcement agencies has recovered over 300 thousand dollars worth of stolen heavy equipment, at a Western North Carolina business.
How T.C. Roberson baseball defeated Northwest Guilford to reach NCHSAA 4A state final
T.C. Roberson baseball coach Eric Filipek wasn’t sure if pitcher Nick Parham was available for a winner-take-all Game 3 against Northwest Guilford on Friday. But he approached Filipek in the top of the sixth inning and told him that he wanted to close the game with the Rams’ clinging to a one-run lead. Parham retired the first two batters. Needing one more strike, he took a deep breath and started his windup. ...
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