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In Photos: Asheville's 2017 Holiday Parade

Santa and Mrs. Claus make their annual appearance at Asheville's 71st Holiday Parade Asheville's annual parade took over the streets of downtown on Nov. 18. The sidewalks along the parade route on Biltmore and Patton avenues were swamped with nearly 16,000 onlookers for the city's 71st annual kickof

MOUNTAIN XPRESS - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

Visiting Our Past: Hostility and hospitality in 1850 Asheville

The most sensational stories, pulled from world events, are dominating the news, accompanied by extremist vitriol. That's what someone might have thought in Asheville in 1850. The big story had taken place at Harvard. Its custodian had found, inside a wall, the arm and leg bones of Dr. Parkman, who'

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-19 16:00:00

Blue Ridge Parkway closed for snow, ice north of Asheville

ASHEVILLE The very northern and southern stretches of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina are closed for snowy and icy road conditions as of Sunday evening. Mount Mitchell State Park, which only has vehicle access from the parkway, is also closed. The Asheville corridor is open. The sec

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-20 03:24:24

Man killed in Asheville collision

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) - The Asheville Police Department reports that one man died after a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning. According to a report by the police department, Jeffery Gene Adams, 49 of Asheville crashed his SUV in the 1600 block of Hendersonville Rd., also known as US 25. Th

WSPA.COM - 2017-11-18 17:23:06

VIDEO: The 2017 Asheville Holiday Parade

Photo: WLOS staff The Asheville Holiday Parade happened Saturday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There were 100 entries in this year's parade, including marching bands and dancers. The theme was "Holiday Magic," and the 2017 Grand Marshal is WWE Hall of Fame inductee Beth Copeland, the athlete


Street closures, bus route changes for Asheville Holiday Parade

The Asheville Holiday Parade is happening Saturday, Nov. 18, and city officials are advising people to plan ahead for street closures and bus route changes. The parade, put on by the Asheville Downtown Association, is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The route runs up Biltmore Avenue t


APD seeks witnesses in fatal South Asheville crash

ASHEVILLE - A man died at the scene after a one-car crash in South Asheville early Saturday morning, according to Asheville Police Department. Jeffrey Gene Adams, 49, of Asheville, was traveling in the northbound lane of Hendersonville Road when it crossed into the southbound lane and came to rest o

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-18 22:13:51

Boyle: Yes, STRs will be the defining issue for Asheville

It's always tempting to say Asheville "is at a crossroads." I've been here 22 years now, and I've heard that expression bandied about over and over again, whether it was referring to the coming of the I-26 Connector (which may or may not get built in my lifetime), the influx of transplants, the dis

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-18 17:34:01

Super season for local apple growers

After 60 years of growing apples, Art Soons thought he had seen it all. Until this year. "I've never seen such a load of fruit," said Soons, 84, co-owner of Soons Orchards in New Hampton. "Last year, Mother Nature gave us a half-crop, and this year she gave us a crop and a half." Steve Clarke at Pro

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-11-19 23:13:33

New mountain biking trails open in Catskills

WINDHAM, N.Y. (AP) - New multi-use trails have been established on state-owned forest land in the Catskills. The trails are being promoted as a mountain biking destination. The trails are in the Elm Ridge Wild Forest in the town of Windham. The five miles of new trails bring the total to 25 miles in

TIMES UNION - 2017-11-19 12:46:16

Coxsackie woman faces drug charges after traffic stop

NEW SCOTLAND -- A Coxsackie woman is charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, following a traffic stop. State Police stopped Ethel M. Bagley on Main Street in Ravena for a traffic stop. Subsequent to the stop, they found numerous methadone hydrochloride 10

WRGB - 2017-11-19 22:20:38

Hudson Confidential: Mount Saint Mary students mentor kids in river project

Students from Mount Saint Mary College and the San Miguel Academy recently teamed up to analyze the health of the Hudson River. Mount students from the college's freshman program First Year Experience served as mentors for San Miguel sixth-graders. They tested pH, turbidity, chlorophyll, dissolved o

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-11-20 00:58:33

Amid firestorm over sexual abuse, Gillibrand puts herself at stage center

WASHINGTON - It was no surprise when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke out this week on the cascading reports of sexual abuse by prominent men. But it was a surprise that she managed to turn the story back on herself by telling a New York Times interviewer that former President Bill Clinton should have


Inspiring Women of the Capital Region: Kathy Stevens

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Kathy Stevens is inspiring and brave to face down a charging 2,000 pound steer twice at her non-profit Catskill Animal Sanctuary near Saugerties in Ulster County. "If a cow's coming at you, you just go-'hahya!' and it never fails," Stevens says. Stevens was raised on a ho


Call it Splitsville, N.Y.: Hasidic enclave to get its own town

Children outside their school in Kiryas Joel, N.Y., on May 14, 2017. Photographer: Jackson Krule/The New York Times KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. - For some longtime combatants, it had nearly the sweep and significance of an announcement that a hard-won Middle East peace agreement was finally at hand. Kiryas Jo

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

Big game season starts with citations

Police were out in force Saturday for the opening day of rifle hunting season in the Hudson Valley, said Capt. Martin Townley, who supervises Environmental Conservation police in the region. He said his officers wrote about 150 tickets for offenses, including hunting over bait and trespassing. Townl

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-11-19 01:17:08

Parsippany Police Explorers Tour Metlife Stadium

PARSIPPANY - The Parsippany Police Explorers were very fortunate to see what it is like to provide security for very large special events at Metlife Stadium. The crew was greeted at the gate by Retired Chief of Detectives Morris County Prosecutor Office Joseph Devine and New Jersey State Police, Mea

PARSIPPANYFOCUS.COM - 2017-11-20 02:55:01

IN5PIRE Benefit Concert held at Parsippany High School

PARSIPPANY - IN5PIRE Benefit Concert was held at Parsippany High School on Sunday, November 19. The evening was filled with music, dance and learning. IN5PIRE is a collaborative effort lead by girls from multiple high schools to support five different organizations: Think Sharp, Surgeons of Hope, Op

PARSIPPANYFOCUS.COM - 2017-11-20 00:04:00

Christie's Name To Be Placed On Street In Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - Some may claim the closure of roads was the beginning of the end of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political career, but Christie's name will now live on into the future because of a road. As WCBS 880's Mike Smeltz reported Sunday, a new entry road into Central Park

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-19 19:25:26

Lincoln Property Co. announces activity in Parsippany

At 800-900 Lanidex Plaza, real estate firm Lincoln Property Co. announced a total of 45,000 square feet across two, three-story office buildings totaling 114,000 square feet. Lincoln worked on behalf of 8H9H Lanidex and Milelli Real Estate Partners. The transactions include:ENT & Allergy leased 9,7