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Lack of city support for new Asheville food fest is tough for organizers to swallow

Organizers of the new Chow Chow food festival in Asheville, which is making its debut in September, have decried the lack of support they’re seeing from city of Asheville officials.


Harrah’s making bid for Asheville civic center naming rights

Harrah’s, the hotel and casino company that operates two casinos for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in far Western North Carolina, is making a bid for the naming rights to what is now known as the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville.


Juvenile charged after infant fatally shot in North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A juvenile has been charged after shooting and killing an infant Friday night, The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Officials told WTVD that it happened in the 3100 block of Cricket Road at about 7:30 p.m.


North Carolina man faces charges after wreck

An 18-year-old Lenoir, North Carolina, man faces a charge of failure to obey highway lane markings following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 6:09 a.m. Thursday on Philpott Road, one-half mile east of Hudson Road.


U.S. Supreme Court To Hear North Carolina Gerrymandering Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in the case Common Cause v. Rucho – a political gerrymandering case with national implications. The plaintiffs, Common Cause and the League of Women Voters, say the state’s 2016 Congressional map is the most extreme gerrymandered maps in the coun


Screen scene: Local film news

Now in its third year of showcasing movies, workshops and celebrations of the local filmmaking community over the course of a jampacked weekend, the Cat Fly Film Fest returns to Asheville with its most ambitious edition yet.


Avocado recall: Company recalls fruit shipped to North Carolina due to possible health risk

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling avocados sold at retail stores because of potential contamination, the San Diego-based company announced in a news release Saturday.


Local pastor’s new book targets bullying

Brent La Prince Edwards, senior pastor at the historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Asheville, is no stranger to bullying. Growing up in Charleston, S.C., says Edwards, he attended school on “the rough side of town.” When he was 9, a gang of kids dragged him down two flights of st


Nobody won the $625 million Powerball jackpot, but somebody bought a $1 million winning ticket at a North Carolina mini mart

LOWELL, N.C. - The Powerball Jackpot jumped to $750 million overnight Sunday and since then, a $1 million ticket was sold in Gaston County. The ticket was sold at a mini mart in Lowell on McAdenville Road.


North Carolina mom purposely crashes into vehicle carrying her 2 kids amid custody dispute, cops say

A North Carolina woman was charged after she intentionally crashed into another vehicle carrying her two children amid a bitter custody dispute with the toddlers’ father, police said.


LEGO Fan Experience coming to Asheville area in April

FLETCHER, N.C. (WLOS) — A LEGO fan experience is coming to the Asheville are on April 6 and 7. The BrickLife Asheville LEGO Fan Experience happens at the WNC Ag Center. All 45,000 square feet of the Davis Event Center will be filled with all things LEGO, including large-scale LEGO displays, LEGO-the


Anonymous donor offers to match donations to Asheville Humane up to $10K

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — If you want to do something to help stop pet overpopulation in WNC, the Asheville Humane Society (AHS) offers a great opportunity. AHS's Community Solutions Program provides spay/neuter vouchers to the community, but currently has funding for only 12 vouchers a month, forcin


Charity leader retires days after CNN reveals details of sex crime charge

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) — The executive director of a prominent North Carolina charity is leaving his post after a CNN investigation this week detailed the account of a 47-year-old woman who says he sexually abused her when she was his teenage student.


'Up and coming:' New businesses, long-timers bring 7th Ave to life

The Historic Seventh Avenue District David Suber sees today isn’t the one he opened his restaurant in more than a decade ago. He and his sister, Doris Young, started Daddy D’s Suber Soul Food, named in honor of their father, in the historic 400 block of Seventh Avenue.


Despite Low Unemployment, Evictions Plague Asheville: One Company Offers Help:

There were an estimated 2,200 evictions in Buncombe County last year, according to reporting from The Asheville Citizen-Times. This statistic has many wondering: With Asheville’s booming economy and the historically low unemployment rate, why are its residents struggling to pay rent?


Asheville GreenWorks hosts inaugural tree giveaway

Trees will take center stage Saturday, March 30, in downtown Asheville when local environmental nonprofit Asheville GreenWorks will distribute several hundred large saplings for free to residents of Buncombe County.


Acoustic Asheville: Lo Wolf

The latest edition of Acoustic Asheville features Lo Wolf and her original song, “Rape City USA.” She wrote it while on a solo, cross-country road trip last year. She had stayed one night at a Motel 6 in Missoula, Mont. and recalled an article calling the college town the rape capital of America. Fr


City seeks stories of Asheville’s historically African-American communities

Asheville’s Living Asheville Comprehensive Plan calls for strategies to honor the history and contributions of our African American community. So the City’s Planning & Urban Design Department is partnering with the N.C. Historic Preservation Office to undertake an architectural survey of the city’s


Jerry Seinfeld coming to Asheville in May

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Hello, Jerry...that’s right, comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld is coming back to Asheville!. Seinfeld returns to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on May 16 at 7 p.m.


Henderson County woman spearheads first Black Art and Craft Exhibition

Henderson County’s Crystal Cauley felt there was something missing in her hometown and she had a vision to rectify that. On Saturday, Cauley hosted the first Black Art and Craft Exhibition at Emanuel’s Corner on First Avenue West.