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Asheville police searching for suspect wanted for battery of an unborn child

Asheville, NC (FOX Carolina) - Asheville police are seeking help from the public in locating a man wanted for several crimes.Police say that Manuel Joel Bates has seven outstanding warrants, including:2 counts of battery of an unborn child;2 counts of assault on a female;larceny;injury to personal p

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-09-19 13:30:00

Bear hops into Asheville family's van, visits neighbor's kitchen

More bears spotted in NC mountains raiding picnic baskets, trashASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) -- An unbearable guest left a mess for two families in Asheville.Karen Brown of Asheville shared video from the Sunday visit.Brown said her neighbors discovered a bear in their van after leaving the door open.The

WSPA.COM - 2018-09-18 10:09:16

Man shot by Asheville police after box cutter attack pleads guilty

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —A man who was shot by Asheville police afterattacking an officer with a box cutter will spend at least five years in prison after pleading guilty in court.Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams says Jonathan Alan Bedrosian pleaded guilty to an assault charge on Wedne

WLOS.COM - 2018-09-19 16:41:40

Hero's welcome for local first responders back from storm ravaged areas

A group gathered outside Trinity Baptist Church to welcome them back. The group left, which left last Tuesday, returned after saving more than 100 people.

WLOS.COM - 2018-09-19 17:04:25

Woman accused of assaulting Black Mountain police officer

Police said they were doing a license checkpoint on North Blue Ridge Road on Tuesday, when they saw a vehicle swerve toward the officers. Authorities said the driver, Jasmine Robinson, hit one officer and nearly hit another.

WLOS.COM - 2018-09-19 17:20:45

Help find assault suspect Manuel Bates in Asheville

Manuel BatesASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) - Asheville Police are asking for your help to find Manuel Joel Bates.Police say he has seven open warrants including:• 2 counts of battery of an unborn child• 2 counts of assault on a female• Larceny• Injury to personal property• Communicating threats

WSPA.COM - 2018-09-19 16:56:06

Video Shows Water Rushing Over Failed North Carolina Dam

The video, recorded on Sunday, Sept. 16, shows the power of the water, digging deep into the dam and cutting into the banks by the railroad tracks at the foot of the dam. Three lakes drained when the dam failed, and the storm destroyed several other roads in the area.

THE EPOCH TIMES - 2018-09-19 17:09:26

Buncombe County judge rules against proposed 214-unit East Asheville apartment project

The decision by Superior Court Judge Marvin Pope upholds the rejection of the project rendered in May by the county Board of Adjustment. Developer Michael Posey and RAB Builders appealed the board's 5-2 rejection in which several members, including Chairman George Lycan, said the project didn't meet

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-09-19 18:19:00

Answer Man: Can residents in West Asheville smell the Canton paper mill?

Question:Could I be smelling the Canton paper mill in west Asheville? I moved to West Asheville six and a half years ago. I used to live near a paper mill and can recognize the smell easily. I had never noticed that smell in Asheville until a few months ago. At first it was on an occasional morning.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-09-18 17:28:00

Ex-staffer Michael Greene denies allegations in Buncombe County lawsuit

ASHEVILLE — Michael Greene, ex-Buncombe staffer and son of the county's longtime former manager, denies almost every allegationbrought forward in a civil lawsuitthat claims he spent county money on personal purchases.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-09-18 16:44:00

How Buncombe County will spend its $2.1M settlement from Wanda Greene-bought insurance

Now, the county won't dip into its fund balance to cover the additional funding, and less money in the reserves than anticipated will be used to balance this year's budget.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-09-19 15:05:00

Asheville Is Fucking Up Again – Jerry Nelson – Medium

THE STEADY COLLECTIVEis a three-year-old harm reduction organization that began operating a syringe access program in 2016, following the statewide legalization of such programs. Steady distributes clean needles, naloxone (used to reverse opioid overdose), fentanyl test kits, educational materials,

MEDIUM - 2018-09-18 16:45:35

Parkway mostly open near Asheville, cleanup of storm debris continues

Sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened Tuesday, Sept. 18, after being cleared of fallen trees and other debris brought on by tropical storm Florence over the weekend.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-09-18 18:42:00

Top local stories we are following today

An Asheville property once planned for a new brewery may become a subdivision. A California-based developer is looking to bring in 188 duplexes, 161 single family homes, and 36 condos. One neighbor is concerned about traffic. Plans first need to go through the city's planning and zoning commission.C

WLOS.COM - 2018-09-19 07:12:31

Asheville police ask for help identifying suspect in series of break-ins, thefts

Surveillance images of suspect (Source: APD)ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX CAROLINA) - The Asheville Police Department has asked for help identifying a man suspected in several break-ins and thefts in the Shiloh area.The incidents occurred during the first two weeks in September.The suspect is tall and slender.


Parts of Blue Ridge Parkway reopen as Florence cleanup continues

As the cleanup progressed,the parkway reopened in sections, beginning with Asheville to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Monday.

WLOS.COM - 2018-09-18 17:02:18

Asheville police searching for suspect after several breaking & entering cases

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —The Asheville Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect involved in several breaking and entering and larceny cases in the Shiloh area.The criminal activity occurred during the first two weeks of September.The suspect is described as a white male, tall and of


Florence evacuees in Asheville worry about what they'll find at home

Joe and Danielle Hulse, along with their four children and Danielle’s mom, were headed to lunch Monday at Grove Arcade. The couple and their family, who are from Topsail Island, have been staying at an Asheville hotel for nearly a week.


40 NCDOT employees from Asheville aiding in Florence road repairs

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) - North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said 40 employees from Division 13 in the Greater Asheville area are headed to Sampson County, NC to help with repairs to roads damaged by Hurricane Florence.

WSPA.COM - 2018-09-18 20:55:50

Asheville economy grew in 2017, outpacing national average

The Asheville area saw its real GDP grow by 4.1 percent in 2017, the second highest percentage in the state behind the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area, data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows. Of the 383 metros in the study, Asheville came in 37th and topped the 2.1 percent

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-09-18 20:04:00