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Asheville police seize AK-47, seven other guns; drugs in apartment complex raid

Asheville in 2016 saw more incidents of serious violent crime committed than in any year since at least 2011. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the crime rates in Asheville. Bobby Shipman ASHEVILLE - Police seized drugs and guns, including a stolen AK-47, in a Friday morning raid of a North Asheville

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-22 19:47:34

Candler man killed in Asheville River Arts District crash

ASHEVILLE - A driver died after a one-vehicle accident Friday night in the River Arts District. Police say Curtis Schoff, 64, of Candler, was driving south on Lyman Street, which runs along the east side of the French Broad River, when he crossed the center line shortly before the intersection with

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-23 19:42:02

Free juggling festival in Asheville this weekend

The free event features variety shows, workshops and a "construction zone" where non-jugglers can get instructions and try it out. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) The 7th annual Asheville Juggling Festival is this weekend, with people from around the world participating in this skill some consider a spor

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-23 17:43:17

Asheville area man charged with burning Hyundai

WOODFIN - A man set fire to a 2002 Hyundai Friday with the intent to "injure or prejudice" a female victim, police said. Buncombe County sheriff's deputies arrested Jordan Taylor Ledford, 24 of Washington Avenue in Woodfin and charged him with felony burning personal property, according to police re

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-23 19:14:36

Asheville agencies address complexities of opioid addiction and treatment

STUNNING REVERSAL: Jesse Smathers of Vaya Health, right, shows Gov. Roy Cooper how to assemble a Narcan kit during Cooper's recent visit to the agency's administrative office. Narcan reverses the effects of opiate overdose. Photo by Leslie Boyd After the drowning death of her 2-year-old daughter, S

MOUNTAIN XPRESS - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Asheville area faith classes, events, music in late Sept.

MILLS RIVER - Here's some of what's going on at Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Church Road. To learn more about these events, call the church at 828-891-7101 or visit millsriverpresbyterianchurch.org: A Blessing of the Backpacks and Briefcases will be part of the service at 11 a.m

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-22 19:57:04

Boyle: Time to make Asheville's Wall Street pedestrian only?

A look at Wall Street, a short, quaint downtown street where city officials and business owners are considering how practical it would be to close the street to vehicles. John Boyle/jboyle@citizen-times.com Every time I walk down Wall Street in downtown Asheville, I have the same thought: Why does

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-23 15:59:59

Acoustic Asheville: Lilly Hiatt

There's no denying that Lilly Hiatt likes to rock out. Her latest record, Trinity Lane, sprinkles her Americana roots with bits of grunge to go with an array of lyrics that almost sound like a confession. The 12 tracks present an intimate portrait of Hiatt's life, down to being named after the stree

MOUNTAIN XPRESS - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Conference focuses on connecting Asheville to passenger train services

Working to improve railroads in the mountains and reconnecting Asheville with passenger train services were two of the topics at Friday's Railroads and Regional Economic Development Conference. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) Working to improve railroads in the mountains and reconnecting Asheville with p

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:31:51

White Duck owners buy 3 acres in Asheville RAD

ASHEVILLE - Three acres of riverfront property in the hot River Arts District have been snapped up by the owners of the White Duck Taco Shop. Ben Mixson, owner of seven taco restaurants with his business partner Laura Reuss, said they closed on the property Wednesday, paying close to $1 million for

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-21 19:36:04

News 13 Investigates: Asheville charity at center of federal complaint over service hours

Court documents show it could be this time, next year before a federal judge brings the case to trial. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff) A local charity tasked with helping homeless veterans get back on their feet is now at the center of a federal complaint. The complaint alleges the program is requiring v

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:12:28

Junior League of Asheville announces poverty awareness and education week

The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) is proud to announce its first Poverty Awareness and Education Week, kicking off on Friday, September 22 and running through Friday, September 29, 2017. Women and children living in poverty is a primary area of focus for the JLA. The League has planned a we

MOUNTAIN XPRESS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Gerrymander 5K registration opens; route follows line of 10th and 11th congressional districts in Asheville

Join us in walking the gerrymandered line dividing District 10 & 11 in West Asheville. Show your support for a NON-PARTISAN redistricting committee! When : November 4, 2017 Time : 1pm-3pm Where : West Asheville along Districts 10 & 11 Start @ Admiral Parking Lot End @ The WALK Interested in sponso

MOUNTAIN XPRESS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Asheville office tenants still without power after Irma

Nearly two weeks after Irma knocked out power for an Asheville office building, at least one tenant continued losing money Thursday. He owns a recording studio in the building near downtown Asheville. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) Nearly two weeks after Irma knocked out power for an Asheville office bu

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 21:44:27

International Day of Peace celebrated in Asheville

A group in downtown Asheville joined millions around the world Thursday in celebrating the 36th International Day of Peace. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) A group in downtown Asheville joined millions around the world Thursday in celebrating the 36th International Day of Peace. The United Nations establ

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 20:16:52

Asheville author, food truck owner's travel book becomes best-seller

See what it's like with five people working inside the Bun Intended food truck and watch dough rise over a few hours while stationed at New Belgium. Angela Wilhelm/awilhelm@citizen-times.com ASHEVILLE - It wasn't just a vacation - it was a leap of faith. When Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley Gr

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-21 21:06:39

Early voting begins in Asheville

Asheville voters began heading to the polls Thursday for the first day of primary voting for city council. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) Asheville voters began heading to the polls Thursday for the first day of primary voting for city council. The polls are open for those casting ballots on choices for

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 17:43:14

Asheville students surprise school's longtime custodians

James Campbell and Michelle Harrison are turning 50 this week. To mark the occasion, the school threw them a surprise birthday party in the gym. Students made posters, gave them each a birthday cake and gave them crowns to wear. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) Two longtime custodians got a big surprise a

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 17:32:33

MountainTrue, Asheville Design Center to merge

ASHEVILLE - MountainTrue, an environmental nonprofit serving Western North Carolina, and Asheville Design Center today announced the two organizations will merge effective Oct. 1. Asheville Design Center will retain its name and will be operated as a program of MountainTrue, officials said in a new

BLUERIDGENOW.COM - 2017-09-21 17:53:00

Inside dish: New craft beer taproom and bottle shop for S. Asheville

Matt and Shannon Vaughan want their new taproom and bottle shop, Craft Centric, to be approachable. That's why, to supplement a well-chosen beer selection and limited boutique wine list, they're offering locally made burritos and soft pretzels. You'll find no fancy cheese plates at this forthcoming

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-21 11:02:43