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Brevard VFW Auxiliary 4309 To Hold Cash Bingos

VFW Auxiliary 4309 has exciting news for Bingo players. The Auxiliary will hold all cash bingos the second and fourth Saturday each month beginning this coming Saturday, Feb. 23. Early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. Early bird games will be available for purchase beginning


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


Council Reverses Vote On Changes To Steep Slopes

On Monday, Brevard City Council voted 3-2 against a proposal that would have allowed for construction on steep slopes from a maximum of roughly 25 percent to a roughly 50 percent grade.


North Carolina lagging behind as marijuana legalization sweeps nation

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Marijuana legalization is spreading across the country. More than 30 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized cannabis for either medical or recreational use.


New election ordered in North Carolina House district after possible illegal activities

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Board of Elections on Thursday ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District after allegations of illegal activity in the handling of mail-in ballots.


Little Theatre To Stage 'Just Another Big Dog'

Two veterinarians in a small northern town, two young thieves with grand plans, a shooting victim and the worst snow storm any of them have ever encountered is the tantalizing set-up for the world premiere of Brevard Little Theatre's 2019 season opener, "Just Another Big Dog."


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's


Heritage Museum Launches 'History-In-A-Box' Lessons

The Transylvania Heritage Museum is partnering with schools across the county to offer students a glimpse into Brevard's rich multi-cultural history. In honor of Black History Month, the museum has launched three new "History-in-a-Box" lessons for teachers to use in classrooms to introduce students


40 Hate Groups Are Active In North Carolina, Up From 2018: Report

CHARLOTTE, NC — North Carolina is home to 40 radical groups that spew hate – eight more than last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation.


Bigamy charge against North Carolina man accused of being married to two women at same time

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of being married to two women at one time. David Roe Jones II, 44, was charged Monday by the Jacksonville Police Department with felony bigamy.


Statue Of General Lee Vandalized In North Carolina. It Was The Wrong General Lee.

Vandals targeted a statute of General Lee outside a North Carolina museum in what the museum curator believes was an act of mistaken identity. The statue defaced was that of General William C. Lee – who fought during World War II – not of General Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general during the Civ


Watauga Cheerleader Bethany Bryan Signs with Brevard College

Watauga High School senior cheerleader Bethany Bryan will get to keep sharing her school spirit as a freshman at Brevard College this fall. Bryan signed with Brevard at a special ceremony that took place last Monday at the high school.


McDowell County educators attend NCCAT Teacher Leadership Experience From staff reports

CULLOWHEE - Teachers from 14 schools across the McDowell County School district recently participated in professional development sessions created to meet their needs and goals at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development for


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


FDA chief: Government may act if states don't change vaccine laws

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) -- The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says if states don't require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, the federal government might have to step in.


Four more Upstate Bi-Lo stores slates to close by end of March

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Southern Grocers on Thursday announced plans to close four Upstate Bi-Lo stores. Southern Grocers said the stores are underperforming and the company did not take the decision to close them lightly.


Planning board tables Tap Root Dairy developer's proposal

Henderson County Planning Board members did not come to a decision Thursday about whether to grant a developer's rezoning request for the former Tap Root Dairy site, saying they need more information, including a traffic impact study and input from the Federal Aviation Authority, before making a cal


North Carolina to Eliminate Duplicate Driving Records

RALEIGH, NC (February 20, 2019) — The N.C Division of Motor Vehicles will start using new technology to protect people from identity fraud by making sure people have a driver license in only one state at a time.


Son of North Carolina congressional candidate testifies he warned his father about political operative

(CNN)The son of North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Harris testified that he had warned his father about a political operative who's at the center of the investigation into election irregularities in the 9th District race.


Pickens County battered by storms

JASPER, Ga. – Authorities are urging citizens to exercise caution on the roads today after Pickens saw numerous trees down and power outages during the night due to storms. The National Weather Service is continuing its Flood Warnings for the area through Saturday Morning and has added a sever weath