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Teen Found Guilty Of Assault - Brevard NC
The then 16-year-old Brevard High student who was initially charged on three misdemeanor charges of simple assault, communicating threats and ethnic intimidation of a fellow student in May 2017 was found guilty Friday of simple assault, while the other two charges were dismissed.
Athlete Running To Help St. Jude's - Brevard NC
Local athlete Jessica Dawn Payne is on a mission to raise $5,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through its St. Jude Heroes program. By registering for events, such as the upcoming Rock n' Roll Marathon in Nashville, Tenn., and the San Diego, Calif., in 2019 as a St. Jude Hero, Payne real
Freedom’s Robinson signs with Brevard for baseball
Freedom senior baseball player Tristan Robinson earlier this fall signed to continue his career at Brevard College starting the spring of 2020. He’ll become the second Robinson from Burke County with the Tornados — both of whom pitch — as Tristan’s cousin, Kross (Patton 2016), is a junior at Brevard
Storm Won't Impact School Days - Brevard NC
Schools in Transylvania County were closed for much of last week due to last weekend’s winter storm, but it appears as if the inclement weather will not have much impact on the schools’ calendars.
Transylvania County student builds little wheelchair for special puppy
Transylvania, N.C. (FOX Carolina) -- Transylvania County Schools in North Carolina celebrated one of their special students via Twitter this week. Sarah Rhymer, an agriculture teacher for the county tweeted about a student, Courtney Meyer who was caught working for the welfare of others.
New staff bring professional depth to Muddy Sneakers
BREVARD — Muddy Sneakers has added two professionals to its administrative staff as it looks to expand to other communities across the state. Over the past year, the outdoor education nonprofit has improved its effectiveness by separating its home office from its programming operations. As part of a
BC Students Change The World Through Research - Brevard NC
Brevard College's mission, rooted in experiential learning, is on full display at Jones Library in the center of the Brevard College campus. Students studying various academic disciplines, primarily in math and sciences, have spent their academic careers at Brevard College learning from their facult
PCHS, PCMS teams return to competition after week away
After a week’s delay due to weather, athletic competitions resume this week for Polk County High School and Polk County Middle School. Wolverines at both venues will battle this week in their final pre-holiday competitions before taking a break for Christmas vacation.
Carolina Kitchen: Vietnam-inspired meal
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Fresh off of a trip to Vietnam, Chef Adam Wilson, owner of The Square Root in downtown Brevard, brought what he learned to the Carolina Kitchen.Pork Banh Mi SandwichIngredients:Marinated Grilled PorkVietnamese Style Banh Mi BreadPinch of Mint, Cilantro, and Purple BasilMarin
Crowds turn out to hear about broadband
LAUREL PARK — A town hall meeting about high-speed internet drew 114 people to the First Congregational Church of Christ earlier this month, a sign of intense interest in the topic.
No criminal charges sought against homeowner who shot and killed escaped inmate in Pickens County
Pickens, County (FOX Carolina) - The Pickens County sheriff said one inmate is dead and another is back behind bars after they escaped the Pickens County Jail early Tuesday morning.On December 7, they also announced a third man had been charged with attempting to escape during the ordeal.
North Carolina Preparing For Possible Marijuana Legalization
The Ashville City Council has just approved a measure to make room for future marijuana sales by ordering the construction of additional space in it’s ABC warehouse for legal marijuana storage.
Top local stories we are following today
WLOS — Here are the top stories we are following for you today. A Hendersonville church was part of a nationwide bomb threat hoax. The pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church received an email demanding the church send bitcoin funds and if the church didn't comply, a bomb would explode. Similar emails wer
North Carolina hospital restricts visitors due to flu
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina hospital is implementing visitor restrictions in response to the flu season. WLOS in Asheville reports that beginning Tuesday, Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville will place the restrictions in effect. One rule says children under 12 should not visit the hospita
Earthquake centered in Tenn. felt in North Carolina
MASCOT, Tenn. - An earthquake centered in eastern Tennessee also was felt in three other states. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the epicenter of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake early Sunday was southeast of Mascot. It also was felt in parts of Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Asheville residents gridlocked over I-26 Connector project
Sometimes, Asheville City Council member Julie Mayfield wishes the Interstate 26 Connector project would just disappear. “It makes me angry. It makes me sad. It makes me anxious for the future of our city,” Mayfield told a crowd gathered to discuss plans for the roadway on Dec. 4. “I literally dream
Transylvania County man happy to get power back and bring his family home
BREVARD, N.C. (WLOS) — It takes more than a mile to get to Caleb McCarson’s house up ice and snow-covered Fox Hollow Road in Transylvania County. And, after five days of being one of a handful of residents on the rural road to tough it out with no power, McCarson was in great spirits after the power
Sleepy EMS driver injures coworker by slamming ambulance into concrete wall, NC cops say
A North Carolina EMS driver fell asleep at the wheel and slammed an ambulance into a concrete wall Sunday morning, Burlington police said. The Alamance County EMS ambulance went off the road, hit the curb and crashed into a “concrete retaining wall,” on Sunday morning, The Burlington Times-News repo
North Carolina school system tests positive for lead at its oldest schools
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tests show water fixtures at 41 of Charlotte-Mecklenburg 89 oldest schools had unsafe levels of lead, and officials say those fixtures have been removed, blocked off or filtered as soon as the high levels were detected.
Another Tennessee quake felt as far as Brevard, Marshall
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — There goes another one--there was a small earthquake Saturday night near Mascot, Tennessee (northeast of Knoxville), that wasfelt as far as Brevard and Marshall.