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600,000 customers warned of drinking water as North Carolina's flooded hog farms, waste lagoons under scrutiny for contamination
© AP Photo/Steve HelberA hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Armed man at Smoky Mountain, Cherokee football game arrested
Tanner Moren Eagle Larch, 27, was identified at the game by local law enforcement and was wanted by the United State Marshals. Local law enforcement attempted to make contact with him away from spectators, but Larch, who is from Cherokee, fled on foot and during the pursuit threw down a hand gun, ac
Wife files civil lawsuit in 2016 fatal wreck
A man serving prison time on charges he killed a man in a head-on collision, and the Cullowhee bar and restaurant accused of serving him drinks, are facing legal actions.Kathryn Barnes, wife of Melvin Barnes, who died in the 2016 car crash on N.C. 107 in the Tuckasegee community, filed suit this mon
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.
Police: 30-40 gunshots fired in 'attempt to kill' at Pickens home
SIG Sauer P220 45 ACP semiautomatic handgun and four hollow-point rounds (Wikimedia Commons)PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Pickens Police Department said officers are investigating an “attempt to kill incident” that occurred early Tuesday morning.Police said 30-40 shots were fired at a residence i
Cherokee from the heart: Beloved Woman reflects on a wandering life rooted in Cherokee language
If anyone ever had an excuse to leave her hometown and never return, it would be Myrtle Driver Johnson.Born May 21, 1944, to a mother who didn’t want her, Johnson had a hard upbringing in the Big Cove community of the Qualla Boundary. While her younger siblings — one brother and four sisters — lived
North Carolina Man Returns Home to Find His House Crushed
Hurricane Florence is finally passing, and North Carolina residents are finally able to return whatever is left of their homes.Hurricane Florence pounded the state with high winds and extremely heavy rains for several days. Rain started falling before the storm’s official landfall on Sept. 14, and w
NC man busted at high school football game with stolen gun, deputies say
SYLVA, N.C. (WSPA) - A man with a stolen gun was caught after running from deputies at a high school football game, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
Rangers: Preliminary autopsy inconclusive for dead man found near bear
SEVIER COUNTY — Park rangers at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say the preliminary autopsy for the man found dead in the park last week is inconclusive."Right now, all we have is a very preliminary result of the autopsy which are basically inconclusive," said Julena Campbell with the Great
TN man, GA man arrested on drug charges in NC
A Tennessee man and a Georgia man were arrested in North Carolina on drug charges.The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said 41-year-old Christopher Price of Farner, Tennessee, was arrested on or about September 12, 2018, for felony possession of methamphetamine.
Cherokee County charges suspected meth dealer in the mountains - WDEF
MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – Cherokee County investigators have confiscated around $40,000 of meth in the North Carolina mountains.
Drug Bust Nets Meth, Cocaine, Pot, Weapons
A Greene County Sheriff’s Department K-9 turned a traffic stop into a sizable drug bust Saturday.Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Foster observed a vehicle with a broken taillight engaging in what warrants describe as “suspicious activity.” Foster stopped the vehicle and, based on his contact with its occu
Routine Traffic Stop leads to Heroin Arrest
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee Police Department conducted a routine traffic stop on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15, upon witnessing a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu improperly traveling east on Main Street, unlawfully occupying the center turning lane. State law prohibits the use of a central turn lane in ex
GSMNP Officials: 3 people dead in fiery car crash in Smoky Mountains
Preliminary investigation indicates a sedan, traveling east, drove off of the roadway, struck a tree, and caught fire.
North Carolina governor warns "worst flooding yet" from Florence still to come
"It's fun to get out and everybody's getting stir crazy being stuck in the house, but that's a lot of water that has to go somewhere," he said.
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
'Pretty much cut off': Water everywhere as Florence floodwaters swamp North Carolina
Now, in the wake of Florence, the only way out for many on Monday was by boat — or with the help of the National Guard and the Coast Guard.
Crews searching for person in water near US 123 bridge between Clemson, Seneca
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Search and rescue crews are searching the Seneca River near the US 123 bridge after getting a report of a possible jumper Sunday afternoon.Scott Krein with Oconee County Emergency Services said crews are in the water and on the shore. Fire and rescue teams were on scene,
Black Mountain begins evacuating residents along Flat Creek
BLACK MOUNTAIN - Five residents of Portman Villas Mobile Home Park on Portman Villa Road are being evacuated.The town ordered the evacuation of the homes along Flat Creek as they anticipate water levels to continue rising."We're evacuating five people as of now," police chief Shawn Freeman said. "We
Raw Video Shows Dozens Of People Looting A Dollar Store As Flooding Cuts Wilmington Off From The Rest Of North Carolina
A major emergency brings out the best in some people, but in others it brings out the absolute worst. Shocking images of “dozens of people” ransacking a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina have stunned the nation. This happened in broad daylight, and many of the looters didn’t even s