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Man arrested after allegedly pulling gun on girlfriend

A Waynesville man was arrested after allegedly assaulting and pulling a gun on his girlfriend last Friday. Anthony Keith Hampton, 59, was arrested on March 16 by Waynesville Police officers after a 911 call was placed that, according to the arrest report, stated that "[Hampton] had a gun and [his gr

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-03-20 15:32:00

Death believed to be accidental drowning

Investigators located the discarded clothing of a Rutledge man whose body was found March 9 in Cherokee Lake, Sheriff Bud McCoig reported. The find appears to support the theory that Brandon Scott Farrow, 42, might have been attempting to bathe in the lake when he became the victim of an accidental

STANDARD BANNER - 2018-03-20 14:00:00

Man steals $900 from Bi-Lo in late night robbery

The Waynesville Bi-Lo was robbed Sunday night around 10 p.m., with $900 stolen. According to a Facebook post published on the Waynesville Police Department Facebook page, the suspect was carrying a knife in an ungloved left hand and had a black and yellow glove on his right hand. "He did demand mone

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-03-19 17:41:00

3 Homes Damaged by Fire Overnight

overnight fires.PNG ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS-TV) - Three homes were damaged by fire overnight on Sunday. The first happened in Buncombe County before 10:00pm on Mountainview Road in Fairview. The flames sparked a brush that burned some nearby woods. No one was hurt. A second fire happened around 10:30

WLOS.COM - 2018-03-19 04:54:55

Dillsboro's Easter Hat Parade set for March 31

DILLSBORO - On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the day before Easter, everyone is invited to Dillsboro for a day of fun. Everyone is invited to bring their finest Easter bonnet to the famous Easter Hat Parade. Dress up the smiles on everyone's face by joining in and walking in the parade. Those who don't

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-03-19 13:54:00

Family escapes Sunday night house fire in Haywood County

A Haywood County family escaped and is receiving help from the Red Cross following a house fire Sunday night. The fire started around 10:30 p.m. along Inheritance Mountain Road. Crews from Maggie Valley and Crabtree Iron Duff Fire Departments responded to the blaze. Officials say the floors insid

WLOS.COM - 2018-03-19 06:17:59

Waynesville police asks for public's help identifying Bi-Lo robbery suspect

The Waynesville Police Department asks the public to help them identify a suspect in the robbery of a Bi-Lo in Waynesville Sunday night, March 18, 2018, around 10 p.m. The suspect was carrying a knife in his bare left hand, and wore a black and yellow glove on his right hand. He was also wearing a

WLOS.COM - 2018-03-19 15:41:35

Accused drunk driver has bond revoked, to receive mental health evaluation

In the case of an accused drunk driver who hit a woman's car, injuring them both, the court has revoked Karen Wheeler's bond and committed her to Central Hospital for a mental health examination. This is the outcome Randall Garrett had hoped for. He is the father of Stacey Garrett, the woman whose b

WLOS.COM - 2018-03-20 10:29:46