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Two Hendersonville residents charged with trafficking cocaine

On Thursday, the Asheville Police Department requested the assistance of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office's Drug Enforcement Team in apprehending fugitive Boevino Antwane Hammond, 36, at Cureton Place in Hendersonville. Hammond had been indicted by a state grand jury in Buncombe County on mult


Arden man charged with trafficking heroin/fentanyl mixture

Authorities have arrested an Arden man who is charged with trafficking a heroin fentanyl mixture, among other crimes, and is being held under no bond due to domestic violence charges. On March 21, 2018, the Buncombe County Anti-Crime Task Force, with assistance of the Asheville Police Department, co

WLOS.COM - 2018-03-23 10:45:31

Top local stories we are following today

Here are the top stories we are following for you today. Happening today, the Asheville City Council has called a special meeting to discuss a use of force complaint against former officer Christopher Hickman. Click here for more on this story. A little boy who was seriously hurt more than five yea


Asheville police seek help finding missing 23-year-old

ASHEVILLE - The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate Daniel Hammerton. He was last seen around noon Thursday in the area of 85 Zillicoa St. Hammerton was wearing a light grey hoodie, dark sweatpants and grey loafer-style shoes. He is 23 years old, stands 6 feet tall and

BLUERIDGENOW.COM - 2018-03-23 17:55:59

Deputies make 2 felony drug trafficking arrests in Henderson Co.

Officials with Henderson County Sheriff's Office said two felony drug trafficking arrests have been made in Henderson County. Deputies said Asheville Police Department requested the assistance of their Drug Enforcement Team on Thursday to apprehend fugitive Boevino Antwane Hammond, 36, of Hendersonv


Rugby Middle School on lockdown as precaution

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) - Deputies say a Hendersonville middle school is on a precautionary lockdown following a threat. Henderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed the lockdown shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday. Deputies say Rugby Middle School is on a code yellow lockdown after a threat was foun

WSPA.COM - 2018-03-22 15:16:00

OPINION: How the new Blue Horizons Project will help Asheville chart cleaner energy

In 2016, the City of Asheville, Buncombe County and Duke Energy came together in a unique partnership to form the Energy Innovation Task Force, designed to lead Western North Carolina to a cleaner, affordable and smarter energy future. A specific goal of the partnership is to delay or avoid construc

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-03-24 11:34:09

Amid legal, drug troubles, ex-MLB pitcher Sammy Stewart 'had a really big heart'

HENDERSONVILLE - He was a professional baseball player known for both his victories and legal troubles, but to his family and those coached by him, Sammy Stewart was a humble man with a big heart. Stewart, the Western North Carolina native who was a clutch player for the Baltimore Orioles' 1983 Worl

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 13:37:23

Man killed; wife, 2 children hurt after ambulance hits car head-on in Chester Co.

GREAT FALLS, S.C. - The South Carolina Highway Patrol has identified the man killed after an ambulance was involved in a crash along Highway 97 in Chester County near Great Falls Wednesday afternoon. Troopers said the ambulance went off the side of the road, overcorrected, and then traveled into the


Shooting victim with known drug ties heads to prison

A man who was shot last December in Canton will now be spending the next one-to-two years in prison. Matthew Allen Walker, 42, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm from a felon Tuesday in Ha


Spartanburg man sentenced to 15 years for distribution of heroin, cocaine

A Spartanburg man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after being caught in possession of cocaine and heroin on multiple occasions, according to the 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office. Gerald J. Jeter, 61, pleaded guilty to seven charges that included possession of heroin with intent to distribu


Suspect arrested in Fountain Inn stabbing

Shammaryah Dononique Tystazzia Walton FOUNTAIN INN, SC (WSPA) - A woman was stabbed multiple times and thrown out of a vehicle, according to Laurens Co. Sheriff's Office. Greenville Co. deputies say it happened near the intersection of McCarter Rd. and Milacron Drive around 9 a.m. She has been taken


Asheville man wanted for failing to appear on death by motor vehicle charge

Michael Shane Wells is wanted for failing to appear on charges related to a deadly wreck in October 2015. (Photo credit: Buncombe County Sheriff's Office) The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for failing to appear on charges related to a deadly wreck in October 2015. Mich


Major development looking toward Maggie Valley

A 5.9-acre parcel on Soco Road in Maggie Valley (in blue) may soon be home to a national chain hotel. Haywood GIS photo A major hotel could be coming to Maggie Valley sooner rather than later after the town recently passed a pair of amendments to its design guidelines to allow for taller buildings.


Easter egg hunts begin this weekend around WNC

The Town of Fletcher's Easter egg hunt and related festival, dubbed Easter Eggsplotion, will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 at Bill Moore Community Park (formerly Fletcher Community Park). The event will feature inflatables, a bubble station, face painting, crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny and more.


Answer Man: What's 'Mr. Bill' Norwood up to?

Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: You recently wrote about Bob Caldwell, the retired WLOS-News 13 weatherman and Auto Advantage pitchman. You said he was part of the "Mr. Bill" children's show on WLOS, playing a clown. It made me wonder, how is "


South Carolina sheriff: Deputy fatally shoots man with knife

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a man in South Carolina. Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis tells news outlets a man wielding a knife was killed after charging at deputies Monday evening. He says deputies had been called out for a disturbance and found at lea


Hendersonville man charged with drug offenses

On March 7, members of Henderson County Sheriff's Office's Crime Suppression Unit stopped a vehicle in the area of Brooklyn Avenue and Airport Road. The driver was Donald Allen Jones, 36, of 406 Jack St., Hendersonville. During the traffic stop, several bags of methamphetamine, along with various


Horse Shoe woman faces breaking & entering, firearm charges

On Thursday at about 5 p.m., 911 operators received a call reporting a breaking and entering in progress on Wickins Drive in the Mountain Home community. As deputies neared the address, they saw a person leaving the area in a vehicle that matched the description given by the 911 caller, the Henders


Student-led march planned for Hendersonville Saturday

More than 100 students and residents plan to march through Hendersonville Saturday to rally for gun reform, joining thousands more nationwide in a student-led push for school safety measures. The March for our Lives event in Hendersonville is one of hundreds planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, calling fo