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Man faces child, felony animal abuse charges in Henderson Co.

HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (WSPA) - Henderson County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man on child and animal abuse charges on Tuesday. According to a sheriff's office news releas, deputies went to a home on Warlick Road in Mills River to try to serve an individual on a non-animal related issue.


Henderson County sheriff asks for money for body cameras

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin made his first budget presentation to commissioners this week. He's asking for more personnel, money for body cameras and repairs at the county's detention center.


Live music: Performance art band plays medieval rave music

You don’t have to brush up on “Beowulf” to enjoy the music of Grendel’s Mother, playing at Triskelion Brewing Co. this Saturday night, but it wouldn’t hurt. Remember having to read that Old English poem the teacher said would be interesting because it had monsters in it? Thankfully, you won’t have t


Driver leads deputies on high-speed chase through Henderson/Buncombe Counties

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) - Right now deputies in Henderson County are searching for a driver accused of leading deputies on a high-speed chase overnight in two mountain counties. The chase started on I-26 near Airport Road after 1:00AM. The driver got off at the Airport Road exit and kept going


2020 will be a hot election year in North Carolina. Candidates are already lining up.

The new year is barely two weeks old. So why are so many candidates kicking off their campaigns for next year?. Candidates already are off and running in elections that won’t take place for more than a year. They’re raising money, looking for staff and drumming up support.


Attorney for accused killer Stroupe to ask for trial delay

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A man accused of shooting a Mills River resident to death in 2017 will be back in court next week when his attorney asks to delay the trial. District Attorney Greg Newman said Phillip Stroupe II has a hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, on motions filed by the defense.


Mary’s Burritos moving Hendersonville location, adding beer

Mary’s Burritos is moving its Hendersonville location to another spot nearby on Asheville Highway, and plans to add beer to the menu. The restaurant will open at 2560 Asheville Highway, Suite 50. It was previously located at 1971 Asheville Highway, and the owners had posted a sign at the counter in


Black Mountain police put out warning after woman & child approached in parking lot

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WLOS) — Black Mountain police are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings after a man approached a woman and her child at Ingles Tuesday night and asked to see the child.


Shutdown delays disaster relief for some North Carolina farmers

CAPE FEAR, NC (AP) — The federal government shutdown is delaying disaster relief for some North Carolina farmers. The Fayetteville Observer reports the shutdown has mostly closed the federal Farm Service Agency responsible for a document required in farmer applications for state disaster relief. Nor


Hendersonville police ask for public's help to find theft suspect

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Hendersonville police need your help identifying a suspect in a theft investigation that happened earlier in January. Police say the suspect fled in what appeared to be a black Nissan Altima.


Safelight receives grant from First United Methodist in Hendersonville

Safelight has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 through the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville's Local Mission Grant Program. This grant will be used to help Safelight implement the Sanctuary Model, “a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole c


DISTURBING VIDEO: Man Knocks Out 11-Year-Old Girl at NC Shopping Mall

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A girl who was punched in the head Saturday outside the Asheville Mall refused medical treatment, and the man who police say punched her is facing charges, according to police.


Hendersonville Fire Department's Christian Miller promoted to captain

The Hendersonville Fire Department has announced the promotion of Christian Jericho Miller from the rank of lieutenant to captain. The promotion took effect Saturday. “Capt. Miller is an asset to our team and the community we serve,” said Hendersonville Fire Chief Joseph Vindigni. “He is a proven le


Man arrested after deputies find extremely emaciated dog tied to tree in his yard

MILLS RIVER, NC (FOX Carolina) – Henderson County deputies said a Mills River man was charged after they found a severely emaciated dog tied to a tree in his yard while attempting to serve him with a warrant concerning an unrelated matter.


North Carolina man accused of shooting teen who promised sex arrested

SHELBY, N.C. — The man accused of shooting a woman who allegedly agreed to have sex with him for money has been arrested. Police say 30-year-old Chavis Onair Poole, of Cleveland County, met 17-year-old Harley Jean Angel through social media.


BREAKING: Tractor trailer crash shuts down I-26 in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) - A crash involving 2 tractor trailers and a car has shut down I-26 WB at Brevard Road in Asheville. The crash happened around 12:15 AM Friday. The NC Highway Patrol is on scene investigating.


Blue Ridge Humane Society goes 'Hairy Potter,' becomes Pawgwarts

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A mountain animal rescue group has taken a literary approach to finding forever homes for its animals. Blue Ridge Humane Society is taking on a "Hairy Potter" theme, transforming its shelter into Pawgwarts with $20 adoption fees through the end of the month. Another par


West Henderson boys, girls sweep county meet

West Henderson and Hendersonville honored their senior swimmers on Wednesday at the Henderson County Championships at the Hendersonville YMCA, and two Falcon freshmen had a meet they'll always remember.


North Carolina's CBD Industry Is Blooming, But Legality Remains Hazy

Cannabidiol — or CBD as it's known — is gaining popularity in North Carolina and around the country. At least six new CBD stores have opened around Charlotte over the last year, and other restaurants and stores have begun incorporating CBD into their menus. All of them are operating in gray legal te


Downtown Asheville restaurant evacuated because of gas leak

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — An Asheville restaurant was evacuated Thursday evening because of a natural gas leak. Asheville Fire Department officials said personnel were trying to find the source of the leak at Carmel's at 1 Page Ave. Officials said there was a noticeable gas odor in the restaurant and