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At least 1 person witnesses Haywood County hit-and-run
Caller:"I just pulled out of my store, headed towards Maggie Valley. There's a gentleman, must be distraught. He is walking in the outside lane. He's got white pants on, he has a little bit of a limp to him, he's going to get hit right there."
Man suspected of selling drugs charged after man overdoses, dies, police say
Police said the victim, whose name has not been released, died Monday at a hospital from a narcotics overdose.
Backhoe rodeo: Waynesville public works crews throws down on heavy equipment challenge
All eyes were on Nathan Carver as he climbed into the saddle of the backhoe, coolly fastened his seat belt, took the joysticks and stared down the boom at his nemesis: a tiny, lone chicken egg atop a sand pile.
Waynesville budget unveils property tax increase for employee raises
A one-cent property tax increase seems likely in Waynesville to help cover a 3-percent cost-of-living raise for town employees.Town employees are overdue a cost-of-living raise, but the town can’t afford it without either raising property taxes or making cuts elsewhere in the town’s budget, explaine
Top local stories we are following today
WLOS —Here are the top stories we are following for you today.An Allegiant Airlines flight makes an emergency landing in Asheville. The flight was en route to Myrtle Beach from Indianapolis. Officials say a "noxious smell" was detected in the cabin.Click here for more on this story.A kayaker who die
Waynesville board endorses apartments in Plott Creek
The Waynesville town board paved the way for a controversial 200-unit apartment complex to move forward in the Plott Creek community Tuesday night, despite an overwhelming show of opposition from residents.The vote was 4-to-1, with Alderman Jon Feichter the lone "no" vote.“I am completely supportive
Detectives investigating sexual assault case in West Asheville
Police said they are following up on several leads, including forensic evidence, but are asking for the public's help.
Five WNC residents charged in alleged bail bond conspiracy
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office alerted the department, which regulates bail bondsmen, that two women were falsely representing themselves as bail bond agents, the department says.
1 person killed in Haywood County crash
Authorities said one person was killed Monday night in a crash in Haywood County. (Image credit: MGN)HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) —Authorities said one person was killed Monday night in a crash in Haywood County.U.S. 19 (Dellwood Road) was closed near Dayton Drive west of Lake Junaluska because of th
Asheville police officer, civilian hurt in crash
ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) -- A police officer and another person were hurt in a morning crash.The Asheville Police Department said the officer was off-duty and in his personal vehicle when he crashed into a van that ran a stop sign. It happened early Monday morning on Newfound Road at Dix Creek Road.The
North Carolina prison guard attacked by inmate
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Proposed budget for Maggie Valley has no tax increase for residents
MAGGIE VALLEY—The town is in a “stable and trending upward” financial position, with an anticipated increase in total tax value for Maggie Valley and conservative spending in the past year, Town Manager Nathan Clark said at the budget hearing Tuesday.In fiscal year 2018-19, the town’s fund balance i
How a rehab boss exploited the drug epidemic - with impunity
Julia Harris is photographed at her home near Brevard, N.C., on April 5, 2018. She said she was struck with one thought when she arrived at the Recovery Connections Community rehab program in 2017 for help with a drug problem: “I have landed in an insane asylum.” The rehab program has been sending p
Blood drive in Haywood County
The community is invited to donate blood at one of the upcoming blood drive donation opportunities.From 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., May 23, at the Senior Resource Center on 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC 28786 and from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at the North Hominy Community Center, 2670 Newfou
Teens host their own cleanup at Lake Junaluska
Equipped with pick-up sticks, gloves and industrial trash bags from Ken Zulla, and led by Heather Mina, a Lake Junaluska resident, the group picked up Styrofoam cups, milk cartons, water bottles and plastic grocery bags. In addition, the teens found old fishing lures stuck in the bank, car parts and
Canton pool to open Saturday
CANTON — It’s been a long, occasionally fraught process, but come Saturday, Canton’s highly anticipated swimming pool will be open for all to use.
High turn-out likely for Plott Creek apartment hearing
Opponents of a controversial proposal to build a 200-unit apartment complex on Plott Creek in Waynesville plan to make their voice heard at a public hearing on Monday evening before the Waynesville planning board.They’ve been going door-to-door, holding community meetings, organizing through a “Save
Woman found dead after home was knocked off foundation in WNC mudslide
"It kind of washed him down the driveway so they got separated when the slide happened," emergency management director, Bobby Arledge said. "She remained behind and we couldn’t find her.”
Thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater leak into creek in Henderson Co.
HENDERSONVILLE, NC (WSPA) - Officials say over 27,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Mud Creek in Hendersonville, Friday morning.
Waynesville gets accredited from National Main Street Center
“We are proud of our communities that have worked hard to identify economic development strategies to transform their downtown districts through action within the framework of the Main Street Four Point Approach of Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion and Organization,” said Liz Parham, director of