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GoFundMe created to help family of man who was killed in a tragic crash this weekend

"There's not a lot of lighting, and it's hard to see in this area at night," neighbor Angie Franklin told News 13 earlier this week.

WLOS.COM - 2018-10-17 13:15:44

Routine Sylva traffic stops lead to drug arrests

Two routine traffic stops in Sylva this month turned into drug busts, both involving methamphetamine, according to town police.On Oct. 4 at about 9:45 a.m., Officer K.J. Adams stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation along N.C. 116 near the intersection with N.C. 107.Adams is the department’s K9 of

SYLVA HERALD - 2018-10-17 21:00:00

2 charged with trafficking meth after 2 separate searches of same home

As a result of that search, 57-year-old James Harvey Smith, who lived in the home, was charged with the following:

WLOS.COM - 2018-10-17 12:26:07

Several cases of La Crosse Encephalitis confirmed in Haywood County

A virus spread by mosquitoes has infected several people in Haywood County this year, and some residents believe one area could be to blame for several cases.Amanda Rogers Anderson can't remember much of the night she was bit. Her short-term memory loss is just one unfortunate side effect of La Cros

WLOS.COM - 2018-10-17 18:10:38

Body of Franklin native identified

The story of a Macon County native reported missing on Oct. 10 ended tragically on Friday night. Authorities with the Winston-Salem ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!

FRANKLIN PRESS - 2018-10-17 03:59:00

Tough fight expected in Haywood tax collector’s race

Matthews’ tenure has been tempestuous since before it even began; bonding troubles delayed his swearing-in, and his defeated Democratic opponent was rehired by the county at a higher pay rate, setting up a work environment that could be called tense. Haywood commissioners have since clashed with Mat

SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

Father, sister of defendant in 2017 murder facing charges

Almost exactly one year after the shooting death of a Western Carolina University student, a Jackson County grand jury indicted the father and sister of a co-defendant on related charges.Yuri Southerland, 49, and his daughter, Sequoia Southerland, 21, both of Charlotte, each face a charge of accesso

SYLVA HERALD - 2018-10-17 21:00:00

Asheville's new city manager: 9 things to know about Debra Campbell

She's worked for the city of Charlotte for 20 years. Her most recent post is assistant city manager, a job she's had since 2014. She's got expertise in planning, too, having been the city's planning director from 2004-14.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-10-17 22:17:00

Forthcoming West Asheville CBD dispensary adds to booze-free 'third places'

In community building, the "third place" is neither home nor work. It's a place where community congregates — where conversations happen, where ideas are shared, even where movements come together.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-10-17 11:21:00

2 people arrested after man stabbed, left at Leicester fire department

Lori Katlin Surrett has been charged with child abuse. Christopher Glen Gentry has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, felony possession of methamphetamine, child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of tattooing equipment.

WLOS.COM - 2018-10-16 15:46:04

Asheville names new city manager; Campbell faces rocky police relations, historic construction

ASHEVILLE — Debra Campbell, assistant city manager for Charlotte, will take the mantle of city manager here, in Western North Carolina's biggest municipality, after a unanimous vote Wednesday by the City Council and high praise by individual council members.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-10-17 23:19:00

Pedestrian killed in Clyde accident

A pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday night in Clyde.The accident occurred on Carolina Blvd. at about 10 p.m., Roberto Falazar Balina, who is not from Haywood County, was struck by a 1995 Chevrolet SUV driven by Fredrick Stokel, of Canton.Sergeant Roger Smith of the NC Highway Patrol said that

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-10-16 17:02:00

Monday crash leads to sewage discharge; suspends lake activities temporarily

A portion of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 23/74 was shut down Monday after a collision involving a septic truck.N.C. Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Rico Stephens discussed the chain of events.“Basically, a tractor trailer struck a septic waste pump truck in the rear, and as a result, some materials in th

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-10-16 19:00:00

Region A Partnership partners with families in Haywood

Haywood County Parents as Teachers Educator is available now to visit families in Haywood County in their homes to offer information and resources that will help prepare young children to have the best start in life.The Parents as Teachers (PAT) national model, funded locally by Smart Start and the

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-10-17 16:03:00

Former doctor's marijuana trafficking conviction upheld

Former Buncombe County doctor, Gordon Piland, III, found guilty on multiple drug charges. (Photo credit: Buncombe County Sheriff's Office)

WLOS.COM - 2018-10-16 17:21:49

Troopers identify man killed in Clyde wreck

CLYDE, N.C. (WLOS) —The victim of a fatal wreck involving a pedestrian has been identified.Troopers say Roberto Balina wasstruck and killed when he tried to cross Highway 19 in Clyde on Saturday night.As previously reported, Haywood EMS responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.Troopers say Bal


Walking the line: Waynesville to take more sensitive approach to street pruning

SAVING WAYNESVILLE'S YARDS — Residents concerned over yard-pruning tactics by Waynesville street crews have prompted the town to consider a new, more sensitive policy. Sharon Smith, Nancy Bernard and Myrna Hanson attended last week's town board discussion on the issue.


PHOTOS | Driver charged with DWI in crash shutting down section of Hendersonville Road

"I took a route this morning from both sides, from Airport Road and Long Shoals, and it was blocked on both sides," said Karen Knowlton, branch manager of Champion Credit Union. "So, it was pretty much impassable coming to the branch this morning. I was able to get through as an employee this mornin

WLOS.COM - 2018-10-16 04:10:31

Indiana man arrested in North Carolina on rape, kidnapping charges

Dustin Day, 35, of Peru, Indiana, was arrested in Norwood, North Carolina, on Oct. 12, 2018, on rape and kidnapping charges out of Cass County. (Provided Photo/Stanly County Jail)


North Carolina mom threw baby on ground after being denied beer, police say

Policetold CBS17that Kyesha Sherell Willis, 29, went to a neighbor's house on Saturday and demanded a beer. When she couldn't get one, she became angry and threw her son to the ground, police say.