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Mom warns parents after mosquito bite leaves 6-year-old son in ICU

The heartfelt words about her son, Noah, have been shared more than 14,000 times on Facebook.

WESH - 2018-08-15 15:10:00

Man found guilty on drug, gun charges, indicted for murder

If ever there was a microcosm for the drug problem in Haywood County, it might have been the trial of James Dotson.The Clyde area man was arrested just over a year ago on multiple drug charges and was found guilty following a week-long trial that wrapped up last Friday.Although a large quantity of d

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-08-15 07:00:00

N.C. boy hospitalized after contracting rare virus from mosquito

"When you see EMS carrying your child, limp, with his eyes rolled back to the back of his head, that's all you can think about - is my child going to die?" said Noah’s mother, LoriAnne Surrett.

WSPA.COM - 2018-08-13 20:51:43

K-9 police teams from across NC train and certify in Waynesville

Pickens says police K-9 training in Waynesville is vital. He must stay sharp. So, does his partner, passing semi-annual certifications...whether it’s for apprehending a suspect, or tracking down missing elderly or kids, or sniffing out explosives or drugs.

WLOS.COM - 2018-08-14 18:35:04

Asheville man arrested in tree vandalism case

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —Asheville police have made an arrest in thevandalism of an oak tree in South Asheville.Steven McGuinness, 59, faces a misdemeanor charge of damage to real property in the case.An oak tree at the intersection of Mills Gap and Sweeten Creek roads had to be removed after the tre

WLOS.COM - 2018-08-15 11:02:25

Candler man indicted on charges of abducting a child

Christia Martinez-Velasquez, 44, is charged with felony abduction of children and second-degree kidnapping. (Photo credit: Vinelink)

WLOS.COM - 2018-08-14 15:56:17

4 arrested as Maggie Valley officers find clandestine meth lab

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. (WLOS) —During the execution of a search warrant for weapons and drugs, Maggie Valley Police officers discovered a methamphetamine lab on Wall Street.Four people were arrested at the scene.After the Waynesville S.E.R.T. team made entry, Maggie Valley officers searched the residen


Clean Slate Coalition gives hand up to women

“We use the slogan ‘Love Heals’ and Clean Slate Coalition is about turning love into something that is contagious and helping people get back on their feet,” she said.Along with Rev. Alice Mason, Crites is the co-founder of Clean Slate Coalition, a nonprofit based in Sylva that’s dedicated to rehabi

SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Warrant: Candler man had 41 doses of Xanax

The website recoveryfirst.org notes that, "Bars, planks, and zanies are all slang terms for the highest dosage of Xanax pill. It comes in a long, thin white or yellow pill that can be divided into fourths."


3 arrested, 1 charged with attempted murder in Mills River bear bait incident

At approximately 8:05 p.m. on Saturday August 11, 2018, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the South Mills River Road area following a report of someone firing a gun from a truck in the roadway.


Big ride ahead for South Main: public gets first glimpse of new road design

More than 130 people cycled through a public meeting Thursday to get a glimpse of what’s in store for South Main Street in Waynesville.A $22-million redesign of South Main coming in 2022 will reshape the growing commercial artery that does triple duty as a retail hotspot, a travel cooridor for resid


NORTH CAROLINA MOSQUITO BITE: NC mom shares warning after mosquito bite leaves 6-year-old in ICU

"His lips were blue, his eyes were fixed," said Noah Surrett’s mother, LoriAnne. "This is something that no parent should have to go through -- just over a mosquito bite."


Asheville: No record of contractor in alleged Buncombe County kickback scheme

(Photo: Katie Wadington/kwadington@citizen-times.com)ASHEVILLE - The city has moved to distance itself from an alleged kickback scheme engulfing Buncombe County government.Asheville's interim city manager said Tuesday there is no current record of any contract with the consultant at the center of c

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-08-14 18:51:00

Indictments: Former Biltmore Village boutique employee stole nearly $100K from business

Ashley Cha Morgan, 43, faces six felony counts of obtaining property under false pretense after a grand jury returned indictments in July alleging the former Monkee's of Biltmore employee defrauded the business by forging checks to herself.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-08-14 17:32:00

Jackson Co. barbecue wins top honors from TIME

DILLSBORO, N.C. (WLOS —A local barbecue restaurant gets some national recognition.TIME Magazine named Haywood Smokehouse in Dillsboro the best barbecue joint in the state.The restaurant's website says it has the best Texas-style barbecue outside of Texas.Menu items include ribs, sausagesa and smoked


Waynesville child hospitalized with encephalitis is back home

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —A local six-year-old who was hospitalized with La Crosse encephalitis is now home with his family.Noah Surrett's family says he's now feeling better and is making great progress.Noah had a seizure after he was bitten by an infected mosquito.A post by his mother --- warning


Sights along Waynesville's South Main Commercial district

A road upgrade project on South Main Street in Waynesville will impact much of the commercial district, primarily businesses along a three-block area on the east side of the street. The property lots are deep, however, meaning some business will merely move toward the back of the lot or sell to anot


Help find missing teen Annie Smith in Asheville

Smith is 5 feet tall, weighs 120 pounds and has pink hair. She was last seen wearing green boots with zippers, a blue tank top and black pants.


A recovering addict, two pedestrians struck in downtown and a tragic fatal crash. Did you miss any local news?

The 17-month-old child that was critically injured in a wreck that killed her 4-month-old sister and the driver succumbed to her injuries on Thursday. Adaline Hullette was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon but died Thursday, said First Sgt. K. B. Joines with t


Man dies after truck crashes into parked car in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) - A man has died after police say he crashed a U-Haul truck into a parked car in Asheville, Saturday morning.