Asheville

Buncombe County teen pregnancy rate down following statewide trend in 2016

CLOSE<p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cut about $214 million in federal funds, leaving over 80 programs without funding. Video …

Western North Carolina

Asheville church hand-delivers a week's worth of food to families in need

Families across the mountains will have plenty of food over the holidays, thanks to Biltmore Baptist Church.<p>More than a thousand church members at …

Western North Carolina

Authorities searching for suspect in larceny, chase, assault

The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying the subject involved in a larceny at the Dollar General store in Candler.<p>On …

Crime

Traffic Stop Report to be discussed by Asheville Public Safety committee

The Asheville Public Safety Committee is scheduled to discuss the Police Department's traffic-stop report.<p>Back in May, city council weighed-in on …

Policing

Asheville flights canceled amid Atlanta airport power woes

CLOSE<p>Power came back on in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport late Sunday, about 10 hours after an electrical facility fire shut it …

Airports

Power outage affects flights between Asheville and Atlanta

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was affected by a power outage Sunday afternoon.<p>Officials are aware of the problem, and working to …

Travel

Wanda Greene life insurance records withheld by county, citing criminal investigation

ASHEVILLE — Buncombe County officials won't release information about life insurance payments made on behalf of former manager Wanda Greene, saying …

Corruption

Neighbors shocked by police standoff in Arden

Authorities have arrested Paul Bryan Killian after he was involved in a standoff for nearly eleven hours. Saturday evening neighbors who live near …

Crime

Answer Man: More apartments for Arden? Do school zone speed rules apply on snow days?

Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal:<p><b>Question:</b> On Hendersonville Road in Arden, just south of Airport Road, …

Western North Carolina

Police standoff in Arden ends peacefully after nearly 11 hours

ARDEN — Buncombe County sheriff's deputies early Saturday peacefully ended a nearly 11-hour standoff with a man accused of shooting at his wife while …

Policing

DEVELOPING: School official confirms 'altercation' Wednesday at North Buncombe game

A Buncombe County Schools representative confirms two students got into an 'altercation' at a Wednesday sports event at North Buncombe High School in …

Education

Woman says husband fired gun while pursuing her car

A woman reported that her husband fired shots at her vehicle as he pursued her across county lines, according to officials with the Henderson County …

Crime

Can bears and people coexist? Scientists find answers with Asheville study | UNC

Bear sightings in Asheville<p>ASHEVILLE — A bear sighting might evoke the instinct to stay away from perceived danger. But for North Carolinian Mike …

Wildlife

Asheville police ask for public's help on a nearly 40-year-old case

Asheville investigators are breathing new life into a 37-year-old cold case -- the disappearance of James Edward Laws, who family members say went by …

Western North Carolina

Local agencies wrestle with livestock impacts on water quality

Advocates for clean water in North Carolina often focus on the eastern part of the state, which hosts one of the world’s highest concentration of …

Agriculture

Nativity scenes from around the world on display in Asheville

There are a lot of holiday happenings to enjoy this weekend. One of them is underway right now.<p>Creche Fest, featuring more than 250 Nativity scenes …

Authorities investigate domestic incident on N.C. 280 in Mills River

Authorities are investigating a domestic incident on N.C. 280 outside Mills River.<p>Henderson County officials said the incident began Friday afternoon …

Crime

After surviving World War II, Asheville man vowed to serve the community

A man who's spent a lifetime reaching out to folks in need, especially during the holidays, is retiring after 67 years of service here in Western …

Salvation Army

Reynolds, Asheville to benefit from two-minute drill

ASHEVILLE - Reynolds coach Ryan Stevens barked across the floor at junior Chase Mease.<p>“Why are you taking that shot?” Stevens asked. “We’re up 10 …

College Basketball

International Space Station passes over Asheville area Friday

The International Space Station (ISS) orbits the Earth, and you can see it pass over Asheville--if you know where and when to look.<p>At 6:08 p.m. on …

Space Station

Asheville boxing gym helping Parkinson patients fight back against the disease

American Top Team Asheville is helping Parkinson patients fight back against the disease through a program called Rock Steady Boxing. It's a world …

Parkinson's Disease

Cambria Hotel and Suites opens this weekend in Asheville

ASHEVILLE — A new hotel is preparing to open its doors this weekend in downtown Asheville.<p>The Cambria Hotel and Suites is expected to begin taking …

Hotels

N.C. death row becoming frail, aging

DURHAM — North Carolina juries rejected the death penalty in 2017, refusing to impose death sentences at any of the four trials where prosecutors …

Death Penalty

Demand for enrollment assistance climbs as Affordable Care Act deadline arrives

The phone at Pisgah Legal Services in Asheville has been ringing off the hook.<p>They're just one of a number of locations across the mountains offering …

Health Care

Mic: Asheville among the 26 best travel destinations worldwide for 2018

CLOSE<p>Foothills food truck can always be found at Hi-Wire's Big Top locaiton.<p>ASHEVILLE - Amsterdam. Sardinia. Asheville?<p>When Mic, an online mag geared …

Western North Carolina

Buncombe board OKs 3 housing projects

Three Buncombe County housing developments were approved this week at the Board of Adjustment meeting.<p>A 296-unit apartment complex was approved for …

Western North Carolina

Answer Man: What's up with old Brookwood Golf Course property? Candler Ingles still on?

Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal:<p><b>Question:</b> What is going on, if anything, with the old Brookwood Golf …

Real Estate

OPINION: Can Democrats score Alabama-like upsets in North Carolina?

From Virginia to deep-red Oklahoma, Democrats have recently won state legislative races they usually would have no business bothering to field a …

North Carolina Politics

Buncombe, Asheville property transfers for Nov. 30-Dec. 8

CLOSE<p>The Buncombe real estate market continues to boom, but real estate agents have an unusual problem: They need more homes to sell.<p>Sales filed in …

Western North Carolina

WNC nonprofits help homeless students

Several local nonprofits have teamed up to help homeless students in Buncombe County.<p>United Way volunteers helped unload food boxes, provided by …

Western North Carolina