Western North Carolina

Watch: A bear in North Carolina breaks through van window to escape.

A bear opened the door to Nicole Minkin Lissenden's unlocked van in Asheville, North Carolina.<p>Lissenden said she closed the bear in the van without realizing he was in there.<p>Her automatic doors failed to open, so her husband unlocked the door for the bear to escape. However, the bear found another …

North Carolina

As wildlife abounds, minivan, muffin mix bear the brunt

Winnie the Pooh has honey, Goldilocks' three ursine victims had porridge and a casually destructive North Carolina black bear has muffin mix.<p>Nicole Minkin Lissenden tells The Asheville Citizen-Times she was embarrassed to see a minivan door had come ajar with trash spilling out Sunday, so she …

Winnie-the-Pooh

Bear hops into Asheville family's van, visits neighbor's kitchen

Video<p>ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - An unbearable guest left a mess for two families in Asheville.<p>Karen Brown of Asheville shared video from the Sunday …

North Carolina

Parts of Blue Ridge Parkway reopen in the wake of Florence

On Monday, most of the Blue Ridge Parkway remains closed in the wake of Florence.<p>Rangers shut down the entire scenic highway Friday night in …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Ex-staffer Michael Greene denies allegations in Buncombe County lawsuit

CLOSE<p>A look at the federal investigation of former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene.<p>ASHEVILLE — Michael Greene, ex-Buncombe staffer and son of …

Asheville

9th Annual Asheville Bass Hang

Coming October 8th, the 9th Annual Asheville Bass Hang!<p>The 9th annual Asheville Bass Hang is happening at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, on Monday …

Bass Guitar

WYFF 4’s Chronicle broadcasts live from the World Equestrian Games

WYFF 4 takes an in-depth look at the world class equestrian event being held right here in the Carolinas on <b>Chronicle: World Equestrian Games</b> …

World Equestrian Games

Coroner responding to crash on I-85 in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- The coroner confirms his office is responding to a fatal crash on Interstate 85.<p>Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said …

Upstate South Carolina

Vandals spray paint, smash windows at North Buncombe High School

An investigation is underway after vandals spray-painted and smashed windows at North Buncombe High School's football field.<p>Buncombe County deputies …

Asheville

Asheville economy grew in 2017, outpacing national average

CLOSE<p>How many breweries does Asheville have? And how have these growing numbers contributed to the local economy?<p>ASHEVILLE — Asheville's metropolitan …

Local Economies

West Asheville nonprofits appeal 'unconstitutional' city violations

ASHEVILLE — Two West Asheville organizations appealed violation notices issued to them last month by the city of Asheville, arguing their syringe …

Nonprofits

Evacuees head home with supplies after finding shelter in Asheville

As hurricane evacuees who sought refuge in the mountains are heading back home, a local summer camp is sending them off with supplies.<p>“We’re taking …

North Carolina

SCHSL to push back football playoffs by one week

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) - The SC High School League will push the high school football playoffs back a week - similar to what they did in 2015 and …

High School Football

Asheville wins battle of unbeatens, 3-0 over Smoky Mountain

WLOS - Asheville and Smoky Mountain both put spotless records on the line Monday in a rare mid-season out-of-conference showdown. The Mustangs …

Asheville

Answer Man: Can residents in West Asheville smell the Canton paper mill?

Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal:<p><b>Question:</b> Could I be smelling the Canton paper mill in west Asheville? I …

Regulation

One lane of Swannanoa River Road opens after fallen tree knocks down lines

UPDATE: Asheville Police say one lane of Swannanoa River Road has reopened, controlled by flaggers due to continued utility work.<p>Earlier, it was …

Customers

It's National Cheeseburger Day: Asheville restaurants where you can celebrate

ASHEVILLE — It's time for yet another made-up but gleefully celebrated food holiday: National Cheeseburger Day.<p>This nonofficial holiday is always …

Burgers

Top 5 Plays

Asheville - Rain threatened prep football action in the mountains last Friday but all the games were played and great plays were made. Some of them …

Asheville

Parkway mostly open near Asheville, cleanup of storm debris continues

Sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened Tuesday, Sept. 18, after being cleared of fallen trees and other debris brought on by tropical storm …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Happy update for Florence, the endangered Brother Wolf kitten

We have a happy update on a little kitten named after the hurricane.<p>Last week, we told about Florence. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville took …

Animal Rescue

Florence evacuees in Asheville worry about what they'll find at home

Joe and Danielle Hulse, along with their four children and Danielle’s mom, were headed to lunch Monday at Grove Arcade. The couple and their family, …

New Jersey

Answer Man: French Broad floods more in Henderson? Ingles paper recycling?

Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal:<p><b>Question:</b> I have noticed that the French Broad RIver can flood upstream …

Floods

Local and State Headlines for Monday, September 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018<p><b>Florence Death Toll Rises (Undated)</b><p>At least 16 people are dead from Florence. The storm is still bringing heavy rain to the Carolinas, …

North Carolina

Flooding From Hurricane Florence Still Threaten The Carolinas, Virginia

Florence moved across western North Carolina early on Monday and continued to dump rain that has nowhere to go except to swell rivers, flood highways …

South Carolina

Worse flooding yet to come for Carolinas | Reuters.com

Drone video recorded on Monday morning reveals the extent of flooding in Fayetteville, North Carolina although forecasters are warning that worse is yet to come as deadly storm Florence moves across western North Carolina dumping rain and filling rivers that threaten to burst their banks. Rough Cut …

North Carolina

Monday numbers: Potential Florence impacts in western NC

Having devastated the southeast coast of North Carolina, Hurricane Florence is now a tropical depression, making a beeline toward the mountains. Rain …

North Carolina

Police searching for suspect in Inman robbery

INMAN, S.C. (WSPA) -- Police are searching for a suspect in the robbery of an Inman convenience store.<p>Inman Police Chief Keith Tucker confirms the …

Dollar General

Florence far from finished

As of early this morning Eastern time, forecasters expected a total 40 inches of rain in the southern part of North Carolina and 20 inches in …

North Carolina

Mobile home park in WNC evacuated due to flooding

A mobile home park in Buncombe County was evacuated Sunday due to risk of flooding.<p>The mobile home park on Davis Drive and Portman Villa Road has …

Asheville

Voluntary evacuation for 3 mobile home parks in Buncombe Co., shelter available

Video<p>BUNCOMBE CO., NC (WSPA) - An emergency shelter has been set up after three mobile home parks were put under a voluntary evacuation in Buncombe …

Asheville