ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The CEO of a prominent western North Carolina charity has returned an honorary degree amid renewed attention to a 1988 child sex offense plea.
UNCG faces Wofford in SoCon finals
No. 2 seed UNC Greensboro (28-5, 17-3) vs. No. 1 seed Wofford (28-4, 20-0)
Southern Conference Tourney Championship, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Monday, 6 p.m....
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — The last recycling plant in Sullivan County, Tennessee, that handles paper and plastics for local governments is set to close, affecting recycling efforts across the...
UNCG faces Furman in SoCon semis
Furman (25-6, 14-5) vs. UNC Greensboro (27-5, 16-3)
Southern Conference Tourney Semifinals, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Sunday, 5:30 p.m. EDT
Wofford faces ETSU in SoCon semis
East Tennessee State (24-8, 14-5) vs. Wofford (27-4, 19-0)
Southern Conference Tourney Semifinals, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
VMI meets Wofford in SoCon quarters
VMI (11-20, 5-14) vs. No. 1 seed Wofford (26-4, 18-0)
Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
UNCG faces Samford in SoCon quarters
Samford (17-15, 7-12) vs. No. 2 seed UNC Greensboro (26-5, 15-3)
Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A teenager visiting Colorado for spring break says he and two friends were swept up in an inbounds avalanche while snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the "Airwolf" television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, has died. He was 73.
A death certificate shows that Vincent died of cardiac...
Furman faces Mercer in SoCon quarters
No. 6 seed Mercer (11-19, 6-12) vs. No. 3 seed Furman (24-6, 13-5)
Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 8:30 p.m....
ETSU faces Chattanooga in SoCon quarters
No. 5 seed Chattanooga (12-19, 7-11) vs. No. 4 seed East Tennessee State (23-8, 13-5)
Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday,...
Samford faces The Citadel in SoCon tourney
No. 10 seed The Citadel (12-17, 4-14) vs. No. 7 seed Samford (16-15, 6-12)
Southern Conference Tourney First Round, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Friday, 7:30 p.m....
VMI faces WCU in SoCon tourney
No. 9 seed Western Carolina (7-24, 4-14) vs. No. 8 seed VMI (10-20, 4-14)
Southern Conference Tourney First Round, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Friday, 5 p.m....
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Wofford guard Fletcher Magee has been voted the Southern Conference player of the year and the Terriers' Mike Young is the coach of the year.
Asheville plans prescribed burns around reservoir
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Asheville is making plans for prescribed burns around an area reservoir to clear brush in hopes of preventing future wildfires.
UNC-Asheville meets Presbyterian in tourney
No. 10 seed UNC-Asheville (4-26, 2-14) vs. No. 7 seed Presbyterian (17-14, 9-7)
Big South Conference Tourney First Round, Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center, Clinton, South Carolina; Tuesday, 7...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — State regulators say a well-known entrepreneur in western North Carolina has had his real estate license stripped for keeping at least tens of thousands of dollars owed to...
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has backed off its crackdown on a needle exchange run out of a bookstore.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Asheville officials announced...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jahaad Proctor had 20 points, making five 3-pointers, as High Point narrowly beat UNC-Asheville 79-74 on Saturday.
Ricky Madison had 18 points and 14 rebounds for High...
UNC-Asheville seeks revenge on High Point
High Point (15-14, 8-7) vs. UNC-Asheville (4-25, 2-13)
Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: High Point goes for the season sweep over...
Asheville leaders OK fund to help with housing down payment
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Leaders of a western North Carolina city with a tight housing market have approved more than $1 million to help teachers, municipal workers and the poorest residents buy...
Suspect in Boys & Girls Club brass instruments theft nabbed
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man they say stole several brass instruments from the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club more than 1 ½ years ago, essentially placing...
UNC-Asheville looks for road win vs CSU
UNC-Asheville (4-24, 2-12) vs. Charleston Southern (13-14, 7-7)
Buccaneer Fieldhouse, Charleston, South Carolina; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
Lewis leads Presbyterian past UNC-Asheville 71-55
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Francois Lewis had 22 points as Presbyterian got past UNC-Asheville 71-55 on Saturday. Adam Flagler added 21 points for the Blue Hose. Flagler also had 10 rebounds for the...
Jamison lifts Gardner-Webb over UNC-Asheville 65-55
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Jamison had 17 points off the bench to lift Gardner-Webb to a 65-55 win over UNC Asheville on Thursday night.
David Efianayi had 15 points and three blocks for...
Beating case against ex-officer stalled over victim’s lawyer
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The case against a former white police officer who beat an unarmed black pedestrian in North Carolina has stalled because of the pedestrian's criminal charges in a separate...
Lawmaker to seek money for Amtrak bus service in Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina lawmaker is making a push to link the city of Asheville to passenger rail service.
The Asheville Citizen Times reports Gaston County GOP Rep. John...
NC city hopes to renovate cabin used by author Thomas Wolfe
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Asheville officials hope to work with the public to determine the best way to renovate the cabin that author Thomas Wolfe used as a rural sanctuary.
Keeling carries Charleston Southern past UNC-Asheville 85-75
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling had 27 points as Charleston Southern topped UNC-Asheville 85-75 on Saturday.
Keeling made 4 of 6 3-pointers. He added seven rebounds.
Ty Jones had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Charleston Southern (11-12, 5-5 Big South Conference). Phlandrous Fleming Jr. added 14 points. Dontrell Shuler had 12 points for the visitors.
North Carolina nonprofit rescues calf from family’s bathroom
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina nonprofit known for its unusual rescues says it has extricated a newborn calf from a family's bathroom after a relative of the man keeping it pleaded for help.
Ohio governor remembers baseball great Frank Robinson
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expressing sorrow at the death of baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, whom he describes as one of his childhood heroes.
Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, died Thursday at 83.
Man accused of bribing ex-county officials reaches plea deal
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A contractor accused of bribing several former North Carolina county officials has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
2 climbers rescued from Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina
BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a climber injured in a fall of more than 100 feet and another person were rescued from Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest.
Multiple media outlets report the two were airlifted late Saturday to Mission Hospital in Asheville.
The Transylvania County Rescue Squad said on its Facebook page that its members responded around 5 p.m. Saturday to a report of one fallen climber and another potentially stuck on the rock.
Johnson lifts Gardner-Webb over UNC-Asheville 82-81 in OT
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — David Efianayi scored 23 points with five 3-pointers, Nate Johnson scored five of his 15 points in overtime, and Gardner-Webb beat UNC-Asheville 82-81 on Saturday for its ninth straight win at home.
UNC Asheville gets first Big South win behind Baker, Gilmore
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Devon Baker scored 20 points, Donovan Gilmore added 17 and grabbed 11 rebounds and UNC Asheville won its first Big South Conference game of the season, 71-62 over South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday night to end a nine-game losing streak.
Coty Jude scored 17 points with four 3-pointers for the Bulldogs (3-19, 1-7), who outrebounded the Spartans 40-25.
Keys, Collins among US Fed Cup team vs Australia
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — No. 17 Madison Keys and No. 23 Danielle Collins will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team against Australia next month.
Sofia Kenin and Nicole Melichar will join them on the team announced Wednesday by the U.S. Tennis Association and team captain Kathy Rinaldi. The 25-year-old Collins recently reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open.
The first round of the World Group will be held Feb. 9-10 in Asheville, North Carolina.
Proctor scores 25, helps High Point hold off UNC Asheville
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Jahaad Proctor scored 25 points, including the last six as High Point fended off UNC Asheville 65-61 Saturday night.
UNC Asheville, still in search of its first road win this season after 11 losses, battled through a second half that saw four lead changes, six ties and neither team ahead by more than six.
North Carolina woman found guilty of killing boyfriend
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of her boyfriend.
Western North Carolina Women’s March participants encouraged
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Participants in an annual Women's March in western North Carolina say they feel empowered and encouraged by midterm election victories that raised the profile of women in politics.
Polite’s 16 & 12 help Radford hold off UNC Asheville 71-63
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Radford to its sixth straight win, 71-63 over UNC Ashville on Saturday.
Clemons scores 22 to lead Campbell past UNC Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons had 22 points as Campbell defeated UNC Asheville 70-53 on Wednesday night.
Andrew Eudy had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Campbell (9-8, 2-1 Big South), which ended its five-game road losing streak. Ja'Cor Nelson added six rebounds and six assists.
DeVon Baker had 15 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (2-16, 0-4), whose losing streak reached six games. LJ Thorpe added 11 points. Cress Worthy had six rebounds.
Former North Carolina county official to repay $189,000
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina county official who pleaded guilty to charges related to a kickback scheme will repay the county $189,000 as part of a settlement.
North Carolina man accused of punching child at mall
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina aren't releasing details about the arrest of a man accused of pushing and punching an 11-year-old child during a fight outside a mall.
Asheville police said 51-year-old David Steven Bell of Black Mountain is charged with misdemeanor assault on a child under the age of 12 following the altercation outside Asheville Mall last weekend.
N. Carolina DMV closes Asheville office for probe, audit
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles says it has closed a license plate office in Asheville to investigate "possible violations of state law" and audit the office.
Ex-officer accuses chief, city of slander in police beating
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An ex-North Carolina police officer says Asheville and its former police chief used her as a scapegoat during the case of a white officer filmed beating a black pedestrian.
North Carolina fines equestrian center over water quality
MILL SPRING, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina equestrian center that played host to the FEI World Equestrian Games last year has been fined for water quality violations.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the state Department of Environmental Quality issued a civil penalty of $64,437 to the managers of the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
Awad sparks Winthrop comeback in topping UNC Asheville 80-65
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Awad hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range and Winthrop held UNC Asheville scoreless for the final 3½ minutes as the Eagles won the Big South opener, 80-65 on Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles have now won seven straight conference openers.
Former county manager reaches plea deal in corruption case
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Court records show a former county manager in North Carolina has reached a plea deal on federal charges and has agreed to repay $750,000 of taxpayer money illegally spent on life insurance, shopping, vacations and other items.