ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A smarter-than-average bear took a tourist jaunt through downtown Asheville — even taking care to use crosswalks at intersections — before police guided it back to nature.
Asheville Police say the call they received Thursday about a bear milling through downtown is the third such call they've received in the last three weeks.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina have arrested a man who allegedly sent dozens of threats to Black civil rights attorney and former state lawmaker Bakari Sellers.
Grant Edward Olson Jr., of Asheville, North Carolina, is also accused of intimidating Sellers for exercising his civil rights as an attorney, television commentator and lobbyist, authorities said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A western North Carolina city's decision to remove a downtown monument honoring a Civil War-era governor was upheld Tuesday by the state Court of Appeals.
An appeals panel unanimously affirmed Superior Court Judge Alan Thornburg's decision last year to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an historic preservation group.
SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina said two boys are dead after a shooting over the weekend.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of a shooting off Ferguson Road in Sylva on Sunday and found two boys, ages 10 and 15, shot, WLOS-TV reported.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A portion of ticket revenue from the Billie Jean King Cup matches between Ukraine and the United States next month will go to a relief fund to help those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit land conservation group has purchased more than 57 acres in western North Carolina to ensure that forest land that has never been harvested will remain intact.
Conserving Carolina has announced the purchase of an area known as Chestnut Hills, the Asheville Citizen Times reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A contractor has defaulted on a contract to build a $12.3 million bridge replacement on Interstate 40 in North Carolina, a state agency said.
The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that it terminated its contract with National Bridge Builders LLC of Kernersville over several issues, including its “failure to resolve payment issues" and "provide sufficient labor and equipment to complete the project."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taje' Kelly had a season-high 24 points, including the game-winning putback at the buzzer, as Charleston Southern narrowly beat UNC Asheville 79-78 in the first round of the Big South Conference Tourney on Wednesday.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — LJ Thorpe tied his season high with 28 points — including the go-ahead jumper with 1:27 left — as UNC Asheville narrowly beat Presbyterian 98-96 in triple overtime on Saturday.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Lance Terry scored 19 points and D’Maurian Williams made a go-ahead basket with 6.9 seconds left as Gardner-Webb edged past UNC Asheville 60-59 on Wednesday night.
Williams went to his left and sank a jumper from the free-throw line.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Good had 30 points missing just once in 10 trips to the foul line and Winthrop beat UNC Asheville 84-79 on Saturday.
D.J. Burns Jr. had 12 points for Winthrop (19-8, 12-2 Big South Conference), which won its sixth consecutive game.
LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Rescuers helped retrieve an injured hiker whose foot had been impaled on a tent stake from the top of a North Carolina mountain.
Burke County Search and Rescue said in a Facebook post that they received a report of an injured hiker on top of Shortoff Mountain Thursday night shortly before midnight.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A data scientist and former Peace Corps volunteer has joined the North Carolina House, succeeding longtime Rep. Susan Fisher of Asheville.
Rep. Caleb Rudow was the choice of Buncombe County Democratic activists to serve out the remainder of Fisher's two-year term.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — One person died and another was critically injured in a double shooting in a western North Carolina city, police said.
Asheville police officers responded shortly after 3:30 a.m.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A woman being detained at a North Carolina jail has died, according to a sheriff's office, marking the fifth such death at the jail within a year and the sixth within 16 months.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said.
Biltmore United Methodist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, is for sale.
Already financially strapped because of shrinking membership and a struggling preschool, the congregation was dealt a crushing blow by the coronavirus.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Bryson Mozone hit a jumper with three seconds left to earn South Carolina Upstate a 76-73 win at UNC Asheville on Saturday.
Mozone scored half of his 16 points in the final 2:30 to earn the win.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — One section of the Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened to traffic, but much of the road remains closed across western North Carolina, officials said.
The 469-mile parkway, which climbs in elevation north and south of Asheville, was shut down on Jan.
EDNEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl flown to a western North Carolina hospital on Christmas Day for treatment of what officials described as an “accidental self-inflicted shooting” has died, authorities announced on Wednesday.
LAUREL PARK, N.C. (AP) — A small earthquake struck a county in western North Carolina on Sunday morning, geologists said.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the 2.3-magnitude earthquake was reported right before 8 a.m.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Armando Bacot scored 22 points to lead North Carolina to a 72-53 victory over UNC-Asheville on Tuesday night.
Bacot was 8 of 14 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Maui Invitational was all set to say aloha to the mainland and return to the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii Gov. David Ige had signed off, the mayor of Lahaina was onboard and tournament officials were all set.
ASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a prisoner at a North Carolina jail.
The Asheville Citizen Times reports that 57-year-old Faith Denise Cox is the fourth inmate who has died this year at the Buncombe County Detention Facility.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jaelen Llewellyn scored 16 points, Drew Friberg made three big free throws, and Princeton defeated South Carolina 66-62 on Friday night in the opening round of the inaugural Asheville Championship.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Coty Jude had 16 points to lead six UNC Asheville players in double figures as the Bulldogs routed Division III-member Brevard College 101-44 on Thursday night.
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl held captive by a 61-year-old man was rescued on an interstate highway in Kentucky after another driver noticed her using a distress signal with her hand that was made popular on TikTok, law enforcement officials said.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two men have been charged with murder in the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found in a river more than a week ago, police said.
BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (AP) — A man was found dead Saturday near an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, according to the National Park Service.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former pastor in North Carolina gave a false report of child abuse to a sheriff's office and tried to get them to sign over parental rights for their teenage daughter who he is accused of sexually assaulting, authorities said.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A national sorority has suspended activities at a North Carolina university after most of its members left the school chapter when it failed to hold discussions on racial inequities following the death of George Floyd.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Depression Fred last month forced a North Carolina city to shut down a reservoir and a water treatment plant because of what an official calls “poor water conditions.”
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Two more counties in North Carolina announced on Tuesday face covering requirements in indoor spaces, citing the recent stark increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has committed $2.1 million toward funding reparations, an initiative it began last summer when it joined a number of U.S. cities which have voted to address their histories of racism and discrimination.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Friday ordered the city of Asheville and Buncombe County to halt the demolition of a Confederate monument while an appeal plays out.
The city has already removed the 75-foot tall obelisk honoring Confederate colonel and Gov.
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a North Carolina man who posted an anonymous threat on social media to lynch a Muslim-American political candidate from Virginia.
A three-judge panel from the 4th U.S.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 75-foot memorial to a Confederate leader has been removed from its perch in downtown Asheville where it stood for more than 120 years.
WLOS-TV in Asheville reports that the stone obelisk was fully dismantled over the Memorial Day weekend.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rallies against the deputy-involved shooting of an unarmed Black man in Elizabeth City are set to be held in various North Carolina cities on Tuesday afternoon.
The rallies are being organized by Repairers of the Breach, the North Carolina Council of Churches and B.R.I.D.G.E.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Work to demolish and remove a 75-foot-tall stone obelisk built to honor a Confederate leader will begin soon in Asheville, North Carolina.
City officials said barricades have been placed around the Vance Monument ahead of work that will begin this week, TV station WLOS reported.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More direct train service between Raleigh and Richmond and passenger service to Asheville and Wilmington are included in Amtrak’s plan for $80 billion in federal funds, proposed as part of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan announced this week...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was repeatedly discriminated against because of her sex and fought to keep her job while battling breast cancer...
Mercer (18-10, 11-9) vs. UNC Greensboro (20-8, 15-5)
Southern Conference Tourney Championship, Harrah's Cherokee Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p...
East Tennessee State (13-11, 9-7) vs. UNC Greensboro (19-8, 14-5)
Southern Conference Tourney Semifinals, Harrah's Cherokee Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Sunday, 5 p...
The Citadel (13-11, 6-11) vs. No. 1 seed UNC Greensboro (18-8, 13-5)
Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Harrah's Cherokee Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p...
UNC-Asheville (3-2) vs. Chattanooga (6-0)
McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7 p...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A county in western North Carolina has joined the neighboring city of Asheville to apologize for its role in slavery and take the rare step of supporting reparations for Black residents...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials in the North Carolina city of Asheville have apologized for its historic role in slavery and discrimination and voted to provide reparations...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 54-year-old man has died while hiking in western North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest...