Three Patients Died Due to Delays in Care at Mission Hospital, According to a New ReportKennardo G. JamesNewsBreak Contributor
Stingray Surprise: NC Aquarium's Shocking Pregnancy MysteryAlinatyNewsBreak Contributor
Stingray possibly pregnant by a sharkPatricia JuneNewsBreak Contributor
'Miraculous' Pregnancy of Stingray at NC Lab; No Male Stingrays PresentAmy PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Discovering Asheville: The City of Land and SkyJourneyswithsteveNewsBreak Contributor
As investigators return to Mission, hospital sets 10-minute goal for emergency patient care, document obtained by Watchdog shows
Mission Hospital has enacted drastic operational changes, including rapid turnaround time goals for emergency department patients and their lab work and enhanced communication procedures, all as state investigators have returned to the Asheville facility this week following recent federal findings of serious deficiencies and immediate jeopardy. Patients should be seen,...
Downtown Asheville not so dangerous? Data: These neighborhoods have more crime, violence
ASHEVILLE - Teresa Mosely grew up in the Montford neighborhood north of downtown — but as a girl she was a regular presence in other communities, like Hillcrest and Pisgah View, where she would visit friends and family. Now Mosely says those neighborhoods, which she calls "the projects" —...
Buncombe County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 43 Incidents and 22 Crime Stories
Buncombe County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 43 Incidents and 22 Crime Stories. During the last week, Buncombe County reported a total of 43 crime cases. The most common crime reported was arrests, with a total of 23 cases, making up over half of the total crimes reported. This was followed by theft and burglary, each with 5 and 4 cases respectively. Assault was also reported 4 times, indicating a concerning level of violence in the area. Other crimes, vandalism, and trespass each accounted for a smaller portion of the total crimes, with 3, 2, and 2 cases respectively. The data suggests an urgent need for increased law enforcement presence and community vigilance to curb the high number of arrests and maintain public safety in the place.
Epicurean Adventure: Discover 3 Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Weaverville
This article presents a guide to three delightful Italian restaurants in Weaverville. Have you had the chance to visit any of these culinary gems? If you have, we would love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below.
Asheville Fire Department: Opinions Wanted
Thoughts and opinions collected will be used to shape the future direction of the Fire Dept. to better serve the Asheville Community. The survey…
Deputies searching for missing Buncombe Co. man
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing man last seen in the Arden area. According to deputies, 30-year-old Nathaniel Scott Littlejohn is five feet eleven inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He also has ear piercings and a...
City of Asheville names new police chief
The City of Asheville announced on Tuesday it has named Mike Lamb as the chief of the Asheville Police Department.
Over three pounds of meth, two ounces of fentanyl confiscated during investigation
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Two people face a slew of charges following a drug investigation by the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office. A press release from the sheriff's office said on Feb. 8 search warrants were executed for Secure Storage, located at 411 New Leicester Highway, and Comfort Inn, located at 890 Brevard Road.
Avian Flu in Deceased Ducks at Lake Louise in Weaverville
Weaverville -- February 20, 2024: Town of Weaaverille Press Release February 16, 2024:. Avian Flu Detected in Deceased Ducks at Lake Louise in Weaverville. Weaverville, North Carolina, February 16, 2024 – The Town of Weaverville has received confirmation from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission District Biologist that two deceased ducks found at Lake Louise in Weaverville and sent for testing on January 26 have tested positive for Avian Influenza (Flu).
Asheville's rising housing cost forces candidate out of City Council race weeks before primary
Affordable housing was a centerpiece of Taylon Breeden’s 2024 campaign for Asheville City Council. On Tuesday, the candidate and small business owner announced she will pull out of the race due to her “struggle to find long term affordable housing within the city.”. In a phone interview, Breeden,...
Buncombe County Sheriffs Charge Three in Shooting
Buncombe County -- February 19, 2024: Press Release Buncombe County Sheriff's. Noah Berry McDade, age 19, and Jayden Saleem Smith, age 19, of Buncombe County have been charged in relation to the shooting at Lifting Fog Drive in Leicester. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has charged both individuals with:
Marshall, NC Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around marshall.
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
The American Red Cross will be onsite at the First Baptist Church, 5 Oak Street in Asheville. All donors will receive an exclusive Battle of the Badges t-shirt…
Memorial service March 3 for 166 dead American crew members of USS Asheville PG-21, sunk by Japanese
On March 3, 1942, the USS Asheville PG-21, a single-screw, steel-hulled gunboat, encountered three Japanese warships returning from the attack on Pearl Harbor. The out-gunned Asheville and her entire crew of 166 was lost in the South Java Sea after a desperate, yet valiant, fight. The North Carolina Submarine Museum...
'Coaches Confidential': Biggest challenge facing high school basketball coaches today
Coaching basketball today brings a lot more challenges than there were 20 or 30 years ago. But what is the most pressing challenge facing coaches now? The Citizen Times and Times-News asked WNC high school basketball coaches what they think is the biggest challenge they face today. It's the fifth part of our...
Answer Man: Can patients request ambulances take them to hospitals other than Mission?
ASHEVILLE – The federal government declared an Immediate Jeopardy designation at Mission Hospital, the most serious deficiency regulators can assign. A bombshell report on the incidents that created the Immediate Jeopardy situation found that four patients died due to missteps at the hospital. Now some residents are wondering about their options if they have a health emergency and need to call 911.
Native salamander species nears endangerment
The Hickory Nut Gorge green salamander, found exclusively in a 14-mile-long gorge southeast of Asheville, is being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Scientists estimate there are only a few hundred of them left on Earth, and populations have declined steeply over the past 20 years.
Why the Building Boom on Long Shoals?
Asheville – Long Shoals Road is a construction zone. Signs read, “Future Home of Great Smiles,” “Coming Soon Beverly-Grant,” “For Sale 5.9 Acres,” etc. Something’s going up next to Magoo’s, which hasn’t been there that long, either. Millstone Construction and Management has begun work on the 185-unit Meridian on Lake Julian and the 66-unit Kessler on Long Shoals. Last fall, Julian Woods and Sona were still under construction.
Candler man pleads guilty to selling fentanyl, meth
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A Candler man will spend at least 7.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug offenses stemming from two incidents. According to a news release from Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams, 31-year-old Cory Tre Ballew pleaded guilty to trafficking in opium/fentanyl and trafficking in methamphetamine on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.
Which Girl Scout cookie is favorite in Asheville? See reader results
ASHEVILLE - An oldie but goodie has landed in the top spot as Citizen Times readers’ favorite Girls Scout cookie. And the winner is: Thin Mints. The Girls Scouts cookie poll was open from Feb. 8-18 on the Citizen Times website, with nine flavors in the running: Adventurefuls, Caramel Chocolate Chip, Caramel...