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Diesel Tuner Faces Year in Prison for Violating the Clean Air Act

The EPA has proven yet again that there will be consequences for those in the automotive aftermarket who are unwilling to respect the Clean Air Act. Spartan Diesel Technologies founder Matthew Sidney Geouge of Hendersonville, North Carolina, as The Drive and MarketWatch report, is now facing a year in prison for his actions in relation to selling and distributing thousands of emissions defeat devices for diesel trucks. That's on top of two fines of over a million dollars.
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Crews responding to “extensive fire” in Asheville, NC

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Fire Department announced that crews are responding to a building fire on Montford Avenue. The department released information about the situation via Twitter on Tuesday night. This is a developing situation. We will update this story as officials release new details.
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POLICE: Tennessee shooting suspect killed in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nashville authorities say a man wanted in connection with a shooting involving a Tennessee police officer has been killed in Kentucky Tuesday evening. Metro Nashville Police say 34-year-old Samuel Edwards is accused of shooting a Hendersonville police officer Monday night. This content is imported from Twitter....

Heading To North Carolina? Here's How To Spend 48 Hours In Black-Owned Asheville

The Culture contributed heavily to Asheville and that continues to this day. This charming city is well-known for its art galleries, thriving culinary scene, and architecture; a blend of Art Deco, Neoclassical, and Art Beaux. Speaking of architecture, Asheville is home of the Biltmore House, the largest, privately-owned home in the US. It is also home to many Black-owned businesses.

Small earthquake reported near Hendersonville

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The United States Geological Survey reported a small earthquake happened early Tuesday morning on the east side of Hendersonville. The 2.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 4:12 a.m. near Barker Heights, about 2 miles east of Hendersonville, at a depth of about 5 miles. No...

Food & Drink: The Scotsman Public House

The Scotsman Public House in downtown Waynesville is a true Scots-Irish pub, paying homage not only to the long and storied Scottish history of its owners Makyia Thayne-Hoyt Blair and Scot Blair, but also “to all of the Scots-Irish that settled hundreds of years ago here in the beautiful backcountry of North Carolina,” says Makyia, who is also the pub’s general manager.

Crews respond to structure fire on Montford Avenue, investigation underway

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of a working structure fire Tuesday, June 28, in Asheville's Montford Area Historic District. The Asheville Fire Department said crews were working to put out a fire at a building in the 60 block of Montford Avenue at 6:23 p.m. on Tuesday.

Asheville Outlets Announces Opening of Lee

Asheville Outlets has announced the opening of Lee | Wrangler, bringing together two of the most iconic and beloved denim brands under one roof. The new store will offer amazing prices on a wide array of Lee and Wrangler denim and casual apparel for men and women. “We are delighted...

O.P. Taylor's toy store opens on Main Street in Hendersonville

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A familiar name in the Western North Carolina and Upstate toy scene has opened another shop. O.P. Taylor’s toy store has just opened in Hendersonville in the former Dancing Bear Toys location on Main Street. The space is smaller than its locations in Brevard and Greenville, but it's packed with toys.

Top local stories we are following today

WLOS — The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office has charged a couple in the death of their two-month-old daughter. The investigation began after deputies responded to the couple's home on Tuesday. Nickolas Shane Stephenson, 35, is charged with second-degree murder and negligent child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Diandra Haleigh Fuhr-Farlow, 28, is charged with felonious child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

Art MoB Hosts Reception to Highlight New Members

Art MoB Studios & Gallery will host an artists reception for its newest gallery members on Saturday, July 16, from 4–6 p.m. The public event features light refreshments and visitors will meet eight artists: David Adler, Lenore Barrett, Rick Rowland, Anne Marie Brown, Susan Coe, Mary McCullough, Shannon Pagano and Natalie Bennett.