Waynesville, NCWLOS.com

Two charged with murder in Waynesville shooting; investigation ongoing

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Two people are now charged with murder after a shootout in Waynesville Tuesday night. Waynesville Police Chief David Adams tells News 13 three men, James Rhinehart, 41 his brother Troy Rhinehart, 39, and Jesse Martin, 42 were involved in an altercation Tuesday night at around 8 p.m. near the corner of Railroad and Scates Streets.
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Asheville, NCMountain Xpress

UPDATE: One deceased, one injured after early morning shooting

UPDATE (June 15, 2021): Tyrell Devon Warren has been charged with the murder of Brian Keith Wilson, Jr., and the shooting of another person, on Riverside Drive on June 13. Detectives are asking for help to locate Warren, who is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a 29-year-old African-American male, 5’8″, and approximately 154 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
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Henderson County, NCFOX Carolina

Road closures on I-26 spanning Buncombe, Henderson Counties

HENDERSONVILLE (FOX CAROLINA) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) says a section of I-26 spanning the Buncombe and Henderson County line will be closed Wednesday and Thursday night. In a press release on NCDOT website, they say drivers will be diverted onto modified detours that will handle increased...
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Waynesville, NCWLOS.com

Top local stories we are following today

WLOS — Police in Waynesville are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday night at around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Railroad and Scates Streets. Authorities say one person was taken to the hospital and multiple arrests were made. Asheville police have identified the suspect in a deadly River Arts...
Marion, NCMcDowell News

New principals taking over at some McDowell schools

When students return to classrooms, three new principals will be at the helm in local schools. Marion Elementary’s next leader will be current West Marion assistant principal Angela Wilkerson. West Middle assistant principal Steven Roark will take over North Cove Elementary and current North Cove principal Rod Slagle will be the first principal of the newly formed MCS K-12 Virtual School.
Asheville, NCWLOS.com

2021 schedule for Downtown After 5 announced

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The schedule for the 33rd season of Downtown After 5 has been announced. The summertime concert series, presented by Prestige Subaru, kicks off Friday, July 16, from 5-9 p.m. Organizers say Downtown After 5 will take place the third Friday of every month July–September along North...
Asheville, NCWLOS.com

Asheville food hall S&W Market opens for business

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville's first food hall is officially open for business. S&W Market is located in the historic S&W Cafeteria building downtown. Doors opened at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. "I just feel like this is the most important project me and my team to work on because of...
Asheville, NCthe828.com

Asheville’s S&W Market is Now Open

One of the most anticipated events in Asheville happened this morning as The S&W AVL Market opened for business!. Asheville’s first food hall had only been open for about 30 minutes when I walked into a packed and excited crowd ordering food from Bun Intended, Buxton Chicken Palace, The Hop, Peace Love and Tacos, and Farm Dog. The food is amazing. The decor is gilded beauty. Check out these ceilings!
Hendersonville, NCtheurbannews.com

Take a Hike on Young’s Mountain Trail

Young’s Mountain Trail opened on April 21, 2021 after 10 years of planning and building. I have enjoyed hiking the trails at Triple Falls near Brevard, Bear Wallow in Gerton, and Green Mountain in Hendersonville. This trail covers two-and-a-half miles from bottom to top and is very ecologically friendly. “We...
Buncombe County, NCMountain Xpress

Buncombe budget hikes taxes, funds rebate program

As the Buncombe County Tax Department taketh away, so may the county’s Health and Human Services giveth. That was the gist of the proposal for property tax relief that Phillip Hardin, Buncombe’s economic services director, outlined during a June 15 briefing to the county Board of Commissioners. Buncombe’s fiscal year...
Asheville, NCwnctimes.com

City of Asheville to observe its first Juneteenth holiday

On June 18, Asheville City offices will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Technically on June 19, it marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were finally told they were free. These enslaved people learned they were free two years after the Civil War was over. A century and a half later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to celebrate the occasion.
Asheville, NCmy40.tv

GRINDfest puts Asheville's Black businesses on display

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The owners ofGrind coffee shop in Asheville are preparing for a big weekend. GRINDfest starts Friday and runs through Sunday. It’s a weekend to celebrate Black businesses and entrepreneurship. "All roads lead to Depot Street this weekend," Grind owner J. Hackett said. "All along Depot Street...
Asheville, NCtheurbannews.com

Positive Opportunities Develop Success

The Housing Authority, CHOSEN, Asheville City Schools, Asheville Parks and Recreations, MDTMT, WCRM, Delta House, and numerous community organizations have partnered to support students in their communities with Learning P.O.D.S. at several locations in the Asheville Community. In March 2020, when schools began to close, Asheville City School Board member...
Buncombe County, NCwnctimes.com

Buncombe County Considers Homeowner Grant Program

Buncombe County -- Buncombe County Community News June 16, 2021: A grant program aimed at providing assistance for. Buncombe County homeowners following the 2021 revaluation is closer to reality. On June 15, the Board of Commissioners received an update about the Homeowner Grant Program designed to assist in preserving homeownership for qualified households that do not otherwise qualify for existing exemptions or circuit breaker tax deferment programs.
Asheville, NCtheurbannews.com

Skyview Golf Association Hosts 2021 Tournament

The Skyview Golf Association was founded and incorporated in 1960 as a not-for-profit organization in an effort to promote golf competition among African American golfers throughout the United States. The very first Skyview Tournament was an all-African American event with 50 participants. The next year integration took place when Dr....
Rutherford County, NCDigital Courier

Keep Rutherford Beautiful yields successful Earth Month

RUTHERFORD COUNTY - Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Earth Month and Litter Sweep numbers spell success in community awareness and involvement in 2021. “As a unified community, Rutherford County citizens stepped up big this spring showing their love of where we live by taking action and spreading awareness of how to take care of our environment,” said Keep RC Beautiful Committee Chairman Don Cason.