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Deputies locate missing woman in Hendersonville

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said they have safely located a woman who went missing. According to deputies, 46-year-old Kesha Shanae Roper went missing on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Deputies say her location and direction of travel are unknown. She also does not have a...
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WLOS — A News 13 investigation into a fatal July shooting has uncovered a Maple Crest Apartment resident called 911, reporting a disturbance before fatal shots rang out. A records request revealed that the call was made a little more than an hour before the deadly shooting, which occurred around 11 p.m. The initial call was still waiting for a response from Asheville police when the deadly shots were fired. Police are still investigating the shooting which took the life of a 20-year-old man.
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7 arrested Thursday on gun, drug charges, police say

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Police Department said seven people were arrested on gun, drug and larceny charges Thursday afternoon during a crime prevention investigation. The suspects were arrested in various Asheville locations, according to the department. Police said they seized a Glock 19X pistol, Springfield XD9 pistol,...

White deputy who strip-searched Black man in Asheville stop should pay $262K: lawyers

ASHEVILLE - A white deputy who was found to have unconstitutionally strip-searched a Black Buncombe County man in a gas station bathroom should pay nearly $262,000 in attorneys fees, according to a filing this month in federal court.  The Aug. 17 request for the fees comes two weeks after a judge in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of North Carolina in Asheville entered a judgment against Buncombe Sheriff's Deputy Jeff May in a civil suit brought by...
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Being well informed is key when it comes to black bears in Polk County

FOOTHILLS – It seems as though you can’t go anywhere in the area – to the store, grabbing a cup of joe at the coffee shop, or perusing online without local bear sightings coming up as a topic of conversation. In fact, one recent post online of a juvenile bear near Howard Gap Rd. in Tryon had 871 “likes” and generated 22 comments from readers, while another sighting of a momma bear and her three cubs off Rippy Rd. in Tryon had the internet equally abuzz.

Not guilty: Buncombe County jury acquits Asheville woman in Pisgah View murder trial

ASHEVILLE - After the verdict was read Amya Collington and her defense attorney, Chief Public Defender Sam Snead, began to cry and hugged.  After more than a day of deliberation, a Buncombe County Superior Court jury on Aug. 17 found 22-year-old Collington not guilty in the death of 25-year-old Dexter Grant. Collington faced a first-degree murder charge,...

AdventHealth gets top grade for hospital performance, quality

HENDERSONVILLE—AdventHealth Hendersonville has received national recognition for an overall five-star rating in quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the latest hospital performance report released by the federal agency. This recognition makes AdventHealth Hendersonville the only hospital in Western North Carolina to hold both the CMS...
Tryon Daily Bulletin

Dentist introduces himself to community

COLUMBUS––Columbus welcomes a new dentist, Dr. Shane Van Oostendorp, DMD, as he introduces himself to the community. Earlier this year, Dr. David Wagner, DMD, of Saluda passed away suddenly at the age of 66. The staff at his dental practice in Columbus mourned the loss of Dr. Wagner and now welcome a new face at the office.
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Making the Grade: Fundraiser to fight cancer to be held this September

12th Annual Climb to Conquer Cancer Ride to raise money for Gibbs Cancer Center. TRYON––Area cyclists and residents who want to help fight cancer through a local fundraiser will have an opportunity to do so next month at the 12th Annual Climb to Conquer Cancer Ride. John Cash,...