Candler, NCWLOS.com

Second arrest made in Candler homicide investigation

CANDLER, N.C. (WLOS) — The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has taken another person into custody in connection with a Candler homicide investigation. 20-year-old Terrick Tyree Eddington has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Silvers. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office tells News 13 Eddington was arrested...
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Asheville, NCWLOS.com

Investigation underway after 18-year-old shot twice in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — An investigation is underway in Asheville after authorities say an 18-year-old woman was shot twice Tuesday. The Asheville Police Department says the victim suffered two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and was transported to Mission Hospital. Authorities say the shooting happened Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at around 10:20...
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Cullowhee, NCWLOS.com

WCU political expert weighs in on Rep. Cawthorn's comments about Dr. Fauci

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (WLOS) — A mountain political expert is providing some context over comments made by North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn about Doctor Anthony Fauci. Cawthorn criticized Fauci last week, calling him a pawn of the Chinese government who should be prosecuted. Western Carolina University's Chris Cooper says Rep. Cawthorn...

Board votes to make masks optional in Haywood County public schools

HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Masks will be optional in Haywood County public schools for the 2021-22 school year. School board members made the decision during a meeting on Tuesday. Most parents who spoke were strongly against mask mandates. One parent said they would pull their kids from the school...
Asheville, NCWLOS.com

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WLOS — A second person is arrested after a murder in Candler. Terrick Eddington was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder. Also, on Tuesday, 18-year-old Alexis Buckner, also charged with first-degree murder, made her first court appearance. 27-year-old Joshua Silvers was shot and killed outside his home in Candler just after midnight Monday.
Asheville, NCWLOS.com

Man who drowned in French Broad River identified by officials

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville police have identified the man who drowned Monday in the French Broad River. The body of 34-year-old Asheville resident Jason Roland was recovered after a search Monday afternoon near the Craven Street Bridge. Witnesses reported seeing him in the water and called for help, the...
Asheville, NCWLOS.com

Beat the heat: Newly renovated Splasheville is now open 7 days a week

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Just in time for the hottest days of summer, a popular downtown Asheville water feature is back open. City officials announced on Tuesday that Splasheville has reopened to the public. The interactive splashpad located in Pack Square Park has been undergoing a "complete rebuild" since spring and is now back open even days a week from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. through the summer, but will be closed for most special events in Pack Square Park.
Jackson County, NCWLOS.com

Masks required in Jackson County public schools this fall

JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Jackson County school board leaders voted to require masks for students and teachers during a meeting on July 27, 2021. The move affects everyone in schools from grades pre-K through 12, as well as anyone entering school buildings and any spectators at sports events. School...
Raleigh, NCnsjonline.com

Gov. Cooper postpones expected briefing

RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper’s office postponed a COVID-19 briefing that was originally scheduled to be held today at 2 p.m. from the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. Approximately two hours after his office announced the briefing it was then moved to Thursday, July 29. In a statement obtained by...
Asheville, NCWLOS.com

Council members approve updates to Asheville's city noise ordinance

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville City Council voted to update the city's Noise Ordinance during Tuesday's meeting. The vote followed year's worth of discussion and then delays due to the pandemic. "A key part of this process was to collect sound measurement data. The measurements collected shows that all common...