North Carolina Retail Scene Shifts as Major Store Announces Closure and Sale to Clear InventoryS.BrownNewsBreak Contributor
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North Carolina Retail Scene Shifts as Major Store Announces Closure and Sale to Clear Inventory
The retail landscape is witnessing a profound shakeup as Big Lots, a well-known discount retailer specializing in home decor and furniture, announces the closure of its store in Asheville, North Carolina. This decision marks a significant moment in the ongoing struggles within the retail sector and is part of a broader trend affecting the industry.
Weather Warn Days: Heavy rain, wind, another round of wintry weather heading toward WNC
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Not one, but two Weather Warn Days are ahead for Western North Carolina. The next weather maker heading toward the region takes aim this weekend with a few showers Saturday, Dec. 9, but even wetter Sunday, Dec. 10 with heavy rain at times. The first...
Weekly Safety Report: Police Operation, Hit-and-Run Sentencing, and Suspicious Persons Raise Concerns in Asheville, NC
This week in Asheville, North Carolina, there were several incidents that raised concerns about safety in the area. These incidents include a police operation targeting larceny and habitual offenders resulting in 16 people being cited or charged, twin brothers being sentenced to prison for a hit-and-run that killed a cyclist, and numerous reports of suspicious individuals on the UNC Asheville campus.
This North Carolina City Has the Highest Gas Prices in the State
As of Dec, 2023, Asheville, North Carolina has the highest gas prices in the state, with an average price of $3.72 per gallon for regular unleaded. This is significantly higher than the state average of $3.40 per gallon, and the national average of $3.20 per gallon. There are a number...
Top local stories we're following today
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — These are the top local stories we're following for you today. Twin brothers were sentenced Wednesday in a fatal hit-and-run that happened earlier this year in Asheville. Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams said Calvin Tyler Dion, 22, was sentenced to at least nine years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and felony hit-and-run inflicting serious injury or death in the March 2023 killing of cyclist James Haywood Shearon. Calvin's twin brother, Allen Blayze Dion, was convicted of accessory after the fact and other charges and sentenced to an active sentence of 10-21 months in prison.
Asheville and Buncombe County's Code Purple Provides Emergency Shelter During Extreme Cold
Code Purple, a joint initiative by Asheville and Buncombe County shelters, provides emergency overflow shelter for homeless individuals during extreme cold weather. It is activated when temperatures drop to or below 32 degrees, including wind chill, or between 33-40 degrees with precipitation. Participating shelters offer extra beds with fewer restrictions during this time.
Large sinkhole swallows parking lot, has store owners concerned about business loss, safety
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Business owners on Sardis Road are asking for answers as a sinkhole keeps growing in their parking lot. On Dec. 8, 2023, the owners of Crust Never Sleeps Bakery and 1 on 1 Physical Therapy said an excavator had been sitting vacant on top of a pile of dirt for two weeks.
Twin brothers convicted, sentenced in fatal hit-and-run of cyclist
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Twin brothers have been sentenced in a fatal hit-and-run on Grove Street in Asheville earlier this year that took the life of cyclist James Haywood Shearon, Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams said Thursday, Dec. 7. Williams said that Calvin Tyler Dion, 22, of Candler,...
WATCH: Couple tie the knot at Mission Hospital
Wedding vows typically include a line about a couple loving one another in sickness or in health, and one couple made their commitment to that concept official this week.
Man accused of secret peeping at Starbucks faces additional charges
ASHEVILLE, N.C,. (FOX Carolina) - Asheville police announced new charges on Friday for a man previously accused in a September incident involving hidden cameras at Starbucks. According to a release, William Mcalpin Aycock IV is now charged with two counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor after investigators discovered evidence following his initial arrest.
Code Purple for Sunday, 12/10/23.
Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition:. Code Purple is a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness during extremely cold weather (at or below 32 degrees, including wind chill, or 33-40 degrees with precipitation). During Code Purple, participating shelters will provide more beds with fewer requirements than their typical programming. Code Purple sites will also work with participants to refer them to ongoing shelter and housing options.
These leicester, NC based Kittens are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of leicester..
Film Series Coming To Asheville, NC
Exciting news! NU Paradigm Entertainment and Fesiuk Films have joined forces to produce the long-awaited pilot episode for the film series adaptation of the book "The Rebirth of Kool". The journey towards the realization of Vazquez's vision has just begun, and we cannot wait to share this exciting venture with all of you. This collaboration between NU Paradigm Entertainment and Fesiuk Films is a monumental achievement for the long-awaited adaptation of "The Rebirth of Kool". Finally, after years of hard work and dedication, the vision of Otto Author Vazquez will come to life onscreen. The production team is eager to begin filming in the spring of 2024, with the charming backdrop of Asheville, NC and its surrounding areas setting the stage for this exciting endeavor.
'It's not my work, it's my life:' Carl Falconer takes reins of Homeward Bound amid housing expansion
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Carl Falconer is 3.5 weeks into his new job overseeing one of Asheville’s oldest nonprofits focused on helping the homeless, Homeward Bound. The charity, which started in Asheville in the 1980s, remains focused on finding housing for those who have no home. While it receives millions in local grants from city and county government, there’s been significant turnover in the top CEO job with multiple interim directors.
Want to shop local? Start here
Residents of Western North Carolina are fortunate to live among some of the best artisans around, and there are many unique shops that are dedicated to the community. Start (and maybe end) your search for the ideal gift for a family member, friend or teacher with these favorites. Explore and discover truly one-of-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Asheville in a Box ...
WNC Food Scene: Blue Sky Café sets date for reopening, dessert waffle spot set to open in Biltmore Park
FLETCHER, N.C. (WLOS) — For this week’s WNC Food Scene, we have some updates on restaurants we’ve been following, plus a beverage collab raising money for local charities -- and a way to save money at over 40 restaurants in Asheville. Dolly Llama Waffle Master. First –...
North Carolina receives $1.09B for S-Line rail project, a stop in Asheville may be next
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Funding has been approved for the first leg of a passenger rail project in North Carolina, President Joe Biden and U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced Friday. A section with a stop in Asheville could be next on the list. North Carolina will receive a...
'A place to live': Formerly homeless Homeward Bound's Compass Point resident finds home
ASHEVILLE - In her first days at Compass Point Village, new resident Vickie Parker said she struggled to stay in her room for more than 30 minutes at a time. She'd find herself leaving to walk the street. "That's what I'm used to," she said Dec. 7. It was hard...
Retired mountain sheriff joins Buncombe County Sheriff's Office as consultant
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office again tapped into the local pool of former law enforcement leaders for its latest hire. The sheriff's office announced Thursday, Dec. 7, that former Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher was hired as a consultant to command staff at the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office.
Veteran achieves homeownership dream through 'Christmas Jam' and Habitat for Humanity
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — It is a big moment for Asheville every year leading up to the holidays -- Christmas Jam weekend. Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam is Saturday night at Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville. But, on Friday, the musician and Asheville native helped get construction started...