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Removal of Asheville Confederate monument set to commence

Work to demolish and remove a 75-foot-tall stone obelisk built to honor a Confederate leader will begin soon in Asheville.

Hundreds take to downtown Asheville streets over transgender youth rights

Multiple bills in North Carolina’s legislature aimed at the rights of transgender youth became the rally cry for several groups in downtown Asheville.

Another 30 people moved from Asheville homeless camps to temporary housing

“We believe that housing is a basic human right, and that housing is the answer to homelessness,” she said.

3 protesters arrested after Asheville disbands homeless camp

Asheville is shutting down numerous homeless camps in the city where it has received reports of fighting and drug use. The city said it is working to provide alternate shelter.

Western NC fast food worker stops traffic with funny, flamboyant style

At lunchtime, customers fall in line at the Chick-fil-A in South Asheville. Whether they order at the drive-thru or wait for curbside pickup, they want their fast food fast.

Judge denies motion to block removal of Asheville monument

A judge in North Carolina has denied a group’s request to block the planned demolition of a monument to Confederate governor Zebulon Vance in the city of Asheville.

Numerous NC black bears losing limbs; how groups are working to prevent illegal trappings

There is a growing concern in the mountains over the safety of bears as the number of reported 3-legged bears grows. Private groups are now forming to investigate bear poaching and illegal activity to harm bears.

NCDPS looking for Carolina Beach adoption scammer who left home confinement

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is looking for a woman who is serving time for an adoption scam crime out of Carolina Beach after she left her home confinement at a home in Asheville. 

US female firefighters fight discrimination with lawsuits

Two women in North Carolina have joined a growing number of U.S. female firefighters who are filing lawsuits alleging discrimination.

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To wear, or not to wear? Businesses decide whether to continue requiring masks

After Governor Cooper took away the mask mandate, maximum capacity and social distancing requirements Friday, small businesses were given a choice. After taking the weekend to decide, many are thrilled to have a say.

Making up for lost time: Siblings find one another through DNA website after decades apart

Four siblings in the Cape Fear are making up for lost time after finding one another in late 2020.

North Carolina police officer injured during hit-and-run

Authorities say a North Carolina police officer was injured when his cruiser was hit by a man who was driving while impaired and fled the scene of the accident.

Prosecutor to discuss probe into fatal shooting of NC man

A North Carolina prosecutor says he is ready to discuss the results of a state investigation into the fatal shooting of a man by sheriff’s deputies.