Remains Found in Macon Co, AVL Wants $8 Mil for Tourism, Raises for Hen Co.


Remains Found During Search For Missing Woman

(Macon County, NC) -- A discovery of human remains is being investigated in Macon County. The sheriff revealed Saturday that a search began the day before after a woman was reported missing. The office coordinated with Rabun County investigators out of Georgia to eventually find remains that are believed to be that of the missing woman. A suspect was arrested on a charge of kidnapping in Rabun County.

Asheville Requests Funds For Tourism

(Asheville, NC) -- Asheville is looking for financial help from the Buncombe County Tourism Authority. City leaders have decided to request close to eight-million-dollars for four projects. They include improvements to the Asheville Municipal Golf Course, Swannanoa River Greenway project and the Coxe Avenue Green Street project.

Raises Included In Henderson County Budget

(Henderson County, NC) -- Inflation and cost-of-living are playing a part in Henderson County's budget numbers. A public hearing on the nearly 180-million-dollar spending plan is coming up two-weeks from today. That includes a five-percent pay raise for every county employee and more funds for several nonprofits. No tax hike is being considered.

Man Dies In Avery County Drowning

(Avery County, NC) -- A drowning is being reported in the North Carolina High Country. Investigators told the Watauga Democrat that a 53-year-old man drowned on Friday at Elk River Falls in Avery County. He reportedly went missing while swimming with a group. Foul play isn't suspected.

Montreat Leaders Looking To Solve Bear-Hunting Dog Problem

(Montreat, NC) -- Montreat town leaders are discussing ways to monitor unsafe bear hunting practices. The Black Mountain News says bear-hunting dogs have been unleashed to chase bears out of the town four-times since the beginning of year, and there's concern about the safety of others. A group met last week to come up with several proposals, including fines and stricter ordinances. A rule to ban bear hunting in general would have to go through the General Assembly.

City Anniversary Celebrated In Hendersonville

(Hendersonville, NC) -- The city of Hendersonville is 175-year-old. WLOS-TV reports city leaders and organizations gathered to celebrate the anniversary in downtown yesterday. Historical events and contributors to the city were highlighted at the Historic Courthouse Plaza. The mayor said some smaller events have also been held this year.

CATS CEO Addresses Safety

(Charlotte, NC) -- The CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System is addressing recent safety concerns. He revealed in a Twitter video Friday night that security patrols have been increased, while a real-time camera system is being tested for buses and trains. His comments came after someone fired shots at a CATS bus earlier in the week. A bus driver also died after a shooting three-month ago.

Rent Prices Still Climbing In Charlotte

(Charlotte, NC) -- Rent prices are continuing to shoot upward around the Queen City. The real estate research firm CoStar reports rent prices have risen nearly 16-percent over this time last year. That brings the average rental price up to more than 15-hundred-dollars. The rate of price growth has outpaced that of the national average.

Suspect Arrested For Rowan County Murder

(Rowan County, NC) -- The suspect in a Rowan County homicide is behind bars. Investigators say they believe the victim was shot twice inside his Wildwood Road home Friday night because of an argument. Deputies then went to the suspect's home and arrested him for murder. He'll appear in court this morning.

Man Dies After Boating Accident In Hickory

(Hickory, NC) -- One man is dead after an accident on Lake Hickory. Wildlife officials say he was thrown from the boat early Saturday morning around a half-mile from the Highway 321 bridge. The watercraft reportedly slammed into a lake bank. Another man in the boat was also thrown out, but he survived.

Carowinds Hiring Lifeguards For Water Park

(Charlotte, NC) -- Carowinds needs help at its new water park. The human resources head says around 75 more lifeguards need to be hired after a couple-hundred have already been added to the team at Carolina Harbor Waterpark. It's expected to open Friday.

Memorial Service Planned For CMPD Officer

(Charlotte, NC) -- A memorial service is scheduled to honor the life of a CMPD officer. Angela Starnes passed away unexpectedly at the age of 48 last week. She had been with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg department for a decade, and a homicide investigator for the last three. The Belmont Abbey Cathedral in Belmont is hosting the memorial Saturday afternoon at three.

Charlotte FC Wins Home Match

(Charlotte, NC) -- Charlotte FC is back on a winning track. The team took down Vancouver two-one at Bank of America Stadium yesterday. The win lifted Charlotte up to seventh in Eastern Conference standings. Next up is a U.S. Open Cup round-of-16 match at the New York Red Bulls Wednesday.

Fight Inside Vape Store In Clayton Results In Store Clerk Being Shot

(Clayton, NC) -- Police in Cary are asking the public for help in identifying a man whose image is posted on the Department's website. The suspect is wanted for the shooting of a store clerk Sunday afternoon. Investigators say the shooting happened around 4:30 pm at the Vape and Tobacco World on Highway 70, after the suspect and store employee got into an altercation. Witnesses say the adult male was last seen headed east on Highway 70-driving a dark colored Toyota Camry. The victim was hospitalized with serious injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cary police.

Hit And Run Driver On I-95 Leaves Pedestrian Wounded In Cumberland County

(Cumberland County, NC) -- Authorities in Cumberland County are looking for the driver of a vehicle who struck and wounded a pedestrian on I-95 near the town of Godwin. It happened around 1:pm Sunday. The NC Highway Patrol says the victim was attempting to get back into his car in the opposite lane of traffic when he was struck by a driver who kept going. The pedestrian was rushed to a hospital in Fayetteville and treated for unspecified injuries. No word on his condition.

Victim Hospitalized Following Sunday Night Shooting Near Fayetteville State

(Fayetteville, NC) -- An investigation continues into a Sunday night shooting near the campus of Fayetteville State University. It happened on Murchison Road near Filter Plant Drive. Investigators have not released details that led up to the shooting, only that the victim was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital for treatment. The northbound lanes of Washington Drive and Filter Plant Drive were closed for several hours while authorities examined forensic evidence. So far, no arrest have been made and no students or staff were injured.

Roman Candle Used In Attempt To Set Police Car On Fire

(Johnston County, NC) -- Investigators in Johnston County are looking for suspects who tried to set a police vehicle on fire over the weekend. Police in the town of Micro say Saturday night, someone placed a Roman candle on the passenger side of the marked vehicle underneath the wheel well in the alleged arson attempt. There were no injuries. Police identified a male driver and female passenger leaving the scene in a small blue car with a 30-day temporary tag. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Micro Police Department.

More Ferry Delays Likely In Routes Between The Outer Banks Today

(Raleigh, NC) -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation is warning travelers to the Outer Banks and Coast today of disruptions in the state's ferry system due to an uptick of COVID-19 cases among crew members. The DOT also reported mechanical issues on boats has caused delays in recent days. The scheduling interruptions will affect routes to and from Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Hatteras. Travelers planning on taking ferries are advised to check their preferred route's Twitter feed on the system's website before departing.

Canes Lose To The Rangers In Third Game Of Stanley Cup Playoff Series

(New York, NY) -- In Game 3 of the second round playoff series Sunday, the Carolina Hurricanes lost to the New York Rangers 3-1 at Madison Square Garden. However, the Canes are still up 2-1, as they head into Game 4 tomorrow night in New York. If Carolina can pull off a win, they'll bring a 3-1 lead back to PNC Arena Thursday at a time yet to be announced. So far, the Canes have not had a playoff road win this season.

Child Safe After Kidnapping, Car Theft Incident

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Police say a three-year-old child is unharmed after being kidnapped in a stolen car. It happened Saturday evening at the Sheetz on Glenn Center Drive in Winston-Salem. Around 45 minutes later, Thomasville police received a call about a child being abandoned in a car seat, who was identified as the missing child. The Randolph County Sheriff's Office later found the stolen Toyota Highlander and arrested Raymond Henry Oneal. He was taken into custody after allegedly resisting arrest and assaulting the deputy; he faces multiple charges for both kidnapping and theft.

Man Shot As He was Walking in Millerwood

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- A man has been shot as he was walking in the 12-hundred block of Millerwood Drive Sunday. Winston-Salem police say a car pulled up behind him and fired several times, hitting the unidentified 19-year-old. Officials say his injuries aren't critical. The car drove away from the scene, so police are still looking for the suspect.

Auto-Pedestrian Crash Increase in Triad

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a report that shows deadly pedestrian crashes have increased by 12 percent in North Carolina. In the Triad, NC-DOT numbers show that between 2018 and 2020 there were four fatal pedestrian accidents in Forsyth County and twenty fatal accidents in Guilford County. Officials say the accidents they've worked are split as far as who was at fault -- sometimes it was pedestrians who weren't obeying traffic laws, and other times distracted drivers were responsible.

Kinston Native, NBA Player Gets $100K Award for Social Justice Work

(High-Point, NC) -- A man from Kinston who's now playing for the Dallas Mavericks has been honored with the second-ever Kareem Adbul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. The NBA says shooting guard Reggie Bullock has been given the honor. ESPN reports that Bullock has long been an avid advocate for the L-G-B-T-Q-plus community in memory of his sister, a transgender woman who was killed eight years ago. Bullock will receive 100-thousand dollars from the NBA, which he has designated for an organization called Kinston Teens.

Hurricanes Wage Tight Battle in Loss to Rangers Sunday

(Charlotte, NC) -- The New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday in a tight Game 3 of their second-round playoff series. The final was three to one. But Carolina still leads the series two games to one. Game four goes to New York Tuesday with a 6 p-m eastern-time face off. The next game would be played at home at PNC Arena on Thursday.


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