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NC hotel carbon monoxide levels not high at time of deaths

Jul. 11, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tests have found that carbon monoxide levels weren't elevated at a North Carolina hotel shortly after two guests were found dead last month. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports three tests by the city's fire department found no elevated carbon monoxide levels in the Best Western room...

FBI: Man threatened Muslim candidate, synagogue in posts

Jul. 3, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

A North Carolina man charged with anonymously threatening to lynch a Muslim-American political candidate in Virginia also is accused of posting an anti-Semitic threat on a Florida synagogue's Facebook page. An FBI agent outlined those allegations against Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52, in an affidavit unsealed before...

27-foot long sinkhole continues to grow in North Carolina

Jun. 25, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 27-foot (8 meter) long and 20-foot (6 meter) deep sinkhole continues to expand in a North Carolina parking lot. The sinkhole is about half the size of a tractor-trailer and about as deep as a giraffe's height — and it's growing. Asheville firefighters responded to the scene...

Asheville culinary festival celebrates Appalachian tradition

Jun. 24, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Organizers of a culinary festival in North Carolina hope to cook up a new tradition honoring the history of Appalachia. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the event called "Chow Chow" will be in Asheville from Sept. 12 to Sept. 15. It's named after a traditional sweet and...

Police say vandals wrote 'Satan rules!' on a NC church

Jun. 24, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

MARSHALL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say they caught two people vandalizing a Baptist church with caricatures of the devil and the phrase "Satan rules!" Officials with the Madison County Sheriff's Office arrested Gavin Martin Beaudet and Kamia Dae Reed last week in a small town about 15 miles...

UNC-Asheville drops fossil fuel investments

Jun. 23, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina-Asheville has moved to divest a portion of its $50 million endowment away from fossil fuels. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports it is the first school in the UNC system to do so. The school's board of trustees recently voted to shift about $5 million...

Murder trial witness killed 2 weeks after testifying

Jun. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A pregnant woman who was shot and killed in North Carolina had testified against a murder suspect in court two weeks ago. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports 24-year-old Tiyquasha Antwonique Simuel suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at a hospital Wednesday. Asheville Police...

Body of North Carolina man found in gorge

Jun. 13, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a man found at the bottom of a gorge in North Carolina. News outlets report crews recovered the body Wednesday after a two-day search. Officials with the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office say the man found is 28-year-old Sterlin Swinton....

Race impedes bid for bone marrow transplant for 3-year-old

Jun. 3, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the past couple months, 3-year-old Ailani Myers has had more bad days than good. May 23 was one of those rare exceptions her dad describes as an "almost pre-diagnosis day." "She had fun and felt good," Kurt Myers said. "We got to do things outside and she didn't even have to wear...

N Carolina woman sues Project Veritas, founder for libel

May. 21, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A disabled North Carolina woman is suing the right-wing group Project Veritas and its founder James O'Keefe over how her assault outside a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally was portrayed in a video. Jurors in Asheville were sequestered before testimony Tuesday in the federal libel trial...