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Whatley's late heroics help NC A&T past UNC Asheville 73-71

Jan. 19, 2022 21:17 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Whatley made 1 of 2 foul shots with eight seconds left and North Carolina A&T held of UNC Asheville for a 73-71 win on Wednesday night. Whatley then turned around on the defensive end to block Tajion Jones' 3-point attempt just before the horn...

TSA seizes 254 firearms at North Carolina airports in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said. Another 100 firearms were taken at the security...

At many churches, pandemic hits collection plates, budgets

Jan. 16, 2022 09:26 AM EST

Biltmore United Methodist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, is for sale. Already financially strapped because of shrinking membership and a struggling preschool, the congregation was dealt a crushing blow by the coronavirus. Attendance plummeted, with many staying home or...

Mozone lifts SC Upstate past UNC Asheville, 76-73

Jan. 15, 2022 19:33 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Bryson Mozone hit a jumper with three seconds left to earn South Carolina Upstate a 76-73 win at UNC Asheville on Saturday. Mozone scored half of his 16 points in the final 2:30 to earn the win. Jordan Gainey led the Spartans (6-10, 3-1 Big South) with 22...

Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease

Jan. 14, 2022 10:19 AM EST

Vanessa Akinniyi was stuck in denial about diabetes until a care manager from her health insurer coaxed her out. The Jacksonville, Florida, resident didn’t want to start insulin. All the medicines she tried made her sick. But Florida Blue care manager Miriam Bercier...

Asheville corridor of Blue Ridge Parkway reopens after storm

Jan. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — One section of the Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened to traffic, but much of the road remains closed across western North Carolina, officials said. The 469-mile parkway, which climbs in elevation north and south of Asheville, was shut down on Jan. 2 in advance...

Pember leads UNC Asheville past Charleston Southern 82-59

Jan. 08, 2022 18:53 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Pember had 24 points as UNC Asheville easily beat Charleston Southern 82-59 on Saturday. Pember made 10 of 12 foul shots. He added three blocks. LJ Thorpe had 16 points and five assists for UNC Asheville (10-5, 2-0 Big South Conference),...

Jones scores 16 to lead UNC Asheville past Campbell 60-54

Jan. 05, 2022 21:58 PM EST

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones scored 16 points and UNC Asheville defeated Campbell 60-54 on Wednesday night in a Big South Conference opener for both teams. LJ Thorpe scored 14 points, with eight rebounds and six assists and Drew Pember scored nine points, secured nine...

Asheville homeless camp cleared; 'no idea' what comes next

Jan. 02, 2022 00:04 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Just two days after a Homeward Bound outreach program manager was on site warning people of a homeless encampment’s impending removal, the area on the French Broad Greenway was cleared as advocates feared. Mike DeSerio warned campers of the encampment’s...

Western NC sheriff: 3-year-old shot Christmas Day has died

Dec. 29, 2021 18:03 PM EST

EDNEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl flown to a western North Carolina hospital on Christmas Day for treatment of what officials described as an “accidental self-inflicted shooting” has died, authorities announced on Wednesday. Aylee Gordon died late Tuesday at Mission...