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News in Buncombe County, North Carolina

White Labs to open facility in Buncombe, create 56 jobs
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:18:21 -0800

RALEIGH - White Labs Inc. is opening a new facility in Buncombe County, planning to create 56 jobs over the next three years and invest $8.1 million over the next five years in Buncombe County.

Judge rules on James Brown estate dispute
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:32:38 -0800

Judge Doyet A. Early III has made a major ruling in the case of James Brown's estate. In the 46-page document, Judge Early not only declares that Tommie Rae Brown is the surviving spouse of the music legend James Brown, but also that her son, 13-year-old James Brown II, is the Godfather of Soul's biological son.

Officials: 4-year-old dies in house fire
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:00:06 -0800

A 4-year-old child died Wednesday morning in a fire in Leicester, North Carolina, according to Buncombe County Emergency Operations Center. Sky 4 images from scene of tragic house fire The fire broke out about 8:45 a.m. on Boyd Cove Road, EOC officials said. Officials said the child was 4 years old.  They said a woman was also burned in the fire.  Neither victim has been identified. WYFF News 4 ...

2 found dead in car pulled from NC river
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:04:56 -0800

The bodies of two 19-year-olds reported missing nearly three weeks ago were found in a car that was pulled from a North Carolina river Tuesday.

Commissioners approve animal ordinance, new human services facility
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:22:54 -0800

Buncombe commissioners don’t often hold marathon sessions, but on Jan. 20, their agenda started at 8:30 a.m. and took all day: By the end, they had waded through an overview of several county departments, heard preliminary funding requests from local nonprofits, taken a second vote on the changes to the Animal Control Ordinance, directed staff to look for inexpensive […]

Missing Teens Found With Car Submerged In French Broad River
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:33:22 -0800

The bodies of two missing Buncombe County teenagers were found inside a car submerged in the French Broad River around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Trooper Kelly Rhodes with the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Missing teens found dead inside submerged car in NC river
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:32:31 -0800

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. - Two missing teens from Buncombe County have been found dead in a car submerged in the French Broad River Tuesday night. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting that Swayne Nequia Forsythe, 19, and Aida Bytyqi, 19, were reported missing at the end of December. Forsythe was last seen being dropped off at home on Pepperbrush Trail in Arden. He was returning from work ...

New traffic signs up in Columbia County
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:38:35 -0800

In Columbia County, new signs have been implemented in the hopes of easing traffic congestion and help law enforcement. The county has installed digital message signs along main roads like Washington and Belair.

5 eastern NC counties report tornado touchdowns
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:47:48 -0800

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — At least five counties in eastern North Carolina reported tornadoes on Tuesday as the system that ignited violent weather across the South closed in on the state, the National Weather Service said.

1 injured in Fayetteville shooting
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:19:37 -0800

A man was shot during a disturbance early Saturday at the intersection of Witcha and Longhorn drives in Fayetteville, police said.