Polk County Woman Arrested For Concealing Death
(Polk County, NC) -- A Polk County woman is heading to prison for charges connected to her mother's death. Investigators discovered the mother's remains in a ravine off Highway 176 last year, which came five-years after her body was reported dumped into a river in Tryon. The daughter was previously convicted for stealing around 60-thousand-dollars'-worth of social security checks. She was sentenced to 19-months after pleading guilty to concealing the death yesterday.
Man Arrested For Assaulting Officers
(Asheville, NC) -- A man is accused of assaulting officers during an arrest in Asheville. Investigators say the man resisted when they went to Livingston Street last Saturday, as officers tried arresting him for communicating threats. Details of what happened in the assault are unclear, but one officer was treated and released from the hospital.
UNCA Hosting Job Fair
(Asheville, NC) -- Mission Health is holding a job fair this afternoon. Positions across the board are being offered at Mission's different locations, like Asheville, Brevard and Marion. Anyone interested should stop by UNC Asheville's Kimmel Arena between 4:00 and 6 p.m. today.
Insurance Going Up For Mobile Home Owners
(Asheville, NC) -- Mobile home owners are going to pay more for insurance in North Carolina. The state's insurance commissioner was able to reduce initial increases of more than 50-percent. Residents should now expect a jump of between ten to 15-percent after negotiations were completed with the North Carolina Rate Bureau. This will save roughly 70-million-dollars over the increases originally proposed.
Stadium Changes Needed in Robbinsville
(Robbinsville, NC) -- Major changes are needed at a football stadium in western North Carolina. WLOS-TV reports an Asheville engineering company recently found that the bleachers are failing at Big Oaks Stadium in Robbinsville. The stadium serves as the home field for Robbinsville High School. The school district will receive word within the next few weeks on what needs to be done.
Haywood Leaders Discuss Property Taxes For SROs
(Haywood County, NC) -- Haywood County is studying whether or not to use property taxes to pay for school resource officers. One commissioner said at this Monday's meeting that it will take a one-and-a-half-cent increase to fully fund positions at all schools. That will run roughly 38-dollars more per year with someone paying on a 250-thousand-dollar house. The county will discuss the budget again on May 30th.
AG Stein Now Considering Legal Ways To Prevent Senate Bill 20 From Going Into Effect
(Raleigh, NC) -- In response to the General Assembly's override of Governor Cooper's veto of a more restrictive abortion bill, Attorney General Josh Stein on Wednesday, announced that his office is now considering legal action to keep the new law from taking effect on July 1st. In an interview with ABC 11, Stein said his team of attorneys will continue to analyze and review every legal option, to ensure women in the state have the right to make their own health care decisions. Planned Parenthood of North Carolina also announced yesterday that it is considering filing a lawsuit.
Senate Republicans Pass 30-Billion Dollar Biennial Spending Bill, Advancing It To The House
(Raleigh, NC) -- Members on the North Carolina Senate approved a massive 30-billion dollar two-year general fund budget Wednesday. One that offers tax cuts but smaller pay raises for teachers and state employees. The biennial budget, which sets spending at 29-point-eight billion for the first year and 30-point-nine billion in the second, was approved on a 36-13 vote, with seven Democrats siding with the Republican majority.
Southern Living Names Four North Carolina Cities As Best Small Towns In The South
(Raleigh, NC) -- A new survey released by Southern Living Magazine, has named four cities in North Carolina to its 2023 list of the 50 best small towns in the south. They include the town of Blowing Rock, which was ranked fourth on the list, as well as Beaufort at number-11. Hendersonville came in at number-12 and the town of Boone in the Blue Ridge Mountains ranked 45th.
Durham Man Jailed On Charges Of Impersonating An Attorney
(Durham, NC) -- A Durham man wanted for impersonating a lawyer, has been arrested. Court records show 52-year old Johnny Carroll Clifton was taken into custody Wednesday, after a woman reported being swindled out of money and questioning the legitimacy of his law practice. Clifton was booked into the Wake County Jail and charged with practicing law without a license, felony obtaining property by false pretense and failure to appear in court.
Former UNC Guard Caleb Love Wont Be Allowed To Play At Michigan Next Season
(Chapel Hill, NC) -- Former UNC basketball guard Caleb Love has re-entered the transfer portal. Although he initially committed to play for Michigan, multiple sources confirmed on Wednesday that he was unable to enroll in school at Ann Arbor, because he didn't have the requisite credits. Love, who became the sixth UNC player to enter the transfer portal in the off season, won't return to Chapel Hill. Experts say this latest development makes the NBA prospect one of the most sought-after players still in the 2023 transfer portal.
Person Found Critically Beaten at Sheetz Store
(Greensboro, NC) -- An assault victim is recovering at an area hospital after officials say they were critically beaten in Greensboro Wednesday night. A police Department news release says officers found the person when they were called to a Sheetz store on West Market Street for a report of an aggravated assault. The victim was taken by EMS to the hospital. The police investigation continues.
Moped Rider Killed in Collision with Car
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Winston-Salem police say a man who was riding on a moped has died after he collided with a car Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a 58-year-old woman was driving north on Cleveland Avenue and began to make a left turn on to 12th Street. Police say she didn't yield the right of way and hit the moped and its driver. He died at the hospital a short time later.
House Advances School Choice Voucher Program
(Raleigh, NC) -- The North Carolina House has voted to expand vouchers for students of all levels of income to attend private schools. Members agreed along party lines to approve the measure 65-45 Wednesday. The bill is being sent to the Senate, where there's a companion measure. The House version would offer "opportunity scholarships." Many Democrats strongly spoke out against the concept because they say the idea takes money from public education and gives it to students who would use it for private school or otherwise could afford to pay.
Girl Missing Since 2017 Found In North Carolina
(Buncombe County, NC) -- An Illinois girl who disappeared six years ago has been reunited with her father in North Carolina. Officials with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children say Kayla Unbehaun was nine when she was taken by her mother, who did not have custody of her. Her father told police the two never came back from a camping trip six years ago. CNN reports that Kayla was seen at a store in Ashville by a person who recognized her from a TV show -- an episode of "Unsolved Mysteries" on Netflix.
Hurricanes Host Panthers Today
(Raleigh, NC) -- The Carolina Hurricanes are at home tonight for game one of seven of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals. Carolina hosts the Florida Panthers, who are fresh off a 4-1 series win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canes also are coming off a 4-1 series win over the New Jersey Devils. Tonight's matchup will include the Panthers' Eric and Marc Staal facing their brother, Jordan, who is the Hurricanes' longtime captain. It will be the first Stanley Cup Playoff series that includes all three brothers. Face off is at 8:00 p.m. at PNC Center.