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    THE City Council of Asheville will dedicate $2.1million to fund reparations as an effort at undoing the legacy of racism and slavery in the area. The proposal was approved as part of a budget agreement passed on Tuesday in addition to making June 19 or Juneteenth, the official date marking the end of slavery in the U.S., a paid holiday...
    THE City Council of Asheville will dedicate $2.1million to fund reparations as an effort at undoing the legacy of racism and slavery in the area. The proposal was approved as part of a budget agreement passed on Tuesday in addition to making June 19 or Juneteenth, the official date marking the end of slavery in the U.S., a paid holiday...
    The police department in one of America’s fastest growing cities is facing staff shortages so severe that it will not respond to certain 911 calls, including complaints of burglaries, theft, property damage, identity theft, or trespassing. The Asheville, North Carolina Police Department said that it has lost 84 officers since January 1, 2020. APD Police Chief David Zack says the...
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    A North Carolina police department will no longer respond to certain 911 calls due to a “staffing crisis.” The Asheville Police Department (APD) announced Wednesday the department has lost 84 officers since Jan. 1, 2020, and is currently experiencing a “staffing crisis.” In order to “improve response times,” the APD announced they will no longer respond to a slew of...
    Luke Ritter’s solo home run in the top of the seventh inning proved to be the lone highlight for Brooklyn Wednesday night as the Cyclones suffered a 6-1 loss to the host Asheville Tourists in front of 1,200 fans at McCormick Field. Ritter, who hit .245 with four homers and 36 RBIs in 68 games for the Baby Bums during...
    The University of North Carolina, Asheville, is holding a number of Black and minority-student healing sessions and programs following ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's April 20 conviction.  Chauvin, 45, was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter nearly a year after he kneeled on the neck of George Floyd, a Black Minneapolis man, for nine minutes. "A guilty...
    (CNN)North Carolina freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R) was one of the biggest surprise winners of the 2020 election -- upsetting then President Donald Trump's endorsed candidate in the Asheville-area district once held by his chief of staff Mark Meadows. His personal story -- a paraplegic following a teenage car accident -- his youth (he was elected at age 25) and...
    North Carolina Republicans have proposed a bill that would reduce state funding for local governments that cut local police funding. Senate Bill 100 would reduce state money for cities or counties that cut police funding by more than 1% of what the law enforcement or other departments received the previous fiscal year. Under the bill, local governments that...
    By KAREN CHÁVEZ, Asheville Citizen Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Do black bears like to boogie down to techno music? There might be at least one who digs the beat in East Asheville. Jody Flemming, 50, a father of two, Realtor with Sarver Realty, and part-time fun-loving DJ who took up livestreaming dance parties during COVID, was spinning discs during...
    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Trent Stephney had 13 points, LJ Thorpe scores all his 12 points in the second half, and UNC Asheville edged past Winthrop 57-55 on Friday night to snap the Eagle’s 21-game win streak. Evan Clayborne added nine points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for UNC Asheville (10-9, 9-5 Big South Conference). Winthrop (16-1, 13-1), which...
    ROCK HILL, S.C (AP) — Josh Corbin scored a career-high 20 points, dropping in six of eight 3-pointers, as Winthrop stretched its season-opening winning streak to 16 games, narrowly defeating UNC Asheville 84-80 on Thursday night. Charles Falden added 12 points and seven rebounds for Winthrop (16-0, 13-0 Big South Conference). Chandler Vaudrin added 12 points. Adonis Arms and Micheal...
    Radford (10-7, 9-2) vs. UNC-Asheville (9-7, 8-3) Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Monday, 3 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville goes for the season sweep over Radford after winning the previous matchup in Asheville. The teams last played each other on Jan. 24, when the Bulldogs forced 23 Radford turnovers and turned the ball over just 10 times en route to...
    Radford (10-6, 9-1) vs. UNC-Asheville (8-7, 7-3) Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Radford looks for its seventh straight conference win against UNC-Asheville. Radford’s last Big South loss came against the Presbyterian Blue Hose 65-63 on Dec. 31, 2020. UNC-Asheville lost 84-57 to Gardner-Webb in its most recent game. SAVVY SENIORS: UNC-Asheville has relied heavily...
    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Jamaine Mann came off the bench to score 18 points to carry Gardner-Webb to an 84-57 win over UNC-Asheville on Wednesday night. D’Maurian Williams had 16 points for Gardner-Webb (4-9, 3-5 Big South Conference). Jacob Falko added 11 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Sears had 10 points. Ludovic Dufeal tied a career high with six...
    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — LJ Thorpe had a season-high 21 points as UNC Asheville edged Gardner-Webb 79-75 on Tuesday night. Tajion Jones had 18 points and six rebounds for UNC Asheville (8-6, 7-2 Big South Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Evan Clayborne added 11 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Trent Stephney had 10 points. D’Maurian Williams...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones had 20 points as UNC Asheville topped Charleston Southern 83-75 on Friday. LJ Thorpe had 18 points for UNC Asheville (7-6, 6-2 Big South Conference). Trent Stephney added 15 points and Jamon Battle had 13 points. Ja’Quavian Florence scored a season-high 21 points for the Buccaneers (1-11, 0-8), who have lost eight straight. Phlandrous...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones had a season-high 25 points as UNC Asheville easily beat Charleston Southern 92-54 on Thursday. Jones made 7 for 10 3-pointers. Trent Stephney had 14 points for UNC Asheville (6-6, 5-2 Big South Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Coty Jude added 12 points and LJ Thorpe had 10 points and seven...
    Charleston Southern (1-9, 0-6) vs. UNC-Asheville (5-6, 4-2) Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Thursday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville looks to extend Charleston Southern’s conference losing streak to eight games. Charleston Southern’s last Big South win came against the Presbyterian Blue Hose 81-64 on March 3, 2020. UNC-Asheville is coming off an 85-77 win at Hampton in its most...
    UNC-Asheville (4-6, 3-2) vs. Hampton (5-7, 4-3) Hampton Convocation Center, Hampton, Virginia; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Hampton goes for the season sweep over UNC-Asheville after winning the previous matchup in Hampton. The teams last played each other on Jan. 9, when the Pirates shot 50 percent from the field while holding UNC-Asheville to just 38.8 percent en route...
    Asheville Police from North Carolina have arrested a man suspected of stealing hospital equipment from a parked hospital helicopter, according to The State. The suspect, 34-year-old Jason Alan Roland, reportedly broke into a parked Mission Hospital helicopter and stole multiple pieces of medical equipment including two thermometers, according to an Asheville Police Department incident report. Asheville Police were alerted by...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a man has been accused of stealing medical equipment form a helicopter that was parked at a hospital. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that the incident occurred on New Year's Day at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Asheville police said that they arrested Jason Alan Roland, 34, and charged...
    Presbyterian (3-3, 1-1) vs. UNC-Asheville (4-5, 3-1) Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Monday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Rayshon Harrison and Presbyterian will take on Tajion Jones and UNC-Asheville. The freshman Harrison has scored 23 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 16 over his last five games. Jones, a...
    UNC-Asheville (4-4, 3-0) vs. Longwood (1-8, 0-3) Willett Hall, Farmville, Virginia; Thursday, 3 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville looks to extend Longwood’s conference losing streak to five games. Longwood’s last Big South win came against the Presbyterian Blue Hose 58-55 on Feb. 27. UNC-Asheville won 80-73 at Longwood in its last outing. SUPER SENIORS: UNC-Asheville has relied heavily on its...
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Taevion Kinsey scored 26 points and Mikel Beyers added 20 as Marshall romped past UNC-Asheville 88-67 on Tuesday night. Jarrod West had 12 points and Obinna Anochili-Killen added 10 for Marshall (6-1). Tajion Jones had 18 points for the Bulldogs (3-4). Trent Stephney added 12 points and Coty Jude had 11. ___ For more AP college...
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — KC Hankton had 16 points off the bench to carry Chattanooga to a 69-66 win over UNC-Asheville on Wednesday night, the Mocs’ seventh straight victory to start the season. Malachi Smith had 15 points and nine rebounds for Chattanooga (7-0). Trey Doomes added 14 points and six rebounds. Jamaal Walker had 10 points. LJ Thorpe had...
    UNC-Asheville (3-2) vs. Chattanooga (6-0) McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville and Chattanooga both look to put winning streaks together . Both squads earned home victories this past weekend. Chattanooga earned an 81-63 win over North Georgia on Saturday, while UNC-Asheville won 90-84 in overtime over High Point on Sunday. SUPER SENIORS: UNC-Asheville has benefited...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones scored 19 points, knocking down four 3-pointers, to lead five UNC-Asheville players in double figures as the Bulldogs topped High Point 90-84 in overtime on Sunday. LJ Thorpe added 18 points for the Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0 Big South). Coty Jude chipped in 14 with a trio of 3-pointers, Lavar Batts Jr. scored 11 and...
    High Point (1-3, 0-1) vs. UNC-Asheville (2-2, 1-0) Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville looks to extend High Point’s conference losing streak to six games. High Point’s last Big South win came against the Presbyterian Blue Hose 82-70 on Feb. 20. UNC-Asheville is coming off an 80-67 win at home over High Point in...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — LJ Thorpe had 17 points as UNC-Asheville beat High Point 80-67 on Saturday. Coty Jude added 16 points for the Bulldogs, while Tajion Jones chipped in 15. The game marked the first Big South Conference matchup of the season for both teams. Trent Stephney had six assists for UNC-Asheville (2-2, 1-0 Big South Conference). Lydell...
    East Tennessee State (1-2) vs. UNC-Asheville (1-2) Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: East Tennessee State and UNC-Asheville both look to put winning streaks together . Each team is coming off of a big victory in their last game. UNC-Asheville earned a 77-56 home win over South Carolina State on Saturday, while East Tennessee...
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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones had 24 points as UNC-Asheville rolled past South Carolina State 77-56 on Saturday. Evan Clayborne added a career-high 15 points plus three blocks for UNC-Asheville (1-2). Trent Stephney added six assists. Floyd Rideau,Jr. had 15 points for South Carolina State (0-4) and Themus Fulks added 12 points and six assists. ___ For more AP...
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    South Carolina State (0-3) vs. UNC-Asheville (0-2) Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: South Carolina State and UNC-Asheville look to bounce back from losses. South Carolina State fell 75-38 at Clemson on Wednesday. UNC-Asheville lost 83-81 in overtime loss at home against Western Carolina on Saturday. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: UNC-Asheville has depended on senior leadership...
    By KAREN CHÁVEZ, Asheville Citizen Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tory Grieves stood at the top of Mount Pisgah in a skirt and Hoka running shoes on a magical, starlit midnight in November. She looked up at the Milky Way, down to the distant, twinkling lights of Asheville, and with best friends at her side, started tearing down the mountain,...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Halvorsen scored 21 points as Western Carolina beat UNC-Asheville 83-81 in overtime on Saturday. Xavier Cork had 16 points, including a tying putback at the buzzer to force overtime at 71-71, as well as three blocks for Western Carolina (2-1). Mason Faulkner added 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Travion McCray had 11 points....
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had 24 points as UNC Wilmington defeated UNC Asheville 76-68 on Friday. Jake Boggs had 19 points and three blocks for UNC Wilmington (1-1). Mike Okauru added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Ty Gadsden had 12 points. Trent Stephney had 14 points for the Bulldogs (0-1). Tajion Jones and Evan Clayborne each had...
    Getty UNC Wilmington guard Jaylen Sims. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs basketball team will open their 2020-21 season on Friday when they host the UNC Wilmington Seahawks.Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageThe game (3:30 p.m. ET start time) won’t be...
    Western Carolina (1-0) vs. UNC-Asheville (0-0) Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Western Carolina pays visit to UNC-Asheville in an early season matchup. Western Carolina easily beat UNC Wilmington by 22 on Wednesday. UNC-Asheville went 15-16 last year and finished fifth in the Big South. LAST MEETING: Western Carolina snuck away with a 78-77 win...
    UNC Wilmington (0-1) vs. UNC-Asheville (0-0) Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Friday, 3:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville plays host to UNC Wilmington in an early season matchup. UNC Wilmington fell 98-76 to Western Carolina on Wednesday. UNC-Asheville went 15-16 last year and finished fifth in the Big South. DID YOU KNOW: UNC Wilmington went 2-8 against non-conference programs last...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Xavier Cork scored a career-high 22 points and Western Carolina routed UNC Wilmington 98-76 on Wednesday. Mason Faulkner added 21 points for the Catamounts, while Matt Halvorsen chipped in 20. The 98 points are the most for the Catamounts in a season-opening game since scoring 96 in an 96-76 win over Eckerd to start the 1991-92...
    By MACKENSY LUNSFORD, Asheville Citizen-Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Even in the middle of a pandemic, Biscuit Head co-owner Carolyn Roy had extra hours to give her employees Nov. 9. A big catering order was coming in, and some of her crew would have to get to work earlier than usual. This gig, a standing weekly order for the next...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in the North Carolina city of Asheville will investigate new excessive force complaints stemming from Black Lives Matter protests in the spring. The Asheville Citizen Times reported Thursday that the Asheville Police Department said it will investigate about 20 new complaints filed by the Racial Justice Coalition. The demonstrations occurred in May and June following...
    A city in North Carolina has put on hold a vote on how to allocate $1 million in community reparations to Black residents. Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said at this week’s council meeting that a majority of the council members asked her to remove the proposed reparations resolution from the agenda. Postponing the vote, she said, will provide time “to...
    Two mall operators filed for bankruptcy protection Monday. Both were injured by a corona virus infection, forcing their residents to permanently close stores or pay rent. CBL and the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust said their malls would remain open when they go into bankruptcy proceedings. Sattanoka, Tennessee, CBL operates 107 malls across the United States, including Westgate Mall...
    By JOEL BURGESS, Asheville Citizen-Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — James Patton, who served on the city’s governing body in the 19th century, was a documented slave owner, holding up to 35 people at one time in bondage, according to historical records. That makes Patton Avenue, Asheville’s main east-west artery, an easy candidate for a city effort to rename roadways bearing...
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