Local Headlines for Monday, July 16th, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wreck Kills Georgia Man (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

A Georgia man is dead after a crash at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The crash that killed David Crump happened Saturday afternoon.  Four vehicles were involved in the crash on Newfound Gap Road that was caused by the driver of the truck losing control.  Newfound Gap Road was closed for many hours before finally reopening around midnight.  

Weekend Mudslide On U.S.-74A (Hendersonville, NC)

 Work continues on repairs from a mudslide over the weekend in Hendersonville.  WLOS-TV reports one lane is still closed on U.S.-74A after the Saturday afternoon mudslide.  It happened near Grant Mountain Road.  

I-26 Crash Leads To Shutdown Of Highway (Ashville, NC)

Things are back to normal on Interstate 26 near Asheville after a wreck that closed the interstate.  It happened yesterday morning around Exit 37 and caused traffic to be rerouted.  WLOS-TV reports five cars were involved, but nobody was badly injured.  

Untruthfulness Just One Reason For Asheville Police Captain's Firing (Asheville, NC)

Asheville Police Captain Mark Byrd no longer has his job.  He was fired late last week by Police Chief Tammy Hooper after being on investigative suspension for almost two months.  The dismissal stems from a beating allegedly carried out against a pedestrian by Officer Chris Hickman.  Byrd was accused of not being truthful during the investigation and not promoting a respectful and uplifting workplace.  

Man Faces Numerous Charges In Deputy's Assault (Asheville, NC)

A man faces many charges as he's accused of assaulting a deputy.  Erik Holloway surrendered to the Henderson County Sheriff's Office on Saturday after an appeal from the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office.  They said Holloway was supposed to be arrested on a meth charge, but instead, he used a car to try and run over the deputy.  Holloway is facing charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.  

Charlotte Is Front-Runner Host City For RNC (Charlotte, NC)

The Republican National Convention may be coming to Charlotte.  The city is a front-runner to host the convention in 2020.  The City Council will be meeting today to decide whether or not they will accept an offer should it be made by the GOP.  Some oppose the convention being in Charlotte due to President Donald Trump's statements about minorities, women, and the LGBTQ community.

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