AVL Celebrates a Biden Victory, COVID Cases Climb, Shooting Leaves One Dead


Crowds Celebrate Biden Win In Asheville

(Asheville, NC) -- Crowds in Asheville are celebrating a projected Joe Biden-Kamala Harris victory. People gathered in downtown on Saturday just after it was announced the state of Pennsylvania pushed the Democratic ticket past 270 electoral votes. There are thousands of ballots left to be reported in North Carolina, which remains one of the few states that haven't been called yet. President Trump is roughly 75-thousand votes ahead of Biden in the Tarheel State.

Senators Staying Out Of Election Fraud Discussions

(Undated) -- Some of North Carolina's most well-known politicians are staying silent over President Trump's election fraud complaints. Republican Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr have refrained from making any public comments. But, 11th District Congressman-elect Madison Cawthorn seems to be all in. He tweeted several times over the past few days, speaking out for a fair election.

Another Two-Thousand-Case-Day For COVID-19 In Carolina

(Raleigh, NC) -- COVID-19 cases aren't showing signs of slowing down in North Carolina. The average number of new cases has now been above two-thousand-a-day for over three weeks. Public health officials reported just under 21-hundred more on Sunday morning. There are also close to eleven-hundred-50 people being treated for coronavirus in the hospital.

One Dead, One Injured In Buncombe Shooting

(Barnardsville, NC) -- Investigators are looking into a deadly shooting in Buncombe County. One person died and another was injured in a shooting on Saturday morning in a home in Barnardsville. Sheriff's investigators haven't said if any charges will be filed. Both of the people involved knew each other.

Suspect Wanted In Armed Bank Robbery

(Brevard, NC) -- Brevard police are looking for the suspect in a bank robbery. Investigators say a man got away with some money after entering a First Bank location armed with a gun on Friday. Surveillance footage shows the man wearing a camouflage jacket and face covering inside the bank. There's been no word about a potential getaway car.

Arboretum's Winter Lights To Be Drive-Thru

(Asheville, NC) -- The North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights display in Asheville will have a slightly different look this year. Organizers are restricting the experience this season to be drive-thru only due to concerns over COVID-19. Unique exhibits will be set up and on display beginning November 20th. Tickets are 25-dollars-per car if you prepay online, or 30-dollars at the time of the visit.

Votes Still Being Counted In NC

(Raleigh, NC) -- Votes are still being counted in North Carolina. The state remains one of a few left to be called in the presidential race, although President Trump has a 75-thousand vote lead over Joe Biden. People gathered in uptown on Saturday after Biden was projected to be the winner of Pennsylvania, which put him over the electoral vote threshold to become president. Charlotte Congresswoman Alma Adams said it's time to celebrate that a woman is on a winning presidential ticket for the first time.

Charlotte-area Congressman Agrees With Trump Fraud Allegations

(Charlotte, NC) -- Some Charlotte-area politicians are weighing in on President Trump's claims of election fraud. Republican Congressman Dan Bishop said a few days ago that there were implausible ballot dumps and grossly improper conduct from elections officials, but he hasn't spoken since the president's accusations continued into the weekend. Another Republican Congressman, Ted Budd, tweeted that fraud must be investigated and exposed. Neither man gave any specific instances.

Teen Shot Dead In NE Charlotte

(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is looking for suspects in the death of a teen. Officers found a 16-year-old boy shot to death on North Tryon Street in northeast Charlotte on Saturday night. The homicide marked Charlotte's third in four days and 104th of the year.

Body Found After Standoff

(York County, SC) -- York County deputies are investigating the discovery of a body near the site of a standoff. A trespassing suspect shot and injured a deputy before refusing to come out of his Rock Hill home for more than four hours on Saturday morning. Negotiators convinced him to leave the home without any further conflict. It was around that time that investigators discovered a body in the man's backyard. There's no word on any charges right now.

Kings Mountain Hunter Found Dead In South Carolina

(Union County, NC) -- The search for a missing hunter from Kings Mountain is over. Crews found John Michael Houser dead early Sunday afternoon outside of Jonesville, South Carolina. The search began on Saturday night, but it was postponed due to terrain and nightfall. There is no word on how Houser died.

Panthers Lose Fourth Consecutive

(Kansas City, MO) -- The Panthers' slide is continuing. Carolina fell just short to the reigning champs, Kansas City, 33-to-31 yesterday, marking their fourth straight loss. Christian McCaffrey returned for the Panthers, piling up 82 yards receiving and nearly 70 yards rushing. The loss drops Carolina into a tie at the bottom of the NFC South with the Falcons.

Votes Still Being Counted In North Carolina, Georgia And Arizona

(Raleigh, NC) -- North Carolina is now one of only three states where the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is still undecided. At last report, absentee and provisional ballots were also being counted in Georgia and Arizona. In North Carolina, ballots that were postmarked by Election Day will be accepted through Thursday, November 12th. President Trump continues to hold on to a 50-percent to 48-percent lead over Biden in the state, which is a margin of about 77-thousand voters.

Helicopter Goes Down Near State Trooper Headquarters In Raleigh

(Raleigh, NC) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of a helicopter Sunday in Raleigh near the training center of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The chopper, belonging to the state agency, went down about 2:15 p.m. near the intersection of Garner Road and East Tyson Road. The pilot managed to land without hitting any homes or vehicles in the area. However, the blades struck several trees, causing the aircraft to be a total loss. The pilot was not injured.

Teenager Killed In Drive-By Shooting In Durham

(Durham, NC) -- Police in Durham are investigating a Sunday morning drive-by shooting that resulted in one male teenager being killed. It happened around 10:20 a.m. in the 900 block of East Main Street about a block away from the Durham Police Department. Witnesses confirmed the shots were fired from a moving car. The victim, who had multiple gunshot wounds, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Wake County Middle School Students Return To Classes Today

(Wake County, NC) -- Some six-thousand Wake County middle school students are set to return for in-person classes today. School officials say everyone entering a District school building must be screened and wear a mask. The students will return on a three week rotation model. This comes after State Health Director Dr. Betsy Tilson told Board of Education members that the reopening of public schools was not driving the state's rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Juvenile Shot During Burglary Attempt In Winston-Salem

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- An investigation is ongoing in Winston-Salem where a man shot a juvenile who attempted to break into his home. It happened early Sunday morning in the 15-hundred-block of Gaston Street. The man tells police the juvenile and a second suspect flashed their weapons before he fired his. The juvenile was shot and was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. The second suspect took off.

High Point Theatre Reopens

(High Point, NC) -- The High Point Theatre is slowly reopening after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut-down eight months ago. Director of the downtown city-owned theater David Briggs tells the News & Review they're "squeaking the door open a bit." He says they'd been getting over a dozen calls a day, asking when they're reopening. The theater hosted a free concert by the High Point University Community Orchestra yesterday and will host a free concert again today.

Republicans Hopeful They'll Control Senate

(Washington, DC) -- Republicans are hopeful they will keep control of the Senate so they'll be able to prevent Democrats from making radical changes. The GOP leads and is likely to win Senate races in North Carolina and Alaska, which would give them 50 seats. The race for president in North Carolina is still too close to call. The final result is expected Friday.

Lotto Winner In North Carolina

(Concord, NC) -- North Carolina Lottery officials says someone won a pretty big jackpot and hasn't claimed it yet. The Fast Play game ticket was sold last week at a Concord convenience store and won the 691-thousand-417-dollar jackpot. The winner has 180 days to claim their prize.

Salvation Army Kicking Off Its Red Kettle Campaign Early

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- For the first time in 130 years, the Salvation Army is kicking off its Red Kettle Campaign early. The campaign usually launches on Thanksgiving day, but the charity is launching the campaign early to help make up for lost donations from the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting November 21st, red kettles will be set-up at Walmart stores in the Triad. Angel Tree sponsorships will also be available.