One Dead in AVL Dbl Shooting, New Testing Site in HenCo, 2 Busted in Thefts

One Dead In Asheville Double Shooting

(Asheville, NC) -- Asheville police are investigating a deadly double shooting. Officers say one man died and another was injured when shots were fired on Spruce Hill Lane early Sunday morning. Investigators are looking for information from the public. No arrests have been announced.

Woman Blames Forest City Fire On Landlord

(Forest City, NC) -- A woman is blaming her landlord for a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Forest City. She told WLOS-TV a space heater most likely caused flames to erupt at her home in the Meadowbrook Village last week, killing several dogs and birds. The landlord allegedly refused to make several repairs to the home previously, including a broken furnace and stove. He declined comment.

Health Department Opening Testing Site In Hendersonville

(Hendersonville, NC) -- A new drive-thru COVID testing site is opening in Hendersonville today. They'll be administered Monday through Friday at the health department on Spartanburg Highway. Those interested can head to the website for the Henderson County government to register. Test results are usually available withing 48-hours.

Macon County Offering Adoption Special For Dogs

(Macon County, NC) -- Special pet adoption fees are being offered in Macon County through February. The animal shelter is currently dealing with overcrowding. Dogs over six-months-old can be adopted for just 20-dollars. Spaying, neutering and microchip fees are included.

Two Arrested In Buncombe Thefts

(Asheville, NC) -- Two suspects are accused of stealing expensive equipment in Buncombe County. Deputies uncovered stolen trucks, tools and cargo trailers from property on Merrills Cove Road Saturday. The sheriff's office valued the items to be worth around 100-thousand-dollars. Two men were arrested the same day on felony charges.

WNC Schools Affected By Weather

(Avery County, NC) -- A number of western North Carolina school districts are still being affected by dangerous roads this morning. Avery and Madison County Schools will be closed. Nine other systems are operating on delays of at least two-hours. Winter weather has threatened the mountain region for several weekends, but it appears to be tapering off this week.

One Dead In Charlotte Triple Shooting

(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is investigating a triple shooting in northeast Charlotte. Officers say one person was killed and two were injured when gunfire erupted on Woodside Avenue late Saturday night. A suspect was charged with voluntary manslaughter in a separate shooting at the Thrift Motel off North Tryon Street around the same time.

Former Amazon Manager Admits Theft Scheme In Charlotte

(Charlotte, NC) -- A former Amazon warehouse manager in Charlotte is facing potential prison time. The U.S. Attorney's office says the 27-year-old pleaded guilty to mail fraud last week. He reportedly stole over 270-thousand-dollars in merchandise and tried to sell the items for a profit between 2020 and 2021.

Racial Slur Spotted In Mint Hill Neighborhood

(Union County, NC) -- The Union County sheriff's office is investigating the use of a racial slur in a Mint Hill neighborhood. A homeowner told WSOC-TV he discovered the slur written out in the snow in his cul-de-sac last weekend. It's unclear now if any charges will be filed against the 16-year-old suspect accused in the act. The sheriff said he doesn't condone deplorable activity like that in the community.

Three Firefighters Injured In Gastonia Wreck

(Gastonia, NC) -- Three firefighters are expected to be okay after a wreck in Gastonia. A fire truck from Crowders Mountain Fire and Rescue overturned while reporting to an apartment fire on Saturday morning. The rescue workers were taken to the hospital for treatment, but injuries weren't considered to be life-threatening.

Hornets Attendance Up As Team Remains In Playoff Race

(Charlotte, NC) -- Attendance is up for Hornets' games this season. The Charlotte Observer reports the team is on pace to have its most sellouts since the 2015-2016 season. Charlotte is currently seventh in the Eastern Conference standings with a 28-and-23 record. Yesterday's game at the Spectrum Center was a loss to the Clippers.

North Carolina Lawyer, Former Miss USA Pageant Winner Commits Suicide

(New York, NY) -- A former North Carolina and Miss USA beauty pageant winner, has died of an apparent suicide. Police in New York confirmed Sunday that Cheslie Kryst, who won Miss USA in 2019, died after jumping from the 29th floor of a luxury Manhattan apartment building around 7:30 am. Investigators say before she jumped, Kryst left a note with the message "May this day bring you rest and peace." Kryst, a 30-year old attorney who once worked at Poyner-Spruill in Charlotte, was also an entertainment news correspondent for Extra TV where she was nominated for an Emmy.

Triangle Area Testing Sites To Resume Full Operations Today

(Wake County, NC) -- Most COVID-19 testing sites in Wake County will resume normal operations today after being closed on Saturday due to the winter weather. In addition to the five County-run sites across the Triangle, a new testing site will open today outside the (DPAC) Durham Performing Arts Center. The mobile clinic, operated by Curative, will be open from 9:am until 5:pm. No appointments will be necessary.

Thousands Of N95 Masks Available Throughout Central North Carolina This Week

(Raleigh, NC) -- Additional locations across the Triangle will begin distributing government issued N95 masks this week. Health departments in Wake and Cumberland counties began giving out the masks free of charge last week. And starting today in Orange County, the public library on East Margret Lane in Hillsboro and the Interfaith Council for Social Service on West Main Street in Carrboro, will also distribute N95 masks. Tomorrow, all Durham County libraries will have free masks available as well. And, the masks will also be available for those receiving vaccinations at all OptumServe locations in the Triangle region.

Woman Severely Injured When Vehicle Crashes And Catches Fire In Spring Lake

(Spring Lake, NC) -- A Cumberland County woman is recovering at a hospital today after suffering severe burns and other injuries in a vehicle crash. It happened early Sunday morning along Highway 690-or-Vast Road near Spring Lake. Authorities say the victim apparently lost control of her car and crashed into a tree before it caught fire, trapping her inside. First responders transported her to a nearby trauma center where she was treated for burns and injuries. No word on her condition.

El Pueblo Hosting County-Wide Voter Registration Drive Tonight

(Wake County, NC) -- Hispanic community leaders in Wake County are hosting a voter registration event tonight. The Raleigh based El Pueblo, a non-profit that advocates on behalf of the state's Hispanic population, is joining forces with Gym Tacos tonight for a "Get out and Vote" celebration and grand opening of its second restaurant location. The grand opening and voter registration drive will begin at 6:00-pm at the new Gym Tacos location on Hillsborough Street.

Financial Incentives Revealed for Boom Factory

(Greensboro, NC) -- There is a lot of money being ponied up to bring supersonic jet manufacturer Boom to Greensboro. The state, Guilford County and the city of Greensboro contributed about 130-million-dollars in all to entice the company to build at PTI airport. The company has pledged in the next five years to hire nearly 18-hundred employees for the jet-making facility with jobs that would pay at least 68-thousand-dollars annually. Boom's 500-million-dollar investment to build its Overture passenger jet has set a goal of 2025 to get it built, tested and certified by 2026 and then begin transporting passengers by 2029. United Airlines has already order 15 of the jets.

Greensboro Woman Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death

(Greensboro, NC) -- Greensboro police have charged a woman with first-degree murder in a deadly stabbing. Authorities say said 30-year-old Shaleesa Vanquella Davis, of Greensboro, is being held in Guilford County Jail with no bond. She is accused of stabbing 35-year-old Darius Lavon Poteat, of Greensboro, early Friday morning on Columbus Street. Poteat was taken to a nearby hospital after the incident but died hours later. Police said the two knew each other but are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing. They say they charged Davis with first-degree murder based on information gathered during the course of the investigation.

Deadly Shooting In Winston-Salem

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- A man has been shot and killed in Winston-Salem and police say they now have a suspect in custody. Officers responded to the shooting in the 400 block of Bacon Street early Sunday morning to find a 29-year-old man, Luis Enrique Javier, suffering from being shot. He died at the scene a short time later. The suspect is Jose Angel Castro Marin, who police believe argued with the victim over a woman they both knew. A news release from the police department says one of Javier's relatives restrained the suspect at the scene until police arrived. Marin is being held without bond.

Forecasters Predict Warm Week Ahead after 3 Snowy Weekends

(Greensboro, NC) -- After three weekends of snow and ice, we're going to see a big warm-up in this coming week. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say Monday will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s to-lower 50s. But by midweek, we'll have a very different scenario over a week ago - temps will reach 62-degrees on Wednesday. However, the warm weather will make for perfect thunderstorm conditions Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday should be Sunny with highs in the mid-40s.

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