Child Swept Over Falls in Jackson County
A child has died after being swept over Whitewater Falls. The Jackson County Emergency Management 911 Center received a call on Sunday, about 5:50pm the reporting a 3-year old child, visiting Whitewater Falls with her family, had been swept away in the water at the top of the falls and the current had carried the child over the falls. Emergency responders from Jackson, Transylvania, Haywood, Henderson, and Oconee counties were dispatched to the falls and rescue operations to locate the child were initiated. Just prior to night fall on Sunday rescuers located the child deceased and entrapped in an area of the water fall. The child has been identified as Nevaeh Jade Newswanger, age 3, of Denver, Pennsylvania. The Newswanger family has been residing in Oconee County, South Carolina while working in the area.
Gas Prices Down Across North Carolina
Gas prices across Western North Carolina have started a downward trend at least for right now. The national average was around $4.27, according to AAA. In North Carolina that price is closer to $3.86 a gallon for regular gas. Prices are expected to stay lower as long as oil prices remain under $100 per barrel.
Prescribed Burns Scheduled For WNC
(Asheville, NC) -- Western North Carolina residents may see some smoke coming from the mountains today. Prescribed burns are scheduled for the Grandfather and Appalachian Ranger Districts in the Pisgah National Forest. Fires may cover up to three-thousand acres. Parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway could be closed in the process.
Former Commissioner Looking For Charges To Be Dropped
(Buncombe County, NC) -- A former Buncombe County commissioner is trying to have federal charges dropped. Ellen Frost has already served time for conspiracy in connection to illegally redirecting more than half-a-million-dollars in county money. Her appeal was assigned last week to a judges' panel, which will consider the decision at a late date.
Trump Speaks At North Carolina Rally
(Selma, NC) -- Former President Trump is continuing to push support for a Republican Senate candidate in North Carolina. He headed a Save America rally in Selma Saturday night, when he spoke about illegal immigration and public health. Trump is endorsing Ted Budd in the Senate race. Western North Carolina congressman Madison Cawthorn also spoke.
Gas Prices Continue Slight Fall
(Raleigh, NC) -- Gas prices are continuing to trend slightly downward in North Carolina. Triple-A reports the statewide average for regular unleaded is three-86-a-gallon this morning. That price has dropped nearly a dime from one-week ago. Western North Carolina has some of the highest prices in the state, with the Asheville coming up at three-98.
Bus Driver Shortage Changes Some ART Routes
A shortage of bus drivers is causing changes to the city bus system starting on Wednesday. The WE1 route will only run once per hour between the ART Station and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Tunnel Road, eastbound and westbound. WLOS TV reports All trips scheduled 40 minutes after the hour from the downtown ART Station Eastbound towards the VA are canceled until further notice. Trips starting 8 minutes after the hour from the VA Westbound towards the downtown ART station are also canceled until further notice. Service on the WE1 between New Leicester Highway Walgreens and the ART Station will not change.
Suspicious Package Found In Uptown
(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is trying to figure out who planted a suspicious package in uptown. The area around Trade and Tryon streets was shut down late Saturday morning when a bomb-like device was found. An investigator told WSOC-TV that the item was intentionally made to look like an explosive.
One Shot Outside Cabarrus Grocery Store
(Charlotte, NC) -- A shooting is being investigated in the parking lot of a grocery store in Cabarrus County. One person was injured after a shot was fired outside a Harris Teeter last night. The injury isn't considered to be life-threatening.
Charlotte FC Wins Third Match
(Charlotte, NC) -- The wins are starting to add up for Charlotte FC. The club only needed one-goal to take down Atlanta United at Bank of America Stadium yesterday. It marks Charlotte's third win in four matches after starting the season off with three losses. Next up is a trip to New England Saturday.
Catawba Deputy Fired After Arrest
(Catawba County, NC) -- A Catawba County deputy is out of a job due to a weekend arrest. WBTV reports an off-duty officer was pulled over early Saturday morning for a suspected DWI. The sheriff's office fired the deputy as a result of the arrest.
Fire Breaks Out At Charlotte Business
(Charlotte, NC) -- A commercial fire is being investigated in northeast Charlotte. Flames broke out at a trampoline park on University City Boulevard last night. Several dozen firefighters helped in the response. The fire allegedly started in a foam ball pit. No injuries have been reported so far.
Hornets Preparing For Play-In Game At Atlanta
(Charlotte, NC) -- The Hornets are set to take on Atlanta in an NBA play-in game. Charlotte ended the regular season in the tenth seed, which pits them against the Hawks on Wednesday night. The loser is done for the year. The teams split four games this season.
GoRaleigh Bus/Car Crash Seriously Injures Two People
(Raleigh, NC) -- Authorities in Raleigh are investigating a crash between a Go Raleigh transit bus and a car that injured a total of six people. It happened after 11:00 a.m. Sunday on Garner Road in front of the Christ Our King Community Church. According to the accident report, the driver of the bus was attempting to make a left turn when it was hit by an Acura sedan, partially ejecting one of the occupants and trapping the other inside. Both male victims were rushed to the hospital and treated for serious injuries. Four passengers on the bus received minor injuries.
Two Killed Along Sampson County Highway In High Speed Police Chase
( Sampson County, NC) -- A high speed chase along a North Carolina highway has left two people dead. Around 6pm Saturday, Sampson County Sheriff's Deputies began pursuing a late model Dodge Challenger along Highway 24, when the driver sped up to more than 100 miles per hour. Authorities say the driver lost control near Boren Brick Road, crossed a ditch and became airborne before striking a tree and flipping over several times. The two occupants inside the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
North Carolina Proud Boys Leader Pleads Guilty
(Washington, DC) -- A leader of a North Carolina chapter of the Proud Boys has pleaded guilty for his part in the January 6th, 2021 riot on the U.S. Capitol. Charles Donohoe of Kernersville, entered the guilty plea on Friday, to charges of conspiracy to obstruct Congress' attempt to certify Joe Biden as the winner of the November 2020 general election. Donohoe has also agreed to fully cooperate with the government's ongoing investigation into the violent assault on the Capitol.
Beasley Leading All Candidates In Campaign Fundraising
(Raleigh, NC) -- The latest campaign reports are scheduled to be filed with the Federal Election Commission this week. And, the numbers are expected to show Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cherri Beasley leading fundraising in both parties with more than five-point-one million in total donations, with three-point-six million in the first quarter of 2022. The former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is among 11-candidates looking to succeed GOP Senator Richard Burr, who's retiring at the end of this term.
Elissa Cunane Expected To Go High In WNBA Draft Tonight
(Raleigh, NC) -- When the WNBA holds its annual draft tonight, NC State senior center Elissa Cunane is expected to be taken high in the first round. Many WNBA insiders are predicting the New York Liberty, with the fifth overall selection, will make a bid for the six-foot-five Summerfield native, who averaged 15-points-and eight rebounds throughout one of the most stories careers in Wolfpack basketball history. The WNBA draft begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET.
President Biden To Visit Greensboro Thursday
(Greensboro, NC) - President Joe Biden will be making an appearance in Greensboro this week. The president is expected to tout his Buy Back Better plan after a series of huge economic announcements in the area. The White House said in an e-mail Friday that the president wants to continue talking directly to Americans about rebuilding the country's infrastructure and creating more jobs. No additional details have been released so far on the where and when of his stop.
Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Pregnant Woman
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- A 27-year-old man has been arrested after reportedly shooting a pregnant woman who was in a car with her two-year-old. Police say the woman was able to drive herself to a nearby fire station afterward and she's expected to recover. The toddler also was okay. Police arrested Tyrone Jamel Roseborough Friday night; his bond has been set at a quarter of a million dollars.
Person Arrives At Hospital After Being Shot With "Multiple Wounds"
(Greensboro, NC) -- Police are asking for the public's help for tips about a shooting that left a person with many wounds. They say the person walked into the hospital Sunday after being shot just after 3:00 in the morning. The victim is stable. The original incident happened in the 700 block of South Chapman Street. Anyone with any information is asked to call detectives with the Greensboro Police Department.
Man Shot And Killed On Randleman Road
(Greensboro, NC) -- Friends and family members are mourning the death of a man who was shot and killed in the parking lot of a shopping center. Officers say the situation started out as an aggravated assault and escalated to a shooting at the Kelly Center on Randleman Road Friday. They arrived there to find Nikita Legrant Milton bleeding from his wounds and he later died. No suspect information has been released but investigators say they're treating the shooting as a homicide.
Winston-Cup Museum Reopens In W-S
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Winston-Salem's Winston Cup Museum is now open to the public again. The venue held a post-pandemic re-opening Saturday to celebrate. Executive director Colbert Seagraves says there are 33 years' worth of Winston Cup Series history under one roof, along with an immersive experience offering. The museum also details the relationship between the NASCAR racing world and the impact of the R.J. Reynolds Company, which gave the series its name.