Tonya Maxwell,

Tonya Maxwell

Asheville, NC, United States

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  • Naples Daily News
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  • The Greenville News
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Past articles by Tonya:

Gulf divides two sides of Atlantic energy debate

Last year, the Atlantic got a reprieve from offshore drilling. That could change. → Read More

Gullah culture depends on the ocean's abundance

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. – While he waits for an outdoor vendor to slide battered whiting fillets in hot peanut oil, Jaime Chaplin offers an abbreviated history lesson on coastal Carolina, one that reaches back four centuries. “Not to say nothing crazy, but back in the day, the white folks drove the black folks to the outskirts, to the marsh, to the water where’s there’s nothing at,” Chaplin… → Read More

Buncombe Sheriff Van Duncan to retire after 3 terms

“You want to talk about the MS, thing, I know. I’m OK with that." → Read More

Impeachment proceedings begin against Cherokee chief

Principal Chief Patrick Lambert suspended by Tribal Council → Read More

To catch the stray cat that catches the bird

A long-term effort to reduce Buncombe's feral cat population. → Read More

DOT: Rock slide likely cleared during weekend

Some rocks were as large as cars. → Read More

NC vs. Oregon? It's the Tar Heels

Our dear colleagues at the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon, came out swinging Wednesday with a list of all the reasons their fine newspaper folks believe the Beaver State tops the Tar Heel State. Bless their little hearts, they started with a marsupial. Seriously. Marsupials. Their top reason to poke fun at the Old North State is because our official mammal with a pocket is the Virginia… → Read More

In need of flooring and furniture, China turns to WNC trees

In 2000, North Carolina shipped $5.7 million to China in wood goods. That number now tops $150 million. → Read More

Google finds most Asheville rooftops OK for solar panels

'If their methodology is good, it’s incredible to see this kind of capacity in a city like Asheville.' → Read More

Doctor turned pot activist convicted on drug trafficking charges

Former N.C. physician Monroe Piland faces at least 18 years in prison. → Read More

Former doctor, marijuana advocate found guilty

Monroe Gordon Piland, 70, was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison. → Read More

CTS Superfund cleanup could begin in summer

A long-contested cleanup finds federal approval. → Read More

Youth hurt jumping from stalled ski lift sues WNC resort

Resort president: "Our ski patrol and security were alerted and started to search immediately." → Read More

In screwdriver stabbing death, suspect found incompetent

James Norton will be committed to a state-run hospital. → Read More

Mail-hoarding postman pleads guilty to failure to deliver

A former postman who for years hoarded mail that was later hauled away in dump trucks pleaded guilty to failing to deliver the letters to residents along his rural route in North Carolina. → Read More

'Justice has been served,' families say to Dylann Roof

Roof received 18 death sentences and 15 life sentences in the slaying of 9 black parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church. → Read More

Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death

Roof, now 22, looked down and shuffled papers as the judge read the death sentence. → Read More

Federal jury sentences Dylann Roof to death

The 22-year-old killer gunned down 9 people at a historically black Charleston, S.C., church. → Read More

Dylann Roof offers no rebuttal during sentencing

Now federal prosecutors must argue for the death penalty after the 22-year-old was found guilty of killing 9 black parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church. → Read More

Dylann Roof jail writings: 'I've done all I can do'

The handwritten notes were introduced in court Thursday by federal prosecutors seeking a death sentence. → Read More