Andrew Jones,

Andrew Jones

Asheville, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Western NC, Asheville residents claim sightings of Chinese balloon floating over mountains

A balloon that is being tracked by the U.S. Department of Defense and which Chinese confirms is from their country floated over Asheville Feb. 4. → Read More

Buncombe County Sheriff identifies 2 victims in gunshot homicide investigation

Two Henderson County residents have been named as shooting victims. They were both found in a car at an Arden gas station Dec. 19. → Read More

NC Highway Patrol: Teen killed in Brevard Road motorcycle wreck; charges pending

An 18-year-old is dead following a Dec. 17 motorcycle wreck on Brevard Road near the Bent Creek area south of Asheville. → Read More

Arrest made in June 3 College Street death of Asheville pedestrian

A 23-year-old Asheville woman is in custody following an investigation into the death of a 63-year-old man in a June 3 crash on College Street. → Read More

Want to apply for cheaper parking at the Coxe Avenue garage? Here's a 1-month chance

Buncombe has opened applications for cheaper parking at the Coxe Avenue garage. Only those who work down down can apply. → Read More

Answer Man: Did I vote for all Buncombe commissioners or just 1? Shifting districts?

A reader asks which Buncombe County commissioner they were allowed to vote for in the 2022 general election. → Read More

NC election results: Buncombe County commission all Democrats with Martin Moore victory

Buncombe County has turned all blue with the victory of Democrat Martin Moore over incumbent Robert Pressley in the Nov. 8 general election → Read More

Teen shooting victim released from hospital; Asheville police say incident 'accidental'

A young teenager, who was shot Sept. 1, has been released from Mission Hospital where she was treated for a "serious" injury, according to police. → Read More

Asheville police: Teen shot near Erskine Avenue, some schools on lockdown

A teenager was shot near Erskine Avenue in central Asheville and some Asheville City Schools are on lockdown, according to a police news release → Read More

Asheville, Buncombe file joint class action lawsuit against HCA Healthcare, Mission Health

Buncombe County and the city of Asheville have filed a joint class-action lawsuit against HCA Healthcare, and Mission Health. → Read More

Dogwood study: number of WNC under-6 kids who live in poverty; likely underestimated

The report could help local governments who have not yet invested in early education to do so, says Amy Barr, with Buncombe Partnership for Children. → Read More

Monkeypox confirmed in Buncombe County, says health department; free vaccines offered

Buncombe County Health and Human Services reported the county's first case of the monkeypox virus on July 21 and offered advice on how to avoid it. → Read More

Buncombe County, WNC under a brief tornado watch. How long will it last?

The system is set to end at about 8 p.m. and brings with it the potential for tornados, hail and winds of up to 70 mph. → Read More

Cawthorn nude thrusting video: Will Republicans still stick with the troubled Trump ally?

Madison Cawthorn, with the release of a video in which he is apparently naked and thrusting his pelvis in bed with a man, faces more controversy. → Read More

Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller bans controversial no-knock warrants

Buncombe County Sheriff's Office has updated its policy handbook to ban no-knock warrants. → Read More

How low have Buncombe County's COVID-19 cases dropped? Who can get 2nd booster shots?

Buncombe County's COVID-19 case count has reached lows unseen since June of 2021. → Read More

Need property tax help? Want to appeal? Buncombe offers in-person help before Q1 ends

A first-of-its kind face-to-face opportunity to address property tax questions started in March in Buncombe County. → Read More

Buncombe to vote on $628K disease-fighting mobile unit. Here's what it looks like.

Buncombe County wants to spend nearly $630,000 on a mobile unit that will take the fight to diseases' door locally. → Read More

COVID-19 cancels, alters Buncombe County meetings, takes out numerous employees

Buncombe County government is canceling or going virtual with multiple meetings in the name of COVID-19 safety → Read More

Live updates: Winter storm moves in; Blue Ridge Parkway closed

Asheville, NC weather: Forecasts vary for how much snow the Asheville area will get Sunday, but we'll have live updates on conditions around WNC. → Read More