Karen Chávez, CITIZEN-TIMES.com

Karen Chávez

CITIZEN-TIMES.com

Asheville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Karen:

Answer Woman: Why is the Blue Ridge Parkway closed when it's warm and sunny in Asheville?

Asheville readers want to know why the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed in winter when it's sunny, warm and not snowing. → Read More

7-year-old girl killed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when tree falls on tent

A 7-year-old girl was killed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park July 27 when a tree fell on her tent in a park campground. → Read More

Former Cane Creek Middle School teacher sentenced for possession of child pornography

Christopher Lee Todd, former Cane Creek Middle School teacher found guilty of possession of child pornography, was sentenced in U.S. District Court. → Read More

Asheville police identify woman killed, man injured July 15 in downtown shooting

The woman killed in an Asheville downtown shooting July 15 and the man injured have both been identified by police. → Read More

Asheville police identify woman killed, man injured July 15 in downtown shooting

The woman killed in an Asheville downtown shooting July 15 and the man injured have both been identified by police. → Read More

Update: Arrest warrants issued: Woman dead, man critically injured in Asheville shooting

A woman is dead and another critically injured in a shooting July 15 on South French Broad Avenue in Asheville, marking the 10th homicide in 2022. → Read More

Mama bear with cubs in North Carolina freed from plastic lid stuck around her neck for days

N.C. Wildlife Commission biologist frees a mother black bear with three cubs in Asheville neighborhood who had a plastic lid around her neck. → Read More

Asheville woman taken into custody by US Marshals, charged with accessory in homicide

Asheville woman arrested, charged with accessory after the fact of first-degree murder in connection with Nov. 18 shooting death of Kedrick Green in Arden. → Read More

U.S. Marshals arrest Asheville man charged with murder; girlfriend charged as accessory

U.S. Marshals have arrested a man charged with first-degree murder by Buncombe County Sheriff's Office in the shooting death of Kedrick Tevon Green. → Read More

Sections of Blue Ridge Parkway around Asheville already closed ahead of wintry weather

Sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway around Asheville are closed for the evening commute ahead of wintry weather moving into Western North Carolina. → Read More

FBI addresses theory that Brian Laundrie is connected to Blue Ridge Parkway death

Readers have been wondering if the man found dead Oct. 9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the body of Brian Laundrie, being sought by FBI in Petito death. → Read More

Man found dead on Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, Park Service, SBI investigating

The National Park Service reports that a man was found dead Oct. 9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. → Read More

DuPont State Recreational Forest closes all single-track trails in wake of heavy rains

Heavy rainfall in WNC has caused the N.C. Forest Service to close all single-track trails in DuPont State Recreational Forest the weekend of Oct. 9-10 → Read More

Asheville teen Sam Sharp is the new U.S. slalom kayak national champion

Sam Sharp, 17, of Asheville, is the new U.S. Men's slalom kayak national champion, sets sights on Paris Summer Olympics in 2024. → Read More

Autopsy: Camper likely killed by bear attack in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A backcountry camper found dead in Great Smoky Mountains National Park last year likely died of a bear attack, according to autopsy results. → Read More

Fifth victim identified in Tropical Depression Fred flooding in Haywood County

The fifth person to die in the Tropical Depression Fred flooding in Haywood County has been identified as a 74-year-year-old Cruso resident. → Read More

Mask mandates are back in effect at America's national parks; here's what you need to know

The National Park Service has instituted a mask mandate for visitors to all national parks. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

WNC's Evy Leibfarth wins gold in women's slalom kayak Junior World Championships, heads to Tokyo

Bryson City teen, Evy Leibfarth, wins gold in Jr. World Championship July 10 in Tacen, Slovenia. → Read More

North Carolina man dies in Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle wreck, fifth fatality this year

A North Carolina man died from injuries sustained in a Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle wreck. → Read More

Asheville man dead, others wounded after early morning 'gunfight' at Westville Pub

A gunfight at a West Asheville bar has left one Asheville man dead and others injured. → Read More