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Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 7/31 – 8/7/22

Arrest: Billy Ray Garner, of Spruce Pine, NC. Lieutenant Detective A. Beam arrested Garner for misdemeanor possession SCH III, controlled substance and possess drug paraphernalia. He was issued $5,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 8/17/2022. Cynthia Diane Thompson, 37 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested Thompson for failure to appear in court. She was sentenced to three ...(more)

Motorcycle Accident Fatality near Mount Mitchell

The National Park Service is reporting that a 71-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident Aug. 2 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell. William Dashiell, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died on scene as a result of his injuries near Milepost 358, about three miles south of the entrance to Mount Mitchell State Park. Those riding with Dashiell said at about 10:30 a.m. his ...(more)

Victims, Suspect Identified in Triple Murder

Just after 4:30 pm, Monday, August 1st, Yancey County deputies were dispatched to a report of shots fired inside a residence at 44 Smith Johnson Road in Yancey County. While en route to the location, dispatch advised deputies that there was a report of one person with a gunshot wound. When deputies arrived on the scene more shots were fired and the suspect shot at deputies. The deputies ...(more)

Expanded Service at Asheville Airport

(PRESS RELEASE) Asheville Regional Airport has opened a new Cell Phone Lot. This lot is located across the street from the main entrance to the terminal, on Airport Park Rd. The lot will give those picking up passengers a complimentary place to park and wait. The Airport has also expanded the Shuttle Lot in the same area. Cell phone lots provide a location to park and wait for arriving ...(more)

Country Cablevision Purchased by Zito Media

Zito Media has announced the purchase of Country Cablevision, Inc. The change occurred Aug 1, 2022. Zito Media is headquartered in Coudersport, PA and serves over 75,000 customers with video, internet and phone service in rural markets in 22 states across the country. Zito Media said, like Country Cablevision, they have a strong customer service focus, and assistance is available 24 hours a ...(more)