Asheville Fire Department

An early morning fire Friday destroyed an affordable housing complex that was under construction on the edge of downtown Asheville.  No injuries were reported.

UNC Asheville

Firefighters are no longer stationed at a new student residence complex on the campus of UNC Asheville.  The school said in a statement that sufficient repairs to the buildings have been made so that a 24-hour fire watch is no longer needed.

A ruling in a North Carolina firefighter's death could open the door for more benefits for their surviving families.

North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

Crews fighting wildfires throughout western North Carolina reported progress in containing wildfires in Clay, Swain, and Macon Counties.  But the Party Rock fire near Lake Lure and Chimney Rock continues to grow, and authorities believe that will only increase later this week.

Winter Weather Forces WNC Shutdown

Jan 22, 2016
David Hurand/WCQS

While nearly everything is closed because of the winter storm, there were a few places open for business, at least for some of the day.  David  Hurand stopped in at City Bakery in Asheville this morning. Some bakery staff members made it to work well before six this morning.   Brian Dennehy is the bakery's General Manager.

*City Bakery did close early this afternoon.