From BlueRidgeNow.com (the Hendersonville Times-News site):
Six Hendersonville residents and a Saluda man have been arrested and charged in connection with a copper theft ring, according to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Henderson County deputies have been investigating numerous reports of stolen copper in recent months, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Capt. Frank Stout, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
“Detectives have broken up a copper theft ring that has been operating in and around the Henderson County area,” Stout said in the release….