The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will no longer honor requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold detainees on ICE’s behalf without a valid criminal warrant.
“Thank you for not letting us forget this ongoing and horrific violation of these most vulnerable persons detained in for-profit concentration camps.”
“In Western North Carolina, an April ICE raid placed 27 people in a detention center in Georgia, five hours away from their families.”
“To hear of people in our community with no criminal records cowering in fear of going to the grocery store is shocking.”
“Reading that illegals have the temerity to insist that county commissioners do something to stop immigration enforcement should enrage anyone who believes in the rule of law.”
The National Weather Service warns of a “major winter storm, expected tonight through Saturday,” in effect from 7 p.m. this evening, Thursday, Jan. 21, through 7 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Just because certain bureaucratic state regulations put a damper on a potentially fun warm weather event does not mean local residents can’t enjoy the slipping and sliding around the city right now in the dead of winter!
No doubt about it, late winter and early spring in Western North Carolina have been cooler and wetter than we normally expect. But it looks like the coming weekend should bring some much needed sunshine and a return to near normal temperatures. Just remember: The risk for frost and freeze is not over just yet.
More winter weather is headed our way, according to the National Weather service. A “wintry mix” of freezing rain, sleet, and light snow could make things tricky later tonight and during the Tuesday morning rush hour.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for a swath of the western part of the state, including Asheville, cautioning about snow showers today and “bitter wind chill” later tonight.
A Storify roundup of ice reports, photos and more from Twitter about today’s icy conditions. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Twitter is abuzz with reports of increasingly icy conditions across Asheville and Western North Carolina, causing hazardous driving conditions and other problems.
The National Weather Service is cautioning Buncombe and Madison residents about potentially hazardous “wintry mix of precipitation across the area” Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the northern part of WNC, including Madison County. The NWS has also issued a wind advisory for the Asheville area, cautioning residents to watch out for downed trees and difficult driving conditions.
About 100 people braved a cold, windy Sunday afternoon to march in support of those arrested by federal immigration officers earlier this month at the Shogun Restaurant.
Icy waterfalls and frozen trails marked sections of Cat Gap Loop, a trail that meanders up the ridge from the Pisgah Fish Hatchery. This side trail to Cedar Rock Falls was near impassable.
photo by Margaret Williams
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants who commit a crime, will soon have the ability to use federal databases to check the status of everyone processed through the county jail.
The impacts of an Aug. 12 raid on the Mills Manufacturing Corp. plant in south Asheville that netted 57 suspected illegal workers continue to ripple through the community, the plant’s executive vice president and immigration activists say. Your papers, please: A federal raid at Mills Manufacturing, which makes parachutes for the Defense Department, has touched […]