Black Bear Spotted Roaming In Bessemer City

BESSEMER, N.C. — A black bear sighting was reported Thursday morning in Bessemer City, according to officials.

The bear was seen roaming on East Florida Avenue, off of Gastonia Highway.

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The Bessemer City Police Department said they are currently working with North Carolina Wildlife officials to ensure everyone’s safety.

Residents are asked to stay away from the bear and report any additional sightings to the Bessemer City Police Department by calling 704-629-2235.