Announcement from the National Park Service: Flat Rock, NC – Preparations for preservation work on the Sandburg Home at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is underway. Throughout 2015 most of the furnishings inside the Sandburg Home will be inventoried and packed away. During this packing process visitors on tour will have an opportunity to […]
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announced a fashionable exhibit opening up at Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Feb. 10. The exhibit, “The Boarder’s Garb,” features the styles of clothing likely worn by the boarders at the Old Kentucky Home in 1915. More from the NCDCR: In Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Upon […]
The new Publix Super Market going in at 1830 Hendersonville Road is hiring in all departments and will host a job fair from Saturday, Jan. 31 through Wednesday, Feb. 4.
From Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture: Boone, North Carolina—Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) announces the recipients for the 2015 Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant program. For five years, the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant has strengthened our local food system by supporting female farmers, ranchers, and processors who plan to create innovative, […]
Announcement from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will host a “Public Meeting on Dog Tethering in Buncombe County”. The meeting will be February 5th at 6pm at the Haynes Conference Center, Room 209, at A-B Tech Enka Campus, 1459 Sandhill Road, Candler, NC. The public is invited to […]
From WLOS: ASHEVILLE, N.C. — For the fifth time since last March, burglars hit a CityMac store. This time, the store only lost $100 according to police reports. CityMac’s owner Jim Neu says police arrived to the store on Tunnel Road less than three minutes after it was broken into. Neu credits a new alarm […]
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership recently released a report that criticizes North Carolina’s use of federal money allocated for walking and bike trails across the state.
Announcement from Mars Hill University: Richard (Rick) D. Schwein Jr. has joined the staff of Mars Hill University as Director of the Department of Safety and Security and as a member of the criminal justice faculty. Schwein has more than 31 years of service to the federal government, including 26 years as a special agent […]
Lantern Fest is to the night as Slide the City is to the day, and Asheville has popped up on both festival’s tour lists. Ticket-holders for Lantern Fest (date yet to be announced) will be provided a “s’mores kit,” along with a lantern, lighter and crayons for decorating their skyward luminaries.
Reported at the Asheville Citizen-Times: The bodies of two missing teens, both 19, were found in the French Broad River Tuesday night after a crash that apparently happened more than three weeks earlier. Aida Bytyqi, of Asheville, and Swayne Forsythe, of Arden, were reported missing Dec. 29; she was reported missing to the Asheville Police […]
For those not familiar with the annual Puppy Bowl, it’s a 2-hour program every Super Bowl Sunday featuring tiny puppies running around a small, indoor “stadium,” wrestling over a football squeak-toy and stopping to take spontaneous naps on the green.
Basically, it’s the cutest thing ever — and this year, the Puppy Bowl will feature three puppies from Asheville Humane Society.
From MountainTrue: At the Nov. 20 Annual Fall Gathering, the boards and members of WNCA, ECO and Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance enthusiastically agreed to move forward as one united organization: MountainTrue. The merger and name change became official on Jan. 1. We are very grateful to the more than 100 people who came to celebrate this […]
Reported on WLOS: Flames filled a home near downtown Asheville Tuesday morning. Crews were called 69 Edwin Place, off Charlotte Street, just before 10 a.m. From the outside, this home appears to have sustained significant damage, but as for the inside the extent is unknown. Click here for the full story and video.
Announcement from The Apple Gold Group: (ASHEVILLE, N.C.)— The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to partner with Liberty Corner Enterprises to host a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, January 24, 2015. All proceeds raised will be used to support adults with disabilities throughout Western North Carolina by helping […]
Announcement from Mother Earth News: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2015) — Want to grow and prepare your own food, raise backyard chickens, or save money on your utilities? Then mark your calendar for the Mother Earth News Fair. Mother Earth News, the largest and longest-running publication about self-sufficient lifestyles, will hold its Mother Earth News […]
Story from The Mountaineer: When Deputy Ryan Smith with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office signed up for the K-9 unit, he never imagined he’d have to learn German. “There’s also homework,” said Smith, laughing, who, along with his dog, Reno, is the newest K-9 team with the department. The new addition has been welcomed by […]
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From WLOS: Convenience store clerks in South Asheville are on alert tonight after another armed hold-up. The latest happened this morning at the Market Center at the intersection of Sweeten Creek and Mills Gap Road. A white man in his 40’s or 50’s wearing camouflage clothing and a beret came into the store just after […]
Announcement from Upstairs Artpsace: The Upstairs Artspace presents The Nina Simone Project: Celebrating Black History Month and Tryon’s High Priestess of Soul, featuring work by Valeria Watson Doost, Linda Larsen, and Leigh Magar. The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 31 at the gallery, 49 S. […]
Asheville is abuzz with news that Slide the City, nationally occurring mass slip ‘n’ slide event, is coming to Asheville on May 23.
From Appalachian Trail Conservancy Press Release Harpers Ferry, WV (Jan. 15, 2015) – Re-measurements and relocations of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) have brought the total mileage of the footpath to 2,189.2 miles, an increase of 3.9 miles from last year’s mileage of 2,185.3. This mileage is carefully documented in the Trail’s official guidebooks, which include […]