Preparing for preservation

Park Service prepares for preservation at Carl Sandburg Home

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 Boarder’s Garb’ exhibit to open Feb. 10 at Thomas Wolfe Memorial

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 […]


Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture grants awarded to two female farmers

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, […]

Brother Wolf hosts public meeting on dog tethering

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 […]


AC-T: Bodies of 2 missing teens found in French Broad River

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 […]

This year's Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet's adorable spoof of the Super Bowl, will feature three local puppies.

This year’s Puppy Bowl features puppies from Asheville Humane

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.


MountainTrue environmental organization gains official name and nonprofit status

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 […]

Applebee’s hosts ‘Flapjack Fundraiser’ for adults with disabilities in WNC

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 […]

Mother Earth News announces date for its annual green-living fair, April 11-12

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 […]

New official Appalachian Trail mileage is 3.9 miles more than last year

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 […]