The physical exertion that Asheville resident Kevin Johnson will endure during his 3,000 mile cross-country bicycle ride is nothing compared to what the animals in Brother Wolf’s “Help Me Heal” program have experienced. (Photo by Sharon Bell)
For Army veteran William Gallion, a busy schedule makes finding time to treat back injuries and post traumatic stress disorder difficult. But thanks to a collaboration between Connected Warriors and Happy Body yoga studio, he and other veterans have been able to find relief through yoga.
If you’re looking for a way to teach kids about agriculture, a trip to the N.C. Mountain State Fair is a great way to bring the barnyard closer to home. The N.C. Mountain State Fair (mountainfair.org) will host a variety of activities appropriate for all ages Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 15. Families can […]
Would you walk 100 miles in the July heat of Washington, D.C., to make a point about issues important to you? A group of grandparents say “yes.” (Photo at Pritchard Park in Asheville — during cooler days — by Richard Fireman)
Diane Baron is a Marine. Now on disability, she served her country more than 25 years ago and doesn’t talk much about the events that left her traumatized, unable to work.
Thanks to the increase in rainfall this year — leading to wet, saturated conditions perfect for mosquito breeding — the community may need to take extra precautions to avoid them, say local health officials.
City Council had nothing new to say after a two-hour closed session. The July 5 meeting was called to discuss updates on an investigation of complaints against a “public officer or employee.” (Photo by Brandy Carl)
Families trickle into the Cradle of Forestry for Bug Day, an annual celebration of all things insect. A full day of crafts and bug hunts await eager children and their parents at the event, which gives community members the chance to better know oft-misunderstood arthropods — especially the subgroup of species we call “bugs.”
In a mere two years, the bat population in a Haywood County mine has dropped from 4,000 to 250, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission biologists report. White nose syndrome appears to be the culprit. The deadly disease has spread to 20 states. Last year, infected bats were discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains Park, and […]
After the highest court in the land ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, the country erupted in either support or protest. Asheville was no exception. Here’s a roundup of local reactions to the Supreme Court decision. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Treva Williams, a local single mother with three children, never thought she would be able to own a home. Now she is looking forward to moving into one, thanks to the Mountain Housing Opportunities Self-Help Homeownership program, whose participants grab hammers and nails to help build their own homes. “I’m just glad I was able […]
Local writer T. Delene Beeland throws herself to the wolves. Red wolves, that is. Over the course of a year, she shadowed researchers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Recovery Program, watching as the team fought to keep coyotes from hybridizing the endangered wolf breed and to keep local hunters from shooting […]
It’s 7 a.m. and you’re stuck behind a school bus sputtering enough diesel exhaust to make you cough. These fumes are wrought with microscopic soot known as particulate matter (PM), as well as toxins like nitrous oxide (NOx). A component of smog, PM can line the lungs and contribute to serious respiratory and heart problems, […]