From WLOS: One of Swain County’s magistrates, Gilbert Breedlove is resigning rather than marry gay couples. Despite a state memo telling magistrates to follow their oaths of office, or face suspension or dismissal, Breedlove says same-sex marriage not only violates his religion, but he says the federal mandate violates the U.S. Constitution. Click here for […]
UPDATE, 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14: The tornado watch has been extended until 10 p.m. for 35 counties in North Carolina, including many counties in WNC (for full list, see below). A tornado warning was issued for Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. The warning expired at 3 p.m. A flash flood watch has also been issued, […]
From CPP’s event page: Please join the award-winning journalists with Carolina Public Press for two meetups in Buncombe County — the eighth and ninth in The News Exchange series — to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina — especially the people, places and issues going overlooked and under-reported.
Press Release From Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College’s Social Work Program will host its sixth annual MSW Program Fair Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Canon Lounge of Gladfelter Student Center. The fair, organized by WWC’s Social Work Program and Career Development Center, is free and open to all who are […]
Press Release From Mars Hill University: The Mars Hill University Political Science Program will host a debate between Michele Presnell and Dean Hicks on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 in Moore Auditorium. Presnell, the Republican incumbent, and Hicks, the Democratic challenger, are candidates for the 118th district seat in the N.C. House of Representatives, representing […]
Asheville Citizen-Times By Sabian Warren: The attack was reported at 1:08 a.m. Oct. 2 at the bus station at 49 Coxe Ave., according to search warrant applications filed by Asheville police detective William Olson. The bus station was not open at the time. Police took David Russell Ugo, 26, into custody at the scene. He […]
It’s a sunny day when Jennifer Mesk, the photojournalist behind Humans of Asheville, sets out across the city that serves as her muse. Spotting a group of interesting-looking characters on Patton Avenue, she motions to them, then indicates her camera. They smile curiously, and she crosses the street. “Hi,” she says, smiling. “Can I take your picture?”
Press Release From the U.S. Forest Service: ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina plans to conduct prescribed burns in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests later this month and into November if weather conditions are favorable. The agency will conduct burns on approximately 4,000 acres in […]
Press Release From the State of North Carolina: Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed October 2014 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in North Carolina, urging citizens to reach out and offer safety and support to friends and family – or anyone – they believe to be in danger of abuse. “Domestic violence is something […]
I learned several things today while snapping photos at Eliada’s annual corn maze. One: it’s challenging to take photos/video of folks running through a corn maze, because with 2.7 miles of trail, I couldn’t find any of the other folks. I could hear them laughing and chattering, but they were just always around the bend […]
Press Release From UNC-TV: “Most of us take our roads and bridges, airports and railroads for granted. We have no trouble getting from one place to another. This excellent documentary reminds us that this has not always been the case in North Carolina with our treacherous coastlines, shallow rivers, nearly impenetrable mountains, and roads that […]
West Asheville’s Rhetorical Factory is hosting a customer appreciation party on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4-9 p.m. More from a press release from 828isgreat: Celebrating four years of Rhetorical Factory in Asheville, and four months open at the new store, located at 444 Haywood Rd., they want to welcome customers and supporters to come enjoy […]
Asheville Citizen-Times By Romando Dixson: ASHEVILLE – Complaints from business owners, visitors and residents caused city staff to examine policies involving panhandling, peddling and busking, city officials said Friday. City staff will present information on those issues to the city’s Public Safety Committee at 3:30 p.m. Monday on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, […]
Saturday, September 20 * 7:30 pm Tonight, be a part of something really special. Story For Life is a new initiative in storytelling created by New Umbrella that brings the amazing stories of our elders to the stage. With the help of Asheville’s professional writers and our area’s most talented actors, these stories spring to […]
Press Release From Friends of the Smokies: WAYNESVILLE, NC – Join Friends of the Smokies for a full day of hiking on a Classic Hike deep in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along Pretty Hollow Gap Trail in Cataloochee Valley, followed by elk viewing. Hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein will lead this Friends […]
Press Release From 828 is Great: Rhetorical Factory is hosting a Customer Appreciation Party on September 30th from 4-9 at their Flagship Store at 444 Haywood Rd in West Asheville. Celebrating four years of Rhetorical Factory in Asheville, and four months open at the new store, they want to welcome customers and supporters to come enjoy some […]
From Asheville Greenworks: Join Asheville Greenworks as we host the second annual “Root Ball”, a fundraising event to allow us to continue working for a “clean & green” environment. The party will be held Thursday September 18th, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm at the “Boathouse” by the French Broad River at 318 Riverside Drive. All you care to eat, […]
The Associated Press via Asheville Citizen-Times: Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford said Monday in a statement that investigators have found no evidence that 18-year-old Anna Smith, of High Point, was a victim of homicide. … Her body was found Saturday in a heavily wooded area off campus. Click here for the full story.
Press Release From the Environmental Quality Institute: North Carolina rivers and streams have been making headlines recently – and appear to be getting the short end of the stick. However, concerned residents in Western NC are fired up and committed to improving local waterways. Hundreds of volunteers have lent their time and skills with the […]
CITIZEN-TIMES — City firefighters say a blaze that heavily damaged an abandoned commercial building near the downtown Tuesday night appears suspicious.
Press Release From Anam Cara Theatre: Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s Experimental Theatre Ensemble, presents… Late Night Snack ATTACK! Saturday, October 4th at 8:00pm Toy Boat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s experimental theatre ensemble, has something delicious and scary in store for you with their next […]