Haywood County missing person Scott Turner. Photo provided by Frederick & Associates

Body of missing Canton man found in South Carolina

On Monday, Feb. 8, 57-year-old Jeffery Scott Turner of Canton was reported missing by his family — last seen around 11 a.m. on Monday, driving his ‘87 black Toyota pickup truck. Turner’s truck was found Tuesday afternoon Feb. 9, near the Chattooga River in Mountain Rest South Carolina by local authorities. Authorities and members of Turner’s family searched the area on Wednesday, […]

Kids In Need Foundation runs fundraiser for ArtSpace Charter School, 2 p.m. today

  From Kids In Need Foundation: Kids In Need Foundation to surprise all 400 students at Artspace Charter in Swannanoa, NC with free backpacks filled with school supplies Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores joins Kids In Need Foundation in the donation of school supplies to school damaged by recent flooding Who: Kids In Need Foundation, […]

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Truck of missing Haywood County man found in South Carolina

From Hunter Frederick, President of Frederick & Associates: On Monday, February 8, 2016 Jeffery Scott Turner of Canton, North Carolina was reported missing by his family. Scott was last seen around 11am Monday driving his ‘87 black Toyota pickup truck. Wednesday, February 10, 2016​­­—Scott Turner’s ‘87 black Toyota pickup truck with North Carolina tags ZSL­-1573 was found […]

Project Linus sponsors ‘Make-A-Blanket Day’ on March 12

From Eliada Homes: Project Linus is sponsoring a Make-A-Blanket Day on March 12, 2016 at Eliada Home in Asheville, 2 Compton Drive.  This national non-profit organization donates handmade blankets to children in crisis.  The local chapter donates to 12 western North Carolina counties and has distributed over 56,000 blankets. The March event will be held […]

Master Gardener plant sale has begun

From the Master Gardeners: The annual Haywood County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association plant sale has begun.  Edibles (berries, asparagus, and fruit and nut trees) and native plants (perennials to attract pollinators) are available at exceptional prices. Order forms are available at the Cooperative Extension Office on Raccoon Road; by calling the office at 828-456-3575; […]

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will have its first post-election meeting with three new members and Brownie Newman taking over as chair.

Buncombe Commission­ers to discuss economic incentives­, public school needs

At the Tuesday, Feb. 2 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board will consider an economic development incentive for Hi-Wire Brewing — an item that was dropped from the January agenda, facility needs surveys for both Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and a zoning request east of Black Mountain.

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‘Puppy Bowl’ adoption event and viewing party held at Asheville Brewing, Feb. 7

From Asheville Humane Society: Puppy Bowl Adoption Event & Viewing Party Sunday, February 7 | 2 – 5 PM The Carolina Panthers aren’t the only ones headed to the big game. Once again, Asheville Humane Society has puppies in the starting lineup for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XII! Join us in the Game Room at […]

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State report explains science behind initial coal ash classifications

From North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – State environmental experts released the scientific data used to determine the risk level each coal ash pond presents to public health and the environment. This classification will determine the closure timeline for each of Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash ponds in accordance with a […]

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Buxton Hall celebrates women in Asheville’s bar scene at monthly Velvet & Lace event, Feb. 4

From Our VOICE: Who: Buxton Hall presents Velvet & Lace, back for round three! What: A celebration of the female presence in Asheville’s bar scene, with 10% of sales benefiting Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s rape crisis center. Where: The next event is February 4th at Buxton Hall, beginning at 10 pm. This month will feature bombshell babe and […]

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Hall Fletcher Elementary parents mobilize following proposed school changes

From Hall Fletcher Parents: Asheville, N.C. – In response to the Asheville City Board of Education’s decision to explore major changes at Hall Fletcher Elementary, parents and community members will be knocking on neighborhood doors this Saturday, January 30th at 1pm to ensure Hall Fletcher Elementary parents have an opportunity to provide their input. “In […]

City of Asheville snow recovery updates: Trash collection, bus service, streets and parking garages

From City of Asheville: The City of Asheville’s Sanitation Division has cancelled trash and recycling collection today due to snow covered and icy roads.  Here is the revised trash and recycling collection for this week: ·         Tuesday collect on Tuesday ·         Wednesday collect on Wednesday ·         Thursday collect on Thursday ·         Monday collect on Friday. […]

Area shelters continue code purple activation, offer emergency cold weather services

From City of Asheville: ASHEVILLE — In response to anticipated wintry weather, Asheville shelters will offer emergency cold weather services to people who are currently experiencing homelessness and would not otherwise have a safe, warm place to stay. To minimize risk to people in Asheville and Buncombe County, when the temperature falls below 32 degrees (or […]

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New entrepreneurial/startup series launches in Asheville, Jan. 26

From Venture Asheville: Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has become the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 150 cities and 65 countries worldwide. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, the event is designed to help entrepreneurs connect to partners, mentors and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Structured like an intimate fireside […]