Warrriors of AniKituwha dance at Smoky Mountain Elementary

Press Release From The Museum of the Cherokee Indian: The Warriors of AniKituhwa danced at Smoky Mountain Elementary School on Friday, November 14, as part of Native American Heritage Month celebrations. The whole school observed and some students and teachers participated in dancing. The Warriors are cultural ambassadors for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, […]

Asheville joins nationwide campaign to end veteran homelessness

Press Release From The City of Asheville ASHEVILLE – Mayor Esther Manheimer has signed on to the Mayors’ Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by the end of 2015, a program initiated earlier in the year by First Lady Michelle Obama. Ending veteran homelessness means reaching the point where there are no veterans sleeping on our […]

AC-T: Man drops off corpse at Mission Hospital in Asheville, takes off

Asheville Citizen-Times By Sabian Warren: ASHEVILLE – City police are looking for answers after they say a man dropped off a corpse at Mission Hospital, then fled. Police have identified the dead man as Logan Michael Pitman, 26, of Bakersville, according to a search warrant at the Buncombe County magistrate’s office. But investigators are still […]

UNC Asheville’s new observatory hosts first public viewing of stars and deep-sky objects, Nov. 14

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s new Lookout Observatory will host its first free public viewing session of stars and other deep sky objects at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. Weather conditions permitting, the observatory’s low-pitched roof will slide back to reveal star clusters, nebulae, double stars and galaxies, viewed through 14-inch optical telescopes under […]

The Asheville History Center presents special lecture on the importance of storytelling in Appalachian society, Nov. 22

Press Release From The Asheville History Center at the Smith McDowell House: ASHEVILLE, NC – Nov. 7, 2014 – The Asheville History Center-Smith McDowell House will present a special lecture and program on the significance of oral and written story telling in Appalachian culture. The presentation will be held in the Manheimer Room of the […]

State directs Duke Energy to resubmit groundwater plans for coal ash facilities

Press Release From NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – State officials this week directed Duke Energy to resubmit its plans for assessing groundwater at North Carolina’s 14 coal ash facilities because the plans the company submitted to the state in September are inadequate. The N.C. Division of Water Resources requested in August […]

Wild for Life, a rehabilitation center for birds of prey, houses animals like Rufous the screech owl, who was brought to the facility after being struck by a car in October 2003. He now lives at the center as an "animal ambassador," traveling to schools and presentations discussing how humans can help prevent animal injury. Photo by Hayley Benton

Taming the Wild: Urbanization pits humans against animals

“We got a call from a lady in Horse Shoe; it was a Sunday morning,” remembers Mary Beth Bryman. “There was a Canada goose in her bedroom.”

She told them her husband had gone to church early that morning. After making herself a cup of coffee, she’d returned to her bedroom to open the blinds — and realized she wasn’t the only one there.

Horne Creek stream restoration will close Pilot Mountain State Park river access area

Press Release From North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – To accommodate a major stream restoration of Horne Creek in Surry County, Pilot Mountain State Park will close the Bean Shoals Access at the northern side of its Yadkin River section beginning Monday, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. […]

WLOS: Swain County magistrate resigns rather than officiate gay marriages

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 […]