The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and NC State University have wrapped up the first year of urban bear study in Asheville. “While it is too early in the study to make any conclusions, we were impressed by the size and health of the yearling bears we handled,” reads a passage from NC Wildlifer.
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, […]
“The Future of WNC’s National Forests,” hosted by Carolina Public Press, will be held tomorrow morning, featuring a live interview followed by a public Q&A period with panelists from National Forests of North Carolina, American Whitewater, The Wilderness Society and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
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 […]
From WLOS: The city’s crime rate rose 8 percent in 2013 for some crimes compared to the previous year. The city’s rise came as the state’s overall crime rate dropped by 7 percent. This is the third consecutive crime rate increase for the city. Click here for the full story & video.
Xpress made some new friends today when children from Hot Springs Community Learning Center toured the offices at 2 Wall St. (in the Miles Building) for a field trip.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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.
Just minutes after midnight on Halloween night, the rain turned to snow, blanketing Western North Carolina in a wintery scene in the midst of the fall season.
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories and warnings for eleven Western North Carolina counties, effective from Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m., to Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Follow #avlsnomg for updates as conditions progress.
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. […]
The weather could get a little scary in the Asheville area late Halloween night and into Saturday, with high winds, the coldest temperatures of the season and, yes, even snow is possible.
Press Release From Eliada Homes: Every year, Eliada staff work hard to make the holidays a special time for the children in our care. We try to fill each child’s Wish List, and we have a huge campus-wide Holiday Party. We hope you will join us once again this year to help create Christmas memories […]
ASHEVILLE — 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.
From WLOS: BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — Thursday marks the third bomb threat this week at Charles D. Owen High School. A total of six bomb threats have been reported at area schools just this week. One at Tuscola High School, two at McDowell High School and now three at Charles D. Owen High School. Detectives […]
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.