From The Land Trust for The Little Tennessee Press Release (Franklin, NC)—104 acres of forested land in the view-shed of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Jackson County are now conserved thanks to two local landowners and The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee. LTLT worked with landowners Joan Byrd and George Rector to conserve the […]
From French Broad River Academy Press Release Asheville, NC–The French Broad River Academy (FBRA) has broken ground and started construction on its new facility along the banks of the French Broad River in Woodfin in the New Year. After securing a donation of three riverfront acres adjacent to the Riverside Business Park, architect Robert Todd […]
Asheville Citizen-Times The N.C. Highway Patrol says an 81-year-old woman is dead after driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 near Morganton and hitting another car. State troopers said Ruth Whisnant was killed Thursday morning when she headed west on eastbound I-40 and crashed head-on into another car around 4 a.m. Click here for the […]
From N.C.Department of Health and Human Services Press Release RALEIGH – Friday, Jan. 2, marks the fifth anniversary of North Carolina’s smoke-free restaurants and bars law. The smoke-free law prohibits smoking in enclosed areas of most restaurants and bars, with limited exceptions for private clubs and some cigar bars. The health outcome results for this law are significant […]
From Duke University Press Release DURHAM, N.C. — The southern U.S. had the nation’s lowest five-year survival rate among those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2003-2004, according to new research. Fifteen percent of people diagnosed with HIV and 27 percent of those diagnosed with AIDS in that year had died within five years of […]
After receiving a donation of thousands of photographs dating from 1884 to the mid-1990s, The Community Foundation of Henderson County decided to put the historic images on display at weekly slideshows. And though the images are in the good care of CFHC, the foundation is asking the public for help in identifying historic events, faces and […]
According to a study from the The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy and the Budget & Tax Center, North Carolinians with the lowest income pay more than 40 percent more in taxes (as a percent of their income) compared to the state’s wealthiest residents. The ITEP even calls the state and local tax system “unfair,” […]
The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory from 10 p.m. tonight to 10 a.m. tomorrow morning, Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Thinking of taking a day-trip (or trip-trip) for the upcoming three-day weekend? Good news! According to the National Park Service, all national parks across the country are waiving entrance fees on Monday, Jan. 19, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Swannanoa Valley Museum announces three dates of informational meetings for two different educational hiking clubs in the area: The Swannanoa Rim Hike series and the Valley History Explorer series. More from the Swannanoa Valley Museum: Thursday, January 15th & 22nd, 2015 & Thursday, February 12th, 2015 Learn about the Swannanoa Rim Hike Series and […]
From WLOS: Xander, 3, has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. A drive began Thursday at CarePartners in hopes of finding a match. … The bone marrow drive continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CarePartners Health in the Homecare IDG Room of the CarePartners Health Services main building and the Seymour […]
A combination of chemical and biological controls is being employed to combat woolly adelgid infestation of WNC’s hemlock trees — with some optimistic results — according to a report from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
With temperatures dangerously low in the single digits on Wednesday night, this sweet mother dog wandered the streets looking for a safe place to have her babies. She crawled up onto the porch of a home in the Emma neighborhood of West Asheville and delivered eight, tiny puppies.
Asheville Citizen-Times By Sabian Warren: Yvonne Lewis, 67, of Arden, died after being struck by a car on Merrimon Avenue, Asheville police Sgt. Dave Romick said. The accident was reported at 7:42 a.m. on Merrimon near the Coleman Avenue intersection. Click here for the full story. Anyone who may have witnessed the crime is asked […]
Press Release From Park Ridge Health Hendersonville, N.C. (January 8, 2015) – Park Ridge Health welcomes to its extensive team of physicians Dr. Shannon Hunter, a board-certified otolaryngologist who has been serving patients of all ages in western North Carolina for more than 10 years. Dr. Hunter will be joining Dr. Michael Stalford, Dr. Michael […]
Press Release From Barokas PR: BELLEVUE, Wash. — December 15, 2014 — After full days of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) battles, Carson Goins took first place in the Senior Division at the 2014/2015 Pokémon City Championships in Fort Mill, SC and Columbia, SC. Along with the coveted titles and City Championship trophies, Carson […]
The two-day bone marrow drive for three-year-old Xander Valentin will be held at CarePartners Health Services on Friday, Jan. 9 in the Homecare IDG Room — and at the Seymour Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 10. Both locations are in the facility at 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Press Release From Delete Blood Cancer: Asheville, NC, January 5, […]
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for multiple Western North Carolina counties Wednesday, Jan. 7, and Thursday, Jan. 8. “Wednesday, cold wave likely,” reads a passage from the NWS’s report. “An arctic airmass will settle Southward across the region starting Wednesday and persist into Friday. Temperatures will likely run 10 to […]
Firestorm Café and Books is coming back with a bang — revamped, refurbished — and in West Asheville. Soon to be located at 610 Haywood Road (formerly home to Pro Bikes), Firestorm Café and Books originally opened downtown in March 2008 in the Commerce Street space now occupied by the new Ethiopian restaurant Addissae. In April 2014, […]
Press Release From Blue Ridge Biofuels: CEO Woodrow Eaton says, “We’ll be maintaining jobs in Western North Carolina while creating new jobs at the Catawba County production facility. Under a new partnership with Peak Energy we will be opening a new biodiesel and used cooking oil collection terminal in Asheville. This terminal will support all […]
In a piece originally titled “Remembering Max and Rosie’s,” Katie Herzog, social editor at Grist, takes a look back at Asheville’s changing cultural landscape over the last 10-ish years. The commentary, originally written for Charlotte’s NPR station in October, shows both Herzog’s nostalgia of Asheville’s “weirdo” population from a different time and her sadness that it has evolved […]