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. […]
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.
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, […]