Children First/Communities in Schools’ summer camp gives low-income students a chance to ride horses, raft, zipline and hike each summer. Photos by Jodi Ford.
No-see-ums, also known as sand flies, can ruin a beach vacation. Learn more about these tiny pests (and others) to protect yourself from bites.
It’s time to say goodbye (or good riddance) to Bele Chere, and Xpress wants you to help write the festival’s obituary. Use #RIPBeleChere to be part of the fun this weekend.
As temperatures rise this summer, the Council on Aging of Buncombe County wants to help local seniors and persons with disabilities stay cool. However, of the 152 fans and eight air conditioning units the local nonprofit purchased this year, 50 fans and all of the air conditioning units have been given out as of today, June 17. (Photo courtesy of Council of Aging of Buncombe County)
While reporting this weeks cover story, we spent some time with the Asheville Fire Department. Here is a slideshow from their summer camp for young adults.
On June 20 at 7:09 p.m. EDT, we officially entered summer as people across the Northern Hemisphere noted the summer solstice. This event occurs at when the Earth’s northern axis is at its greatest tilt toward the Sun. It is because our planet is tilted on its axis of rotation by about 23.5 degrees that we experience seasons.