Give!Local geographic distrib of donors

Give!Local fundraisin­g tops $80,000 in final weeks

With just over two weeks left in this year’s giving campaign, Give!Local has surpassed both previous years’ final totals. Direct contributions now exceed $69,000; adding in $12,000 in matching grants, this year’s total giving now exceeds $80,000. The Give!Local campaign ends Dec. 31. So where are the donations coming from? Geographically, the east side of […]

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Environmen­t leads in Give!Local donations

If dollars were votes, the environment would be the winner at the halfway point in this year’s Give!Local campaign — in large measure due to strong outreach efforts by The Collider and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Mountain Xpress is sponsoring Give!Local, a two-month, end-of-year giving campaign that allows local WNC residents to donate to any […]

Air quality forecast for 11-04&5-17

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Saturday & Sunday, Nov 4-5: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5 2017, are code YELLOW air quality forecast days for the valleys and ridgetops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 […]

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Air quality forecast for Wed, Aug. 23: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 200 College Street, Suite 330 Asheville, NC 28801 […]

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Air quality forecast for Tuesday, Aug. 22: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 52 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 […]

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Air quality forecast for Monday, Aug. 21: Moderate (YELLOW)

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. Click on here for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 Air Quality […]

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Cold Mountain fire now 75 percent contained

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina: Location: The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated acreage: Approximately 132 acres Containment (as of 2/21, 4 p.m.): […]

Cold Mountain fire 02-19-17

Cold Mountain fire now 50 percent contained

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina: Location: The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated acreage: Approximately 132 acres Containment (as of 2/20, 4 p.m.): […]

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Cold Mountain fire burning in Shining Rock Wilderness Area

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina: Location: The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated acreage: Approximately 134 acres Containment (as of 2/19, 4 p.m.): […]

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Air quality forecast for Monday, Jan. 9: Moderate (YELLOW)

Release from the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency: Monday, January 9, 2017, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected […]

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The Collider participates in world climate simulation Oct. 11

Press release: Asheville one of 20+ cities worldwide participating in World Climate simulation on Tuesday, Oct. 11; event at The Collider open to the public (reservations required) WHAT: Asheville will be one of more than 20 cities around the world where World Climate simulations will be held this week. Other locations include cities in Ghana, […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday, Sept. 10: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, September 10, 2016, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777

Asheville Police searching for Rospel Alejandro Meza-Montelongo

From the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Searching for Rospel Alejandro Meza-Montelongo Asheville, NC (July 13, 2016): The Asheville Police Department is searching for Rospel Alejandro Meza-Montelongo. Meza-Montelongo has outstanding warrants for Assault on Female, Communicating Threats, Assault by Strangulation and Felonious Restraint. He is believed to be in the South Asheville / Airport […]

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One less Crank[e] amongst us: On the passing of Ken Hanke

The inimitable Ken Hanke died yesterday evening. He had been ailing from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for some years and was feeling ill in the last few days. Ken informed, entertained, challenged, irritated and enthralled readers for years with his movie reviews, thousands of them. He was also an inspiring force behind the Asheville Film […]

Asheville gymnast makes American Ninja Warrior finals, again

From the press release: Asheville, NC- Four-time Olympic gymnastic coach Miles Avery and his U.S. Olympic Gold Medal protege Paul Hamm, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hamm), competed in tonight’s (7/27/16), American Ninja Warrior contest on NBC. Mr. Avery (Asheville, NC) finished well enough to make the Philadelphia, PA finals at the age of 57, making him, once more, the […]