Blue Ridge Literacy Council was awarded a NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation grant to launch, in partnership with Smart Start, a Family Literacy program.
Would you like to enjoy your trip to work, to school or for errands a little bit more? Are you interested in getting together with like-minded individuals to have fun while increasing your physical activity and decreasing your gas consumption?
Get close to nature and enjoy the benefits. Gardening can be a great way to enjoy physical activity, beautify the community, and go green.
The Hendersonville Symphony League is hitting all the right notes as it readies to present its largest event of the year, the 2017 Black and White Ball.
The WNC Farmers Market will host Asheville’s 28th Annual Spring Herb Festival May 5-7, bringing together more than 35,000 buyers from around the area and across the South.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional public input through May 25th on the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs transformation (also known as “Medicaid reform”).
NAMI Western Carolina, a local affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month in May to raise awareness about mental illness.
State health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a part of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month, observed in April.
Instead of just sending student artwork home to display on parents’ refrigerators, Dana Elementary recently displayed its young artists’ work for the whole community to enjoy at an Arts Night.
Dining Out for Life invites you to join your friends, family and co-workers on Thursday, April 27th for the 15th annual Dining Out For Life benefit to support the mission of the Western North Carolina AIDS Project.
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every celebration party is different.
Performing the music of the great Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the band will be jumpin’ and the joint will begin to swing until everyone in the historic barn theatre is singin’ and dancin’ to the Jailhouse Rock!
Miguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure as playwright, poet and tax collector, has been thrown into a dungeon in Seville to await trial by the Inquisition for an offense against the Church.
Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.
Buncombe County Commissioners voted to authorize incentives to Avadim Technologies that promises to bring 551 new jobs and invest $25.4 million in the area, reports Carolina Public Press’s Amanda James.
It has been about a month since most areas of North Carolina saw their last freeze, and for local strawberry growers and eaters that means the second wave of strawberries is almost here.
Summer is just around the corner, and with it a break from the hectic routines of the school year.
The students at East Henderson High School recently held a Farmworker Awareness Movie Night. Students were encouraged to ponder the question “Where does all of our food come from?”
The Nantahala National Forest is warning visitors going to Panthertown on the Nantahala Ranger District to be on the look-out for black bears.
Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library Foundation will co-host the annual Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference May 18-21.
Chirping birds, babbling brooks, soft rain showers, and children gleefully playing outdoors – these sounds of spring bring us joy, especially after a long winter.
Brevard Music Center (BMC) is pleased to announce that single tickets for all 2017 summer festival performances are now on sale to the general public.
A female monarch recently made her way to Painters Greenhouse to lay eggs on native milkweed plants.
Knowing what type of grass is in your yard, coupled with the scientific results of a soil test, can help homeowners know when the best time to fertilize is and what products are most appropriate to use.
The apple blossoms throughout Henderson County are in full bloom. The apple trees produce gorgeous delicate spring blossoms waiting on bees for pollination to produce some of the best apples in Western North Carolina.
“Can I email the Harvard Library to find out if this collection is digitized?” “How do I cite a patent in my annotated bibliography?” “This author wants to Facetime us for an interview!”
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017. This certified course winds through scenic Hendersonville and Laurel Park.
Each spring, thousands upon thousands of beautiful and brightly colored tulips fill the formal flowerbeds of the Walled Garden.
A new scholarship is being offered to Brevard College students pursuing a degree in the criminal justice program, thanks to Tim and Patricia Powers.
In 1962, NASA chose a scenic location in Transylvania County, North Carolina, to establish the East Coast satellite tracking station during the infancy of the U.S. space program.
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Pardee Hospital and United Community Bank will host the 8th Annual Camp Field Day at Ton-A-Wandah on May 11th from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm.
North Carolina has almost 5 million acres of farmland, but a new crop of solar installations popping up around the state has some concerned that renewable energy could make some of that land unavailable.
Kick off the spring outdoor season in the Appalachians at what will be an epic 20th annual French Broad River Festival.
When we think of great art, we think of that which stands the test of time. But not all creative efforts strive for permanence.
The City of Hendersonville is pleased to announce that they are now offering “Ivy” rain barrels through a new rain barrel program.
Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables and get some exercise as you work on a project together.
Players of music, tellers of mountain tales and ghost stories step out from large outdoor art and remind us of our romantic past at the upcoming dedication of four Asheville outdoor historical murals.
In their continuing efforts to improve the convenient musculoskeletal care WNC residents receive and to enhance access, Blue Ridge Bone & Joint is offering orthopedic urgent care services at their Fleming Street office.
Slated to roll out this summer, the district’s “Meals On the Bus” mobile feeding site has already inspired community organizations to work together to feed students in need.
Bottle rockets flew through the air, forensic mystery cases were solved, and the trajectory of lasers were mapped out all in one day.
Spring is here and the growing season is upon us! Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the season.
April showers bring May flowers. April also is a good time to plant seeds for a financially fit future. After all, April is Financial Literacy Month.
The sixth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run, the muddy obstacle race held in Hendersonville, is scheduled for June 3rd. The annual event benefits Hands On!, the children’s museum located in downtown Hendersonville.
Peep, chirp, quack! Live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys, can carry harmful germs called Salmonella.
That is the question folks in Henderson County are asking after the announcement of the inaugural Carl Sandburg Heritage Golf Tournament, to be played on October 16th, 2017.
Historic Downtown Hendersonville is excited to announce that the local Main Street Program was once again, for the fourth year in a row, recognized with an “Award of Merit” during the annual NC Main Street Awards Ceremony.
Hands On! was one of 41 science centers across the state to recently receive a grant award as part of the $2.44 million North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program.
Asparagus, broccoli, greens, herbs, mushrooms, peanuts, spinach, and sweet potatoes are currently in season in North Carolina.
Turning on a small reading lamp by your bed is as easy as flipping a switch. But, the electricity that powers your tiny light starts miles and miles away.
Artist applications are available for the 58th annual Art on Main Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina.