NC Big Sweep 2014

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Join the region’s largest river, stream and roadside cleanup on Saturday, September 6th! Continue reading

Farm to Table Dinner Benefits Local Organic Farmers

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A dream team of local food organizations are partnering to announce the September 29th benefit to fund a project bringing bulk organic animal feed to WNC. Continue reading

NCDA&CS Service to Offer New Price Reports for Local Products

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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services’ is launching a series of new reports focusing on locally produced agricultural products. Continue reading

Great Grilling Tips

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Warm weather (and even cold weather, for some hardy souls) inspires us to cook on the grill. Grilling adds a unique, smoky flavor to foods, and it’s a super-quick cooking method. Continue reading

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents the Mystery of Irma Vep

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Flat Rock Playhouse presents the zany and hysterical play, The Mystery of Irma Vep, through September 14th at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Continue reading

Opening Reception for Exhibition Featuring Creative Works of Tim Murray

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The Brevard College Art Department will host an opening reception for an exhibition featuring the creative work of professor emeritus Tim Murray on Friday, Sept. 5. Continue reading

13th Organicfest on September 7th

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Asheville’s annual Organicfest celebration will bring thousands to Pack Square Park to celebrate everything organic, green and healthy! Continue reading

Walk & Bike to School Safely

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Children need a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Continue reading

Fish is Known as a Brain Food & It Just Got Even Smarter

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The consequences of a stroke could be fatal if not handled appropriately. Continue reading

Headwaters Outfitters to Offer Tour Along the French Broad River

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On select Fridays in September, Headwaters Outfitters will offer their most popular guided canoe trip, “Discovery at Dusk.” Continue reading

Advance Tickets Now Available for N.C. Mountain State Fair

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The N.C. Mountain State Fair will return to the Western N.C. Agricultural Center for another run of family fun Sept. 5-14, and advance tickets are now available. Continue reading

Bacteria Monitoring in the French Broad watershed

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Join WNCA’s French Broad Riverkeeper as we sample water in the French Broad watershed for bacterial pollution. Continue reading

School Has Started – Watch for Buses

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School buses are back on the road, so be especially careful during your morning and afternoon commute. Continue reading

Here’s Hope 2014, a Fashion Show and Garden Party Benefit

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The Hope Chest for Women is hosting its second annual fashion show and fall garden party called, Here’s Hope 2014, at the Omni Grove Park Inn on September 13th, 2014. Continue reading

Ecology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains Course Begins Soon

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This fall, from Sept. 16 – Nov. 8, join Western North Carolina Alliance staffers and the College for Seniors (CFS) for a six-week course on the Ecology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Continue reading

Leaf-peeping and Wine Go Together at Biltmore this Fall

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A mix of colorful outdoor beauty, wine appreciation and sumptuous culinary offerings populate Biltmore’s fall calendar, starting in September. Continue reading

ASAP’s Farm Tour on September 20 – 21

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Just what is the Farm Tour? On September 20-21, 2014, the gates and barns of WNC farms open to the public—even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors. Continue reading

American Political Economist Robert Reich to Speak on Sept. 18

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The Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College will welcome American Political Economist Robert Reich as its 7th Annual J.R. McDowell Speaker on Thursday, September 18. Continue reading

Recycling Bras

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Back in the day, undergarments were often called “unmentionables” in polite company. Continue reading

State Sets Fracking Hearing in WNC for September 12

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After requests from individuals, organizations and businesses in Western North Carolina, the Mining and Energy Commission has voted unanimously to hold a public hearing on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) rules in this part of the state. Continue reading

Child Labor in NC Photography Exhibit

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Peering from across a century, many children look older than their years in photographs captured by Lewis Hines in the mill villages of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan and other North Carolina counties. Continue reading

Seen a Wild Turkey? Wildlife Commission Wants to Know

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys this summer. Continue reading

What Is Smart911?

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Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Continue reading

N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Provides Grants to 14 Local Governments

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State officials announced the award of $4.4 million in grants from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to 14 local governments for parks and recreation projects. Continue reading

Giving Blood Saves Lives

Give the gift of life – Donate blood!  The nation’s blood banks are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies. Continue reading

Prevent Lead Poisoning

There are ten simple steps can help you save children from environmental hazards around the home. Continue reading

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

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Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them? Continue reading

A Recycling Truck Made from Recyclables

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Green Toys is a California company turning milk jugs into children’s toys. One of their popular items is a big, green recycling truck. The truck has a movable bed and an open and shut rear door. Plus, it has no metal axles, so … Continue reading

Henderson County Library Mobile App Now Available

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The Henderson County Public Library is now mobile. With our new mobile app, you can browse or search for titles, place holds, access your account, and contact any of our branches with just a few taps. Using Boopsie technology, the library’s app is … Continue reading

EPA’s Lead-Safe Certification Program Important for Consumers

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Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to poison your child and put your family at risk. Continue reading

Receive 2-week Start Kit from QuitlineNC!

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We would like to make you aware of an exciting initiative sponsored by QuitlineNC. Continue reading

Are You a Good Leader?

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Maybe, maybe not. It depends, are you kind? Did you know that to be a successful leader you need to be kind? Continue reading

Identity Theft and Scam Alert

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Increasingly in the state of North Carolina, as well as nationally, the reported incidents of Identity Theft and of citizens being scammed are on the rise. Continue reading

2013 Newcomer’s Guide to Henderson County, NC

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Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Henderson County is both beautiful and breathtaking. Hendersonville is known as the “City of Four Seasons,” an ideal community for young families, retirees and all those in between. Continue reading

Tips To Staying Safe And Warm During Ice Storm Recovery

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A heavy buildup of ice from the winter storms can take a toll on trees and power lines causing widespread outages, and the damage could take several days to repair. Continue reading

Grove Park Inn Celebrates Centennial with Yearlong Festivities

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The Grove Park Inn has maintained its status as one of the nation’s most acclaimed resorts since opening its doors in 1913. Continue reading

Blue Ridge Metals Announces Expansion

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Blue Ridge Metals Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of Central Yoshida Corporation, headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, is pleased to announce the expansion of the company’s North American manufacturing facility located in Fletcher, NC. Continue reading

Be Prepared with Key Facts About Flood Readiness

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Hurricane season is here and what that usually means in Western North Carolina is the possibility of flooding. Continue reading

Visitor Spending Rises in All North Carolina Counties in 2011

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All of the state’s 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2011, including seven counties that had double-digit increases. Continue reading

Tips for Saving Energy this Fall and Winter

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With winter setting in across the nation, the Environmental Protection Agency encourages Americans to continue to take action to save energy and cut heating costs this winter: Maintain heating equipment: Dirt and neglect are the main causes of heating system failure, so be sure … Continue reading

Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

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Make zero-waste lunches this year: you could prevent 67 pounds of waste and save tons of money! Most parents pack lunch items in single-use plastic bags, aluminum foil, or wax paper, or they purchase single-serving items that come in their own disposable package. … Continue reading

Regional Blood Supply Low, O & B Negative are Urgently Needed

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Specifically, there is an acute shortage of O and B negative blood types. The regional blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America�s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already critically low … Continue reading

Mountain Biking Trails Abound in Pisgah Ranger District in Pisgah National Forest

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The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest contains hundreds of miles of fabulous trails that seem almost specifically designed for a mountain bike, and this is the best time of the year to discover them. Whether it’s your first time on a … Continue reading

Henderson County Curb Market Open Year-Round

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A genuine link with Hendersonville’s historic past has quietly kept its place in the hearts of Henderson County residents and visitors  since 1924. Continue reading

Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

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For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place. Continue reading