Sick Child Receiving Treatment

Pertussis Info from Department of Public Health

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Following the recent outbreak of pertussis in Henderson County, local schools are following the guidelines and recommendations from the NC Department of Health Communicable Disease Center to ensure the health and safety of students and staff.

Local Farmers Market

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

All through the winter, area farmers tailgate markets are full of provisions from vegetables to meats, fruits to cheese, bread to eggs, and everything in between.

Apples

Local Schools Win in NC Crunch Contest

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Schools in Haywood, Buncombe and Halifax counties recently earned top honors in the apple-focused NC Crunch Contest sponsored by the N.C. Farm to School Cooperative.

Public Service Announcement Class

New Class Combines Criminal Justice and Theatre

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017

Brevard College has an exciting new class that takes students out of the classroom and puts them on set. A Special Topics Seminar, the class focuses on Public Service Announcement (PSA) creation.

Agritourism

Agritourism Farms Offer Holiday Attractions

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017

Whether you are looking to cut your own Christmas tree, or take a sleigh ride with Santa, North Carolina farms offer an abundance of options for family fun this holiday season.

Swannanoa Solstice

A Swannanoa Solstice Holiday Concert Tunes Up Dec. 17th

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017

Recording artists Al Petteway, Amy White and Robin Bullock lead the annual holiday concert “A Swannanoa Solstice” on Dec. 17th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville.

A Rake on Fallen Leaves

Fall Leaf Collection Update

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

During this time of year area leaf collection is the heaviest, and the Public Works Department is working diligently to get the leaves picked up on all streets within the city limits as well as city parks and cemetery.

Kitchen

Keep Listeria Out of Your Kitchen

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

If you eat food contaminated with bacteria called Listeria, you could get so sick that you have to be hospitalized. And for certain vulnerable people, the illness could be fatal.

Debt Bills

FTC Halts Abusive Debt Collection Operation

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

You have the right to be treated fairly by debt collectors. Under federal law, they can’t use abusive, deceptive or unfair practices to collect from you. But not all debt collectors play by the rules.

Sweet Bear Rescue Farm

Sanctuary Brewing Owners Open Nonprofit Animal Rescue Farm

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017

Hendersonville is now home to its very own animal sanctuary: Sweet Bear Rescue Farm. The nonprofit is the culmination of a dream by Lisa McDonald and Joe Dinan, passionate animal activists and owners of nearby Sanctuary Brewing Co.

Dog Chewing on Bone

No Bones (or Bone Treats) About It

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017

Many dog owners know not to toss a turkey or chicken bone to their dog; those bones are just too brittle. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the risk goes beyond that.

Snowy Road

Getting Traction: Tips for Traveling in Winter Weather

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017

The weather has a habit of changing pretty quickly, especially during the winter season. Powerful winter storms driven by jet streams can bring copious amounts of snow and ice, along with blowing snow and whiteout conditions.

Raw Cookie Dough

A New Reason to Not Eat Raw Cookie Dough

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine has revealed unwanted findings. Although it is a low-moisture food, raw flour can be a vehicle for foodborne pathogens.

Hollywild Holiday Lights

Christmas Lights at Hollywild

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2017

Once again, this family-oriented event will offer an unforgettable opportunity for children and adults alike to share and embrace the Christmas spirit.

25th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition Grand Prize Winner

25th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2017

Talented gingerbread artists coast-to-coast recently came together to showcase their intricate, tasty creations, while celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the National Gingerbread House Competition, hosted at The Omni Grove Park Inn.

YMCA of Western NC

YMCA of Western NC Named LGBTQ Championing Y

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017

The YMCA of Western North Carolina has been named an LGBTQ Championing YMCA by the YMCA of the USA in recognition of its diversity and inclusion work in the LGBTQ community.