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Santa Claus on top of a fire truck driving through a neighborhood.

Mills River Santa Tour Returns on Saturday, Dec. 10th

The Mills River Fire Department, in partnership with the Mills River Parks and Recreation Department and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, is bringing Santa Claus to Mills River neighborhoods on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 9:00 am.

People assembling meal kits at a food drive.

Giving Tuesday: How Will You Give Back Today?

On Giving Tuesday, people around the globe will come together in unity and showing kindness and generosity in all its forms by giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. 

A wildefire in the mountains.

Foresters Urge Caution During Fall Wildfire Season

As we head into fall wildfire season in North Carolina, the N.C. Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service urge visitors and North Carolinians to be cautious with campfires and when burning yard debris.

A tree farm at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village.

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm is Now Open

Discover the magic of the season with a choose-and-cut Christmas Tree adventure at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville.

A green globe sculpture outside of a stone and glass building.

Trustee Ousted from Asheville Art Museum Board

An outspoken member of the Asheville Art Museum’s board, the only current trustee to speak publicly about employee complaints of mistreatment, was recently ousted from the board and removed as a museum volunteer.