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A woman crafting a vase on a clay wheel.

Clay Fest at the Folk Art Center on June 9th

For six hours on Saturday, June 9th, the hill behind the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be filled with twenty potters selling ceramic wares for both décor and function.

Andrus Award winner Betsy Cantrell (R) with AARP North Carolina President Dr. Catherine Sevier.

Local AARP Volunteer Wins Andrus Award

At a regional fraud prevention event held by elder advocates across the Mountain Region, AARP volunteer Betsy Cantrell was presented with the AARP Andrus Award for her outstanding contributions to improving the lives of adults as they age.

Sarah Pressley, recipient of the DAISY Award.

Park Ridge Health Celebrates DAISY Award

Park Ridge Health invites the community to join in congratulating the newest winner of the DAISY Award, Sarah Pressley, RN. Sarah is part of the Park Ridge Health Medical-Surgery team.

Participants and employers at a jobs fair.

North Carolina’s Releases April Employment Figures

The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent.

A shark swimming in an aquarium.

Team ECCO Announces New Shark Hatchling

A baby shark recently hatched at The Aquarium and Shark Lab of Team ECCO. It has been transferred into an acrylic grow chamber, suspended in the main tank.

A waterway with greenery and flowers.

The Pigeon River Fund Awards $217,010 to Local Environmental Groups

The Pigeon River Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently awarded $217,010 to environmental groups working to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitats, expand public use and access to waterways, and increase water quality awareness.

Containers of snap peas on a checkered farmers market table.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Spring produce is best known for its bright, crisp varieties, including sugar snap peas and kohlrabi. Both have made their first market appearances this year, but still only in small quantities, so get there early if you want to catch these treats.

A wood stove cooking tea and bread.

Health Experts Discuss North Carolina Woodstove Changeout Program

The American Lung Association recently held a teleconference discussing the North Carolina Woodstove Changeout Program. The program works to improve indoor and outdoor air quality by removing old, highly polluting, low efficiency wood stoves.

Elk in the wild on a grassland.

Tips for Seeing Elk in Western North Carolina

At one time, centuries ago, elk were plentiful in the southern Appalachians, but overhunting led to a decline by 1790. In 2001, the National Park Service successfully reintroduced elk to the Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making sightings possible today.