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Asheville Artist Jonas Gerard Passes Away at Age 79

Asheville artist Jonas Gerard died Friday, September 25, 2020 peacefully at his home after a period of declining health. Gerard was internationally known for his art, both abstract and representational.

A wide river running through a canopy of trees.

French Broad River Economic Impact Study Seeks Survey Participants

The Mills River Partnership, in conjunction with the French Broad River Partnership, is seeking participants for a survey that will be used to assess the  environmental value and economic benefits of the French Broad River watershed in Western North Carolina.

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NCDHHS Adds Antigen Test Information to COVID-19 Dashboard

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is adding information about antigen testing to the COVID-19 NC Dashboard, including positive COVID-19 cases and deaths diagnosed with an antigen test and the number of antigen tests completed daily.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall,” wrote Oscar Wilde, and that feels especially true this year. This past week’s cooler temperatures have brought the threat of frost to some of the higher-elevation farms in our region.

The exterior of Mission Health's Cancer Center.

Asheville Nurses Union Vote Unprecedented in North Carolina

In what the union hailed as a “landslide vote,” nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville recently voted to approve a union — the first in North Carolina to do so and the largest hospital union win in the South since 1975.

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Amazon’s New Mills River Delivery Station Officially Opens

Amazon’s new delivery station in Mills River is officially open for business. Amazon welcomed associates inside the more than 110,000 square-foot building for the first time this month to celebrate its Day 1 of operation.

A child wearing a mask at a corn maze.

Eliada Corn Maze is Now Open!

Eliada’s non-profit corn maze and popular fall event is now open! All money raised from this six-weekend event benefits Eliada’s vast continuum of care for children and youth.