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.


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 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.


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.