Children rescued after tubing accident on French Broad River

ALEXANDER, N.C. (WLOS) — Two children were rescued after a tubing accident Monday on the French Broad River in Asheville. Firefighters said two adults and two children were tubing when they hit a rock and flipped about 3 p.m. The children floated away. Two people on shore saw what happened...
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Henderson County,

New thrift store in Henderson County to benefit local animal rescue

On Saturday, June 26, Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue will celebrate a grand opening for its new thrift store at 235 St. John Road in the St. John’s Market Place. The store opening is a milestone for the small, local shelter that has been rescuing dogs and cats throughout the area for over 12 years, the organization said in a news release.

Asheville Humane Thrift Store moving to larger retail space

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A thrift store in the mountains is moving to a new, larger location, with proceeds going to help out rescued animals. Asheville Humane Thrift Store announced earlier in June that it would be moving to a larger retail space in the River Ridge Marketplace shopping center. As the store prepares for a reopening date of July 1 in their new location, everything at the current Patton Avenue location is half off in price.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING. Public Notice is hereby given that the Town of Weaverville Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a special called meeting in which to hold a Public Hearing, following quasi-judicial procedures, on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 7:00p.m., or at such time as the Board reaches the matter. This meeting will occur within Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC to consider the following item:
Asheville, NCMountain Xpress

Asheville needs less shouting, more listening

Asheville these days is struggling with how to address the many conundrums we face as a diverse and growing community, but a bit of local history may point the way forward. Conflict is normal and natural: It can be constructive or destructive depending on how it’s handled. A whole-community approach.

Delta variant expected to send COVID-19 hospitalizations up this fall, WNC doctor says

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Right now, the number of cases of the latest strain of COVID-19 is doubling every two weeks, according to AdventHealth CMO Dr. Teresa Herbert. Herbert said the Delta COVID-19 variant is now responsible for 10 percent of all coronavirus cases in the United States. Unfortunately, the Delta variant spreads easily and can cause more severe disease, she said.
Mars Hill,

Is the new O'Reilly Auto Parts open in Mars Hill?

MARS HILL, N.C. (WLOS) — It's become more common to see businesses closing doors rather than opening them, due to the pandemic. So one viewer wants to know if a new auto parts store in Madison County still plans to open. "What is going on with the O’Reilly’s in Mars...
Buncombe County,

Lynch named Buncombe County Schools 2021 Principal of the Year

SWANNANOA, N.C. (WLOS) — Buncombe County Schools 2021 Principal of the Year Carrie Lynch has been busy recently greeting students participating in this year's summer academy. For the last four years, Lynch has been the top administrator at W.D. Williams Elementary School. She said it has been a trying year...

Asheville Detectives Seeking Help to Locate Missing Juvenile

𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗝𝘂𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗹𝗲. Joseph Rose 14 years old..White male. 5'2" 140 pounds. Detectives are asking for help to locate a missing juvenile, Joseph Rose. He was last seen this morning in the area of Louisiana Avenue in West Asheville. He frequents the areas of Haywood Road...
Flat Rock,

Art on the Farm Workshop in August at The Horse Shoe Farm

The Gallery at Flat Rock will collaborate with The Horse Shoe Farm in Hendersonville to offer Art on the Farm, a series of immersive workshops led by artists. Marsha Hammel will lead the first workshop, which takes place Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8. Morning and afternoon sessions on the fundamentals of painting in Hammel’s Classic Modernist style will be held in a spacious room that is open to the outdoors and filled with natural light. “A workshop like this brings new ideas and approaches to everyone—including the instructor,” Hammel says. “We have all been sequestered in our studios this year. It will be exciting to share creative experiences personally.”