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River Arts District Sizzles in July

Offerings are as hot as the summer sidewalks in the River Arts District (RAD) as artists open their studios and fill galleries with new work for Second Saturday on July 9. Demonstrations, exhibitions and classes will be a part of the day’s festivities—all with the aim of sharing the abundant creativity and talent in Asheville’s vibrant arts district that features more than 200 artists within a mile-long area along the banks of the French Broad River.
ASHEVILLE, NC
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Dr. John Bryant Guided HCPS Through the Pandemic

Hendersonville – Dr. John Bryant led Henderson County Public Schools through a maze of pandemic changes, including the gradual restoration of in-school learning, during his two-year tenure as superintendent. “We found out what grit looks like,” Bryant said. Schools adjusted with “grace, patience, and collaboration” of teachers, students, families,...
HENDERSONVILLE, NC
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4th Fundraiser Held, Honoring Young Cancer Victim

Weaverville – The following is from Weaverville Assistant Chief Somer Oberlin about Kalina Meinc, an eight-year-old who died of cancer, and a fundraiser being held in her honor. Here is the story in Assistant Chief Obertin’s words:. “Our paths crossed one sunny Saturday in September of 2020. The...
WEAVERVILLE, NC
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Build Your Own Personalized Itinerary for Blue Ridge Craft Trails Month

July is Blue Ridge Craft Trails Month in Henderson County. Three trails—Wandering Flat Rock, The Heart of Hendersonville and Finding Wonder in the Henderson County Outskirts—take visitors to 13 sites across the region. Special events during the month of July will include open houses, demonstrations and kiln firings. “Hosted in partnership between the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Blue Ridge Craft Trails Month celebrates the rich craft traditions—both contemporary and traditional—found in Henderson County and throughout Western North Carolina,” says Leslie Hartley, communications manager for Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, which debuted the trails in 2020.
HENDERSON COUNTY, NC
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$12K grant will help Yancey Co. Humane Society cover vet costs for low-income residents

BURNSVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Yancey County Humane Society received a $12,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love on Thursday, June 23. Petco Love presented the check to Yancey County Humane Society at Petco, located at 962 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, on Thursday to support the shelter's lifesaving work for animals in Yancey County. The grant will help cover veterinary costs for pets of Yancey County residents living on low incomes.
YANCEY COUNTY, NC
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Bear cub in Asheville rescued after getting jar stuck on head

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The NC Wildlife Resources Commission said wildlife biologists recently helped free a young bear cub in Asheville after it got its head stuck in a jar. Biologists said they responded to the scene soon after the cub was spotted and reported. When they arrived, they...
ASHEVILLE, NC
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Letter: Local government should have say about new hospital

[Regarding “Healthy Competition: AdventHealth, HCA and Novant Health to Apply for Hospital Beds,” June 8, and “Buncombe School Staff Urge Commissioners to Increase Pay,” June 15, Xpress:] I totally agree that Council members and local government should have a major influence regarding another hospital facility in this area.
ASHEVILLE, NC
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