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Togar Rugs Facilitates Aid for Earthquake Victims in Turkey

Recovery efforts in the earthquake zone remain arduous and emotional, with many families still displaced and unemployment rampant.

Exploring the Appalachian Agricultural Tapestry through ASAP’s Local Food Guide

Discover the flavors, stories, and traditions of Western North Carolina's vibrant local food scene in the 2024–25 Local Food Guide.

Baseball Falcons Again Reach Round Three

West Henderson closed the Truitt Manuel era by both reaching at least the third round of 3A playoffs and winning more than 20 games for the third year in a row.

Stoneman’s Raid: One of Many Markers Across The State

This week’s historical marker is just one of 17 that line the highways of the state about Stoneman’s Raid. Like other recent ones, this one is located in Black Mountain at Old Toll Road and reads, “Southern troops turned back Stoneman’s US cavalry, raiding through western North Carolina, at Swannanoa Gap, near here, April 20, 1865.” […]

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Rev. Billy Graham Honored with Statue in Capitol Hill

According to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Graham preached to 215 million people across six continents and provided counsel to 12 American presidents in his lifetime.

First For An Erwin Athlete In At Least 25 Years

Senior Kelson Rymer signed up on Wednesday, May 15th, to play tennis for Montreat College's tennis team.

Johnson Running For App State

Valedictorian Katie Johnson, a standout track athlete from North Buncombe High, has signed to run for Appalachian State University, displaying exceptional leadership and determination, setting the stage for a bright future both on the track and in academics.

Financial Realities Closing in for City Council

At Asheville City Council's last formal meeting, the board previewed a budget where expenditures had grown, subsidies were drying up, sales tax revenues were dwindling, and council would have to run its fund balance below the self-imposed minimum of 15% of the general fund. Mayor Esther Manheimer foresaw a ten-cent increase in the tax rate next year, while others on council wanted to spend more.

Veteran’s Resource Fair: Connecting Vets to Helpful Resources

This weekend the Veterans Healing Farm is having their 3rd Annual Veterans Resource Fair, connecting vets with over 40 organizations that are helping veterans, their families, caregivers, and volunteers. It's open to the public with music, food trucks, and lots of love.

Mackie Loves Sharing the Sky Life

Tom Mackie, owner and operator of Asheville Balloon Company, can't stop talking about how wonderful it is to be ballooning in the beautiful skies of Western North Carolina and working with his top-notch team.