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PTSD and Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement officer suicide is the #1 killer of police officers, and that rate escalated after 2022 when so many police came under attack. Representatives from local forces learned how to spot and help when an officer is in trouble.

Shawshank Redemption is Very Redeeming at FR Playhouse

Faster than you can clearly enunciate “Shawshank Redemption,” the stage version of the hit film takes you into a chilling world of torturous incarceration.

Asheville Approves Downtown Bid

It was a night of contradictions. Reportedly, a party opposing the BID had vandalized the car of a proponent in an act of intimidation that could only increase demand for the BID. Then, opponents complained about a private-sector company stepping up to do what they thought government should be doing but wasn't. Either way, the BID was approved. Downtown residents will now see a new tax for purposes still in the development stage.

After Nearly A Decade, Town Attorney Resigns

"With this letter, I hereby tender my resignation as Weaverville’s Town Attorney effective July 1, 2024."

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Foundation Awards $10,000 Scholarship to NB High School Senior

The SECU Foundation, a charitable organization funded by members of the State Employees’ Credit Union, has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Kyra Sowell, a senior at North Buncombe High School. This four-year scholarship will support Sowell’s academic pursuits at UNC-Greensboro, one of the 16 universities in the University of North Carolina System. The prestigious “People […]

From Farm School To Progressive Education

The marker reads: “Founded in 1894 by the Presbyterian Church as Asheville Farm School. A four-year college since 1966. 1 1/2 mi. E.” Its location is on the side of US 70 at Warren Wilson Road, west of Swannanoa. Of course, the sign is talking about Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa Valley. However, it started […]

NC Stage Company Announces 2024-2025 Season

Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver have been producing plays recognized for artistic excellence with equity actors; the company has been voted best local theater multiple times in the Mountain Express Best of WNC Poll.

Leadership in Law Enforcement: APD Chief Michael Lamb

Chief Michael Lamb answers questions on crime in Asheville, response to calls from Compass Point Village, homelessness, and the future of the APD. Chief Lamb openly spoke about what's working, and what is still a challenge.

Tri Local Duo Series Aims to Revitalize Triathlon in Western North Carolina

Reviving Triathlon in WNC with the Tri Local Duo Series, a collaboration between iDaph Events and iDream Athletes Foundation, aiming to foster a vibrant community of athletes through the Hendersonville and Asheville Triathlons.

Summer Music Series Is Back

Area residents resumed enjoying the Town of Weaverville’s Summer Music Series this past Saturday as the first of this year’s series with the group “Up Jumped Three” got underway. “Up Jumped Three” plays original compositions and “are a collection of varied influences – West Coast jazz, free jazz, & modern/avant-garde.” The series goes on the […]