Evaluating a Citizen Science Approach to Tick Surveillance & Exposure Risk

Buncombe County residents are encouraged to participate in a NCSU study intended to map ticks in the state and assess the appropriateness of recruiting citizen scientists for similar studies. Participation will involve the preservation and mailing of attached ticks to the researchers.

Exploring the Life of Bascom Lamar Lunsford: The Minstrel of Appalachia

"Folklorist, collector, & performer" who pioneered and promoted American folk festivals... But who exactly was Bascom Lamar Lunsford, this celebrated figure known as the "Minstrel of Appalachia"?

Knights in Lights: Night Baseball Debuts at NHHS July 22

The North Henderson alumni baseball exhibition is also the school’s first ballgame under new lights.

Fiddler Phenom Tierra Raiti to Play at BRCC

Blue Ridge Community College’s free Music on the Lake series continues this month with Asheville Junction playing bluegrass and roots music on Sunday, July 23.

New Faces Enter the Race for Weaverville Town Council

Both Young and Lawrence will appear on the November ballot along with anyone else who registers to run before noon on Friday, July 21.

Food Truck Park Now in Fletcher

Just off Old Airport Road, a new food truck park opened on July 7th. The Live Wire played music while the Haus Heidelberg on Wheels and Smash Inc served food to those who could sit in the covered seated area nearby. Photo by Dasha Morgan.

Asheville City Council Suspends Consideration of Land Use Incentive Grants for Micro-Apartments

For all the rhetoric, Asheville City Council found yet another reason to unlevel the playing field against affordable housing development. This time, it was decided that micro-apartments, a housing design newly-introduced to the Asheville market, needed more study and regulation, at least before the city would consider awarding the developers Land Use Incentive Grants.

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands To Open in Asheville

An opportunity to see some of the finest artists and craftsmen in the Southern Appalachian Mountains will take place July 20 - 23 in downtown Asheville at the Southern Highland Craftsman Fair.

Activities at Mills River Park

Many relaxing and fun activities are planned for July at the Mills River Park, including the opening of a snorkel trail, visits by professional volunteer services and outdoor movies.

Governor Cooper Signs Bill Creating Stricter Bail Bond Laws

Police and prosecutors hopeful new law will stop the revolving door of habitual offenders getting out on bail to continue crime streaks. Some have been arrested hundreds of times.