Honor Flight Vet, “It was the Greatest Day of my Life!”

Veterans on Blue Ridge Honor Flight arrive home to a “Heroes Welcome.” 

Commissioners Support Housing, Conservation Bonds

The Buncombe County Commissioners approved moving forward with putting bond referenda on this year's ballot. One would ask $30 million for preserving greenspace, and the other would ask $40 million for increasing affordable housing stock.

Asheville’s Extension Master Gardener Spring Fling Plant Sale

Volunteers will offer a huge selection of high quality plants for any garden spot. The annual plant sale is one of their major fundraising events.

Town Approves $2.7M for Paving, $25K for Playground

Commissioners declared a winning bid for paved roads and spoke about a matched donation towards a playground installation.

Warriors Continuing Football Careers

Erwin High Football players Sawyer Parker & Daniel Rivera are continuing their careers at the college leve

Warren Wilson Commencement Address by Elizabeth Colton

Warren Wilson College has chosen Elizabeth Colton to give the 2022 commencement address on Saturday May 7th. She is serving as diplomat and journalist-in-residence at Warren Wilson College. In that position she provides her time as a professor, scholar, diplomat and communications expert to teach, lecture and mentor students and to promote Warren Wilson College locally, nationally and globally.

Students Compete in First In-Person State Event

Several North Buncombe High Black Hawk students were lauded with awards and official positions at the State Leadership Conference.

Buncombe County Plans for Opioid Settlement Lawsuits

Buncombe County is slated to receive $16,175,039 in opioid settlement funds; Asheville, $1,518,686. With a year’s delay after the settlement was first announced, it will now take another six months for the county to set up the administration that will develop the plan for determining where the funds will go. Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Office has lost 90 detention officers since January 2021.

Appalachian Pastel Society Hosts NC Statewide Exhibition

Appalachian Pastel Society hosts the 2022 NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition with internationally known juror Michael Chesley Johnson. 

Into the Valley of Death: A Relevant History of Crimea

There are many lessons that can be learned from the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Crimean War, but the analogical question for today’s Russia-Ukraine War.