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MILLS RIVER — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met with regional farmers on Monday to tour a facility where food boxes are being packaged for a federal program that is feeding people nationwide, including in Buncombe.

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Unlike so many canceled events, the Tour d’Apple will take off on Labor Day, Sept. 7, with rolling starts beginning at 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. from Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock.

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PISGAH FOREST — FIND Outdoors, one of Brevard’s longest-operating local nonprofits, will hold its eighth annual Cradle to Grave 30K and 10K trail races virtually from Sept. 5-12 to adhere to guidelines concerning COVID-19 and ensure the safety of the racers.

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The COVID-19 pandemic put some hurdles in front of Crossfire Ministries’ this year, but it’s not keeping the team from its mission of spreading the gospel through the sport of basketball.

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The 2nd Annual Light Up the Night 5K is set for Friday, Aug. 7 at Carrier Park, Asheville, North Carolina and this year the nighttime charity run means more than ever. 

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Named in honor of author and poet, Joyce Kilmer - who fittingly penned the short poem “Trees” - the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (now known as the Joyce Kilmer - Slickrock Wilderness) in the Nantahala National Forest of Western North Carolina is one of the oldest and longest contiguous tract…

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In the years following World War II the leaders of Western North Carolina faced an enormous challenge: how to bring a region the size of New Jersey together to address the future in a spirit of cooperation?

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The Anything that Floats Parade looks a little different this year due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. This year RiverLink is hosting Anything that Floats: French Broad in Wonderland—a semi-virtual river float with a flexible time frame that ensures a safe experience of the river wh…

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The statue of Rocky, the University of North Carolina Asheville mascot, is sporting a blue face mask. When students begin an early fall semester next month, they also will be wearing face masks—except when in their private residences.

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Asheville Outlets will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Friday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for the COVID-19 antibody.

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As retailers in Asheville have reopened for in-store shopping, customers may notice one store that's had a makeover. Party City’s location at Overlook Village, 80 S. Tunnel Road is among the first to debut the national party retailer’s new NextGen layout.

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Buncombe County Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program to install a new TRACK Trail at Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa. Children and families are invited to hike the new TRACK Trail, which was installed in celebration of National G…

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Asheville Outlets has announced that the majority of retailers and eateries at the center are now open, including American Eagle Outfitters, Lucky Brand, RH Outlet, West Elm Outlet, Pandora, Skechers, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Store, Johnston & Mu…

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When author Marci Spencer was working on her book about the Pisgah Inn, she made intriguing connections with people familiar with its colorful history.

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The Fourth of July is just ahead, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun. But this year, celebrating Independence Day will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross offers safety tips you can follow.

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The North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living to extend its evidence-based falls prevention programs partnership and network across the state.

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Driving through downtown Asheville, people may catch fleeting glimpses of the city’s history as they pass historic buildings and sites. Walking on the Urban Trail, however, offers an up-close view of Asheville’s rich heritage—and the people and forces that shaped it.

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As food insecurity rises across WNC due to the pandemic, more people are turning to MANNA Foodbank than ever before in its history.

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PISGAH FOREST — The Cradle of Forestry, operated by FIND Outdoors and in partnership with the US Forest Service, has made the decision to immediately open the Cradle site to the general public on a partial basis in accordance to the latest CDC guidance in regards to COVID-19 protocol.

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You may have seen the movie, read the book, or sipped the beer but have you hiked the well-known landmark, Cold Mountain, itself?

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The Asheville chapter of Pandemic of Love makes connections between people who need of financial assistance and those willing to help them, said Ness Nowik, a volunteer with the grassroots organization started a few months ago in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Asheville Outlets will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Friday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The blood drive will be held indoors in the storefront between Famous Footwear and VF Factory Outlet.

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As everyone is aware, the WNC Nature Center is temporarily closed to the public. Nature Center staff are working closely with local officials to develop a plan to safely reopen. This will most likely take place during Phase 3 of North Carolina’s Stay Safe COVID-19 order.

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A 17-year old wanted to help others in need. Despite the limitations placed on him by COVID-19, and despite the closure of his high school and local training facilities, cross-country athlete, Connor Mailander, came up with a plan to compete against himself in a 100-mile ultra-marathon.