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Enjoy “Stillness,” a series by artist Tony Griffin at Romantique Home, 5 Sweeten Creek Road, during an opening night reception Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m.

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Working in partnership with the Dogwood Health Trust, the YWCA of Asheville is beginning the first phase of planning to expand the Empowerment Childcare Program. Currently, the program provides flexible, free or low-cost childcare services to families in need.

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Wildlife biologists at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are praising Asheville residents for helping them locate a distressed female bear cub wandering in North Asheville. The bear had a clear container stuck on its head.

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For the first time in years, river cane will grace the banks of the west fork of the Pigeon River at Camp Henry in Canton.

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Ever wonder about the difference between good and bad cholesterol and what they mean to health? You’re not alone. Even people with the highest risk of heart disease may have a hard time understanding the connection between high cholesterol levels and heart health.

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For 117 years, Eliada’s mission has been focused on helping children succeed. The organization successfully provides cradle to continuum care for more than 600 children annually.

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Donations for Leicester farmers who fell victim to a series of early morning fires Nov. 3 is the subject of a community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Leicester Community Center, 2979 New Leicester Hwy.

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For more than a decade, Bank of America has partnered with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to help local low-income families gain financial stability on the foundation of a Habitat home.

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Books for Good (BFG) will hold its annual holiday sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27, at its store in Fletcher. All 50,000 books, CDs and DVDs will be discounted 25%.

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Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30. The day is spotlighted around the world as a reminder to do something good. Those who want to help feed hungry people around the world may want to check out Cooks Who Feed. The company ethically produces handcrafted aprons and for every apron sold, 100 meals are pr…

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Patient Says Nurse Offered ‘Unmatched’ Care During Hospital Stay

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The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, in connection with an investigation into four barn fires in the Leicester and Sandy Mush communities.

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In honor of their visionary leadership and advocacy, four women will forever be honored on the University of North Carolina Asheville campus as longstanding buildings carry their names into the future.

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UNC Asheville’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic at the Reuter Center, 1 Campus View Road, is offering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5-11 in partnership with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Barn Door Ciderworks and Root Cause Farm will be joining forces to fight community hunger Nov. 18, during a fundraiser at the Ciderworks, just 20 minutes southeast of downtown Asheville.

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In observance of Veterans Day, City of Asheville offices will be closed, Nov. 11. ART bus service and sanitation collection will not be affected and will run as usual. Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville will operate on its regular schedule, as well.

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My colleagues, healthcare specialists at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Mission Health, Sheri Fleeman, M.D., co-director of breast imaging, and Heather Mann, PA-C, Breast Imaging Physician Assistant, have talked about the importance of yearly breast cancer screenings, and how finding c…

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Rachel Edens Joins County as Chief Equity & Human Rights Officer

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Asheville City Council approved a rental agreement for Black Wall Street AVL to take over the lease of 8 River Arts Place in the River Arts District at its Oct. 26 meeting.

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North Carolina conservation groups are in the process of organizing the country’s largest trash cleanup effort inside a national park and need 100 volunteers from Nov. 5-7 to help remove litter from Fontana Lake.

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Flu season in the United States typically lasts from October until May, although most activity peaks between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get the flu shot, preferably by th…

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As part of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Western Carolina Chapter is offering free education programs and support groups to help caregivers and their families.

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The Asheville City Council accepted $5,000 in a budget amendment on behalf of building a new Ashevile Rides Transit bus shelter at Merrimon Avenue and Deerwood Drive, just south of Edgewood Road outside of CVS. The shelter will service the N1 and N2 transit lines.

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October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so during this month – and always – the health professionals at Mission Hospital want to remind women how important regular breast cancer screenings are to early detection and positive outcomes.

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