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Protestors against police violence kneeling on a street.

AARP, ABIPA to Offer Free Racial Justice Webinars

There has been much talk about the national movement for social justice, anti-racism, and inclusion in 2020. However, Rebecca Chaplin believes solutions to these much-debated issues start with listening, learning, and understanding.

AVL Watchdog: Cawthorn Takes a Hard-Right Turn

When then 24-year-old Madison Cawthorn easily defeated a Trump-backed rival to capture the GOP nomination in Western North Carolina’s 11th congressional district, he declared that his mission would be to rescue his party from a “generational time bomb.”

A person washing their hands at the sink.

Protecting Yourself and Your Community

You know how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands. Cover your cough and sneeze. Wear a mask. Stay at least six feet apart.

Squash and vegetables on a table.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Believe it or not, winter squash — butternut, delicata, kabocha, and more — is starting to show up on local farmers’ social media feeds. August is always a funny time of year.

Two runners on a mountain trail during the Smoky Mountain Relay.

Lake Junaluska Cancels Friends of the Lake 5K

The 2020 Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race, Walk, and Fun Run, originally scheduled to take place at Lake Junaluska on Easter and rescheduled for Labor Day, has been canceled due to COVID-19 and the restrictions on group gatherings.