The Pigeon River Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently awarded $217,010 to environmental groups working to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitats, expand public use and access to waterways, and increase water quality awareness.
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At one time, centuries ago, elk were plentiful in the southern Appalachians, but overhunting led to a decline by 1790. In 2001, the National Park Service successfully reintroduced elk to the Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making sightings possible today.
Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR) is continuing to expand its news coverage of Western North Carolina. After a national search, BPR has hired a full-time regional reporter that will be based in Jackson County.
The Asheville Tourists and the Colorado Rockies have announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) extension. The extension runs through the 2020 season.
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, in partnership with Duke University World Food Policy Center, University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and MAHEC, will present the Healthy Eating in Practice Conference August 26-29 at the Omni Grove Park Inn.
Parsec Financial, an independent fee-only wealth management firm, continues to uphold one of its core values of charitable giving with the announcement of the 2018 Parsec Prize.
Buncombe County Health and Human Services is excited to bring eWIC to families in Buncombe County! The North Carolina WIC Program is moving from a paper-based method of WIC benefit issuance to an electronic benefit transfer system, called eWIC.
Foresters Financial and the national nonprofit KaBOOM! have awarded the YMCA of Western North Carolina with a “Build It with KaBOOM!” grant that will be used to build a state-of-the-art playground at Black Mountain Primary School in October.
The beautiful scenery of the mountains offers a unique experience for golfers of all skill levels. Whether you’re interested in beginner classes, improving your game, or relaxing during a casual Saturday outing, the driving range is an excellent choice which won’t break the bank.
Asheville City Soccer Club is proud to introduce Just Play, an initiative to broaden access to soccer in our hometown. Just Play strives to break down systemic barriers in American soccer, starting in our own neighborhoods.
Fertility is a soil’s ability to provide essential nutrients for plant growth. Give careful consideration to your soil and learn how to boost its fertility.
The musicians who made Motown, the bands that invaded from Britain, and the guy who lived in Graceland are all back in Asheville.
Though they roam the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China, their close ancestors used to call the Southern Appalachians home. And now they’re returning!