A-B Tech Lavender Fund Scholarships For Single Parent Students Hearts with Hands Update- Ask 13 A viewer noticed Hearts with Hands offices closed on Sand Hill Road. But the charity is still in business after relocating. Click here for more info on their current projects. #MayorOfBrewgrass Field and Stream WNC Parks To Receive PlayPrints Click here to see which parks in WNC will receive "PlayPrints" to get kids & adults more involved in the parks. More Heart Than Scars - Person Of The Week Click here to learn more about the group More Heart Than Scars, featured on our Person Of The Week segment. Walk To End Alzheimer's The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 16 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Buncombe County Special Olympics Click for information about Buncombe County Special Olympics Donate to Friends of the Smokies Building Bridges Mud Run Click for information about Building Bridges Mud Run Asheville Wine & Food Festival Click for more information about Asheville Wine & Food Festival Lyme Disease Rashes and Look-alikes NC Department of Health and Human Services - Ticks Banjopalooza Click for information about Banjopalooza. North Carolina Autism Society Jung Kwon Martial Arts Academy GoFundMe GoFundMe page for child hit by hit & run driver 12-year-old August Lusk was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in Sylva. He suffered multiple injuries. Click here to donate to help the family with hospital costs. BaconFest Click for more information about BaconFest. NC Corn Testing Sanctuary Brewing Click for more information about Sanctuary Brewing and how they are helping animals. Crest Mountain Dinner Show Click for more information about upcoming performances Red Cross Roscoe is ready for adoption! Click here for information on how to adopt Roscoe. Roscoe was taken to Asheville Humane Society in March. Born with severe leg deformities, AHS raised more than $4,000 for his reconstructive surgery. Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue 2015 Zombie Float Riverlink looking for volunteers to pull tubes out of the water. It's Off to the STD Clinic You Go Asheville Garbage Pickup Survey Waste Reduction Survey Click for more information about Asheville's Waste Reduction Survey 4-H Sewing Camp - Henderson County Click here to learn about the 4-H sewing camp happening right now in Henderson County. Children do not have to be members of 4-H to sign up. Public Comment on Duke Energy Foothills Project As Duke prepares to retire the Asheville coal plant site, there is a new plan to build a new transmission line and substation. Click here for more information about the project. Person of the Week - Jon Kraus on Facebook Click here to be linked to Jon Kraus's facebook page. He is trying to raise money to get a wheelchair friendly lathe. Person of the Week - Jon Kraus Click here to help our Person of the Week Jon Kraus get a new lathe that is wheelchair friendly. Carolina Moment: Old Farmers Ball The Square Root Click for more information about The Square Root and their daily specials HGTV Asheville Home Giveaway Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Click for more information about the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Regeneration Station Click for more information about Regeneration Station Olivette Community A new community planned for along the French Broad River in Woodfin. It's a new concept called "Agrihood" which will integrate farming, gardening and other sustainable practices into residential community development. Carolina Brotherhood Carolina Brotherhood Click here to learn more about the Carolina Brotherhood and how you can help. Law enforcement officers & firefighters are riding hundreds of miles in honor of their fallen brothers and sisters. Full Circle Farm and Sanctuary Full Circle Farm and Sanctuary is an all-volunteer safe haven for rescued farmed animals who otherwise would be lost, suffering, and forgotten. The Carolina Brotherhood Click for more information about the Carolina Brotherhood Ride Carolina Moment: Art Mob Studio, downtown Hendersonville Asheville: Take it In Asheville CVB unveils new brand advertising with :30 videos (3/3) Asheville: Look Around Asheville CVB unveils new brand advertising with :30 videos (2/3) Asheville Tourism Brand Video: Return Again Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils new brand advertising for its webpage in long-form to woo visitors to western North Carolina Duke Transmission Line Concerns Maps of the possible routes for the new lines from the Lake Julian plant in Asheville to Spartanburg County, SC Upstate Chamber Coalition Presidential Series Register to see Donald Trump speak at the Upstate Chamber Coalition's Presidential on August 27. Mtn Merch Click for more information about Mtn Merch Mosquito Protective Apparel Fighting mosquito's with protective clothes for your child. Polluted Parks Annual report on air quality at the country's national parks Affair in White Click for more information about Loving Food Resources "Affair in White" Beads of Courage Providing Arts-in-Medicine for Children with Serious Illness Vance Monument Time Capsule Click for more information about how to suggest what should go in the time capsule. Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique Click for more information about Wag Pet Boutique in Hendersonville. 80s Flashback 8k Race It's a 5 mile race along the Little Tennessee River. Awards/Post Race Party will be hosted in downtown Franklin. Job Fair Friday Staffing is hiring for 58 full time temporary jobs in Western North Carolina at a career fair from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, July 25th, at the Friday Staffing Arden office located at 1944 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Color Run Traffic Alert The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Fawn Rehab Click here for information on where to take a lost or injured fawn that is found in the woods. Cheerwine Local Legends, National Treasures Click for more information about Cheerwine's "Local Legends, National Treasures" Tour. Food Truck Friday Click for more information about The Shops at Reynolds Village and Food Truck Friday Threshold Provisions Click to learn more about Threshold Provisions and their energy snacks North Carolina Virtual Public School The North Carolina Virtual Public School is hosting a virtual open house on July 30. Click the link to register. Marco Rubio in Upstate Click here to register for the 7/28 event. Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival Click for more information about the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival To Support Johnny’s Hike For MemoryCare Hillary Clinton in the Upstate Click here to register. Blue Ridge Music Trails Click for more information about Blue Ridge Music Trails Ronald DeSimone Memorial Service Click for more information about the Memorial Service for Maggie Valley Mayor Ronald DeSimone. Gypsy Click for more information about Flat Rock Playhouse's performance of "Gypsy" Only Hope WNC - Person Of The Week Click here to learn more about Only Hope Wnc, Inc. The local non-profit's mission is to promote the value of education, honor individuality and diversity, nurture respect for self and others, and provide hope for young people in need in community. Hyatt Family GoFundMe Travis and Lee Hyatt and their 3 kids lost their home in a terrible house fire due to the lighting storms on 7/14/15. Wishing Machine Click for more information about Joshua Warren and the Wishing Machine Duke Western Carolinas Modernization CAROLINOR MINOR 'fifteen Supporting Families With KDVS Click for more information about Koolen-De Vries Syndrome and how you can donate. Shindig on the Green Click for more information about Shindig on the Green Crossfire Basketball Camps Click for more information about Crossfire's 2015 Summer Basketball Camps Duke Energy Transmission Line Information Click here for more information about Duke Energy's plans for a transmission line that will run from Lake Julian to Campobello, SC. Dixie Stampede Click for more information about Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dare To Fly Trapeze Would you like to learn how to fly high on the aerial trapeze? Click here to learn more about how to sign up for lessons. Click here to see what Hands On! Has Planned For the Summer Click here to see what events Hands On! has throughout the summer for area children. Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Fontana Village Resort Click for the latest information about Fontana Village Resort's Independence Day Celebration. Asheville Lyric Opera Military with PTSD Click here to learn how to volunteer with the Charles George VA Medical Center Click here to learn how to become a volunteer with the VA. Georgia Aquarium Click for more information about the Georgia Aquarium's Summer Events Nantahala Outdoor Center Click for more information about adventures at Nantahala Outdoor Center Lyric's 4th of July Bash Click for more information about Lyric's show. Fresh Water from Old Wells A link to Cindy Henry McMahon's new book - a slide show of the turbulent South through her family history French Broad Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours Take a ride on the French Broad on a stand-up paddleboard, including a sunrise tour at dawn! Street Survival A BMW hands-on driving program helping teens survive their most dangerous driving years by going beyond the typical driver's education Underhill Rose Click to learn more about Underhill Rose's new album. How To Rebuild Your Credit On Track Financial offers courses on how to improve your credit scores and what you can watch out for to help reach your goals. Attorney General Consumer Protection Division If you have concerns about your credit you can contact the North Carolina Consumer Protection Division and file a complaint. Brother Wolf Animal Adoption Click the link to find and adopt your new forever friend! Asheville InLine Hockey Asheville's InLine hockey league with programming for both kids and adults. J Crew Distribution Center Jobs The J.Crew Distribution Center in Arden is looking to hire. There are 120 Merchandise Processor positions to fill over the next two months to support our growth at this location. Donations for Mother Emanuel Church Waxers For Brother Wolf Click here to support an online fundraiser for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue created by a member of the West Asheville Exchange or WAX group on facebook. PlottFest Information On Saturday, you can listen to fantastic Bluegrass music and see some of the best examples of our state dog, the Plott Hound. On Sunday, be entertained by some of the tops bands in our area as they play good old Gospel music. Father's Day Crafts Click for more information about crafts you can make for Father's Day Sexual Assualt Awareness Month Not Alone Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault Buncombe County Summer Meals Program Site Locations Where you can go to get free summer meals for children 18 and under. Vertiskills Camp Click for more information about Vertiskills Camp Pollination Celebration Brother Wolf Contest Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is the only nonprofit from North Carolina, and the only animal rescue of eight finalists selected to compete for $75,000 as part of the national DSW Designer Show Warehouse Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark contest. 2115 Asheville Buncombe Time Capsule Project Click here to suggest ideas for items to be included in the Asheville Buncombe time capsule that will be opened in 2115. Person of the Week - Paws on ASD A resource center in Asheville for low-income families with children on the autism spectrum. Literacy Council of Buncombe County Click for more information about the Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction. Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary Project Click here to learn more about Brother Wolf's plans to build an animal sanctuary on more than 80 acres in Leicester and to help donate to fund the project. Biltmore Farms Job Fair Information The Hotel group is in need of filling seasonal, full-time and manager positions between all five properties, which include the DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, Hilton Asheville, Quality Inn & Suites Biltmore South, Residence Inn Biltmore and Biltmore Village Lodge. Open positions include the areas of guest services, sales, housekeeping, banquets and food and beverage. Management representatives from each hotel will be in attendance at the event Noah+Mom= New Kidney! GoFundMe Link Family 411: How To Raise A Moral Child Day of Discovery Click for more information about Renaissance Asheville Hotel's Day of Discovery List of 50 Hospitals with Highest Charge-to-Cost Ratios Blog on Tourists' Camps Learn about the history of Asheville's tourism industry from a blog at the North Carolina Room at the Pack Memorial Library. Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association Asheville Bubble Soccer Hendersonville Little Theatre Click for more information about Hendersonville Little Theatre's "Arsenic and Old Lace" The Good Samaritan Clinic of Haywood County Donate to the cash mob! Klinker for Kids Klinker For Kids is an annual fundraiser to raise money for therapy and equipment used by the children at Helping Hand. During the fundraiser, sponsors raise money by being "locked up" until they reach their goal and get "bailed out." Money is raised beforehand via social networks, phone calls, advertisements, and websites. Cherokee Bluegrass Festival Click here for ticket information & find out who will be performing June 4-6. Xplore USA Chamber Challenge Girls on the Run Click for more information about the Girls on the Run Talent Showcase Terpsicorps For information on how to donate to the dance company searching for a new home. World Guy Walking the world for diabetes awareness. Family 411: What to teach kids about bullying CTS Launches New Website KidSenses Click to learn more about KidSenses Summer Camps Chalk It Up! Registration Information For more information, call Barbara Hughes at 828-697-6393. To register for "Chalk It Up!" go to Narnia Studios located at 315 N. Main Street, Hendersonville. Lord's Acre Benefit For Local Food Banks Family Pot Luck, Auction and Fundraiser. Saturday, May 30th at the garden in Fairview. Bike & Build Hall Fletcher Elementary Kickstarter Campaign The Kickstarter campaign for Hall Fletcher Elementary's new Outdoor Learning Center. Donate to help the school reach its $40,000 goal! Bike Safe NC One-day training classes for motorcycle riders in North Carolina that promote better bike safety and awareness Speed Limit Concerns If you have concerns about speeds on your road, contact the NC Department of Transportation at 828-251-6171 GoFundMe for Lorraine Mitchell Steven and Rendy McKnelly's Memorial Facebook Page Sign the Petition: Remount the McKnellys Memorial Plaque Sunday Dinner Pledge Click for more information about Home Instead Senior Care's Sunday Dinner Pledge Memorial Day Bus Schedule for ART Asheville Beer Week Click here for a list of events for Asheville Beer Week, May 22-30. NPR Cohost Book Signing - Person Of The Week link Steve Inskeep, beloved cohost of NPR’s Morning Edition, shares the controversial story of early American democracy in Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.Steve will be at Malaprops bookstore on June 1st. Click the link for tickets & time information. GoFundMe for Chirs Lunsford Strawberry Hill USA Takata Airbag Recall Information The Takata airbag recall is now the largest in auto history. Go to this website for details and to find out if your car is involved. Duke's Recycling Program Strive Not To Drive Always, Patsy Cline Click for more information about the performance at the Flat Rock Playhouse Building Homes For America's Bravest SimpliCity: New Asheville Search Engine Working at New Belgium Brewing's Distribution Center Click here to find out more about applying for one of the positions at New Belgium Brewing's new distribution center in Enka. Boating Education Courses Click to sign up for Boating Education Courses Brain Injury Association of North Carolina Hinds' Feet Farm March for Dimes Mother Earth Produce Nepal Earthquake Relief Asheville Police Department Speed Measuring Instruments Audit Summary Art For Justice Verizon Cramming Refund Program Sprint Cramming Refund Program Farmer and Chef Asheville Food Fraud Cases NCHSAA Scheduling North Carolina High School Athletic Association Scheduling Headlock On Hunger Headlock on Hunger, is an outreach of Eblen Charities a nonprofit organization based in Asheville North Carolina, that brings together the wrestling community as well as public, private, and sports organizations to help provide food for children who are dealing with hunger at home. Downtown Asheville Metered Parking Mission Health Wellness Classic Leave Condolences for the Byrd Family Obituary for Greg, Christopher, and Phillip Byrd Bounty & Soul - featured on Person Of The Week Ali is the founder and Executive Director of Bounty & Soul. Bounty & Soul is a grassroots, volunteer-run non-profit dedicated to creating a health and wellness movement in underserved communities in Buncombe County. Relay for Life 2015 Lester Espinoza - Funeral & Memorial Fund GoFundMe site to help Lester Espinoza's family pay for funeral expenses and a memorial fund. Espinoza was killed Tuesday night in a motorcycle accident in Hendersonville. Preemie Pacifiers To help make these pacifiers available to newsborns in hospitals and in emergency vehicles, sign the petition. Bike to School Day Michaels Mother's Day Crafts Bike To School Day Photo Contest To celebrate National Bike Month in May, the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation is holding a cycling photo contest. They're looking for photos that represent the best of cycling in North Carolina. 12 Bones Cookbook KidSenses Caitlin's Alopecia Areata Fund 17th WNC Sports Awards Banquet The Mountain Area Athletic Club has been celebrating our high school athletes acheivements, preparing them for college with scholoarships and celebrating the lifetime acheivements of individuals for over 25 years. RiverMusic 2015 Schedule Sweetwater Youth Ranch - Persons Of The Week Click here to learn about the Sweetwater Youth Ranch featured on our Person Of The Week. Fraud & Scam Awareness Month for Henderson County United Way Worldwide Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund Information on the National Suntrust Settlement Biltmore Concert Series All tickets may be purchased at www.biltmore.com/concerts; by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reservation and Ticketing Sales Center. Apply For Jobs at Franklin BI-LO Link to BI-LO career website. Dining Out For Life - Asheville An annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations. Asheville Outlets Charity Night Asheville Outlets Charity Night. Click here to purchase your ticket and view the list of charities to support. Woodfin's Read Write and Run 5K "The Sound of Music" Click for more information about North Asheville Christian School's Performance of "The Sound of Music" Nepal Earthquake Disaster Mini Coopers on a Mission Teen Chat Room Acronyms Hearts with Hands To Donate to the Hearts with Hands Effort to Bring Relief to Nepal NCSU eMammal Project Click here to learn how to sign up to be a part of NCSU eMammal program. Michelle Wilkins Fundraiser Michelle Wilkins GoFundMe Page Hard 2 Recycle Asheville GayAshevilleNc This is your resource for the Asheville LGBT community with current calendar of events, gay/gay-friendly businesses, professionals, services, organizations, specials and dealsand on-line magazine. Phoenix Transgender Support - Asheville, NC Empowerment/ support group based in Asheville, North Carolina. Just Us For All Group of Asheville, NC activists comprised of LGBTQIA+ folks. We are committed to creating change through community. Tranzmission Asheville Tranzmission is dedicated to making the lives of Transgender, Gender Variant, Non-Binary, and GenderQueer individuals healthier, happier and safer. Mountain Cheesefest Growin' in the Mountains Spring Plant Sale Java For Justice Music On The Rocks Tickets The Flat Rock Playhouse has two big tribute shows on the books - one honoring Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and one honoring Elvis. Fit Family Challenge West Side Story Click for more information about Asheville Lyric Opera's West Side Story Earth Day Cleanup Click for more information about the Earth Day Cleanup Event GoFundMe for Noah and Misti Click here to donate to Misti and Noah! Manufacturing Job Fair National Sex Offender Registry Look up sex offenders from any state and their list of crimes. Jeff Hewitt Memorial 5K HELPMATE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS Person Of The Week Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Meet The Time 100 Time Magazine has released their list of the 100 most influential people - including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, News Anchor Jorge Ramos, Actor Bradley Cooper, Ballerina Misty Copeland and Rapper Kanye West. Operation Inasmuch United Zipping for Autism Click for more information about Zipping for Autism TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People Crime Victims' Rights Week The Asheville Tourists Click for more information about Opening Day Homeward Bound of WNC Needs Volunteers Asheville Fashion Week Organizers announce Asheville's first Fashion Week will be held August 5th - 8th. Changes to the NC Tax Code Swannanoa Valley Museum Brain Injury Association of NC Information regarding BIANC educational programs, services, activities and ways to get involved. Buncombe County Scholastic Chess Tournament Crossfire's ACC All-Star Game ASAP Local Food Guide Appalachian Sustainable released its annual local food guide. Click here to find local near you. BBQ Cookoff and Bluegrass Click for more information about the 10th Annual BBQ Cookoff and Bluegrass at the WNC Farmers Market. Veterans Assistance Program The Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Program of Western North Carolina is run by Josh Smartt, and helps veterans reintegrate and gives them assistance where needed. Learn more or donate at the link above. Best Restaurants by County in NC Charleston food bloggers name their best restaurants by county. Check out the whole list here. Dancing with the Stars Tour Dancing with the stars is coming to Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. The show will hit Cherokee on Saturday June 27. Best Restaurant in Each North Carolina County 2015 Click here to view the complete list made by the Charleston Food Bloggers. Charity Challenge: Hope for Horses Wild Abundance Sustainable Farming Classes Wild Abundance in Barnardsville teaches folks about sustainable farming and living off the land. Sign up for classes and learn more about the school. Grateful Steps Foundation Click here to learn more about the Grateful Steps Foundation as featured on our Person Of The Week for April 3. The Chocolate Fetish Click for more information about Easter Treats at The Chocolate Fetish. Friendship Force of WNC More information on the Friendship Force of Western North Carolina (FFWNC) 2014 Annual Water Quality Report The City of Asheville has released its 17th annual Water Quality Report, a federally-mandated "report card" designed to educate customers on what is in their drinking water. FAMILY 411: Retirement Calculator MacNeill Uncorked Train and Wine Experience More information on ticketing for the MacNeill Uncorked -- unique rail line and wine experience. Click to Join the WNC Orchid Society Young Engineers of Today Programs ESTEAM Program Blue Ridge Parkway Real-time Closure Map Blue Ridge Parkway 2015 Openings Schedule List of Spring Tailgate Opening Days NC Good Menu Contest Application Dr. Asa Andrew Click for more information about America's Health Coach RiverMusic 2015 Schedule Biltmore Horseback Riding Lessons More information about taking horseback riding lessons at the Biltmore. Eric Dierks Equestrian Click here for more information about Eric Dierks Equestrian YWCA of Asheville's Stand Against Racism Campaign The YWCA’s Stand Against Racism is a partnership of YWCA Associations throughout the country with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. Easter Crafts Tier One CPR Click for more information about CPR classes Evergreen Community Charter School Heroes of Asheville Caleb Johnson's Premiere Video "Fighting Gravity" UNC Asheville Greenfest Fundraiser For Former Asheville Police Officer Click here to learn about the online fundraiser for former Asheville Senior Police Officer Dave Cohen, who recently lost his wife. Government Accountibility Office report on Federal employee performance Asheville Claims Space on "Monopoly Here & Now: U.S. Edition" Click here to see the Top 20 cities to be featured on the "Monopoly Here & Now: U.S. Edition" board game. It will be released Fall 2015. Burn Bootcamp Click for more information about Burn Bootcamp WNC Home, Garden & Green Living Show The WNC Home, Garden and Green Living Show will feature products and services for the home, garden and an eco-friendly lifestyle. List Of Bands Playing At Downtown After 5 TRADER JOE'S WALNUT RECALL Outlet Mall Job Fair Click here for more information on the outlet mall job fair on March 26. Free Home Safety App for Parents & Caregivers Preventable Accidents are the number one cause of deaths in children in the U.S., according to the CDCNationwide Children's Hospital developed a first-of-its-kind app to help change that. It allows you to spot child safety risks in your home that you may have missed.Click here for tips and to download the free app. Drop-Off Sites for Unneeded Prescription Drugs Asheville - The Gluten Intolerance Group Person Of The Week: Clay Taylor Bodybuilding championship Saturday in Franklin at the Smoky Mountain Center For Performing Arts. One Center Yoga Click for more information about classes at One Yoga Center Go Fund Me Site - Save Mr. Reynolds' House Click here for more information on how you can help volunteers save a North Asheville man's home. ASAP'S CSA Fair Click for more information about ASAP's CSA Fair Harlem Globetrotters Click for more information about the Harlem Globetrotters. 12th Annual Dine to be Kind Each partnering restaurant, coffee shop and bar & grill will donate 15% of their sales (including take-out and bar sales) to help Asheville Humane Society. Food Connection - Person Of The Week Click here to get connected to Food Connection on Facebook. Food Connection & Asheville Local Flavor App - Person Of The Week Click here to learn more about the Food Connection & the Asheville Local Flavor app.Food Connection collects surplus food from restaurants and caterers and delivers the food to those who will enjoy it, reducing food waste and easing hunger. 2015 Fontana Classic Bass Tournament Concert to Fight Colon Cancer Ultimate Selfie Campaign Creative Chatter Communities Ultimate Selfie Campaign. For $25 you can get your picture on billboards in 25 U.S. cities, including Asheville. Singing Mommy Contest SoCon Basketball Tournament Website Ticket prices, game times, Men's and Women's standings, team information and more. Everything you need to catch a game this weekend in Asheville, you'll find right here. Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge More on Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. Vote Asheville into Monopoly! Vote for Asheville to be one of the cities on the new "Monopoly Here & Now" board game Transylvania Schools Makeup Day Survey Survey for Transylvania County Schools to determine how to make up one snow day. MyHealthyLife WellConnect Wellness Program CoolSculpting procedure More on the CoolSculpting procedure for freezing off stubborn fat Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery Save the Saluda Depot Citizens and friends of Saluda, N.C. are uniting to save one of its more treasured landmarks, the Saluda Train Depot. NCDOT Looking for Input on Passenger Rail Service NCDOT is conducting a survey to gauge public awareness of passenger rail in the state. "SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK" With tornado season officially underway in North Carolina, emergency officials urge families to follow some simple tips to help stay safe. FAMILY 411: College Tours and Questions to Ask Person Of The Week - Lynn Vorys Feast Click for more information about FEAST events Asheville: Coolest Town In America The travel website, Matador Network says Asheville is the Coolest Town In America. Proposed Federal Gun Permit Law Public Meetings In Search For New APD Chief Click here for times & locations for 3 public meetings being held this week seeking input on Asheville's next police chief. No Roof Left Behind Balken Roofing in Swannanoa is giving away a free roof! Click the link to help to nominate a needy family. Black Mountain Ciderworks One of Western North Carolina's hard cider producers Noble Hard Cider Urban Orchard Cider Co. Über Cider Blog Asheville resident and Newcastle, England native Christian Nicholson's cider blog, the self-proclaimed "fastest-growing cider blog on the internet." Hendersonville Apple Orchards Duke Outage Map Find out where Duke is working to restore power with this interactive map. NC Highway Patrol Towed/Stored Vehicle Search Drivers who must abandon their vehicles during the winter weather can click here to search and see if it was towed or stored by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Fire Extinguisher Recall Kidde recalled more than 4-Million of its Disposable Fire Extinguishers. A faulty valve may prevent them from working. National Parks Fee Free Days The President's Day Weekend means National Parks are waiving Entrance, Commercial Tour, and Transportation Fees.Here is the full list of this year's Fee Free Days. Asheville Mardi Gras Parade Click for more information about the Mardi Gras Parade. Fire Extinguisher Recall Click for more information about the Kidde fire extinguisher recall. State Department Travel Alerts and Warnings Ruth and Ranshaw Bakery Click for more about Ruth and Ranshaw Bakery's Sweet Treats Pisgah Legal Services Click for more information about Pisgah Legal Services Health Care Navigators Kaylynne's Briar Patch Florist Click for more information about Valentine's Day flowers. Michaels Valentine's Day Crafts Click for more information about Valentine's Day Crafts. Vote for Team Long Shot in National Documentary Contest Click here to vote for Asheville film in the "It's Your Town Invitational" documentary contest. Home Depot Careers Click here to apply for jobs at Home Depot. 9Round Click for more information about 9Round Fitness and Kickboxing. Autism For more information on autism United Nations report on how ISIS is torturing and killing children A-F Report Card for NC Schools Click here to see grades from all schools in NC. Downton Abbey Exhibit at Biltmore More information on the Downton Abbey costume exhibit at Biltmore. TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Smoky Mountain Relay Click for more information about the Smoky Mountain Relay Safer Car Check to see if your car has an open recall here Affordable Care Act Exemptions Exemptions from the fee for not having health coverage WNC Nature Center Groundhog Day Program Click for more information about WNC Nature Center Groundhog Day Program KidSenses Click for more information about KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum. Air Bag Recall Click for more information about the latest Air Bag Recall Click Here to Schedule an Appointment at the Asheville Publix Job Fair Click Here to buy T-Shirts to Help Save Red Wolves Donations to help the family of Eli Oberdier Click here for information to donate to the family of Eli Oberdier Colburn Earth Science Museum Click here for a link to donate to The Colburn Earth Science Museum. They are moving from Pack Place to the Callen Center, in downtown Asheville. FAMILY 411: Talking With Teenagers Montina Portis Click to learn more at Montina Portis and how to make money online. WNC Native, Basketball Coaching Legend Roy Williams To Be Honored At 54th WNC Sports Awards Banquet WNC native and college basketball coaching legend Roy Williams will be honored at the 54th WNC Sports Awards Banquet on May 17 at the Omni Grove Park Inn.Williams, the North Carolina coach who grew up in Asheville and played basketball and baseball at Roberson High, will be the featured guest speaker and the lone inductee into the WNC Sports Hall of Fame.Conducted by the Mountain Amateur Athletic Club, the awards banquet will also honor WNCs top high-school athletes and teams, with 76 finalists vying for 19 awards, in addition to several college scholarships.Tickets for the event, which includes dinner, Williams speech and induction ceremony and the presentation of awards, are $40. Tickets can be purchased online at wncsportsawards.org or by contacting Billy Cooper, 4 Vanderbilt Drive, Suite 350, Asheville, N.C., 28803 or calling 210-3817.Clear Channel Radio's Brian Hall will serve as master of ceremonies for the banquet, which has recognized and honored WNCs top athletes and teams since the 1950s.Williams, 64, has posted a 737-194 record over 27 seasons at Kansas and UNC. His first head coaching job was at Owen High in 1973.Born at Marion Hospital, Williams has won two national championships with the Tar Heels (2005 and 2009) has a 319-93 record in 12 seasons in Chapel Hill.He is a member of the Naismith Basketball, College Basketball and Owen High Halls of Fame, and the Roberson High Gold Ring. New Belgium Brewery Wants YOUR Artwork! New Belgium's Asheville brewery is months from completion, but they're calling on local artists to decorate the new digs! Easy online submission process inside the link above. Dodgeball Benefit For Gage Guffey Weird Al Yankovic Mandatory World Tour 2015 Never Stop Learning Link: Follett Challenge VOTE Asheville Fringe Arts Festival Click for more information about the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival. APD Morale Survey Matrix Consultant Group has released the preliminary results of its survey of Asheville Police Officers. Shakira's World Baby Shower Make donations to Shakira's World Baby Shower to benefit UNICEF. Sheep Dog Impact Assistance WNC Asheville Restaurant Week Click here to see a list of restaurants participating in Asheville Restaurant Week. From Jan. 20th-29th, these restaurants will offer prix fixe menu ranging from $15"$30 per person. ASAP's Get Local Campaign ASAP is renewing its Get Local initiative once again in 2015. Find out more here. FAMILY 411: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Help Enrolling for Health Insurance Asheville Smokies Blind Bowling The Asheville Smokies blind bowling league website TEDxAsheville Click here to apply for tickets to this year's event on Saturday, Jan. 17th at the Altamont Theatre. 34th Annual Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast Click here to order your tickets. Clean Slate Coalition Clean Slate Coalition was formed in 2010 in response to the experience of chaplains in the local womens jail. The chaplains observed that women were returning to incarceration time after time, having no safe place to live and rebuild their lives. A coalition of community and church leaders began working to establish a safe transitional housing program for these women and others who had experienced traumatic life circumstances, many of whom suffered from child sex abuse, and alcohol or substance abuse. The Clean Slate house, located in Sylva NC opened in 2011 and serves up to eight women at a time who commit to a year long recovery program. Clean Slate Click here if you want to learn more about helping the non-profit Clean Slate Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup Announced Slide the City - Asheville Click here to preregister for the Slide the City event coming to Asheville on May 23. The Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation is looking for 100 volunteers to help with the event on Coxe Avenue. To volunteer, email the foundation at email@example.com. Health Alert - Tai Chi for Arthritis Click here to see where classes are beginning in the Asheville area. Eat More Bakery Click for more information about the Eat More Bakery Asheville Aerial Arts Click for more information about Asheville Aerial Arts Production at the Asheville Community Theatre. Bidart Bros. Caramel Apple Recall Bidart Bros. Caramel Apple Recall Medea's Espresso and Juice Bar Click for more information about Bone Broth and Organic Cold Pressed Juice Delete Blood Cancer Click here to get a swab kit sent to your home to find out if you're a match to save someone's life. Hollywild Animal Park Donations After Fire Click here to learn how you can donate to help with veterinary care and facility repairs after a fire at the animal park left 27 animals dead. Quit Tobacco Click for more information about Mission Health's Quit Tobacco Program Homes for Youth The Downside Of Cheaper Gas: More Accident Fatalities Fletcher 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off Homecoming Job Fair 2015 Wednesday, 11:00am-4:00am. Davis Event Center, WNC Ag Center. Fleet Feet Asheville Click for more information about Fleet Feet and their training programs Eblen Charities Eblen Charities Expands With After Hours Program Firestorm is opening a new bookstore Click here to donate to the cause Sheryl Crow comes to the Peace Center Crow has sold more than 35million albums around the world and has performed duets with musical luminariessuch as Sting and Mick Jagger. In addition to her nine Grammy wins, she hasbeen nominated for an additional 27 Grammys and has released eight studio albums(seven charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinumgreatest hits collection and a Christmas album. Asheville Bus Service Maps, schedules, fares and passes for Asheville Redefines Transit bus service Asheville Yoga Center Click for more information about the Asheville Yoga Center Donations for Jordan and Brad Rice Click here to make a donation to Jordan and Brad Rice, 2 siblings who have lost both of their parents. YMCA Click for more information about the YMCA of Western North Carolina 9th Annual Homecoming Job Fair Info on the Jan. 7 Homecoming Job Fair. LT's Primal Fitness Click for more information about LT's Primal Fitness. 9Round Click for more information about 9Round. http://www.quintheater.com/ Click for more information about "The Interview" showing at Quin Theater. Keurig Recall Click for more information about the Keurig Recall. Official NORAD Santa Tracker Find out where Santa is on his Christmas Eve journey! Health Alert - Senior Life Solutions Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient counseling program which addresses the emotional and behavioral health of adults over the age of 55. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, click here to find out how to get help. "No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) youll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7." Regeneration Station The Regeneration Station in Asheville is donating a house full of furniture and decor to an Asheville family in need. Now Hiring: Asheville Fire Department Celebrating Hanukkah Click for more information about Celebrating Hanukkah at the Asheville Jewish Community Center. Asheville Jewish Community Center Celebrate Hanukkah with your JCC friends! AIR Passport Click for more information about Asheville Independent Restaurant's 2015 Passport Santa Pal If you need help this holiday season, it's not too late to apply to the Santa Pal program. Click here for information. Craft Corner - Heads or Tails Cut Coins Click here to see local artist Jarrett Leone's hand-cut coin pendants, as demonstrated on Craft Corner on 12/15/14. Charity Challenge: Let's Twist Again Rhonda Rivera Click for more information about singer Rhonda Rivera Cooking Channel's "Unique Sweets" Link to the Cooking Channel's "Unique Sweets" featuring Asheville businesses. Pottermore Short Stories JK Rowling writing 12 new Harry Potter themed short stories Booze It & Lose It - 20/20 Hindsight video series The Booze It & Lose It campaign is commemorating 20 years with a new video series where victims share their stories of how drunk driving accidents changed their lives. Joe Lasher Jr. Click for more information about singer/songwriter Joe Lasher Jr. Bid-Buy-With Goods-Waynesville Facebook Group Click here to join the group Bid Buy With Goods Waynesville. Members can bid on items with donated food, which will then be distributed to those in need. Donate to Toys for Tots Click for information on how you can donate to Toys for Tots online Toys for Tots Click for Toys for Tots donation locations Facebook Page: Hendersonville Inclusive Playground Project Hendersonville Inclusive Playground Project Health Alert: US Cities Health Rankings West Asheville Window Decorating Contest Click here to vote here for the Community Choice Award! Ira B Jones - Jerry the Giraffe Happy Belly Yoga Click for more information about Yoga for Balanced Digestion The Asheville Mountain Area Red Cross Click here to learn more about the Asheville Mountain Area Red Cross and to contribute. O Little Town of Christmas Cats: 12 Cats on Holiday Santa has unleashed his Christmas cats on an unsuspecting mountain town! Watch as festive felines travel to Asheville. Save Yancey Movie Theatre Jaan Ferree - Person Of The Week Click here to learn more about Jaan Ferree, who was featured as a WLOS Person Of The Week. Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland Click for more information about Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland Smoky Mountain Toy Run Click for more information about the Smoky Mountain Toy Run. Live Stream Remembrance Parade Click here to watch the North Buncombe High School Band in the Remembrance Parade on the 73rd Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor Asheville Transit Now Include Sunday Service Girls on the Run 5K Click for more information about Girls on the Run 5K Free and Reduced Cost Flu Shots Click for more information about Flu Shot Vouchers For Uninsured and Underinsured Individuals and Families Talk it Out How to talk to your children about alcohol Top 100 Baby Names of 2014 Hoofprints for Hope Non- profit dedicated to helping kids smile through cancerPHONE: 423-512-1146EMAIL: HOOFPRINTSFORHOPE@YAHOO.COM A Charlie Brown Christmas Click for more information about Asheville Community Theatre's A Charlie Brown Christmas. Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association Click for more information about the deals offered by the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association. Orbie for Orphans Click for more information about Orbie for Orphans' Gift Wrapping Fundraiser. Shaken Baby Syndrome of NC A Non-Profit Organization in Western North Carolina, serving to educate facilities and individuals statewide, and provide support and advocacy to victims of SBS. FAMILY 411: Researching Family History Woodfin Fire Elf Sales Fire Elves are raising money for kids whose families will have a hard time at Christmas this year. Donate to Fairview Elementary School Playground To learn more about the project and to donate, visit Fairview Elementary School's website Kidsenses Click for more information about Kidsenses Children's Museum. Winter Lights Click for more information about the Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum. Brad McCoy Donations Nantahala volunteer fireman, Brad McCoy, 36, saved one of his children from his own burning home then went back in searching for the rest of his family. Toys for Tots Click for information about Toys for Tots events in the Asheville area. Green Friday Click for more information about Wildwater's Green Friday. Talking Turkey - Butterball Turkey Talk Line Running into tough turkey questions? The professionally trained Butterball Turkey Talk Line experts are standing by to help. Search for cooking tips and recipe ideas. 2014 Ingles Giving Tree Annual benefit for MANNA Food Bank setup at Asheville Mall Michaels Thanksgiving Crafts Click for more information about Michaels' Thanksgiving Crafts. Top Toys for the Holidays Click for more information about how to find some of the Top Toys. Buncombe County Public Health Salvation Army Red Kettle Donations Black Friday Ads click here for store ads with Black Friday discounts. WNC Farmers Market Click for more information about the WNC Farmers Market Verizon Wireless Connection Day Click for more information about Verizon Wireless Connection Day Operation Christmas Child Click for more information about Operation Christmas Child GoFundMe for Audrey the Ballerina Mommy Mondays - Marshall Mommy Mondays is a group designed for young moms. The group offers peer support, encouragement, parenting tips, resources for families, and much more! Click here to be linked to the group's facebook page for information on how to join, volunteer or donate. Does it Work Segment: Wipe New Click here for more information on Wipe New. Brown Bag Songwriting Competition Click for more information about the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition. Local Drinking Water Info Gingerbread Competition Click for more information about The Grove Park Inn's Annual Gingerbread Competition Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group More information on Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group Infertility FAQs Dollywood Click for more information about Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Layering for Cold Weather Click for more information about Layering for the cold weather. Bruce Springsteen Live Performance Downloads Daydreamer GoFundMe AdvantageWest Scale Up Program Slide the City info Slide the City is bringing its giant slip and slide to Asheville in September 2015. Registration has already begun 3,000 Miles to a Cure Click for more information about 3,000 Miles to a Cure's Documentary: Hope Health Insurance Marketplace: Enroll for 2015 Healthcare Coverage The Resonant Rogues The Resonant Rogues perform live on News 13 this Morning with Evan Donovan!The Resonant Rogues are a unique local band trying to record new material at Echo Mount Recording Studios. Check 'em out and help 'em out by visiting their Kickstarter Campaign. 11th Annual Taste of Compassion Date: Saturday, November 15Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center, 1 Resort Drive Raise a glass with local author Ashley English. Aurora Studio & Gallery The Aurora Studio and Gallery has the unique mission of providing a supportive art studio for artists affected by mental illness; where artists may gather and express themselves through the visual arts; enabling them to heal, grow and thrive. Farmer and Chef Asheville Click for more information about the Farmer and Chef Asheville Cookbook. Asheville Community Theatre Click for more information about Asheville Community Theatre's "The Wizard of Oz" Area Agency on Aging Winter Lights - WNC Arboretum Information about the new Winter Lights display at the Western North Carolina Arboretum, including how to get tickets, hours and dates. Hank and Spirit’s Rescue More information on Nowzad More information on the Brevard fundraiser Paws for Celebration benefiting Nowzad U.S. Forest Service Draft Plan for WNC Timber Harvests Centers for Disease Control Mayo Clinic Web MD Preparing An Emergency Car Kit Your trunk space is limited especially while traveling but there are certain items that you really should carry with you in the event of an emergency. Twitter Help Center The difference between public and private tweets. Facebook Help Center Help on how to control privacy settings on Facebook How to Make a Family Media Use Plan Teen Safety Tips Tech tips from Francie Black to keep teens safe online Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts Click for a list of deals available to veterans on Veterans Day. ABCCM's Veterans' Restoration Quarters Click for more information about ABCCM's Veterans' Restoration Quarters and Balsam Range Tickets. Epilepsy Foundation of America More than two million people in the United States live with Epilepsy. For more information on Epilepsy, visit this website. Breakout Training Ground Click for more information about Breakout Training Ground. Rent-a-Student for Holmes Desmelik, 5-year-old with a brain tumor Holmes TeamIf you have something to clean outside your house and live in Transylvania County, you can have two students come out for $25.All proceeds go to support Eblen Charities for Holmes Desmelik.Call the school by the end of the week to set up a time at 828-884-4103 ext. 719 Peace Center Upcoming Events Upstate South Carolinas cultural centerWith a 2,100-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theatre, an amphitheatre, a sophisticated patrons lounge, and a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting, rehearsal, and event spaces, the Peace Center has become the hub of cultural life in Upstate South Carolina. Built on a six-acre campus, with an energetic mix of leading-edge architecture and historic preservation, the campus is at the hub of Greenvilles nationally-recognized downtown. APD Consultant Letter Only Hope WNC Click here to learn more about Only Hope WNC and the non-profit's efforts to raise money and awareness for homeless youth in Henderson County. No-Shave November News 13's Evan Donovan is growing his beard to raise $500 for men's testicular and prostate cancer during No-Shave November Josh's Beard for St. Baldrick's Josh Jones, president of Beer City Beard & Mustache Club, is trying to raise $15,000 for St. Baldrick's Billy Graham's newest film "Heaven". Billy Graham celebrates his 96th birthday by talking about heaven National Healthy Skin Month November is National Healthy Skin Month. Click for more information about keeping you skin healthy all year long. My Hope with Billy Graham Click here to learn more about the My Hope with Billy Graham project and to see a new film released called "Heaven," with a never-before-seen message from Rev. Graham. Getting your home ready for winter Click for more information about Rainbow International Restoration. 'Stories Of Mountain Folk' Archive Stories of Mountain Folk is an all-sound oral history collection produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia. ADHD Neurofeedback Study Of Children The International Collaborative ADHD Neurofeedback Study Family 411: Career Change after 50 Follow the Money Click here to learn more about campaign finance fundraising in Western North Carolina by local candidates. Project Santa Mainstay Shelter Grandad's Apples N' Such Eliada's Corn Maze Blue Ridge Corn Maze The Maize in Canton Halloween Deals Click for more information on some Halloween Deals North Carolina State Board of Elections Taggd' Mobile: A Celebration of Street Art 1-2-3 Graffiti Free Halloween Fun Click for more information about Hoopla at Biltmore Baptist Church and for more fun Halloween events look under the Community tab for the Community Calendar. Ice Cream Eating Contest Click for more information about the Ice Cream Eating Contest benefiting The Reading Rover. Domestic Violence Helpmate Fact Check your Candidates Center For Responsive Politics - Outside Groups Political Spending Michaels Halloween Crafts Click for details about how to make your own Halloween Costume Sarge's Animal Rescue Apply for the Parkway Puppies now ready for adoption Fresh As Can Bee Catering Click for more information about Fresh As Can Bee Catering. Donations for fightingebola.org City Mobility Survey Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue Click for more information about Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue WNC Nature Center Howl-O-Ween Click for more information about the WNC Nature Center's Howl-O-Ween Blue Ridge Wine and Artisan Cider Festival Click for more information about the Blue Ridge Wine and Artisan Cider Festival Early Voting Click to view your county's One-Stop Early Voting Schedule Sierra Nevada Brewery Tours Information and bookings for tours of Sierra Nevada Brewing's new Mills River Brewery. The Regeneration Station Click for more information about Regeneration Station and Junk Recyclers. Sugarland Distilling Click for more information about Sugarland Distilling and their Moonshare Program. Eblen Charities Coat Give-a-way Click for more information about Eblen Charities Coat Give-a-way. Sam Wharton Fundraiser Heroic Hounds Fundraiser Never Stop Learning - Buncombe County Libraries The Developmental Pediatrics Program At Mission Children's Hospital Urgent Airbag Recall Information The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. The message comes with urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by the regional recalls in the following areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii. Early Voting Information NC Department of Insurance - Homeowners Insurance Rate Hike Requests Proposed homeowners insurance rate increases, that are part of a request by NC Rate Bureau, which represents insurance companies. FAMILY 411: Outdoor Learning Asheville Living Treasures Click here for details on how to nominate a 'Living Treasure' National Respiratory Care Week Click for more information about programs for Respiratory Care. Smart Start of Buncombe County Parenting resources for families Donations for KC Caldwell American Red Cross - Asheville Click for more information about The Pillowcase Project and The American Red Cross. National School Lunch Week Click for more information about National School Lunch Week. Support For Jacob Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Click for more information about the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Teal Pumpkin Project Click for more information about the Teal Pumpkin Project. Voter Integrity Project Scarowinds Click for more information about Scarowinds. Osega Gym Click for more information about Osega Gymnastics Jacob Holm Online Job Applications Swiss fabric company, Jacob Holm, is expanding its U.S. headquarters in Candler. The facility will be adding 66 new positions. Click here for more information or to apply. Hendersonville Little Theatre Click for more information about "Sylvia" at the Hendersonville Little Theatre. Look Good Feel Better Click for more information about Look Good Feel Better. Credit Security Freeze The North Carolina Attorney General's Office shows you how how to put a security freeze on your credit. Bureau of Labor Statistics/Consumer Price Index Information Amazing Obstacle Challenge Click for more information about the Amazing Obstacle Challenge benefiting Buncombe County Schools Foundation. Dairy Queen Data Breach Click for the stores affected. Bob Sima Show Click for more information about the Bob Sima Show. Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn Click for more information about Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn. How to make a time lapse video Click for more information about how to make a time-lapse video on your iPhone. WNC Climate Listening Project Restaurant Inspection Reports 2014 NC STATE FAIR Mery Fund Animal Rescue, Inc. Donate to the Mercy Fund Animal Rescue to help with medical costs for Arrow, a pup who was found last weekend with an arrow sticking out of her back leg. Send Your Name to Mars Send your name to fly on Orion's flight test, scheduled to launch Dec. 4 - 6, 2014! Flat Rock Playhouse Ticket Information Verizon Teams Up With Helpmate for Domestic Violence Verizon will match Community Donations to Helpmate this month, up to $10,000. Click the link about and earmark your donation with "VZW" to get the match! Vermont Ave. Halloween Facebook Vermont Ave. Halloween Facebook Vermont Ave. Halloween Online Donation sheet Vermont Ave Halloween: Oct 31, 2014 Washington Examiner Report On Missed Congressional Committee Meetings Western North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance Click here for information about the Buddy Walk benefiting the WNCDSA. The walk is Saturday, Oct. 11th at Fletcher Community Park in Fletcher. Tennessee Wonderland Exploring an abandoned mountain neighborhood and hotel in Elkmont. A documentary by Jordan Liles. Kendall Wernet Donations Memorial contributions may be made in Kendall's memory to the Buncombe County Schools Foundation, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806, to support the Cane Creek Middle School Band and the T.C. Roberson High School Band, or the Clemson University Foundation, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633 to support the Clemson Symphonic Band. Veterans Restoration Quarters Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) creates opportunities for churches to work in collaboration and cooperation to serve the critical needs of their neighbors. ABCCM is a coalition of area congregations that respond to emergency assistance needs in Asheville and Buncombe County for families in poverty, those incarcerated, the homeless and the uninsured. ManUpstate Campaign Join the movement to end violence against women and girls, started in the Upstate of South Carolina by SafeHarbor. Use the hashtag #manupstate on social media and take the pledge! Taste of Sylva Click for more information about the Taste of Sylva. Chocolate Fetish Click for more information about Chocolate Fetish and their chocolate high heel shoes. Helpmate Click for more information about Helpmate. The agency serves domestic violence victims and their children. 20th Anniversary of Booze It & Lose It Ticket Details for Blue Ridge Pride Find out more about the weekend full of events for Blue Ridge pride. P.F. Chang's Paint it Pink Click for more information about P.F. Chang's Paint it Pink Campaign. Dollywood Click for more information about the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration. Family 411: College Mental Health Help Mountain Heritage Day Click for more information about Mountain Heritage Day. Women of Waynesville Click here to learn about Women of Waynesville. Pushups for Paxten Click for more information on how to donate to Pushups for Paxten Asheville Greek Festival Click to learn more about the Asheville Greek Festival. Free Microsoft Download For Buncombe Co. Students Ways to Prevent Spread of the Enterovirus Here are some ways to prevent the spread of the Enterovirus. 40 Fingers & A Missing Tooth Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth are Asheville, North Carolina's premiere juggling troupe. Asheville Juggling Festival Click here to find out more about the 4th Annual Asheville Juggling Festival. Haywood Pathways Center See how viewers like you are making the Haywood Pathways Centerinto a reality starting today. Jacob Holm Job Fairs Ripley's Haunted Adventure Click for more information about Ripley's Haunted Adventure. Family 411: Baby Boomer Downsizing Auction Person Of The Week - Jennifer Pickering Leaf Festival Teen Nation Tour Click for more information about the Teen Nation Tour. Biltmore Village Restaurant Week Click for more information about Historic Biltmore Village's Restaurant Week. ASAP Farm Tours Click here to learn more about the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's Farm Tour and see a list of participating farms. ADHD Neurofeedback Therapy Study Project WE CARE Martha Stewart American Made Contest Click for more information about the Martha Stewart American Made Finalists. Amber’s Angels GreenWorks Root Ball Click for more information about this year's Root Ball. Home By Dark Click for more information about "Home By Dark" CVS Smoking Cessation Program Click for more information about CVS' Smoking Cessation Program. Family 411 - Khan Academy Family 411 - Best Apps For Students Thomas Wolfe Month At Thomas Wolfe Memorial Click here to see all the events in October being offered by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville. The events are to commemorate his birth, which was on Oct. 3, 1900. Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour Click here to learn more about the progress of Sierra Nevada's brewery in Mills River, and to make reservations for hard hat tours during the final stages on construction. Manna Foodbank Empty Bowls Click for more information about Manna Foodbank's Empty Bowls. Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards Click for more information about Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. Blue Ridge Brew Off Click here to see the results of the Blue Ridge Brew Off. Goombay Festival Information Black Mountain Home For Children, Youth & Families Click here to learn more about the non-profit Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families. National Drive Electric Week Click for more information about National Drive Electric Week in Asheville. Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation Click here to learn how to donate or adopt from Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation. Sarge's is currently looking for homes for 7 newborn puppies found in a pillowcase along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood County. Bullington Gardens A partnership of: The Henderson County Education Foundation, Henderson County Public Schools and NC Cooperative Extension - Henderson County. Building Bridges Mud Run Click for more information about Saturday's Mud Run. Asheville Humane Society $5.00 felines for 5 weeks Robert Slater Funeral Donations to help the Slater family can be made to the Slater Memorial Fund at First Citizens Bank Brandon Bridges Funeral Donations to help the family can be made to the Bridges Memorial Fund at First Citizens Bank. Here's Hope Click for more information about the Hope Chest for Women's Here's Hope 2014. Bountiful Dish From the comfort of your kitchen, Bountiful Dish provides a customized in-home premium cooking service, preparing up to 5 different entrees per week, all cooked in one day. Each week a personalized menu is provided based on your tastes, special diets, allergies, and food needs. This service answers the "what's for dinner?" question we all face daily. I plan the menu, do the shopping, and travel to your kitchen to prepare and store meals into your refrigerator or freezer for later convenience. You arrive home to an aroma filled kitchen, choose a meal, and enjoy a gourmet dish within minutes. Pedal For Pennies John Nightingale is riding 1,885 miles to raise money and awareness about Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis. He will visit seven Shriners Children's Hospitals on his ride from Chattanooga to Boston. His website details their efforts. Mountain State Fair Click for more information about the Mountain State Fair. UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center Click for more information about the Flood Symposium. Valley Spring's Music Convention Trip Donate to the Valley Springs Middle School Chorus! Eliada Corn Maze A few twists and turns will lead you straight to a favorite Fall tradition. The Eliada Corn Maze opens Friday. Patriot Golf Day 24 Hour Fundraiser Bright's Creek Golf Course (Mill Spring) Head Professional Brian Stewart is playing 270 holes of golf (15 rounds), to raise money for "Folds Of Honor Foundation". It is a non-profit that benefits families of soldiers killed or disabled in service to America.Click-on this link to make a donation in support of Brian's 24 hour "Patriot Golf Day" effort. Asheville Quirkiest City Eliada's Annual Corn Maze Mountain State Fair September 5th-14thClick here for a rundown of events & pricing! Asheville Out of the Darkness Walk The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country. Family 411: Teen Fashion Help Kraft Cheese Recall Click for more information about the Kraft American Cheese Singles Recall. Hopscotch Music Festival Click for more information about the Hopscotch Music Festival. 68th Annual NC Apple Festival The annual party celebrating one of the most important agricultural crops in Henderson County starts Friday. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Click for more information about this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event. Children and Family Resource Center Click for more information about the Children and Family Resource Center and their 15th Anniversary Open House. Prayers for Aubrey Randolph Aubrey Randolph Fundraiser Feed The Kids Coalition Click here to learn more about Asheville's Feed The Kids Coalition. Timothy O'Keefe presents Remembering Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Years Click for more information about Timothy O'Keefe presents Remembering Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Years at the Diana Wortham Theatre. Asheville Market Click for more information about The Asheville Market. Success Outfitters Click for more information about Goodwill Industries' Success Outfitters. Transfigurations II Click for more information about Harvest Record's Transfigurations II music festival. Success Outfitters Goodwill's Success Outfitters program provides people with limited resources a way to obtain appropriate clothing for interviews and working on-the-job at no cost. iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Click for information about the iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program. Mary Jean Teachman - Person Of The Week Our Person of The Week is Mary Jean Teachman. Click here to learn more about her story of handling her son's suicide and her book. Donations for Drowning Victim Matt Auten ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Click here to donate to the ALS Association and to learn how to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Never Stop Learning - Buncombe County Libraries Asheville Wine and Food Festival Click for more information on the Asheville Wine and Food Festival and how to get tickets. School Bus Safety Details of rules for sharing the road with school buses. Corona Recall Click for more information about the Corona Recall. Vehicle Recall Search Click to see if your vehicle has been recalled. Peanut and Almond Butter Recall Click for information about the latest Peanut and Almond Butter Recall Identity Theft Protection All you need to know about placing alerts & freezes on your credit reports to help protect yourself from identity theft. APD Chief Anderson Responds to Ferguson, MO Events Weekly Checkup Radio Program Angel Medical Center Family 411: Helping Kids Deal with Grief Tour of new Whole Foods in Asheville West Henderson Youth Football League Click here to learn more about the West Henderson Youth Football League. Celebrity Chef Tour Click for more information about the Celebrity Chef Tour and how to get tickets. 1-2-3 Graffiti Free The goal of the 90-day intensive cleanup program is to help property owners rid their properties of graffiti at a minimal cost. This dashboard was developed to show progress and track investment by city government and private property owners during the 90-day intensive cleanup program. DMV Office Location Search Find nearby locations & get driving directions. Warrior Service Dogs Click for more information about Warrior Service Dogs. Go Fund Me Site for Jaime Johnsen Jean Ann Rogers Memorial Golf Tournament Click for more information about Jean Ann Rogers Memorial Golf Tournament. Project Soar at Asheville Regional Airport Click here for more information on Project Soar. Tools For Schools Drive Wednesday August 13th, join News 13, Clear Channel, Ingles, Asheville Citizen-Times & Eblen Charities in Tools for Schools, a day long local school supply drive in our community. Sierra Nevada Behind the Scenes Tours Click here to book a behind-the-scenes tour at the new Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River. Asheville Regional Airport Click for more information about Asheville Regional Airport and Project SOAR. Ride Dottie, Ride! This week's Game Changer, 70 year-old Dottie Mattern, is going to rideher antique 1936 motorcycle from Daytona Beach, Florida to Tacoma, Washington. She is doing this to raise money for the Colon Cancer Alliance. She's a colon cancer survivor, however herbrother passed away from colon cancer. This is the link where you candonate to her cause. 37th Annual Sourwood Festival The Sourwood Festival fills downtown Black Mountain with wholesome entertainment for both adults and children in August each year. WNC Farmers Market It's Farmers Market Week. Click for more information about the WNC Farmers Market. Pop Warner Click for more information about Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading. Rutherford County Little League - District #1 Facebook Page KeepMyTV Link to petition regarding retransmission consent, which requires cable and satellite companies to pay over the air broadcasters to retransmit local programs to customers. Victoria Beckham's Charity Clothing Sale Cubcat Crawl 2014 at Hendersonville Elementary School Chris Rosati and The Krispy Kreme Heist Never Stop Learning Link: Cubcat Crawl 2014, Hendersonville Elementary School Hendersonville Elementary School's 2nd Annual 3-Mile Cubcat CRAWL details! Whole Foods Market Sneak Preview Click here to register for a sneak preview of Whole Foods Market in East Asheville. The guided tours will take place every 15 minutes with a suggested donation of $5 per guest to benefit Muddy Sneakers, an Asheville nonprofit that educates children through the natural world. P.F. Chang's Possible Security Breach Click for more information about the possible security breach at P.F. Chang's Health Alert Link: Pardee Heart Health Profiler Pardee online "profiler" for diabetes, stroke, and neck and back health. UNC Charlotte/Fairview Native Wins National Bassmaster Title Jake Whitaker, a Fairview native and current UNC Charlotte student, wins the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship at the Chatuge Reservoir in Georgia. Click here to read more about their big win. Fire At Asheville Medical Office Early morning fire at Biltmore Family Medicine WC Patron of the Arts presents Montana Skies & Asheville Ballet Harvest Hope Food Bank The roof of the Harvest Hope Food Bank in Greenville, SC was severely damaged during a heavy rain storm Thursday, causing the roof to rupture. The cost to repair the damage is estimated between $300,000-$500,000. Click here to donate to help the food bank. NC Mining & Energy Commission - Public Hearing On Fracking In NC Click here to submit comments for the public hearing on fracking that will be held Sept. 12 at the Bardo Center at Western Carolina University. Hidden Cash Craze Strikes Greenville It's a craze that started in San Francisco. Then, it spread across the globe. Now, Hidden Cash has come to Greenville. The social media scavenger hunt is led by an anonymous person who hides cash somewhere in the city, then posts a clue on Facebook. Asheville Water Initiative Lois Lerner emails Extra Needed For Armored Car Movie Filming continues for the next few weeks in the Asheville area. HonorAir Raising Money For Jailed Marine HonorAir is trying to raise money for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. Sgt. Tahmooressi has been jailed in Mexico since March after crossing the border with guns in his truck. Click here to learn more. Shark Tracker Click here to monitor the movements of Katharine, a great white shark spotted off the NC coast. Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Schedule and Ticket information for the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. Christopher Taylor Obituary Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Pole Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Thurman and the Rev. Dean Rice officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Office of Executive Clemency The Governor's Clemency Officeprocesses all requests for and inquiries about Executive Clemency, oversees andcoordinates investigations, prepares reports and drafts Executive ClemencyOrders for the Governor. This office also acts as the liaison with governmentofficials (federal, state, and county), various agencies, and parties interestedin clemency. NSL - Merri-Mac Girls Summer Camp Summer at Merri-Mac is packed with new opportunities, fun activities, new skills, and great trips. Sierra Club Click for more information about the Sierra Club. Bricks4Kidz Summer Camp Click here to learn more about Bricks4Kidz Summer Camp! Safe Kids WNC A network of Buncombe and surrounding County agencies working to reduce the incidence of preventable injuries among children ages birth to fourteen years. Bus to EPA Carbon Protections Hearing Concerned citizens from Western North Carolina will travel to Atlanta to give formal comments supporting the EPA's proposed carbon pollution limits. A busload of area activists will leave Asheville at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday from Earth Fare in the Westgate Shopping Center. Charter Communications Job Fair Click here to check out available positions with Charter Communications and learn how to apply. Person Of The Week - Starr Hogan Daydreamz Project. For families looking for a creative outlet for their specialneeds children. Person of the Week Link: Daydreamz Daydreamz was developed by a small group of creative-beings that felt frustrated with inequities in their communities & beyond. They longed to use their collective talents & vision to help those less confident, supported, or seen to tell their story, grow their own skills & confidence, create a new future for themselves, and ultimately change their community. Water Seed Click for more information about Water Seed's performance at Asheville Music Hall. Harley-Davidson Christmas in July Click for more information about Harley-Davidson of Asheville's Christmas in July Event. Captain Bowen's Story The Asheville Fire Department has released a new video talking about the lessons the department learned from the tragic death of Captain Jeff Bowen in a fire at 445 Biltmore on July28th, 2011.Video courtesy: Mantooth Productions Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Miss Saigon Click for more information about Miss Saigon at Flat Rock Playhouse. Henderson County Habitat for Humanity Learn more about the Henderson County Habitat for Humanity, how you can donate & get involved. Hands on Asheville-Buncombe Annual school supply donation drive to support elementary and middle school students from low income families. Help reach the goal to outfit 800 children with new backpacks FULL of the supplies they'll need to succeed! Children's Programs at the Asheville Art Museum Summer Art Campers spend their summer days in the Art Museums studio with talented art instructors exploring and creating art of various media. Pre-registration is required. You may sign up for All-Day sessions or choose from a variety of Half-Day sessions. Battle of the Burger WNC BBQ Festival Some Trader Joe's Produce Affected By Recall Trader Joe's is recalling some fresh produce supplied by a company in California over possible Listeria contamination. Find out if your fruit is affected. Asheville Humane Society Golf Tournament for Fallen Officer Crisp The cost for the four-man, captain's choice tournament is $75 per player the day of or $65 per player if you preregister by calling 925-8209 or by visiting this website and clicking on the "donate" link. Morning Surf - Friday the 13th Facts Click for 13 things you didn't know about Friday the 13th BBQ Tour Click for information about Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Morning Surf - Father's Day Gift Ideas Local PickleBall leagues Asheville Parks and Recreation and Stephens-Lee Recreation Center are offering Pickle Ball, an exciting game that combines ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. People of all abilities and ages are welcome, whether you have been playing the game for years or are interested in learning to play. Paddles and balls will be provided.Pickle ball will be held at the center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m., starting March 3. This is a drop-in program - registration not required. Cost is $1 per person to play each day. For more information, stop by the center at 30 George Washington Carver (off South Charlotte St.), or call 828-350-2058. 4K for Cancer The 4K for Cancer is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing lives by supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer. March Across America A former Marine is marching across America in hopes of raising $100,000.00 for injured veterans. Asheville City Pool Schedules Best Towns Tournament 2014 Outside Magazine contest. Asheville is in the Final Four. Vote online until midnight on Sunday, June 8. Operation Overlord Blue Jean Ball 2014 Bling it On! will commemorate MANNAs 15th year of Blue Jean Ball celebrations. North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy Website to check the credentials of local massage therapists. Xplore USA We at Xplore USA are so happy you are considering hosting one of our young international student and/or participating in our unique summer programs. Shark Tracking OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators. In a collaborative environment established by Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer, OCEARCH enables leading researchers and institutions to generate previously unattainable data on the movement, biology and health of sharks to protect their future while enhancing public safety and education. Family 411 - Something Different Books Safe Kids Western North Carolina Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Mills River Partnership Rivermusic Concert Series Asheville Beer Week Asheville Humane Society Dog Adoption Special May 29 - 31 Bridge to Grace Click here to learn more about the band! Free Women's Cancer Screenings in South Carolina Information on the Best Chance Network offering free pap smears and mammography services for women Basilica Preservation Fund, Inc. VOTE: Haywood County Prison to Homeless Shelter Asheville Beer Week Asheville Beer Week brings plenty of people looking to taste the local brews. Here's everything you need to know about this week's events. Woodfin, Healing Field of Honor Matthew Freeman Project Mission statement: The Matthew Freeman Project is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the support of education in order to promote communities of promise, prosperity and peace throughout the US and the World. As a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible. Asheville Beer Week Schedule of Events WCMS "Project Access" Hurricane Preparedness Week Tips White Squirrel Festival Miles for Madison Fundraiser 2014 Mountain Sports Festival Washington Examiner Article On Global Impact Help for Balkan Flood Victims Laura Lilly is collecting cash donations to deliver to flood victims in Croatia. Heartstrings 2014 Family Fun Challenge ABSFEST 2014 Sports Equipment Drive Java For Justice Ameridial Hiring Star Wars Contest Donate to UNICEF - You could be in the new Star Wars Movie. Study of Troubled VA Facilities WNC Large Breed K9 Rescue PETA Update: Where Is This Cubs Mother? (Video and Photos) Burton Street Neighborhood Volunteers Burton Street Community Association Madison Cawthorn Fundraiser Events Prayers for Madison Cawthorn The New York Studio of Stage and Screen Asheville Electro-Music Festival Strive Not to Drive Week Blue Ridge Rollergirls Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park Joy Ride For YMCA of Western North Carolina Exclusive Pictures of the New 9/11 Museum National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Menopause, The Musical The hilarious celebration of women and the change! This musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years! Demand Release of USMC SGT Tahmooressi from Mexico Prison Sign the petition to the White House to join the fight to free Sgt. Tahmooressi Bulldogs Vs. Childhood Cancer Celebration Singers Spring Concert Mills River Planning Board Workforce Housing Workshops Information on drop-in meetings for the Mills River Planning Board. Family 411: 5 Signs of Entitlement North Carolina High School Athletic Association Prep soccer, softball and baseball playoff brackets. Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Blue Ridge Parkway Facilities - opening schedule 2014 My Toxic Backyard Documentary about the CTS site showing at the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville Ringling Bros Circus Comes to Asheville MORNING SURF: Top 5 Tips to Get Fit for Summer Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act Facebook page Prevent Skin Cancer NC Beating the Heat MORNING SURF: Bad Tattoos Mother's Day Fondue Live Kitchen Money-Saving Tips for Mother's Day Flowers Some tips to help you save some cash and order from the right florist Tourism Industry - Report from Gov. McCrory's Office The tourism industry generated more than $20 billion for North Carolina last year, and that's a record for the state. A report from Governor Pat McCrory's Office says more than 52 million travelers visited the state in 2013 from all over the world. Click here to see that report. Essential Air Service Funding Cuts List Strawberry Hill A family-owned and operated farm since 1946, Strawberry Hill USA was first established in the 1900s when Perry Edmund Cooley purchased the land to farm cotton. U.S. Government Report On Global Climate Change NC Primary On Tuesday, May 6 Find a complete voter guide, sample ballots and precinct locations Forever Farm Animal Sanctuary 68th Annual Blockhouse Steeplechase Click here for a schedule of events and more info from the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club. Click here to help a local musician win a handicapped accessible van Priya Ray was our featured Person of the Week on May 2. Click here to help her win a handicapped accessible van. MORNING SURF: Saved By The Bell Facts Questions and Answers: Gluten-Free Food Labeling Final Rule For an FDA Q&A about gluten-free food labeling, click here. Gluten and Food Labeling: FDA's Regulation of "Gluten-Free" Claims For more on the FDA's regulation of gluten-free claims, click here. MORNING SURF: Funny Sign Fails Asheville Herb Festival The WNC Chapter of the NC Herb Association will host its 25th ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL May 2, 3, and 4, 2014! Don't miss it! Weekend of Wonder Magic Show The Daily Meal - America's Greenest Restaurants Local Wild Mushroom Tours Black Bear Safety Tips Moogfest Scheduled Lineup The Band Perry at Harrah's Dining Out For Life Dine Out for Life to support the fight against Aids. Click here for the list of participating restaurants in Asheville. Kevin Costner and Modern West ZF Transmissions Job Fair Moogfest 2014 Early Voting for the May 6th Primary Find the early voting location nearest you NC Highway Patrol Jobs Recruitment Sessions at Reynolds Volunteer Fire Department on Charlotte Highway in Asheville on April 26 and May 3. Moogfest FREE Events WNC Mountain Wine Festival Map the Meal Gap 2014 Manna Foodbank releases new data from the Map the Meal Gap study. Find the interactive map here. HCC Earth Day Celebration Haywood Community College will hold an Earth Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 22 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building. The festivities will consist of a student Recycled Art Contest, exhibit booths, Mini Workshops, and much more. IRS Scandal Statesville School Board Member Halloween Costume Controversy Person of the Week Link: The Right Track Toy Museum Asheville Humane Society Trivia Night This promises to be an exhilarating evening filled with laughter, love and good-natured competition! Tables comprised of 8 people will compete for cash prizes and the coveted title of Asheville Humane Society's Smartest Life-saving Team. Trivia Night will feature a Picnic Basket Silent Auction along with other games and fantastic amusement at the Asheville Event Centre in Asheville. 100% of proceeds will go to medicine, food, and supplies for Foster Care and other lifesaving programs. Bob Jones Living Gallery Have you ever seen a work of art that looked so real that the characters almost seem to breathe? In Living Gallery this is no longer just your imagination"the people in the larger-than-life paintings, sculptures and stained glass are real.The unique Living Gallery program combines original drama, special choral and orchestral arrangements, and breathtaking live portrayals of classic works of art to celebrate the story of Christs Resurrection. The Teetollars in Concert Marvel at the sound of these three world-class performers, each an amazing artist in his own right " together for a triple threat evening of their combined talents. Ashevilles own John Doyle has earned his reputation for guitar brilliance, first as a member of Solas and now in his thriving solo career, performing all over the world and as a highly sought-after session player. Known for having one of the most ravishing violin styles in all of Celtic music and a recipient of numerous awards including BBC Radios Folk Instrumentalist of the Year, Martin Hayes is one of the most extraordinary talents in the world of Irish traditional music. Rounding out the trio is Kevin Crawford, one of the most virtuosic flute and whistle players in all of Ireland. St. Louis Rams Guess Our Schedule Challenge Correctly "Guess Our Games" for all 17 weeks of the 2014 NFL regular season and you will have the chance to win $100,000. Bar Wars AVL For Two Weeks, Ashevilles top bartenders will be serving up their crafted version of a the spirits classic The Daisy for competition and for charitys sake. After the public votes for their top contenders, there will be a 'Mix-Off' finale for Ashevilles Top Four. A new battle theme will be presented, and local celebrity judges will call the winner of the first Bar Wars AVL. Peace Center For The Performing Arts 2014-2015 Broadway Season Office for Justice for Sterilzation Victims Click here for information on how to submit a claim before the June 30th deadline. Brain Injury Association of NC Jackson County Fundraiser For Washington Mudslide Victims Go Fund Me page for the family of Rebecca White Asheville Walk & Roll-athon 2014 We need you to join one of our 4 Walk & Roll-athons across NC to shine a light on brain injury. UNC Asheville Arts Festival Asheville Better Business Bureau You can check out ratings of all local gyms and businessesby clicking here. Mother Earth News Fair National Taxpayers Alliance Crossfire ACC All-Stars Game Click here to learn more about the Crossfire ACC All-Stars game! Ft. Hood Memorial Fund On April 2, the military base at Fort Hood in Texas was torn apart by the second mass casualty shooting in five years. Three people, plus the shooter, died and 16 people sustained injuries, some of which remain critical. Kacey Musgraves in Concert Ticket sales continue for a concert by Grammy Award-winning country star Kacey Musgraves, who will perform Wednesday, April 9, at Western Carolina Universitys Ramsey Regional Activity Center.The show, part of Musgraves Same Trailer, Different Tour concert series, will begin at 8 p.m. The concert was originally set for last October as part of WCUs Homecoming weekend, but was pushed to the spring semester because of scheduling conflicts. 'Save The Clock Of Brevard' Facebook Page Zipping for Autism Join us for the 3rd Annual Wells Fargo Zipping for Autism on Sunday, June 1st, 2014. Zipping for Autism, the first event of its kind in the country, raised over $70,000 in its first two years! Come fly, climb, and propel through the trees while raising money for individuals with autism and their families in western North Carolina. All of the proceeds will go to assist families in the region with services and support through the Autism Society of North Carolinas Sara Handlan Crisis Fund, Respite Scholarship Fund, and advocacy expansion. Operation Overlord 2014 The Rotary Club of Asheville and Rotary Club of Hendersonville are pleased to announce Operation Overlord 2014, a new project that entails taking all surviving Normandy invasion campaign veterans (D-day Veterans) living in North Carolina and Virginia to Bedford, Virginia for the 70th Anniversary commemoration. “Prayers For Madison 2014” Support Page KidSenses Children's Museum KidSenses in Rutherfordton & info on their summer camps for kids. Earth Month Cut-a-Thon Enjoy select beauty services and help us raise money to protect water. Bring A Friend to Double Your Impact! Appointments encouraged. Walk-ins always welcome but may be limited at your salon. EPA Federal Pay Concerns Person of the Week Link: “Meals on Wheels” in Henderson County Win a Trip to Australia Virgin Australia Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Tourism Australia are giving you the chance to win 1 of 52 Australia adventures. Sgt. Jeff Hewitt Memorial Page Sgt. Jeff Hewitt Memorial Page This page is in honor of Sergeant Jeff Hewitt, who was killed in the line of duty as a deputy with the Buncombe County Sheriffs Office on April 4, 2004. Beer, Bites and Bands April 4 & 5 $25 per person, per nightJoin us in Historic Biltmore Village for TWO evenings of Ashevilles nest craft beers, food, and music. Each night will require a separate ticket. Feel free to come to either or both nights. Just be sure to bring your ticket(s) with you.Ticket Price includes:Twelve 4-ounce beer samples of any beer on tap at Catawba Brewing Co. and/or French Broad Brewery.Awesome food from some of BiltmoreVillages nest restaurantsA commemorative t-shirtLive music at either venue. WCU Friends of the Arts Silent Auction Raises money for scholarship programs. Items up for bid include vacation packages, spa treatments, ceramics, jewelry, and more! Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Click here to learn about local growers in the mountains and to find out when tailgate and farmer's markets will be opening near you. NC Schools Report Save Your Refund! Save just $50 of your federal tax refund this year for a chance to win $100 in weekly prize drawings or a $25,000 Grand Prize! Red Cross Volunteer Training New Disaster Volunteer Orientation (NDO): The NDO is an introduction to the Disaster Cycle Services Program and the volunteer opportunities within each part of the Disaster Cycle (Prepare, Respond, and Recover). This includes an overview of the services the American Red Cross provides, mission and purpose, our regional operational structure, volunteer expectations, volunteer opportunities, our online resources, and most importantly how to get started as a American Red Cross Volunteer within Disaster Cycle Services. Outdoor Farmers Market Homeward Bound of WNC Homeward Bound works to end homelessness in WNC and helps low-income clients find affordable housing. Click here for more information. Domestic Violence Homicides in NC Click here to see the N.C. Department of Justice complete report on domestic violence related homicides in NC. Copac Global Packaging Expansion Copac Global Packaging announced it has finished its expansion at its Spartanburg County facility. The $14.8 million expansion is expected to create 32 new jobs. Click here for information on how to apply. UNCA Greenfest UNC Asheville will celebrate its annual Greenfest with spring activities and programs focused on environmental sustainability. Officer Jason Crisp and K9 Maros Memorial Bracelet "Years Of Living Dangerously" Documentary Click here for more information on Showtime's documentary "Years Of Living Dangerously" that features a local woman. Click here for more information on Asheville Beyond Coal. Monopoly House Rules Vote on new house rules for the Monopoly board game Navigating the Affordable Care Act Do you need help navigating the Affordable Care Act. Call for an appointment with Pisgah Legal Services at 1-855-733-3711. Battle With Bethany Facebook Page Mountain Area Radio Reading Service Flat Rock Youth Theater Click here to learn more about the Flat Rock Youth Theater. Asheville's Underdog B-Boy/B-girl Crew Help for people living in the Brookwood Inn in Spartanburg Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina Click here to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC and how to become a volunteer. Morning Surf: Pharrell - Happy (Puppy & Doggy Version) Pharrell - Happy (Puppy & Doggy Version) GAO Report On Government Officials' Air Travel FTC Deceptive Spam Site Click here for the FTC Deceptive Spam website. Prayers for Candler Elementary Facebook page Support for Grayson Facebook page MORNING SURF: Add-A-Sphere Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge Warren Buffett is offering a billion dollars to anyone who fills out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket. Hank Cam The unofficial dog mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers is showing off his adventures with a Go Pro Camera. Davis Family Fund - Madison Co. Fire Victims Operation Medicine Drop in NC Click here to find a drop-off event near you. RiverMusic 2014 Lineup Person of the Week Link: Steadfast House Ride in a Tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger You and a friend will get to ride shotgun with Arnold in his M47 Patton tank. Yes, Arnold has a tank. Yes, this is your chance to ride in it. Not only that, but you'll also get to use the tank to crush something. And if you're into working out, you can lift together on it too. Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo Formerly known as the Asheville Tattoo Fest, the Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo is bigger and better than ever! With tattooing, music, art shows, pin ups, face painting contests and more, there is something for everyone at the show. 100 of the most talented and respected artists from all over the world will be tattooing at the Renaissance Hotel Friday March 14 through Sunday March 16. New Belgium Ground Breaking Ceremony Click here for more information about New Belgium's groundbreaking on May 2nd. Weird Facts About Each State List Of North Carolina’s Impaired Streams Click here for the the 2014 list of North Carolinas impaired streams, also known as the 303-(d) list. RST Fiber Optic Networks Vance Monument Preservation Project Dine out for a Cause Eat at one of the participating restaurants before, after, or while you watch your favorite SOCON team in the Championship Finals! 10% of sales will be donated to the YMCA of Western North Carolina's Annual Campaign. IRS Questions For Groups Seeking Tax-Exempt Status Core Molding Technologies Click here to find out about job opportunities at the Gaffney manufacturer. Yahoo! Report on unaffordable housing cities, including Asheville The Washington Examiner's article on Federal first class air travel. Dolphin Migration on Camera Severe Weather Awareness Week Moogfest2014 Click here for more information on Moogfest Prescribed Burn In Bent Creek Meyer Tool Expanding in Greenville Graffiti : Facts & Tagging Prevention Click here to learn more about preventing the spread of graffiti. Dine to Be Kind Signs You're Sick of Winter Fire on the Rock It's a six-course culinary competition like no other."Fire on the Rock" is coming to Asheville this month. Person of the Week Link: Jacob Deal, Special Olympics White House Film Festival Entry Team Air, Incorporated Bringing Jobs to Rutherford County Team Air, Inc., based in Fontana, CA, provides custom HVAC products to large commercial and industrial customers throughout North America for military projects, offshore drilling platforms, schools,hospitals, manufacturing facilities and large office buildings. MORNING SURF: Jay and Holly Get Bugged USDA Community Characteristics Mission Health "Date Night" Mission Health, in partnership with A-B Tech, introduce Date Night. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to work with trained chefs and nutritionists. Get trade tips and fresh ideas for integrating whole and healthy foods into a healthy meal routine for you and your family. Menus in this series focus on mitigating health problems through diet. Bring your support person (spouse, partner, best friend, parent, etc.) for an evening learning how to cook together and manage your loved one's disease as a team. Cane Creek Band to Carnegie Hall Cane Creek Middle School needs to raise $36,000 to send the band to NYC to perform at Carnegie Hall. The funds will also help offset the cost of the trip for each student performing. Students, faculty and parents will all be engaging in a variety of fundraising activities. Chicken Rescue & Sanctuary Campaign Concussion Conference Observe Brain Injury Awareness Month in March 2014 at this interprofessional conference and learn how to manage short and long-term effects of concussion in the middle and high school-aged athletes. MORNING SURF: Gracie Gold Prom Proposal Real Expiration Dates of Food A 2013 report from Harvard Law School and the Natural Resources Defense Council states confusion over food dating has led 91 percent of Americans to throw away food prematurely. Small Plate Crawl A way to get tickets to the Asheville Small Plate Crawl. Biltmore Estate Job Fair MORNING SURF: Skating Outfits NCAA 6th Fan Contest Click here to vote and help WCU and UNCA win scholarship money through the NCAA 6th Fan contest! Pisgah Area SORBA Click here for information on the Pisgah Area Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association and how to volunteer to help clean-up trails in Bent Creek. Long-term care housing directory Click here to see the long-term housing directory for Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties. Information includes how to apply, cost, and how to choose the right one for you or a family member. Dollywood Jobs Dollywood is posting job openings and information about applying on this website. Synthetic Drug Alert - Aceytl Fentanyl The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a health advisory related to acetyl fentanyl, following at least three deaths related to the synthetic drug. Toxicologists at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner detected acetyl fentanyl in specimens associated with deaths that occurred in January in Sampson, Person and Transylvania counties. Click here for more information from the CDC on aceytl fentanyl. Biltmore Farms Hotels Job Openings Love for LOGAN Link Rev. Billy Graham: Pastor to the Presidents Photo gallery of the Rev. Billy Graham meeting with U.S. Presidents through the years. VIRAL VIDEO: Jamaican Bobsled Team The Home Depot Hiring Initiative AAA Snow Travel Tips Asheville snowMapper Preparing an Emergency Car Kit Winter Driving Tips Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. MORNING SURF: Jogger Falls In Snow Winter Storm Preparedness from the Red Cross Person of the Week Link: Smile for a Lifetime Mountain RV, Boat, and Receation Show Refund Status Where's my Refund? go directly to the IRS to check the status of your refund. Palmetto Curling Club Petition Supporting Higher Teacher Pay In NC Opt Out Pre-Screen Red Cross Needing Volunteers The Washington Examiner's article on "Official Time" Mountain Moral Monday Bus Trip To Raleigh Henderson County Seeks Input On Flag Design Charity Check (continued) Here's another great resource for checking out a charity. Charity Check Click here to check out a charity. Help For Sheehee Family Grace Community Church MORNING SURF: Seinfeld Ad Lego Game on Browser Frest Market Big Game Taste Test Love for Logan 12-year-old Logan Maney is a strong young man with lots of hopes and dreams who just received a life altering challenge...an inoperable brain tumor! He has a long road ahead but he is ready to kick it into 4 wheel drive and go! Join us in the months ahead as we support Logan and his family in their journey! Moogfest 2014 Click here to check out the lineup for Moogfest 2014! Red Cross Western Carolinas Region Donation Setup Ringling Bros. in Greenville Operation Toasty Toes A local group that works to keep our troops warm, is in need of donations. Operation Toasty Toes crochets and knits items like caps, slippers, and afghans. Each item is tagged with a special message before placed in a box and sent off to troops serving around the world. Local Flavor AVL App Going local just got easier in Asheville with help from a new app. Local Flavor AVL is a guide to locally-owned businesses, restaurants, artists and non-profits. The creators of the app say it offers a taste of the city's unique vibe to local residents and visitors. So far, there have been a couple of hundred downloads in the first week. Buncombe County Schools Snow Survey Buncombe County School officials would like parents to answer this five question survey, regarding options for making-up snow days. Click on this link to the BCS website to complete and submit the survey. Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Inc. Ifyou can help by donating funds to purchase food, the rescue group has a Paypal account andthe link can be found on our website. Apple Celebrates 30 Years of MAC Interactive timeline of Apple's MAC history Fire Fund Relief Information Iditarod Trail Runner’s Blog Asheville Restaurant Week MORNING SURF: Kid Sings Wrecking Ball Monster Jam Report Card On America's Emergency Rooms CLICK HERE: For details on how you can help ABCCM South Asheville Fresh Market Jobs Hiring for new store MORNING SURF: Duracell Commercial Deaf Seattle Seahawks player commercial http://www.omaze.com/experiences/george-clooney Tips to Lower Your Power Bill Understanding Credit Scores Ways to help you understand what your credit score means City of Asheville ART Reduced Holiday Schedule The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a reduced holiday schedule. The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service. Routes E1 and E2 will experience detours between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March and Rally. For route info go to: www.RidetheART.com. MORNING SURF: SAG Red Carpet Federal Omnibus Budget Passed This Week By Congress Tips To Prevent And Resolve Bear Conflicts Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy MORNING SURF: Betty White's Career ChartSpan Medical Technologies, LLC Click here to check out available positions at ChartSpan, which will be locating its new headquarters in Greenville. MORNING SURF: Pictures of Kid and Pets “On Track” Energy Efficency Class MORNING SURF: Peter Pan Proposal Casting Call for Kids' Cooking Show We're searching for 10 Lil Chefs for our tv pilot & future national show "Flour Power!" This will be filmed under the direction of our NYC Executive Producer along with our company's Founder, Susan Caldwell. Age requirement: 5 to 11 http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/ParksRecreation.aspx Click here to check out the department's report on the Americans with Disabilities Parks and Facilities Audit. There will be a public meeting on the report Monday, Jan. 13th at 12:30pm in City Hall. Forbes' List of "Five Secret Foodie Cities" MORNING SURF: Bands We Want To Get Back Together Purina One Dog Event Meet dogs and get free snacks and gifts at the Purina One event in downtown Asheville. It begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pack Square Park. MORNING SURF: People's Choice Red Carpet Proposed Statewide Increase in Home Owners Insurance Click here for more information about proposed statewide increase in home owners insurance Duke Energy-Progress Power Outage Map MORNING SURF: Beer Fermentation Time Lapse Family 411: Caregivers Familly 411: Caregivers Riceville Fire Department Click here to find out what donations are needed for the family who lost their home on Shope Creek Road Saturday night. Asheville Transit Changes Corban Durant Fund Edna's of Asheville's Doggie Hospice Project The owners of an Asheville coffee shop are using their business to help ailing dogs. Netflix Adds New Movies Asheville City Buses Holiday Schedule MORNING SURF: 2014 Predictions ABCCM Transformation Village Project MORNING SURF: Top Songs of the Year Mashup Family 411: Adoption The following are websites to help you learn about adoption: Childwealfare.gov Adoptuskids.org Lindy Hop In Asheville The annual Lindy Focus Dance Camp is underway at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. Lake Lure Polar Plunge 2014 IRS Year-End Giving Tips First Day Hikes at NC State Parks MORNING SURF: Biggest Celebrity Stories of the Year Police Report on Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Report will be available after 3:00 p.m. on 12/27/13. NORAD Santa Tracker Paws Ranch Equine Rescue HealthCare.gov 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Norovirus Alert How to recognize symptoms of norovirus and protect yourself. Walking Across America A woman walking thousands of miles across America makes a stop in the mountains. Stacie Eichinger is making the journey to raise money for Beads of Courage, a charity that helps kids cope with cancer. Primitive Quartet Click here to learn more about Primitive Quartet, a gospel group based out of Candler. Person of the Week - Project Linus Click here to learn more about Project Linus and how you can help in WNC. MORNING SURF: Peanuts Flashmob Cane Creek Middle School - Carnegie Hall Fundraiser Cane Creek Middle School's band is one of four in the country that will play a music festival in April at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They are trying to raise more than $36,000 to help pay for their trip. Helpmate Domestic Violence Shelter Click here to learn more about Helpmate and how you can donate. Ben's Tune-Up Offers Assistance to Helpmate Click here to learn more about events the restaurant is holding to benefit Helpmate, a domestic violence shelter in Asheville. MORNING SURF: Films Added to National Registry Ripley's "Dance With the Sharks" New Year's Eve Party Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies will ring in the New Year with its "14th Annual Dance with the Sharks New Year's Eve Party." Guests will have the opportunity to explore the underwater world of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies while they party the night away with 10,000 exotic sea creatures.The New Year's Eve Party features: Incredible Band featuring Andy Childs Band Heavy Hors d'oeuvres (9 to 11 pm) Carving Station. Shrimp Cocktail .Stuffed Mushrooms. Fruit & Cheese. Elegant Desserts Personal Souvenir Photo Champagne Toast & Gatlinburg Fireworks at MidnightThe Aquarium closes to the public at 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve and opens to party guests at 9:01 p.m. Gov. McCrory's Holiday Message Sgt. Jefferey Postell Officer who caught terrorist Eric Rudolph. Tax Form: NC-4EZ Click here for more information or to downlown the NC-4EZ form or call 1-877-252-4487. Father and Daughter Recreate Wedding Photos Solar Connection Locating Plant In Marion Company creating 50 new jobs Government Wastebook 2013 Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn's annual report on government waste. This year he finds $30 billion in wasted tax dollars on 100 projects and programs. Tek-Kids Adventures in High-Tech Learning MORNING SURF: Cat Christmas Song MORNING SURF: No Swimming Dog Lenoir-Rhyne Announces Ticket And Travel Information For The Football National Championship Game Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced ticket and travel information for the upcoming 2013 NCAA Division II National Football Championship, which takes place on Saturday, December 21, in Florence, Alabama, beginning at Noon. Tickets are $25.00 each and will be sold in Shuford Memorial Gymnasium lobby beginning Monday, December 16, through Wednesday, December 18, from 10:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by calling either (828) 328-7130 or (828) 328-7007 between the hours of 9:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m., from Monday, December 16, through Wednesday, December 18. Tickets purchased over the phone will need to be picked up on Saturday morning prior to the game at the Lenoir-Rhyne tailgate area in Florence, Ala. The tailgate area will be on the West Side of the Stadium under the Lenoir Rhyne tailgate tent. 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Gorilla with a Mustache Films was one of 149 teams who got their film, Joint Effort, in on time (being late is an immediate disqualification from the competition.) Each team has just 72 hours to make a short film and is assigned a prop, character, line of dialog, and genre. The best film is sent to the Cannes Film Festival and given a $3000 prize. GoPro, the title sponsor, is giving out another $3000 prize for the best use of a GoPro Camera in a movie. And the Audience choice winner receives $1000. The top 15 films are selected by judges for online voting determined by YouTube and Vimeo likes . Joint Effort was chosen as one of those top 15 films. Producer and director Katie Damien said, "There's some stiff competition in this contest. Overall the quality of all the top films is very high. I feel really honored to have our film chosen as one of the best! Asheville might not be as big as Dallas or Paris, but we've got some really talented people here in the mountains." About Gorilla with a Mustache Films: Established in 2010 when a group of producers collaborated on a 48 Hour Film Project. They won Best Picture for the city of Asheville. Heady with their recent victory (and drunk on their own sense of power), the group decided to pursue a feature film, as well as other short films. The Gorillas are currently in post-production on their first feature film One Hell of an Angel. To vote on Joint Effort anyone can like the video here: http://youtu.be/xs7UzQCwCa0And here: http://vimeo.com/81675843 CHARITY CHALLENGE: Friends of Santa Claus MORNING SURF: Ship My Trousers K-Mart's new commercial, spoofing 'A Christmas Carol' Mandela Movie Screening Come out and join the Urban League's Upstate Network for the viewing of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is an upcoming biographical film directed by Justin Chadwick and scripted by William Nicholson. The film is based on the 1994 book Long Walk to Freedom by anti-apartheid revolutionary and former South African President Nelson Mandela. This movie chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the countrys once segregated society. MORNING SURF: 34 Years of Santa Photos Police Chief's Rant to Kanye Never Stop Learning Link: Madison County Animal Website Never Stop Learning Link: Madison County Animal Foundation Facebook Toys for Tots Foundation Click here to find local donation sites or to make a financial donation online. Barbecue, Beer, and Bulldogs UNC Asheville Men's Basketball vs. Bluefield. BBQ, Beer, & Bulldog Basketball is also taking place before the basketball game. Come sample the best BBQ and Beer that Western North Carolina has to offer.Valid ID required to consume alcohol. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted in the beer tasting room (Mission Health Mountain View Suite).BBQ, Beer, & Basketball is $25 and includes tickets to the basketball game. The sampling takes place from 5:00 pm until 6:45. The game will tip-off at 7:00.Tickets for the Basketball Game Only are available starting at $8.00. Homeless Cabbie Collecting Canned Food Reality Check: Duke Energy Holiday Lighting Calculator Click here to calculate how much your holiday lights are costing you. Franklin Graham Releases Statement on Rev. Billy Graham's Health Click here to read Franklin Graham's entire statement released today on Rev. Billy Graham's health. Helpmate Online The hotline number is 828-254-0516 Flu Shots - CVS Minute Clinic The Holiday Season has us opening our doors to family and friends, and to plenty of germs. Just since last week we have seen an upgrade in the rate of flu cases in the Mountains and Upstate.CVS Minute Clinic State Practice Manager, Nicki Gatton-Kendrick says it is not too late to get protection for the Holidays. MORNING SURF: Pug Acts Out Home Alone Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland CHARITY CHALLENGE: Homeward Bound MANNA FoodBank Click here to learn how you can help donate to MANNA. Sisters of Mercy Services Corporation MORNING SURF: Bat Dad Compilation HandMade In America Cool Craft Holiday Market The Salvation Army How to helps thousands of families each holiday year. Dillsboro's 30th Annual Lights & Luminaries For the 30th year Dillsboro is ringing in the Holiday Season with its Lights & Luminaries event.It is December 6,7,13 & 14 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. each night.Check out the website for details of special activities for each weekend. MORNING SURF: Incredible Morgan Freeman iPad Drawing Soups, Songs and Solidarity Fundraiser for victims of Typhon Haiyan. Lake Julian Festival of Lights Message In A Bottle Blog Buchanan Boys MORNING SURF: Ugly Christmas Sweaters Asheville Sister Cities MORNING SURF: Most Overplayed Songs of the Year in One Minute Asheville Party Signing Up for Affordable Care If you need help enrolling in the Affordable Care Act, call 855-733-3711. The Care Share Health Alliance has a phone line to make appointments across the state in a consortium that's helping people enroll. Do you have a Thyroid Problem? Take the Thyroid test. Go Local Discount Card MORNING SURF: Cyber Monday Deals CHARITY CHALLENGE: Haywood Christian Shelter Make-A-Wish Benefit Concert Hearts With Hands Donations Information on how to donate to Hearts With Hands to help North Carolina tornado victims. Shaken Baby Syndrome Of NC To make a donation to the non-profit "Shaken Baby Syndrome of NC" click-on this link. NC Christmas Tree Farm Directory MORNING SURF: Stuff on Scout's Head Boogeyman Busters Beds Ice on Main Ice-Skating Rink in Greenville, SC. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue If you'd like to adopt, volunteer or donate to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, click the link! Hendersonville City Government Facebook page To find out the latest information about the boil water advisory currently in effect Casting for Recovery-Carolinas NYS3 Acting Conservatory Click here for more about the Sandy Meisner Technique MORNING SURF: Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often Asheville Adventure Park Asheville Green Works Live Flight Tracker Cabella's Hiring For Greenville Store Company looking for 235 workers State Farm/Duck Dynasty Fried Turkey Safety State Farm's annual study of grease-fire claims on Thanksgiving ranks South Carolina 6th in the nation. Click this link for some important (and funny!) safety information from Jase and Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty on how to fry a turkey safely. Holiday Tipping Guide Thanksgiving Shortcuts 21st Annual Giving Tree Food Donations to benefit Manna Foodbank Never Stop Learning - Arts for Life Click here to learn more about the non-profit Arts for Life Asheville. Show Your Joe - KMart Christmas Ad Extreme Couponer Jenny Martin Jphn Paul's Armadillo Auction MORNING SURF: Tatum Spoofs Van Damme Ad Reflections Photograpgy Series 3D Printing Lab Available to the public in Asheville Choosing A Contractor 2013 Asheville Holiday Parade This Saturday in Downtown Asheville Special Report Link: Only Hope WNC We are a 2 year old grassroots organization that is serving the homeless youth in Our Community. Amazon Jobs In Spartanburg MORNING SURF: Princess Machine Sisters of Mercy Services Corporation Help victims of Typhoon Haiyan U.S. Census Bureau Census Flows Mapper Click here to see how many people are moving to Asheville and where they are coming from. MORNING SURF: The Hungry Games God's Pantry Food Donations Food pantry in the Upstate where you can donate food to those in need Oskar Blues Benefit MORNING SURF: Student Section Causes Violation The Michigan State student section used a different countdown than the shot clock to coax Columbia's basketball team into back to back shot clock violations. CHARITY CHALLENGE: Helpmate A McDowell County Christmas 2013 A Christmas CD with all the proceeds going to Foothills Community Theater, McDowell County Chapter of the Special Olympics and McDowell County DSS for heating assistance. For more information on where you can purchase the CD contact Bruce Brown at Bruce's Fabulous Foods in Marion at (828) 659-8023 Hearts With Hands Click here to learn how you can help with the relief effort in the Philippines. Online Holiday Gift Ideas 1. David Rasmussen Design's Wooden Martini Glasseswww.drdcustomfurniture.comPrice: 2 for $1002. Sparq Whiskey Cubes and Wine Pearlswww.sparqusa.comSet of 4 per boxPrice of box: $24.95 for Whiskey Rocks / $29.95 for Wine Pearls3. Chillsner by Corksicle www.corkcicle.com/chillsner Price: $29.95 for a set of 2.4. Black and Blue Watcheswww.blackandbluejewelry.comPrice: $300 - $7005. Lems Roll-able Hiking Bootswww.lemsshoes.comPrice: $1156. Studio Wed Boxwww.studiowedbox.com$29 - $39 per month based on package. Vanishing Wheelchair Help For Jessica Morgan A detective with the Asheville Police Department is turning to the community he serves for strength. Brandon Morgan's wife had a brain aneurysm three weeks ago and has been in the ICU at Chapel Hill ever since. Jessica Morgan is seven months pregnant. While trying to stop the bleeding on her brain, doctors are also trying to prevent her from going into labor. If you would like to donate, click here. Taste of Asheville Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) brings together 40 of the citys most talented chefs in a celebration of all things delectable at the Annual Taste of Asheville. This years event will be held on November 20, from 7-9 p.m. at The Venue. Taste of Compassion Join us as we present over twenty different wines for tasting. Sample delectable vegetarian fare from area restaurants while you bid on hundreds of silent and live auction items donated by local businesses, artists, and organizations. You might even be the winning bidder for a 2014 Subaru Outback from Prestige Subaru!Proceeds benefit our Safety Net Program which keeps families and their pets together by providing alternatives to surrendering pets to a shelter. Health Care Navigator Grant Information 25th Annual Warrem Haynes Christmas Jam BMW Job Fair Hearts With Hands Donations How you can make a monetary donation to help the thousands of victims ofTyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines. MORNING SURF: Marine Corp Ball Winter Weather Car Preps Female-Friendly Movie Ratings Stop Soldier Suicide Click here for more information on the non-profit organization that exists to curb suicide attempts among US Soldiers and Veterans. Funeral Donations For Lola Ramsey Eblen Charities has stepped forward to cover all costs for Lola's funeral. The charity also welcomes anyone to make a donation as well. Click here for more information, or you can drop the donation off at Eblen Charities located at 50 Westgate Parkway in West Asheville. Washington Examiner Reality Check report on FMCS Atlanta Braves announce plans to move to new stadium CHARITY CHALLENGE: Project We Care Henderson MORNING SURF: Puppy's First Steps Veteran's Day Freebies Cheetah Cam Hearts with Hands Disaster Relief Relief operations are underway in the areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Survivors still have minimal amounts of fresh water, food and medical supplies. The death toll tops 2,200.The team from Asheville's Hearts With Hands, is on the ground in the Philippines. You can make financial contributions online at the Hearts With Hands website, here. You can also call (828) 667-1912 or toll free at (855) 435-7494. UNCA Women's Basketball Buzzer-Beater Amy Grant Concert in Asheville Information about the upcoming Amy Grant concert in Asheville. NC School Report Cards Click here to see how your district performed. Little Pearls Little Pearls are tiny films that open hearts and minds, inspiring authentic connection and compassionate action on behalf of all living beings. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Click here to check out the park's new winter hours. Ciderfest NC Mental Health T-Shirt Business The website for Zack Hix, who creates art as therapy for his mental illness http://www.budgettravel.com/contest/americas-coolest-small-towns-2013,14/ Travelers Rest in the running for BudgetTravel.com's annual Coolest Town contest IIHS Booster Seat Recommendations To check the ratings given to 31 popular child booster seat models. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Find out more about Reverend Billy Graham's work, on this site.Photos and information featured during a portion of our broadcast are published on this site. My Hope with Billy Graham My Hope America with Billy Graham is a nationwide effort to reach people across the United States with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Following a simple biblical model, My Hope America with Billy Graham combines the impact of video programs with the power of personal relationships. DONTE: Lucky's Vet Care Donations Lucky is a year old Boxer mix that was dumped and then picked up by animal control. Lucky had an embedded collar that was so bad that animal control had already sedated him to euthanize him when they decided to call the rescue for help. He was saved from the jaws of death at the last moment but now we need help to pay for his vet care which has already been great and will continue for several months to come. “Christmas House” Auction Name the National Zoo Panda Cub Asheville Landfill Tours Restaurant Grades, Buncombe County Public Health Department MORNING SURF: Celebrity World Record Holders Meowtfit Tumblr Page Cat dressed up in crazy human outfits Toys for Tots Asheville Information on Toys for Tots toy drive in WNC. CHARITY CHALLENGE: Bair Foundation MORNING SURF: Vegan Friendly Recipes Person of the Week Link: WNC Large Breed K-9 Rescue Buncombe County Slave Deeds MORNING SURF: Recipes for Pets Report On How Government Stimulus Money Was Spent B-17 Flights in Asheville MORNING SURF: Halloween Freebies DIEDINHOUSE.COM The Washington Examiner's article on LEED Certified Homes Halloween Safety Tips MORNING SURF: Babies in Pumpkins Operation Puppy Love Help puppies seized in two animal hoarding cases in Stokes County WTZQ's Pump for Hope Hope Chest for Women Halloween Candy Survey MORNING SURF: Celebrity Halloween Costumes Stanback Trails Along the Blue Ridge Parkway Operation North State St. Baldrick's Asheville Firefighters Make a donation to help with the Asheville Fire Department's effort to raise money for child cancer research. Southwestern Child Development Commission Person of the Week Link: Parkinson's Disease Foundation Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Haunted Trail MORNING SURF: Halloween Facts Athletes Build Community Gardens Teachers Plan "Walk In" Public school teachers previously talking about a walkout next month to protest education policies by the North Carolina legislature are now urging solidarity behind what they call a more positive job action. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Click here to check out the schedule for the bus's stop in Asheville. MORNING SURF: Clever Halloween Costumes Home Depot Horizon Heat John Lennon Bus Tour Idaho Potato Bus Information on how you can see the big Idaho potato, which will be on display Thursday and Friday in Fletcher. FDA Issues Warning Over Jerky Pet Treats The FDA offers a fact sheet so pet owners can be warned of possible symptoms. MORNING SURF: Crock Pot Girls Cool Weather Plant Preps Eblen Charities Heating Assistance Information Click here to learn more about Eblen Charities' heating assistance program or to see if you qualify. Christmas at Biltmore Decorating for the Holidays already underway at the Biltmore House Women Helping Women Women Helping Women lunch and dinner events MORNING SURF: Awful Films More Popular Than Congress Mango Fishtrap with The Get Right Band Moonlight Mammograms CHARITY CHALLENGE: Vision Express MORNING SURF: Candy Producers Clean Your Desktop Day "Decoding Annie Parker" Movie Screening LEAF-sponsored show at the Orange Peel LEGO Brick Building Competition Chimney Rock State Park Facebook Page Chimney Rock State Park's Facebook Page Chimney Rock Park Person of the Week - Bill Treasurer Hearts With Hands MORNING SURF: Wish For Our Heroes Teen Pleads for Parents Austin Baze Austin Baze is a duo from the foothills of Western North Carolina carrying on their strong music heritage and deep rooted beliefs. They grew up influenced by generations of musicians in the Appalachian Mountains. Boo in the Zoo Join us for a safe, non-scary trick-or-treat event for kids 12 & under. Adults can come in costume too! Pre-sale tickets are available at the zoo ticket booth and the office. This year, enjoy free Park and Ride Shuttle Service from County Square to the Zoo. Storehouse Pantry Storehouse Pantry. Early Voting Underway For November Election Look up your county Board of Elections to find the early voting sites near you. MORNING SURF: 99 Life Hacks Trips for Kids List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees UNCA Pink Out Volleyball Match The UNC Asheville volleyball team's match with North Carolina A&T on Thursday night has been designated as Pink Out as the Bulldogs do their part to help support the fight against breast cancer. Thursday's match at Justice Center will start at 7 p.m.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Bulldogs will be raising money and proving information for the Ladies Night Out program. Ladies Night Out provides free mammograms to uninsured women. To date, more than 2,800 women have been screened with 36 cases of breast cancer detected. It is a life-saving resource benefitting local women without insurance. This program is a joint operation between Mission Hospital and Buncombe Country Health & Human Services. Thursday's game will have a silent auction, stat pledges and donations for pink ribbons. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to support this worthy cause. The Great Southeast Shakeout Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! Charter Communications: Digital Conversion Click here for details. MORNING SURF: Pumpkin Products Moogfest 2014 MORNING SURF: Smartest Celebrities Eblen Charities Coat Giveaway CHARITY CHALLENGE: Friends of the Parkway MORNING SURF: National Dessert Day Person of the Week Link: iBike4Them Cashiers Leaf Festival 5th Annual Cashiers Leaf FestivalOctober 11 - 13Village Green & CommonsCashiers, NCMusic, Food, & Art MORNING SURF: Science Daily Ultimate Cameraman Fails Oktoberfest Asheville The Asheville Downtown Association hosts the 5th Annual Oktoberfest. Saturday, October 12; Noon - 6 P.M. Coxe Avenue Breast Cancer Poker Run 2013 Asheville Holiday Parade 13th Annual Marching Band Tournament of Champions This Saturday at WCU MORNING SURF: Eblen Charities VA Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans Self-Defense Class for Women Comedy Fundraiser for Child with Cancer Xander Kai Valentin just turned 2 years old May 2nd and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on September 28, 2012. He is currently in remission, but there are just enough cancerous cells remaining that he continues to go through chemotherapy every few weeks. The treatments can get very difficult, but it's very rare that he doesn't have a smile on his face. Were raising money to help with medical bills and to show our support to his mom and throw some love to the littlest member of our comedy community. 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Biltmore Forest Golf Event Possible New Panda Names Humane Alliance of WNC Click here to contact the Humane Alliance about it's new Community Cat program that offers free spay/neuter/rabies vaccinations for neighborhood cats. Never Stop Learning - Sycamore Farms Sycamore Farms is located in the heart of the Mills River Valley of Western North Carolina. The working sheep farm is easy to locate and the Shetland Sheep love visitors! Fire Education Prevention MORNING SURF: Verizon Wireless Hopeline Bobcats Tickets at US Cellular Center Hopeline for Domestic Violence Victims Verizon Wireless is encouraging the community to donate no-longer-used wireless devices to HopeLine, an initiative that recycles old cell phones, batteries and chargers and turns the proceeds into support for victims of domestic abuse. The program has collected over 10 million phones since its inception, creating $18.1 million in cash grants for domestic violence agencies. Helpmate Helpmate is a domestic violence agency working with our community to eliminate abuse and fear. Never Stop Learning: Western North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance Charity Challenge: Girls on the Run National Toy Hall of Fame Bryson City's Response to the Shutdown A fun video letting people know Bryson City is still open for business in spite of the government shutdown. Coats for the Cold Coats for the Cold was born out of need. The winter weather in our area brings thousands of requests from the poor and homeless who cant afford appropriate winter attire. These people include men, women, and children, the unemployed, underemployed, homeless and mentally ill. Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to seniors and United States military veterans, living in long-term care communities that have always had a burning desire to soar like an eagle. Pink Pint Night Pink in the Park MORNING SURF: Interesting Animal Facts Asheville Pride Festival Pink Pint Night Raise a Pint for Breast Cancer Awareness!Join us at Highland for a FREE event to include live music, raffle, The Lowdown and Little Bee Thai food trucks, and Limited Edition commemorative silicone pint glasses! All donations benefit Ladies Night Out. Pink in the Park Pink in the Park in Biltmore Park Town Square returns for a fourth year to raise money to provide mammograms to low-income women in Western North Carolina and to benefit Ladies Night Out! The 5K walk/run begins in the mixed-use community of Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville, NC at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 5th. Church Street Art & Craft Show Church Street Art & Craft Show will celebrate its 30th Anniversary. It is Saturday, October 12 on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville. It runs from 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Teresa along with Richard Miller started the show in 1983 on Church Street, a side street. The show is a juried where all items are designed and made by the artist. Entertainment features Balsam Range, Whitewater Bluegrass, several clogging groups and more. Food booths offer local and international choices. Asheville Police Department Community Feedback Government Shutdown: What's Closed, What's Open Obamacare 101: Your First Steps On Tuesday, October 1, the health insurance exchanges at the center of the Affordable Care Act will debut. Find out what you need to do and what your options are. Never Stop Learning - Giving Tree Music Maximized Living Health Makeover: Cancer Killers! Maximized Living AshevilleSaturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMBuy tickets here Ripley's Fright Night MORNING SURF; What To Do Knw Crop Hunger Walk Animal Cams The government may have shut down Panda Cam, but there are still several ways to look in on those adorable animals! Delayed Trout Harvest Never Stop Learning - NC Arboretum Educational programs about migrating birds Amazon Hiring Seasonal Workers More than one thousand seasonal jobs with Amazon will be available at their facility in Spartanburg County. Asheville 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes Colorfest: Art & Food of Appalachia The Annual Colorfest celebrates the Art & Food of Appalachia this weekend.The Street Festival featuring artists and vendors is Saturday, October 5 in Dillsboro. It runs from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Woman Quits Job With Dance Better Balance Chief's Challenge Registration Race is Tuesday, October 1 at 2 p.m. Family 411: Online Petition For Paid Maternity Leave Working Mother Magazine is campaigning to ensure paid parental leave for all of America's workers by 2015. It's pushing Congress to pass a new law, and asking men and women across the country to sign its online petition. MORNING SURF: How To Do Anything WIcked Biz Pitch American Gonzos Album Release Party Join The American Gonzos with special guests The Luxury Spirit and Hope Griffin Band at the LAB on October 5th at 9:30pm. Buncombe County Flu Shot Clinics Asheville Citizen-Times City Marathon Click here for information about the races, road closures and registration. Trader Joe's Help For Neglected Puppies A local non-profit animal group is raising funds to pay for care for two puppies found in a trash bag along Leicester Highway on Thursday, September 26th. Spookywoods Click here for more information about the #1 ranked haunted attraction in America. Spookywoods is located in Archdale, North Carolina. Follow the Fall colors through North Carolina Asheville Ballroom Dance Asheville Tickets to The Broadcast Show The Broadcast, who performed on our morning show September 26, will be having an album release party and show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville at 9 p.m. Friday MORNING SURF: Create Your Own Fundraiser Puppyfest PuppyFest is an extravaganza devoted to dogs of all breeds up to 8 months old. After a day of pure fun, one puppy will be crowned the star. Our international panel of judges will find the ultimate puppy-celebrity to feature in our TV series pilot and appear on bags of popular dog food from Green Earth Pet Food! The owner will receive a great trophy and cash prize, as well! Trader Joe's Employment Application Prenatal Yoga Classes are restorative and include deep breathing and techniques that may be helpful during labor. Asanas (or postures) focus on creating space and releasing tension in the hips and lower back. Standing poses help create strength in the legs and a better sense of balance. Classes end with lengthy relaxation. Voting Registration Rules MORNING SURF: Disney Stars Gone Bad Tyler Herring Tyler Herring is a musician who was raised in Arden. He performed on our morning show on Tuesday, September 24th. Aaron Woody Wood & The Ends w/ special guest Tyler Herring ARC ARC held it's annual Masquerade Ball at Magnolias tonight. The nonprofit organization works to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here if you would like to help continue its mission. Buncombe Co. Detention Facility Online Inmate Visits Click here to learn more about online visits for inmates in the Buncombe County Detention Facility. Butterball Turkey Talk Line Roller Derby Tournament in Asheville National Conference Of State Legislators Project WE CARE Project WE CARE (Community Advocates Reaching Elderly) is a committee comprised of Henderson County community members who currently serve the elderly in Henderson County. Person of the Week Link: Helpmate Emergency shelter for abused women and children in Asheville, NC MORNING SURF: Stars Who Don't Age The Runaway Circus Click here for ticket information about this weekend's Runaway Circus. Mission Foundation Facebok Page Buncombe County School Bus Drivers Needed NC School Report Cards - McDowell High NeighborhoodScout Report on Worst U.S. Schools MORNING SURF: Talk Like A Pirate Day Alzheimer's Walk Asheville Cross Trail Outfitters Calling Asheville Artists! The City of Asheville is seeking a qualified artist or team of artists to create a permanent exterior public art feature above the parking garage exit at the north side of the Aloft Hotel on Aston Street. French Broad License Plate Sign-up for your RiverLink license plate today! MORNING SURF: Best Burgers Some of the world's best burgers MORNING SURF: Celebrating Cheeseburger Day Some fun ways to celebrate cheeseburger day! MORNING SURF: Cheeseburger Day Pics of some juicy burgers to make your hungry! Screen Artists Co-Op Rapping Sportscast The September 15th edition of #Sportscast focused on Classic Rap (Hip Hop artists and lyrics). Information on Charter Cable's Digital Change Information on Charter Cable's Digital Change Casino Career Expo SCC and Harrahs Cherokee Casino Resort are teaming up to host a Casino Career Expo on Sept. 17-18, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Southwesterns Swain Center. Representatives from the college and casino will be available to answer questions and demonstrate some of the skills that will be taught. Health Alert Link: Free Balance Screenings Click here to register for Free Balance Screenings from CarePartners MORNING SURF: Must-Haves For Your Diet Vision Express Fundraiser Asheville Tool Library The Asheville Tool Library will provide tools at low or no cost to citizens and local community organizations in addition to low or no cost educational classes enabling members to become deeper engaged in home maintenance and repair, bike and automotive repair, garden projects, community work days, hands on educational classes, art projects, creative experimentation, business incubation, projects just for fun, as well as countless other things. MANNA Food Bank Click here to learn how to donate to MANNA Food Bank. CHARITY CHALLENGE: Rathbun Center MORNING SURF: Flu Basics Tickets to Ann Coulter at Furman Amazing Race Registration Click here for how to register for the Amazing Race, an event that helps raise money for Buncombe County Schools. Support the Troops Donations State Employees Credit Union is launching our fourth annual statewide effort in support of North Carolinas military personnel. "SECU Supports the Troops" is a holiday campaign to collect wish list items for deployed N.C. soldiers. Providing "gifts from home" has been a tremendous success thanks to our generous members and community supporters. Child Seat Checking Stations Kate and Corey Sworkit Exercise App Sworkit builds randomized circuit training workouts that you can do anywhere. You just choose which part of your body you want to work on and how long you have to work out, and Sworkit takes care of the rest. By providing an actual workout and taking you through the motions, you don't have to do any other planning or have any extra equipment. American Made Vote This is where you can go to vote for 'French Broad Chocolates' in the American Made contest. French Broad Chocolates No Cyrus Plug-In Hide all mentions of Miley Cyrus, Twerking and her other ridiculous words! ABCCM Click here to donate to ABCCM. MORNING SURF: Grape Stomp Fail Grape Stomp Masterwork Performance by: Dr. John Cobb and Christopher Tavernier The World Masterwork Series will be kicking off October's breast cancer awareness month. Donations are welcome to WNC Ladies Night Out for early detection of breast cancer. All proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit the WNC Asheville Area program for the early detection of breast cancer. School Crime and Violence Buncombe county rates as the second worst for Crimes and Violence in high schools across the state, according to the Department of Public Instruction report on Crime and Violence. Click here to see the full report “Wheels to Heal” Bicycle Fundraiser Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Hiring MORNING SURF: Upworthy Stink Bugs In North Carolina Click here for more information and report Brown Marmorated Stink Bug activity in Western North Carolina. Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report UNC Asheville, Brevard College, Mars Hill University & Warren Wilson College were all recognized in this year's "Best Colleges" guide by U.S. News & World Report.Click here to see how other colleges stack up. MORNING SURF: Rebounding Housing Markets Driving Behavior Breakdown 'Cats' at Flat Rock Playhouse Fundraiser For Amy Barrington Click here to donate to Amy Barrinton's recovery. Amy Barrington Recovery Click here to find out more about Amy Barrington's recovery. Baby Safety Month CHARITY CHALLENGE: Inheritance of Hope MORNING SURF: Great Deal Tracker Moral Monday Protest On Monday, September 9th, Moore County will hold the 17thinstallment of Moral Mondays. It will begin at 5 p.m. at Downtown Park, 145 SEBroad St. Southern Pines, NC. Motrin recall The makers of Motrin are voluntarily recalling about 200,000 bottles of concentrated drops for infants over potential contamination with tiny plastic particlesThe manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, is also asking retailers to remove the affected product from the shelves.The possibly tainted product is berry flavor "concentrated Motrin infant drops," according to the manufacturer. New Belgium Clips & Beer Film Tour Click here for more information on tonight's event! MORNING SURF: The Fox Maybe the next Gangnam Style Mountain State Fair The fair begins Friday, September 6. Click here for all you need to know about the event, hours, admission prices, etc. Asheville Bicycle/Pedestrian Count TSA Pre-Check Coming to GSP Helping Hands, Hearts, and Hooves (H4) Helping Hands, Hearts, and Hooves (H4) is a community of dedicated horse owners who have come together to offer education, community outreach and assistance to horses in need. Our goal is to help responsible horse owners and horses throughout the nation. MORNING SURF: Non-twerking Cover of Miley Song Crime in North Carolina - 2012 Annual Summary Report of 2012 Uniform Crime Reporting Data from the SBI and the NC Department of Justice Eliada's Annual Corn Maze For times, tickets, & general information on the Eliada Corn Maze! ART Changes For Thursday, September 5 Several routes of the ART in Asheville will change on September 5 due to construction Vaccination Information for Parents Information on the importance of vaccines, including Frequently Asked Questions that address some common fears and misconceptions The Hope Chest for Women The HOPE CHEST for WOMEN commits to providing limited financial assistance for Western North Carolina women diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer and who are experiencing economic difficulties due to treatment cost. Baby Imitates Zombie Manna Food Bank Click here for more information on volunteering. MORNING SURF: Bad Tattoos MORNING SURF: Infectious Smiles Asheville Transit Holiday Schedule Freestyle Kayaking World Championships This week at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City. Asheville Trusted Leaders Parody Video Apple Fest Whether you like gala, honey crisp or red delicious, there are apples for everyone at this weekend's Apple Festival. Click here for everything you need to know about the festival. MORNING SURF: Epic Fails Lakealooza Information Lakealooza is a Labor Day weekend event. Click here for more information on the event and how to get tickets. MORNING SURF: Bacon Facts Empty Bowls Event - Make or Decorate a Bowl! On Saturday, August 31, Village Potter Lori Theriault will be in the Teaching Center leading a bowl making and decorating party for Empty Bowls! Well have wheels available, along with a limited amount of space for hand-building, and plenty of clay for making fresh bowls. Plus well have bisque-fired bowls and plenty of underglaze paints, so you only need to bring your creativity and imagination. All decorated bowls will be glaze fired and delivered to the September 16 Asheville Empty Bowls Luncheon and Dinner events, with all event proceeds benefiting MANNA FoodBank, where each dollar raised provides three meals through MANNA FoodBank. Empty Bowls Event - Get Tickets Here Click here to purchase tickets to MANNAs 12th Annual Empty Bowls lunch and dinner Echoview Farms Hops Processing Facility "Our mission is to demonstrate that sustainable agriculture can work in western North Carolina and beyond. That means listening to the land, and to the families who have tilled these hills longer than we have. It means passing on what we learn, through educational programs and community involvement. It means working and growing together." MORNING SURF: Attack of the Cute Biltmore Job Fair Charlotte Street Plan Asheville City leaders discuss whether or not to put Charlotte Street on a diet to improve safety. The results of a traffic study were presented to council members at Tuesday's meeting. Click here to view the study. J.C. Stroble Glaucoma Awareness Foundation To learn more about glaucoma and the foundation started in honor of legendary Beacon restaurant caller J.C. Stroble. MORNING SURF: Cities Safe From Disasters Steve Earle Benefit Concert Steve Earle brings his legendary song writing and Grammy winning compilations to help Save the French Broad River. The Save the French Broad campaign is a partnership with the Western North Carolina Alliance, French Broad Riverkeeper, SweetWater Brewing Company, and 98.1 The River to raise money and awareness to cleanup and protect the French Broad River. Matt Kirk - Fastpacking The Appalachian Trail Click here for Matt Kirk's blog about his journey hiking the Appalachian Trail. MORNING SURF: VMA Fashions VMA Winners Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Greenville County Animal Care Click here to see the dogs up for adoption. Haze Ayen Memorial Fund Give to the Music Non-Profit Featured in our Person of the Week story from August 23rd.Give to the Music, is a non-profit corporation that provides tuition for private music lessons, performance classes, tutoring as well as instruments and musical equipment, for children in need of financial assistance. We accomplish this through private donations, grants and various fundraisers throughout the year in the Asheville, NC area. The Rock Academy Featured in our Person of the Week story on August 23. From the Rock Academy's Web site:Simply put - we want our Rock Academy participants to experience the joy and comradery of playing in a band as they receive mentoring from professional experienced musicians and music educators.Rock Academy emphasizes working with others in a respectful and safe environment, appreciation of all styles of music, and musicianship. Students develop a sense of responsibility to their band mates, learn songs in a variety of rock genres, and are encouraged to take musical risks - such as playing alternate parts or improvising. MORNING SURF: High School Athletics Recordings Released Click here if you'd like to hear the entire call between Reverend Graham and President Nixon. MORNING SURF: Iconfinder Cinderonce The classic story of Cinderella... as told through Beyonce songs. Asheville Wine and Food Festival Launched in 2009, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival celebrates all thats worth savoring in the mountains. This years festival, August 22-24, 2013 and presented by EDISON at The Grove Park Inn, offers four signature events in downtown Asheville full of culinary panache. Ride For Kids MORNING SURF: Actors Over 50 Community Oriented Problem Solving Team Presentation For the past four weeks, deputies with the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office have been working hard day and night to make the Swannanoa area safer. Click here to see the entire COPS presentation. Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Construction crews are now hard at work building a bypass around the 300 foot crack that closed a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway last month. The crack closed a 20 mile stretch between Bull Gap at mile marker 376 and mile marker 356 near Mt. Mitchell State Park. On August 24, friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway will hold a work day along the closed section of road. In the event of rain, the workday will be moved to Friday, August 30. The parkway is now scheduled to open on Saturday, August 31. Map Of Active Wildfires From the U.S. Forest Service MORNING SURF: Noah Guthrie Noah Guthrie Album Release Perfomance Apply for a BMW Job Opportunity Fill out an application online for an opportunity to work in the BMW production facility in Spartanburg through their hiring partner MAU NC Highway Patrol Jobs Available MORNING SURF: Hard To Fill Jobs CHARITY CHALLENGE: Only Hope WNC Make Some Noise Foundation Aimed at raising awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research. Heiche US Surface Technology Jobs A D.A.D. for Jade Click here to learn how you can help Jade Fielding bring her Diabetic Alert Dog home. NC State Parks Geochallenge Pet Crash Tests The Center for Pet Safety (CPS) proudly announces a new partnership with Subaru of America, the first auto manufacturer to fund standards development for pet travel products MORNING SURF: National Tell A Joke Day Lake Lure Dirty Dancing Festival South Carolina State Parks Check to see if the trail you want to hike is open or closed Facebook Page for Luke, Dog Shot, Hit By Car Click here to see the updates on Luke. Luke was found in May after he had been hit by a car, shot and suffering from heartworms. Never Stop Learning: Three Mile Cubcat Crawl Fundraiser 19th Annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon MORNING SURF: Bargain Babe Root Ball Tickets MORNING SURF: Weirdest Guinness World Records Southern Mountain Fresh North Carolina Voter ID Law Click here to see the NC Voter ID law in its entirety. Help Eric Gosnell-Garcia Eric Gosnell-Garcia is a 9 year old boy. He has been suffering from an unknown disease for the last month. Just this week, an intestinal parasite was found, which has caused his body to shut down. After getting down to Duke, Eric's prognosis has changed for the better. He will be undergoing dialysis and chemo to fight the parasite. His doctors gave Melinda, his mom, a 66% chance for success. There's still a long way to go, but it's looking better... MORNING SURF: Prescription MORNING SURF: Typing Help Dishcrawl Asheville CHARITY CHALLENGE: Mountain Area Child and Family Center Golden Hammer - Defense Spending - Washington Times Article NC Attorney General's Petition to Veto Voter ID Bill Life of a Stranger Who Stole My iPhone blog MORNING SURF: Fast Food Wages Prayers For A Hendersonville Baby Boy An Arden mother is using the power of social media to help another local mom and her son, through the power of prayer. It's an effort going viral on Facebook for an infant still in a coma. The baby is a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome. The page is called Prayers For A Hendersonville Baby Boy. It's dedicated to 6-month-old Clay His mother's boyfriend, Justin Pate, was babysitting him and is charged with felony child abuse. Cato Institute Federal Welfare Report MORNING SURF: Unusual Dating Sites Wounded Warrior Golf Outing at Black Mountain Golf Course HEATHER REID MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVES Community members can honor the life of Asheville woman Heather Reid by giving the Gift of Life. Nine American Red Cross blood drives will be held in memory of Reid August 5 - 9, 2013. Your one-stop shopping source for available jobs in North Carolina MORNING SURF: Home Decorating Tips Top Party Schools Blood Donation Appointments American Red Cross MORNING SURF: Polish My Writing Bills Passed This Year By Congress - Library Of Congress Never Stop Learning - Rolling Into Reading Bookmobile Click here to learn when the Buncombe County Schools' "Rolling into Reading Bookmobile" will visit your neighborhood. Running With The Bulls in Atlanta CHARITY CHALLENGE: Give To The Music SC Tax Free Weekend NC Tax Free Weekend NC Armadillo Study MORNING SURF: Actresses Who Played First Ladies Bike Night featuring Ric Savage Bike Night featuring WNC High Velocity Wrestling with special guest Ric Savage. Plus, a silent auction to benefit the Jackie Chandler Praytor Foundation. The foundation is raising funds to buy equipment and accessories for kids with cerebral palsy. Jackie Chandler Praytor Foundation We are raising money to help disabled children get the special equipment they may need. Help us change lives 1 dollar at a time. Tax-Free Weekend Give Forward Bike Night $3 Pets Asheville Named #3 Best U.S. City for Hippies A blogger for a real estate search engine names Asheville as one of the top 3 best cities for hippies. Click here to see why. MORNING SURF: Baby Elephant Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Femcare Survey Click here for the entire Femcare survey. DHHS Division of Child Development Parents can click on the Parents tab for specific information regarding child care. Continental Automotive Expansion Adding 40 jobs at its plant in Fletcher MORNING SURF: Consignment MORNING SURF: Top Beer Drinking States K-Mart's New Ad Allegiant Air American Red Cross Asheville Mountain Area Click here to learn where you can donate blood. BiOM BiOM is the pioneer and leader in personal bionic innovation. The company produces technology that enhances mobility and extends potential for individuals with lower-limb amputations. In the future, the same underlying bionic technology will also help people whose mobility is limited by stroke, diabetes or other conditions of disease and age. MORNING SURF: Print What You Like Meals on Wheels Asheville Person Of The Week- The Tack Room Bele Chere Events Mindy"s Bakery Asheville Design Build MORNING SURF: WNC Barbeque Festival Bele Chere Schedule Heart performs at Biltmore Estate Panthers Training Camp Schedule MORNING SURF: Homemade Insect Repellents YWCA of Asheville & MotherLove Program information Click here to learn more about the MotherLove program at the YWCA of Asheville. The group helps teen parents in Asheville & Buncombe county. MORNING SURF: Block the Royal Baby Jobs at Henderson County 911 Center If you would like more information about employment opportunities at the Henderson County 911 Center, email firstname.lastname@example.org MORNING SURF: Royal Baby Odds Exodus Church in Asheville GREEN CHAIR PROJECT Make donations to Orange County flood victims through the "Green Chair Project". Prayers For Chivonne Click here to find out how you can help Chivonne. Puppy Mill Adoptions Get more information on how to adopt animals seized from the puppy mill starting next week Person of the Week Link: Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina Person of the Week Link: Porter Family Singers MORNING SURF: Folkmoot Complete List of Emmy Nominations Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival Come chill with the most sizzling BBQ competition teams in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass in the nation! Join us in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains for the 2nd annual Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival in Downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina on July 19 & 20, 2013. Blue Bell Country Club MORNING SURF: ESPY's Red Carpet Trader Joes Application Worst Governors Report A new report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington lists Governors Nikki Haley and Pat McCrory among the worst governors in the nation. MORNING SURF: Dollywood MORNING SURF: Pictures of Baby Pandas Panda Cam Tryon Riding and Hunt Club Donate to the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center to help with racetrack repairs due to bad weather. More information can be found at this link and here. SOAR Summer Camp ADHD Adventure Summer Camp CHARITY CHALLENGE: WNC Animal Rescue MORNING SURF: Carolina Runner NC History Recipe Book How to submit your recipes. NC Museum of History Cookbook-Call for Recipes Environmental Paper Network Dogwood Alliance Accelerating Appalachia Softball Benefit for Emilee Russell Pilots N Paws Pet Rescue Service Pilots N Paws flies rescue animals from kill shelters to new homes or areas where they will be adopted. MORNING SURF: Buildings That Look Like Animals "The Decline of North Carolina" MORNING SURF: People Amanda Bynes Has Called Ugly Ride On Kids: Let's Ride! Fundraiser For Ean Hughes Click here to meet Ean Hughes and learn how a classmate's helping him battle cancer. Carolina Public Press: State auditor faults Department of Labor on elevator inspections Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is an example of musical sincerity. Weaving together collective and individual influences without compromise, they are as much themselves as they are a unit"a crucial trait of landmark instrumental ensembles. Cleveland Hostages Speak Out Silent Tears Report Link to the report by the National Child Protection Training Center on the efficacy and areas for improvement of South Carolina's agencies and systems in response to child abuse. Meals on Wheels of Asheville Buncombe County Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of volunteer drivers. Click here for information on how to volunteer or donate. Person of the Week: REACH of Haywood County MORNING SURF: Ways to Pamper Your Pooch CHARITY CHALLENGE: Chrissy G. Foundation MORNING SURF: Presidential Fun Facts Hunger Games Fan Tours Carnavalito Music Festival The Broadcast The Broadcast are a ground shaking, soul-driven powerhouse ensemble that mixes elements of all-out rock, neo-soul, and classic rock songwriting. Lyme Disease Awareness MORNING SURF: Healthy Holiday Choices Medicare Report On Proposed Kidney Dialysis Drug Cuts MORNING SURF: New Wonders of the World 10 Hungriest Places in America These 10 cities have the highest rates of hunger in America. MORNING SURF: BET Red Carpet Arts and Culture Week CHARITY CHALLENGE: Full Moon Farm Clean-Up Downtown Asheville Eblen Charities Contact information for Eblen Charities Best Dad On Wheels Best Dad On Wheels Competition Shindig on the Green MORNING SURF: Appaling Meat Facts Foreclosure Prevention Event South Carolina's Department of Consumer Affairs is hosting a foreclosure prevention event Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m at the Columbia Convention Center. MORNING SURF: Presidents Who Kicked Butt Dirty Beaches Report 2013 Top 10 Parks In America Click here Trip Advisors Top 10 Parks in America. Yancey County Rabies Clinic The Yancey Humane Society will host an emergency rabies vaccination clinic at the animal shelter on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost will be $8 per vaccination. The animal shelter is located at 962 Cane River School Road. MORNING SURF: 10-Year-Old Werk This video has become controversial. What do you think? Log onto our Facebook page to give us your thoughts! MORNING SURF: Ugliest Dog Contestants Washington Guardian article - Medicare lab work Blue Ridge Group Homes MORNING SURF: First Day of Summer Home Care Free Employees displaced by Stacies Personal Care, click here or call (828)277-1580 Council on Aging Click here for other licensed agencies hiring or call 828.277.8288. Free Summer Meals The Summer Food Service Program is offered in community locations such as parks, schools, playgrounds, housing authorities, day camps, churches and community centers from May to September. Click here to find out where children under 18 can get free meals. MORNING SURF: Cyclone Classification MORNING SURF: Most Expensive Homes Register as a Donor By putting your name on the Donate Life NC Online Registry, you consent to having your organs, eyes/corneas and/or tissue made available for transplantation upon death. MORNING SURF: 9 Foods You Should Never Eat North Carolina Aboretum Discovery Camp - Never Stop Learning Information on how to sign-up or register to be a part of Discovery Camp at the NC Aboretum. CHARITY CHALLENGE: Children's Center of Transylvania County MORNING SURF: Summer Activities For Kids Autism Pride Week Click here for a list of this week's events. WNC Highlands Celtic Festival Runs through midnight, Saturday June 15th at the Asheville Outdoor Center on Amboy Road, near Carrier Park. Blue Ridge BBQ Festival Click here for more information about the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival. Bike & Build - Person of the Week link Bike & Build organizes cross-country bicycle trips which benefit affordable housing groups. MORNING SURF: Models Over 40 Evita Performance Schedule A Day for Emilee Emilee Russell passed away from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after getting bitten by a tick. This event is to celebrate Emilee and raise money for the family and their medical bills. MORNING SURF: Crazy Baby Gadgets Protection Against Mosquitoes Click here for more information on how to protect yourself against mosquito bites. Fighting Hunger in WNC MORNING SURF: Craziest Leggings Unemployment Benefit Changes If you need information about the changes to North Carolina's unemployment benefits click here. MORNING SURF: National Geographic Photo Contest New Blood Test Finds Allergies BEFORE Implant Surgery Queen Anne's Revenge Display MORNING SURF: Unusual Father's Day Gifts CHARITY CHALLENGE: Camp Lakey Gap Jason Crosby Cancer Fund Jason Crosby, bar manager at The Junction in Asheville, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and he is no longer able to work. He and his wife have two beautiful daughters, a 4-year-old as well as a newborn. North Carolina Boating Education Free NASBLA-approved courses are taught by wildlife officers throughout the year. In North Carolina, anyone younger than 26 years of age to operate legally a vessel powered by a 10 horsepower or greater motor on public waterways must first complete an approved course or otherwise be in compliance with the boating safety education law. Cultural Resources Western Office Blackbeard's Treasure Special treasures from a pirate ship are sailing across the state.And their first stop is here in Asheville.They are now on exhibit at the Cultural Resources Western Office on Riceville Road in East Asheville.The ship sank in 1718. Off the coast near Beaufort.Experts say they're positive the artifacts prove this was Blackbeard's ship.The item's will be on display until July 13. Studio Stroll - River Arts District The Studio Stroll in Ashevilles River Arts District is a big deal. More than 180 artists open up their studios for a full weekend of art, creations, artist demonstrations and family fun. FATE: Funding America Through Entertainment FATE stands for Funding America Through Entertainment. FATE specializes in facilitating relationships among corporate entities, Feeding America food banks, and entertainers. FATE brings attention to various hunger-related issues and generates revenues to combat hunger. Bele Chere 2013 Click here to check out the band lineup for this year's festival! MORNING SURF: Weird Donut Flavors Fundraiser for Local Victims of Boston Marathon Bombing WNC Nature Center Mountain Safari Elijah Hooker Formed in the summer of 2010 Elijah Hooker's sole purpose is to spread the gospel of hard rock n roll to the masses. With the thundering drums of Frank, the acid soaked guitar solos of Josh, the funkadelic bass lines of Wade, the freaky fingers of organist Brian, and the intense soulful wail of Caleb. Elijah Hooker is Asheville's up and coming rock band to be on the lookout for ! MORNING SURF: Different Lingo in Different Places 22 maps of how different places in the country say certain words and phrases. MORNING SURF: Anchor Cat Fight Red Cross Volunteer Classes MORNING SURF: Oddball Theme Parks Bike Safe NC Donate to G.W. Exotic Animal Park This animal park was damaged by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. Dogs of Asheville Calendar A 2014 fine art calendar featuring rescue dogs and highlighting the unique character of Asheville. Every cent of profit goes to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Mental Health The government's launch of a new web site for mental health support, facts and stories of recovery. MORNING SURF: State Fair Foods CHARITY CHALLENGE: Irene Wortham Center Rutherford County Humane Society Click here to learn how you can help the Rutherford County humane society. Zipping for Autism Event Miranda Lambert Coming to Cherokee Purchase tickets here Mentoring Matters Homelessness, poverty, addiction, incarceration, teen pregnancy, high-school dropoutsthese are the branches of the evil root of the fatherless epidemic. MENTORING MATTERS is an organization whose mission is to rewrite the story of the fatherless generation through mentoring. Buncombe County Free Summer Meal Program MORNING SURF: Up-and-Coming Fast Food Chains WNC Air Museum's Air Fair MORNING SURF: Make Your House Critter-Free Fit Cities Smooth-Bor Plastics Jobs New facility opening in Spartanburg at the end of June MORNING SURF: Kawasaki Postgame Interview Asheville Beer Week Click here for a complete list of events happing during Asheville Beer Week. Don't Tax My Credit Union Learn more about the campaign to protect Credit Unions from losing their tax exempt status. DMF Partners with Restaurant.com To get a $100 gift card, for $20. Money goes for autism research. MORNING SURF: Athletes Who Served In The Military Happy Memorial Day! Asheville Beer Week Memorial Day ART Schedule SC Hurricane Awareness Week Info The White Squirrel Festival Featuring two days of great live music, the White Squirrel Festival, in Downtown Brevard, NC is the perfect way to experience everything this charming mountain community has to offer. Best of all its FREE! Created to enhance and develop the business district of downtown, the event has evolved into one of the premier music festivals in the southeast featuring national and regional artists including Edwin McCain, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jupiter Coyote and others. But, it also has earned the reputation for showcasing many undiscovered artists and utilizing the abundant talent in the region. Whether it is Jazz, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter or Rock and Roll, the eclectic music in this beautiful setting provides something for everyone. Buncombe County Rabies Clinic Buncombe County offers low cost rabies and shot clinic the last Saturday of each month. Click here for times and locations. MORNING SURF: Top Sports Feuds Burlesque Festival Information Google Doodle Contest Winners Swannanoa Memorial Day Cemetery Tour This Memorial Day weekend, visit some of the oldest cemeteries in western North Carolina.Saturday, May 25, 2013 Swain County Heritage Festival Red Cross Tornado Disaster Relief MORNING SURF: Signs You Are From North Carolina Hendersonville Bike Park Click here or more information or to donate to the Hendersonville Bike Park! MORNING SURF: Bad Decisions Hearts With Hands Hearts With Hands is taking donations to help Tornado victims. Text HWH to 80888 to make a $10.00 donation or follow the link for more information. MORNING SURF: 1999 Moore, OK Tornado Video Asheville Junk Recyclers AT&T Jobs in SC Song, Sealed, Delivered The One Fund Boston Click to donate. The One Fund Boston was established through the generosity of businesses, foundations and individual donors. It was created at the request of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. The Victim Relief Fund of The One Fund Boston will be used to assist those families of the victims who were killed and the victims who were most seriously affected as a result of the tragic events during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 and related events on April 18th and April 19th. CHARITY CHALLENGE: Guardian ad Litem MORNING SURF: Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Camping World of Asheville Fund for NC Woman Injured in Boston Marathon On April 15, 2013, Nicole and Michael Gross, and Nicoles sister, Erika Brannock, stood innocently at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. They had traveled to Boston to cheer on their mom. As they searched the crowd of runners, a series of explosions went off without warning, killing and injuring indiscriminately. Nicole, Michael, and Erika were all injured in the first explosion. Ikebana Asheville Ikebana International in Asheville serves individuals and groups in Western North Carolina through the study of the Japanese art of flower design and culture by providing and participating in educational programs, exhibitions, and events. Carrie Tracy Fund Memory Miles Fundraiser for PFC Whitener MORNING SURF: Reasons You Gain Weight Safe Kids Day MORNING SURF: Girls on the Run AB Tech Job Fair 2013 Names For Upcoming Hurricane Season MORNING SURF: Otter Cam MORNING SURF: WNC Nature Center Asheville Fire Summer Camp The Asheville Fire Department is now accepting applications for their annual FREE summer camp, Fire Escape. To access an application, click the link and download an application under Fire Escape. Johnston Elementary One Mile Fun Run Strive Not To Drive Part of our Bike Week interview seen on Tuesday morning, 5/14 Bike Week: Blue Ridge Bicycle Club MORNING SURF: Bike Week Safe Kids WNC Click here for more information about how to properly secure your furniture. Beer City Poll 2013 Results Rob's Big Losers Links you to Hisradio 91.3 website where you can get more information andread the Rob's Big Losers blog. Wicked Weed Brewing MORNING SURF: Craft Beer Week Rutherford Housing Partnership The second entry of the News 13 Charity Challenge as seen on Monday, May 13. Pisgah Community Bank Closed Click here for more information on the closure and customer account information. Teaching Children About Calling 911 Person of the Week - Bill Cheney - Gilliam's Promise Gilliam's Promise sponsors a student-led Club in Macon county for students grades 6-12. If students meet certain criteria, they are elligible to receive $1,000 a year to go towards college. Vote Asheville for Beer City USA Lets get ready to rally! Beer City USA voting began today and ends on Saturday, May 11 at 2am EST. Shoji Spa & Lodge An outdoor Japanese style hot tub retreat, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shoji Retreat is just 8-10 minutes east of downtown Asheville, NC. MORNING SURF: Worst States For Retirement Contec Inc in Spartanburg Hiring Click here to learn more about hiring for new positions at the Spartanburg facility. NOC Zip Line Tour Grand Opening For information and participant requirements or you can call (800) 232-7238 MORNING SURF: Do it yourself, or not? Most Trusted People in America Fundraiser for Charles Ramsey Charles Ramsey helped rescue a few girls who were kidnapped nearly a decade ago in Ohio. We've seen his interviews... let's send that man some cash for drinks, food, a huge party...whatever he decides to do with it. Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair It runs from 9-12 this morning at the Asheville Army Reserve Center. This is a list of employers hiring at the fair. Digital Life After Death Click here for more information about preserving your digital legacy. Greenville Animal Care Click here to rescue a pet that will be put down tomorrow if they are are not adopted. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus This Thursday - Sunday at the U.S. Cellular Center MORNING SURF: Most Trendy TV Moms "The Girls Of Atomic City" Link to the website for the New York Times best-selling book, "The Girls Of Atomic City, by Asheville author Denise Kiernan. Bricks 4 Kidz MORNING SURF: Baby Goat Plays With Pig WNC Brain Tumor Support As seen on our Monday, 5/6 Charity Challenge segment Helping Hand Developmental Center Donations Page MORNING SURF: Tech-Savvy Cars Greenville Saturday Market Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) votes against gun control All-State Medical Supply in Fletcher Hiring http://allstatesmedical.com/about/jobs/ MORNING SURF: Cakes That Look Like Other Foods Rock the Taste More information about Thursday's Rock the Taste event in Black Mountain National Children's Choice Book Awards Click here to vote for local author Dawn Cusick, children's book, "Scoop on Poop" Water Quality Violations Click here for a list of recent water-quality violations along the French Broad River from our partners at Carolina Public Press. MORNING SURF: Most Bizarre Swimsuits WNC Farmers Market Downtown After Five Lineup Speedway Superstar Tour Auditions to sing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. NC General Assembly If you'd like to learn more about House Bill 640, click here for the link to the General Assembly's website and then search HB 640. Surgery Trend Has Women Armed With Confidence Which female celebritys arms would you most like to have? A new poll says Michelle Obama & Jennifer Aniston are neck & neck when it comes to arms. MORNING SURF: Best Used Car Values Zipping For Autism Downtown After 5 Kickoff MORNING SURF: Frugal Village Minute Clinic Allergy help during the spring allergy season. Tips for Being "Bear Aware" Person of the Week Olga Rezendis Click here to vote for our Person of the Week, Olga Rezendis. Her family hopes to win a van equipped for the disabled for her triplet sons who are handicapped. FIRST Community Resource Center Click here for more information on the FIRST Community Resource Center, featured in our Person of the Week series Mobility Awareness Month: Click here to vote for our Person of the Week Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team MORNING SURF: Best Draft Steals Old Fort Water Quality Report MAHEC Foundation QuickDraw Fundraiser in Waynesville Saturday, April 27th, 20134:30pm-9:30pmLaurel Ridge Country Club49 Cupp LaneWaynesville, NC Dollars for Docs - ProPublica Great Smokies Firefly Show Dining Out for Life Join us Thursday, April 24th, for the 2013 Dining Out for Life!Click here for a list of participating restaurants! Smokies Need Elk Volunteers Music Video Asheville Boston Strong Asheville Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. A.L. Solutions Job Opportunities Company will open a new plant in Spartanburg County and create 80 jobs Hearts with Hands Raffle Go online to purchase $100 raffle tickets to win two 2014 Ford Mustangs to benefit Hearts With Hands. Hearts With Hands Consumer Product Safety Commission Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Dedicated to promoting the industry and the safe use of juvenile products River Arts District Artists Official Website A jewel in the crown of Asheville is how Mayor Terry Bellamy describes the River Arts District. This unique neighborhood along the French Broad River is home to more than 165 artists with working studios located in 18 turn-of-the-century industrial buildings.You will find an amazing range of art" from cutting edge sculpture and paintings to traditional raku fired pottery, and everything in-between. The Elizabeth House at Four Seasons MORNING SURF: World's Coolest Elevator The morning surf from Friday, April 19th. Blue Ridge Parkway Closures Click here for a map of the current closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Becoming an Organ or Tissue Donor Child Abuse Prevention Services/Paws 4 Kids Event April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Grab your favorite four-legged friend and join us for a walk around the lake at Paws 4 KidsWhen: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. - noonWhere: Lake Tomahawk, Black MountainThe Pavilion There will be music, pet adoption, a bounce house, kids activities and more. Gangstagrass MORNING SURF: Misleading Signs Start Smart Information about Start Smart and Eating Out for Early Education, as seen on our April 16 morning show. MORNING SURF: M-TV Awards Red Carpet The morning surf from Monday, April 15. Tax Help - Asheville Tax Pros Tax Help - NC Department of Revenue Tax Help - IRS.com Tax Day Deals 10 great freebies and discounts on Tax Day. Canton Community Kitchen The third community challenge entry. Voting begins Monday, April 15th! Donnell Burch Fundraiser Person of the Week Don Schoendorfer's Nonprofit, Free Wheelchair Mission MORNING SURF: Most Famous Introverts Most famous introverts in history. MORNING SURF: Cosby Show: Where Are They Now? Help For Heather Polk County Sheriff's Department has formally announced its campaign to help the daughter of one of their deputies. 21-year-old Heather Cash has Cushings Disease. The family needs thousands of dollars to cover her upcoming surgery, medications, treatment, hospital stay and transportation. Click the link to find out how you can help: Crossfire Ministry ACC All-Star Game More information on Sunday's ACC All-Star Game at AC Reynolds High School. Star Ranch Rescue Star Ranch Rescue is the second charity to be featured on our new Charity Challenge segment. WORLD FASHION SHOW THE WORLD FASHION SHOW WILL BE HELD AT TRESSA'S JAZZ BAR IN ASHEVILLE.APRIL 14TH FROM 7-10PM.COST IS 15 DOLLARS.PHONE NUMBER/E-MAIL828-231-3963 email@example.com Brevard College Baseball Fundraiser Against Cancer Our Turn to Play Luncheon at UNCA Our Turn to Play Presented by Wells Fargo. A luncheon to honor women as champions and leaders & celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX with keynote speaker Marion Jones, former Olympian. Study: How Refusing to Apologize Can MAke You Feel Better World Series of Poker at Harrah's Cherokee The complete schedule and information for the World Series of Poker tournament being held at Harrah's Cherokee from April 4- April 15. Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project List of WNC Tailgate & Farmers Markets Click here for a complete list of the 90+ tailgates in the region, including their season start dates. Loyalty Card App "Key Ring" Veterans Affairs plan to elimate the backlog of Veterans' benefits claims. Child Abuse Prevention Services Habitat For Humanity Connor's HEART Connor's HEART is working to reduce the rising incidence of death and disability from various high-risk behaviors. Founded by the family of Connor Galloway, a twelve year old child who died from the choking game, this effort is focused on high-risk behaviors such as the choking game, prescription drug abuse, high-risk social activities, and other kinds of behaviors that adolescents pursue in search of thrills or highs. Adopt "Hershey" A dog found chained outside a home nursing seven puppies nearly starves to death. Hershey's the mother of seven four week old puppies. Once "Hershey" is healthy, she and the family will be up for adoption through the humane society. Pulling For Tripp Halstead Tripp Halstead was critically injured when a large tree branch fell onto his head Monday, October 29th. Click here to learn more about how you can help. Online petition to save the Vance Birthplace in Reems Creek An online petition has been started to save the Vance Birthplace from closing. Gov. Pat McCrory suggested closing the historic site to save the state money in his budget proposal. Online petition to save the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort An online petition has been started to save the Mountain Gateway Museum from closing. Gov. Pat McCrory suggested closing the museum to save the state money in his budget proposal. Start From Seed Moon Rabbit Foods Ring of Honor Wrestling in WNC Officer Down Memorial Page Asheville Indie Weddings Flora Events florists The Big Day wedding festival Donations for Luke If you'd like to help Luke the rescued retriever mix click here for how to make a donation for his medical treatments. Grandfather Mountain Eagles Arrive Pisgah Brewing Company named one of the best breweries to visit in the U.S. NC Department of Transportation Traffic Conditions Animal Compassion Network Eliada Home's RISE program Free Mammograms at Belk MyFitness Pal App Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter for Android. With the largest food database of any Android calorie counter (over 2,000,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, well help you take those extra pounds off! There is no better diet app " period. Workout Trainer App Get in the best shape of your life with thousands of free workouts and premium workout programs that help you achieve your fitness goals. Fooducate App Don't Diet - Eat Healthy with Fooducate! Scan and choose healthy groceries. Over 200,000 unique UPCs! Instead of trying to decode nutrition facts labels and ingredient lists......use your Android phone to:Automatically scan a product barcodeSee product highlights (both good & bad)Select better alternatives YWCA Open House More information about the open house on Monday at the YWCA of Asheville Homeward Bound's A-Hope Day Shelter Click here to learn how you can support A-Hope financially or through volunteer service. Ingles Dietitian Propane Co-Op To join the co-op, just send an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "send me an application form." Membership is free. Pisgah Legal Services Handbike for Nathan Morning Surf: Best and worst uniforms of NCAA cheerleaders and dancers Library of Congress' National Recording Registry Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers Dine Out With The Y A number of area restaurants will donate 10% the day's proceeds to the YMCA's Healthier Communities Campaign. For a complete list of participating restaurants, click here. Gov. Pat McCrory Releases Budget County Health Rankings Gov. Pat McCrory's Budget Proposal Link to Gov. McCrory's full budget proposal. Odyssey Community School Raffle B.B. Barns Plant now for Spring garden color! Harlem Globetrotters at the US Cellular Center Buy your tickets now. Asheville Humane Society's St. Catrick's Day Promotion Hunger Games Fan Tours A special CPP investigation into evidence rooms across WNC Click here for more information on the evidence room surveys at sheriffs departments across WNC from our partners at Carolina Public Press. Preparing for College Visits Great Smoky Mountains National Park alters facility opening dates Cupcakes vs. Cancer More information on Cupcakes vs. Cancer, as seen on the morning news on Tuesday, March 12th. Casting for Food Court Wars Two teams will battle head to head to win a restaurant space RENT FREE for an entire year within a local mall; a prize worth up to 100K!WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:Teams with pre-existing relationships (i.e. friends, family, couples, co-workers) who believe they have the winning formula to successfully run their own locally inspired and original eatery. Oskar Blues 4-Miles Road Race March 17, 2013St. Pattys DayBrevards first 4 mile race Awkward Hair Photo Contest Bizarro Asheville Click here to learn more about the synthetic drug "bizarro." WCU's School of Nursing Pet Food Stamps The Pet Food Stamps program has been created to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program which excludes the purchase of pet food and pet supplies. Walk Bike NC First Draft Information on Tim Tebow Speaking Event in Spartanburg Fundraiser for Jason Crosby Asheville Transit Schedules For service alerts: Check the ALERTS page before leaving, to make sure there is not a service outage or route change that may affect your travel plans. Heating Assistance Agency needs donations to meet the ongoing demand. Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Apps Agency adds new Tornado App Follett Challenge - Never Stop Learning Click here to help Rugby Middle School win potentially thousands of dollars in educational tools like e-books & laptop computers. National HIV/STD Testing Resources Positive? Negative? Not sure?What You Need to Know About HIV:The Basics on HIV Infection and AIDSStaying HIV NegativeLiving With HIV/AIDS: Staying Healthy, Protecting OthersHIV Transmission: Questions and AnswersAdditional Information If You Tested Positive Ocearch Shark Tracking OCEARCH facilitates unprecedented research by supporting leading researchers and institutions seeking to attain groundbreaking data on the biology and health of sharks, in conjunction with basic research on shark life history and migration. Severe Weather Awareness Week Click here to learn how you can prepare your family for any type of weather emergency. Community Partnership For Pets Featured in this week's Person of the Week Java for Justice - Pisgah Legal Services Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to help more than 13,000 low-income people annually access justice to meet urgent needs each year. UNCA Health Fair The Center for Disordered Eating A link to the Center for Disordered Eating right here in Western North Carolina. If you need help or know someone who does, the center can help. Eating Disorder Awareness Week Information on National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, as seen on the Wednesday, February 27 morning show. W8 2 TEXT PLEDGE High school students can participate in an online W8 2 TXT Pledge High School Competition at SUBWAYW82TXT.com. Winning schools, based on student participation, will be awarded a $500 grant for safety programs and a sub party. For rules and participation visit SUBWAYW82TXT.com or stop by a participating SUBWAY restaurant. Animal Compassion Network's Dine to Be Kind NC Students at Work Week 11 Reasons Your Co-workers Hate You Salary.com asks workers about the most annoying habits of their co-workers. South Carolina Lawnmower Exchange Families Pursuing Justice Farmers Conference ASAPs mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. We work to accomplish our mission by:Providing marketing support and training to area farmersConnecting area chef and foodservice buyers with the farmers who suit their needsSpearheading a Local Food Campaign, which includes our Local Food Guide, local food bumper sticker (have one on your car?), Get Local initiative, and moreCertifying local products grown/raised in the Southern Appalachians as Appalachian GrownRunning our Growing Minds Farm to School Program, which focuses on reconnecting children with where their food comes fromOrganizing Asheville City Market and coordinating the Mountain Tailgate Market Association A-B Tech Foundation The mission of the Foundation is to support Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in all of its programs and activities to ensure that quality educational opportunities are available to its students, faculty and staff. Asheville Water is Worth It Asheville residents can register here for the opportunity to win a free water conservation kit. Music from the Heart - A soulful Tribute One Day Wunder - Curling AB Tech "Skilled Worker Get Jobs" Program Asheville Marathon Hundreds of runners will roll into Asheville to take part in the first Asheville marathon on the Biltmore Estate. The race is Sunday, March 3rd. Internet Safety 101 Social networking safety tips are available on this free website. WNC Dome Project Terran Sports propose a concrete dome arena that would be built at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, one proven to resist tornadoes and is earthquake-proof, and also could be used for the return of pro hockey and the addition of Arena Racing USA. Operation Something Bruin Operation Something Bruin is a multi-agency initiative focused on illegal activities involving bears and other wildlife in North Carolina and Georgia. Eblen Charities Student Clothing Project & If The Shoe Fits Program Make a monetary donation to Eblen Charities Student Clothing Project and If The Shoe Fits Program. They provide vouchers to Asheville and Buncombe County students in need to let them get new clothes and shoes for school. Affordable Health Care Act Waivers Alzheimer's Support in Western North Carolina MAMA 3 Fundraising Click here to make a donation to the Mission Hospital, MAMA fundraising project!Stay up to date by become a fan of MAMA on Facebook by searching MAMA "Mountain Area Medical Airlift." Shelby Star: The Three Women: Part 1 in a 4 part series AdvantageWest Economic Development Group Family Support Network - Mission Foundation When families are faced with daily realities of parenting children with special needs it can be helpful to speak to another parent of a child with similar experiences to talk about the joys, challenges and concerns they face in raising their child. We know that parents, through their shared experiences, can give each other the most compassionate service providers cannot.