Greta Johnsen en Mourning Martin Nesbitt <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends, family members, and state and local lawmakers gathered yesterday to remember the life and work of</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Senator Martin Luther </span>Nesbitt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 1,000 people attended the public funeral at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden to remember the man who represented Buncombe County for decades.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Senator Dan Blue called Nesbitt a true mountain man who placed people ove Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:35:31 +0000 Greta Johnsen 15184 at Mourning Martin Nesbitt Mother-son writing team brings YA thriller to Asheville <div>The author of the well-known Bones series&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">has teamed up with her son to write another book in a series of young adult thrillers.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I like to describe us as the #1 mother-son YA thriller forensic science writing team in America,” laughs Brendan </span>Reichs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brendan says he and his mother Kathy came up with the idea for </span>Virals<span style="line-height: 1.5 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:40:25 +0000 Greta Johnsen 14841 at Mother-son writing team brings YA thriller to Asheville WCQS Gardening expert Alison Arnold has a new gig in town <p>WCQS listeners may know Alison Arnold from her bi-monthly gardening segments every other Thursday on WCQS. She'll tell you about everything from how to recycle your Christmas tree to how to tell the gender of your plants.&nbsp;</p><p>And now, she's got a new full-time position with the Cooperative Extension as the agriculture extension agent. What does the new job entail? We'll let her tell you.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:14:05 +0000 Greta Johnsen 14106 at Widespread snow blankets WNC <p>WCQS checks in with Doug Outlaw, who spent his 12-hour shift at the National Weather Service in Greenville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">last night compiling snow, ice, and sleet data.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:07:05 +0000 Greta Johnsen 14105 at Widespread snow blankets WNC Winter driving tips from an Alaskan transplant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Fairbanks, Alaska, driver's </span>ed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> meant going out to a field by the airport and spinning donuts until</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;I learned how to slide and stay in control. &nbsp;As a result,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I feel it's my civic duty to remind drivers how to stay safe on slippery roads. Here are some things to keep in mind as you venture out in&nbsp;this wintry weather:</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:28:38 +0000 Greta Johnsen 13468 at Winter driving tips from an Alaskan transplant Polar vortex brings cold temps, high winds to WNC <p>The cold weather sweeping across the U.S. Monday and Tuesday has been referred to as brutal, frigid, arctic, and wicked.</p><p>But the meteorological term for the cold front that’s stretching from Texas to Minnesota is officially called a “polar vortex.”</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:45:51 +0000 Greta Johnsen 12440 at Polar vortex brings cold temps, high winds to WNC Ask us YOUR Affordable Care Act questions! <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later this week, David </span>Hurand<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will speak with health insurance experts here in </span>Western North Carolina<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act rollout. Ask us below and let us know where you're from--and we'll do our best to get you some answers!</span></p><p>You can also send your questions to us via Facebook. On Twitter, you can use <a href=";src=hash">#WCQSACA</a>.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:24:21 +0000 David Hurand & Greta Johnsen 11596 at Bringing the bogeyman to life <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 24px;">"This time last year I was plotting to kill a man."</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 24px;">So begins 'Stalking the Bogeyman,' a story written by David Holthouse, <a href="">originally published </a>in 2004 in The Denver Westword. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holthouse&nbsp;was just a kid when he was raped by the 17 year-old son of his parents' friends.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:51:20 +0000 Greta Johnsen 8594 at Bringing the bogeyman to life