BRRR! The polar vortex affecting 26 states right now also impacts our four legged friends. Please be sure to bring outdoor pets inside. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept indoors. Snuggle up!
As of Monday night WCQS has restored service to Cherokee County. This afternoon service was restored in Transylvania Count. WCQS remains off the air in Macon, and Swain County - as well as parts of Jackson County and North Georgia. Our signals originating in Franklin, Bryson City, and Highlands are all affected.
For thirty years Manna Food Bank has provided food and hope to residents in need in sixteen Western North Carolina Counties. David Hurand spoke with Manna Executive Director Cindy Threlkeld and her two predecessors, Kitty Schaller and Toby Ives.
The man many consider the father of the American Studio Glass Movement has died. Harvey Littleton, who lived in Spruce Pine, was 91. Western Carolina University Ceramics Professor Joan Byrd studied with and was a friend. She spoke with David Hurand.
The first of two important Affordable Care Act deadlines is on the horizon. David Hurand spoke with two area Health Care Navigators, Jacklyn Kiger from Pisgah Legal Services and John Wingerter from the Buncombe County Council On Aging about the deadlines and the role of the Navigator.
To schedule an appointment with a Navigator call 855-733-3711.
WCQS will air a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin this Saturday and Sunday. Alec sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.
The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefiting Habitat for Humanity tops the entertainment calendar this weekend. The two night musical event is sold out but is also being offered on pay for view TV. There is also lots of Christmas theater and musical performances available and several new movies, including a benefit screening of a Yoga documentary. Tony has it all.
The 2014 General Election is nearly eleven months away but one race for a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly is already taking shape. David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen Times reporter Jon Ostendorf about the campaign to represent House District 116 and what could prove to be a very expensive race.