The investigation continues as officials with PSNC try and determine the cause of last Fridays' gas pipe line rupture and fire in Buncombe County. Utility officials say service has been restored to nearly all of the seven hundred its customers who were without service following the rupture. David Hurand spoke with PSNC Energy Vice President of Gas Operations George Ratchford about the company's initial findings.
Tony Kiss stops by with news of some of the goings on in Western North Carolina, including the opening of the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, August: Osage County with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, and the return of Hercules. Inside Llewyn stars Oscar Isaac with Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan. The area club scene is also cooking with lots of music, including Steep Canyon Rangers and Sam Bush at the Orange Peel and White Horse Black Mt. celebrates its 5th anniversary with an all-star cast.
Another deadline looms for those interested in signing up for health insurance. Recently David Hurand spoke with two area health navigators. The following interview is with Dave Trout. Trout has been an insurance agent for fifteen years and weighs in on what's ahead for the those seeking health insurance under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
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.