Sandra Travis, festival program supervisor for the city of Asheville, says it’s hard to picture, but downtown Asheville was essentially deserted when the city had its first Bele Chere in 1979. “It started out really small. It was a way to revitalize downtown Asheville,” she said.
The wet summer has our gardening expert Alison Arnold worried about one of her favorite vegetables. On the other hand Alison says the rain has been a blessing for some berries and a variety of road side attractions. She spoke with David Hurand.
Eleven bears are getting acclimated to their new home in Texas. The bears were moved from their home in Cherokee to the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary following a 450-thousand dollar donation from an anonymous donor. David Hurand spoke with the Legal Counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals which has been
working to improve living conditions for the bears for several years.
WCQS is hosting a community meeting July 30th at 6:30 at the Transylvania County Library. President and CEO, Jody Evans, will take questions and comments and discuss plans for the station and its Brevard frequency.
A significant change maybe in store for Asheville voters. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about a bill being considered by state lawmakers in Raleigh that would impose district elections for seats on Asheville City Council.
North Carolina native Dr. Tom Marshburn recently returned to earth after spending five months in space aboard the International Space Station. He spoke with WFAE reporter Duncan McFadyen and David Hurand.