Friends, family members, and state and local lawmakers gathered yesterday to remember the life and work of Senator Martin Luther Nesbitt, Jr. About 1,000 people attended the public funeral at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden to remember the man who represented Buncombe County for decades. Senator Dan Blue called Nesbitt a true mountain man who placed people over politics, citing his 20032 clean smokestacks act as a great legislative achievement. Former Lieutenant Governor Dennis Wicker also delivered a eulogy, calling Nesbitt a champion of those without a voice. Pastor Bruce Frank led the g
The author of the well-known Bones series has teamed up with her son to write another book in a series of young adult thrillers. "I like to describe us as the #1 mother-son YA thriller forensic science writing team in America,” laughs Brendan Reichs.
Brendan says he and his mother Kathy came up with the idea for Virals series when Kathy saw how many young women would come to readings for the Bones books.
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.
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.
In Fairbanks, Alaska, driver's ed meant going out to a field by the airport and spinning donuts until I learned how to slide and stay in control. As a result, 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 this wintry weather:
Slow down. I get it-- we all have places to be. But you're better off alive and a little late than with a crunched car or in a ditch.
Later this week, David Hurand will speak with health insurance experts here in Western North Carolina 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!
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