Asheville Gallery of Art’s February show, “Time for Renewal” will feature works by three new gallery members: Kathy Goodson, Margie Kluska, and Johnnie Stanfield. The show will run Feb. 1-28 during gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. An event to meet the artists will be held at the gallery on First Friday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 82 Patton Avenue.
Lori Randall Stradtman, author of "Online Reputation Management for Dummies," is also a practical mystic astrologer who's given over 10,000 readings. She's offered Rumble readers an astrological look at what 2022 has in store.
What foods are the best sources of iron? Animal, fish/seafood and poultry products are the best and offer the most bioavailable (easily absorbed) source of iron which is known as “heme” iron. Enriched grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and plants also contain iron, but it is “nonheme” iron which is not as easily absorbed without a source of vitamin C.
In the last 10 days, Haywood County has mourned the loss of six more people to COVID-19. They ranged in age from their late 60s to their early 80s. As of the date of this release, Haywood County has now lost 164 people to COVID-19.
Haywood County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bill Notle said the county will be dealing with potential winter weather schedule changes in the coming weeks. There are also increased COVID cases, likely related to the Omicron variant. Please note the following updates:
By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | The New Year is a reset for many of us. We KNOW that this is the year we will….(fill in the blank). Whether our goal is improving our health, our wealth, our relationships or our space, we might feel like we’re heading to the racetrack and facing the “long odds.” However, if you follow my advice, you can count on this year’s pick to be a sure thing!
Trimming a tree for the holidays? So are Grandfather Mountain’s resident elk. Each year, the resident animals at Grandfather Mountain receive a special holiday enrichment, courtesy of the area’s local Christmas tree farms.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Or at least that’s what the Hallmark movies tell us... While the holiday season is traditionally known as a time of cheer and fun, you can’t argue that this time of year can be incredibly stressful and mentally taxing. Whether it be finances, family stress, the pandemic, or gathering preparations, the holiday season gifts us its fair share of stressors and anxiety.
The USDA has introduced a new app to make money saving shopping easier. This new free tool can be downloaded to your phone or tablet or viewed on your computer and shows budget shopping tips in your area (based on your zip code) as well as budget-friendly recipes for top foods.
By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | With the winter solstice marking the beginning of the winter season, you might notice a desire to turn inward. We naturally spend more time indoors with the colder months and shorter days. This hibernation of sorts is a time our soul needs to rest, reflect, and regroup in order to release what was and open to what can be if we are willing up to stand still and be present with our spirit.
The inaugural WNC Communities’ Youth Leadership Award was presented to Ryleigh Stevens of the Caney Fork Community Development Council of Jackson County at the 72nd WNC Honors Awards Ceremony on Dec. 2.
“Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” – William Wordsworth, 1798
Editor’s note: Since this article was written by meteorologist and biologist Neva Duncan Tabb in April, disposable mask pollution has worsened horrifically, damaging the health of people and the wildlife on whom we depend for a viable life. See the video “More than 25,000 Tons of COVID-19 PPE Is Polluting Oceans,” November 19, by clicking HERE.
Congressman’s invasion into new district is triggering an intra-party reckoning
By TOM FIEDLER | When Madison Cawthorn revealed his plan to abandon western North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District to seek reelection in a neighboring — and seemingly friendlier — district, he exuded confidence, even cockiness, about the outcome.
The WNC Honors Awards, a program of WNC Communities, is built on a 72-year tradition of recognizing rural community development clubs for their innovative ideas and grassroots solutions. These centers and clubs are the backbone of community cohesion running through our beloved mountains.
In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 170 new cases of COVID-19, doubling our weekly new cases over last week. As of 5 p.m. on Dec. 6, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has recorded a total of 8,004 cases in Haywood County since the pandemic began.
When Dr. Dana Ayers became Superintendent of Jackson County Public Schools in June 2021, two of her top priorities were expanding the district’s preschool programs and placing a greater emphasis on early childhood literacy. Ayers will see those goals accomplished next fall thanks to a $236,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.
On the University of North Carolina Asheville campus, an established building now bears a new name. UNC Asheville’s campus community, along with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, gathered to celebrate the presentation of Bird Hall, named for Ella Bird, Beloved Woman of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and 2017 UNC Asheville honorary degree recipient.
The Western North Carolina Historical Association recently announced Even As We Breathe: A Novel by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle as the 66th winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. The Award has been presented annually by the Western North Carolina Historical Association since 1955 for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina.
By Tamika Walker Kelly | Since the beginning of this school year and through the final four months of state budget negotiations, we at the North Carolina Association of Educators advocated for meaningful salary increases, increased classroom funding and a fulfillment of the Leandro mandate. But above all, we fought for recognition of what’s happening in our public schools across the state.
By Karma Valentine Shuford | From my earliest memories, I have wanted to be a teacher. I remember “playing” school with my neighbor’s granddaughter, Julie. I remember my older sister using a chalkboard to show me new words. I remember waiting anxiously for the year when I could go to school. And I’ve been in school ever since.
Have you ever bought a big bag of apples for yourself or your family with the intention of using them as a snack, only to watch as they sit, uneaten, on your counter or fridge? Tip: To keep apples fresh longer be sure and store them in your fridge in a plastic bag with holes punched in it
By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Did you know that your physical address can influence the experiences you have in life? Every address carries a vibration of energy that is flowing and was set into stone the day the home was completed and given an address to identify it to those near and far.
After enduring a series of unexpected, pandemic-related challenges, the latest group of Southwestern Community College graduates will celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends during the college’s first traditional, indoor commencement ceremonies in two years.
The N.C. Department of Transportation invites the public to a meeting next week to offer opinions and submit questions regarding proposed improvements to U.S. 276 between Interstate 40 and U.S. 19 in Haywood County.
If you’re considering donating food items to your local food pantry, food bank or a shelter that provides emergency food supplies; start with a call to that organization or a check of their website or Facebook page for what food or other items they most need and can accept.
By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | “May I have your attention, please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?” This lyric of Eminem’s song The Real Slim Shady was playing again and again in my head as I woke up early one morning. I love rap music. I enjoy running and shaking my tail feathers to the beat, but seriously, what’s this got to do with the price of tea in china? I’ve introduced psychic skills in the past and want to demonstrate how your inner guidance can communicate with you, if you’re up for a good ole game of psychic charades.
CULLOWHEE – Looking for study abroad opportunities in the midst of the pandemic, Brian Railsback, a professor of English at Western Carolina University, decided to try a virtual study abroad course – but unlike other digital efforts, he wanted to “team up” with a literature class from another country.
With strong financial results, underpinned by industry leading client satisfaction, Drake Software is moving forward with plans to increase investment across all areas of the business, including product development, sales & marketing, and customer support. This is the first of many planned investments that will be overseen by interim Chief Executive Officer Euan Menzies.
By Daley Hooten • Rumble Contributor | Adele is one of those artists that no one hates. I’ve never once heard someone ask to switch stations when she plays on the radio, nor have I ever had someone complain about her. Now this is either because people around me know I like her and don’t want to face my wrath — or because she is actually one of the most tremendous artists of our time (I think it's the latter).
By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Last weekend I had dinner with friends and felt so grateful to be with such awesome people. Think back to the times that you gathered with those you hadn’t seen in a while and nutshelled each other as to what was new and different in order to share your lives. I was having one of these mini conversations with an old friend and she asked me to remind her of my date’s name. As I did, I added a fun way to remember his name to avoid any awkwardness between them. She looked at me and said, “I don’t need help remembering that name. I had a good friend named ….”
Digital signs posted several counties away are warning of delays on Interstate 40 in the Pigeon River Gorge. They will be in place this week and for the next six months as a contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation replaces a bridge on I-40 over Harmon Den Road and Cold Springs Creek.
Flavortown has arrived at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort. Guy Fieri's Cherokee Kitchen + Bar is now open and is serving up signature menu items and beloved favorites from famed chef and restauranter, Guy Fieri.
Sen. Kevin Corbin (R-Franklin) and Rep. Mark Pless (R-Haywood) secured critical improvements for Haywood County in the compromise state budget approved by the state Senate on Nov. 17 and the state House on Nov. 18.
Washington, D.C. — On Nov. 2 on Capitol Hill, Congressman Madison Cawthorn accepted The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) American PATRIOT Award for standing up against harmful policies currently being advanced in Washington, D.C., and by consistently promoting the American values of faith, family, and freedom.