Come spring, it’s not unusual to see mama black bears with two or three adorable cubs in tow. Often, she is guiding them across a road or watchfully ushering them along a hilly path. What a sight! But what if something happens to mom? Survival of orphaned cubs in the wild is highly unlikely.
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AMY (Avery, Mitchell, Yancey) Wellness Foundation (AMYWF) was established in 2019 in response to Mission Health System’s transition to HCA Healthcare. “The transition raised concerns for the region’s health and wellness," says associate director Caitlin Trew-Johnson.
Through May 1, the Southern Highland Craft Guild presents its first main gallery exhibition of 2024 in partnership with Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Arrowmont), an education center of the Guild since 1960. The exhibition will feature work from Arrowmont’s workshop instructors.
In November, Warren Wilson College (WWC) celebrated the grand opening of its Farm School General Store. The new retail space, offering items produced by students from the college’s student work crews, is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dogwood Health Trust released a new report on November 17 that describes how Western North Carolina might become a leader in agriculture and food technology (agrifood tech), which could drive regional economic development and job growth in a food sector that helps local farmers and value-added producers.
LaShanda Brown has led a very curious life, and this curiosity has helped her stay well. “Most of the things I’ve discovered, it wasn’t something that I learned as a child or something I was exposed to in my friend group,” she says.
For those anxiously awaiting spring camping and fishing weather, the time to start planning is now. DB bar D Outfitters is collaborating with Brown Trout Fly Fishing to host a three-day/four-night campout on the beautiful DB bar D Outfitters-designated waters located in Mills River.
Haywood County author Dawn Cusick has written many books for young readers, introducing them to the fascinating natural world. While working on another book, she discovered the story of the space chimps and was surprised by accounts of their contributions.