Outdoor Updates: High Bacterial Levels in French Broad River

first_imgThe Asheville City Council’s Planning and Economic Development Committee had planned to meet with a staff member at the Department of Environmental Quality in October, but the meeting was canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for December. Celebration of life scheduled for November 16 for Nantahala Outdoor Center co-founder E.Coli levels in the French Broad River and surrounding lakes and streams peaked this summer at over 47 times EPA recommended levels. Of 28 testing sites on and near the French Broad River, 26 have shown unsafe levels of bacteria this year. The alarming levels of E.Coli have prompted city officials to meet with state regulators to discuss what role, if any, the city plays in the issue. The high levels of E.Coli come at a time when recreation on the French Broad River is exploding. When people come into contact with contaminated water it can cause infection, gastrointestinal illness and even neurological issues. Campers warned to look out for flooding in the Outer Banks Asheville city officials will meet with state regulators to discuss high bacterial levels in French Broad River The flooding is caused by changes to the beach resulting from recent storms. These storms have created a “humpback” beach profile with a high berm crest. If a wave gets over the berm crest the water gets trapped and is unable to get back to the ocean and the trapped water then tries to escape through the dunes. National seashore officials warn that there is not much beach to camp on this week as the water at high tide goes all the way back to the base of the dunes and, in some cases, through the dunes. Aurelia Kennedy, co-founder of the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), died September 14 at the age of 84 after struggling with health issues for a number of years. Kennedy founded the NOC in 1972 with her husband, Payson Kennedy, and friend Horace Holden. She first canoed the river in 1954 as a counselor and canoeing instructor. Throughout the years, Kennedy helped turn the NOC into the largest whitewater outfitter in the United States. The celebration of life is open to the public and will take place at 2 p.m. on November 16 at the grounds of Relia’s Garden at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Kennedy’s daughter told the Citizen Times that the celebration of life will be a happy event—her mother requested a party. Cape Lookout National Seashore is warning campers to keep an eye out for areas of high water, especially when pitching a tent. In a Facebook post, the national seashore warned that beaches and low tide areas near the sounds may flood during high tides and asked the public to use caution when driving or camping on the beach. Campers are advised to make sure they set up camp above the high tide line and to check for indications of flooding before setting up camp.last_img read more

Wellington Golf Course announces 2014 schedule of events

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The 2014 Schedule of events at the Wellington Golf Course are as follows:MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION EVENTSMarch 16                               St. Patrick’s StagApril 13                                  Spring Classic 6-6-6May 7                                     WGA StagMay 31 – June 1                    WGC 4-BALLJune 11                                  WGA StagJune 28-29                            THE JERRY GILL INVITATIONALJuly 19-20                              WGC 2-MAN SHAMBLEJuly 30                                    WGA StagAugust 16-17                        Match Play ChampionshipAugust 27                              Cross Country Stag & Annual MeetingSeptember 7                         Wheat Capital ClassicSeptember 21                      WGC Solo ScrambleOctober 4-5                          WGC 2-MAN SCRAMBLE MISC EVENTSApril 10                                  WHS InvitationalApril 12                                  The Dore TriathlonApril 26                                  Leon Segebartt Memorial ScrambleMay 3                                     Wellington Chamber of Commerce Golf ClassicMay 5                                     WHS JV InvitationalMay 10                                   The Dore Grill & Bar Benefit ScrambleMay 17                                   GolfWeek Amatuer TourMay 18                                   Duffers of KansasMay 24                                   Scott Rice Memorial TournamentJune 14                                  Wichita ScrambleJune 21                                  Wellington Lions Club ScrambleJune 26                                  KJGA Junior SectionalJune 27                                  KSU Catbackers ScrambleJuly 10                                    KGA Senior SeriesJuly 12                                    Conway Springs Booster ClubJuly 27                                    Parent/Child ChampionshipAugust 2-3                            Sunflower Girls Championship (KGA)August 8-9                             Pre-Duffers; Duffers & DerelictsAugust 4                                 WGC Junior ChampionshipAugust 10                              Michael Day Memorial BenefitAugust 24                              Oxford Lions ClubSeptember 6                         NetApp – Bill McPherson – Tim Milsap Memorial Golf TournamentSeptember 12-13                 Kansas Cup Finals (KGA)September 14                      Sons of the American LegionSeptember 20                      Udall OpenSeptember 27                      Railroad Classic. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Catfish Charlie · 338 weeks ago WOW!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more