North Asheville Baptist Church to change name and move to Weaverville

Press release from North Asheville Baptist Church: North Asheville Baptist Church will be changing its official name to Brookstone Church on Easter weekend. The church will be transitioning from its home on Reynolds Mountain Boulevard in North Asheville, to Griffee Road in Weaverville on August 20th. The name change will reflect the nature of the […]

Nominations now open for 2017 North Carolina Awards

Press release from North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 15.  Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the award recognizes “notable […]

Air quality forecast for Tuesday, Feb. 21: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the mountains and valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 02/21/2017

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Carolina Pediatric Therapy and Regal Cinema team up to provide special needs kids with a special movie experience

Press release from Carolina Pediatrics: Going to the movies is a magical experience for most children. However, some of the very things that can make it wonderful for them – the big screens, the low lighting, the loud sounds – can be problematic for kids who have difficulties processing sensory information. Two years ago, Carolina Pediatrics, […]

Enka High students build their playhouse. Photo courtesy of Asheville Home Builders Association

Buncombe County CTE students face of in 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown

Press release from Asheville Home Builders Association: For the past seven months, students of the Buncombe County Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program have been hard at work completing their Playhouses for the 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown. Through this program, students completed their projects in a specified time period, working within specified parameters while demonstrating […]

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Hendersonville Tree Board offers invasive plant control information session

Press release from the Hendersonville Tree Board: Invasive species can take over your property quickly.  Kudzu, wisteria, ivy, bamboo, and other vines and weeds can kill trees and are hard to eradicate.  Landowners and landscapers can pick up some great tips and information on Monday, February 27, at 6 p.m., at Henderson County Library auditorium on Washington […]

(l-r) Jennifer Cardona-Alfara, Jamie Whitesides, Adrienne Enoch, and Brandon Cheek at a reception for the opening of the exhibit "The Fight for Bluff: A Community's Effort to Preserve Its Mountain" on February 8, 2017, at the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University. Photo courtesy of the university

Students’ exhibit about the fight for Bluff is on display at Mars Hill University’s Ramsey Center

Press release from Mars Hill University: An exhibit called “The Fight for Bluff: A Community’s Effort to Preserve Its Mountain” is on display in Mars Hill University’s Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed large scale logging of Bluff Mountain in the late 1990s and the public […]

Kudzu Brands selected for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 small businesses program

Press release from Kudzu Brands: Local branding agency Kudzu Brands was recently selected to participate in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Spring Cohort at Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Babson helped develop the curriculum for this mini MBA style program. Launched in 2009, the 10,000 Small Businesses Program is a $500 million initiative designed to […]

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Talk with a Doc series continues at Haywood Medical Center with Dr. Steven Gore on heart health

Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center: Steven Gore, MD FACC, Cardiologist will be presenting the Talk with a Doc seminar “Reducing Risk of Cardiac Disease” on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café. Dr. Gore will speak about heart health while patrons enjoy a meal. Afterward, he […]

Food Lion Feeds honors a local soup kitchen with their SOUPer Star Kitchens recognition program

Press release from Manna Food Bank: On Monday, February 13, Food Lion employees will descend on a local soup kitchen to honor their work by cooking and serving lunch to the soup kitchen volunteers’ to celebrate their hard work. Food Lion Feeds is Food Lion’s initiative to address hunger by providing food donations, volunteers, and […]

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58th Annual Art on Main fine art and fine craft festival calls for artists

Press release from Arts Council of Henderson County: Artist applications are available for the 58th annual Art on Main fine art and fine craft festival in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina.  Festival dates will be Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2017, from 10:00am to 5:00pm each day. This juried and judged show is produced by the Arts […]

Special grant funding from the Evergreen Foundation pays for medication assistance and trauma treatment through Meridian Behavioral Health

Press releases from Meridian Behavioral Health Services Evergreen Foundation grant to Meridian helps pay for needed Medications With the rising costs of medication our communities are facing, we are seeing an increased need for additional supports to help those without insurance or other means to pay for their medications, get access to those medications. Thankfully the […]

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort represented in panel discussions at entertainment industry conference

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort: Last week, representatives from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort attended Pollstar Live! in Los Angeles. Pollstar Live! has cemented its place as the largest conference in the world for concert industry professionals. The 2017 conference brought record-breaking throngs of music business professionals to Southern California for three days of discussions, education and networking. This […]

Beverly Hanks releases analysis that home sale prices are likely to rise after winter

Press release from Beverly-Hanks & Associates: January study results from personal finance website NerdWallet demonstrate that February is traditionally the best month for home buyers to purchase a new home. Couple that with the latest regional market information from the Beverly-Hanks & Associates 2016 End-of-Year Market Report, and Asheville-area home buyers can see that buying […]

Head bartender Jayce McConnell of Edmund’s Oast. Photo courtesy of Home Team PR

Jayce McConnell of Edmund’s Oast in Charleston, SC comes to Asheville for a one-night pop-up at Nightbell

Press release from pop-up organizers:  Head bartender Jayce McConnell of Edmund’s Oast stops in Asheville for a one night pop-up at Nightbell on Saturday, February 18 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. During the event, Jayce will partner with Phoebe Esmon, cocktail program director at Nightbell, to offer a special al la carte menu featuring some of his […]

HEY YOU GUYS!: Orbit DVD in West Asheville is run by movie nerd Marc McCloud. He sells a little bit of everything to support his first love — films that fascinate. The store is easy to spot with its eye-catching pop art murals. Photos by Able Allen

Local businesses serve Asheville’s geekier side

These days, geeking out is hot. Asheville is home to a vibrant community of people looking to express their nerdier side, and abundant businesses to serve them: From comic books to games to movies and more, this town has it all. Across the country, the cultural partitions surrounding geekdom are being torn down: What was […]