WLOS: Swain County magistrate resigns rather than officiate gay marriages

From WLOS: One of Swain County’s magistrates, Gilbert Breedlove is resigning rather than marry gay couples. Despite a state memo telling magistrates to follow their oaths of office, or face suspension or dismissal, Breedlove says same-sex marriage not only violates his religion, but he says the federal mandate violates the U.S. Constitution. Click here for […]

Mars Hill University to host Presnell/Hicks debate on Monday

Press Release From Mars Hill University: The Mars Hill University Political Science Program will host a debate between Michele Presnell and Dean Hicks on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 in Moore Auditorium. Presnell, the Republican incumbent, and Hicks, the Democratic challenger, are candidates for the 118th district seat in the N.C. House of Representatives, representing […]

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Humans of Asheville captures local life in pictures

It’s a sunny day when Jennifer Mesk, the photojournalist behind Humans of Asheville, sets out across the city that serves as her muse. Spotting a group of interesting-looking characters on Patton Avenue, she motions to them, then indicates her camera. They smile curiously, and she crosses the street. “Hi,” she says, smiling. “Can I take your picture?”

Gov. McCrory proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Press Release From the State of North Carolina: Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed October 2014 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in North Carolina, urging citizens to reach out and offer safety and support to friends and family – or anyone – they believe to be in danger of abuse.  “Domestic violence is something […]

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Rhetorical Factory hosts customer appreciation party Sept. 30 with new 828isgreat collection

West Asheville’s Rhetorical Factory is hosting a customer appreciation party on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4-9 p.m. More from a press release from 828isgreat: Celebrating four years of Rhetorical Factory in Asheville, and four months open at the new store, located at 444 Haywood Rd., they want to welcome customers and supporters to come enjoy […]

The Yes Ma’am! group busks in  downtown Asheville. Xpress file photo

AC-T: Asheville officials to hear about busking policy

Asheville Citizen-Times By Romando Dixson: ASHEVILLE – Complaints from business owners, visitors and residents caused city staff to examine policies involving panhandling, peddling and busking, city officials said Friday. City staff will present information on those issues to the city’s Public Safety Committee at 3:30 p.m. Monday on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, […]

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Asheville Community Theatre hosts ‘New Umbrella’ tonight, Sept. 20

Saturday, September 20 * 7:30 pm Tonight, be a part of something really special. Story For Life is a new initiative in storytelling created by New Umbrella that brings the amazing stories of our elders to the stage. With the help of Asheville’s professional writers and our area’s most talented actors, these stories spring to […]

Friends of the Smokies hosts hike along Pretty Hollow Gap and elk viewing, Oct. 14

Press Release From Friends of the Smokies: WAYNESVILLE, NC – Join Friends of the Smokies for a full day of hiking on a Classic Hike deep in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along Pretty Hollow Gap Trail in Cataloochee Valley, followed by elk viewing. Hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein will lead this Friends […]

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West Asheville’s Rhetorical Factory hosts customer appreciation night Sept. 30

Press Release From 828 is Great: Rhetorical Factory is hosting a Customer Appreciation Party on September 30th from 4-9 at their Flagship Store at 444 Haywood Rd in West Asheville. Celebrating four years of Rhetorical Factory in Asheville, and four months open at the new store, they want to welcome customers and supporters to come enjoy some […]

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Asheville Greenworks hosts Root Ball tonight on French Broad River

From Asheville Greenworks: Join Asheville Greenworks as we host the second annual “Root Ball”, a fundraising event to allow us to continue working for a “clean & green” environment. The party will be held Thursday September 18th, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm at the “Boathouse” by the French Broad River at 318 Riverside Drive. All you care to eat, […]

Environmental Quality Institute seeks volunteers for stream monitoring and information gathering

Press Release From the Environmental Quality Institute: North Carolina rivers and streams have been making headlines recently – and appear to be getting the short end of the stick. However, concerned residents in Western NC are fired up and committed to improving local waterways. Hundreds of volunteers have lent their time and skills with the […]

Experimental theatre ensemble Accordion Time Machine hosts ‘Late Night Snack Attack,’ Oct. 4

Press Release From Anam Cara Theatre: Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s Experimental Theatre Ensemble, presents… Late Night Snack ATTACK! Saturday, October 4th at 8:00pm Toy Boat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s experimental theatre ensemble, has something delicious and scary in store for you with their next […]