Photo courtesy of French Broad Food Co-op

French Broad Food Co-op hosts weekend Truckload Sale and event

This weekend, The French Broad Food Co-op will host a Truckload Sale, the organization’s first of what it hopes to make an annual affair. The Truckload Sale, hosted at the co-op’s 90 Biltmore Ave. address, won’t appeal to only grocery-shoppers. Three other local organizations will attend the start-of-spring sale, attracting more attention and supporting important community causes. The grocery co-op will […]

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Asheville Humane receives grant to spay/neuter outdoor cats for free

From the Asheville Humane Society: Asheville, NC – Asheville Humane Society has received a $15,000 grant from Best Friends Animal Society to help spay/neuter and vaccinate Buncombe County Cats who live or play outdoors. Spay/neuter and rabies vaccinations are free to all owners or caretakers of cats who spend time outside. Services are provided at […]

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‘Dine to Be Kind’ to help animals at more than 60 local restaurant­s today

To show local animals you care today, all you have to do is dine out.

More than 60 local restaurants will donate 15 percent of their proceeds from Tuesday, March 10, to Asheville Humane Society for the nonprofit’s annual “Dine to be Kind” fundraiser. Funds raised at the event support the organization’s ongoing efforts to make Buncombe County a no-kill community. Click this story for a list of participating businesses.

Folk ‘Shindig’ held today during SoCon half-time in Grove Arcade

From the Folk Heritage Committee: The Folk Heritage Committee, which produces the annual events Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, announces that it will present a mini-Shindig on the Green during the Southern Conference (SoCon) OverTime event at the Grove Arcade, this Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. […]

Texas Roadhouse hosts fundraiser for nonprofit Bright Blessings of Asheville, homeless families

On March 22, Bright Blessings of Asheville, a nonprofit serving the homeless children and families of Western North Carolina, will be sponsored for one day only by the Texas Roadhouse in South Asheville. Print this notice (or call the number below for a flyer), show it with your meal, and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10 percent of your […]

Asheville Lyric Opera to perform ‘West Side Story’ in April

The Asheville Lyric Opera announces three performances of West Side Story at the Diana Wortham Theatre on April 24, 25 and 26. The shows will use orchestral accompaniment with no amplification. More from the Asheville Lyric Opera: Asheville Lyric Opera is excited to welcome the cast of West Side Story. This emotional drama of forbidden love and […]

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Asheville Police: Biltmore Village shooting suspect surrenders to authorities

Two full days after two individuals were shot in Biltmore Village, suspect Bryant DeAngelo Sanders surrendered to authorities. Sanders, 21, allegedly shot two individuals, ages 20 and 21, around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23. The victims were in their car at the time of the crime. The shooting occurred outside Chico’s clothing store off Sweeten Creek Road.

Three out of five worker-owners of Firestorm Cafe and Books show off their new space, located at 610 Haywood Road (the space formerly occupied by Pro Bikes). Photo by Hayley Benton

Firestorm Books & Coffee’s Indiegogo campaign in its last week

Monday, March 2 marks the final day of Firestorm Books & Coffee’s Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. As of the morning of Feb. 25, the collective had raised $11,554 of its $13,000 goal. For its new space at 610 Haywood Road, the workers’ cooperative plans to use money raised from the campaign to fund the purchase of equipment […]

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Today’s press conference on campaign contribution, corporate personhood amendment postponed

A press conference originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, on corporate personhood and the money spent on campaign contributions has been rescheduled until further notice. The conference was to be held in Press Room of the Legislative Building on W. Jones Street in Raleigh. The 28th Amendment to the Constitution would reverse the Supreme Court’s […]

Mark Singleton, who will speak at WCU's outdoor adventure speaker series, enjoys the Wild and Scenic Rogue River in Oregon.

American Whitewater Director Mark Singleton speaks at WCU’s outdoor adventure program, March 3

From Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – Base Camp Cullowhee, Western Carolina University’s outdoor programming organization, will launch a speaker series focused on outdoor adventure with a Tuesday, March 3, presentation featuring Mark Singleton, executive director of American Whitewater. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the theater of WCU’s A.K. Hinds University Center. It […]

View across lake of Duke Energy's Lake Julian plant

Duke Energy charged with criminal violations of Clean Water Act in Asheville, 4 other plants

Update: On Friday, Feb. 20, the Associated Press reported that Duke Energy, the nation’s largest power company, has been charged with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at five North Carolina power plants, including the plant in Asheville. The AP reports that the charges are felony violations, while the News & Observer in Raleigh reports the power company […]