Ski Country Sports is birthing an offshoot bike shop adjacent to its North Asheville store. The new outlet, Asheville Bicycle Company, will occupy about 3,000 square feet at 1000 Merrimon Avenue in a space that previously housed AAA Carolinas for 15 years. When renovations are complete this spring, the shopping plaza will house “two stores […]
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Press release from Epic Cycles: Black Mountain, NC: Epic Cycles, a Black Mountain based bike shop focused on both mountain and commuter biking, has opened a second store at 800B Haywood Rd. in West Asheville. Conveniently located under the newly opened Odd’s Café, the West Asheville location will focus on the commuting customer, and will […]
Press release from organizers with Adapt Public Relations: In December 2013, seven downtown Asheville businesses joined together to create 12 Days of Giving. The program was designed to contribute directly to three local non-profits that help feed, clothe and shelter the homeless: Haywood Street Congregation, ABCCM, and Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. The seven founding businesses […]
The Appalachians may never rival the Rockies, but outdoor enthusiasts say WNC offers more opportunities for winter adventures than many residents realize. This year local ski areas are celebrating a long list of improvements and forecasters are predicting a cold, snowy winter.
The first official day of winter isn’t until Dec. 21, but Western North Carolina has already received an abundance of cold and snowy weather this year. And if a wealth of long-range predictions comes true, the early shots of snow could be harbingers of much more to come.
A pair of recent interactive info-graphics published by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal highlight troublesome economic statistics for Buncombe County.
Press release from UNC Asheville The UNC Asheville Singers are headed to Washington, D.C., for the eighth consecutive year, to entertain holiday visitors at the White House and perform for soldiers in the Wounded Warrior program at Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, Md. Senior Vanessa Nowik made her first trip to perform at […]
As the search continues for a new chief and the Asheville Police Department goes through a restructuring process, it sent out the following press release: On January 24, 2015 officers from the Asheville Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. […]
A Woodfin native, Grammy-winning rocker Warren Haynes returned home this weekend for the 26th annual Christmas Jam. Over the course of the 7-hour concert at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, Haynes was joined onstage by Jason Isbell, Billy Kreutzmann, Caleb Johnson, Jackie Green and many more acts. Concert-goers posted photos and other dispatches from the Dec. 13 event via Twitter late into the night.
Here’s the letter from Asheville Design Center Directory Chris Joyell, originally sent via email newsletter: Greetings Neighborhood Leaders, Does your community have a great idea, but needs some help putting it into action? In the summer of 2015, the Asheville Design Center will be hosting a ten-week program comprised of collegiate level students in the […]
Here’s the statement from the Christmas Jam website: Due to the very unfortunate passing of his “Time Jumpers” band mate and singer Dawn Sears, Vince Gill will not be able to perform as planned at [tonight’s] Christmas Jam. All of us in the Christmas Jam Family would like to offer our condolences to Vince and […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – The city of Asheville announced today that retired Santa Cruz, CA Police Chief Steve Belcher will serve as interim police chief for the Asheville Police Department while the city moves forward with a national search for Chief William Anderson’s successor. Chief Anderson announced his retirement in […]
Press release from the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County: In conjunction with the Buncombe County Commission, Asheville City Council, and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Hi-Wire Brewing announced today it will add 15 jobs and invest $1.62 million in a new brewing facility and equipment. Hi-Wire’s investment will increase capacity from […]
Activists from the local LGBTQ community rallied Dec. 11 in Asheville at the Vance Monument to show support for “victims of police brutality.”
Press release from former Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Chad Nesbitt and former Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower: Asheville conservative activists are planning a downtown police support rally to counter recent anti-police protests held in Asheville. Former Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Chad Nesbitt and former Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower indicate that, “It is […]
Amid national furor over high profile cases around the country in which unarmed black men were killed by police officers, local activists held a Dec. 7 candelight vigil against “police brutality” at the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville. Local photographer John Penley documented the gathering:
Here’s a list of the top 20 baby names for girls and boys born in Buncombe County so far in 2014, as recorded by the Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office.
Press release from Ingles: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 8, 2014) – Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) today reported record sales of $3.84 billion for fiscal 2014, its 50th consecutive year of sales growth. For the full fiscal years, net income rose to $51.4 million in 2014 compared with $20.8 million in 2013. Fiscal 2013 included a $26.2 […]
Excerpt from the Carolina Public Press article: After the militarized police response to August’s upheaval in Ferguson, Mo., reporters across the nation sought information about the Pentagon’s sharing of surplus equipment with domestic law agencies. Unlike most states, North Carolina refused to release specifics about its participation in the program, with Department of Public Safety officials saying that to do […]
Last week, Woodfin native and world famous rocker Warren Haynes performed the National Anthem prior to the New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game at Madison Square Garden. Haynes will be back in Asheville for the Dec. 13 Christmas Jam, his popular annual fundraiser for the local Habitat for Humanity organization. This year’s event will […]