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Conscious Party: Get a move on

WHAT: Nia Fitness Fundraiser Jam WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. WHERE: Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center, 708 S. Grove St., Hendersonville WHY: Millions of children in this country qualify for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs. But what happens when these same […]

Open forum set for Jan. 29 to discuss ideas for WCU’s next Quality Enhancement Plan

From a Western Carolina University press release: Open forum set for Jan. 29 to discuss ideas for WCU’s next Quality Enhancement Plan CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University will host a forum open to everyone interested in helping shape the university’s next Quality Enhancement Plan – a plan centered around a single theme to improve the […]

Come paddle — and plant live trees — with the French Broad Riverkeeper

From a MountainTrue press release: Come paddle — and plant live trees — with the French Broad Riverkeeper MountainTrue needs volunteers paddle with our French Broad Riverkeeper and plant live trees along the riverbank as we go. Each tree we plant will help to restore the bank’s stability and prevent sediment erosion into the French Broad […]

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WCU radio re-creation group to present “Robin Hood – The Legacy” on Feb. 26

From a Western Carolina University press release: WCU radio re-creation group to present “Robin Hood – The Legacy” on Feb. 26 CULLOWHEE – The award-winning creative team from Western Carolina University that has done everything from destroying the world with a production of “War of the Worlds” to capturing the spirit of broadcasts from the […]

Brevard College hosts visitation day for Latino students

From a Brevard College press release: Brevard College hosts visitation day for Latino students Brevard College invites Latino students and their families to visit campus on Saturday, February 7 to learn more about paying for college, the Half Tuition Scholarship, and the Brevard College student experience. Check in is in the Porter Center from 10 […]

Dale’s Pale Ale leads Oskar Blues Brewery in record growth in 2014

From an Oskar Blues press release: Dale’s Pale Ale leads Oskar Blues Brewery in record growth in 2014 Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC – Oskar Blues Brewery, the first craft brewery in the country to brew and hand-can its beer 12 years ago, has continued explosive growth in 2014 by posting a 25 percent increase […]

American Homebrewers Association hosts rally in Asheville, NC, at Wicked Weed Funkatorium on Jan. 17

From an American Homebrewers Association press release: American Homebrewers Association hosts rally in Asheville, N.C., at Wicked Weed Funkatorium on Jan. 17 WHAT: The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) hosts a series of AHA Rallies across the country to give homebrewers the chance to check out some of their local breweries and connect with other beer […]

Lake James State Park is the North Carolina 2014 Park of the Year

From a North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources press release: Lake James State Park is the North Carolina 2014 Park of the Year RALEIGH – Lake James State Park in Burke and McDowell counties has been named the North Carolina 2014 State Park of the Year by the N.C. Division of Parks and […]

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Hickory chef scores national recognition for Good Food Awards

From a press release: Hickory chef scores national recognition for Good Food Awards Highland Avenue Restaurant’s Chef Kyle McKnight and EcoFriendly Foods Co-founder, Bev Eggleston have scored their second nomination for a Good Food Award.  The awards, which recognize the best of America’s growing movement of socially conscious food entrepreneurs, will be handed out in […]

Brevard College hosts free financial aid workshops for Transylvania County students

From a Brevard College press release: Brevard College hosts free financial aid workshops for Transylvania County students The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) will offer a free college financial aid workshop for Transylvania County students and their parents on January 8 at 6:00 pm in the Brevard College Porter Center. How will you pay […]

Resort Travel & Xchange and Patton Hospitality Management raise $13,000 for ABCCM’s Christmas Angel Program

From an ABCCM press release: Resort Travel & Xchange and Patton Hospitality Management raise $13,000 for ABCCM’s Christmas Angel Program In an effort to help children and families in the Asheville area have a happier holiday season, Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) and Patton Hospitality Management (PHM) teamed up to host a casino-themed fundraising event […]

Shelby Stephenson named poet laureate of North Carolina

From a press release: Shelby Stephenson named poet laureate of North Carolina Raleigh, N.C. – Gov. Pat McCrory announced today the appointment of Shelby Stephenson of Benson as North Carolina’s poet laureate. Stephenson will be installed at a ceremony in February at the State Capitol. The ceremony is open to the public. “Shelby Stephenson will […]

Black holes and wormholes presentation scheduled at PARI

From a PARI press release: Black holes and wormholes presentation scheduled at PARI Rosman, NC (December 22, 2011) – The public is invited to a discussion of black holes and wormholes Friday, January 9 at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI).  The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and celestial observations […]

RiverLink’s successful Hike With Dave series strolls on

From a RiverLink press release: RiverLink’s successful Hike With Dave series strolls on Earlier this year, RiverLink began the monthly Hike With Dave series, lead by Volunteer Coordinator Dave Russell and designed to bring hikers out to discover the French Broad River Watershed. The hikes are free and take place on Sunday mornings. The most […]