UNC Asheville’s Moral Challenges Speaker Series continues with lecture by Will Gunn March 5

From a UNC Asheville press release: UNC Asheville’s ‘Moral Challenges Speaker Series’ continues with lecture by Will Gunn March 5 Former military lawyer Will Gunn will present a lecture, “An Officer, a Gentleman, and American Values While Addressing Terrorism,” at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. His lecture is […]

UNC Asheville to host Regional Science Olympiad

From a UNC Asheville press release: UNC Asheville to host Regional Science Olympiad Young scientists from 33 middle and high schools in Western North Carolina will compete in the Regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, Feb. 28, at UNC Asheville. These teams will be competing in 46 events; highlights of the tournament include the elastic launch […]

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Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center presents Black Mountain College exhibit

From a Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center press release: Images of Black Mountain College the Western Regional Archives: A Presentation by Heather South, Archivist The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville presents Images of Black Mountain College from the Western Regional Archives with WRA archivist Heather South on Thursday, […]

Asheville Youth Rowing Association to host flapjack fundaraiser

From a press release: Asheville Youth Rowing Association to host flapjack fundraiser (Asheville) — The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to partner with the Asheville Youth Rowing Association to host a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The rowing association promotes the sport to the youth […]

WCU history faculty members oversee project for Trail of Tears Association

From a Western Carolina University press release: WCU history faculty members oversee project for Trail of Tears Association CULLOWHEE – History department faculty Sue Abram and Andrew Denson from Western Carolina University are overseeing a public history project that recently received a development grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership. An award of […]

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Mountain BizWorks returns to stability

For the last 25 years, Mountain Bizworks has been implementing its mission to develop small businesses and economic justice in Western North Carolina. And although the economic climate in North Carolina has left something to be desired in recent years, 2014 was a good year for Mountain BizWorks, whose lending and learning platforms create access […]

Mountain Credit Union opens student run, in-school branch

From a press release: Mountain Credit Union opens student run, in-school branch Mountain Credit Union in Waynesville, N.C., has announced the grand opening of their region’s first ever student run, in-school credit union branch. A ribbon cutting event was scheduled for Thursday, February 19. In partnership with Henderson County Public Schools, Falcon’s First Branch of […]

Conference homes in on WNC’s local economy

The Self-Help Credit Union, in conjunction with dozens of local sponsors, is hosting a conference on our local economy. Entitled “Bringing it Home: Building a Local Economy for Everyone,” the daylong conference will explore local-centric ways to grow the Western North Carolina economy. The event will be held at the Harvey L. Haynes Conference Center […]

RiverLink and Falconhurst team up for a stream cleanup

From a RiverLink press release: RiverLink and Falconhurst team up for a stream cleanup ASHEVILLE, NC — On Saturday, February 7, RiverLink and the residents of the historic Falconhurst neighborhood in West Asheville teamed up for a cleanup of Smith Mill Creek. Inspite of temperatures in the 20s, 18 residents of Falconhurst and RiverLink volunteers came […]

Brevard College hosts 5th annual Fine Arts Gala Feb. 21

From a Brevard College press release: Brevard College hosts 5th annual Fine Arts Gala Feb. 21 BREVARD –
 Brevard College’s Friends of Fine Arts hosts an elegant evening of dining, dancing and entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts. Art exhibitions, musical performances, silent and live […]

Authors of best-seller ‘Picking Cotton’ to give March 2 public lecture at WCU

From a Western Carolina University press release: Authors of best-seller ‘Picking Cotton’ to give March 2 public lecture at WCU CULLOWHEE – The co-authors of the New York Times best-seller “Picking Cotton” will visit Western Carolina University to give a public lecture Monday, March 2. “Picking Cotton” is the joint memoir of Jennifer Thompson, a […]

Park in the Moonlight offers chance to see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park after hours

From a press release: Park in the Moonlight offers chance to see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park after hours Friends of Chimney Rock State Park to hold inaugural after-hours event at the Park CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (February 16, 2015) — On Saturday, March 7, from 7-10 p.m., visitors to Chimney Rock at Chimney […]

Grant awards announced by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership

From a Blue Ridge National Heritage Area press release: Grant awards announced by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership (BRNHA) announces the award of 22 grants totaling $170,000 to help support diverse initiatives across the North Carolina mountains and foothills, focusing on craft, music, natural heritage, Cherokee culture […]

Hannah Furgiuele, left, programming coordinator for the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University, and master fiddler Roger Howell, in Howell's Mars Hill fiddle shop.

Mars Hill University receives Blue Ridge National Heritage Area funds for documentary

From a Mars Hill University press release: Mars Hill University receives Blue Ridge National Heritage Area funds for documentary The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced an award of $5,000 to the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University to support a documentary film about Madison County master fiddler […]