The Leicester Community Center has allowed the Leicester Welcome Table to operate out of its location since its inception almost five years ago, helping assist with its mission of feeding the hungry. To return the favor, the Welcome Table is holding a Poor Man’s Supper to raise funds for the center.
From a press release: WCU accepting nominations for 2015 Mountain Heritage Award Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues. Nominations for the award […]
From a press release: Drury named executive director of WCU Fine Art Museum Cullowhee, N.C. – Denise Drury, an arts administrator who came to Western Carolina University as curatorial specialist for the Fine Art Museum in 2010, has been appointed the museum’s executive director. In her new role, Drury will be responsible for providing strategic […]
From a press release: WCU partnering with local hospitals to present Diabetes Education Summit in July Collowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing is partnering with Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital in presenting the WCU Diabetes Education Summit beginning Monday, July 13, and continuing through Friday, July 17. The summit is […]
From a press release: Wai Mauna Asheville Stand Up Paddle Board Tours supports RiverLink Asheville, N.C. — Stand-up paddle boarding is a growing sport in the Asheville area, and RiverLink and Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours are working together to get more folks paddling on the French Broad River. To give back to the community […]
Leadership Asheville’s 2015 Buzz Breakfast Series July 15th – Boosting Business: Asheville’s Resources Moderator: Josh Dorfman, Director of Entrepreneurship, Venture Asheville and Managing Director, Asheville Angels Panelists: Justin Belleme, Founder and Director of Strategy, JB Media Group Matthew Raker, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, AdvantageWest Economic Development Group Jill Sparks, Executive Director, Small Business Center and […]
Proceeds from the Sunset River Arts Festival will support WNC Advocacy League, a nonprofit that connects community members in need with neighbors and services.
From a press release: Goodwill presents free job readiness workshops in Buncombe County Asheville, N.C. (June 10, 2015) – Job seekers are invited to a series of six free job readiness workshops presented by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina this summer. The workshops offer professional advice on resume writing, job searching, interview preparation and […]
From a press release: N.C. State Fair and Mountain State Fair poultry shows canceled Raleigh, N.C. – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that all North Carolina poultry shows and public sales will be suspended from Aug. 15 to Jan. 15 due to the threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza. […]
From a press release: Staff Changes at Bizworks At Mountain Bizworks, we are building a new team to lead our organization that will create a new dynamic to propel us into the future. Please join us in welcoming new team members, honoring those who are moving on, and applauding those whose duties are shifting and […]
From a press release: WCU announces new graduates, dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has announced its roster of new graduates and released its dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester 2015. The university conferred degrees on 1,414 students who completed their studies during the spring semester. A total of 456 undergraduate students […]
From a press release: WCU general counsel receives Trustees’ Award Cullowhee, N.C. – Mary Ann Lochner, general counsel for Western Carolina University, is recipient of one of the university’s highest honors. Lochner, top legal adviser at WCU since August 2010, is only the 11th person in university history selected to receive the Trustees’ Award. The […]
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosts this ninth annual fundraiser, which features a variety of artwork specially cultivated from regional galleries for display in its Upper Gallery.
Stopping food waste, easing hunger in our communities and protecting our natural resources — these are the goals that the 3rd Annual Franny’s Farm Fest aims to benefit this weekend by supporting the missions of Food Connection and WildSouth.
Teams of fundraisers will be taking laps inside the Carrier Park velodrome this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
From a press release: Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County wins national award for outstanding programs Hendersonville, N.C., May 22, 2015 – The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County received an Honor Award for Program Excellence in Sports, Fitness and Recreation at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) 109th National Conference held […]
From a press release: New grants support native pollinator meadow at UNC Asheville Thanks to grants from the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, planting has begun in UNC Asheville’s new native pollinator meadow, and campus is abuzz with plans – including a new apiary – for further […]
The Lord’s Acre, a community of volunteers who grow and give away organic food, is hosting a fundraising festival the weekend after Memorial Day, but don’t think this event is just about growing food to give away.
From a press release: Leadership Asheville application deadline approaches A few days remain before the May 29 application deadline for Leadership Asheville, the region’s foremost community leadership development organization since 1982. “You get great connections with people in the community that you might not meet otherwise … I’ve lived here almost 20 years and I […]
From a press release: Mission Hospital ranked among nation’s best for quality of care One of 34 hospitals nationwide to receive top ranking ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 22, 2015) – Mission Hospital has been recognized as one of the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-16 edition of Best Hospitals […]
From a press release: Arthur Salido to take over WCU’s accreditation reaffirmation effort Cullowhee, N.C. – Arthur Salido, associate professor of chemistry and physics, has been appointed to take the reins of Western Carolina University’s bid for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Salido, who also directs WCU’s graduate […]