Registration open for 32nd annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

From a press release: Registration open for 32nd annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference Cullowhee, N.C. — The 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference at Western Carolina University will feature more than a dozen new plant walks and workshops, plus a demonstration of how drones can aid in environmental conservation mapping. Registration is open for the 32nd […]

WCU partnering with Asheville’s Mountain Sports Festival to showcase recreation programming at the Southeast’s “Top Adventure College”

From a press release: WCU partnering with Asheville’s Mountain Sports Festival to showcase recreation programming at the Southeast’s “Top Adventure College” Cullowhee, N.C. — Western Carolina University will offer educational demonstrations and workshops covering everything from knot-tying and orienteering to campfire cooking at Asheville’s 15th annual Mountain Sports Festival, which will be held Friday, May […]

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WCU shorelines program receives grant to conduct coastal vulnerability workshops

From a press release: WCU shorelines program receives grant to conduct coastal vulnerability workshops Cullowhee, N.C. – Thanks to a $40,655 grant from the Department of the Interior Office of International Affairs and the National Park Service, Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines has begun a series of workshops in the […]

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Pizza Pan-Demonium to benefit Eblen Charities May 17

From a press release: Pizza Pan-Demonium to benefit Eblen Charities May 17 Another fun food competition is coming to Asheville and gourmet pizza is the buzz. There are few combinations better than great pizza with great beer. Highland Brewery is hosting Pizza Pan-Demonium May 17th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. along with celebrity judges, jammin’ local bands […]

Power Hour May 13 at Sky Bar: “WNC Women in Aviation: Altitude Determines Altitude”

From a press release: Power Hour May 13 at Sky Bar: “WNC Women in Aviation: Altitude Determines Altitude” In honor of the May anniversary of Amelia Earhardt’s birthday, and North Carolina’s historically significant role of “first in flight,” local female aviators and leaders Nancy Marstall and Cindy Carter have been invited to share their insights […]

Tar Heel Junior Historians of Smith-McDowell House win state awards

From a press release: Tar Heel Junior Historians of Smith-McDowell House win state awards Asheville, N.C. – The Asheville History Center at Smith-McDowell House is pleased and proud to announce that their SMH over History (Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Chapter) was awarded 2015 History in Action Award and two first place awards in the […]

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Professional storyteller and whistler Andy Offutt Irwin at New Mountain on Memorial Day

From a press release: Professional storyteller and whistler Andy Offutt Irwin at New Mountain on Memorial Day Black Box Storytelling Theater presents award-winning professional storyteller and whistler Andy Offutt Irwin at New Mountain SOL Bar on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.  Doors open at 6 p.m. for choice seats, and the show begins at 7 […]

SBA names Western North Carolina business owner 2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year

From a press release: SBA names Western North Carolina business owner 2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year Charlotte, N.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Jeff Slosman, the owner of National Wiper Alliance (NWA) the North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year for 2015. NWA is headquartered in […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation raises impact on key Parkway improvements to $1.2 million

From a press release: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation raises impact on key Parkway improvements to $1.2 million Nonprofit provides matching funding through Centennial Challenge in addition to its yearly contributions to projects along the Parkway (NC, VA) – The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is thrilled to announce it will provide $357,370 to match funding allocated […]