David Joe Miller Presents: “Jack And The Least Gal”

Press release from David Joe Miller: On Saturday, March 25th at 2pm in the auditorium of Pack Memorial Library downtown Asheville, David Joe Miller Presents WORD! and welcomes Dr. Joseph Sobol with his delightfully original take on the Appalachian Storytelling tradition with “Jack And The Least Gal.” Appalachia’s Jack, from the Jack Tales, and his cohort, […]

Saluda Historic Depot launches membership campaign

Press release from Saluda Historic Depot:  Following the example of railroader, Captain Charles Pearson, you can be guaranteed a place in Saluda history by purchasing an annual Saluda Historic Depot membership, beginning this year. In 1878, Pearson accepted the challenge of what many considered an insurmountable task. This brave visionary and chief engineer had faith […]

Real Digital Productions founders named as part of Spring 2017 Cohort for ScaleUp WNC

Press release from Real Digital Productions: Heath Cowart and Melinda Hendershott, founders of Real Digital Productions, were recently named as part of the Spring 2017 Cohort for ScaleUp WNC. The extremely selective program is administered by Mountain BizWorks and is geared toward education, support, and networking for small businesses with proven growth records and plans […]

ContinuuCon issues a call for presentations

Press release from Nightgeist Media:  ContinuuCon, the Second International Haken Continuum Conference, will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 8–10, 2017. The festival’s organizers are issuing a Call for Presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a demonstration directly related to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard. Scheduled presenters […]

Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP joins letter delivery campaign

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP Branch:  Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP will join with other NAACP Branches, Forward Together Moral Movement supporters, and coalition partners in Mark Meadow’s district to visit his Hendersonville office on February 27th to present a letter of demands and to request a public Town Hall by the end of March. The […]

Accepting applications: Darby Communications’ Stand Up Initiative program

Press release from Darby Communications:  Darby Communications, a boutique public relations agency specializing in the outdoor, fitness and wellness industries, introduces the Stand Up Initiative for 2017. The new program will support environmentally-focused non-profit organizations by providing PR related services to those groups working towards environmental and sustainable advocacy, or the preservation and protection of public lands. […]

AAF Asheville announces 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards winners

Press release from American Advertising Federation of Asheville: The American Advertising Federation of Asheville (AAFA) presented the winners of the 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards during their Awards Gala on February 16 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville. The American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the ADDYs, is among the most prestigious awards programs in […]

“Love Your #Selfie”: Lake Junaluska announces theme for Summer Youth Events

Press release from Lake Junaluska:   Lake Junaluska has announced the theme for its 2017 Summer Youth Events: “Love Your #Selfie: Appreciating God’s Masterpiece in the Mirror.” The theme was created to inspire youth groups over the course of six events taking place at Lake Junaluska from June 11-July 2. Youth groups of all denominations […]

Andrew Jones of Climate Interactive to discuss climate change Feb. 23 at UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Andrew Jones, co-director of Climate Interactive, will discuss global climate change and the “Top 10 Reasons for Hope for Our Climate,” from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, in the Swannanoa River Room 104. This event is sponsored by the Student Environmental Center, a student […]

EXPLORING THE PAST: Interns at Xpress will research Asheville's rich history.

Calling (college) students of history for new summer internship

Put on those latex gloves, we’ve got primary source material to look into! Mountain Xpress has announced a summer internship for college students interested in local history. Summer interns will have the opportunity to research Asheville’s historic citizens, buildings, events, triumphs and tragedies. In addition, you will learn of, and develop contacts with, local historians and […]

Parkway Playhouse offers improvisation class for youth ages 12-18

Press release from Parkway Playhouse: Explore the fundamentals of comedy improvisation: team-building, self confidence, trust, speed, active listening, agreement, and a respect for other performers and their creativity. This eight-week intensive course introduces the basics of improve to develop characters, environment, and relationship. This class culminates in a performance of high energy short form games […]

PRAISE ABROAD: Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, a Romanian film festival, recently awarded "Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People," three awards.

“Julian Price” documentar­y garners internatio­nal accolades

The awards keep stacking up for Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People. The documentary — which premiered at the Orange Peel on May 26, 2016 and tells the story of philanthropist Julian Price and his contributions to Asheville — recently won three awards at the Bucharest ShortCut CineFest in Romania: best documentary, best editor and audience choice. […]

Jewish Family Services welcomes six new directors to the board

Press release from Jewish Family Services:  Asheville, NC: Jewish Family Services of WNC (JFS) elected six new Directors to the Board for 2017. The following community leaders will participate in governance of this growing organization: Edward de Bary, PhD, of Asheville, is a retired Episcopal minister, and is on the faculty of the University of […]

JELF interest-free loan for higher education

Press release from the Jewish Family Services:  Applications for interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in your area for the 2017-2018 school year from JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund). From March 1 – April 30 (and from September 1 – September 30), the loan application […]