Winter tree identification workshop

Press release from Wilderness Society: WHO: The Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society WHAT: Winter Tree ID Workshop WHERE: Craggy Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Burnsville, NC WHEN: Friday, February 10, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. RSVP: RSVP required; email or call Michelle Ruigrok, michelle_ruigrok@tws.org or 828-587-9453 On Friday, February 10, The […]

Foothills Conservancy hosts guided hike in the south mountains

Press release from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina:  On Saturday, February 18, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina hosts a guided hike on a conservancy-owned property, known as the Ivy Creek property, in the South Mountains of Burke County. The hike is easy with a couple of short inclines. Participants will be able to see the […]

Underwater photography exhibit opens at Green Sage Westgate

Press release: Local dentist John Highsmith presents marine and nature photography in his show, 26 BELOW. The title plays on the underwater and land-based subject matter. The exhibit is hosted by Green Sage Café in the Westgate Shopping Center, and runs through April 15, 2017. Asheville native John Highsmith is a dentist, cloisonné enamellist, jewelry […]

Henderson County residents to participate in Women’s March

Press release:  Over 100 Republican, Democrat and Independent men and women from Hendersonville will travel Friday to Washington, D.C., to attend the Women’s March On Washington on Jan. 21. The Women’s March is anticipating drawing up to 200,000 people from across the world and to be the largest demonstration linked to Donald Trump’s inauguration. Two buses […]

Rainbow Community School hosts open house for elementary and middle school programs

Press release from Rainbow Community School:  Asheville, North Carolina, Rainbow Community School (RCS) will hold an Open House on Wednesday, February 15 from 4-6 pm. The open house is free and open to the public and will feature the elementary and middle school programs at RCS. This event will provide an excellent chance for anyone […]

Advance care planning workshop at UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville will hold an advance care planning workshop from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Reuter Center on the university campus. This workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will feature a panel including physician David Mouw, […]

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino resort announces convention center and hotel expansion

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort:  Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort announced today that funding for construction of a convention center and fourth hotel tower was approved by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Tribal Council. The project is expected to include approximately 100K square feet of convention meeting space, 600 to 800 hotel rooms, […]

Friends of the Smokies kicks off 7th annual Classic Hike Series

Press release from Friends of the Smokies:  Set your sights on a fresh start this year with the 2017 Friends of the Smokies’ Classic Hike Series sponsored by Mission Health. Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and experience the natural and cultural beauty of southern Appalachia. Stunning vistas, picturesque cascades, and historic places will be […]

Free lecture and guided listening session with Bill Bares at UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Bill Bares, best known locally for his jazz piano performances at White Horse Black Mountain and Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, begins UNC Asheville’s spring Music Lecture Series with Jazz and the Sounds of Nature at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Karpen Hall in the Laurel Forum. “While issues of […]

Call for artists: Saluda Arts Festival

Press release from Saluda Lifestyles:  The Saluda Arts Festival is now accepting applications for the prestigious spring event celebrating the town’s heritage and arts culture. The Saluda Business Association is pleased to announce its 14th annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 in historic downtown Main Street in Saluda. The festival host […]

"He who will address you today is no stranger," began Malcolm P. Calhoun in his introduction of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the Montreat congregation. "You have known him, perhaps from afar, but for many years. You know that he shares our concerns, when he moves among men, preaching that you cannot serve God and hate men."

Tuesday History: Martin Luther King’s historic Montreat speech, part I

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we bring you our regularly scheduled Tuesday History post, one day early. On Aug. 21, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed an audience of nearly 3,000 people in Montreat Conference Center’s Anderson Auditorium. King, the keynote speaker for the Presbyterian Church’s annual Christian Action Conference, […]

‘Party Rock Fire’ thank you celebration and fundraiser

Press release:  Lake Lure & Chimney Rock Village Communities announce ‘Party Rock Fire’ Thank you Celebration & Fundraiser for Hickory Nut Gorge Fire Departments. Hosted by Rumbling Bald Resort on Saturday, January 21, 2017 Through a continuing sense of unity, several public and private organizations are coming together at Rumbling Bald Resort on Jan. 21st […]

Wildlife Commission to hold public hearing in Clyde on Jan. 17

Press release from NC Wildlife: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing in Clyde on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. to take comments on proposed changes to 39 agency regulations related to wildlife management, fisheries and game lands for the 2017-18 seasons. The public hearing will be held at the Haywood Community College […]

Registration Open for Habitat for Humanity “Singles Build”

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity:  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity invites young, single professionals (age 21+) to spend a day making connections while making a difference at its Singles Build. Held Saturday, February 11th from 8:15AM-3:30PM, up to thirty participants will build on the jobsite together, […]

ASAP announces 14th Business of Farming Conference and Winter Workshops

Press release from ASAP:  ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) kicks off 2017 with their 14th Annual Business of Farming Conference and two workshops in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension and Mountain BizWorks. These initiatives are designed to offer farmers marketing, financial and production tools and resources to improve farm businesses. The first workshop of the […]