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Manheimer to seek second mayoral term

Press release from Mayor Esther Manheimer: Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer Announces Run for Re-election Asheville — Mayor Esther Manheimer announces today her run for re-election in the November city elections.  Esther was elected Mayor in 2013–a race in which she received 68% of the popular vote.  Prior to that, she served four years on City […]

AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate team has strong showing at Harvard University

Announcement from Keith Pittman, coach for  AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate Team: The AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate Team had another successful year at the Harvard National Speech and Debate Invitational in Cambridge, Massachusetts over the weekend. Please congratulate the following award winners. Elizabeth Propst made the final round of Congressional Debate and finished 13th place overall […]

APD seeks information about fatal crash on Patton Avenue

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (February 20, 2017): On Sunday, February 19th, at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to a traffic crash near the entrance of the Goodwill located at 1616 Patton Avenue. The operator of a Geo Metro attempted to turn left out of the Goodwill to travel […]

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Artist will present project to preserve natural places at Sierra Club meeting March 1

Press release from artist Scott Varn: Official launch of organization dedicated to preserving natural and historic places in the American landscape “Preserving A Picturesque America”, a special project begun by artist Scott Varn of Asheville, NC has spent the past several years retracing the steps of artists and writers who created a series of travel […]

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to meet Feb. 22

Public notice from the city of Asheville Deputy City Clerk: The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s next regular board meeting will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., in the Boardroom of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 36 Montford Avenue. Please contact Jonna Reiff at with any questions.

Second public input meeting on Southside recreation options set for Feb. 28

Press release from the city of Asheville: The next phase in public input on the Walton Street Park/Pool and Grant Southside Center recreation options happens during a 6 p.m. Feb. 28 meeting. Everyone is invited to come to the Grant Center Auditorium to get results of public input gathered so far and to participate in […]

Asheville City Council, along with senior city staff, held its annual planning retreat on Friday, Feb. 17 at UNC Asheville. Photo by Virginia Daffron

City Council gets personal, celebrates successes at retreat

While last year’s City Council retreat focused on strategy, this year was all about tactics. Council celebrated the successes of 2016 — including passing a $74 million bond referendum, launching an equity initiative and retaining control of the city’s water system — and outlined tweaks to how it will operate in 2017.

Tillis, Burr seek release of NC pastor detained in Turkey

Press release from Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Richard Burr (R-NC), and leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew […]

MAHEC offers training on prescribing Buprenorphine for opioid addiction

Press release from Mountain Area Health Education Center: Physicians gather at MAHEC to learn about proper Buprenorphine prescribing for opioid addiction Contact: Angele Mainhart 828-257-4429 Asheville, NC – February 16, 2017 Part of the required training needed to prescribe Buprenorphine, the most recent addition to the pharmacotherapies available to treat opioid dependence, will take […]

UNC Asheville students Grace Derenne, Ginny Shafer and Jackson Cole perform in "The Winters Tale." Photo courtesy of UNCA

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” to be staged at UNCA March 2-5

Press release from UNC Asheville: TheatreUNCA to Stage Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” March 2-5 at UNC Asheville TheatreUNCA will stage Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” with four performances opening March 2 in UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Evening performances will take place Thursday-Saturday March 2-4 with curtain at 7:30 p.m. One matinee will be offered at […]

Asheville Music School to hold benefit concert April 27

Press release from Asheville Music School: The fifth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 9:30 PM at Isis Music Hall. The featured headliner will showcase AMS teachers and students performing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety, with full instrumentation. “We had such an […]

Asheville realtor seeks franchisees for second-home property management company

Press release from media representative on behalf of Eye On Your Home: ASHEVILLE, NC, FEBRUARY 2017 – A chance to turn adversity into opportunity inspired realtor Melissa Rulli to create the innovative franchise opportunity, Eye On Your Home. Eye On Your Home is a leader in the second home property management business, specializing in watching over […]

Asheville chapter of Our Revolution to meet Feb. 18

Press release from Our Revolution Asheville: Group seeks to create a political system in which the 99% have a major voice. Asheville, NC—The Asheville chapter of Our Revolution, a national organization working to reclaim democracy for the working people of our country, will hold its third meeting on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. at […]

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Series of seven hikes to explore Swannanoa Valley history

Press release from the Swannanoa Valley Museum: Swannanoa Valley Museum Kicks Off 4th Year of Valley History Explorer Hike Series with March 2nd Interest Meetings Black Mountain, NC – February 13, 2017 – The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center will hold a free interest meeting on March 2nd with information about the Museum’s annual […]

Goodwill names fashion show designers for April 26 “Color Me Goodwill” show

Press release from Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina: (Asheville, N.C.) Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has selected this year’s designers to participate in their “Color Me Goodwill” fashion show on Friday, April 28, at the Orange Peel in Asheville. “I’m excited to be selected again to participate in “Color Me Goodwill” because doing […]

Rainbow Week of Care Service Fair at YWCA on March 6

Press release from SisterCare WNC: Asheville, NC, February 12, 2017 – The LGBTQ Elder Advocates and SisterCare WNC announce the Rainbow Week of Care Service Fair on March 6th, 2017 from 1-3pm at the YWCA in Asheville. The Rainbow Week of Care Service Fair will feature local organizations that provide volunteer services within the LGBTQ […]

AHS Speech & Debate team present debate on fracking in N.C. on March 3

Announcement from Asheville High School/SILSA Speech and Debate Team: ASHEVILLE: On Friday, March 3, 2017, four local experts on North Carolina’s environment and energy policy will meet in the Asheville High School auditorium to debate the resolution “Fracking should be abolished in the state of North Carolina.​”​ The debate will run from 6:00 to 7:30 […]

Living Web Farms presents free lecture on nutrient-dense foods at FBFC on Mar. 9

Press release from Living Web Farms: The commitment to eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables is a great first step toward optimal health, but what do we know about the actual nutrition within our produce? Studies have shown that the mineral content of vegetables, fruits and meat has declined significantly in the past few […]

Asheville City Council to hold planning retreat Feb. 17

Meeting agenda from the office of the City Clerk for the city of Asheville: Asheville City Council Retreat, February 17, 2017 University of North Carolina Asheville – Overlook Hall Guests will be able to park in available visitor spaces in Lot P17. They are able to register their cars using their license plate by calling campus police at 828-251-6710. […]