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Progressive women meet with Sen. Thom Tillis’ staffer

Press release from Progressive Organized Women: Leaders of Hendersonville’s Progressive Organized Women (POW) met with Senator Thom Tillis’ State Director, Jordan Shaw, this afternoon to discuss the current political climate. POW’s weekly rallies outside the Historic Court House have brought together hundreds of people from Hendersonville and surrounding communities, and raised Tillis’ awareness of local concerns. While POW […]

Duke Energy continues utility relocation work in RADTIP

Newsletter from the Riverfront Redevelopment Office of the city of Asheville: UTILITY RELOCATIONDuke Energy Progress continues utility relocation work and will be working throughout the RADTIP project area. Currently, Duke is working on distribution line work at the five points intersection (Clingman Extension, Lyman Street and Lyman Extension, Roberts St. and Depot Street) and then […]

This World Made Itself, Miwa Matreyek, photo by Eugene Ahn

Animator/performance artist Miwa Matreye gives a live show at Bardo Arts Center, March 16

Press release: The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum is pleased to present a live performance by animator, director, designer, and performance artist Miwa Matreyek, who interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette. Matreyek will perform two pieces on Thursday, March 16: “This World Made Itself” and “Myth and Infrastructure.” A pre-performance reception will […]

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 […]

ContinuuCon calls for presentations

Press release: 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 include Lippold Haken, […]

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 […]

Asheville Sister Cities hosts “La Noche de Mexico,” March 3

Press release from Asheville Sister Cities: Asheville Sister Cities and the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club invite you to, “La Noche de Mexico,” a fundraising event for the 2017 Wheelchair Project, providing 110 wheelchairs for those in need of mobility in Valladolid and San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and for student travel scholarships. Friday, March […]

Vaya Health to increase efficiency through administrative consolidation plan

Press release: Vaya Health announced today it will pursue an administrative consolidation plan to strengthen the organization and increase efficiency while maintaining a strong presence in each of the 23 counties the organization serves. Individuals who receive mental health, substance use disorder and intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) services managed by Vaya will see no changes 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 […]

Image provided by Cecil Bothwell

Bothwell to seek reelection to Asheville City Council

Press release from Cecil Bothwell: Cecil Bothwell announced today that he will seek a third term on Asheville’s City Council. “I feel I’ve been an effective advocate of important initiatives and an effective critic of the establishment status quo,” he said. “I’m willing to invest another four years working for a city I love if […]

Safelight receives $5,969 from Community Foundation of Henderson County

Press release: Safelight recently received a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County in the amount of $5,969.00. According to Tanya Blackford, Executive Director of Safelight, this grant will be used for a technology update across the organization. “As Safelight continues to grow to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual […]

“2017 is looking to be a busy year on Grandfather Mountain,” said Frank Ruggiero, director of marketing and communications for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the park. “Our calendar is packed with original events, bridging education with outdoor fun and allowing us to share the wonders of Grandfather Mountain with guests of all ages in a memorable and lasting way.”

Grandfather Mountain announces 2017 schedule of events

Press release: Grandfather Mountain announces 2017 schedule of events Cougars, elk, bagpipes, bonfires and raptors — it’s 2017 at Grandfather Mountain. With a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain, the Linville, N.C.-based nature preserve and travel attraction is preparing for an […]

Avadim Technologies board member earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Press release: AVADIM TECHNOLOGIES INC.’S NEWEST BOARD MEMBER, HUMBERTO C. ANTUNES, EARNS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recognized for his Decades of Contributions Toward the Advancement of Dermatology and Aesthetics Asheville, NC (February 21, 2017)—Avadim Technologies Inc., the Bionome Therapies™ life sciences company, today announced that its newly appointed board member, Humberto C. Antunes, was awarded the […]

Left to right front row, Jose Pena, Gayle Ammons, Kim Czaja, Executive Director, Cecil Caldwell
Second row, left to right, Nyda Bittmann-Neville, Advisory Board member, The Fund for Haywood County, Allison Jennings
Back row, left to right, Jim Rose, Stacy Waldroop, Chris Jennings, and Michael Scott.

The Fund for Haywood County awards $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to build two classrooms

Press release: The Fund for Haywood County awards $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to build two classrooms The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), recently presented a check for $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to support building two classrooms. This grant was part of The Community […]

Making a Difference initiative to help increase independence for people with disabilities

Press release: Making a Difference initiative to help increase independence for people with disabilities February 22, 2017 – The N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) selected Asheville-based Vaya Health to lead a statewide effort to improve how healthcare providers and other organizations can help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) successfully live in homes […]

Aided by rainfall today firefighters have been successful in their suppression efforts to the point that the Cold Mountain Fire is now 95% contained. No active fire along the perimeter has been observed since Saturday and fire crews have been concentrating on locating and extinguishing any final hot spots that may have existed for the past few days.

Cold Mountain fire 95 percent contained

Press release: Cold Mountain Fire 95% Contained Location The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated Acreage Approximately 132 acres Containment 95% contained Fire Cause The Cold Mountain […]

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