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Asheville’s Bruisin’ Ales launches unique beer-only webstore

Never one to let well enough alone, Asheville’s beer-queen and Bruisin’ Ales owner, Julie Atallah, has announced the store’s successful launch of what she’s calling “North Carolina’s first beer-only webstore” at http://www.bruisin-ales.com/shop.php. Atallah says, “Real-time inventory is available online and searchable by country, state, manufacturer and search tags. As an added bonus, we now also […]

U.S. Forest Service reminds WNC to practice safety this winter

Press Release Frm the U.S. Forest Service: ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 25, 2014 — With winter fast approaching, the U.S. Forest Service urges outdoor enthusiasts to ‘Know Before You Go” and follow simple tips to stay safe when visiting the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan national forests during the colder months. “The forests can provide stunning […]

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Town and Mountain Realty to hold third annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser

From a press release: Town and Mountain Realty to hold third annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser Town and Mountain Realty believes everyone deserves a place to call home. The goal of this year’s 3rd Annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser continues to concentrate on the homeless population in Asheville. We are attempting to reach […]

RiverLink seeks volunteers interested in watershed stewardship and conservation

Press Release From RiverLink: Asheville, NC — RiverLink invites those interesting in becoming volunteers to attend our monthly volunteer information sessions on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The sessions are held in the conference room of the RiverLink office at 170 Lyman Street in the River Arts District (map). Volunteers can […]

AC-T: Asheville demonstration planned in response to Ferguson decision

Asheville Citizen-Times By Carol Motsinger: A group has announced an Asheville response to the grand jury decision Monday evening in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks […]

WLOS: Erwin students suspended following LGBT disruption

From WLOS: BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — Some Erwin High School students are in hot water after an incident involving a gay pride flag got out of hand. Three students were suspended for what administrators call inappropriate behavior. Administration says it wasn’t the waving of the flag that lead to the discipline, but rather the disruption […]

Local teen author H. B. Clementine relelases award-winning debut novel

From a press release: Local teen author H. B. Clementine relelases award-winning debut novel BookLogix is pleased to announce the release of Nothing But Your Memories, the award-winning debut novel from teen author H. B. Clementine. The novel was selected as the winner of the 2013 BookLogix Young Writers Contest. H. B. Clementine was just […]

UNCA/NEMAC: Asheville makes it mark on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA/NEMAC Asheville Makes its Mark on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Link to this news release: http://news.unca.edu/articles/asheville-makes-its-mark-us-climate-resilience-toolkit For Immediate Release: November 24, 2014 Media Contact: Steve Plever, UNC Asheville News & PR, 8282.251.6526 or news@unca.edu Asheville Makes its Mark on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit When Vice President Joe Biden met with a […]

Asheville Art Museum’s Holiday Art Camp for Students, Dec. 29-31

From a press release: Asheville Art Museum’s Holiday Art Camp for Students, Dec. 29-31 Asheville Art Museum Presents a Holiday Arts Extravaganza Holiday Art Camp for Students in Grades 1–4 December 29, 30 + 31, 1–4 p.m. $18 per day for Members; $20 per day for Non-Members Parents and caregivers have a wonderful opportunity to […]

Author lineup for Small Business Saturday at Malaprop’s

From a press release: Author lineup for Small Business Saturday at Malaprop’s Indies First Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014 9-11 a.m. • Terry Roberts • Bryan Robinson • Rose Senehi 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Nancy Dillingham • Jake Bible • Constance Lombardo • Dershie McDevitt • Amy Reed 1-3 p.m. • Tina Powell • Alan Gratz • Wendy Gratz • Katey Schultz • Cecil Bothwell 3-5 p.m. […]

Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” submission kick-off party!

From a press release: Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” submission kick-off party! Join us January 20, 2015 at New Mountain Asheville from 6pm-9pm for the first Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” Submission Kick-off Party! Warm up to an island beat and authentic Caribbean food while mingling with Asheville’s creative elite. Find […]

Ingles hosts former NBA star, former congressman and NFL star for Eblen Charities Thanksgiving event

From a press release: Ingles Markets, Brad Daugherty and Heath Shuler brighten Thanksgiving holidays for thousands this Wednesday This Wednesday, Nov. 27, former collegiate and NBA star and broadcaster Brad Daugherty and former NFL star and former United States Congressman Heath Shuler will be joining Ingles Markets and members of the Eblen Charities Board of […]

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One-day jewelry takeover at Mora showcases local talent on Dec. 13

From a press release: Local jewelers “take over” Mora: One-day-only holiday event showcases Asheville talent Mora is turning over all of its display cases to jewelry made in Asheville on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 10:00am until 7:00pm. For one day only, the downtown boutique will showcase the talents of contemporary jewelry artists living and […]

W-SJ: As fracking looms, NC officials worry about road damage

From the Winston-Salem Journal: The first permits for natural gas exploration in the state could be issued in the spring, and N.C. Department of Transportation officials are trying to assess how the state’s rural roads will be affected by thousands of truckloads of chemicals, water, sand and mechanical equipment associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking. […]