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Brevard College senior art exhibition “Grit” opens Friday, April 10

Seven Brevard College students will exhibit sculpture, painting and photography as part of the senior art exhibit Grit. The show, held at the Sims Art Center Spiers Gallery at Brevard College, opens on Friday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. Press release from Brevard College: “Grit,” a Senior Art Exhibition featuring the work of seven graduating art […]

Gov. McCrory appoints Walter Debnam of Jackson County to Board of Transportation

The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced today the appointment to the North Carolina Board of Transportation of Walter Debnam Jr. (Jackson County). According to the release from the governor’s office, Debnam has owned Western Carolina Properties since 1990. The company is currently the largest real estate office in Northern Jackson, Swain and Graham counties. […]

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UNC Asheville faculty authors Gary Ettari and Lori Horvitz read on April 16

Gary Ettari (author of Sentimental Over You) and Lori Horvitz (author of The Girls of Usually) are both faculty members of UNC Asheville. They will read from recent work on Thursday, April 16, 12:20-1:20 p.m. Press release from UNCA: UNC Asheville faculty authors Gary Ettari and Lori Horvitz will read from their recent books and […]

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Deborah Harkness, author of the All Souls Trilogy, reads at Malaprop’s on May 27

Author Deborah Harkness presents The Book of Life, the final installment in her All Souls Trilogy, at Malaprop’s. The tickets event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27. Press release from Malaprop’s: We are thrilled and delighted to welcome Deborah Harkness to Malaprop’s! We’re celebrating the paperback release of The Book of Life, the third book […]

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Jackson County publishes its first dining guide

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce published its first Dining Guide on March 27. The 28-page pocket-sized booklet highlights the chamber’s member restaurants, breweries, caterers and dessert hot spots of Jackson County. “We are excited about creating this new annual publication,” said Jackson County Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Spiro. “It features a chamber membership […]

New Belgium accepts film submission for Clips Beer & Film Tour

Film and beer festival Clips, organized by new Belgium Brewing, returns to Asheville on Friday, Sept. 4. The event is free and beer sales benefit nonprofit organizations. Submissions are accepted through Wednesday, April 1. Press release from event organizers: New Belgium Brewing is taking its 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour to twenty cities coast-to-coast. […]

WCU’s ‘Molecules in the Mountains’ conference focuses on science of brewing

The Triad Business Journal reports: Next month’s Molecules in the Mountains is taking the appreciation and dissection of craft brewing down to the microscopic level with a focus on the science of fermentation. The April 9 conference, sponsored by the N.C. Biotechnology Center and Western Carolina University, is designed to appeal to the scientist studying […]

Launch Trampoline Park to open this summer

Asheville’s Launch Trampoline Park, one of nine franchised operations in the country, is scheduled to open this summer and will provide 13,000 feet of connected trampolines forming one giant jumping surface and angled trampoline walls to bounce off. The indoor sports and family entertainment facility will offer a wide variety of physical activities including open-jump […]

Sen. Paul Lowe introduces bill to extend of renewable energy tax credits in North Carolina

March 18, 2015 press release: Raleigh, NC – Today Senator Paul Lowe, of Forsythe County, introduced Senate Bill 329, legislation extending the renewable energy tax credit. This legislation allows individuals and companies that have constructed, purchased, or leased renewable energy property a tax credit equal to 35% of the cost of the property, during the […]

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Public asked to vote favorite pairing of stage talent & business leaders in Flat Rock Playhouse ‘Theater of the Stars’

Seven local business leaders will partner with Flat Rock Playhouse artists to present a one night only evening of song, dance and theatre – all with the hopes of raising the most votes to win the title as well as $1,000 for their selected charity of choice. The curtains go up April 11, when pairs […]

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Asheville Outlets opens its doors for charity night April 30

Asheville Outlets will open their doors for a charity preview night Thursday, April 30: 5-9 p.m. Guests will enjoy a preview of Asheville Outlets and an evening of shopping, savings, prize giveaways, entertainment and more. Organizers say 100 percent of the ticket proceeds go to benefit 20 local non-profit organizations. Tickets are $20. Tickets are […]

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design invites audience participation with experimental artist series

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is staging four events in the coming months featuring nationally known artists; each event asks attendees to join with the artist in exploring the creative process. The first event, “Hand in Hand,” takes place April 3-4 and features Tanya Aguiñiga. Press release: The Center for Craft, Creativity & […]

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Jim & Tammy Faye’s son Jay Bakker to kick off LGBT-friendly Christian conference in Asheville

Organizers of “Out to the Nations Transformational Conference” will kick off this year’s event with a message of inclusivity for Christians from controversial religious speaker, Jay Bakker. As a teen, Jay saw Christian leaders walk away from his TV-evangelist parents Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker in the 1980s. Today, Jay, who is pastor of the […]