Contamination from the long-closed CTS site on Mills Gap Road continues to garner national attention. The latest is “Don’t Drink the Water,” a story in The Atlantic magazine by Kevin Maurer. The story reviews the history of the contamination, from reports in 1990 to the “day the EPA showed up at [Terry Rice’s] door with bottled […]
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As part of its Saturdays at ACT series, Asheville Community Theatre hosts the Salt Theatre Company’s production of The Tale of the Pig. The family-friendly show is onstage Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m. $5. Press release from ACT: This talking pig is no Wilbur! Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) will present Attic Salt Theatre Company’s […]
Interested in learning the art of wine-tasting? If so, the French Broad Vignerons, a local organization promoting viticulture in western North Carolina, is offering a chance to learn the ins and outs of tasting and judging in a series of three classes, beginning Saturday, March 14th. Participants in this series will learn the essentials of […]
In coordination with Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of open government and community access to information, Carolina Public Press is hosting two meetings on accessing public records and data from local government. The first event is a free open forum on local government practices in Western North Carolina, and will feature live interviews and question-and-answers […]
From Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Press Release This month ASAP is celebrating local greens for their Get Local campaign. Even though the new season won’t officially arrive for a couple weeks, spring greens are here! Thanks to season extension, farmers are able to supply greens like lettuce and kale throughout the winter. From classic Southern […]
Now in its fourth year, Bioflyer Productions’ Asheville Talent Slam will bring “a diversity of unique local acts—songwriters, singers, dancers and much more” to the Grey Eagle’s stage on Friday, March 20, according to organizer Rock Eblen. The Eblen Charities fundraiser calls on Western North Carolina residents of at least 13 years of age to […]
Local custom design label Ship to Shore will host a sample sale on Saturday, March 21. The event takes place at 43 Rankin Ave. from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and features bridal apparel. Press release from Ship to Shore: Ship to Shore, the custom gown design label from R. Brooke Priddy, will be hosting a special […]
Registration is now open for the Annual Ozone Season Kickoff and Press Conference to be held at the Land of Sky Regional Council office (339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140) on Tuesday, March 31st, from 8:30 to 11am. Presented by Land of Sky’s Clean Air Campaign, the event will feature air quality officials speaking on […]
New Belgium’s brewing equipment has crossed the globe in presidential style with DOT assistance and police escorts. The 32- to 55 feet tall the units are now en route to Asheville from Charleston, S.C.
Lawn-N-Order Landscaping, owned and operated by Western North Carolina native Ryan Houston, recently won seven awards for exemplary business from Angie’s List. “We accomplished this award in seven categories — landscaping, lawn and yard work, mulch and topsoil, stone and gravel, tree service, drain pipe installation-exterior and landscaping-hardscaping and pavers — by keeping our services […]
In an agreement with the city of Asheville, local sculptor Hoss Haley has leased the former site of the Ice House, off Riverside Drive, as a temporary staging area for his new work, “Old Growth.” The 40-foot tall sculpture was commissioned by the city of Charlotte. Read the full story at Asheville City Source.
Justin Kennedy of culinary magazine Saveur featured Asheville in an article published Tuesday, March 3, calling the city “the undisputed king of southern craft beer.” The article, entitled, “The 5 Breweries You Must Visit in Asheville, NC” cited Burial Beer, Fonta Flora of Morganton, the Funkatorium, Green Man Brewery and the Wedge as testament to […]
Asheville Music Conference, “designed to offer music lovers a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain insight [into] one of the most powerful industries in the world,” according to the organization’s website. The group will hold a conference at UNC Asheville on Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event features panelist Sonya DiPalma (an […]
Smiling Hara Tempeh is expanding its distribution in the Asheville area. Mother Earth Produce recently added the tempeh to its list of local and organic products available for home delivery, and City Bakery is featuring the soy-free product in the form of an Asian barbecue sandwich with Sriracha slaw and sunflower sprouts on a Hawaiian […]
Grovewood Gallery is hosting its annual charity sale on Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, from noon until 4 p.m. each day. All items in the gallery will be marked down (from 10 percent to 50 percent off) during this time frame, and 10 percent of proceeds will benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s “Help Me Heal […]
Asheville School of Wine will host a happy hour this Friday, March 6, from 5-7 p.m., at MetroWines. The event features an art exhibit by Sandee Johnson, entitled “African Breezes,” in addition to a tasting of South African wines. The happy hour event is free to attend, and parking is available at the wine shop […]
Skye Taylor, author of A Monk in the Beehive, will give a talk at The Asheville Bee Charmer on Sunday, March 8. She will also read at Malaprop’s on Friday, March 20. Press release from Logosophia Author Events: Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 8th! The Asheville Bee Charmer be hosting Skye Taylor at their […]
Celebration Israel Festival and Expo will be held on Sunday, April 26, at Congregation Beth Israel (229 Murdock Ave.) Press release from event organizers: There’s something for everyone at the annual Celebration Israel. This year, Celebration Israel has a new name: Celebration Israel Festival and Expo. The new name reflects the new array of attractions […]
The 4th annual Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo takes place Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, at Asheville Renaissance Hotel and Asheville Masonic Temple. Food trucks, tattoos, pinups and more. Press release from event organizers: From food trucks and tattoos to hot rods and pinups, puppies and face painting to contests and vendors the 4th Annual Asheville Tattoo […]
Asheville Vaudeville announces one night (two shows) of music, puppetry, comedy and flow art. The event takes place at Toy Boat Community Artspace (101 Fairview Road) on Saturday, March 14. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Press release from event organizers: Asheville Vaudeville continues their Spring shows at Toy Boat Community Artspace! Who: Asheville Vaudeville What: A […]
Not only is Stella Galyean the first person in her family to earn more than a sixth-grade education but she did it despite a troubled childhood and an abusive marriage early on. Now a student at A-B Tech Community College, Galyean has been named the winner of the Dallas Herring Achievement Award, which only goes to one student from among 58 community colleges in North Carolina each year.