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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 […]


Pilobolus set to propel Asheville with speed, accuracy & strength April 7,8

Internationally acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theater will bring its mix of humor, invention, drama and even partial nudity to Diana Wortham Theatre, Tuesday & Wednesday, April 7 & 8, 2015, 8:00 p.m. The troupe’s name is taken from a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy, and strength. Pilobolus has appeared on Sesame […]

WCU students earn another top 10 ranking for research conference

From a press release: WCU students earn another top 10 ranking for research conference Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina University students have earned another top 10 ranking for their participation in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, an annual spring gathering that allows college and university students from across the nation to present their best […]

Colburn Earth Science Museum hosts NC Science Festival events

From a press release: Colburn Earth Science Museum Hosts NC Science Festival Events The events kick off Friday, April 10, with half-priced admission for all museum guests. On Saturday, April 11, at 10:00 a.m., the Colburn will host a free program for toddlers (ages 2-5) focused on discovering the tiny lives of insects. Participants will […]

WCU Global Spotlight Series concludes April 13

From a WCU press release: WCU Global Spotlight Series concludes April 13 The Global Spotlight Series sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Department of Political Science and Public Affairs wraps up this semester with a Monday, April 13, panel featuring four presentations themed “Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Rapprochement and Middle East Peace.” Robert Clines, WCU assistant professor […]

CHANGING HANDS: After 19 years in the compounding pharmacy business, Mike Robers, left, and Bill Cheek, right, sold the prescription part of their business so they can devote themselves full time to the supplement side of their business.

Nature’s Pharmacy sells compounding prescription business to Asheville Compounding Pharmacy

Nature’s Pharmacy sold the compounding prescription portion of its business to Asheville Compounding Pharmacy on March 16. It will continue to sell supplements, consisting of vitamins and minerals, homeopathic remedies and herbals, according to Bill Cheek, co-owner of the store with Mike Rogers for 19 years. It will remain at the same location at 752 […]

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Public hearing on proposed renewal of Duke Energy’s Title V permit

A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m. at the Clyde A. Erwin High School Auditorium (60 Lees Creek Road) in Asheville for individuals to comment on the announcement by the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) of its intent to renew a Title V permit for Duke Energy’s coal-burning electric plant […]