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Carolina Concert Choir performs “Only Mozart” 2017 Spring Concert April 8

From event organizers: CAROLINA CONCERT CHOIR’S 2017 SPRING CONCERT “ONLY MOZART” Choral Performance with Orchestra. Reception will follow the concert. “Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to conduct the Mozart Requiem with a variety of musicians from college students to professional ensembles. The most humbling, impactful performance took place on September 11, 2002 […]

Canary Coalition releases video from Feb. 17 General Strike demonstration in Sylva

The Sylva-based nonprofit environmental watchdog group Canary Coalition has released the following video of a demonstration outside of Congressman Mark Meadows Waynesville office on Friday, February 17. Demonstrators gathered as part of the National General Strike, observed by individuals and communities across the country Feb. 17. Strike demands included a call to oppose the immigration […]

APD: Silver Alert cancelled after missing man found

From the Asheville Police Department: UPDATE: Thomas Long Newton Has been safely located, as of 7:48 p.m., February 17, 2017, according to Christina Hallingse, Public Information Officer for APD. Original Silver Alert: City of Asheville Asheville Police Department Silver Alert Issued for Thomas Long Newton Asheville, NC (February 17, 2017): A silver alert has been […]

Asheville High School hosts United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus March 18

From event organizers: The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will play a free concert at Asheville High School on Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Asheville High School Band Director Emily Talley considers the the Army Field Band and Chorus “one of the finest military ensembles in the country.” As the band […]

North Carolina DEQ calls for public input on Duke Energy facility draft closure plans

From the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: State seeks public input on draft closure plans for high priority Duke Energy facilities RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is asking the public to weigh in on proposed draft closure plans for coal ash impoundments at four Duke Energy facilities deemed high priority by the […]

Asheville Helicopter Tours offers bird’s eye view of city, mountains beginning March 15

From Oasis Helicopter Tours: Newnan, Georgia – Corporate Aircraft Solutions announced today the expansion of the Oasis Helicopter Tour operations into Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville Helicopter Tours is scheduled to open March 15, 2017 with the fixed base operations (FBO) at the Asheville Regional Airport in Fletcher, North Carolina. The inaugural set of tours include […]

Actor Bill Pullman poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Walking Out," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Pullman will deliver the 2017 keynote address at Warren Wilson College's commencement in May. Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP

Actor Bill Pullman tagged to deliver keynote address at 2017 Warren Wilson College commencement

From Warren Wilson College: Actor Bill Pullman to deliver keynote address at 2017 Warren Wilson commencement “Independence Day” star to underscore importance of community at sons’ alma mater Asheville, NC — Feb. 17, 2017 — Celebrity sightings in Asheville are nothing new. The world’s top actors, musicians and leaders have helped make “the land of […]

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Locals hold town hall meeting to discuss impending repeal of Affordable Care Act Feb. 20

From event organizers: Buncombe Health Care Town Hall on Repeal of ACA With the Republican majority in Congress, and President Trump both calling for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a Town Hall meeting focused on the human impact of repeal is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, February 20 at Highland Brewing located at […]

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Western Carolina University hosts cross-cultural musical group “The Nile Project” March 13

From the WCU Bardo Arts Center: 11 NILE COUNTRIES REDEFINE CROSS-CULTURAL MUSIC COLLABORATION The WCU Bardo Arts Center is pleased to present “The Nile Project” on Monday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. A collaboration with universities across the state will bring music from 11 countries in east Africa, all connected by the Nile River, to […]

The cover of Renee Kumor’s latest mystery-romance novel, the ninth in her series, The River Bend Chronicles. Image courtesy of promoters

Hendersonville author Renee Kumor publishes latest novel in “River Bend Chronicles” mystery series

From event promoters: JUST PUBLISHED: A GOOD WINTER READ BY A LOCAL AUTHOR (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, February 10, 2017) – “The gang in River Bend find themselves dealing with aging parents and with a local nonprofit taking advantage of the elderly in the community,” local author Renee Kumor summarizes as she explains the plot in Old […]

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LEAF Community Arts, NewSong Music call for submissions to singer-songwriter contest

From event promoters: Now accepting submissions to the 4th Annual NewSong Presents: LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition Thursday, February 16. (Asheville, NC) – LEAF Community Arts (LEAF) and NewSong Music announce the launch of the 4th annual NewSong Presents: LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition. With a mission to identify and celebrate exceptional performers and songwriters from across North […]

Henderson County businesses team up with Community Foundation to give $24,000 to local nonprofits

From event organizers: Horizon and Hannah Flanagan’s award $24,000 to area nonprofits Hendersonville, N.C. February 16, 2017:  Through the charitable community award program, established by Horizon Heating and Air Conditioning and Hannah Flanagan’s, they are pleased to award a total of $24,000 to the following area nonprofits: 1st Quarter: 
Thrive- $2000; Safelight- $2000; Vocational Solutions- […]

Tillis, Burr seek release of NC pastor detained in Turkey

Press release from Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Richard Burr (R-NC), and leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew […]

MAHEC offers training on prescribing Buprenorphine for opioid addiction

Press release from Mountain Area Health Education Center: Physicians gather at MAHEC to learn about proper Buprenorphine prescribing for opioid addiction Contact: Angele Mainhart angele.mainhart@mahec.net 828-257-4429 Asheville, NC – February 16, 2017 Part of the required training needed to prescribe Buprenorphine, the most recent addition to the pharmacotherapies available to treat opioid dependence, will take […]

UNC Asheville students Grace Derenne, Ginny Shafer and Jackson Cole perform in "The Winters Tale." Photo courtesy of UNCA

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” to be staged at UNCA March 2-5

Press release from UNC Asheville: TheatreUNCA to Stage Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” March 2-5 at UNC Asheville TheatreUNCA will stage Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” with four performances opening March 2 in UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Evening performances will take place Thursday-Saturday March 2-4 with curtain at 7:30 p.m. One matinee will be offered at […]

Asheville Music School to hold benefit concert April 27

Press release from Asheville Music School: The fifth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 9:30 PM at Isis Music Hall. The featured headliner will showcase AMS teachers and students performing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety, with full instrumentation. “We had such an […]

Asheville realtor seeks franchisees for second-home property management company

Press release from media representative on behalf of Eye On Your Home: ASHEVILLE, NC, FEBRUARY 2017 – A chance to turn adversity into opportunity inspired realtor Melissa Rulli to create the innovative franchise opportunity, Eye On Your Home. Eye On Your Home is a leader in the second home property management business, specializing in watching over […]

Asheville chapter of Our Revolution to meet Feb. 18

Press release from Our Revolution Asheville: Group seeks to create a political system in which the 99% have a major voice. Asheville, NC—The Asheville chapter of Our Revolution, a national organization working to reclaim democracy for the working people of our country, will hold its third meeting on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. at […]

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