Press release from Charles George VA Medical Center: Beginning June 6, 2016, Veterans enrolled at Charles George VA Medical Center (VAMC) can make appointments with their local VA Audiology and Optometry clinics without seeing their VA Primary Care physician first. The Direct Scheduling initiative is a major change in the way VA does business because, previously, enrolled […]
Press release from Toe River Arts Council: The Toe River Arts Council hosts its 39th Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, July 9, in downtown Spruce Pine, just an hour or so north of Asheville. But the event begins a few weeks before on June 18 when Silent Auction bidding begins and a special 8×8 Exhibit […]
Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: The Buncombe County Sports Park hosts Fall Adult League Kickball games from August 9 – October 4. Registration is open now and continues through July 31st or until all spaces are filled. We will be taking 8 teams. The cost is $40 per person or $260 per team. […]
Press release from Tranzmission: A fundraising event will be held at the Block Off Biltmore, starting at 8:00 pm on Friday, May 28th, with performances by the Bathhouse Janitors (Atlanta, GA), wWAYLOn (New York, NY) and Brynn Estelle & Her Band (Asheville NC). Admission is available at the door on a $5 – $25 sliding […]
Announcement from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering 14 outdoors public programs in June at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Transylvania County. The programs, which are free, are open on a first-come, first-serve basis and pre-registration is required by registering online. June 6 and June 18 – Nature Nuts: Fishing from 9 to […]
Press release from the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office: Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams and Superior Court Judge Marvin P. Pope announce the second Buncombe County Veterans Amnesty Day to be held Friday, June 3, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will be held on the first floor of the old wing […]
Saturday, May 28, 2016, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activity. The extended forecast for Sunday and Monday, May 29 and 30, 2016, is code green for the valleys and ridge tops. No health impacts are expected when air quality […]
With the early resignation of Commissioner Miranda DeBruhl (R), the Democratic Party is excited to announce that another District 3 seat will be up for election this Fall. Because the primary election has come and gone, the Democratic Party executive committee residing in District 3 (Precinct Chairs and Vice Chairs) will elect a Democrat to be placed on the November 2016 ballot.
Press release from Christ School Rising Christ School junior Bennett David has earned the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal in Conservation. This is the highest Boy Scouts of America (BSA) award for conservation, and the rarest award in Scouting; only 134 Silver Medals have been awarded since its creation by esteemed American zoologist and conservationist […]
City Council voted at its May 17 meeting to create an advisory task force to study Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as homestay rentals. The City Clerk is now accepting applications from Asheville residents interested in serving on the task force.
WordCamp Asheville 2016 is shaping up to be an educational, inspirational, and fun weekend with speakers, sponsors, and attendees from around the country. Held June 3rd to June 5th in the Highsmith University Union on the UNCA campus, WordCamp Asheville is proud to announce a conference schedule that includes local designers, developers, marketers, and business owners that use WordPress, as well as a variety of speakers from out of state.
Press release from Metro Wines: Please join us for “A Slice of Life” performance on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 @MetroWines, 169 Charlotte Street. Connie Regan-Blake and her “Taking the Stage” workshop participants present a great evening of storytelling. “Storytelling is alive and well, primarily because of Connie Regan-Blake.” ABC Good Morning America Your $15 ticket includes a glass […]
From Mountain BizWorks newsletter: Upcoming Workshops & Events From Us and Our Partners Psst! We have a new online class calendar 2016 WNC Branding Summit June 2, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Blue Ridge Community College Get tips to create a new brand or clarify your existing brand in an interactive, creative experience from Blue Ridge Community College’s […]
PRESS RELEASE: The 2016 Magnolia Concert Series presented by Morris Broadband and Hampton Inn of Hendersonville continues with Katie Ciluffo and Bill Altman on the stage at Flat Rock Cinema, located at 2700 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, NC. The live concert, produced by Howard Molton, will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 26th, […]
The Buncombe County Sports Park hosts Fall Adult League Kickball games from august 9 – October 4. Registration is open now and continues through July 31st or until all spaces are filled. We will be taking 8 teams.
PRESS RELEASE: Western North Carolina SUBWAY® sandwich shops have announced Mills River Elementary School as the grand prize winner of the 2015 SUBWAY® Fit for Life Challenge. The students tracked their healthy eating and physical activity choices for two weeks last October and third-grade teacher Erin Stachura held a RunJumpThrow event at the school and […]
PRESS RELEASE: WCQS will host an opening reception for the paintings of Jackson County Artist, Laura John on June 3rd from 5 – 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This is also the evening of the Downtown Asheville Arts District First Friday Art Walk. WCQS General Manager, David Feingold, is delighted to have the […]
Friday, May 27, 2016, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 05/27/2016
PRESS RELEASE FROM CITY OF ASHEVILLE: The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host the annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage in Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2016. Featured will be the award winning Fort Bragg North Carolina Ground Forces Band […]
PRESS RELEASE: People are invited to provide their comments on a proposed cleanup plan for the former DuPont manufacturing facility in Brevard. The 60-day public comment period for the plan started today and concludes July 25. A notice about the cleanup plan was published in today’s editions of the Transylvania Times. DuPont made high purity […]
PRESS RELEASE: Dr. David Gilbert, visiting assistant professor of history at Mars Hill University, has received a Choice Award for his book, The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Choice awards are presented annually by Choice magazine, a publication of the American Library Association. The […]