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Local teen author H. B. Clementine relelases award-winning debut novel

From a press release: Local teen author H. B. Clementine relelases award-winning debut novel BookLogix is pleased to announce the release of Nothing But Your Memories, the award-winning debut novel from teen author H. B. Clementine. The novel was selected as the winner of the 2013 BookLogix Young Writers Contest. H. B. Clementine was just […]

UNCA/NEMAC: Asheville makes it mark on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA/NEMAC Asheville Makes its Mark on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Link to this news release: http://news.unca.edu/articles/asheville-makes-its-mark-us-climate-resilience-toolkit For Immediate Release: November 24, 2014 Media Contact: Steve Plever, UNC Asheville News & PR, 8282.251.6526 or news@unca.edu Asheville Makes its Mark on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit When Vice President Joe Biden met with a […]

Asheville Art Museum’s Holiday Art Camp for Students, Dec. 29-31

From a press release: Asheville Art Museum’s Holiday Art Camp for Students, Dec. 29-31 Asheville Art Museum Presents a Holiday Arts Extravaganza Holiday Art Camp for Students in Grades 1–4 December 29, 30 + 31, 1–4 p.m. $18 per day for Members; $20 per day for Non-Members Parents and caregivers have a wonderful opportunity to […]

Author lineup for Small Business Saturday at Malaprop’s

From a press release: Author lineup for Small Business Saturday at Malaprop’s Indies First Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014 9-11 a.m. • Terry Roberts • Bryan Robinson • Rose Senehi 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Nancy Dillingham • Jake Bible • Constance Lombardo • Dershie McDevitt • Amy Reed 1-3 p.m. • Tina Powell • Alan Gratz • Wendy Gratz • Katey Schultz • Cecil Bothwell 3-5 p.m. […]

Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” submission kick-off party!

From a press release: Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” submission kick-off party! Join us January 20, 2015 at New Mountain Asheville from 6pm-9pm for the first Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” Submission Kick-off Party! Warm up to an island beat and authentic Caribbean food while mingling with Asheville’s creative elite. Find […]

Ingles hosts former NBA star, former congressman and NFL star for Eblen Charities Thanksgiving event

From a press release: Ingles Markets, Brad Daugherty and Heath Shuler brighten Thanksgiving holidays for thousands this Wednesday This Wednesday, Nov. 27, former collegiate and NBA star and broadcaster Brad Daugherty and former NFL star and former United States Congressman Heath Shuler will be joining Ingles Markets and members of the Eblen Charities Board of […]

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One-day jewelry takeover at Mora showcases local talent on Dec. 13

From a press release: Local jewelers “take over” Mora: One-day-only holiday event showcases Asheville talent Mora is turning over all of its display cases to jewelry made in Asheville on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 10:00am until 7:00pm. For one day only, the downtown boutique will showcase the talents of contemporary jewelry artists living and […]

W-SJ: As fracking looms, NC officials worry about road damage

From the Winston-Salem Journal: The first permits for natural gas exploration in the state could be issued in the spring, and N.C. Department of Transportation officials are trying to assess how the state’s rural roads will be affected by thousands of truckloads of chemicals, water, sand and mechanical equipment associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking. […]

Kate DiCamillo, ambassador for young people’s literature, at Spellbound Bookshop, Dec. 8

From a press release: Kate DiCamillo, ambassador for young people’s literature, at Spellbound Bookshop, Dec. 8 Kate DiCamillo, one of the most critically acclaimed and bestselling authors of children’s literature alive today, is visiting Spellbound Children’s Bookshop on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00pm. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (The Tale of […]

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National Register adds three WNC historic places

From a press release: National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places, including three in WNC The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 17 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina […]

October tourism in Asheville shatters previous records

Press release from the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau: ASHEVILLE, NC (Nov. 21, 2014) – Lodging demand in Buncombe County grew to a record level in October, shattering all previous monthly watermarks in the growth of tourism in the Asheville area.  The jump in lodging figures parallels the increased marketing investment made by the Asheville […]

HT-N: Locally-filmed sci-fi movie makes its debut

From the Hendersonville Times-News: Locally-filmed sci-fi movie makes its debut by Emily Weaver An independent science fiction suspense film, nearly two years in the making, premiered at a private showing at The Carolina Cinemas in Asheville Wednesday night to a house of 85 applauding viewers. The raucous applause came as music to the ears of […]

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WNCA, ECO, J-MCA to become ‘MountainTrue’

PRESS RELEASE Merging environmental organizations announce new name, logo ASHEVILLE—The boards and members of WNCA, ECO and the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance on Thursday night enthusiastically approved the new bylaws, board of directors, and new name and logo for their merging nonprofits. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2015, these three environmental organizations will legally […]

Duke Energy gift supports engineering

From a Western Carolina University press release: Duke Energy gift supports engineering Western Carolina University’s Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology will expand hands-on learning experiences for engineering students and boost efforts to recruit and retain engineering students with a $75,000 gift from the Duke Energy Foundation. The gift, announced at WCU on Monday, […]

McHenry responds to Obama’s immigration action

Rep. Patrick McHenry weighed-in on the national immigration debate Nov. 20, releasing a statement immediately after President Barack Obama announced executive actions he will take. McHenry represents District 10 in congress, which includes most of Asheville and Buncombe County. Here’s the statement from McHenry: “This evening we have once again seen a President more focused […]

Asheville Fringe Arts Festival returns, Jan. 22-25

From a press release: Asheville Fringe Arts Festival returns, Jan. 22-25 Asheville, NC: It’s lucky number 13 for the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival! This true Asheville Oddity has been happening for 13 years, offering local and imported preforming artists the opportunity to create and showcase new, unique work. The Asheville Fringe provides artists with opportunities […]