Dr. Carlo Mainardi recognized among top in industry by The Expert Network

  Press release:   Dr. Carlo Mainardi, Chief Medical Officer, Park Ridge Health, has joined The Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Dr. Mainardi has been chosen as a Distinguished Doctor™ based on peer reviews and ratings, numerous recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career. Dr. Mainardi outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. After studying […]

Nominations now open for 2017 North Carolina Awards

Press release from North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 15.  Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the award recognizes “notable […]

Haywood County Arts Council seeks postcard art for May exhibit

Press release: To help celebrate Haywood County Arts Council’s 40th Anniversary, we are planning a new and exciting exhibition as part of our A Ruby Anniversary show in May: an HCAC benefit sale of original, postcard-sized works by established and emerging artists in our region. Any artist can contribute to this sale. The postcard portion of […]

Andrew Jones of Climate Interactive to discuss climate change Feb. 23 at UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Andrew Jones, co-director of Climate Interactive, will discuss global climate change and the “Top 10 Reasons for Hope for Our Climate,” from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, in the Swannanoa River Room 104. This event is sponsored by the Student Environmental Center, a student […]

Artists’ Breakfast gathering will be held the last Thursday of the month at 362 Depot

Press release: 362 Depot, a co-op gallery and working studio, recently opened its doors in the River Arts District (RAD), showcasing the work of ten artists. An Artists’ Breakfast, held the last Thursday of each month, offers fellow artists, collectors and art lovers a chance at camaraderie and conversation. The next Breakfast will be held […]

APD seeks information about fatal crash on Patton Avenue

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (February 20, 2017): On Sunday, February 19th, at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to a traffic crash near the entrance of the Goodwill located at 1616 Patton Avenue. The operator of a Geo Metro attempted to turn left out of the Goodwill to travel […]

Air quality forecast for Tuesday, Feb. 21: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the mountains and valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 02/21/2017


Carolina Pediatric Therapy and Regal Cinema team up to provide special needs kids with a special movie experience

Press release from Carolina Pediatrics: Going to the movies is a magical experience for most children. However, some of the very things that can make it wonderful for them – the big screens, the low lighting, the loud sounds – can be problematic for kids who have difficulties processing sensory information. Two years ago, Carolina Pediatrics, […]

Enka High students build their playhouse. Photo courtesy of Asheville Home Builders Association

Buncombe County CTE students face of in 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown

Press release from Asheville Home Builders Association: For the past seven months, students of the Buncombe County Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program have been hard at work completing their Playhouses for the 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown. Through this program, students completed their projects in a specified time period, working within specified parameters while demonstrating […]

Photo courtesy of Scott Varn

Artist will present project to preserve natural places at Sierra Club meeting March 1

Press release from artist Scott Varn: Official launch of organization dedicated to preserving natural and historic places in the American landscape “Preserving A Picturesque America”, a special project begun by artist Scott Varn of Asheville, NC has spent the past several years retracing the steps of artists and writers who created a series of travel […]

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to meet Feb. 22

Public notice from the city of Asheville Deputy City Clerk: The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s next regular board meeting will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., in the Boardroom of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 36 Montford Avenue. Please contact Jonna Reiff at with any questions.

Senator Jim Davis, Representative John Ager and more to debate fracking at AHS

From Asheville High School: Community Debate Scheduled on NC Fracking Second debate in 2016-17 community debate series – Friday, March 3, 6:00 PM ASHEVILLE: On Friday, March 3, 2017, four local experts on North Carolina’s environment and energy policy will meet in the Asheville High School auditorium to debate the resolution “Fracking should be abolished […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with APD for ‘Bigs in Blue’ program

From Big Brothers Big Sisters, Buncombe County: Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bigs in Blue” partnership connects youth with Asheville Police Officers through mentoring Asheville, NC – February 20, 2017 –Big Brothers Big Sisters of Buncombe County and the Asheville Police Department have launched a brand new partnership that provides local youth with supportive mentors while […]

Second public input meeting on Southside recreation options set for Feb. 28

Press release from the city of Asheville: The next phase in public input on the Walton Street Park/Pool and Grant Southside Center recreation options happens during a 6 p.m. Feb. 28 meeting. Everyone is invited to come to the Grant Center Auditorium to get results of public input gathered so far and to participate in […]

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Cold Mountain fire burning in Shining Rock Wilderness Area

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina: Location: The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated acreage: Approximately 134 acres Containment (as of 2/19, 4 p.m.): […]

Photo courtesy of the Carolina Concert Choir

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 […]

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