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More vendors, entertainment announced for second annual Asheville Outdoor Show

Press release from Diamond Brand and Frugal Backpacker: Local outdoor lifestyle specialists Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker today announced the several additional vendors for the Asheville Outdoor Show, along with entertainment. In its second year, the free public expo brings top innovators from the most popular outdoor companies to recreation enthusiasts in the playground of […]

N.C. Mountain State Fair offers special promotional days

Press release from N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Visitors can enjoy all the thrills of the N.C. Mountain State Fair, plus save some money by taking advantage of advance ticket sales and several special promotions during the fair’s 10-day run Sept. 9-18. “For the best deal on ride tickets and gate admission, fairgoers […]

Fall exhibition at Mica contemporary craft gallery, Sept. 9-Nov. 20

PRESS RELEASE FROM MICA GALLERY: “From The Earth”, the fall exhibition at Mica contemporary craft gallery in downtown Bakersville, features the work of Bryant Holsenbeck, Amy Putansu and Rodger Jacobs, notable artists who all derive their inspiration from the natural world. We are honored to present and share their work. Their exhibit runs from September […]

Community oriented UpCountry Eatery opens in West Asheville

PRESS RELEASE: West Asheville gains a new, active-life gathering spot and restaurant with the opening of UpCountry Eatery today, Monday, August 29. The restaurant at 1050 Haywood Road, adjacent to UpCountry Brewing Company, is located in the space formerly occupied by Nona Mia. UpCountry Eatery serves Southern Appalachian Eats. Open seven days a week, the […]

Photo by Rodney Smith/Tempus Fugit Design

The Magnetic Theatre stages When Jekyll Met Hyde Sept. 29-Oct. 29

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MAGNETIC THEATRE: When The Magnetic Theatre opened its world premiere of Steven Samuels’ When Jekyll Met Hyde in January 2011, it was an immediate, huge hit, selling out nearly all of its extended run, delighting critics and audiences alike. David Hopes of Mountain Xpress raved that “you realize that theater can […]

On the Other Hand… Asheville Printmakers Group exhibit runs Sept. 26-Oct.14 at UNCA

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Exhibition Dates: Sept. 26 -Oct. 14, 2016 Opening Reception: Fri., Sept 30, 6-8 PM UNCA Owen Hall Gallery 2nd Floor, 215 Owen Hall On the Other Hand… is an exhibition of collaborative and individual prints by members of Asheville Printmakers Group at the Owen Hall Gallery at University of North […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina donates historic Whippoorwill Farm Property to Lake James State Park

PRESS RELEASE: Lake James State Park has grown by 41 acres with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina’s donation today of the historic Whippoorwill Farm property to the State of North Carolina. In a 10 o’clock dedication ceremony this morning, N.C. State Parks officials gathered with members of the community, project donors and funders, including representatives […]

Victoria Road. Image courtesy of city of Asheville

Victoria Road to be repaved; most of work to happen nights, weekends

Press release from the city of Asheville:   After recently upgrading water mains to enhance fire safety along Victoria Road, the City of Asheville has started the next phase of infrastructure improvements to the area, which will include repaving the road. Prior to the paving is work to improve existing stormwater infrastructure. This work will […]

Smokies celebrates National Park Service 100th birthday

PRESS RELEASE:  Great Smoky Mountains National Park, dignitaries, and special guests gathered at Park Headquarters on August 25, 2016 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.  The celebration, known as Founders Day, honors the historic moment in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National Park Service. US […]

Asheville Music School receives $2,000 grant to support scholarship program

Press release: Asheville Music School Receives Grant from Wells Fargo Asheville Music School Executive Director Charlotte Sommers is pleased to announce a $2,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support the AMS scholarship program. “Providing scholarship assistance to families unable to afford music lessons is a key part of our mission to make music education accessible […]

Victoria Burke receives Starving Artist People’s Choice Award. Photo courtesy of Arts Council of Henderson County

Victoria Burke wins People’s Choice Award at 13th annual “Bring Us Your Best” art show

Press release: People’s Choice Award Winner Announced for 13th annual Bring Us Your Best Hendersonville, NC – The Arts Council of Henderson County has announced Victoria Burke as the winning artist for the Starving Artist People’s Choice Award for the 13th annual Bring Us Your Best all-media visual art exhibition, which closed on Friday, August […]

From 2000-2013, UNC Asheville Professor of Environmental Studies Irene Rossell's students in environmental studies collected data as part of the National Park Service's blackberry management effort. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville hosts panel discussion on professor, student projects in the National Park System

Press release: National Parks System, Now 100 Years Old, Is Research Lab for UNC Asheville Faculty and Students The United States National Park Service, now celebrating its centennial, has inspired and provided a home for many research projects conducted by UNC Asheville faculty and students. Researchers have studied the natural environment, how people and animals […]

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