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Southeast’s largest fly-fishing event returns to WNC Ag Center

PRESS RELEASE Southeast’s largest fly-fishing event returns to Ag Center 2014 WNC Fly Fishing Expo set for December 5-6 The 6th Annual WNC Fly Fishing Expo is set for Friday-Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, at the WNC Agricultural Center. This two-day fly-fishing extravaganza will provide anglers with a forum to sharpen their skills and learn […]

Hendersonville expresses support for Small Business Saturday

From a press release: Black Friday is an American tradition, but a growing and in our minds more enjoyable shopping holiday is the emerging Small Business Saturday. First observed on Nov. 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick […]

Applications for heating assistance in Buncombe accepted starting Dec. 1

Press release from Buncombe County Health & Human Services: Heating Assistance Applications for Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) to be Accepted Dec. 1 The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepting applications beginning Dec. 1, 2014. LIEAP is a federally-funded […]

A-B Tech Small Business Center helps promote Small Business Saturday

From a press release: A-B Tech Small Business Center helps promote Small Business Saturday With the Holiday Shopping Season around the corner, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, in conjunction with the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN) encourages you to #ShopSmall by supporting local small businesses. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, […]

Food For Thought: The Slam Against Hunger benefit, Dec. 13

From a press release: Food For Thought: The Slam Against Hunger benefit, Dec. 13 On Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., youth poets ages 11-21 will take the stage at Rainbow Community Auditorium, 60 State St., to start conversations about hunger in our community by sharing their original poetry. Inspired by the youth participation in […]

Asheville makes its mark on the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Press release from UNC Asheville: When Vice President Joe Biden met with a task force of governors, mayors and tribal leaders on Monday, Nov. 17, he unveiled the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit ( in response to their request for actionable information on climate adaptation at the state and local levels. In doing so, he placed […]

Asheville government offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday; public buses won’t run

Press release from the city of Asheville: Asheville city government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage and recycling collection will be suspended Thursday, Nov. 27.  Customers with Thursday garbage and recycling (B week) collection will have trash and recycling collected Friday, Nov. 28.  […]

Town & Mountain Realty hosts Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser Dec. 5

PRESS RELEASE FROM TOWN & MOUNTAIN REALTY: Asheville, North Carolina – November 25, 2014 – Town and Mountain Realty Having 3rd Annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser Town and Mountain Realty believes everyone deserves a place to call home. The goal of this year’s 3rd Annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser continues to concentrate on the homeless population in Asheville. […]

NC Policy Watch: One in 5 NC households face food insecurity

From NC Policy Watch’s “Progressive Voices” blog: As Thanksgiving approaches, it is important to remember the one in five North Carolina households that face food insecurity and struggle to put wholesome meals on their dinner tables. Due to a lack of resources, on any given day, these families face difficult tradeoffs between food and other essential needs […]

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Asheville’s Bruisin’ Ales launches unique beer-only webstore

Never one to let well enough alone, Asheville’s beer-queen and Bruisin’ Ales owner, Julie Atallah, has announced the store’s successful launch of what she’s calling “North Carolina’s first beer-only webstore” at Atallah says, “Real-time inventory is available online and searchable by country, state, manufacturer and search tags. As an added bonus, we now also […]

U.S. Forest Service reminds WNC to practice safety this winter

Press Release Frm the U.S. Forest Service: ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 25, 2014 — With winter fast approaching, the U.S. Forest Service urges outdoor enthusiasts to ‘Know Before You Go” and follow simple tips to stay safe when visiting the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan national forests during the colder months. “The forests can provide stunning […]