Lindsey Simerly, of Haw Creek, announced this morning that she is running for city council. No stranger to civic life and activism, Simerly last ran in 2007 at which time she positioned herself as an advocate for sustainable development and environmental protection. Since then she has been heavily involved with social justice and affordable housing issues. […]
The Swannanoa Gathering, a series of weeklong workshops in traditional music, is held on the campus of Warren Wilson College each summer. Along with intensive sessions in song, old-time music, fiddle, mandolin and banjo, the gathering offers a series of concerts that are open to the public. Press release from event organizers: Traditional Song Week […]
From a press release: Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County wins national award for outstanding programs Hendersonville, N.C., May 22, 2015 – The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County received an Honor Award for Program Excellence in Sports, Fitness and Recreation at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) 109th National Conference held […]
From a press release: New grants support native pollinator meadow at UNC Asheville Thanks to grants from the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, planting has begun in UNC Asheville’s new native pollinator meadow, and campus is abuzz with plans – including a new apiary – for further […]
From a press release: Leadership Asheville application deadline approaches A few days remain before the May 29 application deadline for Leadership Asheville, the region’s foremost community leadership development organization since 1982. “You get great connections with people in the community that you might not meet otherwise … I’ve lived here almost 20 years and I […]
From a press release: Mission Hospital ranked among nation’s best for quality of care One of 34 hospitals nationwide to receive top ranking ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 22, 2015) – Mission Hospital has been recognized as one of the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-16 edition of Best Hospitals […]
From a press release: Arthur Salido to take over WCU’s accreditation reaffirmation effort Cullowhee, N.C. – Arthur Salido, associate professor of chemistry and physics, has been appointed to take the reins of Western Carolina University’s bid for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Salido, who also directs WCU’s graduate […]
A University of North Carolina board of governors committee will be coming to Asheville May 26th for public input on the body’s presidential search. There has been some suspicion of partisan motivation behind the move to replace UNC president Tom Ross, who was forced to resign in January. The News and Observer reports that the […]
Sheriff’s Office issues safety alert for Lake Junaluska area
French Broad Chocolate Lounge opens outdoor dining area
Local musicians Aaron Woody Wood, Zack Page, Austin Brasher, Max Hightower, Tony Creasman and Peggy Ratusz pay tribute to late legendary bluesman BB King on Saturday, May 30. The show, held at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall and starts at 9 p.m.
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra announces new season
Bob Oast, former city attorney for the city of Asheville for 16 years, has joined local law firm McGuire Wood & Bissette. Oast specializes in real estate and development, litigation, and economic development and is also a certified planner with decades of experience in in local government and land use law, according to a media […]
Cloud Cottage to Host Vietnamese Vegan Cooking Retreat on Saturday June 20
Fermentation expert Sandor Katz will be speaking at UNC Asheville on Sunday, May 24.
A North Carolina bill that would freeze the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard advanced through the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, May 20, though the measure was not without controversy. Though members of the committee requested a show of hands votes instead of a voice vote, Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, declined the request. Rucho declared the bill had passed committee though […]
Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville Police Department Contact: Christina Hallingse Phone: (828) 230-4471 Asheville Police Department Needs Assistance Locating Asheville – Following the recent shootings in Klondyke apartments and Ledgewood apartments, Elijah Timmons has additional warrants for: · Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill (2) · Discharge Firearm into Occupied […]
Aloft Asheville Downtown is launching a summer music series, Live@Aloft, from the hotel’s rooftop venue, beginning this Sunday, May 24. The public events ($5 suggested donation per evening) each feature a popular local band, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting a different local nonprofit every week. So far, the Sundays-only lineup includes The John Henry’s […]
From a press release: Mission Health is pleased to announce the addition of Patti Wheeler, MD. Dr. Wheeler is joining Mission Medical Associates and Mission Community Primary Care – Highlands, a service provided by Highlands-Cashiers Hospital from Highlands Medical Associates in Highlands, where she served as a family medicine physician. “It is our pleasure to […]
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center hosts the new exhibition Something Else Entirely: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the making of THE PAPER SNAKE. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 22 and opens on Friday, June 5 with a reception and gallery talk from 5:30-8 p.m. Press release from BMCM+AC: The […]
Country and gospel musician (and Avett Brothers progenitor) Jim Avett is currently on tour in support of his new album, Second Chance. A list of recently announced shows culminates in the Union Grove BBQ Festival and leads off with a performance in Asheville.