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State environmental agency details actions on coal ash in letter to citizens group

PRESS RELEASE from N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources is addressing all known violations of the Clean Water Act at Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash impoundments and has been acting on the problem aggressively since Governor Pat McCrory took office, an official with the […]

AC-T: Tourism board backs Asheville Art Museum renovation

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: A Buncombe County board voted unanimously Wednesday to continue its funding commitment to Asheville Art Museum’s renovation plans after an official said fundraising is going well and construction should begin next year. The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority voted unanimously to extend its agreement to give $1.5 […]

Americana singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson at Jack of the Wood, Sept. 16

From a press release: Americana singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson at Jack of the Wood, Sept. 16 Christian Lee Hutson, 24-year-old Nashville-via-Los Angeles Americana singer-songwriter rooted in country tradition and vibrating with youthful energy (think a drunk and sedentary George Jones being channeled through a drunk and animated Conor Oberst), is touring throughout the summer in […]

UNC Asheville Foundation buys additional property for campus expansion

  Here’s the press release from UNC Asheville: The UNC Asheville Foundation has purchased two parcels totaling seven acres off Zillicoa Street for $1.1 million. The parcels, purchased from Highland Park LLC, border two other tracts the foundation acquired last year and in 2011. Highland Park LLC offered the UNC Asheville Foundation a reduced price […]

Ellen Trnka, Howie Johnson and Craig Woody perform at Art House Gallery, Aug. 30

From a press release: Ellen Trnka, Howie Johnson and Craig Woody perform at Art House Gallery, Aug. 30 The Art House Gallery & Studio announces its next Saturday concert: Ellen Trnka, Howie Johnson and Craig Woody – blues/jazz/rock on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica plus Ellen’s amazing soulful vocals. Show 7:30-9:30 – venue open 7-11 […]

Virginia Pendergrass gives a demonstration at Zealandia Castle May 1 2014

Asheville Urban Landscape Project presents six Paint-Outs, Sept. 9-Oct. 14

From a press release: Asheville Urban Landscape Project presents six Paint-Outs, Sept. 9-Oct. 14 This fall the Asheville Urban Landscape Project is presenting 6 plein air Paint-Outs in the neighborhoods and parks of Asheville. Each Paint-Out will begin with a presentation from an accomplished local artist. After a short presentation, participants will work on their […]

State fines Duke Energy for coal-ash problems at Wilmington plant

The Associated Press reports that North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources has cited Duke Energy for ongoing contamination at its L.V. Sutton Electric Plant near Wilmington: North Carolina environmental officials moved Tuesday to fine Duke Energy over pollution that has been seeping into the groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash […]

Tibetan monks’ residency at UNC Asheville, Oct. 20-24

From a press release: Tibetan monks’ residency at UNC Asheville, Oct. 20-24 UNC Asheville will present Sacred Music, Sacred Dance for World Healing, a performance by monks of the Atlanta-based Drepung Loseling Monastery, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Lipinsky Auditorium. The performance is part of “The Mystical Arts of Tibet” tour, endorsed by […]

Daugherty’s American Kitchen & Drink opens its doors in Asheville’s Gerber Village

From a press release: Asheville, NC (August 22, 2014) – Daugherty’s American Kitchen & Drink, a new restaurant by sports star and hometown celebrity Brad Daugherty, is now open in South Asheville’s Gerber Village.  Drawing on inspiration from Brad’s past travels, the restaurant celebrates fresh variations of American cuisine with a strong focus on simple […]