Mitchell County Emergency Medical Services grand opening, Sept. 29

PRESS RELEASE: The public is invited to join community members and Mission Health officials for the grand opening of the new Mitchell County EMS station. A light lunch will follow the program. WHAT: Grand opening of Mitchell County EMS station WHEN: Sept. 29 at 12 p.m. WHERE: 121 Forest Service Drive Bakersville, NC, 28705. SPEAKERS: […]

McDowell Hospital holds “topping out” ceremony, Sept. 30

PRESS RELEASE: The public is invited to celebrate a milestone at McDowell Hospital with a “topping out” ceremony. Community members will join hospital and Mission Health officials in signing and setting the final steel beam in the $45 million expansion. WHAT: Topping out ceremony WHEN: Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: McDowell Hospital outside the old […]

United Way’s Day of Caring recruits volunteers to help local nonprofits

Press release from United Way of Henderson County: On Friday, September 30th United Way of Henderson County is rallying almost 300 volunteers throughout the community for their annual Day of Caring to help make a meaningful impact in the community. Here in Henderson County, volunteers will be working on 36 service projects at 30 local […]

Congressman McHenry’s staff to hold office hours in Columbus

From Patrick McHenry: Congressman McHenry’s Staff to Hold Office Hours in Columbus Polk County Constituents Invited to Visit with Issues or Concerns Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Polk County on Friday, September 30th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Womack Building– 40 Courthouse Street in Columbus. Roger […]

Mac Waters ’18 and Lily Fishman ’20 Rehearse for “Anatomy of Gray”

Asheville School Drama presents “Anatomy of Gray”

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Asheville School Drama presents “Anatomy of Gray” by Jim Leonard, Jr., coming to the Walker Arts Center’s Graham Theater on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 at 7:15 p.m. Director John Crawley is excited to present this ensemble play that the author calls “a children’s story for adults.” The […]

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Composer and cellist John Steffa performs at UNC Asheville, Sept. 30

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: John Steffa, a composer and cellist whose works blend non-Western folk influences with contemporary Western forms, will host a concert of original chamber works at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Hall lobby. This concert, featuring local musicians as well as artists from Georgia, Florida and […]

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Bus ridership week begins, Buncombe County Schools seek more utilization

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: Today marks the beginning of Bus Ridership Week across North Carolina. All this week, (September 26-30) the state will use total ridership numbers to determine local transportation funding for all school districts. Accordingly, Buncombe County Schools (BCS) is encouraging parents and students to utilize bus transportation-especially this week- as it seeks […]

Air and destination travel focus of first annual Eliada signature event Nov. 5

Press release from Eliada: ASHEVILLE, NC, SEPT 26, 2016 – Eliada is proud to introduce their first annual Signature Event, presented by Blossman Gas. The Signature Event, will present the theme of “Going the Distance for Eliada Kids” with a focus on air and destination travel. It will take place on Saturday, November 5th at 6:00pm at the Signature Flight Support Hangar […]

Luella’s backs marching band fundraiser

Press release from Luella’s BBQ: Luella’s BBQ will be supporting the Asheville High School Marching Band with a special fundraiser at this week’s football game versus A.C. Reynolds High School (Friday, September 30). From 5pm through halftime, Luella’s will be smoking and serving BBQ at the Asheville High School football stadium. A generous portion of […]

APD seeks information about shooting at Livingston Apartments

From Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Seeking Additional Information on Shooting in Livingston Apartments Asheville, NC (September 26, 2016): At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th, the Asheville Police Department responded to a call for shots fired at Livingston Apartments. Multiple shots were fired during this incident, resulting in two vehicles being struck […]

The conference theme is “Lead Differently” and aims to challenge human resource professionals to rethink how they engage and motivate staff and colleagues. Additionally, the lineup of notable speakers and keynotes has a wide appeal to a variety of business leaders and students and is not limited to only those in the human resources field.

NC Society for Human Resources Management State Conference announces conference schedule

Press release: NC Society for Human Resource Management State Conference Announces Full Conference Schedule ASHEVILLE, NC – July 28, 2016 – The 2016 North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management (NCSHRM) and the Western North Carolina Human Resource Association are (WNCHRA) are pleased to announce the full schedule for the NCSHRM Conference to be held […]

Mayor Manheimer, Mumpower to debate at Asheville High School

From Asheville High School: Community Debate Scheduled on Asheville Economics 1s​t​ debate in 2016­7 community debate series – Saturday, October 1, 5:00 PM ASHEVILLE: On Saturday, October 1, 2016, four local experts on Asheville’s economy will meet in the Asheville High School auditorium to debate the propositions ​“The city of Asheville should pass the bond […]

Near record high temperatures expected for Saturday, Sept. 24, Autumn moves in next week

Autumn may be upon us, but for the rest rest of the weekend, it looks like summer’s still holding sway. Temperatures around Western North Carolina are expected to approach record highs this afternoon, according to Ray’s Weather Center. “Nothing about today says late September,” reports the local weather service website, with highs into the upper […]

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission implements Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations Oct. 1

From the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: Delayed Harvest Trout Waters Open Oct. 1 RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 22, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations on 36 trout waters in 20 western North Carolina counties on October 1. Prior to Oct. 1, Hatchery Supported Trout Waters regulations apply […]

Cradle of Forestry hosts Forest Festival Day & Woodsmen’s Meet Oct. 1

From the United States Forest Service: Cradle of Forestry Hosts Forest Festival Day and Woodsmen’s Meet Pisgah Forest, N.C. – September 23, 2016 — The Cradle of Forestry invites people of all ages to celebrate the heritage of western North Carolina and the Centennial of the Pisgah National Forest during the annual Forest Festival Day […]

 U.S. disability organization demands more training for police when interacting with disabled persons

PRESS RELEASE: Study by the Ruderman Family Foundation reveals that half of all recent high profile police-related killings are of people with disabilities, revealing a disturbing trend often ignored by media when reporting on police brutality The Ruderman Family Foundation, a national leader in disability inclusion, again reiterates its call for police officers to receive […]

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UNC Asheville hosts “Bluegrass in Japan” talk on Sept. 27 as part of music lecture series

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA: UNC Asheville’s music faculty members are launching a new lecture series to share insights into the music they perform, study and love. Musical excerpts will be used as illustrations, and the lecturers will welcome audience questions and discussion at the end. The lectures are free and open to everyone at 7 […]

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