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Downtown Asheville rally to highlight carbon pollution protections for NC

There could be a crowd and extra congestion around Pack Square tomorrow at lunch time as people are expected to gather in support of the Obama administration’s new efforts to curb air pollution from power plants. The Sierra Club announced earlier that they would be inviting several speakers including: Emma Greenbaum, Luis Martinez and Dave […]

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Run Boy Run plays Historic Cowee School Concert in Franklin, Aug. 22

Bluegrass and folk band Run Boy Run, based in Arizona, will perform at the Historic Cowee School Concerts in Franklin on Saturday, Aug. 22. Press release from event organizers: August 22: Historic Cowee School Concerts, 51 Cowee School Rd., Franklin, NC 7 pm, $15 Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, […]

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The Asheville Yes Fest! scheduled for Sept. 24-26

Four local improv troupes come together for The Asheville Yes Fest! The event takes place at The Magnetic Theatre, Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 24-26. Press release from event organizers: The Asheville Yes Fest! is coming to The Magnetic Theatre’s home, Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District), September 24-26. The best-loved improv […]

Attorney Roberta Kaplan delivers Constitution Day lecture at Warren Wilson College, which eCollegeFinder named the "most LGBTQ-friendly college" in North Carolina. Photo by Rachel Sexton, courtesy of WWC

Warren Wilson College named most LGBTQ-friendly college in North Carolina

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Aug. 3, 2015 – Warren Wilson College is the most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning-friendly college or university in North Carolina, according to eCollegeFinder, a website “dedicated to inspiring and informing college students with comprehensive online tools and information.” eCollegeFinder credits Warren Wilson College’s Center for Gender and […]

Air quality forecast for Tuesday, August 4: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call our office if you have […]

NAACP to hold public forum on law enforcement in Jackson County

Press release from the Jackson County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: August 3, 2015 – The Jackson County Branch of the NAACP invites the public to attend “Jackson County Justice: A Public Forum on Law Enforcement” at 11am on Saturday, August 15th at Liberty Baptist Church. This event is part of a […]

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Benefit concert for Kenny Capps at White Horse Black Mountain, Aug. 23

Black Mountain resident Kenny Capps, owner of Kudzu Printing Company, is currently undergoing treatment for bone marrow cancer. His friend and family along with local musicians will lend their support during a concernt at White Horse Black Mountain on Thursday, Aug. 13. Press release from event organizers: What: Benefit concert for Kenny Capps, of Black […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday, 08/01/2015; green and yellow

Saturday, August 1st, 2015, is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Please call WNCAQA office if […]

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City to kick off pedestrian, bicyclist safety campaign

After years of unfortunate accidents involving pedestrians at a higher rate than any other metro area in North Carolina, Asheville will be participating in a new education and enforcement initiative from the the state Department of Transportation dubbed “Watch for Me.” Beginning on the evening of August 4th, city Transportation and Police Departments will be […]

Broadway block party and arts celebration, Aug. 29

Newly named the Broadway Arts District (BAD), the downtown Asheville block from Mellow Mushroom to the Masonic Temple will host a block party and arts celebration on Saturday, Aug. 29. Press release from organizers: On Saturday August 29th, arts organizations and businesses in the Broadway Arts District (B.A.D.), Asheville’s newest downtown cultural hub, will be […]

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Brevard Music Center presents Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Aug. 15

“For over forty years, [NPR host] Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion has brought its unique mix of storytelling, live music, classic radio drama and the news from Lake Wobegon to audiences in theaters, and over the airways, around the worlds,” reads a media release. Keillor brings his live performance — one of the last […]

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