Eblen Charities expands heating assistance with low income energy assistance program

Press release from Eblen Charities: Now many who seek heating assistance through these cold winter months will be receiving additional help thanks to the partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities. Beginning last Tuesday, December 1st, Eblen Charities once again began administering the Federal Low Income […]

TD Charitable Foundation backs OnTrack WNC with donation to support homeownership

Press release from OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling: The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $5,000 to OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community. OnTrack WNC is a nonprofit committed to helping people in […]

Asheville Quakers call on District Attorney to release police shooting SBI investigation report

Announcement from Asheville Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends: On July 2, 2016, Jai Lateef “Jerry” Williams was fatally shot by Asheville Police officer Tyler Radford. On October 28, the NC State Bureau of Investigation released to District Attorney Todd Williams the report of its investigation into the shooting. Our hearts are cracked open […]


Asheville Vaudeville presents a Winter Holiday Extravaganza, Dec. 17

Press release from Asheville Vaudeville: Asheville Vaudeville is excited to invite you to our Winter Holiday Extravaganza! Onkel Woland will be the host for this holiday extravaganza! He and the Black Forest Menagerie will guide you through the perilous paths of winter, introducing you to some of the little known folkloric characters of this otherwise […]

Hearing on sewage sludge incinerators set for Dec. 21

Press release from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency: The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency issued a public notice of hearing and comment period on a Pre-hearing Request for Delegation of Federal Plan 40 CFR 62 Subpart LLL, Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or Before October 14, […]

Berkeley Mills Ballpark in Henderson County among N.C. historic places added to national register

Press release from N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that three districts and thirteen individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The following properties were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory […]

Transylvania students offer holiday entertainment

Press release from Transylvania County Schools: Friends, family, and the general public are welcome and encouraged to enjoy free holiday concerts and arts programs in Transylvania County Schools over the coming weeks. Students, educators, and volunteers have been busily preparing for these programs, and attendees are sure to enjoy each event. Programs are listed below […]

Komen Northwest NC Board Members Roberta King Latham (chair), from left, and Alisa Plymale celebrate a successful “Cookie for a Cure” campaign over cookies with SUBWAY® Operations Manager Brenda Metcalf of Asheville at the sub shop at Furnitureland South. Western North Carolina SUBWAY® restaurants contributed $3,000 of the total $28,525 raised statewide to the local Komen affiliate.

North Carolina Subway restaurants donate to Susan G. Komen affiliates

Press release from Subway: JAMESTOWN, N.C., December 2, 2016 – SUBWAY® restaurant owners from across North Carolina had the recipe for success: caring people and a community cause, combined with a sweet treat. The 2016 “Cookie for a Cure” campaign yielded $28,525 for the state’s Susan G. Komen® affiliates to help in the fight against cancer. […]

WCU professor Ron Rash and alumnus David Joy are nominated for Dublin Literary Award

Press release from Western Carolina University: Novels written by a Western Carolina University professor and by his former student are among the 147 titles in the running for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, widely acknowledged as one of the top – and most lucrative – honors in the publishing world. Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris […]

Jewish Jazz shows coming to Asheville, Hendersonville

Press release: AmiciMusic presents “JEWISH JAZZ” in Asheville and Hendersonville The next AmiciMusic concert, called “JEWISH JAZZ,” will explore connections between Klezmer-style music and American Jazz, highlighting the symbiosis that occurred in the first decades of the 20th century as new waves of Jewish immigrants met up with the African-American migrants leaving the South to […]

Award-winning photographer Susan Johann has been photographing playwrights since 1989. She will give a multimedia presentation on her work Focus on Playwrights: Portraits and Interviews at TFAC on Tuesday, December 13 at 10:30am. Copies of the work will be provided by The Book Shelf for purchase at the presentation.

Author and photographer Susan Johann set to give multimedia presentation in Tryon

From Tryon Fine Arts Center: Broadway comes alive in Tryon with Focus on Playwrights: Portraits and Interviews Author and Photographer Susan Johann gives multimedia presentation on new book Calendar Listing— Author Susan Johann provides a behind-the-scenes look at her new book Focus on Playwrights in multimedia presentation Who: Tryon-based author and photographer Susan Johann What: […]

Sleepworld Asheville hosts blanket drive Dec. 5-10

From ABCCM: Sleepworld Asheville is Blanketing Buncombe for ABCCM ASHEVILLE – Sleepworld Asheville, one of the city’s leading mattress retailers, is partnering with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) to make sure no Buncombe County resident is cold this winter. Sleepworld Asheville is hosting the Blanketing Buncombe blanket drive from Monday, Dec. 5 to Saturday, […]

RiverLink seeks volunteers interested in watershed stewardship and conservation

From RiverLink: RiverLink Seeks Volunteers Interested in Watershed Stewardship and Conservation Asheville, NC — RiverLink invites those interested in becoming volunteers to attend a monthly volunteer information session on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The sessions are held in the conference room of the RiverLink office at 170 Lyman Street in […]

Longtime music and video store Karmasonics will close at the end of the year

Press release: For 22 years, making it’s home in downtown Asheville, Karmasonics Music Video has endeavored to bring great music to the Asheville community. And now the time has come for a change. Owner and founder John Ludovico has moved to the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and has continued regular treks to Asheville […]

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