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Local company In Blue Handmade unveils a new line of custom instrument straps

From a press release: Local company In Blue Handmade unveils a new line of custom instrument straps In Blue Handmade, the top-selling leather shop on Etsy.com known for its handmade leather journals, wallets, totes and flask covers, is excited to unveil a new line of custom instrument straps. Each strap is hand cut and hand […]

by Ian Cage

Mixed Media Exhibition, “Structural Abstraction,” opens at UNCA, Nov. 3

From a press release: Mixed Media Exhibition, “Structural Abstraction,” opens at UNCA, Nov. 3 Structural Abstraction, an exhibition of synthetic polymer and mixed media on canvas and panel by Ian Cage, will open on Nov. 3 in Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. A reception with a lecture presentation by the artist will be […]

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ABCCM’s fifth annual blanket drive expands to include clothing

From a press release: Insurance Service of Asheville expands Nov. 19 community blanket drive for Asheville Buncombe Christian Ministry to include Winter wearables Insurance Service of Asheville, Inc. is holding its 5th annual blanket drive to help keep Asheville warm this winter, and has expanded the drive to include winter wearables such as coats, hats, […]

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Jennie Eblen elected to board of NC Center for Nonprofits

From a press release: Raleigh, NC – Jennie Eblen, vice president at Eblen Short Stop Stores, Inc., has been elected to the statewide Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. Eblen currently serves on the boards of the N.C. Partnership for Children, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, Care Partners Foundation, […]

Photo by Catherine Vibert, hairstyling by Zhenya Lazarchuk, corset by VaVaVooom; skirts, hair accessories and faerie wings by Maria Jose Jeria Llabres

Naughty Faerie Fashion Show to benefit Eblen Charities, Nov. 15

From a press release: Naughty Faerie Fashion Show to benefit Eblen Charities, Nov. 15 The Asheville Faerie Arts Festival returns to the Renaissance Hotel for its 2nd year, and along with it, the entertaining Faerie Fashion Show featuring the work of local fashion designers and businesses taking place on Saturday, November 15th at 7 pm. […]

WCU to offer new online master’s degree programs in education

From a press release: WCU to offer new online master’s degree programs in education The University of North Carolina Board of Governors gave its approval Friday, Oct. 24, for Western Carolina University to begin offering its master’s degree programs in middle grades and elementary education exclusively online. The approval enables WCU to phase out its […]

Linamar announces additional $115 million expansion, 150 new jobs

Press release from the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County: In conjunction with the Buncombe County Commission, Asheville City Council, and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Linamar announces a $190 million investment in facilities and equipment and 400 new positions at its Arden campus. This commitment is an increase of $115 million […]

Children’s Home Society celebrates National Adoption Awareness Month

From a press release: Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children living in foster care. In North Carolina, nearly 10,000 children are part of the foster care system, including more than 2,000 children available and […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway announces full road closure at milepost 422

From a press release: Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Full Road Closure at Milepost 422 for Rehabilitation of Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel – Detour Available Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce the closure of a small section of motor road between existing gates at Milepost 420.3 near US Forest Service Road 816 (Black Balsam Road) and Milepost 423.3 […]

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Marketing guru Karl Sakas hosts downtown business luncheon Nov. 18

From a press release: Author and Raleigh-based marketing guru Karl Sakas is bringing his unique style of marketing expertise to Asheville’s premier marketing event – the quarterly luncheon sponsored by the American Advertising Federation – Asheville (AAFA). The event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Strada Italiano in downtown Asheville (27 Broadway) from 11:30 a.m. […]

Warren Wilson presents public forum with NYT chief White House correspondent

Press release from Warren Wilson College: WWC GLOBAL IMPACT FORUM PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH PETER BAKER Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and best-selling author, will be the featured guest of Warren Wilson College’s Global Impact Forum on Nov. 17. The event, free and open to the public, will begin […]

Christmas at Biltmore launches with annual tree raising, Nov. 5

From a press release: Christmas at Biltmore launches with annual tree raising, Nov. 5 On Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m., Santa Claus will escort a horse-drawn carriage delivering Biltmore’s holiday centerpiece, a 35-foot Fraser fir, to the front door of Biltmore House to kick off Christmas at Biltmore. The tree will spend the holidays […]

Horne Creek stream restoration will close Pilot Mountain State Park river access area

Press Release From North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – To accommodate a major stream restoration of Horne Creek in Surry County, Pilot Mountain State Park will close the Bean Shoals Access at the northern side of its Yadkin River section beginning Monday, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. […]