From Smoky Mountain News: The Appalachian Women’s Museum finally has a home to call its own. Dillsboro town council members agreed Monday to lease a section of the historic Monteith farmstead to the organization, whose members have sought a brick and mortar place to honor the feats of Appalachian women.
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According to the Western Carolina University Office of Public Relations, Chancellor Belcher will reveal a special announcement scheduled for Tuesday at noon. Students and faculty members are encouraged to meet at the bell tower for the announcement, which is in relation to various milestones reached by the university. The event is scheduled between class breaks […]
From The Sylva Herald: Several Dillsboro merchants are spearheading the effort to collect signatures on a petition addressed to Jackson County Commissioners. That petition supports “the increase of rail service in and out of Dillsboro to spur economic development throughout all of Jackson County.” Copies of it have been distributed throughout businesses in Dillsboro and […]
From McDowell News: Daxton, 7, won first place in the 51cc special limited class for the 4-6 age group (Jan. 1 was the age group cut-off date). The Nebo Elementary student thoroughly dominated the field, winning all three motos by wide margins and lapping all but a handful of riders in each one.
From Hickory Daily Record: Detectives in Lincoln County arrested five teenagers Friday and are looking for another in connection with recent vehicle break-ins in eastern Lincoln County.
From Black Mountain News: While the DiBella family named their new business the Asheville Pinball Museum, the new spot on Battery Park Avenue is anything but a stodgy, sterile collection of these classic games.
From WLOS: The town of Biltmore Forest will have a new fire and rescue service beginning September 1st.
The office of North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan released a statement on Saturday on President Obama’s decision to seek Congressional approval for military intervention. Sen. Hagen says without putting U.S. troops on the ground, the “atrocities in Syria require a strong response.” Full statement follows: “It is shocking and deplorable that the Assad regime would […]
The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to present Art After Dark on Friday, September 6th. Art After Dark transforms Downtown Waynesville into an exquisite visual, culinary and performing arts center. With cool weather upon us, it is a perfect night to explore a wide breadth of talented artisans and craftspeople. Festive Art After Dark flags […]
It’s a foot race like no other: The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson County Soccer Association team up to present the Hunter Subaru Zombie Escape on Sunday, Nov. 3. The 2.4 mile trail run is held at Camp Ton-A-Wandah. From a press release: This event is not your average run. Runners will […]
“Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul,” says the festival’s website. The three-day event is set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22, in historic downtown Bristol, which straddles the state line between Virginia and Tennessee. This year’s lineup includes Lucinda Williams, […]
Full announcement from Lake Lure: LAKE LURE, N.C. (August 29, 2013): Lake Lure was selected last week as the location of a new Cycle North Carolina weekend “Mountain Ride” slated for August 1-3, 2014. The town hosted the first stop on Cycle North Carolina’s 2012 “Mountains to Coast Fall Ride” bringing 1,100 cyclists from 38 […]
From the office of Gov. Pat McCrory: Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory announced today the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Services has awarded $4,409,540 in grants to 16 AmeriCorps programs across the state for the 2013-14 program year. AmeriCorps members serving with these organizations will participate in outreach efforts and activities focused […]
From WLOS: Two rooms at the Biltmore Estate have been restored to their original 1895 glory when the home opened.
According to Black Mountain News, two people have been charged with arson in Weaverville.
From a press release: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe is hosting Ann Patchett for a ticketed event, a talk and book signing at UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium, November 5th. Tickets are not yet on sale, but we expect to sell out the 600 seat auditorium. This will be Patchett’s launch event for her highly anticipated memoir, This is the […]
Press release HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS HOSPITAL SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH MISSION HEALTH HIGHLANDS, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2013) ˆ Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) and Mission Health have finalized a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for HCH to become a full-member hospital of Mission Health. Mission Health is North Carolina‚s sixth-largest health system and the region‚s only not-for-profit, independent […]
From N.C. Education Lottery: Education Lottery announces 15 instant games to end RALEIGH – The N.C. Education Lottery is announcing the end of 15 instant scratch-off games. The games, listed in the chart below, end effective Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Games: -Cash Spectacular -Quick Bucks -$100,000 Taxes Paid -20X The Money -3X The Payout -Bejeweled […]
Full announcement from the Advancement Project: Washington, D.C. – – Anticipating North Carolina seniors and voters of color may face difficulty casting a ballot following passage of one of the most restrictive and regressive voting measures in decades, Advancement Project and the North Carolina NAACP State Conference recently launched a voter education hotline, 1.855.NO.ID.4.US (1.855.664.3487). […]
With the help of Asheville blogger Jason Sandford, Eater spotlights Asheville restaurants. The blog collects food industry and entertainment news from around the nation (and sometimes the world). Here’s an excerpt from the post: Chef alums from long-established restaurants are opening their own places (Isa’s Bistro, Bull and Beggar). Two detail-obsessed pizzerias are raising the […]
From Tryon Daily Bulletin: Community members are encouraged to bring their families to downtown Columbus as the town celebrates the holiday weekend on Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31 with a festival and then fireworks Saturday night.