From Black Mountain News: A former law enforcement officer will spend eight years in federal prison for robbing a Hendersonville bank.
From The Daily Courier: The annual ceremony was recently illustrated in the December issue of Our State magazine.
From Hickory Daily Record: The first Carolina Cycle Challenge, held Oct. 6, raised $50,000 for pediatric cancer research at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital.
From WLOS: More than 100 cats, dogs, and kittens are looking for forever homes at Asheville Humane Society’s “Fantastic Furry Frenzy” adoption event this weekend.
From McDowell News: After talking to their parents and making plans, the youngsters sprang into action, raising money and getting the support of the community for their project.
From Black Mountain News: Buncombe County government has begun looking seriously at replacing its only indoor pool, a project that would benefit hundreds of local swimmers but also cost millions of dollars.
From the Asheville Citizen-Times [Sanctuary Saturday occurs] from October through March in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church [in] downtown [Asheville], when the hungry and homeless seek refuge from the elements and protection from the unknown during the cold winter months. Now in its fifth year, the Saturday Sanctuary ministry at First Presbyterian is […]
Press release HART’s production of “A Christmas Carol” runs Dec. 6-15 The Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns for its second year, opening December 6. With a cast of 45 and a 9 piece orchestra, the show ranks as one of the region’s biggest holiday events. HART commissioned an original script […]
From Western Carolina University: Iceless ice skating and a fireworks show headline the activities for the 30th annual Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries Festival, which is always the first two Fridays and Saturdays in December in downtown Dillsboro.
From The Transylvania Times: County commissioners moved ahead Monday with a plan to clear out current logjams along the French Broad River in an effort to maintain the recreational value of one of the county’s most popular attractions.
From The Mountaineer: Seven homes will be elaborately decorated for this year’s Canton Christmas Tour of Homes to help ticket holders find inspiration for the holiday season.
From Hickory Daily Record: Black Friday started out surprisingly low-key compared to this time last year.
From WLOS: “Brother Wolf Animal Rescue” in Asheville kept its doors open Thanksgiving Day.
From Black Mountain News: The city Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to review Wedneday plans for a Publix supermarket in South Asheville and a rezoning request affecting property in North Asheville.
Press release Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory Board recently placed 12 new rocking chairs on the front porch of the Old Kentucky Home, Wolfe’s home place. The generosity of Troutman Rockers of Troutman, NC, Tyson Furniture Co. of Black Mountain and 12 North Carolina novelists made the purchase possible. […]
Here’s the press release from the North Carolina Ski Areas Association: North Carolina Gold Cards Poised To Sell Out North Carolina Ski Areas Association (NCSAA), Banner Elk, North Carolina, November 25, 2013 With two North Carolina ski areas already up and running and several others scheduled to open within days North Carolina’s winter sports centers […]
Press release The Lee Boys and The Shane Pruitt Band play Pisgah Brewing on Dec. 5 Pisgah Brewing Company is preparing for a fiery night of gospel blues and sacred steel as they welcome the national sensations The Lee Boys, with special guests The Shane Pruitt Band, on Thursday, December 5. The event will be […]
Press release “A gun and a girl” exhibition opens at Asheville Area Arts Council on Dec. 13 Join local artist Taiyo la Paix as he gathers a sample of Asheville’s most talented in a provocative show about love and death, sex and violence, a girl and a gun. Opening at the Asheville Area Arts Council […]
From Weaving Influence PR firm: Asheville, N.C– Local resident and business owner Bill Treasurer was honored to serve as a guest speaker last week in United Arab Emirates. During a five-day training program sponsored by the Protocol School of Washington, Treasurer, a best-selling author and nationally recognized expert, presented on Courageous Leadership, a concept his […]
From the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute point out that at 12:11 p.m. EST on Friday, December 21 the Sun will be at its most southern point in the sky for the year. This is the winter solstice and marks the first moment of winter. What is the astronomical […]
From United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now, GivingTuesday. The idea: in a season of consumerism, it is important to create space for giving back. And one way to do this is promote the organizations who are working to build community and connecting people who care, […]