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Cradle of Forestry to unveil climate change exhibit

Here’s the press release from the Forest Service Southern Research Station: Pisgah Forest, NC— On Tuesday, May 6,  the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) and the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association will unveil the Climate Change in the Southern Appalachians and Wildland Fire in the South exhibits in the Cradle of […]

Kanye West protege CyHi the Prince plays Asheville Music Hall, June 19

From a press release: Kanye West protege CyHi the Prince plays Asheville Music Hall, June 19 Kanye West’s newest protege, grammy-nominated songwriter and rapper CyHi the Prince, signed to West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, brings his Hystori tour to Asheville Music Hall! Asheville Music Hall 31 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 www.AshevilleMusicHall.com 9pm // 21+ // […]

UNC-TV launches web series — a collaboration with PBS Digital Studios and Beat Making Lab

From a press release: UNC-TV launches web series — a collaboration with PBS Digital Studios and Beat Making Lab North Carolina’s only statewide public television network, UNC-TV, recently collaborated with PBS Digital Studios and Beat Making Lab as part of a groundbreaking project that brings laptops and music production lessons to teenagers across the globe. […]

Franklin VA Clinic seeks donations for Memorial Day display

 Press release:    CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER, Asheville – The Asheville VA’s Franklin Community Based Outpatient Clinic is inviting people to honor our Veteran heroes from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., May 23, by donating items that will be displayed in the Clinic. The clinic, located at 647 Wayah St., in Franklin, is asking relatives […]

Elected officials reflect on Moogfest impact

Here’s the press release from Moogfest organizers: Kicking off on Wednesday, April 23rd with a panel discussion on the role of innovation and technology in economic development and closing on Sunday, April 27th with a celebration party in the Moog Factory, the re-tooled Moogfest 2014 featured more than 100 musical performances, 105 speakers, panels, multimedia […]

Free natural foods job board launches for Asheville area

PRESS RELEASE from NaturallyAsheville.com ASHEVILLE, NC (April 29, 2014) – Just launched this week,  NaturallyAsheville.com is a free job board for Western North Carolina’s growing natural foods and products industry. Local companies can post open positions online at  NaturallyAsheville.com, and  interested community members can browse and apply for posted jobs or sign up for weekly […]

NC’s March county and area employment figures released

From the North Carolina Department of Commerce: RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 23 of North Carolina’s counties in March, decreased in 59 and remained the same in 18. Three of the State’s metro areas experienced rate increases, while five saw decreases and six remained unchanged. Graham County had the highest unemployment […]

Rumbough Place summer one-way traffic pattern begins May 12

Press release from the City of Asheville transportation department:    ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville Transportation Department will initiate the annual change of Rumbough Place between Sulphur Springs Road and Harris Avenue to a one-way street for the summer on May 12, with traffic being directed south away from Sulphur Springs Road.   This change is undertaken every spring […]

Mountain Heritage Day takes applications for craft vendors

From a press release: Mountain Heritage Day takes applications for craft vendors Artists and craftspeople are being sought to participate in the 40th annual Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture. Mountain Heritage Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee – always the […]

Asheville Fire Department members undergo firefighter survival training

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: ASHEVILLE – Approximately 50 members from the Asheville Fire Department are involved in a week long intensive Firefighter Survival Training which will finalize their 116 hours of rapid intervention training (RIT) requirements to fully staff AFD’s 3 RIT engine companies. The training is local both Monday and Tuesday at […]

Henderson County honors new Master Gardeners

Press Release North Carolina Cooperative Extension Henderson County Center The North Carolina Cooperative Extension of Henderson County will honor 18 volunteers from the education portion of its Master Gardener program on Wednesday, April 30. The students have successfully completed 40 hours of instruction from Kerrie Roach, Extension Agent, Agriculture – Consumer and Commercial, plus other […]

Prison Yoga Project to offer training in Asheville

Press release from Asheville Yoga Center: Prison Yoga Project Aims to Share Yoga with Underserved Communities  ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 23, 2013)–Asheville Yoga Center is collaborating with the Prison Yoga Project to offer an in-depth training on teaching yoga to individuals whose lives have been impacted by trauma, including prison inmates.  Yoga instructors interested in […]