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Lizzie O'Hara, David Lind, Josh Marx and Ruth Pferdehirt. Photo by Scott Treadway/Treadshots

The Flat Rock Playhouse stages The Importance of Being Earnest, July 7-24

PRESS RELEASE FROM FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE: The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with Oscar Wilde’s famous satire The Importance of Being Earnest, which will run from July 7th through July 24th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville, NC. What’s the most important lesson a Victorian gentleman could learn? […]

Akira Satake + Duncan Wickel: Live at White Horse Black Mountain

PRESS RELEASE:   Summer Concert Wednesday, June 29th 2016 at 7:30pm Akira Satake, composer and banjo and shamisen (Japanese banjo) player, and multi-genre violinist and celloist Duncan Wickel Join forces for an evening of kaleidoscopic original music combining World, Jazz, Celtic and Appalachian traditions. Tickets are $18 in advance $20 at the door Purchase online at: www.whitehorseblackmountain.com White […]

The Community Kitchen: Update on new building project

PRESS RELEASE: If you have driven down Champion Drive recently, you probably have noticed changes starting to happen. Volunteers and staff have been hard at work on the new property. The property was officially purchased on April 18th thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, $30,000 was raised in a period of about 30 […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, June 23: YELLOW

Thursday, June 23, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activity. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC […]

Asheville Transit Division seeking input on Route 170 to Black Mountain

PRESS RELEASE: The City of Asheville Transit Planning Division is discontinuing service to Warren Wilson College due to a loss of funding and considering other changes to the Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus Route 170 to Black Mountain.  Some of the other possible changes to the ART Route 170 include: Reducing the number of trips […]

LEGO® brick sculpture exhibit to open at The N.C. Arboretum July 30, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville, N.C. (June 22, 2016) – Visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden located just south of Asheville, will enjoy a fun-filled outdoor adventure this summer and fall at the Arboretum’s newest exhibit, Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks, on display throughout the Arboretum’s gardens July 30 – October 23, 2016. Composed of […]

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America

PRESS RELEASE:  Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In this case, the researchers found that the spread of a bee species in pre-Columbian Central and North America was tied to the spread of squash agriculture. “We wanted to […]

Viking axe making class with Brock Martin from WarFire Forge

Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st 9:00am – 5:00pm (16 hours total) Cost $275 (materials included) , due at registration What to Expect: This course is designed to introduce students to axe making using hand tools while learning the metallurgy behind producing a quality tool/weapon.  No prior experience required.  Topics covered will include:  benefits of […]

Asheville Police Department conducting rapid deployment training at Isaac Dickson School

Asheville Police Department press release: Asheville, NC (June 22, 2016): The Asheville Police Department, in partnership with the Asheville Fire Department and Buncombe County EMS, are participating in a rapid deployment exercise at the current Isaac Dickson Elementary School (90 Montford Avenue) today from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During this exercise officers, firefighters and […]

APD conducting training at Isaac Dickson Elementary on Wednesday

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (June 22, 2016): The Asheville Police Department, in partnership with the Asheville Fire Department and Buncombe County EMS, are participating in a rapid deployment exercise at the current Isaac Dickson Elementary School (90 Montford Avenue) today from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During this exercise officers, firefighters and […]

21st annual daylily sale to benefit child abuse victims held on July 1 and 2.

PRESS RELEASE: Who: Cheryl and Doug Alderman are opening their award-winning daylily gardens in Fairview for their annual plant sale to benefit Mountain Child Advocacy Center (MCAC) – the non-profit agency provides prevention education, crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy for child abuse and neglect. The garden is an official display garden of the American Hemerocallis […]

Life changes prompt special enrollment opportunities for health insurance: Free assistance is available to Review options, sign up

PRESS RELEASE: Did you just experience your first Father’s Day? Get married? Become a college graduate? If so, these and other major life changes can offer special enrollment opportunities for health insurance through North Carolina’s Marketplace. Although open enrollment ended in January, some consumers still have the opportunity to enroll throughout the year if they […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, June 22: YELLOW

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 S. Lexington Ave. Ste. 101 Asheville, NC 28801 828-250-6777 828-250-6222 fax www.wncairquality.org

Lesbian comics Vickie Shaw & Jennie McNulty perform at First Congregational UCC of Asheville, June 24

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Lesbian comics Vickie Shaw and Jennie McNulty are bringing their unique brand of clean and pointed, “Straight-friendly” comedy to First Congregational UCC of Asheville. Vickie, a recovering S.O.B. (SOuthern Baptist) and Jennie, whose comedy has taken her to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the troops, are serendipitously arriving just in […]

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