Governor McCrory signs Farm Act of 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Pat McCrory was joined by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, state legislators and agriculture leaders from throughout North Carolina today as he signed the Farm Act of 2016. “This is a great day for agriculture and our entire economy,” said Governor McCrory. “This Farm Act will support North Carolina agriculture and farmers in our state […]

Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

PRESS RELEASE: While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer […]


New outdoor equipment rental shop GEARU opens July 31

Press release: GEARU Opens Doors for Asheville Outdoors Enthusiasts July 25, 2016, Asheville, N.C. – GEARU is set to shake up Asheville’s outdoor recreation scene by bringing its revolutionary approach to gear access to Western North Carolina. Utilizing a gear membership program, GEARU will make the equipment necessary to enjoy the N.C. mountains much more […]

Asheville Tourists calls on fans to help win 2016 Esurance Home Field Advantage Award

Press release: For Immediate Release July 26, 2016 Asheville in the Running for Esurance Home Field Advantage Award ASHEVILLE, N.C. – As the second half of the season gets underway, Minor League Baseball and Esurance today unveiled the first annual Esurance Home Field Advantage Award. One Minor League Baseball team in each of the 14 […]

Parsec Financial recognized by InvestmentNews as #1 RIA in North Carolina for 3rd consecutive year

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2016 ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Parsec Financial has been recognized as the #1 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in North Carolina in InvestmentNews’ Largest RIA rankings, which published June 2. This is the 3rd consecutive year that Parsec Financial has been the top RIA in North Carolina. The annual listing of leading RIA’s cited […]

CooperRiis hires first volunteer program coordinator

  PRESS RELEASE: The CooperRiis Healing Community has hired its first volunteer program coordinator – Kevin Riordan, a former resident who later became a volunteer. As a former volunteer who understands the needs and benefits of the program, Riordan will recruit and support volunteers who bring valuable skills to the program. Riordan’s goals include ongoing recruitment of volunteers to […]

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Haywood County Public Library announces 125th anniversary events beginning in September

Press release: Haywood County Public Library celebrates 125 years with month-long celebration: “Haywood Heritage: Honoring the Past, Heralding the Future” Established in 1891, the first library in Haywood County, N.C. operated out of the law office of W. B. Ferguson, with each library stockholder paying a $5 subscription fee to be able to check out […]

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Goldie and the Screamers plus Virginia and the Slims play White Horse, Aug. 6

PRESS RELEASE FROM WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN: On Saturday, August 6 at 8 p.m. the White Horse Black Mountain will hop to the danceable sounds of two great bands fronted by powerhouse female singers. Goldie and the Screamers are an Asheville Soul/Neo Soul outfit featuring CaroMia Tiller, while Virginia and the Slims’ vibe, with singer […]

“The Jazzy Vegetarian” Laura Theodore visits Mills River Farmers Market Aug. 6

Press release: LAURA THEODORE, THE JAZZY VEGETARIAN, TO VISIT FARMERS MARKET AUGUST 6 The Mills River Farmers’ Market is excited to welcome Laura Theodore, The Jazzy Vegetarian, to the market on Saturday, August 6. Theodore is a TASTE award-winning, recognized public television personality, recording artist, cookbook author and vegan chef. Theordore writes for Mother Earth […]

Blue Ridge Parkway holds two ranger-guided hikes Aug. 4 and 5

Press release: Blue Ridge Parkway After Hours Hike “A Walk Back in Time” (Asheville, N.C.) – Join Parkway rangers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4 for a short, easy hike that is right in Asheville’s backyard. Come learn about some of the Parkway’s history and explore an interesting section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Meet […]

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APD seeking public assistance locating hit-and-run suspect

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City of Asheville Asheville Police Department Asheville Police Department Requests Public Assistance Locating Corey Ryan Miller Asheville, N.C. (July 26, 2016): Yesterday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the intersection of Tunnel Road and New Haw Creek Road in regards to a motor vehicle collision. […]

Flashmob criticizes forest destruction during American Pellet Fuels Institute Conference at Grove Park Inn

Press release: Surprise Flashmob Greets American Pellet Fuels Institute Conference Goers and Guests at Asheville’s Grove Park Inn  Parody of Talking Head’s song and coordinated dance playfully pokes fun at Enviva and Drax for their role in forest destruction in the South Asheville, N.C. – In the early evening of July 24, as attendees were […]

Hendersonville, local partners hold ribbon cutting celebration for Oklawaha greenway July 29

Press release: Mayor Volk and City Council cordially invite you to attend: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Extension (Phase Three) of the Oklawaha Greenway to Berkeley Mills Park Friday, July 29, 2016: 4:00 p.m. The City of Hendersonville and the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce announce the official grand opening […]

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CFWNC’s Pigeon River Fund Awards $168,080 in water quality grants to projects in Buncombe, Haywood and Madison counties

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: In late May, the Pigeon River Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarded $168,080 to environmental groups working in Western North Carolina to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife management habitats, expand public use and access to waterways and increase awareness […]

Air quality forecast for Tuesday, July 26: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, July 26, 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. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone:  828.250.6777 Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 07/26/2016

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Asheville-area breweries and Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation team up to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service with special beers

Press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: If you live next door to the most visited park unit in the country, how do you celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service? In Asheville, there is only one answer: with beer, of course. In honor of the National Park Service’s centennial year, the […]

Biltmore Estate’s annual summer concert series begins Thursday, July 28

PRESS RELEASE FROM BILTMORE ESTATE: Biltmore’s annual concert series begins this Thursday, July 28, with shows staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Performers and dates are subject to change. The 2016 Biltmore Concert Series line-up: July 28 — Daughtry Aug. 12 — Casting Crowns with special guest […]

Mission Health receives personalized medicine grant

Press release from Mission Hospital: The Personalized Medicine Program at Mission Health has been awarded a Presidential Grant of $45,000 from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NC Biotech) to help support a pilot research study evaluating the feasibility of providing personalized medicine testing in the primary care setting. This kind of personalized medicine could enhance […]

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