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James McMurtry performs at The Grey Eagle, Nov. 1

From a press release: James McMurtry performs at The Grey Eagle, Nov. 1 Saturday, Nov. 1 at The Grey Eagle Doors/Show: 8:00pm/9:00pm — Tickets: $17.00-$20.00 — with Jonny Burke James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this month to start working […]

Congressional candidates McHenry and MacQueen spar at forum

FROM THE DAILY COURIER (RUTHERFORDTON) “McHenry, MacQueen spar at forum” by Matthew Clark Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry and Democrat challenger Tate MacQueen fielded questions ranging from immigration to gun rights during a candidate forum Tuesday afternoon in Rutherfordton. The forum was sponsored by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. McHenry came out swinging […]

Carolina Public Press receives $25,000 INNovation grant for News Exchange

FROM CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS: “One of the hardest jobs we have as a regional 501(c)(3) nonprofit online news organization is building relationships with our readers throughout Western North Carolina,” said Carolina Public Press Executive Director Angie Newsome. “2015 is going to be an exciting year, because we’re not only continuing and expanding our News Exchange series, […]

Brevard College cohosts former North Carolina poet laureate

From a Press Release: Brevard College cohosts former North Carolina poet laureate The Brevard College English Department and the Grace Creech West Lectureship are pleased to welcome former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti to Brevard on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. Bathanti will give a public reading of his selected works in the  […]

Oct. 25 symposium draws community into transportation planning

From a Press Release: Oct. 25 symposium draws community into transportation planning Everyone needs to get around. That’s the simple idea behind Asheville In Motion, an evolving and exciting community-based initiative designed to increase access to all forms of transportation. On October 25, the public is encouraged to participate in a symposium on Asheville’s transportation […]

AC-T: Huge sinkhole emerges on county-owned site

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: AC-T: Huge sinkhole emerges on county-owned site by John Boyle and Julie Ball ASHEVILLE – A sinkhole the size of a pickup truck opened up overnight Wednesday on a county-owned parking lot behind the former TK Tripps restaurant at College and South Charlotte streets. Heavy rains Tuesday apparently opened up the […]

Dedication ceremony for the Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center

From a Press Release: Dedication ceremony for the Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center Saturday, November 1st, 2014 12pm – 1pm 133 Livingston Street Asheville, North Carolina 28801 The Housing Authority is finishing renovations to the historical W.C. Reid Center.  We are renaming the building after Mr. Edington, former principal of Livingston Street School […]

Short Street Cakes announces 6th annual Dias de los Muertos Fundraiser for immigrant rights

  PRESS RELEASE from Short Street Cakes Asheville, NC, October 15, 2014:  Short Street Cakes, Asheville’s from-scratch, all-natural, Southern-style Cake Shop, celebrates the Mexican holiday of Los Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating authentic Mexican Sugar Skulls for the Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 holidays. Starting on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and continuing through […]

See red in Asheville (along with yellow and orange)

From press release The Smoky Mountains host some 120 species of trees; the greatest variety in the United States. That variety gives the southern Appalachians a broader spectrum – a patchwork quilt of mountainside color, including the popular “red leaves” due to an abundance of Red Maple, Dogwood, and Sassafras trees. Experts predict that, if […]

Warren Wilson to host Buncombe Commissioners candidate forum

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College is hosting a Candidate Forum on Oct. 29 featuring District 1 and 2 candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The forum, open to all interested citizens, begins at 7 p.m. in Canon Lounge of Gladfelter Student Center. District 2 Commissioner Ellen Frost and her […]

UNC Asheville Well-A-Bration 2014 set for Monday, Oct. 20

UNCA announces: UNC Asheville will host its fourth annual Well-A-Bration, celebrating healthful living and wellness, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. The day-long celebration will feature cooking and exercise programs, health lab open houses, and the fifth annual student-run health fair. Well-a-Bration highlights that are free and open to the public include: […]

Demonstrators to rally outside McCrory / Moffitt fundraiser

Press release from Progress NC Action: Demonstrators to rally outside McCrory / Moffitt fundraiser as Duke Energy has just won yet another windfall at ratepayers expense “Gov. Duke” comes to Asheville to raise money for Rep. Tim Moffitt’s sputtering re-election campaign, as Duke Energy can celebrate another ruling in Raleigh that shovels more money at […]

Asheville Art Museum presents a discussion of two hundred years of the Cherokee language

From a Press Release: Asheville Art Museum presents a discussion of two hundred years of the Cherokee language Thursday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present an Up for Discussion event: Two Hundred Years of the Cherokee Language with Dr. Hartwell Francis on Thursday, October 23 at 5:30 […]

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Knoxville alt-weekly Metro Pulse ceases publication

According to WBIR TV, “Knoxville’s Metro Pulse alternative weekly newspaper is ceasing operations as of Wednesday afternoon, staff members told 10News.” The paper’s owner, the Knoxville News Sentinel, announced it is laying off 23 employees, according to WBIR. According to the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, “Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Metro Pulse began publishing in 1991 […]

Web app features trails for leaf viewing

From a Press Release: Web app features trails for leaf viewing ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service invites national forest visitors to use the new NCtrails.org web application for planning their fall foliage adventures. Unveiled in May 2014, the searchable web application (web app) offers details on three popular trail systems […]