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Joshilyn Jackson in conversation with Sara Gruen at Malaprop’s, Feb. 20

PRESS RELEASE: Joshilyn Jackson, the beloved author of gods in Alabama, Backseat Saints, and Someone Else’s Love Story, is coming to Asheville to discuss her new novel, The Opposite of Everyone. To our delight, she will discuss the book and her writing with longtime friend Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants! These two New […]

Jon Stickley Trio. Photo by Heather Hambo

The Grey Eagle hosts NPR’s World Cafe with Jon Stickley Trio and The Honeycutters, Feb. 23

PRESS RELEASE: NPR’s World Cafe, produced by XPN in Philadelphia, is bringing the show to Asheville’s The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, February 23 for an evening of entertainment with Jon Stickley Trio and The Honeycutters, two Asheville-based bands who have both been making headlines across the country. World Cafe host David Dye will be in […]

Black Mountain holds Annual Valentine 5K & Wellness Expo at Lake Tomahawk Feb. 13

Press release: Black Mountain Recreation & Parks Department 17th Annual Valentine 5K and Half-Mile Kids Fun Run 3rd Annual Wellness Expo When: Saturday, February 13, 2016. Fun Run begins at 9:00 a.m. and 5K at 9:30 a.m. Where: Lake Tomahawk Park – 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711 This year we will be […]

Brevard Music Center announces 80th anniversary and 2016 summer music festival

PRESS RELEASE: This summer, over a ten-week period spanning June to August, Brevard Music Center (BMC) celebrates a historic 80th Anniversary with over eighty performances in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. BMC’s 2016 Summer Music Festival features a number of firsts—the operatic world-premiere of Falling Angel, an inaugural Jazz Institute, and a […]

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The Cliffs at Walnut Cove receives praise for wine program from CMAA

Press release: The Cliffs Receives Praise for Wine Program from Club Managers Association of America Club Managers Association of America’s International Wine Society recognizes The Cliffs’ extensive wine program with an “Award of Merit” Asheville, N.C. – The Cliffs, a collection of seven private luxury mountain and lake clubs and communities in the western Carolinas, […]

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UPDATED: Flash Flood Warning issued for Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe & McDowell Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning in Transylvania and Henderson Counties until 1:45 p.m. today. Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Henderson, Mcdowell Mountains, Mitchell, Polk Mountains, Rutherford mountains and Yancey counties are also under a flash flood watch until this evening.

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Burnsville hosts inaugural Wedding Expo Feb. 20

Press release: Burnsville Expo Showcases Blue Ridge Weddings Feb. 20 BURNSVILLE, N.C. – As engagement season ends, brides-to-be are booking venues and making plans for their big days. The first Burnsville Wedding Expo encourages brides and grooms and their friends and families to explore the offerings of more than 30 local vendors. The expo takes […]

Asheville Surgery Center joins the Mission Health electronic health record

From a press release: Asheville Surgery Center (ASC), an affiliate of Mission Health, joins Mission Health’s electronic medical record, effective Feb. 1, 2016. The electronic health records (EHRs) system is part of the larger Mission Health initiative “One Patient, One Chart” to improve care across the region. A patient’s medical record is essential to providing […]

Mission Health welcomes Medical Director, Research Officer

From a press release: Mission Health welcomes Steven Limentani, MD, in the dual roles of Vice President & Medical Director, Cancer Services and Chief Research Officer, Mission Health. Dr. Limentani is board certified and fellowship trained in hematology and medical oncology. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and did his internal medicine training at […]

Lew Kraus, Executive Director of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

New executive director to take the reins for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity today announced that Andy Barnett has been named as its new Executive Director. Barnett succeeds longtime Executive Director Lew Kraus, who has announced his retirement from the position. Barnett comes to the affiliate from St. Paul, Minnesota, where he has been Coordinating Consultant […]

Campaign for Southern Equality and WNCCHS break new ground with partnership to expand health care for transgender individuals

Press release from The Campaign for Southern Equality: The Campaign for Southern Equality and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) have announced an expanded partnership to promote WNCCHS Transgender Health Program, a groundbreaking model of delivering culturally-competent integrated medical care to transgender individuals across Western North Carolina. The Campaign for Southern Equality is donating $10,000 […]

Cloud Cottage Dedication

Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living hosts dedication ceremony

Press release from Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living: The public is invited to the upcoming dedication ceremony of Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living’s recently acquired Avalokitesvara (Quan Yin) statue, a gift of Mary Sorrells of Black Mountain. The ceremony will take place the Wednesday after Valentine’s Day, February 17, 6-7:30, at Cloud Cottage, […]

Community Foundation of Henderson County

Community Foundation of Henderson County seeks nonprofit applicants for grants

Press release from the Community Foundation of Henderson County: HENDERSONVILLE, NC, FEB. 2, 2016: Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations or IRS-equivalent or accepted fiscal agents wanting to be considered for Community Foundation of Henderson County’s next competitive General Grant cycle are invited to submit applications for those grants to the Community Foundation by 5 p.m., Tues., March 1. […]

Brevard College announces inaugural Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference, May 20-22

PRESS RELEASE: Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library Foundation will bring a new literary tradition to Brevard as they co-host the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference May 20-22. The conference takes place at Brevard College and will consist of readings and workshops from renowned guest faculty. Exploring the theme, “A Sense of Place,” the […]

Spring Conference Organic Growers School

Registration is open for the Organic Growers School Spring Conference

Press release from the Organic Growers School: Registration is open for the 234rd Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference. The Conference, for healthy eaters, home growers, and farmers, takes place Saturday & Sunday March 12 & 13, 2016, at UNCA in Asheville, North Carolina. Organic Growers School (OGS) will draw over 2000 gardeners, farmers, and […]

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The Princeton Review ranks UNC Asheville number one nationally for “Making an Impact”

Press release from UNC Asheville- UNC Asheville has earned top marks in the Colleges that Pay You Back: 2016 Edition, ranking No. 1 in the nation for “Best Schools for Making an Impact.” The category recognizes schools with the best community service opportunities, student governments, sustainability, and on-campus student engagement, as well as graduates with high […]

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to exhibit Made in WNC during NYCxDESIGN

Press release from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD): ASHEVILLE, NC –  The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce its participation in WantedDesign Brooklyn May 7-17, 2016 during NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official annual citywide celebration of design. CCCD will display Made in Western North Carolina (WNC), an exhibition featuring work by twenty-four regional […]

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