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AC-T: Race for N.C. House seat goes from water to schoolbooks

The Asheville Citizen-Times recently published a pair of articles focusing on the Statehouse race in District 116 between incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democratic challenger Brian Turner. Here’s links to the stories and excerpts: Race for N.C. House seat goes from water to schoolbooks The race to represent southern and western Buncombe County in the […]

Sola Salon Studios opens on Pack Square

From a press release: ASHEVILLE (Sept. 29, 2014) – Mailander LLC announces the opening of Asheville’s first Sola Salon Studios location on Pack Square. Located on the second floor of 124 College Street in downtown Asheville, the 5,800- square-foot salon overlooks the Pack Square green and the Visitor’s Center. This central, well-trafficked location offers studios […]

NC Senate candidates Davis, Hipps to debate

Press release from Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will be held Thursday, Oct. 2. The WCU Political Debate Series will wrap up with the contenders for the N.C. Senate […]

RiverLink seeks volunteers interested in watershed stewardship

 Press release from RiverLink: Asheville, NC — RiverLink invites those interesting in becoming volunteers to attend our monthly volunteer information sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, meet the RiverLink staff and find the best fit for donating their time […]


Highland Brewing to expand, investing $5 million, adding 15 jobs

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce announces: September 26th, 2014 Asheville, N.C. – In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Highland Brewing Company announced expansion plans today to add 15 jobs and invest $5 million in new equipment and facilities over the next three years. The expansion, which includes tanks and a […]

David LaMotte celebreates release of “Worldchanging 101″ with Oct. 12 event

From a press release: David LaMotte celebreates release of “Worldchanging 101″ with Oct. 12 event David LaMotte is best known as a musician, but the imminent publishing of his third book, Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness, is likely to change that. He will be celebrating its release with friends and fans at the […]

Visionary Arts Fair of Asheville, Oct. 18

From a press release: Visionary Arts Fair of Asheville, Oct. 18 On October 18th, New Mountain will once again be transformed into a multi-dimentional world of psychedelic eye candy, and musical landscapes. Some of the southeast’s most talented artists come together to create this full sensory experience, the Visionary Arts Fair of Asheville. WORLD RENOWNED […]

More IBMA nominations for Balsam Range

From a press release: More IBMA nominations for Balsam Range The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the nominees for the Momentum Awards. Each artist was chosen by committees through a multi-stage process involving both musicians and music industry leaders. “One of the distinctive features of the bluegrass world is that the peak years […]

Local transgender playwright performs staged reading in Asheville before New York production

From a press release: Local transgender playwright performs staged reading in Asheville before New York production INCONGRUENCE: A (trans) Gender Looking Glass, by Carla Pridgen With the love and generosity of friends, a special staged reading and fundraiser is in the making. The play will be presented by Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective and the […]

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Deltec builds 5,000th home since company started in 1968

Local homebuilder celebrates milestone by featuring the home in Parade of Homes From press release   ASHEVILLE, NC – Deltec Homes, the industry leader in prefabricated energy efficient homes, has begun construction on their 5,000th home since the company started in 1968. The home will be available to tour in the 2014 Parade of Homes. […]

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Warren Wilson named among top “Hippie Haven Colleges”

A list compiled by Her Campus Team named Warren Wilson College among the nations top “Hippie Haven Colleges.” The real surprise might be that the Swannanoa, N.C.-based school ranked only No. 4. From the web article: If there’s one thing students at Warren Wilson care about, it’s sustainability. The school, which was named one of […]

2014 Fire Prevention Month Kick off

AFD’s Fire Prevention Month kick off event Sunday at Sam’s Club

From press release: ASHEVILLE - October is recognized as National Fire Prevention Month and what better way to bring awareness then to attend AFD’s annual Fire Prevention Kick off Event!  This year’s event will be held on September 28th at Sam’s Club from 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m.  The event will include fire trucks, AFD’s Haz-Mat truck and robot, the Asheville […]

Walk to Cure Diabetes anticipates raising over $114,000 for research

Press release from JDRF: ASHEVILLE– JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research will hosts its annual “Walk to Cure Diabetes” event Sunday, October 5 presented by Mission, at the UNCA Track Field. This annual event, which anticipates raising over $114,000 and hosting more than 800 people, is one of five walks […]

Details on UNC Asheville’s biggest-ever Greenfest

Press release from UNC Asheville: Official Opening of the Reed Creek Greenway, Ecomusics Concerts to Highlight UNC Asheville’s Biggest-Ever Greenfest UNC Asheville’s Fall 2014 Greenfest – the university’s biggest-ever – includes a ribbon-cutting officially dedicating the university’s portion of the Reed Creek Greenway, the global Ecomusics and Ecomusicologies 2014 conference and performance series, and much […]

Center for Diversity Education to host ‘Everybody’s Environment’ Conference

Press release from Center for Diversity Education at UNC Asheville: “Everybody’s Environment: Voices of Community and Conservation,” a day-long conference on Oct. 10, will bring together area environmental and conservation organizations to develop campaigns and strategies for a more inclusive environmental movement. Although the percentage of ethnic minorities in these organizations has grown, it is […]

SBOE: More early voting sites than any off-year election

Press release from the State Board of Elections: RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Board of Elections today announced there will be more early voting locations across North Carolina than in any prior off-year election.  A total of 366 one-stop sites will host 25,735.5 hours of early voting, including 68.8% more evening hours than in 2010, […]

Waldrop endorsed by Buncombe County Association of Educators

Press release from the campaign of Nancy Waldrop: Nancy Waldrop Endorsed by Buncombe County Association of Educators Long-time Teacher Attends Dedication Ceremony for a School she Helped to Establish CANDLER, N.C. – September 22, 2014 – Nancy Waldrop, candidate for County Commissioner in District 3, today announced she has been endorsed by the Buncombe County […]

Blue Ridge Community College to host crowdfunding conference Oct. 17

From press release Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center will host Western North Carolina’s first Crowdfunding Conference on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at its Henderson County Campus. The event will be held from 1 to 5:15 p.m. and is offered at no charge, due to sponsor support from the Blue Ridge Community College Small […]