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Mountain Bizworks announces fifth ScaleUp WNC Cohort for Spring 2017 session

From Mountain Bizworks: Mountain BizWorks Announces the Fifth ScaleUp WNC Cohort Fifteen high-potential WNC small businesses accepted into the intensive growth planning and mentorship program (Asheville, NC): Mountain BizWorks is very pleased to announce 15 small businesses throughout the region with strong potential for growth and job creation to participate in the fifth cohort of […]

Henderson County activists meet with Senator Tillis’ State Director, answer questions Feb 23

From event organizers: 4:15PM This Thursday, February 23 The leaders of the grassroots movement, Progressive Organized Women (POW) will meet Senator Thom Tillis’ State Director, Jordan Shaw, to discuss concerns at the first meeting of its kind since the arrival of the new administration.   The meeting is expected to take 45 minutes after which the POW leaders Jayne Jennings and […]

UNC Asheville hosts symposium on ethics March 3

From UNC Asheville: Emphasis on Ethics: Bridging Traditions and Disciplines – UNC Asheville to Host Symposium March 3 UNC Asheville will host a full-day symposium – Emphasis on Ethics: Bridging Traditions and Disciplines – 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, March 3 at Karpen Hall in the Laurel Forum. This event, and the featured talks by […]

Asheville residents hold rally to support Affordable Care Act Feb. 25

From event organizers: Rally Defending Affordable Care Act on Saturday, February 25, Downtown Asheville Senators Burr and Tillis and Congressmen Meadows and McHenry invited to attend Asheville, NC—Our Revolution Asheville is joining forces with Indivisible Asheville/WNC and other Asheville organizations to hold a rally on Saturday, February 25, at Pack Square in downtown Asheville in […]

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Manheimer to seek second mayoral term

Press release from Mayor Esther Manheimer: Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer Announces Run for Re-election Asheville — Mayor Esther Manheimer announces today her run for re-election in the November city elections.  Esther was elected Mayor in 2013–a race in which she received 68% of the popular vote.  Prior to that, she served four years on City […]

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Cold Mountain fire now 75 percent contained

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina: Location: The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated acreage: Approximately 132 acres Containment (as of 2/21, 4 p.m.): […]

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Percussionist Matthew Richmond will lecture at UNC Asheville, Feb. 28

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Lecturer in Music Matthew Richmond, composer and percussionist, will present a free public lecture, “Rhythm in Science and Spirituality,” in the next installment of the university’s spring Music Faculty Lecture Series. This event is free and open to everyone at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at UNC […]

Rainbow Community School to host conference on mindfulness, Oct. 6-7

  Press release: The Rainbow Institute, an arm of Rainbow Community School (RCS) of West Asheville is hosting its annual More than Mindfulness (MTM) Conference on October 6th and 7th, 2017. The conference will focus on the past, present and future of spirituality and holistic education. School based mindfulness programs are becoming increasingly more widespread […]

Buncombe County is one of 20 counties and cities to receive grants to design and test innovative criminal justice reforms

Press release from Buncombe County: Asheville The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on February 1st, 2017 that Buncombe County is one of 20 additional jurisdictions joining the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national $100 million initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Buncombe County and the […]

Grand opening events planned for Mills River Bojangles’ restaurant, Feb. 23-24

PRESS RELEASE from Bojangles’, Inc.: Charlotte, N.C. (February 20, 2017) – Mills River, get ready to celebrate Bo Time! On Friday, February 24, Bojangles’ will host the grand opening of their new restaurant in Mills River, N.C., located on 3575 Boylston Highway. This is the 49th Bojangles’ location owned and operated by BOJ of WNC, […]

Bird's eye view of PARI's 200-acre campus. Photo courtesy of PARI

NASA taps PARI for total solar eclipse research

Press release from Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman, NC: In 1962, NASA chose a scenic location in Transylvania County, North Carolina, to establish the East Coast satellite tracking station during the infancy of the U.S. space program. Fifty-five years later, NASA is returning to the site, now home to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), […]

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MG Road to host Old Forester Distillery whiskey dinner, Feb. 22

PRESS RELEASE from MG Road: MG Road is very pleased to welcome Cameron Brobst of Old Forester Distillery in hosting a whiskey dinner with some of Old Forester’s finest offereings. A four-course dinner with whiskey tastings and pairings will be on offer, with visiting chefs Jacob Ingerson and Buck Fox. $40 per person includes whiskey […]

AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate team has strong showing at Harvard University

Announcement from Keith Pittman, coach for  AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate Team: The AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate Team had another successful year at the Harvard National Speech and Debate Invitational in Cambridge, Massachusetts over the weekend. Please congratulate the following award winners. Elizabeth Propst made the final round of Congressional Debate and finished 13th place overall […]

Cold Mountain fire 02-19-17

Cold Mountain fire now 50 percent contained

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina: Location: The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated acreage: Approximately 132 acres Containment (as of 2/20, 4 p.m.): […]

North Asheville Baptist Church to change name and move to Weaverville

Press release from North Asheville Baptist Church: North Asheville Baptist Church will be changing its official name to Brookstone Church on Easter weekend. The church will be transitioning from its home on Reynolds Mountain Boulevard in North Asheville, to Griffee Road in Weaverville on August 20th. The name change will reflect the nature of the […]

Dr. Carlo Mainardi recognized among top in industry by The Expert Network

  Press release:   Dr. Carlo Mainardi, Chief Medical Officer, Park Ridge Health, has joined The Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Dr. Mainardi has been chosen as a Distinguished Doctor™ based on peer reviews and ratings, numerous recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career. Dr. Mainardi outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. After studying […]

Nominations now open for 2017 North Carolina Awards

Press release from North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 15.  Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the award recognizes “notable […]

Haywood County Arts Council seeks postcard art for May exhibit

Press release: To help celebrate Haywood County Arts Council’s 40th Anniversary, we are planning a new and exciting exhibition as part of our A Ruby Anniversary show in May: an HCAC benefit sale of original, postcard-sized works by established and emerging artists in our region. Any artist can contribute to this sale. The postcard portion of […]

Andrew Jones of Climate Interactive to discuss climate change Feb. 23 at UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Andrew Jones, co-director of Climate Interactive, will discuss global climate change and the “Top 10 Reasons for Hope for Our Climate,” from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, in the Swannanoa River Room 104. This event is sponsored by the Student Environmental Center, a student […]

Artists’ Breakfast gathering will be held the last Thursday of the month at 362 Depot

Press release: 362 Depot, a co-op gallery and working studio, recently opened its doors in the River Arts District (RAD), showcasing the work of ten artists. An Artists’ Breakfast, held the last Thursday of each month, offers fellow artists, collectors and art lovers a chance at camaraderie and conversation. The next Breakfast will be held […]

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