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Asheville tops Lonely Planet’s “Best in the U.S.” 2017

Press Release from Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau: Travel media company Lonely Planet is pleased to announce its annual list of the top 10 most exciting places to go in the United States in the year ahead. Lonely Planet’s travel experts scoured the states this year to choose Best in the US 2017 (lonelyplanet.com/best-in-us), 10 destinations […]

Tribal firefrighter pleads guilty to setting fires on indian lands

Press release from the office of United States Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose Western District of North Carolina, Dec. 5: Raymond Neal Swayney, 31, of Cherokee, N.C., appeared in federal court in Asheville today and pleaded guilty to intentionally setting fires on Indian lands, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. […]

Hazel Larsen Archer photo of Merce Cunningham at Black Mountain College, vintage gelatin silver print, ca. late 1940s – early 1950s. Photo courtesy of the Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.

Black Mountain College Museum offers exhibition of the school’s photographers

Press release from Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center: While thousands of photographs were made at Black Mountain College there has not been a detailed examination of photography at the College. Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College will be the first in-depth exhibition and catalog devoted to this topic. The individuals who taught photography […]

"Basket of Citrus" by John Anderson

John Anderson will discuss the history of whiskey painting at January Art League meeting

Press release from Art League of Henderson County: It seems appropriate that Art League of Henderson County member John Anderson be the guest speaker at the January 8th meeting. As a member of the Whiskey Painters of America, John knows a thing or two about miniature paintings, which is January’s special member challenge. Several times […]

Asheville police at Shop With a Hero event. Photo courtesy of APD

Asheville Police participate in Shop with Hero event

Press release from Asheville Police Department: On December 5th, Housing Officers with the Asheville Police Department, attended the “Shop with a Hero” Event at Walmart in Hendersonville. There were several agencies from Western North Carolina that attended. The Asheville Police Department was assigned five young ladies from Etowah Elementary and one young man from Fletcher […]

Hendersonville to open synthetic surface skating rink

Press release from Henderson County Tourism: The new holiday skating rink in downtown Hendersonville invites families to spend quality time together this season. The rink, located at the Visitor Center on South Main Street, opens Tuesday, Dec. 20, and operates daily through Sunday, Jan. 1. A synthetic skating surface made of special polymers allows ice-skaters […]

City of Asheville accepting housing trust fund applications through Jan. 2

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville’s Community & Economic Development Department is accepting applications for funding from the City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund.  Funding is available for affordable housing development, rehabilitation or preservation of affordable housing units within Asheville’s City limits. The Housing Trust Fund was created in 2000 […]

Haywood Medical highlights National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 4-10

Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center:  Center for Disease Control established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. A goal of NIVW is to remind people that even though the holiday season has arrived, it’s not too late to get […]

Screening breast thermograms available at local medical practice on Dec. 13

Press release from Asheville Integrative Medicine: Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Clinical travel Thermographer nurse, will be offering screening breast thermograms at: Asheville Integrative Medicine​ 832 HENDERSONVILLE RD ASHEVILLE NC 28803 TEL: 828-252-5545 On Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, she will be performing screening breast thermograms and appointments are available. Breast Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that […]

Eblen Charities expands heating assistance with low income energy assistance program

Press release from Eblen Charities: Now many who seek heating assistance through these cold winter months will be receiving additional help thanks to the partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities. Beginning last Tuesday, December 1st, Eblen Charities once again began administering the Federal Low Income […]

TD Charitable Foundation backs OnTrack WNC with donation to support homeownership

Press release from OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling: The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $5,000 to OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community. OnTrack WNC is a nonprofit committed to helping people in […]

Asheville Quakers call on District Attorney to release police shooting SBI investigation report

Announcement from Asheville Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends: On July 2, 2016, Jai Lateef “Jerry” Williams was fatally shot by Asheville Police officer Tyler Radford. On October 28, the NC State Bureau of Investigation released to District Attorney Todd Williams the report of its investigation into the shooting. Our hearts are cracked open […]

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Asheville Vaudeville presents a Winter Holiday Extravaganza, Dec. 17

Press release from Asheville Vaudeville: Asheville Vaudeville is excited to invite you to our Winter Holiday Extravaganza! Onkel Woland will be the host for this holiday extravaganza! He and the Black Forest Menagerie will guide you through the perilous paths of winter, introducing you to some of the little known folkloric characters of this otherwise […]

Hearing on sewage sludge incinerators set for Dec. 21

Press release from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency: The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency issued a public notice of hearing and comment period on a Pre-hearing Request for Delegation of Federal Plan 40 CFR 62 Subpart LLL, Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or Before October 14, […]

Berkeley Mills Ballpark in Henderson County among N.C. historic places added to national register

Press release from N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that three districts and thirteen individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The following properties were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory […]

Transylvania students offer holiday entertainment

Press release from Transylvania County Schools: Friends, family, and the general public are welcome and encouraged to enjoy free holiday concerts and arts programs in Transylvania County Schools over the coming weeks. Students, educators, and volunteers have been busily preparing for these programs, and attendees are sure to enjoy each event. Programs are listed below […]

Komen Northwest NC Board Members Roberta King Latham (chair), from left, and Alisa Plymale celebrate a successful “Cookie for a Cure” campaign over cookies with SUBWAY® Operations Manager Brenda Metcalf of Asheville at the sub shop at Furnitureland South. Western North Carolina SUBWAY® restaurants contributed $3,000 of the total $28,525 raised statewide to the local Komen affiliate.

North Carolina Subway restaurants donate to Susan G. Komen affiliates

Press release from Subway: JAMESTOWN, N.C., December 2, 2016 – SUBWAY® restaurant owners from across North Carolina had the recipe for success: caring people and a community cause, combined with a sweet treat. The 2016 “Cookie for a Cure” campaign yielded $28,525 for the state’s Susan G. Komen® affiliates to help in the fight against cancer. […]

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