Author Rita Zoey Chin discusses creativity and healing, Sept. 10 & 11

Rita Zoey Chin, author of Let the Tornado Come, comes to Asheville for two events. On Thursday, Sept. 10, she’ll present her memoir at Malaprop’s. On Friday, Sept. 11, she’ll discuss creativity and healing as the keynote speaker at the Aurora Studio art opening. Press release from Jill Seigel PR: Rita survived abusive parents, drug […]

Asheville Creative Arts launches incubator series with “Journeying Jack.” Sept. 19

Local theater company Asheville Creative Arts announces a new incubator series. A staged reading of Journeying Jack, by David and Jack Novak, takes place at NC Stage Saturday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. Press release from event organizers: Co-Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger announce JOURNEYING JACK, a script-in-hand staged reading that kicks off Asheville […]

Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson holds sneak peek of 2016 inventory and fashion show, Sept. 3

Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson will showcase the company’s 2016 inventory at a celebratory event on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6:15-7:45 p.m., at 2002 13th Avenue Drive SE in Hickory. In addition to sneak peeks of new models, the free public event will include a Harley-themed fashion show highlighting the 2016 Motorclothes line. Visit or call […]

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Friends and family honor life of WNC bluegrass musician Billy Constable with benefit concert, Oct. 8

Billy Constable, a well-known bluegrass artist from Western North Carolina, passed away after a nearly year-long fight with brain cancer on Saturday, Aug. 22. To honor the man’s life and music, many of his friends and fellow musicians have come together to play a benefit show at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. […]

Carolina Mountain Sales celebrates new location with ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 10

Real estate office Carolina Mountain Sales will celebrate the company’s new location in Historic Biltmore Village with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 4-7 p.m. The event takes place at the new office at 10 Brook Street, Suite 235. Special guests include Mayor Esther Manheimer and Senior Vice President and Executive Director […]

David Joe Miller, photo by Steve Weber

Black Box Storytelling Theater’s spoken word open mic returns Sept. 14

From a press release: Black Box Storytelling Theater presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC! Monday Sept 14th, sign up at 6pm show begins at 7pm at New Mountain SOL Bar on N. French Broad Ave in Asheville. No theme-spoken word open mic. Ten minute time limit on stage. Poetry, stories, written work or comedy. for […]

Annual Greek Creek Heritage Festival

Press release from the organizers: 17th Annual Green Creek Heritage Festival Saturday, September 12, 2015 The 17th Annual Green Creek Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015; 9:00am – 3:00 pm, at the Green Creek Community Center, Inc., Green Creek, North Carolina. This festival is a fund raiser for the annual operating expenses for the […]

First Annual Patriot Golf Day Charity Tournament

Press release from the event organizers: Bright’s Creek Golf and Sporting Club Hosts 1st Annual Patriot Golf Day Charity Tournament $50,000 Goal will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation MILL SPRING, NC (August 2015) – Bright’s Creek will be hosting the 1st Annual Patriot Golf Day Charity  Tournament In conjunction with the 2ndannual 24hour GolfAthon by Brian Stewart, PGA […]


Jackson Gillman performs, leads workshop at The BeBe Theatre, Sept. 20 & 21

The Asheville Storytelling Circle presents entertainer Jackson Gillman at The BeBe Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. for a performance of Chameleon Chronicles. Gillman will also lead a high-performance coaching master class on Monday, Sept. 21. Press release from event organizers: Live from Boston: Asheville Storytelling Circle proudly presents entertainer Jackson Gillman in […]

AHS Students Against Violence allege recent incidents go unaddressed at Asheville High

Allegations of recent violence at Asheville High school have surfaced via an Aug. 28 email sent to Mountain Xpress, other local media outlets, as well as school officials. The email was sent by a group identifying itself only as “Asheville Students Against Violence,” without any individual names included. We have as yet no further information […]

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Local business owner spurs discussion of downtown chains with ‘Love Asheville Grow Smart’ Facebook group

Adorn Salon owner Rebecca Hecht, who recently garnered at least 3,800 signatures on her petition to ban chain stores from locating in downtown Asheville, created a ‘Love Asheville Grow Smart’ Facebook group on Friday, Aug. 28. The forum, she hopes, will foster discussion on strategic and purposeful growth of downtown’s business landscape. “We seek to […]

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Local camera accessory company GoWorx launches Kickstarter campaign for FreeRide smartphone mount

From the makers of The Original Handle and GoKnuckles, comes another camera accessory designed with outdoor adventurers in mind. FreeRide, the latest product the local company is developing with the help of its Kickstarter campaign, “is a versatile and fully adjustable Smartphone Mount that enables you to simply and securely attach your Smartphone (with or […]

Air quality forecast for Sunday, August 30: Moderate (YELLOW)

Sunday, August 30th, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN (although borderline) air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call WNC Regional […]

Putting the Local in Global Education: Models for Transformative Learning Through Domestic Off-Campus Programs. Book cover courtesy of Stylus Publishing

Warren Wilson College support for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation featured in new book

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College psychology professor Kathryn Burleson, Ph.D., is a featured author, among others from institutions such as Elon University, Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame, in an influential new book that heralds the merits of taking students off-campus to learn with culturally diverse communities in […]

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Thirsty Monk reserves rare and unusual beers for Thirsty Fest, Sept. 7-13

Thirsty Fest — Thirsty Monk’s annual celebration of hard-to-find but delightful-to-drink draught beers — takes place at the downtown pub, both upstairs and downstairs, from Sept. 7-13 during opening hours. “Thirsty Fest is an event that we plan and reserve our best kegs for throughout the entire year,” says Vice President, Chall Gray. “Our head […]

Cajun band the Revelers to play in support of latest album Get Ready at Isis, Sept. 11

Cajun band the Revelers play a CD release set for new album Get Ready at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m. Tickets for the show are $12/$15 per person, available online here. “Southwest Louisiana is in the midst of another explosion of uniquely American music, with The Revelers at […]

Lunch and Learn fashion show and presentation, Sept. 19

Learn about Coco Chanel, French fashion and The Locker (a professional clothing closet that provides business attire to AB Tech students preparing for interviews). The Saturday, Dept. 19 event takes place at MetroWines. Press release from organizers: MetroWines partners with The Grovewood Gallery to present a “Lunch and Learn Fashion Show on Saturday, September 19th […]

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