Pardee Hospital to host UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn event, Jan. 27 

Press release:  Pardee Hospital will host a free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn videoconference series for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The session, “Clinical Trials 101,” will take place on Friday, Jan. 27, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Pardee Hospital’s video conference room. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end […]

Lady Slipper Speaker Series at Brevard College kicks off Jan. 24

Press release from organizers: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) in partnership with Brevard College will be launching their new lecture series, the Lady Slipper Speaker Series at Brevard College on January 24th, 2017. This speaker series will feature various regional experts and take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month, during the academic semester. If […]

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Haywood Regional Medical Center recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month with preventative info

From the Haywood Regional Medical Center: Birth Defects Prevention Month — Increase your Likelihood for a Healthier Baby! (Clyde, N.C.) January is designated by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as Birth Defects Prevention Month. It is national health observance and Haywood Women’s Medical Center wants to shed light on ways you can […]

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Letterpress artist Macon York hosts a studio party Feb. 5

Press release: Asheville artist Macon York, 31, has been through many life changes in the seven years since starting her bold and colorful line of hand-cranked letterpress greeting cards and stationery known as Macon York Letterpress and Design. Over the years, she began to feel confined by sharing her personal name with her business’ brand, […]

APD investigates suspicious death, seeks information

Press release from Asheville Police Department: On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at approximately 4:49 p.m.; the Asheville Police Department received a call at 21 Eagles Nest Lane, for a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased female inside the vehicle.  The victim is Patricia Patterson, 54 years old, of Asheville. The death is being ruled as suspicious at this time and the […]

Call for artists: Saluda Arts Festival

Press release from Saluda Lifestyles:  The Saluda Arts Festival is now accepting applications for the prestigious spring event celebrating the town’s heritage and arts culture. The Saluda Business Association is pleased to announce its 14th annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 in historic downtown Main Street in Saluda. The festival host […]

Duke Energy receives preliminary approval of plans for permanent water supplies for coal ash basin neighbors

Press release from Duke Energy received Jan. 13: Duke Energy moving forward with permanent water solutions; details financial supplements State issues preliminary approval of plans to offer eligible neighbors new, permanent water supplies Company will engage communities to gather input CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today received preliminary approval from the North Carolina Department of […]

Brown’s accomplishments while at Mission Health have been significant, including: implementing a shared electronic health record (EHR) across Mission Health’s acute and ambulatory settings (one patient, one chart), optimizing the EHR for an improved caregiver experience, establishing a unique security partnership with Symantec, building and implementing a novel data analytics infrastructure, formulating practice management solutions for Mission’s Clinically Integrated Network and enabling a region-wide data sharing exchange. Brown also serves as chief technical advisor for the health system, and directs the acquisition, budgeting, and coordination of information technology resources across Mission Health. Brown’s expertise in technology and strategy steers vital projects at Mission Health, from virtual care to the responsible and ethical application of health information used within and among care settings.

Mission Health’s Jonathan Brown ranked as a top health system CIO

From Mission Health: Mission Health’s Jonathan Brown Ranked as A Top Health System CIO by Becker’s Hospital Review Asheville, Jan. 13, 2017 – Jonathan Brown, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mission Health, was recently recognized as one of the country’s “Top 113 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know in 2017,” as named by the respected […]

City offices closed Jan. 16 for MLK day; ART buses on holiday schedule

Press release from the city of Asheville: Asheville city government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed with the exception of the Montford Centers, which […]

School of Integrated Living offers only community-based, off-grid permaculture immersion program

Press release: No Grid, No Problem for Sustainability Education School of Integrated Living offers only community-based, off-grid permaculture immersion program in Eastern US Black Mountain, NC (1/11/17) — From June 10 to Aug. 11, SOIL (School of Integrated Living) is offering the only community-based, off-grid residential permaculture program in the Eastern U.S. through its Permaculture […]

The Volunteer Matching Program (supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County) aims to be a one-stop shop to connect potential volunteers with the many non-profit agencies in Henderson County that need volunteers to help them accomplish their work.

New online resource to match new volunteers with local nonprofits

Press release: New Online Resource to Match New Volunteers with Local Nonprofits HENDERSONVILLE, NC – Henderson County residents can now visit one website to find and sign up for volunteer opportunities at local non-profit agencies. United Way of Henderson County is administering this Volunteer Matching Program through their website, The Volunteer Matching Program (supported […]

Buncombe County TDA announces new CVB office location

Press release from Lewis Real Estate and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: ASHEVILLE, NC (January 11, 2017) – Lewis Real Estate and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) announced plans for the relocation of the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) to the Asheville Office Park at College Street and Town Mountain Road. Previously […]

In an effort to bring attention to buskers wintertime plight, David Joe Miller Presents the 3rd Encore Performance of "Salvation In Steel," as Abby the Spoon Lady tells her stories and performs with her band, The Fly By Night Rounders at The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road in West Asheville on Sunday evening, February 12th at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm for general seating. Tickets are on sale now at for 12.00 each and will be available at the door, the evening of the show, for 15.00 each. All proceeds go directly to The Fly By Night Rounders. The last three shows sold out so buying tickets online is highly recommended.

Abby The Spoon Lady performs at The Mothlight on Sunday Feb. 12th

Press release: Abby The Spoon Lady stays warm at The Mothlight on Sunday February 12th, 7:30pm Wintertime is tough for Asheville’s busking community. The steady stream of people on downtown streets dwindles to a trickle as the cold winds find their way through the streets of downtown Asheville. Street music, street entertainment is almost non-existent […]

“Romeo and Juliet” features as Romeo: Henry Williamson, Juliet: Josephine Thomas, Lady Capulet: Julie Kinter, Mercutio: David Anthony Yeates, Friar Lawrence/Prince: Samantha Lebrocq, Tybalt/Paris/Nurse: Allen Law, Singers: Christine Caldemeyer and Dwight Chiles.

HART’s Cold Mountain-era Romeo and Juliet continues through Jan. 22

Press release: HART’s Cold Mountain ROMEO AND JULIET Continues Through Jan. 22 HART’s unique production of “Romeo and Juliet” set in Cold Mountain during the American Civil War, will continue through January 22. The show, which features mountain music and period costumes met with broad laughter and standing ovations in its opening weekend in the […]

MetroWines offers Stag’s Leap wine dinner at the Grove Park Inn, March 7

PRESS RELEASE FROM METROWINES: Please join MetroWines for a Stag’s Leap Wine Pairing Dinner at Vue on March 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Grove Park Inn. Featuring five stunning wines from the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, including the 2012 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon, this five-course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Jake Schmidt and Vue 1913 […]

Air quality forecast for Friday, Jan. 13: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the mountains and valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 01/13/2017

Eblen Charities dental sealant partnership begins eighteenth year of service

Press release from Eblen Charities: Children in the Buncombe County and Asheville City School Systems will have a reason to smile beginning Friday, January 13, 2017 as the Eblen Charities Dental Sealant Partnership begins its sixteenth year of service to students in our community. This Friday, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community will once again open their doors […]

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Hi-Wire pint night to benefit Friends of the Smokies

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: Experience one of Asheville’s fastest growing breweries this Groundhog Day and support Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Hi-Wire Brewing’s charitable pint night Thursday, February 2nd, from 4:00-11:00 PM. 15% of sales from Hi-Wire’s South Slope Tasting Room at 197 Hilliard Avenue will support the wildlife, wilderness, and […]

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