Grandfather Mountain to host New Year’s sunrise event

Press release from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation:  There are sunrises, and then there are Grandfather Mountain sunrises. And then there are Grandfather Mountain New Year’s Day sunrises. Ring in an epic New Year on Sunday, Jan. 1, for Grandfather Mountain’s first sunrise opportunity of 2017, and share a community breakfast buffet with your fellow early risers. Sunrise […]

APEX founder published in neurology journal

Press release: Michael Trayford, founder of APEX Brain Centers in south Asheville, was recently published in the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics. His groundbreaking case study, “Cognitive Gains After Balance and Vestibular Therapy in a Patient with Progressive Balance Dysfunction Subsequent to Ependymoma Radiation Therapy,” highlights the relationship between balance and higher cognitive functions […]

Governor McCrory announces Taiwan-based textile company will bring 610 jobs to Rutherford County

Press release from the Office of the Governor: Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Everest Textile USA will establish a 610-job manufacturing facility in Rutherford County. The Taiwan-based maker of high-performance sports apparel will invest $18.5 million over […]

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Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchases former Dough restaurant on Merrimon for headquarters

Press release from Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy: Asheville, NC – After more than five years of planning and preparation, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) has taken the major step of purchasing a building in Asheville, NC for its permanent office. “Our mission is to protect the most special places in the mountains forever, for […]

Mills River community members travel to Sevier County to aid recovery efforts

Press release from effort organizers: On Thursday, 8 December 2016, local citizens from Mills River and the surrounding areas are planning to caravan to Sevier County to bring supplies and volunteer with the Sevier County Rescue Squad to help unload, sort and deliver donations to families impacted by the recent wildfires in Sevier County, Gatlinburg […]

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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 (, 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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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