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Asheville City Council to vote on resolution in support of Standing Rock Sioux tribe

Press release from Asheville City Council member Gordon Smith: ASHEVILLE, NC – On Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 Asheville City Council will consider a resolution offering their support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been embroiled in a fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction […]

Southern Conference says it needs more time to consider Asheville tournament

Asheville has been holding its breath to see whether the Southern Conference will follow the lead of the NCAA and ACC to move collegiate championship events out of North Carolina. The NCAA and ACC have cited HB 2 — a state law passed in March that requires (among other provisions) people to use the bathroom and locker room facilities […]

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Leadership Asheville’s 35th Year Begins with 52 Participants

Press Release From UNC Asheville Communication and Marketing: Leadership Asheville, a program of UNC Asheville, announces the selection of Class 35. With 52 participants from the private and public sectors, the class of 2017 (LA 35) is now beginning its work in collaborative community leadership. Leadership Asheville promotes the development of leadership skills through experiential […]

Three-venue exhibition #AVLGLITCH opens Oct. 1

PRESS RELEASE FORM EVENT ORGANIZERS: With more ubiquitous access to technology comes a higher margin for “error,” a premise which prompted the concept behind AVLGLITCH, a three-venue exhibition focused on Glitch Photography – experimentation through manipulation of an original image using creative post- photography processes. Glitch is rooted in transience and imperfection, and the recent […]

Bass virtuoso Tony Grey presents a workshop and performance at Asheville Music School, Oct. 4

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE MUSIC SCHOOL: Asheville Music School presents an evening workshop and live music performance with bass virtuoso, Tony Grey on Tuesday, October 4th at 6pm. Tony Grey is a multi-instrumentalist, master bassist, composer, producer, published author and award-winning music educator who has collaborated and performed with some all-time greats, such as John […]

GSMNP hosts stargazing event at Cades Cove

From GSMNP: Park Hosts Stargazing Event at Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountains Astronomical Society, will offer a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, October 8, 2016 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the spring […]

Henderson County Education Foundation seeks new executive director

From Henderson County Education Foundation: HC Education Foundation searches for new executive director HENDERSONVILLE – The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) is searching for a new executive director to lead the 30-year-old philanthropic organization energetically into the future. HCEF Executive Director K. Paul Knott announced last spring that he plans to retire by the end […]

Asheville Downtown Association seeks volunteers to help at Asheville Oktoberfest. Multiple roles are open, including the popular beer pouring shift. Volunteers do not need to be trained, though alcohol servers must complete the Responsible Alcohol Seller Program (a roughly 20-minute online training). In addition to being a fun way to meet active locals, volunteer shifts offer perks like a free t-shirt, invitation to our appreciation parties and more.

Asheville Downtown Association seeks volunteers for Asheville Oktoberfest

From Asheville Downtown Association: Asheville Downtown Association seeks volunteers for Asheville Oktoberfest WHAT: Asheville Oktoberfest WHERE: Pack Square Park WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 1-6 p.m. DETAILS: Asheville Downtown Association seeks volunteers to help at Asheville Oktoberfest. Multiple roles are open, including the popular beer pouring shift. Volunteers do not need to be trained, though alcohol […]

Wedge building pop-up gallery announces hours of operation

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Charleston’s John Duckworth is the featured artist at a new pop-up gallery in the John Duckworth in Asheville’s River Arts District. After a successful public opening Saturday evening, Duckworth at the Wedge will now be open to the public throughout the week. The pop-up gallery includes works from Awake, Duckworth’s […]

Hands On! Children’s Museum announces new exhibit

From Hands On! Museum: Hands On!, the children’s museum in Downtown Hendersonville, is pleased to announce the opening of MAKERSPACE, made possible by Exxon Mobil. Makerspaces are mentor-led learning environments where children use real tools and materials to encourage curiosity. Guests tinker, repurpose, upcycle, take apart and put back together to make a creation or […]

Rendering of The Arras. Image courtesy of McKibbon Hospitality

McKibbon shares name, details for renovation of former BB&T building

Press release from McKibbon Hospitality: McKibbon Hospitality Unveils New Details for Arras Project Project name, branding and design story for highly-anticipated downtown Asheville development announced Asheville, N.C. (September 21, 2016) – McKibbon Hospitality today announced new details for the project under construction at the site of the former BB&T building in downtown Asheville including the […]

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Rising Appalachia announces Winter Solstice performances in Asheville

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: In what is becoming an annual tradition for the Atlanta-born, Appalachian-bred, grassroots justice-seeking Folk/World troubadours, Rising Appalachia has just announced their 2016 Winter Solstice performance dates. Scheduled for two nights at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and one night at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse, the band will wrap up an […]

Small regional newspaper empire sells to Minneapolis based publishing group

A Western N.C and East Tenn. family-owned publishing group, Jones Media changed hands today. It was bought out by family-owned, Adams Publishing Group based in Minneapolis Minn. the sale included at least 14 newspapers scattered across the region including The Avery Times-Journal and three Watauga County papers. From Crib, Green and Cope newsletter on publishing mergers […]

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education offers 16 workshops in October

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering 16 workshops in October. The workshops are free, with the exception of the Beyond BOW: Fly-Fishing weekend for women on Oct. 21-23. All are open on first-come, first-serve basis and registration is required by registering online. Oct. 1 – Introduction […]

Expo to support minority owned businesses Sept. 29

As part of Minority Enterprise Development Week, the WNC organization will host a special business expo for minority owned businesses next Thursday Sept. 29. They will also be distributing awards to recognize special businesses at a ceremony spotlighting Best Emerging and Best Existing Minority Business of 2016. It will be catered by a regional minority business, […]

Audiologist Jenifer Beck with Psychologist Elizabeth Lima together in Beck’s office at CGVAMC Aug. 29, 2016.

VA program helps vets manage Tinitus

Press Release from VA Medical Center: Over 1.1 Million Veterans have service-connected tinnitus, around 25% of the total number of Veterans with service connected disabilities. Tinnitus is a constant perceptible ringing in the ears that affects about one in five people. Doctors say many things can cause or aggravate tinnitus including hearing damage, heredity, stress, […]

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Asheville Vaudeville returns Oct. 8 with political shows

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE VAUDEVILLE: Asheville Vaudeville is going to get a little bit political with our next two shows on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at Toy Boat Community Artspace in Biltmore Village. Allow us to entertain you! Your host for this show is the mesmerizing master of motion and amazements – Walter Beals of […]

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Fall 2016 music series begins on October 3rd at Brevard College

Press Release from Brevard Music Center: Brevard Music Center (BMC), in partnership with Brevard College, is pleased to announce the return of its First Mondays series of free BMC Community Concerts in Brevard. On Monday, October 3rd at 12:30 PM, celebrated French hornists Elizabeth Freimuth and Hazel Dean Davis will be joined by pianist Koeun […]

Drill for mass shooting response planned at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

PRESS RELEASE: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is teaming with local law enforcement in a drill to practice responding to a mass shooting inside the hospital. The active assailant drill will be held Oct. 4. A man pretending to be the shooter will enter the lobby of the hospital and go to the second-floor medical-surgical area. He […]

City of Asheville and Land of Sky REALTORS host second housing fair

Press release from The City of Asheville and Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS: The City of Asheville and Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS® announce the 2nd Annual 2016 Asheville Housing Fair, to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 8th at the Stephens Lee Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. […]

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