Asheville gymnast makes American Ninja Warrior finals, again

From the press release: Asheville, NC- Four-time Olympic gymnastic coach Miles Avery and his U.S. Olympic Gold Medal protege Paul Hamm, (, competed in tonight’s (7/27/16), American Ninja Warrior contest on NBC. Mr. Avery (Asheville, NC) finished well enough to make the Philadelphia, PA finals at the age of 57, making him, once more, the […]

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Buncombe County 911 to begin accepting text messages to contact emergency services

Announcement from Buncombe County Emergency Services: Beginning July 1, Buncombe County will begin accepting text to 911 calls allowing persons who cannot dial 911 for whatever reason to make contact with emergency services by text message. Once a person has contacted 911 via text message — asking for whatever assistance is needed –there will be a […]

RiverMusic presents Tim Easton, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Patrick Sweany, July 8

PRESS RELEASE FROM RIVERLINK: RiverLink’s RiverMusic bring a night of roots rock and roll to the Prestige Subaru stage with Tim Easton, Aaron Lee Tasjan and headliner Patrick Sweany. The event will take place at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, located at 144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District (map). RiverMusic gates open […]

Harris Regional Hospital to expand cardiology services

From a press release:   Harris Regional Hospital, a Duke LifePoint hospital, has announced plans to significantly expand cardiology services in Sylva, Jackson County, and the surrounding region with the addition of needed diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring services, as well as stress testing and echocardiography, seven days a week.  The hospital also plans to establish […]


Len Graham and The Belfast Boys play White Horse, July 9

PRESS RELEASE FROM WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN: In the flurry of speculation surrounding the Brexit vote the future of Northern Ireland is being hotly debated. Traditionally a cradle of Irish culture, the predominantly Protestant counties of Ulster remained part of the U.K. when the Republic of Ireland gained independence, with repercussions that still echo. But […]

Local women’s health advocates to rally in support of U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Press release from Planned Parenthood: Today, supporters of women’s health will be gathering at Aston Park to celebrate the United States Supreme Court ruling on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case with significant implications for Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws and women’s access to safe and legal abortion. WHO: 20-30 supporters of […]


Abby the Spoon Lady shares stories and music at Trade and Lore Coffee House, July 14

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: David Joe Miller Presents! “Salvation in Steel” the stories of Abby The Spoon Lady, riding the rails and busking across America Featuring her band, “The Fly By Night Rounders” Notably one of Asheville’s best known buskers, Abby Roach will tell her stories of riding the rails across America, busking in […]

Ben Lovett hosts Synchronicity screening July 7 at Fine Arts Theater

Press release from Asheville FM: “Ben Lovett’s old-school synth score evokes the retro-futurist aesthetics of fondly remembered 1970s and early ’80s sci-fi films.” – Variety (June 24, 2016 – Asheville, NC) – 103.3 Asheville FM and Fine Arts Theatre join Moog Music, Harvest Records and Echo Mountain Studios in presenting a special event screening of […]

Hendersonville announces rate changes associated with new budget

From City of Hendersonville: Citizens, customers, and partners please be aware that several rates were adjusted in the FY16-17 adopted budget. Please access the City’s Budget and Fee Schedule at Water & Sewer Service Rate Changes The City of Hendersonville’s water and sewer rates were adjusted in the adopted budget for the fiscal year […]

APD seeks federal funding for Tasers

The Asheville Police Department is applying for funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) 2016 Local Solicitation Program. This US Department of Justice funding is provided to enhance partnerships between Federal, State and Local governments to create safer communities through the prevention and reduction of crime and violence.

Hendersonville Police Department announces surveillance area for safe internet purchase exchanges

Press release: NEWS RELEASE     HENDERSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT 145 5th Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC 28792                                          The Hendersonville Police Department recognizes the increasingly popular option to purchase and sell items using Internet sites such as Craigslist,, Facebook and others. Many citizens who use those sights meet to exchange items and/or cash. There have […]

OSEGA Gymnastics owner Miles Avery returns to American Ninja Warrior June 27

Press release: OSEGA Gymnastics Owner to Appear on America Ninja Warrior Television Show for Second Straight Season  Swannanoa, NC – OSEGA Gymnastics owner Miles Avery of Asheville, North Carolina, will appear next Monday, June 27, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. on The America Ninja Warrior television show. Last season, at age 56, Avery became the oldest contestant to […]

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