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The Travelin’ McCourys with Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident at The Grey Eagle, Dec. 4

From a press release: The Travelin’ McCourys with Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident at The Grey Eagle, Dec. 4 WHO: The Travelin’ McCourys with Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident WHERE: The Grey Eagle Tavern – 300 E. Main St. Asheville, NC WHEN: Thursday, December 4th 7pm Doors The Travelin’ McCourys are made up […]

Ron Rash at the Earl Scruggs Center Friday, Dec. 5

From a press release: Ron Rash at the Earl Scruggs Center Friday, Dec. 5 Join us for this program with acclaimed author Ron Rash at the Earl Scruggs Center Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. 103 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC Free Program: Registration Recommended 704-487-6233 or www.earlscruggscenter.org 
(Exhibit Admission is not included […]

Turner announces Legislative Assistant; will be sworn-in Jan. 14

Press release from the Brian Turner campaign: Asheville – Representative-Elect Brian Turner (HD-116) announced today that Anderson “Andy” Miller has accepted the position of Legislative Assistant to work with Turner when he takes office in January. “I am fortunate to have Andy as part of the team representing District 116.” Turner said. “His experience in […]

Racial Equity Initiative continues in Asheville schools

Press release from the Asheville City Schools Foundation: (ASHEVILLE)—Asheville has long struggled with racial equity issues and the Asheville City Schools (ACS) system has reflected this community wide issue.  In Asheville, racism is compounded by deep generational poverty with many of our families of color living in de facto segregated housing communities. This year, the […]

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EPA: Relocated residents near CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund site to return home

From a press release by the Environmental Protection Agengy: [On Nov. 17,] the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contacted the three families relocated due to elevated levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) at their residences near the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund site in Asheville, N.C., to let them know they may return home, effective immediately. After […]

Author Lavinia Plonka releases “Meditating With My Hair On Fire,” Dec. 5

From a press release: Author Lavinia Plonka releases “Meditating With My Hair On Fire,” Dec. 5 Lavinia Plonka likes that say that her life may not have been illustrious, but it has been colorful. She has been an accordion prodigy, advertising executive, street mime, fortune teller, and currently, a Feldenkrais® teacher. Lavinia has also written […]

Olympic Medalists come to Enka High School for RunJumpThrow Experience

WHO: USA Track & Field’s Olympic silver medalist and N.C. native Manteo Mitchell; and 2005 world champion and St. Augustine College alumnus Bershawn Jackson. WHAT: RunJumpThrow Experience, a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity by introducing them to the basic running, jumping and throwing skills through track and field. Team USA […]

UNCA: Residents in area/students on campus may hear emergency siren test Thursday

From UNCA: UNC Asheville will conduct a routine test of its emergency siren system between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The campus community as well as neighborhoods adjacent to campus may hear intermittent warning tones and spoken announcements. The outdoor sirens are part of UNC Asheville’s BulldogAlert comprehensive emergency notification system. […]

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Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc. announces 77 percent increase in revenue for 2014 third quarter

From a press release: BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc. (OTC:HOPS), announced 3nd Quarter revenue increased significantly and was up 38 % to $266,283 compared to 2nd Quarter 2014 at $192,450. Revenue increased by 77% to $266,283 for Q3 2014 versus $150,703 for Q3 2013. AMB’s gross margin improved during the 3rd Quarter to […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance observed Nov. 20

From a press release: Transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer groups Just Us for All, Tranzmission, and Campaign For Southern Equality have organized a day of events to focus the community on the needs of transgender people as and most importantly the persistent murders and mistreatment of transgender people. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is […]

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Forbes names Asheville among smartest cities in America

Asheville is one of the smartest small towns in the nation, according to Forbes’ latest research. The poll of “America’s Smartest Cities,” which considered 380 metropolitan areas in the country, ranked Asheville eighth in its “small smart set,” pointing to significant growth in the college-educated population. Methodology for conducting the research included consideration of three […]

Supporters of the film can vote for The Perfect Spot in the 2014 Four Points Film Project's audience choice award by liking the video before midnight on Sunday, Nov. 23. Film still courtesy of Gorilla with a Moustache

Ashevillean makes short film about perfect Wall Street parking spot

Asheville filmmaker Katie Damien took up directing, filming and production duties for her most recent short film project, entitled The Perfect Spot. The film follows three young men on a night out downtown, which unfolds outrageously successfully shortly after, and seemingly due to, their securing the perfect parking spot on Wall Street. The Perfect Spot, submitted […]

Hendersonville lights its holiday trees at Nov. 28 event

Press Release From the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: HENDERSONVILLE, NC – As the day’s get shorter and the temperatures drop we begin to think about one of our favorite times of year here in downtown. Fancying ourselves as your hometown we look forward to the holidays each year because it engenders such a wonderful […]

Sanford Herald: Citizens protest Duke Energy, voice coal ash concerns at Board of Commissioners meeting

Concerned citizens gathered both inside and outside the Lee County Government Center for the Monday, Nov. 17, Board of Commissioners meeting. At the meeting, Duke Energy presented plans to store millions of tons of coal ash in Lee County over the next five years, causing citizen protests. The plans, which were released to the public […]

New Mountain Climate Bash: a local music loves our planet shindig, Dec. 4

From the New Mountain website: New Mountain Climate Bash: a local music loves our planet shindig, Dec. 4 On Dec 4th, join us for the first-ever “New Mountain Climate Bash” – a local music loves our planet shindig at New Mountain Asheville! This bash celebrates both local music and Asheville Beyond Coal’s efforts to move […]

Asheville Art Museum presents American Abstraction After 1950, Nov. 28–March 15

From a press release: Asheville Art Museum presents American Abstraction After 1950, Nov. 28–March 15 The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950, on view November 28, 2014 – March 15, 2015. This vivid and dynamic exhibition considers the phases of Color Field painting […]