Eastern Band of Cherokees, Harrah’s break ground on new entertainment complex

Press release: CHEROKEE BROKE GROUND ON NEW BOWLING ENTERTAINMENT CENTER COMPLEX A Joint Venture Between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort  CHEROKEE, NC – Thursday, July 21, 2016 — A new bowling entertainment center complex will open in late 2017 on the grounds of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Officials and […]

Sparky & Rhonda Rucker close Cradle of Forestry’s 2016 Songcatchers series July 31

Press release: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker to Close the Songcatchers Music Series Pisgah Forest, NC, July 22, 2016 – The Cradle of Forestry in America’s annual Songcatchers Music Series closes Sunday, July 31, with Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, This year’s series is sponsored by Morrow Insurance Agency, Inc. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the U.S. […]

Forest Service warns public after two waterfall related fatalities in Pisgah Forest

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina: Two fatalities related to waterfalls occurred on the Pisgah National Forest during this past week. On Thursday, an Atlanta-area woman was wading in the stream that flows over Rainbow Falls on the Pisgah Ranger District when she lost her footing and was swept over the falls by the […]

Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24 – yellow and orange- no burning

Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, 2016, are code yellow air quality forecast days for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, 2016, are code orange air quality forecast days for the ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups. […]


Crimes of the Heart will be onstage at Asheville Community Theatre Aug. 12-28

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE: Lenny, Meg and Babe Magrath are three Southern sisters with very different personalities and lives who have just reunited due to unfortunate circumstances: Babe is out on bail after shooting her husband in the stomach. Crimes of the Heart is warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative comedy – and […]

This year’s institute includes keynotes from North America’s elite educators who inspire the online #PhysEd community. Each keynote will be streamed live on NCCHW’s website ( with ongoing conversations through Twitter using the hashtag #PEinstitute16. Online participants can also enter in “#tweetaways” (Twitter contests) throughout the institute.

National Physical Education Institute kicks of at UNC Asheville on July 25

Game changers in physical education and school sports will team up at UNC Asheville July 25-27 for the fifth annual National Physical Education & School Sport Institute. The collaborative venture is hosted by UNC Asheville’s North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness (NCCHW), in partnership with Great Activities Publishing Company and UNC Asheville Athletics.

ABCCM honored by American Legion for work with homeless veterans

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ABCCM Honored for Work with Homeless Veterans American Legion Outreach Award to Veterans Services of the Carolinas ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Veterans Services of the Carolinas (VSC), a division of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM), recently won the North Carolina American Legion’s Homeless Veterans Outreach award for its work with […]

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Nationally acclaimed storyteller Adam Booth comes to Buffalo Nickel August 17

Press release: Continuing to bring excellent spoken word entertainment to Asheville, David Joe Miller Presents “MOUNTAIN STORIES” with nationally acclaimed storyteller and musician Adam Booth. Booth will present “MOUNTAIN STORIES” at Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road in West Asheville, on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m.  He’ll be joined by Asheville’s very own Vixi Jil […]

Togetherhood sign at recent volunteer event. Photo courtesy of Hendersonville Family YMCA

Hendersonville Family YMCA calls for school supply donations for after school program

Press release: Hendersonville Family YMCA Supports Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County YMCA volunteer-led service committee collecting school supplies for local children Hendersonville, N.C., July 21, 2016 – The Hendersonville Family YMCA’s volunteer-led Togetherhood group is collecting donations of school supplies for the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County’s afterschool program from August […]

Air quality forecast for Friday, July 22: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, July 22, 2016, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 828-250-6777   Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 07/22/2016

North Carolina ranks #5 nationwide for solar per capita, per report, despite opposition

Press release: Report: North Carolina #5 nationwide for solar per capita, but it’s under increasing attack Raleigh, N.C. – With roughly 4 solar panels for every 5 people, as of the end of last year North Carolina has more solar power capacity per capita than all but 4 other states nationwide. But the Tar Heel […]

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Jeff Arnal appointed Executive Director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

PRESS RELEASE FROM BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM + ARTS CENTER: Jeff Arnal has been appointed Executive Director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) it was announced today by BMCM+AC Co-Chairs Brian Butler, PhD, and Don Carson effective August 1, 2016. In his position at BMCM + AC, he will be responsible for […]

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Bernstein Family preview party fundraiser at Magnetic Theatre, Sept. 14

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MAGNETIC THEATRE: It’s Christmas in July! Every year, The Magnetic Theatre’s Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular sells out its entire run, often before the show even opens. If you’ve ever felt frustrated because you missed your chance to get tickets to the show the Asheville Citizen-Times calls “the Christmas show to see […]

SERVPRO of Henderson Co. recognized for excellence at 47th annual SERVPRO Convention

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Business Receives Award for Outstanding Revenue Performance at SERVPRO’s Annual Convention Fletcher, N.C. (Grassroots Newswire) July 20, 2016 — — Local entrepreneur(s) Stephen B. & Joan Martin of SERVPRO of Henderson County were recognized with the MILLIONAIRE’S Bronze award for outstanding revenue performance during an Awards ceremony at the […]

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