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Radical Something open for Matisyahu at The Orange Peel, Sept. 17

From a press release: Radical Something open for Matisyahu at The Orange Peel, Sept. 17 Matisyahu performs at The Orange Peel on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 9 p.m. Radical Something opens. $28 advance/$30 day of show California’s Radical Something – Alex “Loggy” Lagemann, Josh “Cocktail” Hallbauer, and Michael “Big Red” Costanzo – will bring their […]

Asheville Zombiewalk returns

Press release from Asheville Zombiewalk organizers: The streets of Asheville will be rumbling with the word “Braaaaains!” this fall. Grab your best tattered clothing and makeup. The Asheville Zombiewalk returns to downtown on Sunday, October 12th in a new location. “We took a year off for thinking and regrouping. But the upcoming walk begins a […]

U.S. Forest Service news alert: Permit required to collect firewood

From a press release: Permit Required to Collect Firewood ASHEVILLE, N.C., September 2014 — As temperatures begin to dip, many of us start thinking about heating our homes during the cold months. For some folks, this means stocking up on firewood for the fireplace or wood stove. The national forests in North Carolina are among […]

SMN: Fish food: Aquaponics offers full-circle farming

From the Smoky Mountain News: Fish food: Aquaponics offers full-circle farming by Holly Kays Tucked away along a squirrely offshoot of Jonathan Creek Road, Dennis “Bear” Forsythe’s 15-by-15-foot greenhouse is like his own private Eden. The small outbuilding in rural Haywood County holds 500 plants representing 58 species, everything from pineapple to pepper. “I just […]

Asheville Art Museum Hosts Opening Reception + Gallery Talk for Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home

From a Press Release: Asheville Art Museum Hosts Opening Reception + Gallery Talk for Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home Friday, September 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Exhibition on view September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015 ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a reception and gallery talk on Friday, September 26 at […]

Arts Council of Henderson County co-sponsoring Jamey Aebersold Concerts

From a press release: Arts Council of Henderson County co-sponsoring Jamey Aebersold Concert on October 14, 6:30-8:30 Henderson County, NC –Jamey Aebersold, internationally known saxophonist and authority on JAZZ education and improvisation, will be performing and giving workshops in WNC and Anderson, SC the week of October 12-16.  Aebersold is the recipient of the 2014 […]

Senator Hagan introduces legislation to approve $4 million for Swain County

From a press release: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today announced that she has introduced The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Agreement Act (S.2744), which authorizes the National Park Service to release the $4 million Congress approved for Swain County in fiscal year 2012. The funding is part of a 2010 settlement with […]

Asheville Community Theatre presents The Addams Family

From a Press Release: They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky: The Addams Family Opens Asheville Community Theatre’s 69th Season Asheville Community Theatre is opening its 69th season with the WNC Premiere of the musical comedy The Addams Family. Featuring an original story with both classic and new characters, The Addams Family is the perfect Halloween treat […]

U.S. News & World Report ranks UNC Asheville as one of nation’s best

From a press release: U.S. News & World Report Ranks UNC Asheville as One of Nation’s Best UNC Asheville was ranked as the nation’s eighth best public liberal arts college in U.S. News & World Report’s new “Best Colleges 2015” rankings, released online today. UNC Asheville also is included on the U.S. News & World […]

CPP: Week before fracking hearing, Franklin forum attracts hundreds

From the Carolina Public Press: Week before fracking hearing, Franklin forum attracts hundreds by Gwen Albers FRANKLIN — When establishing rules for hydraulic fracturing, North Carolina looked at resources and other states’ best practices before determining that extracting natural gas from deep underground could be done safely, an official with the state’s Mining and Energy […]

Asia Wrap celebrates with grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

From a press release: Asia Wrap is pleased to announce that it will hold a Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for its newly opened Restaurant at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 9. The restaurant is located at 1915 Hendersonville Road in Asheville. NC Representative Nathan Ramsey, NC Representative Susan Fisher, and Asheville City Councilman Chris Pelly […]

CPP announces new public records training: NONPROFIT DISCLOSURES

Via Carolina Public Press: Carolina Public Press, Western North Carolina’s only nonprofit online news service devoted to unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting and educational opportunities to journalists, students and others, announces its third year of trainings about understanding state and federal public records laws. NONPROFIT DISCLOSURES, a new training program from Carolina Public Press, will […]

No confirmed outbreak of Enterovirus 68 in WNC

Press release from the Buncombe County Health & Human Services Department: Recently, hospitals in the U.S., particularly in parts of the Midwest, have been seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by human enterovirus-68 (HEV68).  The national media reported that several states, including North Carolina, have contacted the CDC for assistance in […]

Asheville Living Treasures: Isaac Coleman and Ray Kisiah

Press release from Asheville Living Treasures: Asheville NC – August 28, 2014: The Selection Committee of Asheville Living Treasures is pleased to announce the selection of Isaac F. Coleman and Ray L. Kisiah as Asheville Living Treasures. They will be officially honored at a free public ceremony scheduled for Sunday, October 19, in partnership with […]