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UNCA to host kid-friendly BooFest event, Oct. 25

From UNC Asheville Press release The UNC Asheville Athletics Department and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will again sponsor BooFest. BooFest will take place on Sunday, October 25th from 4-5 p.m. Each of our athletic teams will have a booth set up with holiday games and activities, free tickets to sporting events, along with goodies and yummy […]

The Polish Ambassador, The Human Experience and Wildlight shows postponed

Due the possible complication from Hurricane Joaquin, New Mountain has postponed its Friday, Oct. 2, lineup featuring The Polish Ambassador and The Human Experience, with Wildlight performing an afterparty. The shows have been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 9. Press release from the venue: Due to expected heavy rainfall as a result of Hurricane Joaquin, New […]


Alys Jorns jewelry trunk show at Sovereign Remedies, Oct. 24

Local jeweler Kerry Alyson Parks of Alys Jorns jewelry holds a trunk show at Sovereign Remedies Saturday, Oct. 24. Press release from event organizers: Alys Jorns, a new one-of-a-kind fine jewelry line, will debut with a trunk show at Sovereign Remedies downtown on Saturday, October 24th from 11am-5pm. The Alys Jorns line is for individuals […]

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New report ranks North Carolina as second worst state for teachers

A new national ranking on working conditions for teachers across the country released by has North Carolina slated as the second worst state to be a teacher, according to an article published by the North Carolina News Service. The report cites large class sizes, funding reductions and stagnant salaries for educators among the reasons […]

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Mother Earth Produce acquires Blue Ridge Food Ventures’ Winter Sun Farms

Due to numerous changes in structure and ownership, Blue Ridge Food Ventures has decided to cease operating Winter Sun Farms, Western North Carolina’s only year-round community supported agriculture initiative. However, local family-owned farm-to-door delivery business Mother Earth Produce announced today that it will take over running the CSA. Mother Earth Produce, which works with local farmers to deliver locally produced […]

Charlotte st./Biltmore ave crosswalk initiative

Community initiative calls for four new crosswalks on Charlotte Street and Biltmore Avenue

An online petition created by Asheville resident Danny Peck and signed by several others is calling for four new crosswalks along Charlotte Street and Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. The petition, hosted on, identifies three areas along Charlotte Street and one located on Biltmore Avenue where there are currently no pedestrian crosswalks across the […]

Motorcycle seller Garage TRS opens Oct. 12

Press release from business owner: Garage TRS is the newest division located within “Asheville’s Coolest Store”, The Regeneration Station. Asheville’s premiere destination for antiques, oddities, and well-priced furniture is evolving yet again. The same powers that brought you all of the above have gone even further. Bringing you their perfected purveyors’ approach to (now) motorcycles, […]


Autumn train excursion to Asheville, Oct. 31

The N.C. Transportation Museum offers two autumn train excursion day trips from Spencer, S.C. One makes the round-trip journey to Asheville on Saturday, Oct. 31. Press release from event organizers: Now in its ninth year, one of the N.C. Transportation Museum’s most popular offerings combines the romance of rail travel, a great destination and the […]

Ellen Bryant Voigt is seen at her home on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Cabot, VT. The poet was recently selected as one of the 2015 MacArthur Fellows. Photo courtesy of John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Warren Wilson College MFA founder receives MacArthur “genius” grant

Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers founder Ellen Bryant Voigt has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant, according to a press release from the college. The poet and chair of the academic board for the MFA program is one of twenty-four recipients of the grant for 2015. “To have one’s work and life’s work […]

Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is open for submissions

Enter the 13th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition now through Friday, Nov. 20. Press release from event organizers: The 13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is open for registrations! Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit at prior to the competition’s close at 5pm on Friday, […]

Bil Lepp performing at the National Storytelling Festival. Photo by Fresh Air Photographics

43rd National Storytelling Festival livestream party, Friday, Oct. 2

The first day of the National Storytelling Festival, held in Jonesborough, Tenn., will be livestreamed. Tune in for free Friday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Press release from the International Storytelling Center: Watch the National Storytelling Festival Livestream! Can’t make it to this year’s National Storytelling Festival? We’ve got you covered. On Friday, October 2nd, […]

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Asheville’s Patch Design Studio selected as finalist in online competition hosted by Martha Stewart

Asheville’s Patch Design Studio has been selected as a finalist for Martha Stewart’s American Made Audience Choice Awards. Founder and designer Heather Adcock’s organic textiles — products for the home and for babies with domestically sourced inputs — are featured on Stewart’s website, where visitors can vote for the company to become the fan favorite […]

Candlelight vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness held Oct. 1

From Buncombe County: Join Buncombe County in honoring the victims and survivors of abuse by attending the Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil and ceremonial lighting of the courthouse on: When: Thursday, October 1st from 7-9 p.m. Where: Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville This year’s event will feature: Performance by Womansong Various Speakers Survivor Testimony Candlelight […]

Rural Academy horse-drawn theater performs at White Horse, Oct. 10

Rural Academy Theater, touring in a horse-drawn wagon, returns to Western North Carolina Saturday, Oct. 10, for a show at White Horse Black Mountain. Press release from the venue: In the not so distant past horse drawn minstrel, tent and medicine shows were an entertainment highlight in the rural South. Building on that tradition and […]

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Habitat ReStore announces 2015 ReUse Contest winners

From Habitat ReStore Press release The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its fourth annual ReStore ReUse Contest. The entries, ranging from furniture to tiny houses and everything in between, were built using predominantly reused materials. The panel of five judges selected winners in four categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live/Work Space, and […]

Smoky Mountain LME/MCO CEO appointed to state task force on mental health, substance use disorders

From Smoky Mountain LME/MCO: September 29, 2015 – Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Brian Ingraham, the CEO of Smoky Mountain LME/MCO, to a new state task force charged with making recommendations to improve the lives of N.C. residents with mental illness and substance use disorders. The 24-member N.C. Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force […]

BBB holds free shedding event

Press release: BBB Event Offers Free On-Site Document Shredding and Identity Theft Protection Guidelines The Better Business Bureau Serving Asheville and Western North Carolina invites the Western North Carolina Community to the BBB “Shred Day/Secure Your ID” Day Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Executive Park – College Street parking lot, Asheville, North Carolina from […]

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