Press release from Western Carolina University: Western Carolina University student Aaron Marshall is among the statewide recipients of the 2013 Community Impact Student Award. Presented by North Carolina Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus-community engagement, the award recognizes college and university students across the state who are making a […]
Press release from Western Carolina University: Members of Western Carolina University’s Campus Mediation Society collected three top trophies at the International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament held Oct. 31- Nov. 2 at Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. The WCU contingent competed against teams from 41 other colleges and universities from around the world, including schools […]
Press release from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina: Hikers to Catawba Falls and anglers along the Catawba River have 10 more acres of Pisgah National Forest to call their own. Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, a regional land trust, has sold and transferred the private in-holding property to the U.S. Forest Service for $105,200. The […]
Press release from RiverLink: Everyone interested in the French Broad River or associated with RiverLink needs to know about Wilma Dykeman – the person for whom the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay is named. On Wednesday, November 13, at 10:00 a.m., Jim Stokely, one of Wilma Dykeman’s two sons, will give a presentation on “Who Is Wilma […]
Press release from Smart Start of Buncombe County: In Buncombe County, 27% of young children are living in poverty. i play., a local clothing and natural baby product store in Asheville, has partnered with Smart Start of Buncombe County to ensure hundreds of families receive new quality clothing for their infants and toddlers. “I got […]
Although singer-songwriter and bluegrass musician Sarah Jarosz is just 22, she’s already been nominated for a Grammy. More than once. She began her recording career right out of high school. By then she could already play guitar, clawhammer banjo, mandolin and octave mandolin. Her debut album, “Song Up in Her Head,” featured guest artists Chris […]
Press Release Diana Wortham Theatre The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place is pleased to announce that it has received a $1000 grant from Earth Fare benefiting Diana Wortham Theatre’s Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund. The grant provides funds for 100 children to attend Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3-D performances on Friday, November 15 […]
Asheville’s culinary scene makes another appearance in the national spotlight with a Nov. 5 New York Times Travel-section article that highlights Cúrate and its chef, Katie Button.
Press release from Slow Food Asheville Slow Food Asheville invites all interested community members to attend its Annual Member Meeting and Potluck at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at All Souls Pizza, 175 Clingman Ave., Asheville. The event is free and open to the public. Current and prospective members of Slow Food Asheville will […]
“An Evening With An Album” returns on Thursday, Nov. 14 in Zabriskie Hall, on the campus of The Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village. Created by a group of local audiophiles, the event explores than entirety of an album (this time it’s “OK Computer” by Radiohead) and proceeds benefit the Bob Moog Foundation. 6 […]
Nov. 7, 2013 DURHAM, N.C. – Fast food may be easy on the wallets of the folks who eat it, but a new report estimates the industry costs North Carolina $264 million for public assistance that fast-food workers need to make up for the low wages they are paid. Jeanette Lynn of Durham makes $7.25 […]
Full announcement from UNCA: James Bohman, author of Democracy Across Borders: From Demos to Demoi, will discuss “The Emergence of Mass Democracy,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. This lecture is free and open to the public. Bohman’s most recent book, Democracy Across Borders: From Demos to […]
From the National Park Service: (Asheville, NC) – A section of Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 376 at Ox Creek Road to Milepost 355, near the entrance to Mt. Mitchell State Park, will once again close on November 12, 2013. The closure allows work to resume on the stabilization of a failed slope just north […]
Full announcement from Chimney Rock State Park: CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (November 6, 2013)—Veterans, reservists, retired and active military personnel are American heroes, so Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is honoring their service with a free visit during November 7-11, 2013. Fall foliage should remain near peak color in lower elevations of Chimney Rock […]
Full announcement from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – At its October 22 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously approved a partnership with the NCDOT that will result in a major sidewalk expansion in South Asheville. The project, slated to begin in 2014, will see sidewalks installed on both sides of Hendersonville Road from I-40 to […]
From McDowell News: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from Asheville is investigating the cause of the leak, which was still undetermined Wednesday afternoon.
From The Mountaineer: During the month of November, the Canton branch of the Haywood County Public Library is hosting a traveling exhibit from NASA’s Lunar Science Institute.
From Black Mountain News: A common complaint from wintertime Blue Ridge Parkway visitors is seeing a “Parkway closed for winter weather” gate in Asheville, when the skies are sunny and the air is warm. They can’t see the snow and ice a few miles down the road.
Press release from the U.S Forest Service: The U.S. Forest Service today announced it has completed repairs to Balsam Lake dam and that the lake is again filled with water. “I’m pleased to say that Balsam Lake is full, and we look forward to the stocking of fish this spring,” said Nantahala District Ranger Mike […]
Press release JoLynn Bryant, Mountain Roller Girls The Balsam Mountain Roller Girls Want YOU! They are a flat track roller derby league based out of Haywood County and they are looking to grow their teams by holding a Sign-up Event open to the public. The league will explain the game of roller derby, show video […]
Platinum Exchange will hold its ribbon-cutting grand opening on Nov. 11 From the Platinum Exchange: Platinum Exchange, a new Asheville-based company helping North Carolinians access affordable health insurance, will hold its ribbon cutting grand opening on Veterans Day. What: The ribbon cutting of Platinum Exchange’s office will feature local food & drinks from Ambrozia, Pisgah […]