From The Mountaineer: Approval granted late yesterday for another rate hike for Duke Energy customers fails to adequately consider the impact on consumers and will be appealed, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday.
The Sylva Herald reports that the annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk will be held Oct. 5.
From Hickory Daily Record: Catawba Valley Community College presents a special appearance by the revered matriarch of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” Miss Kay Robertson, Sunday, Oct. 27, at the CVCC Tarlton Complex on the main campus in Hickory.
From The Associated Press via WRAL: Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians said Wednesday they’re planning to sue a North Carolina roadside zoo that houses bears in concrete pits on reservation land unless they release the animals to a reputable sanctuary.
From Black Mountain News: Weaverville native Samuel Tucker had a simple message for the state Department of Transportation when it comes to improvements to U.S. 19-23 — “Start it today.” The N.C. DOT is planning a $184 million project that could include adding lanes to the freeway, replacing substandard bridges and repaving. The work would […]
Press release from The American Institute of Architects North Carolina: The American Institute of Architects North Carolina (AIA NC) Chapter has announced the winners of their inaugural Residential Design Awards Program. 2013 AIA NC Chapter President, Roger Leeson, AIA declared this year the Year of the Residential Architect with the intent of introducing the public […]
Press release Asheville, N.C. (September 23, 2013) – The Fresh Market continues to grow its chain of specialty grocery stores with a new location in Asheville, N.C. The store, expected to open in 2014, will be located in the Parkway Centre at 1378 Hendersonville Road. It will be the company’s 12th store in the state, […]
Local bluegrass band Town Mountain won two International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Awards. The winners were announced today in Raleigh. “This honor, which debuted during last year’s convention, is meant to bring attention to artists and business people in the early stages of their career, and more experienced members of the community who are helping […]
Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department: As part of a strategic planning process that will outline primary goals and objectives for the next three years, the Asheville Police Department is inviting the community to an input session to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside […]
Full announcement from the White House: The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 3-13, 2013. Federal funding is available to state […]
Full announcement from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – Three schools, a library and a church, not to mention surrounding homes, are getting a boost in pedestrian access with the addition of approximately 2,000 feet of sidewalk being installed at Overlook Road in South Asheville. The addition of ADA-compliant sidewalks is intended to greatly improve […]
The colorful grocery store chain Trader Joe’s will open a new location in Asheville, with a grand opening celebration Friday. The opening’s festivities will include live music, food samples and demonstrations, giveaways and more. The store will kick off its opening with a ceremonial lei cutting at 8 a.m., honoring the specific style and theme […]
Tom Chalmers hosts “Listen to This: stories in performance.” The series returns to 35 Below at Asheville Community Theatre (35 E. Walnut St.) on Thursday, Sept. 26. The theme, this time, is “Hello Cleveland” – a rockin’ collection of epic concert recollections. According to a press release, expect “an evening of classic concert tales that […]
Now that summer has come to a close, Montford Park Players opens its fall season with Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Performances are held in Asheville’s Masonic Temple theater (80 Broadway St.) from Thursday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 27. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Opening night, October 10, is […]
From McDowell News: Some people living in the North Madison Street, North Garden Street and Fleming Avenue neighborhoods of Marion are being asked to fill out a survey about possible heating oil contamination in their wells.
From The Mountaineer: In mid-October, downtown Waynesville will once again have a fresh food market.
From Black Mountain News: The city is among the 10 most charitable in the nation, according to a new study, with a whopping 32 percent of people volunteering their time.
From Tryon Daily Bulletin: Greenville County sheriff’s deputies and Tryon police officers apprehended a Tryon couple in Gowensville Monday evening after they stole a car from outside Buck’s Pizza in Tryon around 6:12 p.m.
Press release from Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy: Come Experience the Magic of the Mountains at our 13th annual Conservation Celebration Saturday September 28th See you this weekend at our annual fall fundraiser! Here are some last minute details: Where: The Cabin Ridge – main event details online here directions online here **GPS not reliable When: […]
Press release from The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement delayed-harvest regulations on 33 trout waters in 18 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Before Oct. 1, hatchery-supported regulations apply to these waters. Under delayed-harvest regulations, no trout can be harvested or possessed from these waters between Oct. […]
The Asheville Macrobiotic Alliance holds a vegan/macrobiotic potluck and lecture series at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville (1 Edwin Place). The upcoming program on Sunday, Sept. 29, features a talk on “Healthy Travel Tips on Land, Sea, and in the Air.” 5 p.m. set up, 5:30 socializing and appetizers and 6 p.m. dinner. From […]