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Burton Street community begins planning for agricultural fair, seeks partners

Full announcement from Carolina Farm Stewards: The Burton Street Community of West Asheville is in the planning stages for the 3rd annual revival of the agriculture fair that was started 1913 by E.W. Pearson in this historically African American neighborhood. The fair was started at a time in N.C.’s history when black citizens had recently […]

Hillside Games versus The Wyvern’s Tale

There’s an internet turf war being fought by two local game stores, and it’s starting to get national attention. Here’s the gist, provided by Hillside Games of Asheville, NC – the worst game store in America? Unethical practices, domain-name stealing, anti-competitive tactics, and frivolous lawsuit threats against those who criticize are just the start! […]

Town of Mills River considers ordinance changes for area near Sierra Nevada brewery

According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Town officials are considering changing ordinances to allow restaurants, retail amenities and alternative energy sources in light industrial areas after Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. recently announced its plans to locate in Henderson County. Sierra Nevada will be the first occupant of the 262-acre Ferncliff Industrial Park, which has been designated […]

Joyful Noise offers free Spectacular Saturday Sampler

From the community arts center: Think Joyful Noise is only about stringed instruments? Think again! Along with a thriving strings program, we offer classes in dance, drama, voice, visual arts, Kindermusik and more. Joyful Noise is a nonprofit community arts center that offers classes in several locations including Weaverville, Asheville and Marshall. Our mission is […]

N.C. Symphony now accepting nominations for esteemed educator awards

From the press release: RALEIGH, N.C.—Nominations are currently being accepted for a pair of esteemed educator awards presented annually by the North Carolina Symphony, the orchestra announced today. North Carolina students, parents, colleagues and community members can recommend their local music teacher for the 2012 Maxine Swalin Award for Outstanding Music Educator and Jackson Parkhurst […]

UNCA to offer effective teacher training classes

From the press release: Effective Teacher Training classes will be offered on four Saturdays beginning March 24, by the Asheville Graduate Center at UNC Asheville. Effective Teacher Training is required substituting in the Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools, and this course also qualifies for three continuing education credits for already certified teachers. The four-session […]

Hendersonville man makes new sports energy drink

According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Even with a market already glutted with every stripe of sports energy drinks, Frank Trombetta knew he could build a better drink. After two years of intensive research and development and testing on numerous athletes, containers of HyPerformance formula have finally been delivered to Hendersonville from the manufacturer. “With almost […]

Chamber of Commerce names Chocolate Fetish owners “entrepreneurs of the month”

PRESS RELEASE: The Chamber is pleased to recognize Bill and Sue Foley of The Chocolate Fetish as Entrepreneurs of the Month. The Chocolate Fetish has been creating award-winning handmade chocolates in Asheville since 1986. Bill and Sue Foley purchased the business in 2001 and, with a fierce dedication to quality and a passion for fine […]

Executive committee recommends next Henderson County sheriff tonight

From the Times-News: The question of who will lead the Sheriff’s Office could be answered tonight when the Henderson County Republican Party executive committee selects a recommended replacement for Rick Davis. Five candidates placed on the ballot by the party’s selection committee — plus anyone nominated and seconded from the floor — will address the […]

Buncombe County young Republicans will host candidates at social

At their March monthly social, the Buncombe County Young Republicans will host all declared–and some still considering–Republican candidates for Buncombe County elected office. Unlike typical candidate forums, Young Republicans will introduce their new vetting process; the “Buncombe County Ringer.” The Buncombe County Ringer is a three-question quiz session which will involve questions about local beer, […]

Asheville Integrative Medicine to offer breast thermograms

From the press release: Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Certified Thermographer nurse, will be offering screening breast thermograms at: Asheville Integrative Medicine 832 Hendersonville Rd Asheville NC 28739 Tel: 828-252-5545 On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, she will be performing screening breast thermograms and appointments are available from 9-2 pm. Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that does […]

NC Stage & League of Women Voters offer Frances Perkins, a Chautauqua Show

Here’s the press release: NC Stage & League of Women Voters Offer Frances Perkins, a Chautauqua Show Meet the woman behind the New Deal. That’s the idea behind the presentation of Frances Perkins, A Chautauqua Show, presented jointly by the Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters and NC Stage Company March 5. The show is […]