Smithsonian curator will speak about American Indian politics at UNCA

As part of UNC Asheville’s Native American Speaker and Performance Series (which includes a Cherokee stickball demonstration and talks by Native American leaders), Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche author, essayist and curator, will deliver a keynote address the contemporary landscape of American Indian politics and culture. The event takes place on Friday, Sept. 20, at […]

Mountain Oasis Festival offering programs for businesses to engage with attendees, meeting tonight

10,000 music fans will be in Downtown Asheville October 25-27 for the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Festival. How can your business benefit? Join festival organizers for an informational meeting tonight, Wednesday, August 28 from 6-8pm at The Mill Room located at 66 Asheland Avenue. *Refreshments served, cash bar Meet with representatives from festival organizers, AC […]

Mission Hospital receives award for excellence in care for heart attack patients

Press release From Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2013) – Mission Hospital’s Heart Services has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the second consecutive year. Mission Hospital is one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to receive this prestigious award. The award recognizes Mission Hospital’s commitment to and success […]

Sold-out BaconFest celebrates the “gateway meat” on Saturday, Aug. 31

BaconFest sold out weeks in advance, but if you’re curious about the celebration, here are the details from the press release” WHAT: BaconFest Asheville, a first-time festival showcasing unique pork and bacon creations. This sold-out event will bring together about 900 bacon-lovers of all ages with area chefs and specialty food producers who will enter […]

Black Mountain News: Law enforcement arrests 33 in Swannanoa

From Black Mountain News Story by Joel Burgess: Focused patrols and other special policing led to 33 arrests in Swannanoa and a drop in break-ins, deputies with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies launched the special effort, called Community Oriented Problem Solving (COPS), after a spike in resident complaints about break-ins, drug activity, and […]

Sunday Jazz Showcase

The Sunday jazz Showcase at Isis Music Hall continues this weekend (Sept. 1) two trios performing in the upstairs lounge and on the downstairs main stage. $5 / $3 students. Asheville Art Trio (William Bares on piano, Mike Holstein on bass, Justin Watt on drums) with special guest Patrick Lopez on trumpet plays the main […]

First Citizens Bank takes over Mountain 1st Bank in $10 million deal

From Charlotte Business Journal: First Citizens Bank & Trust will buy Hendersonville-based 1st Financial Services Corp. in a $10 million deal, the two banks announced Wednesday. Raleigh-based First Citizens will pay $8 million to the U.S. Treasury to repay 1st Financial’s Troubled Asset Relief Program bailout. It will pay an additional $2 million to 1st […]

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