Wildlife commission anticipates seasonal increase in coyote sightings

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: Data collected by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission about human-coyote interactions in 2017 suggest North Carolinians may expect to see — and hear — coyotes with greater frequency in October and November.  “Biologically this makes sense. In the fall we see young, ‘teenaged’ coyotes leaving their parents’ […]

News briefs: Build a playground­, equal representa­tion urged for Mission successor foundation

In a Sept. 25 open letter, ten local organizations called on the Dogwood Health Trust, which would come into existence to receive the proceeds of the proposed sale of Mission Health to for-profit Healthcare Corporation of America, to ensure proportional representation of women and nonwhites on its board. The signatories also called for all geographic areas served by the trust to be represented.

The Sublime Theater debutes with ‘TRNZ’ at The BeBe Theatre, Nov. 1-17

Press release from The Sublime Theater: Asheville’s newest theater company, The Sublime Theater, announces its inaugural production: John Crutchfield’s TRNZ: A Metamorphic Musical, directed by Steven Samuels, debuting November 1-17 at The BeBe Theater in downtown Asheville. Set in an exclusive, underground discotheque in modern-day Berlin, TRNZ tells the story of a young woman who […]

New sculptures and photographic art at Penland Gallery, Oct. 6-Nov. 18

Press release from Penland School of Crafts: The Penland Gallery has a new exhibition that features work by sculptor Maggie Jaszczak, who uses materials such as leather, fabric, and wood to create objects that are both familiar and unfamiliar. Her work will be joined by that of Christopher Colville, who makes imagery using photographic materials without […]

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Kenilworth residents renew noise complaint against Mission Hospital

Earlier this summer, Kenilworth residents followed up on a complaint first sent to the city of Asheville in September 2017. They allege that changes Mission has made to address their noise concerns haven’t eliminated the problem — and that the health system wasn’t acting in good faith when it entered into discussions with the community.

Brevard Music Center resumes free community concert series in October

Press release from Brevard Music Center:  Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College in Brevard, is pleased to announce the return of its popular and FREE Community Concert Series on Monday, October 1 at 12:30 PM at the Porter Center (Brevard College). The “First Mondays” chamber concert features soprano Laetitia Grimaldi and pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz in an inspiring program of works […]

HART presents ‘Over the River and Through the Woods,’ opening Sept. 28

Press release from HART Theatre: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS to grandmother’s house we go. Beginning September 28, HART Theatre presents a heartwarming comedy by Joe Dipietro. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In […]