Cristal Figueroa

Cristal Figueroa to run for State Senate District 48

Press release from Figuera for N.C. Senate 2020: On Monday, Sept. 16, Henderson County native and democrat Cristal Figueroa will announce her candidacy for North Carolina State Senate District 48. Figueroa is running because she believes that it’s time for the people of District 48 to have a strong representative who will fight for a […]

YMCA of Western North Carolina celebrates immigrants’ contributions during Welcoming Week

Press release from YMCA of Western North Carolina:  The YMCA of Western North Carolina is joining Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to our community during Welcoming Week, Sept. 13-22. YMCA locations throughout the region are hosting events to bring together all residents in a spirit of […]

#Build828, affordable housing giving campaign, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: Residents who are new to the Asheville area and those who have lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains for generations have something in common- they know that many people here struggle to afford a decent place to live. With few left untouched by the effects of the affordable […]

“Kids Rising,” a chance to support immigrant children and families through writing and art

Press release from Indivisible Asheville: On Saturday afternoon, August 24, the Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville will be transformed into a giant play space for “Kids Rising: Standing Up for Families at the Border,” a family-focused event with guided activities suitable for children of all ages, sponsored by Indivisible Asheville/WNC, Stronger Together […]

Families invited to enjoy special park activities for national TRACK Trails Day on August 24

Press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: Kids in Parks is inviting families to enjoy guided hikes and animal encounters in celebration of the first national TRACK Trails Day on Saturday, August 24. This nationwide day of nature adventures highlights the 10th anniversary of the Kids in Parks program. This program is comprised of a […]

Local ex-Navy SEAL Rick Bernard joins Neuro Rehab Center benefit bike ride

Press release from Beyond the Teams: Former Navy SEALs who have served in some of the most vital – and dangerous – military hot spots across the globe are joining together in retirement to undertake a new kind of mission: deploying into fundraising events for organizations and causes that help people with physical disabilities, cultural […]

MountainTrue merges with Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition

Press release from MountainTrue: Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition (HRWC) has merged with Western North Carolina conservation nonprofit MountainTrue as of July 1. Both organizations share a commitment to protecting our waters and forests. The merger is an important step toward building one organization that can effectively advance the interests of our mountain region through a […]

UNCA to install new chancellor, celebrate with week of events April 23-26

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will celebrate the installation of its eighth Chancellor Nancy J. Cable, April 23-26, with a series of roundtable discussions, concerts, and a campus ceremony, offering opportunities for the Asheville and UNC Asheville community to come together in conversation and celebration. “Chancellor Cable brings a strong record of national […]

Locals join national day of action to demand that Barr #ReleaseTheReport

Press release from Indivisible Asheville/WNC: ASHEVILLE, NC (April 3, 2019) – Hundreds of activists in Asheville and surrounding areas will join a nationwide day of action in response to Attorney General Barr’s failure to release the full report from the Mueller investigation by the April 2 deadline set by Congress. The “Release The Report” Day of Action will take place […]

Asheville town hall meeting Wednesday on need for a public report from Mueller

Press release from Progress NC Action: Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted 420 to ZERO in favor of the Mueller Transparency Resolution (H. Con. RES. 24), making clear that Congress and by extension American people wants to see Mueller’s report made public. A new poll released by Progress NC Action along with Protect […]

Early Childhood Workshop features NCDHHS Secretary and Sesame Street

Press release from Transylvana County: Get Set Transylvania is excited to announce a workshop featuring Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Director, alongside Dr. Jeanette Betancourt Senior Vice President of United States Social Impact for Sesame Workshop at Brevard College on March 21 from 8:30-2. Dr. Cohen will be presenting […]