Buncombe County Health and Human Services confirms rabies case near Brevard Road

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Health Officials with Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) announced today that a raccoon found in the vicinity of the Asheville Humane Society, Forever Friend Lane, off of Brevard Rd has been confirmed to have rabies. The raccoon was taken to Buncombe County Animal Control on […]

Hendersonville Sister Cities to celebrate tenth anniversary with gala, student travel scholarship

Press release from Hendersonville Sister Cities: Hendersonville, N.C. – Celebrating Hendersonville Sister Cities’ 10th anniversary and officially launching the organization’s student travel scholarship program, HSC is hosting “Italian Inspirations,” an evening of Italian opera and cuisine, at the Champion Hills Club on Saturday, Nov. 18. The ticketed event will include Italian fare and opera by […]

Asheville School AP art students learn from professional Asheville artists

Press release from Asheville School: Asheville, N.C. — Students taking Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art at Asheville School recently had the opportunity to visit local studios, galleries and architecture firms to connect with professional artists in Asheville — thanks to the school’s new community arts initiative. “The opportunity to go out in the community and meet […]

Heavy rains caused a retaining wall to collapse at Chimney Rock State Park's upper parking lot. Photo courtesy of Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park to partially reopen after retaining wall collapse

Press release from Chimney Rock Management: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will partially reopen starting Friday, Nov. 10. Only the lower portion of the Park, which includes the Four Seasons trail, a portion of the Hickory Nut Falls trail, the Great Woodland Adventure trail and the Animal Discovery Den will be accessible. At 11 […]

Sanctuary Brewing to host presentation on impacts of livestock operations on water quality

Press release from MountainTrue: Hendersonville, N.C. — Sanctuary Brewing Company in Hendersonville will host a presentation by MountainTrue’s French Broad and Green Riverkeepers, Hartwell Carson and Gray Jernigan, concerning the impact that raising animals for food has on our regional waterways. The presentation, which will be held Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., will focus […]

Pisgah Legal Services offers ACA open enrollment events around WNC, Nov. 11

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: Asheville, N.C. – Folks who need help signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act can meet with trained, in-person assisters at free events this Saturday, Nov. 11. Pisgah Legal Services and other ACA Partners of WNC will educate people about their options and help them enroll at events happening […]

The degree programs offered through the new Advantage Program partnership with Vermont Law School will benefit students and alumni who have taken classes in the Hamill Science Center at Warren Wilson College. Photo courtesy of WWC

Warren Wilson College, Vermont Law School partnership expands access to graduate school

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Asheville, N.C. – Entering an undergraduate program at Warren Wilson College now means certain students can simultaneously work toward graduate degrees. A new partnership with Vermont Law School opens pathways to earn a bachelor’s and a juris doctor (JD) in six years or a bachelor’s and a master’s degree […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Tuesday, Nov 7: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 Air […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Monday, Nov 6: Moderate (YELLOW)

Monday, November 6, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 Air […]

Left to right: TPDF Committee Chair Robert Foster, Mayor Esther Manheimer, BCTDA Chair Jim Muth, and Explore Asheville President & CEO Stephanie Brown. Photo courtesy of the BCTDA

BCTDA pledges $4.6 Million to make up RADTIP shortfall, funds two community projects in 2017 grant cycle

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) announced today that it will provide $4.6 million to the City of Asheville to complete the southern section of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP). BCTDA determined that available dollars in the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF) at […]

Asheville Committee for Palestinian Human Rights and The North America Nakba Tour present The Exiled Palestinians at the Block off Biltmore

Press release from event organizers: Asheville, NC. — The North America Nakba Tour and The Asheville Committee for Palestinian Human Rights invite you to “The Exiled Palestinians: Stateless Palestinians from the Camps in Lebanon.” Khawla Hammad has been a stateless refugee in Lebanon for 69 years. At the age of sixteen, she was expelled from […]

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City of Asheville announces expanded ART bus service beginning in 2018

Press release from the City of Asheville: Starting Jan. 1, 2018, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) will offer expanded bus service hours on eight routes and Sunday and holiday service on all routes. ART operates 18 bus routes, providing service within Asheville city limits and to downtown Black Mountain. Currently, only half of these routes have […]

Classic Hikes group on Lake Shore Trail. Photo courtesy of Friends of the Smokies

Friends of the Smokies presents opportunity to explore Fontana’s north shore

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: Friends of the Smokies will hike the North Shore Road Loop on Tuesday, November 14th as part of the annual Classic Hikes of the Smokies series that supports trail maintenance in the national park. The group hike will travel 9.4 miles and ascend 1,350 ft. Gracia Slater, two-time […]

WNCAP Exhibits The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

Press release from WNCAP: In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This […]

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Western Carolina University brings Middle Eastern event to Folkmoot

Press release from Folkmoot USA: Western Carolina University is wrapping up its International Education Week at Folkmoot Friendship Center with a Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner and a short film, Bon Voyage, followed by a panel discussion with US residents from Syria and Yemen.  This cultural event will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, from […]

Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International offers demonstration at Folk Art Center

Press release from organizers: Ikebana Meeting at the Folk Art Center, October 24, 2017, 10 am. Free and open to the public. “The Joy of Baskets” – Three Schools of Thought: Ohara, Ichiyo and Sogetsu Presented by Diane Harker of the Ohara School, Sue Grier of the Ichiyo School and Susan Cano of the Sogetsu School. Using fall […]

Starring Barry Scott and Chip Arnold, STAND has served as a punch to the heart, a call to action, and the beginning of a difficult conversation about the realities of life on the streets. Photo courtesy of Audio Productions

STAND, touring performance to benefit Homeward Bound’s Room in the Inn program

Press release from Homeward Bound: Nashville playwright and homeless advocate Jim Reyland brings his play, STAND, to Asheville as a benefit for Room in the Inn, a program of Homeward Bound of WNC. Reyland says that STAND serves as a punch to the heart, a call to action, and the beginning of a difficult conversation […]

Asheville native appointed to attorney general’s Council on Collegiate Opioid Misuse

Press release from N.C. Attorney General’s office: Asheville native Matthew Smart has been appointed to Attorney General Josh Stein’s Council on Collegiate Opioid Misuse. To kick off the Council’s work, Matthew traveled to Appalachian State University Monday to represent Western Carolina University at the inaugural meeting. Attorney General Josh Stein created this Council, comprised of […]

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Haunted High experience returns to Asheville High School

Press release from organizers: The Asheville High School Band Association announces the fourth annual Haunted High at Asheville High School on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2017. Haunted High transforms the halls of Asheville High School (AHS) into the largest, creepiest, and most-terrifying haunted house in the area to celebrate Halloween and raise funds to support the […]

WLOS / Eblen Charities Coat Drive Give-A-Way begins Wednesday Oct. 25

Press release from Eblen Charities: With heating assistance beginning in two weeks, Eblen Charities is once again joining WLOS-TV in getting a jump on the cold weather this week with the Fifth Annual Spring Clean Coat Drive Give- A-Way beginning this Wednesday. Last April WLOS and Eblen Charities held its Spring Clean Coat Drive at […]