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OSEGA Gymnastics owner Miles Avery to be inducted into U.S.A. Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Press release from OSEGA Gymnastics: A formal press release was sent out Friday announcing the induction of legendary gymnastics coach Miles Avery into The United States Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Miles, along with his wife Monica, are the owners of OSEGA Gymnastics in Asheville, NC. He is well known in our community for his outstanding […]

Jackie King, wanted for check fraud and other crimes. Photo courtesy of APD

APD asks public for assistance locating mail theft and check fraud suspect

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest who is linked to several mail/package thefts and subsequent check frauds in the Skyland/Arden area. The suspect’s name is Jackie Diana King, a 29 year old female from Whittier, NC. Her last known address […]

Outdoor Market for Jackson County Farmers Market ramps up April 1

Press release from Jackson County Farmers Market: The Jackson County Farmers Market is in full swing in downtown Sylva beginning April 1st. The market will take place each Saturday from 9:00 – 12:00 in Bridge Park on Railroad Avenue. We have beef, chicken, pork, butter, milk, goat meat and goat cheese, trout, strawberries, cucumbers, herbs […]

The Talent Jam and Backpacks to Briefcases team up to help connect students to careers

Press release from Mountain Area Workforce Development Board: WNC colleges and universities are now taking their career assistance efforts to a new level by joining forces with the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board and Talent Jam to connect students and graduates to local employment opportunities like never before. The alliance aims to utilize two highly […]

March for Health planned for April 1 in Sylva

Press release from march organizers: On April Fool’s Day, April first, a nonpartisan group of local citizens will join marchers around the US for a very serious cause: healthcare access. Organizer Nilofer Couture is planning a satellite march in Sylva that will coordinate with marches set for Washington D.C., New York City, Seattle and other […]

Mountain BizWorks launches ScaleUp WNC in the high country

Announcement from Mountain BizWorks: On the heels of Asheville’s entrepreneurial success, Boone is quickly emerging as WNC’s next innovation center. As such, Mountain BizWorks is very pleased to announce our next ScaleUp WNC cohort of 15 high-potential small businesses to be based in Boone and the greater High Country region. The ScaleUp WNC cohort six participating businesses […]

NC House District 116: Democrat Brian Turner

Representative Brian Turner to host town hall in Sandy Mush

Press release from the office of Rep. Brian Turner: On Saturday March 25th Representative Brian Turner will host his second Town Hall of the 2017 legislative session. The Town Hall will be held at the Sandy Mush Community Center at 4:00 PM. Rep. Turner will provide an update on various measures being considered by the […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, March 23: Good/Moderate (GREEN and YELLOW)

Thursday, March 23, 2017, is a code green air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code yellow air quality forecast day.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, […]

Air quality forecast for Tuesday, March 21: Good/Moderate (GREEN and YELLOW)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, is a code green air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code yellow air quality forecast day.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, […]

Gov. Cooper nominates Buncombe County lawyer to Department of Transportation Board

Today, Gov. Roy Cooper appointed local attorney William Clarke to the N.C. Board of Transportation. The Roberts & Stevens partner specializes in environmental law and serves on several large boards for nonprofits serving the area including the WNC Community Foundation and the Golden LEAF Foundation. Clarke is from the most westerly county of any of Cooper’s nominees so […]

Area closure issued for portions of Linville Gorge Wilderness, due to forest fire

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina: March 17, 2017- For the protection of public health and safety, the following area is closed to the public due to fire suppression activities on the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest.  This closure is effective from March 17, 2017 until further notice.   AREA CLOSURE   All […]

Transgender day of visibility local art show & silent auction, March 29

Press release from Tranzmission: Coinciding with the 8th International Transgender Day of Visibility, Tranzmission will be showcasing art by local transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming artists at the Crow & Quill at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 29th. Admission will be sliding scale at the door, with $5-$25 suggested donations and no one turned away. […]

National anthem auditions this Saturday morning, march 18 at McCormick Field

Press release from the Asheville Tourists: The Asheville Tourists are hosting National Anthem auditions for interested singers to perform during the 2017 baseball season. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 9:00am until Noon at McCormick Field. Potential game-day singers will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” a cappella on the field during their […]

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Small brushes have a big impact for wildlife

Press release from Appalachian Wild: Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is about to get a huge delivery of used mascara brushes as a result of one post on Facebook that went viral. Savannah Trantham, a home-based wildlife rehabilitator and Co-Founder of Appalachian Wild, never thought sharing a post about cleaning out her old makeup would have such an […]

Warren Wilson College Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Christy, left, with Darcy and Doug Orr at Tuesday night's celebration. Photo by Reggie Tidwell, courtesy of Warren Wilson College

WNC Historical Association lauds WWC president emeritus for ‘Outstanding Achievement’

Press release from Warren Wilson College: As he took the stage Tuesday night, Warren Wilson College alumnus and folk musician David Wilcox summed up President Emeritus Doug Orr’s legacy. “Thank you, Doug,” he said. “You did for this place what we’re all trying to do: just to be more like ourselves, to become more authentically […]

State Wildlife Resources Commission seeks nominations for four seats on Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through April 30 for four seats on its Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee — a board of North Carolina citizens that provides advice to the Commission on nongame wildlife conservation issues across the state. Two seats are “expert affiliate seats.” Nominees for these seats should have […]

Early registration now open for annual Run for the Paws

Press release from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: Register early for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s 7th annual Run for the Paws, the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Run or walk with hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends to raise money for Brother Wolf on Saturday, April 22, from […]

Screening Thermograms offered at Asheville Integrative Medicine March 21

Press release from Cindy Sullivan, CCT: Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Clinical travel Thermographer, will be offering screening breast thermograms at: Asheville Integrative Medicine 832 Hendersonville Rd Asheville Nc 28803 Tel: 828-252-5545 On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, she will be performing screening breast thermograms and appointments are available. Breast Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that does not […]