The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy is wrapping up its 10th summer of providing meaningful summer work opportunities for local students. This year, the program expanded to serve more students.
An Aug. 13 tour of northeastern colleges and universities could well change the fates of some of the 40 students from marginalized or disadvantaged backgrounds who take part. Now in its second year, the tour will visit a range of higher education institutions over six days.
Press release from The Art Cellar Gallery: New Work by Acclaimed American Artist William Dunlap The Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, NC will be featuring new works by acclaimed American Artist William Dunlap throughout the summer exhibition season. Recently completed works on paper have just been installed in the gallery and range from his […]
Press release from Piney Mountain United Methodist Church: Local Church Saves 386 Tons of CO2 from Atmosphere Piney Mountain United Methodist Church in Candler will reduce carbon emissions by 386 tons and save $72,000 over 10 years as the result of a new initiative to care for God’s creation. The church received a grant to […]
Press release from The Council on Aging for Henderson County: PSNC Energy provides financial and hands on support for older adults in Henderson county through Meals on Wheels Program Through their corporate community outreach program, PSNC Energy has donated $2500 to the Council on Aging for Henderson County for their Meals on Wheels program. In […]
Press release from Harris Regional Hospital: Solar Eclipse 101: Everything you need to know before the big day For months, news streams across the country have been filled with commentary about The Great American Solar Eclipse that will cross over 14 states in August. And for good reason. The natural phenomenon is rare in and […]
Press release: Free Entrepreneurial Event Series at the Hatch Pitch Party When: 8/2/17, 6pm – 7:30 pm Where: Anthroware’s Office at The Hatch (45 S French Broad Ave Suite 145) Description: Open-Mic Night for Entrepreneurs One of the most important skills an entrepreneur needs to develop is their pitch. While there are several kinds of […]
Press release: Asheville man will spend more than a year and a half in prison after pleading guilty to one count each of felony hit and run with serious injury, speeding, possession of marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia On July 24, 2017, Superior Court Judge Marvin P. Pope sentenced Joseph Tyler Henry, 28, of […]
Press release: McHenry on the Passage of Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Package Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3364 Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act: “Yesterday, the House took bipartisan action to hold rogue regimes in Russia, North Korea, and Iran accountable for their […]
Press release from City of Asheville: The Neighborhood Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on July 31st, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 in the Public Works Conference room, located at 161 S. Charlotte St. to welcome and orient incoming new members. Please contact Ashley Traynum-Carson at ATraynum-Carson@ashevillenc.gov with questions.
Press release from NC Education Lottery: Son Nguyen of Asheville is celebrating after he won a $237,843 Cash 5 jackpot. He beat odds of 1 in 749,398 to match all 5 numbers in Wednesday’s drawing. He claimed the jackpot Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home […]
Press release from Friends of the Smokies: WAYNESVILLE, NC – Take on a summer challenge and cycle through scenic countryside and vibrant cityscapes at the fourth annual Gran Fondo Asheville hosted by New Belgium and presented by Ingles on July 23, 2017. The cycling event offers 30-, 60-, and 100-mile routes with optional, competitive timed […]
Press release from U.S. Cellular Center: Joe Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office of Vice President, he is no exception. During his 45 years of public service, one of Biden’s greatest strengths has been his ability […]
Press release from Blue Ridge National Heritage Area: The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will play host to the second in a series of listening sessions to help create a new craft trail across our mountains. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area seeks ideas and suggestions to develop the Blue Ridge Craft Trails over the […]
Press release from Biltmore Company: The first large-scale exhibition of fashions from “Titanic,” the Oscar-winning film that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will launch at Biltmore in February 2018 in “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie.” Set for Feb. 9 through May 13, 2018, the exhibition represents the extensive wardrobes preferred by […]
Press release from N.C. Mountain State Fair: WHAT: The N.C. Mountain State Fair is looking for part-time workers for this year’s fair. Openings are available for ticket takers, ticket sellers and entry department staff. Applications will be accepted during an event to be held Thursday at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. Ticket sellers and […]
YMCA’s annual Youth Conference on National Affairs convened for its 50th session July 1 to 6, hosting over 600 delegates from around the country at the Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain. The students proposed a wide range of policies on issues as diverse as nuclear power, gerrymandering prevention, the school-to-prison pipeline and equal opportunity grants for foster children — to name just a few.
Press release from Open Hearts Art Center: Native Asheville Woman with disabilities publishes book about her life to inspire others and change Public Perception Nicole Rotundo, a 33 year old woman with Down Syndrome and a native of Asheville, has published a book about her life. Her goal is to inspire others to live their […]
Press release from Asheville Comedy Festival: Dave Losso & Jason Melton Comedy Tour July 15th at The Southern Kitchen and Bar Disclaimer Stand Up Lounge presents The Muscular Geniuses Comedy Tour starring Dave Losso and Jason Melton Saturday, July 15th at 9pm The Southern Kitchen and Bar in Downtown Asheville For the first time, two […]
Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels in July. The workshops are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online registration is required. In addition to the open-enrollment programs listed below, the Commission […]
Press release from Organic Growers School: Organic Growers School’s Farm Beginnings Farmer Training is entering its third year, having graduated 45 farmers in the last 2 years. Farm Beginnings Farmer Training is a 12-month training that uses a mix of farmer-led classroom sessions, on-farm tours and an extensive farmer network, tapping into the knowledge of […]