Justin Wulff

Friends of the Smokies and New Belgium to host Gran Fondo cycling event

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 […]

Joe Biden to visit Asheville on Dec. 14 as part of book tour

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 […]

An outfit worn by Kate Winslet in “Titanic” will be on display in Biltmore House as a preview of the upcoming exhibit, “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie.” The exhibit opens on Feb. 9, 2018, and will run through May 13, 2018.

“Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie” coming to Biltmore in 2018

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 […]

Delegates on recess after the final debate of the conference.
Photo by Arianna Moore

YMCA hosts 50th Youth Conference on National Affairs at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain

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.

Dave Losso & Jason Melton Comedy Tour July 15th at The Southern Kitchen and Bar

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 […]

Free Programs Offered at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in July

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 […]

Farm Beginnings® Farmer Training is designed to offer beginning and expanding farmers the practical skills and knowledge needed to start and grow successful long-term farm businesses. Photo courtesy if OGS

Organic Growers School Offers Third Year of Farm Beginnings® Farmer Training in Western NC.

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 […]

ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on July 4. The Independence Day holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service. For more route information, visit RidetheART.com.

Asheville City offices to close for Fourth of July

Press release from the city of Asheville: Asheville City government offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will collect trash and recycling on July 4. This is a B week. Residents should have their trash and recycling bins out by 7 a.m. for […]

Isaac Northup

Hall Booth Smith to open malpractice law firm in Asheville

Press release from Hall Booth Smith: Hall Booth Smith opens Asheville Office, second in North Carolina Hall Booth Smith, P.C. announces the opening of an office in Asheville, North Carolina, the firm’s 14th office in the Southeast and second in North Carolina. This comes shortly after the firm’s office opening in Jacksonville, Florida earlier this […]

A parade of pipers circles the field at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Photo courtesy of event organizers

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games return July 6-9

From the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: Scotland returns to Grandfather Mountain July 6-9 for the 62nd annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Boasting bagpipes, Scottish athletics, Highland melodies, Celtic cuisine, crafts aplenty and tons of tartans, the Games hearken back to the rich cultural traditions of Scotland in a setting not so different from the mountains […]

From left to right: Adam and Beth Copeland with Jim Ross. Photo courtesy of Headlock On Hunger

WWE wrestling legends seek an end to childhood hunger through “Headlock on Hunger”

Press release from Eblen Charities: WWE Hall of Famer Gerry Brisco knows a lot about hunger from the times he had to make weight as an amateur wrestling champion. But he had a choice in that matter. At this point in his life, he’s more about preventing those kind of hunger pangs for children who […]

Mission Health Takes National Leadership Role in Personalized Medicine

From Mission Health: Mission Health’s Personalized Medicine program focuses on response to drugs in a way that will increase the likelihood that a drug will work effectively while decreasing the likelihood that it will result in a bad side effect for our patients. Personalized medicine testing utilizes the genetic make-up of the individual, or in […]

Mission Health Named One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America

From Mission Health: Employee Engagement has gained significant attention during the last decade as one of the most important drivers of organizational success, and accordingly, mission success.  Forbes Magazine defines employee engagement as “the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.” An engaged employee is invested in their work, and in their […]

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Asheville City soccer team posts win over Atlanta Silverbacks

Press release from Asheville City Soccer Club: Playing on the road after a two game home stand, the Blues travelled to Atlanta to faceoff against the Southeast conference leading Silverbacks. With hot temperatures and high humidity, Asheville City prepared for a grueling 90 minutes. In the stands, the South Slope Blues made their presence known […]

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Woodfin ranked 18th on list of cities with fastest wage growth in state

The town of Woodfin was named 18th on Zippia’s ranking of “20 places in North Carolina with the fastest wage growth.” Zippia is a website that provides career advice and related information. Using recent American Community Survey data from the U.S. census, researchers at Zippia ranked North Carolina’s 20 most economically promising towns. To read […]