Press release from Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club: There’s hardly a happening at the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County in which Emily Taylor, its operations director, isn’t involved. Colleagues and kids alike say she’s one of the most energetic persons in an energy-charged organization … engaging, enthusiastic, efficient, a dependable leader who […]
Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care will host a free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn videoconference event for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The session, “Managing Financial Toxicity When Facing Cancer,” will take place on Friday, Sept. 29 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Pardee Hospital’s video conference room, […]
Press release from the YMCA of WNC: Sept. 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and the YMCA of Western North Carolina is joining the National Council on Aging and the Falls Free Coalition for 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls, a day of action to help raise awareness and prevention of falls. Each […]
Who can afford to live here and how can we all live together? Those questions formed the crux of the conversation among Asheville City Council candidates at a Sept. 18 forum where two issues garnered strong and varying viewpoints: the lack of affordable housing and persistent racial tensions in Asheville.
Press release from he Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: In August, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina board approved its largest competitive grant to date when $200,000 was awarded to OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling to expand the SECURE program that provides financial literacy training and a three-to-one match to help low-income people […]
In the seven months since the city of Asheville altered its regulations to give City Council more oversight over large building and hotel projects, Council has approved two proposed hotels. Xpress takes a closer look to see what it looks like when hotels try to pass muster before Council.
An update from the National Park Service via the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: For Thursday, Sept. 14, the following sections of Blue Ridge Parkway remain closed due to ongoing cleanup efforts related to Tropical Storm Irma. Closures still in effect as of 12 p.m. include: Milepost 269 – 276 Milepost 317 – 324 Milepost 355 – 382, including […]
Press release from the Better Business Bureau: Do you have stacks and stacks of papers lying around? Many of the documents we keep contain sensitive personal information, and the Better Business Bureau is making it easy for you to safely dispose of it all at its free shredding event. This event will take place on […]
Press release from Earth Equity Advisors: Responsible investment firm Earth Equity Advisors announced that acclaimed climate change author Dr. Katharine Wilkinson and CNN climate change columnist John Sutter will be the featured speakers in their fourth annual lecture series this October. “Reversing Global Warming: A Conversation with Katharine Wilkinson and John Sutter” will feature the two thought leaders […]
Press release from Asheville School: Asheville School senior Mac Waters (Banner Elk, N.C.) is dedicated to music and committed to strengthening and broadening his compositional portfolio. The young composer has attended two sessions of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Composers Program and regularly writes and performs original music at Asheville School. This summer, Waters […]
Press release from Friends of the Smokies: Friends of the Smokies and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will continue their partnership to assist Great Smoky Mountains National Park with proactive bear management. The ATC’s North Carolina specialty license plate grant program awarded Friends of the Smokies $4,000 to support repairs of food storage cables at campsites […]
Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in the Southern Appalachians, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said that hunters may see dead deer this hunting season but that the recent outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer is cyclic and the population will rebound. […]
Press release from Evergreen Community Charter School: Evergreen Community Charter School in Asheville is hosting the inaugural Evergreen Adventure Demo Day, a family-friendly event that is open to the public. On Saturday, Oct. 7, we will be showcasing our adventure programs, and we invite everyone to come have fun climbing our climbing wall, exploring the […]
Press release from Town of Fletcher Parks and Recreation Department: The Town of Fletcher will be hosting its Fourth Annual Fletcher Family Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23. This event will include inflatables, touch-a-truck, a musical performance by Caribbean Cowboys and Carolina Rex, food trucks and more. New to this year’s event, the Town of Fletcher has […]
Press release from N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: State Veterinarian Doug Meckes is encouraging North Carolina livestock owners to consider having their animals vaccinated against rabies. “This year we have seen five cases of rabies in livestock,” Meckes said. “Horses, cattle and goats are naturally curious animals, which puts them at risk for […]
A proposal to provide more parking prompted a plethora of public comments at the Sept. 12 Asheville City Council meeting. Council also considered a subdivision in the Shiloh community and learned about the possibilities and pitfalls of bond refinancing.
Hurricane Irma blasted through Florida over the weekend and what’s now a tropical storm is moving toward Western North Carolina, with rain and wind expected to lash the region this afternoon and tonight.
On Sept. 12, Asheville City Council will dive back into discussion of a proposed subdivision in the Shiloh community and will tackle a proposal to ease the parking crunch downtown by allowing temporary gravel lots.
Press release from N.C. Mountain State Fair: The N.C. Mountain State Fair will be closed Monday, Sept. 11. Fair officials made the decision Sunday in conjunction with state emergency management, local safety personnel and law enforcement. “We have been monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma closely over the past week. For the safety of our […]
Press release from Winrock International: Winrock International announced it has awarded Andrew Goodheart Brown from Asheville with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer […]
Press release from UNC Asheville: Due to the uncertainty of the path and impact of Hurricane Irma, UNC Asheville is preemptively rescheduling the Founders Day keynote lecture with New York Times columnist David Brooks to Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Kimmel Arena in the Wilma M. Sherrill Center. Doors will open at […]