Blue Ridge Community College students publish book about Hendersonville

Press Release from Cruden Bay Books: So you think you know Hendersonville? That is the question folks in Apple Country are asking each other after the release of the new book, “How ‘Bout Them Apples?: Be in the Know in Hendersonville.” “How ‘Bout Them Apples?: Be in the Know in Hendersonville” is a semester project […]

SuperHappy Productions to hold another trivia challenge night

Press Release from SuperHappy Productions:  After nearly selling out our first show in the new space, Asheville’s best night of comedy, variety and trivia returns next Wednesday to the River Arts District! This month’s theme: the 1980’s!!! Yes, the decade of greed and excess gets the SuperHappy treatment as hosts Adam Arthur and Troy Burnette […]

Nantahala National Forest wildfire continues to spread

Press Release from the USFS: Boteler Peak fire: A Type 1 incident management team is on the way to manage the Boteler Peak fire. Fire management personnel have implemented plans to keep the fire from spreading. As a precaution, dozer lines are currently being constructed behind structures north of Old Highway 64 and Pendland Road, […]

USDA announces high fire danger in Nantahala National Forest as dry conditions continue

Press Release from U.S. Department of Agriculture: A summary of the Nantahala National Forest wildfire- Boteler Peak fire: Started October 25 on Boteler Peak west of Chunky Gal Mountain near Murphy. Additional ground crews arrived today to assist with firefighting efforts. Helicopters have been the primary source of suppression due to fire location. Steep, rough, […]

Give!Local fundraisin­g drive begins

Give!Local returns Nov. 1, featuring 47 local nonprofits who are campaigning for financial support via Give!Local’s one-stop, online, donation platform. Festivities on Nov. 2 will formally kick off this two-month, end-of-year donation drive with a free party at Highland Brewing in Asheville, celebrating the participating nonprofits. This is Give!Local’s second year. Last year, the campaign raised […]

Asheville to open drop-off location for children’s charity

Press Release from Samaritan’s Purse: Beverly Hills Baptist Church will serve as a drop-off location for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. During National Collection Week, November 14 – 21, Asheville and area residents will donate shoeboxes—filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, […]

Upcoming AARP events to help support family caregivers

Press Release from AARP North Carolina: AARP in the Mountain Region is presenting two free November events for family caregivers to learn, celebrate and take a break. On Wednesday, November 9, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging, Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy, in Asheville, AARP will […]

Local artist to bring arts program to veterans

Press Release:  Asheville based expressive Artist Jimi Seidel, who has 20 years of experience creating and delivering innovative expressive arts programs regionally and locally, has created and conducted an effective, well received pilot program valued at almost $4000 at no cost to the Charles George Veterans Administration Medical Center (CGVAMC) Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Therapy […]

Junior League of Asheville announces poinsettia sale

Press Release from Junior League of Asheville: The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) announces the 2016 kickoff of their annual Poinsettia Sale to benefit the League’s work in our community. The 2016 JLA Poinsettia Sale was launched in September and is now open for public orders. Options for purchase are white, red, or pink […]

Tourism awards nearly $4 million to community projects

Press Release:  The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) awarded five community projects $3,930,000 in funding today from the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF). The funds, generated from a portion of the room tax revenues paid by overnight visitors in Buncombe County lodging accommodations, will go toward three theater projects, a WNC Farmers Market revitalization […]

Bus tour stops in Asheville, calls on North Carolinians to stop gun violence

Press Release from Americans for Responsible Solutions: Gabby Giffords’ Vocal Majority bus tour, hosted by Americans for Responsible Solutions, made stops at UNC Asheville today for Early Vote events to stop gun violence. State Senator Terry Van Duyn urged North Carolinians to make sure they use their vote to reduce gun violence in this election. […]

NC’s top election official called on to investigate partisanship

Press Release from Allied Progress: Today, in a letter sent to North Carolina State Board of Elections Chairman A. Grant Whitney, Jr., Allied Progress called on the state’s top election officials to root out those motivated by partisanship and/or racial animus in the administration of state elections. The request follows a months-long investigation into North […]

A March to the Polls to kick off early voting on WCU campus

Press Release from the Jackson County branch of NAAP NC Conference: On Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 12 pm, students at Western Carolina University’s NAACP college chapter and the Jackson County Branch of the NAACP will lead a March to the Polls to kick-off the Early Voting on campus and celebrate the NAACP’s voting rights victory in the […]

Hands On! to teach children about voting

Press Release from Hands On!: Come visit Hands On!, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, to experience “hands on” voting for all ages. Practice the voting process by voting on this question: “What tastes better an apple or an orange?” The Hands On! Voting booth is made possible by Kids Voting Henderson County which is […]

New short-term parking rates to go into effect at AVL airport

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: A parking garage construction project is underway at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), which has resulted in temporary changes to parking at the airport.  There is plenty of parking for passengers; however, the construction project has resulted in a temporarily reduced number of spaces for short-term parkers.  In order to discourage overnight […]

Guided history walks in Hendersonville to resume this November

Press release from organizers: Starting at 10 a.m. each Saturday morning in November, guided walks along Hendersonville’s Main Street will reveal the town’s charming history and interesting architectural designs — with stops at the Historic Courthouse, Skyland Hotel, City Hall, and other historic shops and structures along Main Street.  Cost is $10 per person 10 […]

Anonymous donor offers $300,000 to rehabilitate Moses H. Cone park

Press Release from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: An anonymous donor is raising the stakes at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park with a matching challenge. Each donation designated for the former estate near Blowing Rock will be matched dollar for dollar if the $300,000 goal is reached. The challenge is a monumental chance to boost […]