Our VOICE to provide bar outreach training to SC rape crisis centers

Press Release from Our VOICE: Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s incorporated rape crisis and prevention center, proudly announces a collaboration with the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) to provide training to its member agencies on the dangers of drug facilitated sexual assault in drinking establishments and the importance of bystander intervention in preventing rape. In […]

Asheville agricultural group Nutty Buddy Collective holds Carnival of Nuts fundraiser

Press Release From Nutty Buddy Collective:  The Nutty Buddy Collective is holding a Carnival of Nuts fundraiser and celebration at Toy Boat Community Art Space on November 20. “Nuts are some of the most nutritious and delicious foods that exist” says Justin Holt of the Nutty Buddy Collective. “We’re committed to bringing native nut crops […]

City Manager of Hendersonville declares Stage 1 Water Shortage Condition Advisory

Press Release From City of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville is currently experiencing lower than normal levels in their water supply (Mills River) due to the on-going drought conditions affecting most of North Carolina. If water demand reaches the point where continued or increased demand will equal or exceed the system supply (Mills River) and […]

Q+A with LEAF performer Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers

“I have been fortunate enough to recruit among the best of the best musicians and entertainers from the Southeast, particularly New Orleans,” says Jimbo Mathus. “The new show is a realization of all of the potential that lay in the material that we wrote and performed 20 years ago. It is truly a dream come true.”

City of Asheville works to put more neighborhoods on the map

Press release from the Communication & Public Engagement division of City of Asheville: Asheville Neighborhood Services Coordinator Marsha Stickford is on a mission: She wants to get to know every neighborhood in the City! Stickford has a knack for connecting people with helping organizations and vice versa. Think of her as a concierge for City […]

RiverLink Seeks volunteers interested in watershed stewardship and conservation

Press Release from RiverLink Volunteer Coordinator: RiverLink invites those interested in becoming volunteers to attend a monthly volunteer information session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The sessions are held in the conference room of the RiverLink office at 170 Lyman Street in the River Arts District. Volunteers can  fill out and […]

Habitat ReStore announces 2016 ReUse Contest winners

Press Release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its fifth annual ReStore ReUse Contest. The entries, ranging from furniture to trailers and everything in between, were built using predominantly reused materials. The panel of five judges selected winners in four categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live/Work […]

Preservation Society offers self-guided tour of Riverside Cemetery on Oct. 15

Press Release from the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County: On an autumn afternoon this October 15, take a walk through one of Asheville’s special places and see where time lies still. Join the Preservation Society in a self-guided tour of Riverside Cemetery, founded in 1885 and encompassing 87 landscaped acres that are beautiful, […]

“After Coal” documentary screening at White Horse Black Mountain

Press release from Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center: On October 9, the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University in partnership with the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center will screen an hour-long documentary entitled After Coal at the White Horse Black Mountain. The film profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the […]

Leadership Asheville’s 35th Year Begins with 52 Participants

Press Release From UNC Asheville Communication and Marketing: Leadership Asheville, a program of UNC Asheville, announces the selection of Class 35. With 52 participants from the private and public sectors, the class of 2017 (LA 35) is now beginning its work in collaborative community leadership. Leadership Asheville promotes the development of leadership skills through experiential […]

VA program helps vets manage Tinitus

Press Release from VA Medical Center: Over 1.1 Million Veterans have service-connected tinnitus, around 25% of the total number of Veterans with service connected disabilities. Tinnitus is a constant perceptible ringing in the ears that affects about one in five people. Doctors say many things can cause or aggravate tinnitus including hearing damage, heredity, stress, […]

Fall 2016 music series begins on October 3rd at Brevard College

Press Release from Brevard Music Center: Brevard Music Center (BMC), in partnership with Brevard College, is pleased to announce the return of its First Mondays series of free BMC Community Concerts in Brevard. On Monday, October 3rd at 12:30 PM, celebrated French hornists Elizabeth Freimuth and Hazel Dean Davis will be joined by pianist Koeun […]

Local Cloth Celebrates Learning for American Craft Week

PRESS RELEASE:   ASHEVILLE—Local Cloth will celebrate American Craft Week 2016 by kicking off its fall slate of classes and workshops for lovers of all things fiber and textiles, and welcoming all fiber craft lovers to tour its new community dye studio and learning center inside The Refinery Creator Space, 207 Coxe Ave. Fall classes […]

Fall Festival at the Mills River Farmers’ Market

PRESS RELEASE: Head to the Mills River Farmers’ Market this Saturday, September 17 for our annual Fall Festival! There will be activities for kids and adults alike, and many vendors will have samples available. The Mills River Fire Department will be there with their Smoke House Display, tractors and farm equipment will be available to […]

WCU to host conference on intersection of economy, environment

PRESS RELEASE: CULLOWHEE – A conference at Western Carolina University on Friday, Oct. 7, will focus on the intersection of the environment and the economy in Western North Carolina. The latest in a series of LEAD:WNC conferences sponsored by WCU, the event will be held in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center beginning at […]

Young Americans for Liberty at UNC Asheville

PRESS RELEASE: On September 16th, the University of North Carolina – Asheville chapter of Young Americans for Liberty launches their Fight for Free Speech campaign, a movement to respect our fundamental rights and reform free speech codes, by challenging speech codes that they find unconstitutional. “There is a dangerous trend on college campuses right now that […]

RiverLink and partners team up for the Burton Street Agricultural Fair

PRESS RELEASE: ASHEVILLE, NC — Join RiverLink and partners at the Burton Street Agricultural Fair on Saturday Sept. 17, 2016, from noon — 6 p.m. at the Burton Street Community Center (map). The Burton Street Agricultural Fair is organized by the Burton Street Community Association and staff and highlights the history and contributions of E.W. […]