Buncombe County issues warning about whooping cough

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is occurring throughout Buncombe County, with 11 confirmed pertussis cases during the month of May. Public health officials, schools and medical providers are actively monitoring and screening for symptomatic patients with suspected pertussis to help reduce exposure and spread of […]

County seeks input on proposed budget

Press release from Buncombe County: County Manager Mandy Stone provided an overview of the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year on Tuesday, May 15, to the Board of Commissioners (see: budget message and an in-depth presentation). The County Manager’s original prepared budget included a one-cent decrease in the property tax rate to 52.9 cents […]

Staged Readings for new plays-in-progress at The Magnetic Theatre Company

Press release from The Magnetic Theatre Company: Asheville’s Magnetic Theatre Company has nearly a decade under its belt of producing new plays for a growing and diverse Western North Carolina Audience. Many of the plays that have had their world premiere on the Magnetic Stage were written by Asheville area playwrights. The productions mounted at […]

Duck Donuts to offer free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day, June 1

Press release from Duck Donuts: MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 23, 2018) –Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order!® donuts, announced today it is celebrating National Donut Day with a free donut offer for customers on Friday, June 1. Visitors will receive one bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donut, no purchase necessary. In addition, […]

Myra McCoury, Samantha Lebrocq and Morgan Miller star as three flight attendant fiancees - all engaged to the same man - with layovers in the same city.

Parkway Playhouse presents ‘Boeing Boeing,’ June 2-16

Press release from Parkway Playhouse: The non-stop comedy, Boeing Boeing, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on June 2. Directed by Dwight Chiles (director of last season’s Bonnie & Clyde), Parkway Playhouse’s production features Christine Caldemeyer, Allen Law, Samantha Lebrocq, Myra McCory, Morgan Miller, and Daniel Moore. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at […]

Transylvania County sponsors waterfall safety event, May 31

Press release from Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority: With vacationers arriving throughout popular outdoor destinations in western North Carolina, park, forest and emergency management leaders will gather in Pisgah National Forest at Cove Creek Group Campground on Thursday, May 31st, at 10 am to spread the word about waterfall safety. This press event is sponsored by […]

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Summer workshops with the Asheville Butoh Collective

Press release from the Asheville Butoh Collective: The members of Asheville Butoh Collective are experienced Butoh dancers and teachers. Between them, they have trained with some of the best known Butoh masters alive today, including Yoshito Ohno, Natsu Nakajima, Akira Kasai, Seisaku & Yuri, Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka, Yuko Kaseki. The workshops are a synthesis of their training and […]

UPDATED: The City of Asheville has openings on various committees

Press release from the City of Asheville:  **Originally posted May 1. Updated to include the Citizen Police Advisory Committee (CPAC).** The City of Asheville has various openings on various committees. Have you ever wanted to make a difference? Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?” Do you want to have a […]

Environmental activist Steven Norris to speak in Asheville on May 29

Press release from Indivisible Asheville/WNC: Indivisible Asheville/WNC will host environmental activist Steve Norris, who will give a special presentation on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and its effects on the people of North Carolina, concluding with positive action steps we can take. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 29, as part of Indivisible Asheville/WNC’s […]

City of Asheville offices closed for Memorial Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on May 28. The Sanitation Division will not collect brush on Memorial Day […]

Mainspring Conservation Trust receives grant to conserve Simp Gap

Press release from the Mainspring Conservation Trust: Mainspring Conservation Trust recently received a $21,500 grant from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) towards the conservation of property known as Simp Gap. Simp Gap is 504 acres in Graham County, of which nearly 80 percent is visible from many points along the Appalachian Trail. The property is […]

APD seeks assistance in West Asheville sexual assault case

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department detectives are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on May 14, 2018, at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the area of the 60 block of Virginia Ave in West Asheville. There are several leads being followed, including forensic evidence. APD requests the public’s assistance to bolster […]