Western NCDOT crews head to coast to repair Hurricane Florence damage

Press release from N.C. Department of Transportation: N.C. Department of Transportation crews from the mountains have headed toward the coast. More than 60 employees from various mountain counties departed on Tuesday to assist with repairing infrastructure in areas devastated by Hurricane Florence. More than 40 employees from Division 13, the greater Asheville area, volunteered for the […]

APD requesting assistance to locate Manuel Joel Bates

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate Manuel Joel Bates. Bates has seven open warrants including: -2 counts of battery of an unborn child; -2 counts of assault on a female; -larceny; -injury to personal property; and -communicating threats Manuel Bates is described as a black male, […]

Isaac Dickson Elementary School’s Stumptown Mural Dedication, Sept. 21

Press release from Isaac Dickson Elementary School: As part of its commitment to Excellence with Equity for all students, Isaac Dickson Elementary School is excited to unveil its new Stumptown/Hill Street mural this Friday, September 21st at 5:30 PM.  Following months of collaboration between IDES’s PTO, elders from the Stumptown Community and our very own […]

Warren Wilson College sees increase in enrollment

Press release from Warren Wilson College:  College enrollment numbers have dwindled nationally since 2011, but one small college in North Carolina’s mountains has found a way to reverse that trend in a big way. Warren Wilson College’s new North Carolina Free Tuition Plan guarantees a tuition-free college education to every eligible incoming North Carolina undergraduate student. […]

Local charter school teachers share innovative teaching practices

Press release from Evergreen Community Charter School:  Evergreen Community Charter School offers an academically challenging, developmentally appropriate, experiential, holistic, child-centered education to all young people. We nurture a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime as we challenge our community to discover their individual gifts, to honor their inner worth, to strive for excellence, to […]

WCU School of Stage and Screen presents ‘Cabaret,’ Sept. 27-30

Press release from Western Carolina University: The classic musical “Cabaret” will be staged Thursday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 30, by the students and faculty of Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen. The production will kick off the school’s 2018-19 Mainstage theatre season. Shows are scheduled at WCU’s Hoey Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. […]

Mayer Kirby Mayer to perform benefit concert for Brother Wolf

Press release from Brother Wolf:  On September 20th from 7:30-10:30pm, acoustic group Mayer Kirby Mayer will perform at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville to benefit the animals at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. The event will feature singer-songwriters Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby, along with Peter’s son Brendan Mayer. In his 30-year career, Peter has […]

Pardee UNC Health Care expands sports medicine program to Transylvania County

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care:  Pardee UNC Health Care has expanded its Sports Medicine program to Transylvania County with the addition of two full-time certified athletic trainers (ATCs) to support Brevard High School, Rosman High School, Brevard Middle School and Rosman Middle School. The Pardee Sports Medicine team includes certified athletic trainers supported […]

Organic Growers School announces move to Smith Mill Works

Press release from Organic Growers School:  We have good news—we’re officially ‘graduating’ from A-B Tech’s Small Business Incubator program! We have been searching for new offices for a few weeks and are delighted to be moving to the Smith Mill Works complex in West Asheville effective October 1, 2018. We are very excited to make this move. There […]

SECU Center for MemoryCare celebrates new facility in Asheville

Press release from SECU Foundation:  The SECU Center for MemoryCare held a special event last week to celebrate the opening of its new facility in Asheville.  Representatives from SECU Foundation and State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) joined MemoryCare officials and community supporters for the celebration and first-hand look at the beautiful building constructed next door to […]

Asheville School presents new exhibit by Asheville artist Nan Davis

Press release from Asheville School:  Using a wide range of techniques, Asheville contemporary artist Nan Davis transforms her canvases into stunning expressions of color, landscape and emotion. Join Davis and Asheville School Fine Arts for the opening of her solo show, “The Way I See It,” on Thursday, October 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. […]

Haywood Regional Medical Center hosts free vein seminar

Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center:  Haywood Regional Medical Center is holding a free tired leg/ varicose vein educational program on Thursday, Sept 27 at 5 PM at the Vein Center led by Al Mina, MD, FACS and Joshua Rudd, DO. Interested community members are asked to register for this session by calling 828-452-VEIN […]

‘Life in the DogHouse’ will headline the 2018 Tryon International Film Festival Gala

Press release from Tryon International Film Festival: Man’s best friend, our coveted canine, will paint the theme of the 2018 Tryon International Film Festival Gala evening, with the screening of “Life in the DogHouse.” “LIFE IN THE DOG HOUSE” tells the inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they […]

ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Training, Oct. 27-28

Press release from A Thirst for Tea, Inc.:  On October 27-28, 2018, the International Tea Master’s Association will be conducting its ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Training at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in downtown Asheville, NC,  led by ITMA Certified Tea Master Frankee Muller of Oriental, NC. The two-day onsite training will be followed by 8 weeks […]

Health Careers Conference set for Oct. 9 at UNC Asheville

Press release from MAHEC: More than 400 high school students from across the region are expected to explore health career and learning opportunities at the 19th Annual Health Careers Education Awareness Conference (HCEAC) and Don C. Locke Health Career Expo on Oct. 9 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center. Doors will open at 7:45 am for […]

Brevard College Theatre presents ‘All in the Timing’ by David Ives, Sept. 27-30

Press release from Brevard College: Come out for a night of monkey’s, cafe patrons, and French impersonators as Brevard College Theatre opens their first production of the 2018-2019 season with, “All in the Timing,” by playwright David Ives. This comedy wraps David Ives’ love of playing on words and existential perspectives on life into a […]

Southern Appalachian Brewery hosts benefit concert for United Way Sept. 21

Press release from United Way of Henderson County: United Way of Henderson County will kick off the 2018 campaign with a concert by Pretty Little Goat on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at Southern Appalachian Brewery. Tickets are $8 per person at the door beginning at 7 p.m., with Southern Appalachian Brewery donating 50% of ticket […]

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission implements Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations Oct. 1

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission:  The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations on 36 trout waters in 20 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Prior to Oct. 1, Hatchery Supported Trout Waters regulations apply to these waters. Under Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations, no trout can be harvested […]

United Federal Credit Union celebrates Buncombe County veterans on Sept. 21

Press release from United Federal Credit Union: Date: Friday, September 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. What: UFCU hosts an appreciation event for Buncombe County Veterans. Vets and their families are invited to join UFCU at The Crest Center in Asheville to enjoy a free breakfast and pick up a full-size American flag. Why: […]