Air quality forecast for Asheville, Saturday, July 14: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, July 14, 2018, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter levels. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, 07/14/2018

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Friday, July 13: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, July 13, 2018, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on ozone levels. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 07/13/2018

New publication highlights controlled burning effects on Appalachian wildlife

Press release from the Nature Conservancy:  Decades of fire suppression have created dense forests throughout the southern Blue Ridge, significantly altering native plants and the wildlife that depend on them. Populations of several wildlife species once common in the southern Blue Ridge have plummeted because of fire suppression and a lack of forest management. A […]

Registration now open for 10th annual Anything that Floats Parade

Press release from RiverLink: RiverLink is proud to announce that registration is now open for its 10th annual Anything That Floats Parade (AFP) to be held August 18 on the French Broad River in Asheville. This legendary event challenges teams of friends, families or co-workers to showcase their creativity by building “anything that floats” and […]

Bowen 7 Memorial Workout honors fallen AFD Captain on July 14

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: The Asheville Fire Department supports the upcoming Bowen 7 Memorial workout to honor our fallen brother, Captain Jeff Bowen. On July 28th, Captain Bowen gave his life in the line of duty. This year’s event is hosted by Beer City Crossfit, located at 70 Westside Dr. in Asheville, on July […]

NC Museum of History offers travel grants for public schools

Press release from North Carolina Museum of History: Did someone say, “Field Trip”? Oh right, it was us! The North Carolina Museum of History announces that travel grants will be available to North Carolina public schools this fall to help cover part of transportation costs to the museum in Raleigh. Your North Carolina school may qualify. […]

People’s Park Foundation hosts first fundraiser for 68 Haywood Street property

Press release from the People’s Park Foundation: The People’s Park Foundation (PPF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a public park on Asheville City property at the downtown intersection of Haywood Street and Page Avenue. “Our aim is to garner private donations and grants to fund design, redevelopment and long-term maintenance […]

Jeffrey Kaplan to join Asheville Chamber as Director of Entrepreneurship

Press release from Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hire of Jeffrey Kaplan as Director of Entrepreneurship. Starting August 6th, Kaplan will head Venture Asheville, the high-growth entrepreneurship initiative of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.Venture Asheville grows […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Thursday, July 12: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, July 12, 2018, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on ozone levels. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 07/12/2018

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Feminine Faces of God concert benefits Hope for Tomorrow on July 22

Press release from Kimberly Hughes: Local composer Annelinde Metzner and former opera soprano Kimberly Hughes have created a concert called Feminine Faces of God.  It will be offered July 22 (which is the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene) at 2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain, NC. The afternoon will benefit, in part, the new Hope for Tomorrow Women’s and […]

Asheville City Council announces public hearings for July 24 meeting

Media alert from the City of Asheville: The following City Council public hearings are scheduled for the next formal meeting – July 24. This listing is for information only and is subject to change.  Please contact City Clerk Maggie Burleson at 828-259-5601 or mburleson@ashevillenc.gov if you have any questions. A. Public hearing to consider rezoning property located at […]

Asheville ranked among top US cities in Travel + Leisure reader survey

Press release from the Meredith Corporation: Asheville is ranked #8 city in the United States, according to the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018 readers’ survey announced today and available now on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best. The latest survey from Meredith Corporation’s Travel + Leisure reveals the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around […]

Tempie Avery Montford Complex Improvements break ground July 12

Press release from the City of Asheville: Construction on Parks Department bond projects is underway. Planning began in 2016 when Asheville voters approved a total of $74 million in bonds, including $17 million for Parks & Recreation facility expansion and improvements. Now improvements to the Tempie Avery Montford Center Complex at 34 Pearson Drive are […]

South Hominy Creek Bridge to be replaced starting in October

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: The N.C. Department of Transportation will replace the South Hominy Creek bridge in Buncombe County. The bridge was built in 1961, and it currently requires frequent closures for maintenance and is not optimal for the current traffic flow in the area. The department awarded a $726,907 contract to […]

A Little Crafty craft and art sale at Archetype Brewery, July 14

Press release from A Little Crafty: “A Little Crafty – Craft Sale” July  14th – West Asheville 11-5pm at Archetype Brewery A Local and Craft and Art Sale Pottery, Paintings, Jewelry (handmade, bohemian, and local cut stone) Glass Works, Bubble Wands, Clothing, On Site Screen-printing, Candles, Soaps, Fabric Bags, Upcycled Nature, Crocheted Bags, Facepainter, and […]

Buncombe County roads to be repaved starting in July

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: About 75 miles of roadway on three state highways, a section of Sweeten Creek Road and 87 other secondary roads will be resurfaced in Buncombe County. The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $14.9 million contract to Harrison Construction Company-APAC Atlantic, Inc. of Knoxville, Tennessee.  Notable roads […]

Southside Rising for Justice takes place July 14

Press release from Green Opportunities: Southside Rising For Justice is a family-friendly community celebration featuring food, music, cultural performances, and hands-on interactive social justice activities for residents of Asheville’s Southside neighborhood. On July 14 from 1-9 p.m. at the Arthur Edington Center (133 Livingston St), numerous community partners will join with Southside residents and businesses […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Wednesday, July 11: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on ozone levels and particulate matter in the air. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 Air Quality […]

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Duke Energy rolls out new solar energy programs

Press release from Duke Energy: Two major Duke Energy solar energy programs are rolling out this month in North Carolina, making solar more abundant and affordable for customers. “Duke Energy’s solar rebates and the competitive bidding program have been highly anticipated and will drive further solar-related investment, job creation and economic development for North Carolina,” […]