Asheville City Schools announces two-hour delay for Nov. 15

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Asheville City Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay for all students and staff members tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 15. Below is a copy of the message that went out to our families moments ago. Please know we are currently watching local, state and national weather reports. Inclement weather […]

Mission Health releases 2017 annual report

Press release from Mission Health: Today, Mission Health released its 2017 Annual Report, Making Good: Together, Changing Lives and Growing Opportunities for Western North Carolina, which tells the stories of how Mission Health is continuing its more than 130-year legacy of service and caring. In 2017, Mission Health’s total community benefit in serving the needs […]

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Historic Johnson Farm hosts Christmas event Dec. 8

Press release from Historic Johnson Farm: Historic Johnson Farm will be hosting its annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. For over 25 years, Historic Johnson Farm has celebrated Christmas with an old-fashioned flair. This year, the event will include tours of the decorated 1880s farmhouse, visits with Santa, children’s crafts, wagon […]

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APD requests assistance to locate Dalarion Searles

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate missing person Dalarion Searles. He was last seen on Nov. 5, 2018, at 133 Livingston Street (Green Opportunities). Searles could possibly be staying in Hillcrest Apartments. Searles is described as a 16 year old, black male, 6’0″ tall and […]

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Canary Coalition continues Thanksgiving Fast and Prayer to stop climate change

Press release from The Canary Coalition: The clouds did not actually part at Pack Square, in Asheville, NC, for those fasting and praying to focus attention on the climate crisis, on Tuesday. But, neither did the heavy rain that was forecast materialize. The wind did blow, knocking over the beach umbrella erected for protection from […]

Red Cross issues immediate call for Buncombe County blood donations

Press release from the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter.   During September and October, the Red […]

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“Eyes” exhibition opens at Posana Restaurant Dec. 5

Press release from Constance Vlahoulis: A new art exhibition, “Eyes”, will open its doors on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Adler Gallery in Posana Restaurant. Curator Constance Vlahoulis has invited local artists to create their best work using the theme of EYES as their inspiration. The 20 artists include a host of Asheville’s best and […]

Henderson County reports positive pertussis result

Press release from the Henderson County Department of Public Health: Today the Department of Public Health received a positive laboratory result of pertussis for a school-age child that had contact with other people in Henderson County. The Health Department, the NC Division of Public Health, Henderson County Public Schools and other community partners are working […]

Mars Hill University Theatre Arts Department presents ‘Dearly Departed,’ Nov. 15-18

Press release from Mars Hill University: Award winning New York City director and actor Reginald Wilson will be the guest director of “Dearly Departed,” the next play presented by Mars Hill University’s theatre arts department. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, November 15-17, 2018, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, November […]

Attic Salt Theatre Company stages “Blue Window,” Dec. 6-16

Press release from Attic Salt Theatre Company: Attic Salt Theatre Company is excited to announce their upcoming production of Craig Lucas’ Blue Window, to be presented December 6th through the 16th at Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space. Attic Salt is coming off the acclaimed Talking with…, presented in August. Their previous work includes How I […]

Center for Craft accepts Curatorial Fellowship program applications

Press release from Center for Craft: 2020 Curatorial Fellowship Deadline: February 8, 2019 at 5pm The Curatorial Fellowship is a yearlong program created to give emerging craft curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in the Center […]

Allegiant adds bi-weekly nonstop flight to Sarasota, FL from Asheville

Press release from Allegiant: ASHEVILLE, N.C.  Nov. 13, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces service from Asheville to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) beginning Feb. 22, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $45* “We’re thrilled to grow again in Asheville and offer area residents the […]

Foothills Conservancy grows Burke County preserve

Press release from the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina: On Nov. 9, Foothills Conservancy’s Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve grew by 26 acres to a total of 259 acres. Using a contribution from conservationist Tim Sweeney, the land trust purchased the property from landowners Jim and Jeanne Simpson. Over the past four years, Sweeney has […]

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WNC Nature Center hosts “A Winter’s Tail” holiday celebration Dec. 1

Press release from Friends of the WNC Nature Center: On Saturday, Dec. 1, the WNC Nature Center will host their annual holiday celebration, A Winter’s Tail, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be festive crafts, photos with Santa, games and educational animal programs. Photos with Santa will be available from 12-4 p.m. Other event activities […]

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Asheville orthodontist Dr. Timothy Scanlan honored for service work

Press release from Smiles Change Lives: Dr. Timothy Scanlan, DDS, MS, in Asheville, Marion and Rutherfordton, was honored at the Smiles Change Lives (SCL) 8th Annual Gini Awards, on Oct. 27, 2018, in Kansas City, MO. The Gini Awards honor those who have gone above and beyond to inspire hope, raise self-esteem and help change […]

N.C. Arboretum celebrates five years of Winter Lights starting Nov. 16

Press release from the North Carolina Arboretum: Western North Carolina will shine brighter this holiday season as the North Carolina Arboretum celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Winter Lights holiday light show. On display nightly, Friday, Nov. 16, through Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m., Winter Lights is an outdoor walking tour of the Arboretum’s nationally […]