St. James School for Little Folks in Hendersonville to close by Aug. 31

Press release from the St. James Episcopal Church: It is with great sadness and regret that the Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville announces the imminent closure of the St. James School for Little Folks. The difficult decision to close the preschool was made after a continuing pattern of declining enrollment and increased […]

Cove Creek Road to close for repair Feb. 10

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: N.C. Department of Transportation officials recently awarded a contract to stabilize a hillside on Cove Creek Road about five miles from Jonathan Creek Road in Haywood County. S.W. Ledford, of Hayesville, earned the contract for $999,930, more than 40 percent less than the original estimate. NCDOT engineers […]

LEAF announces spring festival theme and lineup

Press release from LEAF Global Arts: LEAF CELEBRATES A “SOLID GOLD” 50​TH​ FESTIVAL – MAY 2020 Featuring CloZee, The Del McCoury Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more! LEAF​ prepares to celebrate a 25-year landmark tradition with the 50th LEAF Festival taking place ​Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17, 2020 ​- welcoming world […]

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Asheville Art Museum receives $163K grant to digitize Black Mountain College collection

Press release from the Asheville Art Museum: The Asheville Art Museum has received a major grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize the Museum’s hidden Black Mountain College (BMC) Collection materials and create the Digital BMC Collection and Interconnective Timeline. This is one of 18 projects funded by CLIR for […]

Buncombe County opens Tipping Point grant applications Feb. 10

Press release from Buncombe County: The application process for Buncombe County’s Tipping Point Grants officially opens on Monday, Feb. 10. Tipping Point Grants are supported through general county funds, which are budgeted as part of Buncombe County’s annual budget. The amount for fiscal year 2021(FY21) is $100,000, subject to budget adoption. Tipping Point Grants are […]

Sandy Mush Community Center Food Pantry receives $1K from Food Lion

Press release from the Sandy Mush Food Pantry: Sandy Mush Community Center Food Pantry has received $1,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed our local residents. The SMCC Food Pantry will use the gift to purchase food items and put towards our healthy food initiative. “We are extremely […]

Aaron Price holds Feb. 15 benefit concert for MusicWorks

Press release from MusicWorks: Aaron Price, noted musician, composer and educator, performs at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Cathedral of All Souls (9 Swan Street, Asheville, NC 28803) for the benefit of MusicWorks Asheville. Aaron co-directs the MusicWorks chorus and teaches the musicianship class, where he imparts music knowledge drawing on his […]

Vaya Health, The Free Clinics partner for mental health and substance use services at Henderson County jail

Press release from Vaya Health: Vaya Health and The Free Clinics are teaming up to help inmates at the Henderson County Detention Center get counseling and other support to tackle mental health and addiction challenges. The Free Clinics will receive county funding through Vaya to assume responsibility for the jail’s behavioral health services. The funding […]

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Asheville health care town hall draws policymakers, activists

Press release from Piedmont Rising: In response to recent attacks on North Carolinians’ health care, local advocates gathered in Asheville to share health care stories, discuss how repealing health care could impact North Carolinians, and issue a call to action in the fight to defend crucial protections enshrined in the Affordable Care Act. The Asheville […]

Manheimer to deliver “State of the City” address at Feb. 13 Rotary Club meeting

Press release from the Rotary Club of Asheville: On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Rotary Club of Asheville will welcome Esther E. Manheimer, Mayor of the City of Asheville, to present the annual State of the City. Mayor Esther Manheimer was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2009 and was elected Mayor in 2013 and […]

Henderson County Alzheimer’s Community Forum on Feb. 26

Press release from the Alzheimer’s Association — Western Carolina Chapter: The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be hosting the Henderson County Alzheimer’s Community Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to hear from local area residents. Check-in will open 9:45 a.m., and the event will take place 10-11:30 a.m. at the Henderson County Public Library […]

Single-track trails closed at DuPont State Recreational Forest

Press release from Friends of DuPont Forest: In response to predicted rain combined with freeze-thaw temperatures expected over the next several days, officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) have closed all single-track trails effective Friday, Jan. 24, at 12 p.m. Soil conditions are wet and soggy, making many of the trails susceptible to damage. […]

Commemorative grave marker honors Anne Penland

Press release from Edward Buncombe Daughters of American Revolution:  At Asheville’s Riverside Cemetery, on a frigid January afternoon, years of research and purpose were cumulated in the dedication of a DAR Commemorative Grave Marker honoring Asheville native Anne Penland for her service in WWI.  Anne Penland was born in Asheville on January 22, 1885.  During […]

Buncombe Community Remembrance Project holds community meeting, Jan. 30

Press release from the Buncombe Community Remembrance Project: Buncombe Community Remembrance Project, a collaborative initiative composed of a diverse community coalition of more than 16 organizations throughout Buncombe County, is holding its latest Community Stakeholders’ Meeting on Thursday, January 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Berry Temple United Methodist Church, 34 College Place. The MLK Association is the […]

Bent Creek River Park to temporarily close, starting Jan. 27

Press release from Buncombe County:  Bent Creek River Park, located at 1610 Brevard Road in Asheville, will close for up to six weeks beginning Monday, Jan. 27, as Dominion Energy replaces a natural gas line. “Buncombe County is proud to offer river access at seven parks along the French Broad,” said Josh O’Conner, Director of […]

The Writers’ Workshop announces February classes

Press release from The Writers’ Workshop:  The Writers’ Workshop is offering classes for beginning and experienced writers. Each class meets on Saturdays, 10-4 pm, at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, at Classes are $75 each, and financial assistance is available for low-income writers in exchange for volunteering. For more info, contact Feb. 1:  Writing […]

North Carolina financial literacy advocate hosts book signing event in Asheville

Press release from Local Envy Communications:  Holly Springs native Jasmine Brown is on a mission to help improve the staggeringly low financial literacy proficiency rates among North Carolina high school graduates and has written a book – The Money Club: A Teenage Guide to Financial Literacy – designed to teach teenagers basic money management within […]

Henderson County Public Schools expands breakfast programming

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools:  With the New Year, Henderson County Public Schools expanded its Universal Breakfast programming to three secondary schools, and is offering “Second Chance Breakfast” opportunities at no cost to students at Apple Valley Middle, North Henderson High, and East Henderson High. Universal Breakfast means breakfast is available in the […]