AMOS Science Pub series continues with presentation on native Muscadine grape Dec. 15

From the Asheville Museum of Science: Science Pub: “Muscadines – A Southern Treasure” AMOS presents free public lecture on December 15 with Chuck Blethen, Owner of Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard, and author of The Wine Etiquette Guide ASHEVILLE, NC – November 29, 2017: The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Thursday, Nov. 30: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 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 in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South […]

UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum presents 2017 Taxes in Two Parts, Dec. 7

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum (FBF) will present 2017 Taxes in Two Parts, with “year-end must-do’s” for family businesses, followed by exit tax strategies for those considering selling their businesses. This event takes place on Thursday, Dec. 7, with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m., and will conclude by 11 a.m. It […]

Marshall Christmas Crawl, Dec. 8

Press release from Downtown Marshall Association: Get in the holiday spirit with the downtown Marshall Association and the Madison County Arts Council as they host the second annual Christmas Crawl in downtown Marshall on Friday, December 8th. The festivities begin at 5:00pm and last until 9:00pm. Numerous businesses will feature live music and stay open […]

Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove celebrates Christmas with music, holiday events

From the Billy Graham Training Center: Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove celebrates the true meaning of Christmas with ‘Christmas at The Cove’ events Sold out concerts and events feature top Christian artists, carol sings, and inspiring messages ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 29, 2017 — Each year, the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove […]

Duke Energy matches funds for Buncombe County classroom projects

Press release from Duke Energy:  On Giving Tuesday, Duke Energy is excited to help Buncombe County teachers turn classroom projects into reality. In partnership with, Duke Energy will provide $175,000 in matching grants for North Carolina teachers to foster literacy and bring engaging science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects to life in their classrooms. […]

Apprentice Link helps aspiring farmers gain on-the-ground experience in WNC

Press release from Organic Growers School:  Organic Growers School’s (OGS) Apprentice Link, the online matching service, and directory to connect regional farms and aspiring farm apprentices, has grown to list over 25 local farms in Western NC and connected at least 10 aspiring farmers with farm apprenticeships over the past growing season. They are currently […]

Sanctuary Brewing owners open non-profit animal rescue farm in Hendersonville

Press release from Sweet Bear Rescue Farm: Hendersonville is now home to its very own animal sanctuary: Sweet Bear Rescue Farm. The non-profit is the culmination of a dream by Lisa McDonald and Joe Dinan, passionate animal activists and owners of nearby Sanctuary Brewing Co. The two quit the corporate world with the goal of starting […]

Edible Asheville and Rhubarb present FED Talk on custom cocktails, Dec. 7

PRESS RELEASE from Edible Asheville: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A well-stocked home bar can make or break a holiday party. From trendy cocktails to classic combinations, a little mixology can go a long way toward memorable entertaining in Western North Carolina. Edible Asheville and Rhubarb will team up for a FED Talk (Food.Education.Discussion.) on December 7, […]

City of Asheville Greenway Warmer program set for Dec. 13

Press release from City of Asheville: Greenways, it turns out, can come in many forms. While you may think of them as paved trails, a Dec. 13 event in downtown Asheville will explore how “natural surface trail systems” — or unpaved trails — can work. Come learn more at the City of Asheville’s Greenway Warmer […]

Study confirms affordable housing and studio need for artists in Asheville

Press release from the Center for Craft: In 2015, The Center for Craft, in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, commissioned Minneapolis-based Artspace Consulting to conduct a preliminary feasibility assessment and report as the first step towards developing affordable space solutions for artists and the creative sector in Asheville, North Carolina. Artspace Consulting […]

Nonstop service from AVL to DFW starts summer 2018

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is pleased to announce that American Airlines will reinstate nonstop service to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) this summer. Nonstop flights will be offered Saturdays, beginning June 7, and are planned to operate through August. “It is very good news for air travelers that […]

Pisgah Legal Services offers expunction clinic for those facing obstacles based on legal records

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: WHAT: Expunction Clinic WHERE: Arthur R. Edington Center, 133 Livingston St., Asheville WHEN: December 12, 2017 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call 828-253-0406. WHO: Individuals that are experiencing barriers to housing and employment due to a criminal record. WHY: Effective December 1, 2017 expunction laws will change. […]

Southern Appalachians Highland Conservancy preserves 142 acres in Roaring Creek Valley

From the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchases 142 acres on Roaring Creek Regional land trust acquires land adjoining national forest to protect native trout waters Asheville, NC – The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) recently purchased 142 acres at Upper Roaring Creek Valley in the Highlands of Roan to protect clean mountain […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Tuesday, Nov. 28: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 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 in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South […]

Evergreen Community Charter School to train Guatemalan teachers

Press release from Evergreen Community Charter School: ASHEVILLE – Evergreen Community Charter School is hosting six Guatemalan teachers from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8 to share educational practices and knowledge as they create a new school for families living around the Guatemala City garbage dump. Safe Passage is a nonprofit organization that has been working […]

Children First/ Communities In Schools announces new executive director

Press release from Children First/ Communities In Schools: Natasha Adwaters, current Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) Director of Community Supports, has been named as the next Executive Director by the organization’s board of directors. She will begin her position Dec. 4, 2017. “The entire board of Children First/Communities In Schools unanimously agreed that Natasha Adwaters is the […]

Christmas toy drive this Thursday-Saturday

Press release from Eblen Charities: ASHEVILLE — For thousands of families and their children in our community the Christmas season doesn’t begin in the predawn hours of Black Friday or the early sales on Thanksgiving evening. For them, Christmas begins with the kindness of countless families, companies, organizations and individuals who generously volunteer and donate […]