Madison County employee wins NCDOT “Roadeo” competition

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: An employee from Madison County was among the statewide winners of Thursday’s “Roadeo,” the annual competition among heavy equipment operators in the N.C. Department of Transportation. Benjie Caldwell, who works in the Madison County Maintenance Office, captured the top prize in the single-axle truck event. The event […]

Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition receives $300K from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Press release from the YWCA of Asheville and WNC: This week, the North Carolina-based Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation announced the names of the awardees of over $2.5 million in community-based grants in 2019, and YWCA is honored to be named as one of those grantees on behalf of Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition (RJC). The grant […]

Vance Elementary students showcase art at Ben & Jerry’s on June 23

Press release from Ben & Jerry’s: There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer. Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The […]

Publix employees beside the Sullivan Park Little Free Library

Publix and United Way install Little Free Library in Sullivan Park

Press release from United Way of Henderson County: United Way of Henderson County, Publix of Hendersonville, the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County, and the City of Hendersonville will host a ribbon cutting on Monday, June 24, at 3:30 p.m., to celebrate the installation of a new Little Free Library. The library is located […]

Laura Leatherwood and Ben Leslie sign an agreement between Blue Ridge Community College and Gardner-Webb University

Blue Ridge Community College adds transfer agreements with Gardner-Webb University

Press release from Blue Ridge Community College: Blue Ridge Community College President Laura B. Leatherwood joined with Gardner-Webb University Interim President Dr. Ben Leslie to sign an articulation agreement designed to provide a clear pathway for students who want to earn an associate degree in accounting, early childhood, business administration, information technology, or criminal justice […]

Hendersonville Police Department warns about car break-ins

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: The Hendersonville Police Department would like to provide a community crime alert about an increase in vehicle break-ins being reported in the City of Hendersonville. “Almost all the vehicles were left unlocked and many had items left in plain view for thieves to see,” said Hendersonville Police Chief […]

Pianist David Troy Francis plays Biltmore United Methodist Church July 14

Press release from David Troy Francis: The electrifying and critically acclaimed pianist, David Troy Francis, performs in recital at colleges, churches and performing arts venues throughout the world. He has earned rave reviews from composers and critics alike for his compelling combination of pulverizing technical virtuosity and poetic piano artistry. Mr. Francis was the recording […]

Come Hear North Carolina becomes headline sponsor for Shindig on the Green

Press release from the Folk Heritage Committee: The Folk Heritage Committee is excited to announce its partnership with Come Hear North Carolina, a promotional campaign of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the N.C. Arts Council. The campaign is designed to celebrate North Carolina’s groundbreaking contributions to many of America’s most important […]

Madison County Arts Council presents Jeff Little Trio in concert

Press release from Madison County Arts Council:  When you think of traditional Southern Appalachian music, the piano is not an instrument that immediately comes to mind. Jeff Little is a remarkable exception to that notion. Jeff grew up in Boone hanging around his father’s music shop. The shop was a regular gathering place for musicians […]

River Arts District offers free trolley at Aug. 10 Second Saturday event

Press release from the River Arts District Artists: On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District holds gallery walks with demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, delicious food, and more! Meander the mile-long district or hop on and off the free trolley and discover all that the “RAD” has to offer. There […]

Our Global Table benefit for Pisgah Legal Services on July 21

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: Buncombe County is a culturally diverse community. In fact, over 55 languages are spoken at home by students enrolled in Buncombe County Schools, including Spanish, Russian, Moldovan, Ukrainian, and Romanian. For many people, food is a connection to their roots and a way to share their culture. On Sunday, […]

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education offers free workshops in July

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of July. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis. July 3 – Pisgah Hike from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open […]

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission offers tips for coexisting with foxes

Press release from North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission:  Seeing foxes during the day recently? If so, it is likely because kit-rearing season is peaking. Young foxes, called kits or pups, are maturing and spending more time outside of the den, making sightings more likely. For homeowners and others concerned about foxes and their kits being […]

Blue Ridge Community College adds new programs for fall semester

Press release from Blue Ridge Community College:  Blue Ridge Community College will offer four new diploma and four new certificate programs beginning in the fall 2019 semester. A diploma and certificate option has been added in Leadership Studies. The Leadership Studies program provides instruction in leadership development. This certificate program can be combined with programs […]

Registration now open for Camp Folkmoot 2019

Press release from Folkmoot:  As many people now know, “Folkmoot” means “meeting of the people.” The Folkmoot Festival provides communities throughout western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection and respect with people from around the world while celebrating cultural arts. An important aspect of the Festival is its engagement of […]

Givens Estates completes its innovative stormwater project

Press release from RiverLink:  Construction is now complete on the Givens Estates Innovative Stormwater Project. Funded by a $166,975 grant from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund, in conjunction with $359,468 in matching funds from Givens Estates and RiverLink, the project constructed retrofits to six stormwater control measures (SCMs) on the Givens Estates campus, […]