MountainTrue announces 2019 annual award winners

Press release from MountainTrue:  MountainTrue is proud to announce our annual award winners for 2019. These awards are given to MountainTrue members and volunteers who have been outstanding in their commitment to preserving WNC’s natural heritage. Awards will be formally presented at our Annual Gathering on October 23 at New Belgium Brewing Company in Asheville. […]

The seventh annual Odyssey auction takes place Nov. 2

Press release from Odyssey Clayworks:  ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS announces the 7th Annual Odyssey Auction.  Taking place November 2nd in their studio and gallery from 6-9pm, this year’s auction will feature over 140 items by established artists and local businesses.  This year the auction will feature work by renowned potters Perry Haas, Bandana Pottery, and Will Dickert. […]

APD seeks assistance locating suspects

Press release from Asheville Police Department:   Update Oct. 15: Mahogheny Fair, Sonya Fair, and Quran Shabazz have all been taken into custody without incident. On September 26 at approximately 11:45 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to iHop (245 Tunnel Road) after reports of an assault. A large party of approximately 12 individuals finished their […]

WNC Nature Center hosts its annual Howl-O-Ween event, Oct. 26

Press release from the Friends of the WNC Nature Center:  On Saturday, October 26, the WNC Nature Center will host their annual Howl-O-Ween event from 10am-4pm. The event features games, spooky crafts, face painting, special education moments with animal ambassadors (including some creepy crawlers!), food vendors, and two costume contests. Attendees of all ages are […]

Construction Career Day to be held at Haywood County Fairgrounds

Press release from Mountain Area Workforce Development Board:  Construction Career Day will take place tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16th at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, located at 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, NC 28785.  The goals of the event are to raise awareness of the industry’s numerous careers and show the benefits and career mobility […]

Hendersonville Police Department seeks help to locate Oct. 8 shooting suspects

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: On Tuesday, Oct. 8, three individuals were engaging in drug-related activity in a vehicle in the area of 4th Ave. East and Grove St. in Hendersonville. During the interaction, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the driver and rear passenger began shooting at the individual who was sitting in the […]

Franklin Graham brings Decision America Tour to Asheville on Oct. 13

Press release from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: WHAT: Evangelist Franklin Graham is bringing a message of hope and God’s love to Asheville during his Decision America Tar Heel State Tour. The event is free, family-friendly, and all are welcome. The program will also include performances by Grammy-nominated music artist Jeremy Camp and award-winning guitarist […]

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Wildlife Commission continues to seek hellbender sightings

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: With Delayed Harvest Trout Waters now open, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, in particular trout anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the agency. Considered indicators of water quality, hellbenders are large, harmless, aquatic salamanders found in fast-moving, clean streams […]

Interfaith Assistance Ministry food pantry volunteers

IAM Holiday Food Drive begins Oct. 14

Press release from Interfaith Assistance Ministry: Hendersonville – It’s time to talk some serious turkey! Interfaith Assistance Ministry, the largest provider of crisis services to Henderson County residents, will begin accepting turkeys, hams and holiday foods for its third annual Holiday Food Drive on Monday, Oct. 14, to help ensure that local families can enjoy […]

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APD and BCSO request assistance to locate Kenneth Benjamin Barnett

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Last night at approximately 11:00 p.m. a pursuit originating in Haywood County entered into Buncombe County and ended in a vehicle crash in the area of the Asheville School off Smokey Park Highway. The suspect, Kenneth Benjamin Barnett, fled the scene of the crash on foot and has […]

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education offers free November workshops

Press release from the 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 November. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Friday, Nov. 1 – […]

Buncombe HHS releases Legionnaires’ outbreak update

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: The Legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to the Mountain State Fair has impacted many people in our community and our thoughts are with all of those individuals and families who have been affected. At this time, Buncombe County Health and Human Services has reported 51 confirmed cases […]

Haywood Community College’s lumberjack team places first in recent competition

Press release from Haywood Community College:  Haywood Community College’s Lumberjack team recently took first place against six competing teams at the 24th Annual John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet.  The event, which was held in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Festival Day at the Cradle of Forestry historical site, was attended by Western Carolina […]

Amy Allison named director of the N.C. Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

Press release from Mountain BizWorks:  Today in Asheville, in front of the 500 attendees at the Outdoor Economy Conference, North Carolina Senate Majority Whip Rick Gunn announced the appointment of Asheville businesswoman Amy Allison as the next director of the N.C. Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. In this position, Allison will market the state’s tremendous outdoor […]

Astronomy Club of Asheville hosts star gazing session, Oct. 18

Press release from the Astronomy Club of Asheville:  18 October 2019 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be Lookout Observatory on the UNC Asheville campus, with a weather backup night of Saturday, 19 October. While the event is free and open to the general public, pre-registration is required to attend. To […]

Farmland Preservation grant applications due Dec. 13

Press release from NCDA&CS Farmland Preservation:  Starting Monday, Oct. 14, county governments and nonprofit groups may apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund for farmland preservation projects. This year’s request for proposals includes statewide funding for conservation easements, agricultural development projects and agricultural plans. Applicants have until Dec.13 […]