Asheville Art Museum to receive $30,000 NEA grant

Press release from the Asheville Art Museum: National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to the Asheville Art Museum for […]

Green Opportunities launches leadership search after departure of J Hackett

Press release from Green Opportunities: Green Opportunities’ board of directors has announced that its current executive director, J Hackett, is stepping down from his role to pursue his dream of faith-based work. “I’m grateful to have had an opportunity to serve at Green Opportunities – an organization that is committed to training, supporting and connecting […]

Sunrise Community hosts open house on March 22

Press release from the Buncombe County Re-Entry Council: On Friday, March 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness will be hosting an open house at the Haywood Street Congregation, 297 Haywood Street, downtown Asheville. Sunrise invites the public, behavioral health service providers, and the recovery community to visit the […]

Hatchery-supported trout waters closed to fishing March 1 through April 6

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 6.  While fishing is closed, Commission personnel will stock all Hatchery Supported Trout […]

Montford Park Players announce 2019 season directors

Press release from Montford Park Players: Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is thrilled to announce the directors for their 2019 Season. As Montford Park Players branches out to include classically-inspired works along with the Shakespeare the community is accustomed to seeing on the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre stage, the hiring of seasoned and knowledgeable […]

ContinuuCon 2019 calls for presentations

Press release from ContinuuCon: ContinuuCon 2019, the fourth annual international Haken Audio Continuum conference, will take place on May 30–June 1, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Asheville Department of Music. The conference’s organizers are issuing a Call for Presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a […]

Diana Sierra, new Family Justice Center Coordinator

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County is pleased to announce Diana Sierra has been selected as the new Family Justice Coordinator. Since 2015, Diana has been employed with Health and Human Services’ Child Protective Services, where she served as Program Manager. Her work with the community, partner agencies, and County administration gives her knowledge and […]

Archaeology Lectures at UNC Asheville, topics First Human Settlers in the New World and Social Aspects of Late Roman Textiles

Press release from University of North Carolina Asheville: UNC Asheville will present two archaeology lectures during the spring 2019 semester – on Feb. 27, focusing on controversies among scholars over “peopling” of the New World, and on March 26, examining how late Roman textiles provide a window into social relations, including gender issues, in that […]

Inaugural Smoky Mountain Elk Fest announced

Press release from Haywood County Tourism Development Authority: Maggie Valley, NC – The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) and the Town of Maggie Valley are proud to announce that the newly created Smoky Mountain Elk Fest will take place September 13th – 15th, 2019 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. The creation of an event […]

Registration open for 9th annual Assault on BlackRock

Press release from Assault on BlackRock: SYLVA, N.C. – Registration is open for the Assault on BlackRock (ABR), a 7-mile trail race in Jackson County, North Carolina, that takes runners and hikers on an ascent and descent of one of Western North Carolina’s most picturesque mountain summits. The ninth annual ABR will begin at 9 […]

Momentum Gallery opens two exhibitions, Feb. 28

Press release from Momentum Gallery: Momentum Gallery opens two exhibitions, In the Landscape and Of the Landscape and Vernacular, built around environmental and southern themes respectively. The three-person exhibitions both debut at Momentum Gallery’s Lexington Avenue location in downtown Asheville on Thursday, February 28 with an opening reception from 5-8pm. The six featured artists will be in attendance […]

Permitting process streamlined as Development Services rolls out digital residential permit application and review tool

Press release from city of Asheville: Delivery of digital tools to make the permitting process more streamlined continues at the Asheville Development Services Department (DSD) with their latest release — an online application for residential building permits. Find it at develop.residentialplans.ashevillenc.gov. Customers can now skip the lobby and submit residential permit applications online. The application […]

Diana Wortham Theatre begins construction on two new venues

Press release from Diana Wortham Theatre: In January 2019, construction began at the current Diana Wortham Theatre — transforming the single-stage entity into a three-venue performing arts complex. The new Wortham Center for the Performing Arts will open in September 2019, with a grand opening celebration to coincide with the beginning of the theatre’s 2019/2020 […]

Sheriff’s Office alerts public of scam

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has been alerted that a scam is circulating throughout Buncombe County that involves the Social Security Administration and a person posing as an Asheville Police Department officer. This scam appears to be targeting the immigrant community. Scammers contact the intended victim and advise […]

CIMA supports call for statewide ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Feb. 18

Press release from Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción: Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, the community of Sanford, Durham, Fuquay, Burlington, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Hendersonville and Monroe have experienced the terror of the heavy presence from ICE- Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Throughout the week and for the coming weeks, CIMA’s focus is in […]

Relentless Wrestling to hold spaghetti dinner March 2

The spaghetti dinner will occur at 6 p.m. March 2 at New Life Church, 4098 Howard Gap Road in Hendersonville. Press release from Relentless Wrestling: Relentless Wrestling is the only All-Women’s Wrestling team in North Carolina. Our mission is to provide an empowering environment where our ladies can develop self-confidence and body positivity. Our ladies […]

Mission Health implements flu restriction policy for visitors

Press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE – Feb 15, 2019 – There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent, and local transmission has increased. As a result, we are implementing […]

Dogwood Health Trust hires recruiter for CEO search

Press release from Dogwood Health Trust: ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (Feb. 15, 2019) – Dogwood Health Trust, a private, non-operating foundation whose purpose is to dramatically improve the health and well-being of all residents of Western North Carolina, has hired Witt/Kieffer, one of the world’s foremost recruitment firms in the healthcare and not-for-profit sectors, to assist […]

‘David Holt’s State of Music’ receives $25,000 grant

Press release from the Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation: The Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the North Carolina Arts Council’s “Come Hear NC” campaign to help fund the fourth season of David Holt’s State of Music, an Emmy-nominated public TV series which premiered on North Carolina Public Television […]