The Collider hosts ClimateCon, March 16-25

Press release from The Collider: Business leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists from across the country will converge this spring on Western North Carolina at a new conference focused on the business challenges and opportunities posed by climate change. ClimateCon 2018 is a project of The Collider, a nonprofit innovation center in Asheville, N.C., focused on catalyzing […]

Registration open for 26th Annual Frostbite Run on Feb. 18 in Fletcher

Press release from iDaph Events: As the mercury drops and Old Man Winter comes sneaking in, we’re ready for all those awesome winter activities that turn cold weather into cool weather: hot chocolate, snowball fights and sledding included! In addition to these almost universal ways to chill when it’s cold, Henderson County has its own unique […]

Vote in RiverLink’s Name That Creek poll by Jan. 1

Press release from RiverLink: If you have ever visited West Asheville Park off Vermont Avenue, you may have walked the wooded trail along Rhododendron Creek. This section of Rhododendron Creek was the site of a stream restoration that RiverLink spearheaded in 2011. Our work continues in this urban watershed through a Name that Creek campaign […]

New Asheville ‘Festivals & Events’ guide connects small businesses to vending opportunities

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville hosts a wide variety of special events and festivals across the City’s outdoor public spaces. A new booklet, “City of Asheville Outdoor Public Space 2018 Festivals & Events,” serves as a guide to 70 of the 200 or so of them. But it’s more than a listing of what […]

Senators Burr and Tillis introduce Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

Press release from the office of Richard Burr: On Thursday, Dec. 14, North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis released the following statements regarding the introduction of S. 2225, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act of 2017: “I’m excited today to take a critical step forward in extending the authorization for the Blue […]

Safelight receives $10,000 grant from Hendersonville ABC Board

Press release from Safelight: Safelight has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Hendersonville Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board. This grant will be used to create a new crisis hotline for teenagers. Safelight Executive Director Tanya Blackford accepted the check from Hendersonville ABC Board member Marcie Kane. Kane was enthusiastic about the […]

Asheville School hosts annual Open House Jan. 15

Press release from Asheville School: The annual Asheville School Open House is set for Monday, Jan. 15. This event is perfect for families who are interested in an initial glimpse into student life at Asheville School. The Open House begins at 9:30 a.m. and will explore topics like residential and community life, academics, afternoon athletics […]

Holiday skating returns to downtown Hendersonville

Press release from Henderson County Tourism: After a successful debut last year, holiday skating returns to downtown Hendersonville on Tuesday, Dec. 19, and continues through New Year’s Day. “We weren’t sure what to expect last year, but it exceeded our expectations,” says Mia Freeman, a downtown merchant who oversees the event. “We had more than […]

Toubab Krewe will release new album ‘Stylo’ in March

Press release from Mason Jar Media: The dynamic instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe are excited to announce the upcoming release of their third studio album, Stylo, and coinciding tour. To celebrate the release of their new album, Toubab Krewe are offering an exclusive PledgeMusic campaign that allows fans to pre-order Stylo before it’s released to the […]

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, will deliver keynote address for the UNC Asheville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Michelle Alexander, author of the best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will deliver the keynote address for the UNC Asheville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Alexander’s talk is free and open to everyone, with no tickets required, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, […]

City of Asheville opens online comment on Griffing Boulevard Rose Garden Park improvements

Press release from the City of Asheville: A plan is under way for the City of Asheville to improve the Griffing Boulevard Rose Garden Park in North Asheville. Working with the Grove Park/Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Association, groundwork is being laid on a plan to improve the rose garden and park landscape. On Dec. 7, the City […]

Haywood County Sheriff’s Office seizes drugs, weapons in latest narcotics operation

From the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office: Haywood County Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the county-wide, multi-agency Unified Narcotics Investigative Team recently conducted a targeted operation that resulted in the seizure of illicit narcotics that were intended to fuel the drug problem in the county. Over a three-week period, deputies and officers conducted 213 traffic stops, […]

Asheville Regional Airport sees record passenger numbers in October 2017

From the Asheville Regional Airport: Record passenger numbers continue: October 2017 was the busiest month in history at Asheville Regional Airport (Asheville, N.C.) — October 2017 was the busiest month on record at AVL, topping the previous record set in July 2017. Specifically, 102,095 passengers used the airport in October, topping the previous record of 100,998 […]

Skating in Downtown Hendersonville’s Winter Wonderland

Press release from Henderson County Tourism:  After a successful debut last year, holiday skating returns to downtown Hendersonville on Tuesday, Dec. 19, and continues through New Year’s Day. “We weren’t sure what to expect last year, but it exceeded our expectations,” says Mia Freeman, a downtown merchant who oversees the event. “We had more than […]

Gerald van de Wiele exhibit at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Jan. 19

Press release from Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center:  Asheville, NC—Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is pleased to present the exhibition Gerald van de Wiele: Variations / Seven-Decades of Painting. Organized by guest curator Jason Andrew, this retrospective features a survey of paintings, sculptures, drawings, ink sketches, and watercolors from every period […]

Governor’s Western Residence Holiday 
Open House rescheduled for Dec. 16

From the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources: N.C. Governor’s Western Residence Holiday 
Open House Rescheduled for Dec. 16 Asheville, N.C. – The Governor’s Western Residence will be open to visitors for a holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The residence is located at 45 Patton Mountain Rd., […]

Edwards announces bid for re-election

Press release from Chuck Edwards: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Today Sen. Chuck Edwards, R-Henderson, who represents North Carolina’s 48th Senate District, announced his candidacy for a second term in office. Edwards is a WNC native, a small-business owner, and has been active with several organizations and nonprofits in the three counties in which he and his […]