Blue Ridge Literacy Council receives $25,000 grant

Press release: Blue Ridge Literacy Council receives $25,000 to pilot family literacy program with Smart Start of Henderson County Hendersonville, NC April 26, 2017 – Blue Ridge Literacy Council was awarded a NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation grant to launch, in partnership with Smart Start, a Family Literacy program. During the pilot year Blue Ridge Literacy Council […]

Norman (Michael Lilly) and Ethel (Alesa Bryant) spend time with young Billy (Turner Weinmeister) in this heartwarming classic about an unexpected friendship.  On Golden Pond opens May 13 and continues through May 27.  Tickets are available at or by calling 828-682-4285.

Parkway Playhouse’s 2017 season opens with ‘On Golden Pond’ May 13

Press release: PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE’S 2017 SEASON OPENS WITH ON GOLDEN POND BURNSVILLE, NC: “On Golden Pond”, Ernest Thompson’s heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 13. Directed by Jeff Messer, Parkway Playhouse’s production stars Michael Lilly as Norman and Alesa Bryant Laws as Ethel. Also featured are […]

The Board of the Friends of the Haywood County Animal Shelter (from L – R) Steve Cox,    Connie Hewitt, Jori Miller, Dr. Kristen Hammett, DVM, Doyle Teague, Teresa Smith (with Jackson,) Mark S. Swanger, Jim Blythe.

Haywood County Animal Services building progressing

Press release: BEAM UP! Haywood County Animal Services Building Progresses Over 75 members of the community, county commissioners, and staff gathered at the site of the future Haywood County Animal Services facility yesterday to sign and place the final beam in the roof’s structure. The local animal rescue community that championed the new building was […]

OnTrack Financial Education & Consulting to receive expanded Parsec Prize of $100,000

Press release: OnTrack Financial Education & Consulting to Receive Expanded Parsec Prize of $100,000 Asheville, N.C., April 25, 2017 – Parsec Financial, a fee-only wealth management firm, announced today the first of five recipients of the annual Parsec Prize. OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling (OnTrack WNC) has been awarded a Parsec Prize for 2017 and […]

Registration now open for Western Women’s Business Center June conference

Press release: WESTERN WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER PRESENTS THIRD ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE AT THE US CELLULAR CENTER ASHEVILLE, NC. (April 25, 2017) — The Western Women’s Business Center (WWBC) opened registration for their Third Annual Conference “Her Story, Her Journey” on June 22 from 8:30am until 3:30pm at the U.S. Cellular Center. “Her Story, Her Journey” […]

Hendersonville residents invite Congressman Meadows to town hall

Press release: Mark Meadows’s Constituents Invite Absentee Congressman to Town Hall Hendersonville, NC—For weeks, Hendersonville-area residents have been asking for a public meeting with their Congressman, Mark Meadows. Due to a negative response from Meadows, frustrated residents have arranged a town hall meeting to provide residents with the opportunity to publicly voice their concerns without […]

Workshop workshop aims to teach kids about racism, racial justice

Press release: What Can Teachers and Parents Do? Educators and parents are invited to strengthen their discussions of racism and racial justice with their children. ASHEVILLE, NC – April 26, 2017 – Odyssey School and Clover Heart Concepts continue integral community discussions with the free workshop series for educators and parents, Teaching Kids about Racism […]

Individuals and couples are especially needed for Sunday afternoons, Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings, Saturday afternoons and Saturday evenings. Each volunteer is asked to work at least one four-hour shift per week starting May and continuing through mid-November.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park seeks volunteers

Press release: Park Recruits Volunteers for Cataloochee Valley Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking volunteers to assist rangers with managing traffic and establishing safe wildlife viewing areas within the Cataloochee Valley area. Volunteers will receive information and training in wildlife behavior, safe viewing practices, and cultural history. Cataloochee is a remote mountain valley on […]

Jordan Smith of Mainspring Conservation Trust talks about the protected view with Friends of Panthertown’s Mike Purdy, looking out at Salt Rock Gap in Panthertown Valley.

Regional land trust purchases property adjacent to Panthertown

Press release: Regional Land Trust Purchases Property Adjacent to Panthertown After a successful fundraising effort by two local nonprofits, a protected view and better access to Panthertown Valley are one step closer to reality following a land transaction on Friday, April 21. Mainspring Conservation Trust, a regional land trust based in Franklin, purchased 16 acres […]

Children’s items include:
Elephant & Piggie onesie by Mo Willems. This soft cotton onesie featuring Mo Willems’ wonderful Elephant and Piggie and an encouragement to READ makes the perfect baby gift for bibliophiles.

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe celebrates Independent Bookstore Day on April 29

Press release: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café on Saturday, April 29 Join over 490 independent bookstores in 48 states for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise. Asheville, NC — Independent Bookstore Day marks its third year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 29th, with literary parties around the […]

Enka’s Southeastern Contain earns environmental stewardship award

Press release: Southeastern Container “Green Teams” Focus on Sustainability, Triple Bottom Line Plant managers, maintenance engineers, senior management and administrative personnel from the six Southeastern Container PET bottle manufacturing facilities gathered in Cleveland, Tennessee to discuss best practices on sustainability. This 7th Annual Sustainability Conference highlights SEC’s commitment to sustainability including not only environmental concerns […]

UNC Asheville students at the Celebration of Community Engaged Learning in 2016.

UNC Asheville hosts Spring Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium April 26

Press release: UNC Asheville to Showcase Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement on April 26 UNC Asheville students will present more than 300 research and creative projects and showcase their work in community engagement projects and internships at the university’s Spring Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, on Wednesday, April 26. All events are free and […]

Eliada Homes hosting reunion May 20

Press release: Saturday May 20th, Eliada is hosting a reunion of alumni, staff, parents, and foster families This annual get together includes ample opportunities for fellowship among alumni. Current youth attending Eliada’s programs have the opportunity to meet and share stories with older alumni. Families in Child Development, current and former foster families, and Eliada […]

SBA drought-related loan deadline is May 22

Press release: Deadline Approaching in North Carolina for SBA Working Capital Loans ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that May 22 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Buncombe, Haywood, Madison and Yancey […]