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Mahmut Reyhanoglu to lead joint UNCA-NCSU engineering programs in Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville: Mahmut Reyhanoglu has been named the new director of the joint UNC Asheville-NC State Engineering Programs. These include the 2+2 program with two years on each campus, and the mechatronics engineering program where students study for all four years on UNC Asheville’s campus. At the start of the fall semester, Reyhanoglu […]

Hot August Night 5K set for Aug. 26 in Montford

Press release from City of Asheville Parks & Recreation: Asheville’s Hot August Night 5K race will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Beginning and ending at the Montford Recreation Center, 34 Pearson Drive, the 3.1-mile course winds through the historic and beautiful Montford neighborhood. Registrations are still being accepted online at or in person […]

Two Asheville-based companies awarded One North Carolina Small Business grants

Press release from Governor Roy Cooper’s press office: A total of 32 small, technology-oriented companies across 18 North Carolina communities will get $1.9 million to help them grow and provide good jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. These are the latest round of grants from the state’s One North Carolina Small Business program, an important source […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC recruitment drive at Hi-Wire Brewing Aug. 30

Press release from Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC: On August 30, local nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina will be launching their most expansive recruitment drive to date: “100 Mentors in 100 Days” with a kick-off event at Hi-Wire’s Brewing’s Big Top location in Biltmore Village. The event is family-friendly and open to the […]

Domestic violence forum planned for Aug. 24

Press release from Carolina Public Press: Carolina Public Press will present a free and public forum about domestic violence in Western North Carolina during its next Newsmakers event, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. Panelists will discuss the challenges facing law enforcement […]

Registration opens for ABYSA TOPSoccer and Fall Recreation Soccer

Press release from Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association: ABYSA TOPSoccer for Exceptional Children with special needs- runs through Sept 20, 2017  ABYSA TOPSoccer is a community based soccer program for exceptional children with special needs ages 5-18.  The emphasis of this program is on development, training, and meaningful participation rather than on competition. ABYSA’s goal is […]

Carolina Jews for Justice/West and Just Economics present programs on poverty Sept. 6 & 17

Press release from Carolina Jews for Justice/West: As part of a state-wide “Call for Action for Raising Wages,” starting with Labor Day, Carolina Jews for Justice/West will be collaborating with Just Economics, to present two programs addressing the economic challenges of living in poverty in Buncombe County.  On September 6th a short film, “Faces of Poverty,” […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award semifinalists announced

Press release from the Western North Carolina Historical Association: The Western North Carolina Historical Association today announced the selection of semifinalists for the 62nd annual Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family and now also supported by Michael Sartisky, PhD, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory Board, the Award has been […]

Asheville resident wins national conservation leadership award

Press release: Tom Tribble, President of Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society in Asheville, was honored with the National Audubon Society’s 2017 Atlantic Flyway William Dutcher Award on July 15 in Park City, Utah at the Biennial Audubon Convention. The William Dutcher Award recognizes exceptional Audubon volunteers for their exemplary standard of service to Audubon. A dedicated […]