MountainTrue and Appalachian Trail Conservancy team up to save WNC ash trees

Press release from MountainTrue: The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle fatal to ash trees, is chewing its way through North Carolina’s forests. MountainTrue and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy have partnered to ensure that the majestic ash doesn’t go the way of the dodo. Thanks to a NC License Plate Grant from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, […]

Members of the Ammons family, along with Mars Hill University Board of Trustees chairman Wayne Higgins (second from right), participate in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Jo Ellen Ammons Athletic Field House.

Mars Hill University breaks ground on athletics field house

Press release from Mars Hill University: Mars Hill University held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a major new addition to its athletics facilities following the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Jo Ellen Ammons Athletic Field House will sit at the south end of Meares Stadium, at the corner of Athletic Street and […]

White Horse hosts benefit concert for Southern Poverty Law Center on Nov. 7

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Since 1971 the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been a powerful voice in opposing forces of hatred and intolerance. Through education and advocacy they’ve exposed the activities of extremist groups, offered strategies for teaching tolerance and won notable victories in public interest litigation. On Tuesday, November 7 […]

Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited Receives Conservation Grant

Press release from Pisgah Trout Unlimited: Pisgah Trout Unlimited (Pisgah TU) has received a grant of $8,000 through the Trout Unlimited Embrace A Stream grant program for its Cantrell Creek Trail Project. Pisgah TU applied for the grant in cooperation with Asheville’s Land O’ Sky Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which is partnering with Pisgah TU […]

Diana Wortham Theatre Announces 2018 Scholarship Program for Young Emerging Artists

Press release from Diana Wortham Theatre: The Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, North Carolina announces the 2018 Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund, a program to support young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. A limited number of Emerging Artists Fund scholarships beginning at $1,000 each will […]

AAAC announces Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Program grant awards

Press release from AAAC: The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is excited to announce the Buncombe County North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrant awards to 15 organizations in fiscal year 2017-18. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a […]

David Lynch offers local veterans scholarships to learn stress-reducing meditation

Press release from Asheville TM Center: The Asheville Center for Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) is offering scholarships for veterans throughout Western North Carolina to enroll in a specialized training course, entitled, “Meditation for Stress Reduction and Resilience.” The scholarships are possible due to a recent grant from the David Lynch Foundation’s “Operation Warrior Wellness” initiative, which has […]

Residents invited to Oct. 26 meeting about MLK Jr. Drive paving project

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville Public Works will repave the entirety of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive as part of its fiscal year 2017-18 road resurfacing projects. This project will include milling the street down, laying a new gravel base, repaving of street and replacing sidewalks, gutters and stormwater pipes and driveway cut-ins. […]

City of Hendersonville offers paper shredding, Drug Take Back and food drive Oct. 27

Press release from City of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville will sponsor a secure, Shred Day for City residents on Friday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the parking lot of Patton Park, 59 E. Clairmont Drive. Shred It, Inc, will have their shredding truck in the parking lot to allow residents to […]