Madison County Equestrian Center Grand Opening to benefit MANNA FoodBank

Press release from MANNA FoodBank: The owners of The Preserve, a private, natural sanctuary community in Madison County, are demonstrating their commitment to helping those in need in Western North Carolina with a grand opening to benefit MANNA FoodBank. The Preserve is already guaranteeing a $10,000 donation to MANNA—enough to provide the food for 35,000 meals […]

Local organizations receive Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation grants to respond to termination of DACA

Press release from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is providing $100,000 to organizations across the state in response to the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On September 5, 2017, the President announced the termination of DACA, thereby rescinding work authorization and protection from deportation for nearly 800,000 undocumented young […]

“Listen To America” HuffPost Bus Tour in Asheville Sept. 25

Press release: What: Morning Discussion – “A conversation about women’s health and rural hospitals” Moderators: Frank Taylor, Managing editor of Carolina Public Press and Meredith Melnick, editor of The Scope and Executive health and science editor of HuffPost Panelists: Jacqueline Sitton, Family Nurse Practitioner with Park Ridge Health Pediatrics; Dr. Beth Buys, division director of […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina awarded 2019 TPA for the State Health Plan

Press release from Office of the State Treasurer: At a press conference today, State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, announced that the State Health Plan Board of Trustees has awarded the Third Party Administrator (TPA) medical claims contract to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). The TPA contract provides the State Health Plan (Plan) […]

Carolina Climbers Coalition and Access Fund protect Buckeye Knob and the Barn Boulders

Joint press release from Carolina Climbers Coalition and Access Fund: Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC) is pleased to announce the purchase of Buckeye Knob in Watauga County, North Carolina. The purchase was made possible with a $120,000 loan from the Access Fund Climbing Conservation Loan Program. CCC and adjacent landowners also worked together to donate access and […]

City of Hendersonville mulch/compost giveaway begins Sept. 28

Press release from City of Hendersonville: Our seasonal mulch giveaway program is set to begin the last weekend in September. Beginning Thursday September 28th, the City will have a person on site to operate the backhoe and load the material. The mulch will be given away on Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30 PM to 7:00 […]

WNC artist in Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition

Press release from Bronwyn Cronin: Bronwyn Cronin is a local musician who is representing WNC in an international vocal competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition. Currently online voting is being held and will extend until October 10th, 2017. Cronin will be releasing a single entitled “Autumn Leaves,” from her upcoming album Blue Skies […]

UNC Asheville students repair eroded Folk Art Center trail during Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Volunteer Corps Work Day

Press release from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, in partnership with UNC Asheville Greenfest, held a work day at the Folk Art Center (milepost 382) on Saturday, September 16, 2017, to repair an eroded trail. A representative from the volunteer group Carolina Mountain Club also joined the work day to direct the […]

Registration open for City of Hendersonville Turkey Trot

Press release from City of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will be hosting their annual Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning, November 23. The Trot is a run/walk event open to all ages, all fitness levels and all family members!  The 5k starts in front of City Hall on Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 and travels […]

Mark Twain performer at East Asheville Library on Oct. 24

Press release from East Asheville Library: The Friends of the East Asheville Library are pleased to host a one-hour program filled with tall tales and anecdotes as Marvin Cole brings Mark Twain to life. Cole captures the spirit and character of Twain. The performance will be held Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship […]

Diamond Brand hosts “Sherpa Night” with Mount Everest trekking company on Oct. 17

Press release from Hobnail Trekking Co.:   Hobnail Trekking Co., an adventure travel outfitter based in Nashville, will conduct its “Everest Base Camp Trek Experience” presentation in Asheville at Diamond Brand Outdoors’ “Sherpa Night” on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The free event is co-sponsored by Sherpa Adventure Gear, an international apparel company founded in Kathmandu, and Diamond Brand […]

Fermented Food Gathering at French Broad Food Co-op Oct. 5

Press release from Living Web Farms: Sarah Archer of Serotonin Ferments in Asheville, NC offers an array of kimchi, sauerkraut and seasonal pickles to customers at local tailgate markets. “I base products on what is in season, so people can find cucumbers sometimes, and sometimes carrots or daikon. I’m also always experimenting,” she adds enthusiastically. This […]

Malini Srinivasan to Perform Classical Indian Dance with Live Orchestra at UNC Asheville Sept. 27

Press release from UNC Asheville: Dancer and choreographer Malini Srinivasan will perform the traditional Bharatanatyam dance of her native India, accompanied by an orchestra of Carnatic musicians, in a concert titled Rhythms of Love: Dancing for Krishna, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The performance will be the culmination of Srinivasan’s […]

Entries for Grace Centre Gallery’s 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition accepted through Oct. 18

Press release from Grace Centre Gallery: Grace Centre Gallery of Mills River NC proudly presents the 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! We accept all mediums and all types of visual artists with 2D and 3D work. Apply and submit artwork online at Deadline for entries is October 18, 2017. Submissions are $10 per work sample, […]