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 […]

David Gantt receives WNCAP 2017 Honorary Chair award

Press release from Western North Carolina AIDS Project: The Western North Carolina AIDS Project, WNCAP is pleased to announce the recipient of the Honorary Chair award presented each year at the annual Raise Your Hand Auction and Gala, Asheville Attorney, David Gantt. “WNCAP is proud to recognize longtime partner, civil servant, and friend of the agency”, […]

N.C. Mountain State Fair announces new attractions for 2017

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: High-diving firemen and roaming dinosaurs are just two of the new entertainment acts joining the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair Sept. 8-17 at the WNC Agricultural Center. High Dive Fireman Show, an acrobatic comedy, features performers doing Olympic-style dives from platforms up to […]

Eliada hosts ‘Light the Path’ Signature Event

Press release: Eliada is proud to introduce their second annual Signature Event, presented by Blossman Gas. The 2017 Signature Event will feature another fun and inspiration theme, “Light the Path.” We will celebrate the family members, mentors, supporters, and everyone in the community who continuously lights a path of success for our most vulnerable children. […]