Kids and parents posed for a group photo at Pritchard Park. Photo by Emma Grace Moon

Children organize Asheville protest against Trump’s policies

While it didn’t rival the Women’s March on Asheville held in January, the Kid’s Protest march in Asheville on Sunday, Feb. 5, also drew a large and passionate crowd of protesters. Organized by the children of local musician Sparrow Pants, the event gave kids an opportunity to share their concerns about the administration of President Donald Trump and its policies.

Jamie Baldridge, The Hindenburg Signal Ballet, pigment prints on Hahnemühle PhotoRag, 
22.75 x 22.75 inches, edition 6 of 12. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Nat C. Myers Photography Fund.

Asheville Art Museum Acquires New Artworks Through Collectors’ Circle Gifts

Press Release from Asheville Art Museum:  The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to have recently added several unique and diverse works to its Permanent Collection as a result of gifts made by the Museum’s Collectors’ Circle, a membership group that encourages the exchange of ideas and interests, art learning, connoisseurship and collecting. As a vibrant […]

Photo Courtesy of Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center.

Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center offers lifeguard certification course

Press Release from Haywood Regional Medical Center: Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center will hold an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification course beginning in January. The dates of the course will be Jan. 17, 19, 21, 24 and 26. The Saturday, Jan. 21 class will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and all other […]

Celebration Singers of Asheville concert honors Martin Luther King

Press Release from Celebration Singers of Asheville:  Celebration Singers of Asheville will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a concert on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St., downtown Asheville at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free (donations are appreciated at the door.) The youth chorus will perform with piano and […]

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Asheville tops Lonely Planet’s “Best in the U.S.” 2017

Press Release from Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau: Travel media company Lonely Planet is pleased to announce its annual list of the top 10 most exciting places to go in the United States in the year ahead. Lonely Planet’s travel experts scoured the states this year to choose Best in the US 2017 (lonelyplanet.com/best-in-us), 10 destinations […]

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New coloring book for grown-ups by local artist

Press Release from local artist: Coloring Book Mania in Mars Hill, NC announces the release of Exquisite Designs, their newest coloring book for grownups. Exquisite Designs, printed in Asheville, is now available at selected stores, at local craft fairs and online at www.ColoringBookMania.com. Coloring books make great gifts for family and friends. Studies have shown […]

Warren Wilson College students and staff took part in the Intersect: Diversity & Leadership Conference at Elon University. Photo Courtesy of Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson students speak at Elon University’s annual Intersect Conference

Press Release from Warren Wilson College: How do you feel about cultural appropriation? It’s a question Warren Wilson College students asked the crowd during a workshop earlier this month. Not only were the undergraduate presenters aware the topic conjured strong feelings in some, but they also knew others might have never encountered the terminology. That […]

Local craft guild offers special pricing Dec. 3 and 10 at annual Holiday Maker Market

Press release from Southern Highland Craft Guild: The opportunity to purchase handmade for the holidays has returned to the Folk Art Center, with shopping deals for all customers. Each year makers of the Southern Highland Craft Guild liquidate overstocks and annual inventory at the Guild Artists’ Holiday Sale. Occurring two Saturdays in December, the 3rd […]

Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12, 2014. (Photos by Chris Polydoroff)

Warren Wilson College applications bring Thanksgiving to WNC residents

Press release from Warren Wilson College: For high school seniors celebrating Thanksgiving next week, applying to college is bound to be on their minds. Which school has the right major? Will they fit in? Do their values align? With an undergraduate education emphasizing social and economic justice and the common good, Warren Wilson College is […]

NC WARN responds to requirement to post $98 million bond in Duke Energy case

Press Release from NC WARN: In a case with sweeping environmental and legal ramifications, attorneys for NC WARN and The Climate Times responded yesterday to Duke Energy’s request for financial sanctions against us for attempting to appeal the fast-track regulatory approval of a $1 billion fracked gas-burning power plant. As attorney Matt Quinn wrote to […]

Holiday Trunk Show features all-local, woman-owned businesses

Press Release from Blyss Running: C & Co., a local, handcrafted skincare shop in downtown Asheville, will be hosting their first Healthy and Happy Holiday Trunk Show on December 1st from 4-7pm, featuring all-local, woman-owned businesses. Blyss Running, a women’s running apparel company, will be on hand, as well as the Runner’s Mechanic, who will […]

Buncombe County Courthouse hosts third Veterans Amnesty Day

Press Release from District Attorney, Buncombe County: Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams and Superior Court Judge Marvin P. Pope announce the third Buncombe County Veterans Amnesty Day to be held Thursday, November 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will be held on the first floor of the old wing of the […]

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Leaders received “Patriot Award”

Press Release from Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel: Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel leaders were presented with the distinguished “Patriot Award” by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (or ESGR), a program of the US Department of Defense. The ESGR was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding […]

Artist Angela Alexander participating in River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll

Press release from event organizer: Angela Alexander, NorthLight Studios artist and long-time RADA (River Arts District Asheville) member, is queuing up for a double-header this November, participating in both NorthLight Studios’s 5 Year Anniversary and the River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll. Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., NorthLight Studios will be hosting […]

Brevard Lumberyard Arts District throws block party Nov. 5

Press release from event organizer: To celebrate an incredible year of growth at the Lumberyard Arts District in Brevard, the businesses in that neighborhood will be throwing a block party this Saturday, November 5, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of art, food, and music. Maps, […]

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Haywood Regional Medical Center seeking volunteers

Press Release from Haywood Regional Medical Center: Haywood Regional Medical Center is currently seeking volunteers of all ages for ongoing support at the hospital, outpatient care center and The Homestead. Volunteering for Haywood Regional will offer you an opportunity to utilize your special talents, learn new skills, and make new friends. A few of the […]

Gas prices likely to rise in wake of ​pipeline explosion

Press Release from AAA Carolinas: Gas prices are expected to rise after Colonial Pipeline shut down Lines 1 and 2 in response to a gasoline explosion in Shelby County, Alabama late Monday evening. The shutdown could have a major impact on supplies throughout the Carolinas, according to AAA. “If September’s shutdown was any indicator of […]

The Nightmare WASP. Photo Courtesy of UNC Asheville.

TheatreUNCA to stage three student-directed plays

Press release from UNC Asheville: TheatreUNCA will stage three one-act plays at the Carol Belk Theatre on UNC Asheville’s campus on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Tolstoy Story, a magical retelling of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian folktales for the whole family, will be performed at 2 p.m. The Nightmare WASP, a back-to-back performance of The Actor’s Nightmare […]