Area shelters continue code purple activation, offer emergency cold weather services

From City of Asheville: ASHEVILLE — In response to anticipated wintry weather, Asheville shelters will offer emergency cold weather services to people who are currently experiencing homelessness and would not otherwise have a safe, warm place to stay. To minimize risk to people in Asheville and Buncombe County, when the temperature falls below 32 degrees (or […]

New entrepreneurial/startup series launches in Asheville, Jan. 26

From Venture Asheville: Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has become the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 150 cities and 65 countries worldwide. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, the event is designed to help entrepreneurs connect to partners, mentors and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Structured like an intimate fireside […]

New York Times examines McCrory law on ultrasounds

Sent from the North Carolina Democratic Party:  Law on Ultrasounds Reignites Abortion Battle in North Carolina The New York Times By Richard Fausset 1/10/16 RALEIGH, N.C. — A state law requiring that doctors who perform an abortion after the 16th week of pregnancy supply an ultrasound to state officials has sparked a new and bitter […]

City of Asheville seeks public input on Shiloh Recreation Center Complex Master Plan

From City of Asheville Parks and Recreation: ASHEVILLE, NC – The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department will host the second public meeting in a series of participation opportunities to gain public feedback in the development of the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Master Plan, located at 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville, NC 28803. At a […]

Buncombe Commissioner Ellen Frost announces support for Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

From the campaign: Asheville, N.C. (January 12, 2016) – Buncombe County Commissioner Ellen Frost has announced she is supporting Jasmine Beach-Ferrara in the District 1 race for County Commission. Frost is a small business owner, a mother, and a grandmother who has represented District 2 since 2013. She won election to her seat in 2012 […]

UNCA, Center for Craft, Creativity & Design launch Center for Creative Entrepreneurship

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) have partnered to launch the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship. The new center will create an all-in-one ecosystem to coalesce business resources and training programs to support student and community innovations and craft products. This initiative is supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, with […]

Public hearing for Duke Energy’s proposed power plant, Jan. 26

From MountainTrue:  Duke initally planned to replace the coal plant with a 650-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant and a new 45-mile transmission line that wold have cut through our mountains, farmlands and communities to a substation in Campobello, SC. But thousands of people spoke out and in November the utility decided to scrap the transmission […]

Nonconventional recyclables accepted at Hard 2 Recycle collection centers

From Asheville City Source:  Packing peanuts cluttering up your life? What about Styrofoam from holiday shipping? These items don’t go in your regular recycling bin but you can responsibility dispose of them during Asheville GreenWorks next Hard to Recycle event, coming up Jan. 16 in Asheville. They are accepting a lot of things that we […]

Internationally renowned Koresh Dance Company brings ev•o•lu•tion to Diana Wortham Theatre, Jan. 22 -23

  From Diana Wortham Theatre: Internationally Renowned Koresh Dance Company Brings Innovative Show, ev•o•lu•tion, to Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday & Saturday, January 22 & 23 at 8:00 p.m. One of Philadelphia’s top dance ensembles and a recipient of distinction from the National Endowment for the Arts, Koresh Dance Company performs the intense and intricately […]

Native Social Pub hosts fundraiser for ArtSpace Charter School flood damage, Jan. 6

Native Kitchen & Social Pub is hosting a fundraiser all day tomorrow,  Wednesday, Jan. 6, benefitting ArtSpace Charter School to offset recent damage caused by flooding. “Any and all proceeds from the day will be donated to the school’s flood recovery fund,” Native writes in a press release. Native Kitchen & Social Pub is located at 204 Whitson Ave., […]