Compress Fest will feature ‘motion media’ shorts by more than 20 artists

From Asheville Citizen-Times By Carol Motsinger [Compress Fest] will be hosted by the Fine Arts Theatre, and marks the 10 year anniversary of the nonprofit [Media Arts Project]. The Media Arts Project cultivates innovative arts and technology in Western North Carolina by providing exhibition programming and other artistic opportunities. When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. […]

Ingles and MANNA team up for 21st year to light the 10-ton Ingles Giving Tree

Press Release From MANNA FoodBank Asheville, NC, November 11, 2013: Ingles and MANNA FoodBank are pleased to invite the community to the 21st lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, November 25th, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Ingles Giving Tree is a 10-ton “can-struction” of non-perishable food items […]

Brevard herbal supplement leader presented with ‘best of’ award by Better Nutrition Magazine

Press Release From Gaia Herbs: Brevard, NC—Gaia Herbs, an herbal supplement leader for more than 25 years, received one of Better Nutrition Magazine’s “Best of Supplements Awards” for its Herbal Energy Plus Stress Response® shot, which was launched this past Spring. For six years, Better Nutrition Magazine has evaluated Dietary Supplements to determine their top […]

Brevard College students place first in National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions

Press Release: From Brevard College: Two Brevard College voice students recently took top honors at the Music Theater Auditions held by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in Greensboro, N.C. Soprano Natalie Comeaux and Tenor Blake Ellege won their respective categories, marking the first time Brevard College has […]

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program budget cuts impact North Carolina

Press Release From North Carolina News Service: Raleigh, NC – It’s been one week since 47 million Americans and 1.7 million North Carolina residents who rely on food stamps – now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – saw their benefit amounts decrease. One-point-seven million North Carolinians who rely on food stamps are […]

2,500 WNC students ready to begin Subway ‘Fit for Life’ challenge

Press Release From The Summit Group for Subway: ASHEVILLE, NC, November 4, 2013 – SUBWAY® national spokesperson Jared Fogle has recruited some help in his fight against childhood obesity, thanks to a new program sponsored by local SUBWAY® restaurants. Local leaders are heading back to the classroom in an effort to inspire students to be […]

Mars Hill University trustee releases ‘Confessions of a Shameless Name-Dropper’

Press Release From Bravo Books: NASHVILLE, TN – The music business has taken Mark Cabaniss on adventures far from his native state of North Carolina…from Nashville to Broadway to Hollywood and back. Cabaniss grew up in Shelby, North Carolina and then obtained degrees in music and communications from Mars Hill University and The University of […]

Green River Narrows Race names winners in seven categories

At noon this past Saturday, 121 racers set off down the Green River Narrows in Henderson and Polk Counties. Battling cold November waters, paddlers fought for the top times in seven different categories: Long K-1 (single paddler – long kayak), K-1W (single paddler – women’s division), C-1 (sprint canoe), K-1 hand paddlers, Short K-1, Short K-1W and open canoe.

UNCA dance performance ‘Everybody Can-Can’ set for Nov. 8, will benefit MANNA FoodBank

Press Release From UNCA News & PR: UNC Asheville’s Dance Program will host its 16th annual benefit performance, “Everybody Can-Can,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The evening will feature premiere performances showcasing the rich variety of dance at UNC Asheville in technique, composition and repertory. More than 70 […]

The forum circuit

By 6 p.m. on Oct. 14, the Century Room at Pack’s Tavern bustled with discussion on downtown issues in a candidate forum sponsored by the Asheville Downtown Association. From cleanliness to crime, toplessness to construction, the seven candidates voiced their opinions on key issues affecting Asheville residents and the community at large. During the first […]

WNC Vote Tracker website launches to track local legislatio­n

On Oct. 2, Western North Carolina Vote Tracker launched. It's an online service that aims to help area voters follow legislation pertaining to six categories: economic security, education, environment, health and safety and women’s issues. “It’s really to help create more transparency and kind of lift the veil around the legislations affecting our area,” says […]

Mayoral, City Council candidates discuss key downtown issues at Pack’s Tavern on Oct. 14

At the Oct. 14 Asheville mayoral and City Council candidate forum at Pack’s Tavern, contenders discussed pressing downtown issues highlighted in a survey by the Asheville Downtown Association.
From cleanliness to crime and toplessness to construction, the seven candidates voiced their opinions on key issues affecting the city and its residents. (pictured: John Miall and Jonathan Wainscott; photo by Max Cooper)