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Lake Junaluska adds new fence to Rose Walk

From Lake Junaluska: Lake Junaluska Rose Walk receives a makeover LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — The Rose Walk at Lake Junaluska, a beloved part of the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail, has received a makeover with new fencing. The project was made possible because of gifts through the Junaluska Associates. The charitable group sets aside funds for […]

Mission Health and Angel Medical Center announce new healthcare facility for Macon County

From Mission Health: Mission Health and Angel Medical Center Announce Plans for Unprecedented Investment in Macon County Community Through New Healthcare Facility FRANKLIN, N.C. (April 28, 2017) – Mission Health, a not-for-profit health system based in Asheville, North Carolina and Angel Medical Center (AMC), a not-for-profit Mission Health member hospital located in Franklin, North Carolina […]

TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS: Asheville residents took to the streets of downtown on Saturday, April 29 in solidarity with the national People's Climate March. Photo by Max Hunt

In Photos: Asheville residents rally for People’s Climate March

Asheville residents turned out in scores to show solidarity with the National People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29. The procession marched through downtown, waving banners and signs, and chanting slogans urging government leaders to recognize climate change data. The marchers, which ranged in age from small children to older residents (and a couple dogs), […]

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Mark Bettis Gallery presents “Parables in Clay & Paint” opening May 20

From the Mark Bettis Gallery: Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery: Opening Event “Parables in Clay and Paint” Works by Mark Bettis & Christine Kosiba 
based on Aesop’s Fables Asheville, NC (May 20, 2017) – Coming to the Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery in the River Arts District Wedge building are the timeless and simple truths […]

Mars Hill University celebrates commencement, greenway opening in May

From Mars Hill University: Coming Up At Mars Hill University May 1-14, 2017 All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298, Tuesday, May 2 Crossroads Chapel Service Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Broyhill ChapelSenior Convocation, recognizing and awarding students from […]

N.C. Wildlife Commission hosts public forum series on white-tailed deer management

From the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: Wildlife Commission Schedules Forums to Discuss White-tailed Deer RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2017) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine interactive public forums across the state to solicit input regarding white-tailed deer management, including potential changes to seasons and bag limits. All forums will begin at 7 p.m.

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Cradle of Forestry hosts “Garden Day” May 6

From the USDA: Cradle of Forestry Presents Garden Day PISGAH FOREST, N.C. – April 28, 2017- The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to learn about the Cradle’s gardens on Saturday, May 6, and lend a hand preparing them for the growing season. While working alongside interpreters, visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss goals, […]

TIDAL WAVE: Walter Vicente is a master stitcher, sample maker and worker-owner at the Valdese-based company Opportunity Threads. With nearly half of local businesses owned by baby-boomers, economic analysts are working to draw attention to the impending mass retirements of these owners, while others advocate alternative succession plans, like employee cooperatives. Photo courtesy of Opportunity Threads.

Passing the torch: What happens when local business owners retire?

With 45 percent of business owners in Buncombe County alone facing retirement in the next decade, local groups and service providers are encouraging them to start planning for their company’s next chapter, while simultaneously devising ways to turn an impending crisis into an opportunity for employees to shoulder new responsibilities.

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Haywood Regional Medical Center hosts “Walk With a Doc” health info program April 29

From Haywood Regional Medical Center: New WALK WITH A DOC Program Launches April 29 “Take a step toward better health,” says Dr. Kate Queen (Clyde, N.C.) – Haywood Regional Medical Center will host the first of Haywood County’s “Walk With a Doc” walking program on Saturday April 29, at 10a.m. – starting at Lake Junaluska […]

OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling announces public class schedule for May

From OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling: May Financial Education Schedule Classes are free unless noted. Pre-registration required. Call today at 255-5166. Housing Classes Homebuyer Education Series – ($50 participant fee)   Our HUD-certified course provides a step-by-step explanation of the home-buying process, a fantastic resource book, and an opportunity to interact with local real estate […]

Hands On! Children’s Gallery hosts “Family Mud Fun” event & fundraiser June 2

From Hands On! — A Child’s Art Gallery: Registration open for FAMILY MUD FUN Hands On!-A Child’s Gallery, the children’s museum on Main Street in Hendersonville, is planning a FAMILY MUD FUN event scheduled for Friday, June 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Berkeley Park. You may have heard of the upcoming mud run […]

Land Of Sky Regional Council now accepting public comments on transportation project programs

From the Land Of Sky Regional Council: To the French Broad River MPO Board Members, TCC Members and interested citizens, stakeholders and media partners: There are two public input opportunities for the French Broad River MPO Transportation Improvement Program coming up. The TIP is a federally mandated document that outlines transportation investments to be made […]

NEW TAKES ON TOURISM: As Asheville’s tourism industry grows, local businesses and organizations are implementing programs and strategies to assure that the natural and cultural resources that draw millions to the region don’t end up as collateral damage. Photo courtesy of ASAP

ASAP holds annual WNC Farm Tour June 24-25, fundraising dinner June 2

From the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: ASAP’s Farm Tour Returns on June 24-25 ASAP’s annual Farm Tour connects the public to over 20 local farms in WNC ASHEVILLE, NC (April, 25, 2017)—On June 24 and 25, over 20 Appalachian Grown™  family farms will welcome visitors to their farms during ASAP’s highly anticipated Farm Tour. This […]

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UNC Asheville musicians hold spring concert performances at Mothlight, White Horse and Lipinsky Hall

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Musicians to Perform at The Mothlight, White Horse Black Mountain and Lipinsky Hall UNC Asheville’s Department of Music will present a varied menu of concerts as the spring semester finishes, with performances at Lipinsky Hall on campus April 30, at The Mothlight in West Asheville on May 7, and at […]

Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff holds open office hours April 28 in Polk County

From the office of Congressman Patrick McHenry: Congressman McHenry’s Staff to Hold Office Hours in Columbus Polk County Constituents Invited to Visit with Issues or Concerns Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Polk County on Friday, April 28 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Womack Building– 40 Courthouse […]

GE Foundation awards Pisgah High School with $100K grant to support job training programs

From GE Aviation: GE Foundation commits $100K to Pisgah High School Grant supports machining and advanced manufacturing careers in western North Carolina ASHEVILLE, NC – April 25, 2017 – The GE Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to Pisgah High School today for the continued development of students and community efforts. Since opening in 1966, Pisgah […]

N.C. Health & Human Services seeks public input on Medicaid reform, hosts Asheville public meeting May 12

From N.C. Health and Human Services: Public Input Sought on Medicaid Reform; Sessions Scheduled Across the State RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional public input on the transformation of the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs (also known as “Medicaid reform”). Ideas and comments can be submitted […]

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WNC Farmers Market hosts 28th annual Asheville Spring Herb Festival May 5-7

From event organizers: Asheville Spring Herb Festival returns The WNC Farmers Market will host Asheville’s 28th Annual Spring Herb Festival May 5, 6, and 7, bringing together more than 60 growers and sellers of herbs and herbal products and more than 35,000 buyers from around the area and across the South. The festival — the […]

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy hosts Little Bearwallow Trail hike April 29

From the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy: HIKE TO LITTLE BEARWALLOW FALLS and WILDCAT ROCK Saturday, April 29, 2017, Little Bearwallow and Wildcat Rock Hike Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy on Saturday, April 29, for a guided hike to Little Bearwallow Falls and Wildcat Rock. This challenging hike features a stunning view of a 100-foot waterfall […]

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Buncombe Co. Recreation Services hosts Kids Fishing Derby at Owen Park April 29

From Buncombe County Recreation Services: KIDS FISHING TOURNAMENT AT OWEN PARK IN SWANNANOA SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 “All are welcome at April 29th event. The fish already have been invited.” On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Buncombe County Recreation Services, in partnership with NC Wildlife Resource Commission, will host a Kids Fishing Derby at Owen Park […]