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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 […]

Rainbow Community School urges students, families to join in “Screen Free Week” & “Strive Not To Drive Week”

From Rainbow Community School: RAINBOW COMMUNITY SCHOOL URGES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL SCREEN FREE WEEK AND ASHEVILLE’S OWN STRIVE NOT TO DRIVE WEEK Asheville, North Carolina — Rainbow Community School (RCS) hopes to encourage other community members and local organizations to participate in Screen Free Week, Walk and Bike to School Day and Strive […]

North Carolina residents, activists express consternation over lingering impacts of coal ash pollution

From the Alliance of Carolinians Together Against Coal Ash: A constant struggle: Statewide alliance calls for more help for coal ash neighbors Residents around Duke Energy power plants still using bottled water after two years Two years after the state of North Carolina began issuing “Do Not Drink” letters to residents near Duke Energy coal […]

North Carolina ABC Commission hosts server training course in Waynesville April 20

From event promoters: NC ABC Commission to Offer Server Training Course in Haywood Co. Thursday (4/20) With spring tourism season comes increased focus on underage drinking prevention WHAT: As the spring tourism season begins, the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission— along with law enforcement agencies, DMV License and Theft Bureau, local ABC boards and […]

Cover of 2017 Local Food Guide. Image courtesy of ASAP

ASAP releases 2017 Local Food Guide

From the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: ASAP’s 2017 Local Food Guide is Here! ASHEVILLE, NC (April 20, 2017)—The growing season has arrived in Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians! Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands. It […]

Brother Wolf, local animal rescues band together for PetSmart Adoptathon May 6 & 7

From Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: Brother Wolf, local rescues unite for PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend Asheville, North Carolina (April 19, 2017) — Brother Wolf Animal Rescue plus seven local animal rescue groups will participate in PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. The National Adoption Weekend will be Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, from […]

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Bakersville hosts 71th annual North Carolina Rhododendron Festival June 16 & 17

From event promoters: North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Celebrates 71 Years & 2 Full Days of Family Fun On June 16 and 17, the Town of Bakersville, “Gateway to the Roan” and “Home to the Arts”, will host its 71th North Carolina Rhododendron Festival, which is among the oldest and most respected festivals in the Southeast. […]

Rotary Clubs of WNC seek volunteers for eighth annual meal packaging event April 29

From event promoters: Help Rotarians Feed WNC and the World Asheville, NC – Join in the movement to provide much needed meals in Western North Carolina and participate in the Eighth Annual Rotarians Against Hunger (RAH) meal packaging event on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Reuter Family YMCA in Biltmore Park. The goal is […]

Asheville Outlets to host “Flea For Y’all” market April 30 through October

From event promoters: ASHEVILLE OUTLETS TO HOST FLEA FOR Y’ALL Last Sunday of Each Month, April through October, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Asheville Outlets to Host Monthly Juried-Artist Flea Market from April through October $2 spectator fee to benefit OpenDoors of Asheville ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 2017) – Asheville Outlets will be the new […]