Vance Birthplace, American Myth Center team up for Dickens-themed exploration of Vance’s legacy

Press release from the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site: This Christmas season at the Vance Birthplace, we will present one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, but with our own Zebulon Vance right smack dab in the middle. On Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 through the theatrical magic of toy and shadow […]

14th annual Taste of Compassion Gala

14th annual Taste of Compassion Gala benefits Asheville Humane Society Nov. 4

From the Asheville Humane Society: Taste of Compassion Gala Presented by Animal Hospital of North Asheville to Benefit Asheville Humane Society Asheville, NC ─ Join Asheville Humane Society for their biggest fundraising event of the year, the 14th Annual Taste of Compassion Gala. The 1920’s-themed soiree will be held at the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center in Historic Montford on Saturday, November 4 from […]

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Duke Energy awards $100,000 grant to support Asheville Museum of Science exhibit

From the Asheville Museum of Science: Asheville Museum of Science to build new educational exhibit with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy ASHEVILLE, NC – November 2, 2017: Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) received a $100,000 Duke Energy grant to continue its commitment to educate and engage the public through interactive STEM experiences. This grant will be used […]

The Writers’ Workshop announces classes, memoir contest this November

From The Writers’ Workshop: WRITING WORKSHOPS & CONTESTS The Writers’ Workshop is offering classes and contests for beginning and experienced writers. Each class meets on Saturdays, 10-4 p.m., at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, at Each class costs $75, and financial assistance is available for low-income writers. For more info, contact […]

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UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum hosts author, businessman Thomas Deans Nov. 10

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Family Business Forum to Present Every Family’s Business with Thomas Deans on Nov. 10 Thomas William Deans, author of Every Family’s Business: 12 Common Sense Questions to Protect Your Wealth, will give a presentation on Friday, Nov. 10 as part of the regular series of workshops presented by UNC Asheville’s […]

Sylva Public Art Committee calls for artist applications for downtown mural project

From the Town of Sylva: The town of Sylva is requesting qualifications for its first public art project. The Sylva Public Art Committee announced that up to $10,000 will be available for an artist or artist team to create a mural on the downtown Ward building. The mural concept is for the artist to create […]

Warren Wilson College environmental studies students use the 1,110-acre campus as an outdoor classroom. Many students and alumni now have the chance to pursue a graduate degree within the field through the new Advantage Program partnership with Bard. Photo by Reggie Tidwell; courtesy of Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College, Bard College announce new sustainability graduate program partnership

From Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College partnership with Bard College creates 5-year undergrad, graduate program Advantage Program includes master’s in environmental policy, climate science and policy Asheville, NC – Nov. 2, 2017 – For certain students, a bachelor’s degree is just the first step in their academic career. In fact, more than half of […]

Mattress Man is hosting a Donation Drive for Homeward Bound from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Nov. 7-14. Photo courtesy of Homeward Bound

Mattress Man teams up with Homeward Bound for Nov. donation drive

From Homeward Bound: Mattress Man Helps The Newly Housed Sleep Better Through Donation Drive for Homeward Bound When: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Nov. 7-14, Where: Mattress Man Store at 85 Tunnel Rd., Asheville ASHEVILLE – Chuck Emrick, owner of Mattress Man Stores is doing his part to end homelessness in Buncombe County. He supplies […]

Avadim Technologies CEO Woody talks microbiome therapies at 5th Annual Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA

From Avadim Technologies: Avadim Technologies Inc. CEO Steve Woody To Present At The 5th Annual Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA Woody Calls for a Paradigm Shift in Rethinking Infection Prevention and Innovative Outcomes With New Microbiome Therapies Like Theraworx® Technology ASHEVILLE, NC, November 1, 2017 – Avadim Technologies Inc. (“Avadim”), the Bionome Therapies™ […]

Mars Hill University celebrates Native American Heritage Month with events throughout November

From Mars Hill University: Mars Hill University Events for Native American Heritage Month Several events at Mars Hill University during November will celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Native American singer/songwriter Michael Jacobs in concert Tuesday, November 7 6:30 p.m., Broyhill Chapel Michael’s professional music career began as a songwriter and guitarist in Nashville, TN. He […]

Neighborhood organizations host nonpartisan Asheville Municipal Candidates’ Forum Nov. 2

From event organizers: Nonpartisan City of Asheville Municipal Candidates’ Forum Today, Nov. 2, 2017 ASHEVILLE NC -The African American Caucus of Buncombe County, Asheville Buncombe County NAACP, East End / Valley Street Neighborhood Association, Montford/Hillcrest/Klondyke Precinct 2.1, Shiloh Precinct 8.2, and Southside/East of the River Community will host a City of Asheville Municipal Candidates’ Forum. […]

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Christmas at Biltmore kicks off with traditional Christmas tree decoration

From the Biltmore Estate: Arrival of 35-foot Frasier fir signals the start of Christmas at Biltmore ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 1, 2017) — A towering 35-foot Fraser fir tree arrived at America’s Largest Home today, the final touch after several weeks of decorating Biltmore House for the holidays. Christmas at Biltmore, the estate’s annual holiday celebration, […]

Carly Frates as Pinkalicious Pinkerton in the Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 Family Series Production of Pinkalicious: The Musical. Photo courtesy of Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse opens Pinkalicious: The Musical in Hendersonville Nov. 10

From Flat Rock Playhouse: FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL Flat Rock, NC (October 28, 2017) – It’s almost that special day of the year when all the little girls and boys dress up as their favorite characters from television shows, movies, cartoons and picture books. Some may even choose to base their costume on The […]

Reviewing print editions of ìJourneys Through Jacksonî journals at the Jackson County Genealogical Society office in the historic Jackson County Courthouse are (from left) Lynn Hotaling, Elizabeth Skene, Larry Crawford and Ruth Shuler. Photo courtesy of WCU

WCU, Jackson County Genealogical Society team up to digitize “Journeys Through Jackson” for public use

From Western Carolina University: Jackson County Genealogical Society publication now in digital archives, available online at WCU CULLOWHEE – Staff with Special and Digital Collections at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library recently undertook a project to digitize past editions of the Jackson County Genealogical Society members’ publication and make it publicly available. Since the genealogical […]

Mike Adams (left) of Moog Music, joins UNC Asheville music faculty members Melodie Galloway and Wayne Kirby, standing with the new Moog Model 15. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville receives historic Moog Model 15 synthesizer from Moog Music

From UNC Asheville: ‘Acknowledging Bob Moog’s Love for the University’ – Moog Music Presents UNC Asheville with Gift of Historic Moog Model 15 Synthesizer Moog Music Inc. has presented UNC Asheville with a gift of a Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer – a re-creation of the original 1973 synthesizer and one of a limited number […]

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Madison County Arts Center opens new space with Andy Gordon pottery exhibit Nov. 3

From the Madison County Arts Council: Ragtime Willy Pottery: An Exhibit of Functional works by Andy Gordon OPENING: Friday, November 3, 2017 5-7 p.m. The Madison County Arts Center 152 N. Main St Marshall, NC 28753 (828)649-1301 Andy Gordon has been an avid potter since 1998. He studied ceramics at Old Dominion University with […]

WCU garners $1 million in scholarship funds from Broadwell family

From Western Carolina University: Broadwells announce $1 million commitment to scholarships for WCU students CULLOWHEE – When Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher announced a $1.23 million commitment to the university’s efforts to provide enhanced scholarship support for WCU students, they did so in hopes of inspiring others to […]