While Asheville thrives on a diverse spiritual life, shifting demographics and evolving notions of religion’s role in daily life have many historic congregations reconsidering the part they play in local culture — and how best to address a changing community’s concerns.
From Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care to Host Weight Loss Surgery Information Sessions on January 9 and 23 Hendersonville, N.C. – Pardee UNC Health Care will host free weight loss surgery information sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6-7 p.m. on the second floor of the Mission Pardee […]
From event organizers: New Year’s Resolution Run 5k adds a 10 Mile Distance Running Event and Gets the Ball Rolling for the Entire Family Asheville, NC – What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across Western North Carolina and visitors from all around are preparing to […]
From the Asheville Fire Fighters Association: Asheville Fire Fighters Association gives coats to local children Asheville Fire Fighters Association – IAFF Local 332 will be handing out coats to local children once again this winter season. Asheville Fire Fighters Association, in partnership with the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina, will be participating […]
Asheville Black Lives Matter is hosting a book discussion on Dr. Linwood Little Bear Custalow‘s and Angela L. Daniel Silver Star‘s The True Story of Pocahontas: the Other Side of History at Firestorm Books and Cafe in West Asheville on Friday, December 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Asheville Black Lives Matter and the […]
Separate incidents in Canton and Buncombe County over the past week highlight the racial tensions that have dominated headlines throughout 2017 in WNC and across the country.
From the New Classical Academy: Teaching Compassion: Students at The New Classical Academy send relief items to Puerto Rico December 9, 2017 (Asheville, NC) – The kindergarten class at the New Classical Academy in West Asheville spearheaded a school-wide project to assemble care packages for families in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Puerto […]
From event promoters: It’s Time for Audubon’s 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count North Carolina’s Bird Lovers Contribute to Nationwide Science Survey CHAPEL HILL (December 4, 2017)— Audubon North Carolina invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running community science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Between December 14 and January 5, hundreds […]
Cleanup efforts are finally beginning at the CTS of Asheville Superfund site on Mills Gap Road, but past controversies and a lack of trust in Environmental Protection Agency officials continued to dominate the discussion during a Nov. 30 public meeting to review the impending remedial projects and address residents’ concerns.
From the United States EPA: Work is underway at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site (Site) to install the treatment system that will clean up contaminants in the groundwater and soil beneath the former CTS plant. EPA will host a public meeting to discuss the details of the treatment system and answer questions. The […]
Warren Wilson College has partnered with the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women to bring the innovative Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program to the correctional center. For inmate and undergrad alike, Inside-Out provides the chance to gain self-knowledge, grapple with the systemic issues of the penal system and learn from one another.
In Western North Carolina, homegrown activists of all stripes are working to effect change among an increasingly divided populace, drawing on historical ideals and using new technologies to spread their messages. Xpress reached out to local activists from across the political spectrum to share their motivations, challenges and techniques.
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 […]
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 […]
From Feline Urgent Rescue of WNC: FUR Kittens’ Host Open House on November 18 Feline Urgent Rescue of WNC will host a special Kitten adoption day and Open House at FUR’s Cat Sanctuary on Saturday, November 18, from 1-4 p.m. Come out to meet the many kittens and older cats that need loving homes. The […]
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 […]
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 www.twwoa.org. Each class costs $75, and financial assistance is available for low-income writers. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]