Comienzan Elecciones para Comités de Condado de la Farm Service Agency

From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture: Comienzan Elecciones para Comités de Condado de la Farm Service Agency; Productores Agrícolas Recibirán Boletas Electorales Semana del 6 de Noviembre Agricultores y ganaderos tendrán voz y voto sobre administración local de programas agrícolas RALEIGH, NC, Oct. 26, 2017 – Lorraine Dillard, Director Ejecutivo Interino de la Agencia de […]

Asheville, Buncombe County housing market levels off in 3rd quarter of 2017

From Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty: Asheville and Buncombe County Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2017 The housing market in Asheville and Buncombe County seems to have leveled off, as prices have stopped climbing and the volume of sales has either remained the same (Asheville) or dropped (Buncombe County). In Asheville, there were 411 sales in the […]

Asheville Police Department calls for community assistance locating wanted Weaverville woman

From the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Request Assistance to Locate Penelope Frisby Asheville, NC (October 26, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate Penelope Ann Frisby, of Weaverville. Frisby has nine outstanding felony warrants related to the embezzlement of $236,628.26 from Davis and Whitlock, P.C.  Outstanding Warrants include: Obtaining Property Under […]

Governor Roy Cooper announces 47 new jobs at Mars Hill’s Advanced Superabrasives facility

From the Office of Governor Roy Cooper: Governor Cooper Announces 47 New Jobs at Advanced Superabrasives in Madison County Company will invest more than $26 million in Mars Hill expansion RALEIGH: Advanced Superabrasives, Inc., a manufacturer of premium high performance grinding wheels and equipment, will expand operations at its existing facility in Mars Hill, creating […]

Asheville musicians, businesses support Hurricane Maria victims in Dominica with Oct. 29 fundraiser

From event organizers: Sunday, October 29 is the date for a music and art-filled benefit for Dominica, the small Caribbean “nature island” that took the first hit of Category 5 Hurricane Maria, destroying over 90 percent of the homes on the island and leaving 50,000 residents homeless. The death toll in Dominica is the highest […]

Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development names Brittany Brady president

From the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development: Brittany Brady Named President of the Partnership for Economic Development Hendersonville, NC – Following a unanimous vote from the Board of Directors of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Brittany Jones Brady was named President of the organization effective October 26, 2017. Brady will succeed Andrew […]

Lenoir Rhyne, Asheville Guitar Bar team up for Eliada fundraiser Nov. 3

From Lenoir-Rhyne University: Lenoir-Rhyne University hosts Eliada fundraiser & supply drive mixer at Asheville Guitar Bar ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University is teaming up with Asheville Guitar Bar to support children in need. The downtown Asheville university and River Arts District bar are hosting a fundraiser and supply drive for Eliada, a local non-profit organization […]

City of Asheville provides updates on RADTIP construction schedule, funding

From the City of Asheville: Riverfront Redevelopment Update! RADTIP Construction Information Updated: October 26, 2017 Construction Schedule For those who could not attend the meeting on October 20, there is a construction schedule posted on the City’s website: If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.  RADTIP Funding Update  The Buncombe County Tourism Development […]

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EPA officials provide CTS Superfund Site clean-up overview Nov. 30 ahead of preliminary work

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 4: EPA will sponsor a public meeting Thursday, November 30, at the Skyland Fire Department, located at 9 Miller Road in Asheville. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. EPA will provide an overview of the treatment system that will clean up the trichloroethene (TCE) source contamination […]

Buncombe Co. Recreation Services hosts fall hikes to Lane Pinnacle, High Windy

From Buncombe County Recreation Services: Buncombe County Recreation Services and Go Hike NC Fall Hikes Following the popularity of the summer Go Hike NC series, Buncombe County Recreation Services has added additional fall and winter community hikes. The hikes will offer some beautiful scenery along the Blue Ridge Parkway and breathtaking views of eastern Buncombe […]

Land Of Sky Regional Council hosts 51st annual banquet Oct. 25

From the Land Of Sky Regional Council: Land of Sky Regional Council’s 51st Annual Banquet “Collaboration Accelerating Competitiveness” is the theme for Land of Sky Regional Council’s 51st Annual Banquet to be held on Wednesday, October 25, at Blue Ridge Community College in Henderson County. Television host and entrepreneur Tiffany Ervin will Emcee the event, […]

Virgola oyster & wine bar to donate 10 percent of all sales on Oct. 24 to Habitat For Humanity

From Virgola: VIRGOLA PROUDLY SUPPORTS ASHEVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ASHEVILLE, NC, October 19, 2017 — Virgola, an oysters & Italian wine bar, announces its support of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Virgola understands the vital role that Asheville businesses play in addressing issues affecting the community, and proudly supports the work that Habitat for […]

NCDNCR Western office hosts Oct. 24 presentation on Vance Birthplace by photographer Brenda Scott

From the N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources – Western Office: “Creating a Photographic Series,” A Presentation by Photographer Brenda Scott ASHEVILLE, N.C. – “Creating a Photographic Series” will be presented at the Western Office of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Asheville by photographer Dr. Brenda Scott, DPhil (Oxon), […]

Rising roots musician Amythyst Kiah teams up with Center For Cultural Preservation for Nov. 10 show

From the Center For Cultural Preservation: Center Features Roots Musician Amythyst Kiah in November  (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, October 19, 2017) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, continues its 2017-18 “Keeping the Fires Burning” series with up-and-coming Johnson City roots musician, Amythyst Kiah. Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched […]

Theatre UNCA stages “The Sunset Limited” beginning Nov. 9

From UNC Asheville: TheatreUNCA to Stage Cormac McCarthy’s “The Sunset Limited” TheatreUNCA will stage Cormac McCarthy’s two-man play, The Sunset Limited, with four performances opening Nov. 9 in UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Evening performances will take place Thursday-Saturday Nov. 9-11 with curtain at 7:30 p.m. One matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday, […]

Aloft Asheville celebrates 5-year anniversary with apple tree planting Oct. 24

From Aloft Asheville Downtown: Aloft Asheville Continues 5-Year Anniversary Celebration with Tree Planting Asheville, N.C. (October 17, 2017) – Aloft Asheville Downtown announced today that they have partnered with Asheville GreenWorks to plant five apple trees at noon on Tuesday, October 24 as part of their ongoing 5-year anniversary celebration. Aloft Asheville Downtown decided to […]

Asheville School hosts opening reception, art exhibit of local painter Cindy Walton Nov. 9

From event promoters: Opening Reception at the Asheville School for Cindy Walton’s “Confluence: Abstraction & Landscape Coming Together” WHAT: The Asheville School, a nationally-acclaimed coed boarding school for students in grades 9 through 12, will hold an opening reception and exhibit of new paintings by local artist Cindy Walton.Walton has had a number of one-person […]

October 25 Asheville City Council candidate forum focuses on local LGBTQ issues

From the Campaign for Southern Equality: First Ever Asheville City Council Forum on LGBTQ Issues on October 25th What: Asheville City Council Candidate Forum: LGBTQ Legal and Lived Equality. This marks the first ever city council forum specific to LGBTQ issues in Asheville. Learn more about the final 6 candidates running for city council and […]

Asheville Outlets hosts Flea For Y’all flea market and 3rd annual Halloween Boo Bash this October

From event promoters: ASHEVILLE OUTLETS HOSTS FLEA FOR Y’ALL Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marketplace Featuring Spectacular Finds ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (October 2017) – Asheville Outlets and OpenDoors of Asheville will host Flea for Y’all on Sunday, October 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Flea takes over the […]

Registration, sponsorship opportunities open for 2017 High Country Turkey Trot 5K

From Hospitality House: High Country Turkey Trot 5K Registration Now Open Sponsorships and Naming Rights still available for the High Country’s largest 5K BOONE, N.C. – October 16, 2017 – For the seventh consecutive year the High Country Turkey Trot 5K will take place Thanksgiving morning on the Boone Greenway Trail at the Clawson-Burnley Park […]

Pianist & veteran Alex Watson gives back to Veteran’s Restoration Quarters with Dec. 2 benefit concert

From Alex Watson: Finding Restoration through Music By Alex Watson I have always been able to find refuge and restoration in music. It’s my therapy. There is safety and freedom from discrimination in the arts. This is where I find peace. My name is Alex Watson and I’m a concert pianist and resident of the […]