Small Business Week, May 1-4

Press release from Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: Asheville Small Business Week celebrates the impact of small businesses May 1-5, 2017 with daily events designed to enhance small business success. About 96 percent of Asheville metro area establishments have 50 employees or less. From unique shops and restaurants to personal and professional services, small businesses […]

Pisgah Brewing announces free live stream of its 12th anniversary party

Press release from Pisgah Brewing Company: Pisgah Brewing Company has announced a free live stream through local streaming partners IamAVL ( for their upcoming 12th Anniversary Party featuring jam stalwarts moe,. Kyle Hollingsworth Band and The Nth Power on Saturday, April 22nd on the one-of-a-kind Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage. The stream can be found on the home […]

Asheville School Fine Arts presents “Fragments of Frankenstein”

Press release from Asheville School Fine Arts:  This May, Asheville School’s Fine Arts Program will present “Fragments of Frankenstein,” an original multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” imagined through dance, original music and poetry, film, and large-scale art installation. Docents will guide audience members through a series of settings, or “fragments,” which seek to capture […]

Eight cases of irregular voting suspected in Buncombe County in N.C. State Board of Elections’ Post-Election Audit Report for 2016 general election

Press release from the North Carolina State Board of Elections:  The N.C. State Board of Elections on Friday released a report detailing findings of post-election audits and investigations into irregularities following the 2016 elections. The Post-Election Audit Report: General Election 2016 was prepared in response to inquiries from members of Congress, state lawmakers, media organizations […]

Western Carolina University to rebroadcast excerpts from contemporary clay symposium

Press release from Western Carolina University:    This symposium, first broadcast live in October 2016 from the Bardo Arts Center performance hall, features a variety of makers who use clay as a part of their artistic practice. Curated by Heather Mae Erickson, Assistant Professor of Art at Western Carolina University, the exhibition and symposium explore evolving ideas […]

Buncombe County Schools will present Celebrate STEM on Saturday, April 22

Press release from Buncombe County Schools:  Buncombe County Schools will present Celebrate STEM on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Nesbitt Discovery Academy. Celebrate STEM is an official event of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation. Celebrate STEM will have over twenty STEM activities for Buncombe […]

Asheville Area Piano Forum’s spring benefit concert returns for 12th year

Press release from Asheville Area Piano Forum:  Always a highlight of the spring music season, the Asheville Area Piano Forum will be presenting its annual spring benefit concert on Sunday, April 30th at 3:00 PM at the Blue Ridge Auditorium of Deerfield Estates, 1 Wakefield Dr, Asheville, NC 28803. The event will showcase the talents of […]

Holocaust survivor to deliver commencement address at Mars Hill University

Press release from Mars Hill University: Walter Ziffer, noted theological scholar and retired religion professor at Mars Hill University, will deliver the keynote address at the university’s spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Moore Auditorium, and will be streamed live on the internet through the university website. […]

Living Web Farms will host a Spring Plant Walk and Wild Foods Preservation workshop on Tuesday, May 9

Press release from Living Web Farms:  Americans are currently suffering from a “nature deficit.” We are disconnected from the natural world and all that it has to offer us spiritually, psychologically, and physically. On Tuesday, May 9 from 5 PM to 7:30 PM, Living Web Farms will host a Spring Plant Walk and Wild Foods […]

Free upcoming events at Mars Hill University

Press release from Mars Hill University:  Coming Up At Mars Hill University April 24 – May 7, 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, Monday, April 24 MHU Conversations: Gala Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Location: Broyhill […]

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity recognizes volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Press release Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: With volunteers central to our business model, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is recognizing milestones and thanking volunteers with small gifts and mid-day meals during National Volunteer Appreciation Week Habitat (April 23-29). Whether swinging a hammer at the construction site, accepting donations at the ReStore, answering the phone […]

Mountain Scenery: Discovering WNC from the 1850s at the Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Press release from the the North Carolina Room:  Title: “‘Mountain Scenery’–Discovering WNC from the 1850s, Asheville, Ancestors, and Immortality” Speaker: Elizabeth “Liz” Colton Date: Wednesday, April 26th Time: 6:00 to 7:00 PM Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level Free and open to the public Sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Room Elizabeth […]

Asheville Police requesting assistance locating missing person

Press release from the Asheville Police Department:  The Asheville Police Department is requesting public assistance to locate David Douglas Londot (DOB 09/19/1979). Mr. Londot was last seen on March 31 picking up his check up from Wayside Grill. David is a white male, 37 yoa , 6’02” tall, approximately 160 lbs. and has brown hair […]

UNC Asheville’s “Discover Ghana” study abroad program received the 2017 Best Practices in International Education Award for Study Abroad Programming

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville’s study abroad program, “Discover Ghana 2015,” received the 2017 Best Practices in International Education Award for Study Abroad Programming from NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The award was presented to Agya Boakye-Boaten, “Discover Ghana” program director and associate professor of Africana studies and director of […]

National Alliance on Mental Illness conducts community outreach, Saturday, April 29

Press release from National Alliance on Mental Illness:  On Saturday, April 29, 2017, NAMI Four Seasons, the Henderson and Polk counties affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will be conducting a community outreach event from 9:00 to 1:00 at Carolina Ace Hardware, 911 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville. NAMI members will be on hand to […]

UNC Asheville offers community storm spotter training course, April 18

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville’s Atmospheric Sciences Department will host an advanced Skywarn storm-spotter training at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at UNC Asheville’s Robinson Hall, room 125. Representatives from emergency response agencies, amateur radio operators and interested weather watchers are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public. […]