The Henderson County Rescue Squad celebrates 60 years

Press release from the Henderson County Rescue Squad, Inc.:  The Henderson County Rescue Squad is celebrating 60 years of service to Henderson County this year and we would like to invite the public to help us celebrate this milestone! In conjunction with the Henderson County Heritage Museum, located in the Historic Courthouse on Main Street, […]

Southside Community Engagement Social canceled

Press release from Southside Community Engagement Social organizers:  It is with great sorrow and regret that we write to inform you that we are cancelling the Southside Community Engagement Social scheduled for this afternoon. We were informed just moments ago by the Asheville Police Department that there was a shooting near the Wesley Grant Southside Center, the site for our event today. […]

Asheville Police Department investigating shooting on 400 Block of Depot Street

Press release from Asheville Police Department:  Asheville, NC (August 17, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is currently investigating a shooting on the 400 block of Depot Street. A vehicle containing multiple occupants fired at least four shots out of their vehicle. No injuries are reported at this time. The investigation into this incident is ongoing […]

Free fly-fishing leader building workshop offered at Pisgah Center on Aug. 25

Press release from North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission:   BREVARD, N.C. (Aug. 17, 2017) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free “Leader Building” workshop for fly fishing anglers of all skill levels at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education on Aug. 25. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial announces the 2017 “Telling Our Tales” Student Writing Competition

Press release from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial:  In anticipation of Thomas Wolfe’s 117th birthday celebration in October, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial is inviting students and teachers to participate in the 2017 “Telling Our Tales” Student Writing Competition. Thomas Wolfe, while best known for his novels, also wrote many short stories for magazines. In this competition, […]

Solar eclipse and UNC Asheville move-in weekend leads to record number of Airbnb guests to Asheville

Press release from Airbnb:  ASHEVILLE, NC – Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced today that the total solar eclipse and move-in weekend at UNC Asheville are expected to bring nearly 4,000 guest arrivals to the region – a 45% increase from the weekend prior. This is the largest number of Airbnb guests traveling […]

Third annual Asheville Outdoor Show returns, Sept. 17

Press release from Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker:  Asheville, NC —Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker today announced vendors, entertainment, and more details for the Asheville Outdoor Show. In its third year, the free public expo brings top innovators from the most popular outdoor companies to recreation enthusiasts in the playground of the mountains […]

WNC government leaders and health advocates to assemble overdose-reversal kits

Press release from Vaya Health:  WHAT: State Sen. Terry Van Duyn is expected to join county commissioners and health advocates from throughout WNC as they assemble opioid overdose-reversal kits for distribution throughout the region. The 1,200 kits will include naloxone nasal spray, also known as NARCAN®, as well as information on local treatment resources and […]

Henderson County’s 2016 domestic visitor spending increased by 6.5 percent

Press release from Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: Hendersonville, N.C. August 16, 2017 – Visit North Carolina announced today that domestic visitors to and within Henderson County spent $274.62M in 2016, an increase of 6.5 percent from 2015. “Tourism is one of the top economic drivers in Henderson County bringing visitors from over thirty-nine countries […]

UNC Eshelman Pharmacy School to hold open house at UNC Asheville, Sept. 16

Press release form UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Asheville Campus:  The Asheville satellite campus of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host an open house on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will take place at UNC Asheville in Karpen […]

Petition to rename The Montford Community Center to The Tempie Avery Community Center

Press release:  The City of Asheville’s African American Heritage Commission and Historic Resources Commission have given their recommendations to approve renaming the Montford Community Center on Pearson Drive as the Tempie Avery Community Center. Tempie was a community nurse and midwife, and a freed slave of the Woodfin family who deeded that property to her […]

Open call for volunteer groups at U.S. Cellular Center

Press release from U.S. Cellular Center:  The U.S. Cellular Center is currently accepting applications from qualified volunteer groups to assist in the concessions operations when needed at the U.S. Cellular Center . Recruitment Process: Applications must be submitted via email to Brian Candler, Food & Beverage Manager at bcandler@ashevillenc.gov or dropped off at the U.S. Cellular […]

UNC Asheville will offer tours on demand with Spanish-language option

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid now offers campus tours on demand each weekday, with personalized meetings with admissions counselors and student ambassadors. Tours in Spanish will be available at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesday and at 2 p.m. on Fridays. “As a public liberal arts university, […]

Local writer Marla Milling discusses latest book at upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Series

Press release from North Carolina Room, Special Collections:    Local historian and author Marla Milling will talk about her new book, Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville. As in Marla’ Milling’s first book, Only in Asheville: An Eclectic History, she again traces the people and places that make her hometown a truly unique city. She’s […]