OLD SCHOOL: ON July 25, UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of History Darin Waters will present a lecture on the history of African-American education in Asheville as part of the Lunch and Learn Lecture Series sponsored by Buncombe County. Image courtesy of UNC Asheville

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series hosts second talk

On Tuesday, July 25, Darin Waters will offer a lecture on the history of African-American education in Asheville and Western North Carolina as part of the Buncombe County Lunch and Learn Lecture Series, hosted by the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. The free event will run noon-1:30 p.m. at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. in Asheville.

United Way seeks volunteers for Day of Action

Press release from United Way of Henderson County: HENDERSONVILLE, NC, July 13, 2017 – United Way of Henderson County is seeking hundreds of volunteers throughout the community for the second annual Day of Action sponsored by Pardee/UNC Health Care to mobilize the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in the community. Here in […]

Haywood Community College hosts hunter safety courses

Press release from Haywood Community College:  Haywood Community College’s Department of Arts, Sciences, and Natural Resources and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a hunter safety course August 14-15, 6:00-9:30 p.m. on the HCC campus in building 3300, room 3322. Participants must attend two consecutive evenings to receive their certification. More than a […]

Community donations help local children attend overnight camp

Press release from the YMCA of Western North Carolina: Asheville, N.C., July 10, 2017 – Overnight summer camp is within reach for more local children thanks to a recent community donation campaign at the Brumit Restaurant Group’s 47 Arby’s locations. The promotion raised $45,000 for YMCA Camp Watia. Arby’s customers who made a donation received a […]

Buncombe Partnership for Children welcomes new board members

Press release form Buncombe Partnership for Children:   Buncombe Partnership for Children (BPFC), a non-profit leader in investing in the First 2,000 Days of life, is pleased to announce new board members. Jesse Figuera is the Youth Services Coordinator at Pack Memorial Library.  She has been working for the public libraries in Buncombe County for […]

Harris Regional Hospital to host American Red Cross blood drive July 20

Press release from Harris Regional Hospital:  SYLVA – Harris Regional Hospital, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 20. All blood types are needed. Donors will need to bring photo identification. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification […]

Music on Main Street: Gotcha Grove and Classic Car Cruise-In, Aug. 4

Press release from Henderson County Tourism Development Authority:  The Music on Main Street concert on Friday, August 4 will feature a wide variety of music performed by Gotcha Groove, based out of Marion, NC. They play such favorites as: Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Hurts So Good, I Heard Through the Grapevine, Johnny B. Goode, Living in America, Never […]

Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth to perform for the Songcatchers Music Series

Press release from U.S. Department of Agriculture: PISGAH FOREST, N.C., July 10, 2017 – Acclaimed musicians Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America’s annual Songcatchers Music Series Sunday, July 16. Now in its 15th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July, beginning at 4:00 p.m. […]

‘Trying to Get By’ exhibit addresses low wages in N.C.

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP President: On Tuesday July 11th at 6:30pm, Asheville-Buncombe NAACP, Just Economics, Raising Wages NC, and Working Films will host, Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina. The exhibit documents workers trying to survive in NC’s low-wage economy. Curated by students at Duke University, the exhibit features several short […]

Hike to the highest lodge east of the Mississippi with Friends of the Smokies

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: WAYNESVILLE, NC – Bring your camera and your trekking poles for Friends of the Smokies’ day hike to LeConte Lodge. The July 11th Classic Hike of the Smokies is 10 miles, out-and-back and climbs 2,600 feet up the newly rehabilitated Alum Cave Trail. Come along and see the latest projected completed […]

Buncombe Outdoors Adventure Club offers entry level outdoor recreation

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: Outdoor recreation abounds in Western North Carolina with plenty of camping, hiking, fishing, and paddling adventure to be had within the Asheville area. While the mountains and rivers call, taking the first leap into the great outdoors can often be an intimidating challenge for beginners. In an effort to […]

A champion liar comes to The Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center

Press release from Madison County Arts Council: Growing up in a family where it was always the responsibility of the listener to decide whether or not a story was true, Bil Lepp became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age. Audiences all across the country have been delighted by Bil’s hilarious tales […]