Winners named for the Jackson County NAACP’s biannual humanitarian awards

Press release from the Jackson County NAACP:  On Saturday October 14th, two individuals and a non-profit organization were singled out for Jackson County NAACP’s biannual Humanitarian Awards.  All finalist were given a Humanitarian Medallion as they were introduced.  President Enrique Gomez declared, “Every finalist is a winner for the outstanding service they perform in their […]

State of the Greenway public engagement event

Press release from the Buncombe County Recreation Services: Buncombe Greenways will host a “State of the Greenway” public engagement opportunity on Tuesday, November 14 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the first floor conference room of the TD Bank Building at 200 College Street. Buncombe Greenways is the County’s greenway implementation program housed within Buncombe County Recreation […]

YEAST ON THE RISE: Jay Medford, former head chef of Bone and Broth, readies to open The Underground Café with DoughP Doughnuts in the basement of the Jackson Building.

Small bites: The Undergroun­d Café with DoughP Doughnuts gets set to open

A new café and doughnut shop comes to the Jackson Building. Also, Hole Doughnuts hosts a Halloween party; Sunshine Sammies flaunts a strange seasonal theme; Edible Musings leads a vegan Thanksgiving workshop; Yesterday Spaces’ hosts Farmer’s Bounty Dinner and Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen holds the inaugural South Asheville Pie Contest.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park closed until further notice

Press release from Chimney Rock State Park:  A retaining wall at the top parking lot in the Chimney Rock section of Chimney Rock State Park collapsed during heavy rainfall in the area yesterday, Monday, Oct. 23. Some of the debris washed to the road below. Crews are working to clear the roadway. DOT and contractors are […]

A-B Tech hosts Allied Health Open House, Nov. 9

Press release from A-B Tech Community College: A-B Tech Community College is hosting an Allied Health Open House from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 9 at the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development on the college’s Asheville campus. Participants will be able to explore A-B Tech’s allied health degree programs, certifications and short-term […]

Mission Health announces 2018 grant award recipients

Press release from Mission Health:  ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 23, 2017) – Mission Health’s Community Investment Program is awarding over $890,000 in funding to a diverse group of 17 western North Carolina agencies, in a joint effort to improve the health of those served by Mission Health across the region. The 2018 focus areas for the grants […]

OnTrack WNC’s November financial education class schedule

Press release from OnTrack WNC:  November Financial Education Schedule Classes are free unless noted. Pre-registration required. Call today at 255-5166. Housing Classes Homebuyer Education Series – ($50.00 participant fee) Our HUD-certified course provides a step-by-step explanation of the home-buying process, a fantastic resource book, and an opportunity to interact with local real estate / lending / legal […]

Mazurka Talks to gather in support of Indigenous rights at Pack Square, Oct. 25

Press release: On Wednesday, October 25, 2pm at Pack Square, people will gather and call for #Divest the Globe in support of Indigenous People’s rights, as part of a 3-day global protest by the indigenous-led divestment campaign, Mazaska Talks. There will be actions in over 50 cities in the US and Canada, as well as actions […]

Observe the moon night at Bridge Park in Sylva: Free public telescope viewing

Press release from Western Carolina University:  Faculty from Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College will be hosting an evening telescope viewing on Thursday, October 26th 2017, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Bridge Park, in Sylva. This event is part of the 2017 International Observe the Moon Night events. Faculty from both schools […]

Ralston Fox Smith announces solo exhibition at Pink Dog Creative

Press release from Ralston Fox Smith:  Asheville, NC contemporary artist, Ralston Fox Smith, is proud to announce a solo exhibition of his paintings at Pink Dog Gallery (348 Depot Street) in Asheville’s River Arts District. The show, Furtherance, will run from November 10th through December 17th, with an opening reception on November 10th from 6-9pm. […]

Lenoir-Rhyne University signs articulation agreement with Montreat College

Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University:  Lenoir-Rhyne University and Montreat College recently entered into an articulation agreement related to the University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Through this partnership, qualified Montreat College graduates will have the opportunity to matriculate into LRU’s MAT program at a discounted tuition rate. Each semester, three spots will be […]

Archaeology curator John W. Brink to discuss rock art conservation, Nov. 7

Press release from UNC Asheville: John W. (Jack) Brink, who has worked to preserve ancient indigenous rock art in Western Canada, will lecture and show examples of rock art and its conservation in a presentation at UNC Asheville at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Humanities Lecture Hall. This free event is co-sponsored by […]