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. […]

Charity event for Asheville native Jordan Banks who has stage 4 brain cancer

Press release: The Fairytale Princesses of Songs Sealed Delivered are hosting a Charity event for Asheviille native Jordan Banks who has stage 4 Brain Cancer.  His sister, and local entertainer Jillian Isele, the owner of Songs Sealed Delivered Party Entertainment has organized a spectacular show with a live princess concert and ball to be held […]

Dobson Knob Fire acreage increases due to burnout operations

Press release from the United States Department of Agriculture:  A combination of fire growth and burnout operations increased the fire size to 1,405 acres. The acreage number was also improved by air mapping of the fire footprint. Containment also rose to 15 percent. Yesterday’s burnout operations on the northern and western sides of the fire […]

Asheville Police request assistance identifying suspect in identity theft

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting public assistance identifying a suspect believed to have stolen a man’s identity in order to purchase cellular phones throughout Western North Carolina. Similar instances have occurred in Marion and Davidson County. If anyone has information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect they […]

Asheville GreenWorks hosts Hard 2 Recycle event April 29 in Downtown Asheville

Press release from Asheville GreenWorks: On Saturday, April 29, local nonprofit Asheville GreenWorks hosts the second of its five annual Hard 2 Recycle events for 2017. The public is invited to drop off hard to recycle items from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the City Public Works parking lot at 161 S. Charlotte St. […]

Inaugural Mental Wellness Walk seeks to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellness and community resources

Press release from All Souls Counseling Center:  Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina and All Souls Counseling Center, the 1st Annual Mental Wellness Walk will take place on Saturday, June 17th at Carrier and French Broad River Parks. Participants can walk a 2K or 5K. Event will include music, refreshments, and resource displays. The Mental […]

Tangos and Cadillacs: Pan Harmonia concludes 17th season with free concert at two locations

Press release form Pan Harmonia:  Join Pan Harmonia for a free festive Cinco de Mayo celebration with music from some of Latin America’s finest all-star composers including – 14 time Grammy winner Jazz star,  Paquito D’Rivera, Argentine tango master Astor Piazzola, Brazilian geniuses Heitor Villa-Lobos and Osvaldo LaCerda along with sizzling Venezuelan flute tones of […]

YMCA Summer Meal Program recognized with Silver Turnip the Beet Award

Press release from YMCA Summer Meal Program: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s 2016 Summer Meal Program with a Silver Turnip the Beet Award. The Turnip the Beet Award acknowledges organizations that go the extra mile to provide nutritious meals and offer participants a variety of fruits, vegetables, […]

Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center to hold Professional Craft Artist Summit

Press release from Haywood Community College: Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center will hold a Professional Craft Artist Summit, “Crafting Your Success,” Wednesday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building on the College campus. Experience a one-day conference specifically designed to address needs and challenges faced by current and prospective craft […]

UNC Asheville offers summer jazz and contemporary music camp

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will offer a summer jazz and contemporary music intensive camp June 25-30 for musicians in high school, college and continuing students. Students enrolled in the summer music intensive camp will enjoy a week of study designed by UNC Asheville’s music faculty to accelerate all aspects of musical development. […]

Apple country apple blossom tour & The Dogwood Trail

Press release from Henderson County Tourism Development Authority:   The apple blossoms throughout Henderson County are in full bloom this week.  The apple trees produce gorgeous delicate spring blossoms waiting on bees for pollination to produce some of the best apples in Western North Carolina. The apple blossom varies in color according to the type […]

A FINE PLACE TO RELAX: Built by Col. Frank Coxe, the original Battery Park Hotel opened on July 12, 1886. With a fireplace in each room, modern steam radiators and electric lights, it was considered among the finest and most modern resorts of its day.

Tuesday History: Seeking rest at the Battery Park Hotel, 1886

The 1880s marked the start of Asheville’s urban growth. The decade began with approximately 2,600 permanent residents.  Advances in transportation, communication and the health industry would contribute to the city’s population increase. On Oct. 2, 1880, the first train pulled into town, offering visitors greater access to the mountains. A few years later, the arrival of two […]

UNC Asheville awarded $700,000 Mellon Foundation Grant for humanities and community engagement

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville has been awarded a $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support an arts and educational alliance focused on public humanities and community engagement. The four-year project titled, “UNC Asheville: Leading the Public Arts and Humanities in the City of Asheville,” has four primary goals: ·       To […]