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 […]

Farrah’s Cherokee Casinos quarterly community giving report

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos: The word volunteerism is described as the use or involvement of volunteer work and community service; a word that Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos proudly embodies. Devoted to the Caesars Code of Commitment, the employees of Harrah’s Cherokee strive to make the communities in which they live and work healthy and […]

Report shows Asheville’s home prices increased by 8.9 percent

Press release from COreLogic:  IRVINE, Calif., July 5, 2017 – CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast™ for May 2017 which shows home prices are up strongly both year over year and month over month. Home prices nationally increased year […]

Asheville Regional Airport unveils new gallery exhibit

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: (Asheville, N.C.) The Art Gallery at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) unveiled a new exhibit, Origin, on display through October 29, 2017. The exhibit features artwork from four artists whose work reflects the western North Carolina region. Acrylic paintings by Kim Rody Kopp welcome summer to the mountains with her […]

Asheville YMCA launches major renovation project

Press release from Asheville YMCA:  Asheville, N.C., July 5, 2017 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina has broken ground on a $2.5 million renovation of the Asheville Y. Facility upgrades include: 2,400-square-foot expansion of the Wellness Center, complete with additional fitness equipment and stretching space, plus new flooring, lights, and fans Higher ceiling to […]

New administrators named at three local schools

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools:  Henderson County Public Schools has named three new administrators for the 2017-2018 school year, effective July 1. These include Ashley Newcomer as the new Principal of Sugarloaf Elementary, Tammy Irish as Assistant Principal at Hendersonville High and Bruce Gilliam as Assistant Principal of Flat Rock Middle. Newcomer, succeeding […]

Governor Cooper comments on voting commission request

Press release from the Office of Governor Roy Cooper: RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper released the following comment after a new federal government commission requested that states turn over names, birth dates and social security information for voters: “Integrity of our elections is critical, and a recent State Board of Elections investigation already found there was no […]

State urges public to avoid algal blooms in two western N.C. lakes

Press release from N.C. Division of Public Health:  RALEIGH – Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are urging people to avoid contact with algal blooms that have been identified at Waterville Lake in Haywood County and the Tuckasegee arm of Fontana Lake in Swain County. Earlier this week, state water quality specialists observed concentrations […]

The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center offers historical crafts and activities for children

Press release from The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center:  (Black Mountain, NC) The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center is officially ready for summer just in time to prepare for the influx of children heading into summer vacation. The museum underwent extensive renovations last year including the addition of climate control, public restrooms, opening of […]

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority is issued its Airport Operating Certificate

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport:  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Airport Operating Certificate (AOC) to The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) on June 28, 2017, officially recognizing the GARAA as the sole sponsor, owner and independent governing body of the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). “It is a milestone day for Asheville […]

Senate Leader Phil Berger names Senate Redistricting Committee

Press release from the office of Senator Phil Berger:  Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Thursday announced the following members will serve on the Senate Redistricting Committee: Chair: Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell) Members: Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg), Dan Blue (D-Wake), Harry Brown (R-Onlsow), Ben Clark (D-Hoke),Warren Daniel (R-Burke), Kathy Harrington (R-Gaston), Brent Jackson (R-Sampson), […]

Fourth of July anti-nationalist community bike ride

Press release from Asheville Anarchist Assembly:  On July 4th, in Montford Park community members will gather with their bikes to ride through the streets of downtown Asheville in an action of collective resistance to the american history of violent oppression at home and worldwide. Especially in the present climate of rising white nationalism, attacks on indigenous […]

Emergency response exercise on the UNC Asheville campus, July 19

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville, Mission Health, the Asheville Police Department, Asheville Fire Department, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and Buncombe County Emergency Services will together conduct a simulated emergency response exercise on the UNC Asheville campus throughout the day on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. “This full-scale planning exercise comes as part of UNC […]

Fireworks prohibited in National Forests

Press release from US Forest Service: US Forest Service officials remind residents, visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited in National Forests in North Carolina. The possession or discharge of all types of fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. High volumes of […]

Grenville Historical Society launches Historic Discovery Event – All About Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

Press release Glenville Historical Society:  Fraser Fir Christmas tree fields can be spotted along the back roads and not so back roads all over Glenville. Farmers began growing these beautiful Fraser Fir trees when their money crop, the famous Glenville cabbage , lost favor during the 1970’s. On Saturday July 22nd the Glenville Area Historical Society launches […]