Asheville Transit Division seeking input on Route 170 to Black Mountain

PRESS RELEASE: The City of Asheville Transit Planning Division is discontinuing service to Warren Wilson College due to a loss of funding and considering other changes to the Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus Route 170 to Black Mountain.  Some of the other possible changes to the ART Route 170 include: Reducing the number of trips […]

LEGO® brick sculpture exhibit to open at The N.C. Arboretum July 30, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville, N.C. (June 22, 2016) – Visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden located just south of Asheville, will enjoy a fun-filled outdoor adventure this summer and fall at the Arboretum’s newest exhibit, Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks, on display throughout the Arboretum’s gardens July 30 – October 23, 2016. Composed of […]

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America

PRESS RELEASE:  Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In this case, the researchers found that the spread of a bee species in pre-Columbian Central and North America was tied to the spread of squash agriculture. “We wanted to […]

Viking axe making class with Brock Martin from WarFire Forge

Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st 9:00am – 5:00pm (16 hours total) Cost $275 (materials included) , due at registration What to Expect: This course is designed to introduce students to axe making using hand tools while learning the metallurgy behind producing a quality tool/weapon.  No prior experience required.  Topics covered will include:  benefits of […]

21st annual daylily sale to benefit child abuse victims held on July 1 and 2.

PRESS RELEASE: Who: Cheryl and Doug Alderman are opening their award-winning daylily gardens in Fairview for their annual plant sale to benefit Mountain Child Advocacy Center (MCAC) – the non-profit agency provides prevention education, crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy for child abuse and neglect. The garden is an official display garden of the American Hemerocallis […]

Life changes prompt special enrollment opportunities for health insurance: Free assistance is available to Review options, sign up

PRESS RELEASE: Did you just experience your first Father’s Day? Get married? Become a college graduate? If so, these and other major life changes can offer special enrollment opportunities for health insurance through North Carolina’s Marketplace. Although open enrollment ended in January, some consumers still have the opportunity to enroll throughout the year if they […]

The North Carolina Arboretum named the seventh certified Bee Campus USA

PRESS RELEASE: The North Carolina Arboretum, a public garden and affiliate of the University of North Carolina system, and Bee Campus USA are pleased to announce the Arboretum as the seventh educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational […]

PSABC’s time traveling 40th anniversary gala exceeds expectations

PRESS RELEASE: On June 4th, 2016, The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County celebrated their 40​ Anniversary with panache! With what some are calling a “Time­traveling Gala”, the fundraiser transported guests through time with a tour of four historic locations that were significant to Asheville’s history. Attendees were treated to specialty cocktails, period­ inspired foods […]

Forest Service announces ginseng permit process for 2016

PRESS RELEASE: The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests announced today that forest visitors have until July 15 to submit contact information to a ranger district office to participate in the lottery to receive a ginseng harvest permit this year. Visitors must obtain a permit to collect wild ginseng in the two national forests during the […]

State legislature supports Jackson County as Premier Trout Fishing Destination

PRESS RELEASE: Jackson County moved one step closer to becoming the N.C. Trout Capital on Wednesday, June 1 in Raleigh, as members of the state legislature recognized the county as the state’s Premier Trout Fishing Destination. N.C. Senator Jim Davis and N.C. House Representative Joe Sam Queen both participated and spoke before the legislature in support of […]

Assistant District Attorney Al Williams, Jr. recognized with the 28th JDB Professionalism Award.

PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, the 28th Judicial District Bar (JDB) presented Assistant District Attorney Al Williams, Jr. with the 28th JDB Professionalism Award. The 28th JDB Professionalism Award was established by former Buncombe County Bar President Roger Smith in 2004 to annually recognize an individual member of the Bar whose consistently courteous, respectful, […]

Blue Ridge Parkway after hours hike “Over 200 Years on the Trail”

PRESS RELEASE: Join Parkway rangers at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 23rd for an easy to moderate, 2 mile hike that is right in Asheville’s backyard. Hiking, rambling, tramping, fellwalking–call it what you will–walking in the woods has been a popular pastime across the world since the 1700’s, with hundreds of books, thousands of maps, […]

Stretch It Out with One Center Yoga at the Gran Fondo Race

PRESS RELEASE: Bicyclists who cross the finish line in this year’s Gran Fondo race on Saturday, June 18, in downtown Asheville, can stretch it out with One Center Yoga’s talented yoga teachers, from 10:30am –4pm. No yoga experience is required to benefit from these simple, effective stretches and poses geared to relieve tight neck and shoulders, […]

Central Sanctuary Series presents The Kruger Brothers – Protecting the Wild Character & Natural Legacy of the South

PRESS RELEASE: What: Central UMC Sanctuary Concert Series Where: Central United Methodist Church When: Friday, June 24th Who: The Kruger Brothers $25 Central United Methodist Church is pleased to present its Sanctuary Concert Series for 2016. Throughout the summer, Central will be bringing prime musical talent with international ties and from across the nation, to its historical sanctuary for […]