Mills River Elementary wins $1,000 in Fitness Equipment from local SUBWAY® sandwich shops

PRESS RELEASE:  Western North Carolina SUBWAY® sandwich shops have announced Mills River Elementary School as the grand prize winner of the 2015 SUBWAY® Fit for Life Challenge. The students tracked their healthy eating and physical activity choices for two weeks last October and third-grade teacher Erin Stachura held a RunJumpThrow event at the school and […]

People invited to comment on proposed cleanup plan for manufacturing site in Brevard

PRESS RELEASE: People are invited to provide their comments on a proposed cleanup plan for the former DuPont manufacturing facility in Brevard. The 60-day public comment period for the plan started today and concludes July 25. A notice about the cleanup plan was published in today’s editions of the Transylvania Times. DuPont made high purity […]

Mars Hill University professor receives Choice Award for book

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. David Gilbert, visiting assistant professor of history at Mars Hill University, has received a Choice Award for his book, The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Choice awards are presented annually by Choice magazine, a publication of the American Library Association. The […]

YWCA of Asheville dedicates “Bee Happy Garden” in memory of Laurey Masterton

  PRESS RELEASE:  On Friday, June 3, 2016 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, YWCA of Asheville will host an event to dedicate their newly planted “Bee Happy Garden” in memory of Laurey Masterton. Thanks to funding provided by Duke Energy Progress, the garden was built to honor the legacy of Laurey Masterton, former YWCA board […]

Asheville Greenworks collects record-high of 2,880 tires at biannual Tire Amnesty Days

Press Release: In partnership with Buncombe County’s Department of Solid Waste, local environmental conservation nonprofit Asheville Greenworks holds free biannual tire collection events, Tire Amnesty Days, intended to increase awareness around tire recycling and provide an affordable outlet for the public to rid their properties of unwanted tire piles. This past November the local nonprofit […]

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill at Diana Wortham Theatre

PRESS RELEASE:   Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill Friday, May 27 • 8:00 p.m. Join Irish fiddle aficionado Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they explore the rising and falling melodies that enchant their audiences and hold them spellbound with every fiery performance. Learn more LISTEN: Tune in to 88.7 FM WNCW this Friday, May 27 in the 11 […]

AARP extends service to Western North Carolina

PRESS RELEASE: Reflecting the increasing number of older adults in North Carolina, the 1.1 million-member state affiliate of AARP is also growing and is extending its service to communities in Western North Carolina.  AARP has hired Rebecca Chaplin as its new Community Outreach Associate State Director to serve the mountain region of the state. With […]

Aloft Asheville Downtown sponsors third Homeward Bound move-in

PRESS RELEASE: This week, Aloft Asheville Downtown, a McKibbon Hospitality property, sponsored its third move-in through Homeward Bound, supporting the transition of people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. The Aloft team collected items such as furniture, household supplies and toiletries, delivered them to the home, and helped the individual set up their new permanent residence. “We […]

May is national Urgent Care Awareness month

PRESS RELEASE:  Asheville-based, not-for-profit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is celebrating Urgent Care Awareness month and hopes to educate patients about when to seek medical treatment at an urgent care center versus a hospital emergency room while detailing the important gap urgent care centers fill in the healthcare industry. When unexpected health mishaps arise, many […]

Pioneering Kresge Foundation initiative to strengthen low-income communities kicks off in in 26 cities nationwide

PRESS RELEASE:  An unprecedented approach to strengthening economic vitality, cultural expression and health in low-income communities launched today with The Kresge Foundation’s announcement that 26 organizations will receive nearly $2 million in grant funding to develop food-oriented initiatives in cities across the nation. Dubbed “FreshLo” – for “Fresh, Local & Equitable: Food as a Creative Platform for Neighborhood […]

Two UNC Asheville students receive invitation to the 2016 Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis

PRESS RELEASE: UNC Asheville track & field student-athletes Keenan Devaney and Anna Gelbach were two of the three Big South Conference student-athletes who received an invitation to the 2016 Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis. Each year, the NCAA invites more than 200 current student-athletes and NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients from around the country with […]

The Madison County Arts Council offers summer camp options

PRESS RELEASE:  Two of the most popular programs of the Madison County Arts Council will be offering summer camp options for young folks. First Stage Youth Theatre has a long history of providing drama instruction and theater experience for students ages 8-14 during the summer . “We are dedicated to nurturing and developing a deeper […]