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 […]

NC Parents Fight for Power in Administration Changes

Do North Carolinian parents have much say about the decisions made at their child’s public school? This question is explored in a recent article by Stephanie Carson for North Carolina News Service. In the piece she speaks with both parents and teachers about the issue, on account of recent administration changes that have occurred at Claxton Elementary. […]

Annual meeting featuring author and zookeeper Dave Johnson

PRESS RELEASE:  On May 21st at 4:30, the Friends of the WNC Nature Center will be hosting its annual Member’s Meeting. This year’s guest speaker will be Dave Johnson: zookeeper with the Denver Zoo, author of several children’s conservation books and founder of The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund. Dave, who began his animal career at […]

The N.C. Arboretum celebrates state reptile at third annual Box Turtle Day

Due to its botanically-diverse landscapes and natural woodlands, The North Carolina Arboretum, a public garden located within the Pisgah National Forest just south of Asheville, is home to more than 30 different reptile and amphibian species, including North Carolina’s official reptile, the Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina). While these turtles may be recognized as a state symbol, […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation offers raffle opportunity and hosts Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 at upcoming Annual Gala event June 11

PRESS RELEASE:    The Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today two additions to their upcoming Annual Gala: A Black Tie Affair. The Foundation will have a raffle ticket opportunity for a trip valued at $4,000 and will be showcasing a special performance by Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 students during the evening. A total of 225 […]

Modern Atlanta comes to Modern Asheville for Modern Home Tour

  PRESS RELEASE:  The second annual Modern Atlanta 2 Modern Asheville (MA2MA) Modern Home Tour will take place on Saturday June 4, 2016, and will feature seven of some of the most unique, contemporary residential properties in the Asheville area. Atlanta-based MA! Design is Human is yet again teaming up with Modern Asheville for a “Satellite Architecture Tour” that is a part […]

New watercolor art exhibit at The North Carolina Arboretum captures beauty and magic of Western North Carolina

PRESS RELEASE:  This summer, visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden located just south of Asheville, will see Western North Carolina in a beautiful, delicate light at the Arboretum’s newest exhibit, The Magic of Western North Carolina. On display May 28 through September 5, 2016, inside the Arboretum’s Baker Exhibit Center, the exhibit […]

10th annual Art in Bloom celebrated at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts

PRESS RELEASE: The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is happy to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Art in Bloom, a flower-filled annual event that place on June 9-11, and includes a Gala Preview Party (June 9 at 6 pm $50) with catered buffet dinner, a gallery display of spectacular Ikebana and Western floral designs, […]

UNC Asheville to offer summer jazz and contemporary music intensive camp for high school, college and continuing musicians

PRESS RELEASE:  UNC Asheville will offer a new summer jazz and contemporary music intensive camp June 26-July 1 for musicians ranging from high school level through adult. Summer music intensive students will enjoy a week of study designed by UNC Asheville’s music faculty to accelerate all aspects of musical development. Students will participate in a […]