Q4 2016 report reveals several all-time records for Asheville metro economy

Economic report from Johnson Price Sprinkle PA: Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) provides Asheville Metro Economic Report 2016 Fourth Quarter. JPS has offices in Asheville, Boone and Marion, NC, and provides small to middle market businesses with tax, consulting and audit services. Highlights: •  The fourth quarter saw the continued setting of new all-time records […]

Design students to build community garden on site of former “Sister Cities” building

Press release from the Asheville Design Center: Asheville, NC – The Asheville Design Center is excited to announce our Summer 2017 Asheville Design Build Studio. Design students are invited to apply to the studio, which will be partnering with the City of Asheville this summer to design and install a community garden at the former […]

MLK Youth Awards & Scholarship presented April 25 at A-B Tech

Press release from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will present the 2017 Youth Awards and scholarships at a ceremony April 25. The theme for the 2017 awards ceremony is “Stand Up, Speak Out, Unfold the Dream for Today.” […]

Summer programming open to public at Balsam Mountain

Press release from Balsam Mountain Trust: The Balsam Mountain Trust has released its summer programming available to local community members. Balsam Mountain Preserve, a conservation-oriented residential community set on 4,400 acres in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, created the Balsam Mountain Trust to provide expertise in managing the 3,400 acres of protected acres within […]

Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games happen April 22 through May 17

Press release from the City of Asheville: Asheville Parks & Recreation invites area seniors to participate in friendly competition at the 2017 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition. Opening ceremonies will be held on April 22 with various competitions through May 12.  Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremonies and Silver Arts Showcase […]

CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción launches #MakeAshevilleSafe campaign

Press release from CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción: State your solidarity with immigrant and refugee communities by committing in visible ways! Introducing the #MakeAshevilleSafe campaign by CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción. We believe that in this political moment, we must all rise up against violence brought into our community. Citizens of Asheville must protect one […]

Cabaret show championing consent culture comes to Asheville

Press release from Emily Dake: Asheville, NC – Los Angeles based Cabaret Show “Cabaret Con-Sensual” is coming to Asheville on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The show will begin at 8pm at The Underground @ O’Henry’s, 237 Haywood St, Asheville NC. A variety show fundraiser, Cabaret Con-Sensual provides a safe space for survivors of sexual assault […]

Applicants sought for vacancies on Asheville citizen boards

Announcement from the office of the Asheville City Clerk: The boards listed below currently have vacancies. The deadline for receiving applications for these openings is Wednesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. Please visit the City’s Boards and Commissions webpage or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5839 or by e-mail at sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov for an electronic […]

Bird identification workshop offered by Living Web Farms on April 22

Announcement from Living Web Farms: In today’s disorienting world we are often looking for ways to get back to basics, back to center, and relax. As it turns out, songbirds, with their vantage points and their niche in nature, can give us clues to more equalized living, and bring us closer to the natural world. […]

UNC Asheville's Student Government Association delegation to the UNC Association of Student Governments: (from left) Tatiana Miller, Charlie White, Tim Hussey and Jasmine Dorlan. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNCA Student Government Association delegation receives top honor

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Student Government Association delegation to the UNC Association of Student Governments (ASG) has been awarded the organization’s Delegation of the Year Award for 2016-17. The award is to be bestowed annually on one institution’s delegation for exemplary service to the ASG, to recognize those whose contributions have been […]

Asheville City Council candidate Jeremy Goldstein (center) with his family. Photo courtesy of Goldstein

Jeremy Goldstein announces Asheville City Council run

Press release from Jeremy Goldstein: Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Asheville City Council and to ask for your support.  I believe a local business owner with a common sense, moderate voice is needed on City Council as we continue to cultivate an Asheville for Everyone. For eighteen years I […]

Creation Care Alliance to host Earth Day Vigil on April 23 in Pritchard Park

Press release from Mountain True and the Creation Care Alliance of WNC: Asheville — The Creation Care Alliance of WNC welcomes people of all faiths to an Earth Day Vigil on Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. This event is a celebration of God’s wondrous creation, and a call to […]

Developer to hold town hall on Gerber Road self-storage project in South Asheville

Announcement from Vijay Kapoor on behalf of the South Asheville Resident & Business Community Organization (SARBCO):  I was recently contacted by James Wilson of Pulliam Properties who is looking to place a self-storage unit with a retail/office component on the land for sale on Gerber Road between Hendersonville and Sweeten Creek Roads.  This development would require […]

Artist Joel Edwards of CANVAS Artspace

Art studio, gallery and classroom opens in Hendersonville

Press release from CANVAS ArtSpace of Hendersonville: Artist Joel Edwards has opened CANVAS ArtSpace, a studio, gallery and art classroom at 212 S. Church Street in Hendersonville. He will display his paintings and works by other artists in addition to accepting commissions and providing lessons and workshops. Edwards, of Mills River, has been a professional […]

ART holiday schedule 2017

City of Asheville announces spring break-related closures on April 14

Press release from the City of Asheville: City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, April 14, as part of spring break. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed except for the Montford Recreation Center, which will be open for Spring Break Camp. The following recreation facilities will be […]

Pisgah Center schedules wildlife hike at John Rock on April 14

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: BREVARD, N.C. (April 10, 2017) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering a free, educator-led “wildlife hike” to the top of John Rock on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The round-trip hike to John Rock, which is located in […]

The roof of Asheville City Hall.

Council to puzzle over district election survey results

Asheville City Council will consider the results of a poll that show 54 percent of city voters support keeping elections for the Council as they are now — and the same percentage would vote yes to change them if asked by a referendum. Council meets at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. At 3 p.m., Council will hold its final work session dedicated to the 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

East Henderson High to host Special Olympics Spring Games on April 14

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (April 7, 2017) – East Henderson High’s track and football field will transform into an Olympic Arena on Friday, April 14, for Special Olympics Henderson County’s annual Spring Games. More than 300 athletes of all ages from local adult and homeschool groups, RHA Health Services, Storybook […]