National Weather Service issues winter storm warning for Buncombe County starting Saturday night

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Buncombe County from 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 until 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. The NWS predicts snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with 6 to 8 inches possible at elevations above 5,000 feet. The heaviest snow is predicted to fall during […]


JCC Purim Carnival rescheduled for Saturday, March 11 due to weather

Update from the Jewish Community Center: Purim Carnival Rescheduled for Saturday, March 11! Due to inclement weather, the JCC’s purim carnival originally scheduled for Sunday, March 12, has been moved to Saturday, March 11 from noon – 3:30 p.m. in the JCC gym. Join us this Saturday for carnival games, a costume parade, make your own […]

Local charter schools host event to educate decision makers

Press release: 6 local public charter schools will be hosting elected officials on Sunday evening, March 19th, at Highland Brewery from 5-7 pm. Evergreen Community Charter School, Franklin School of Innovation, Francine Delaney, Fernleaf, Invest Collegiate and Artspace serve over 2,000 students in Buncombe and Henderson County. A group of teachers, parents, board members and […]

SCOTT KYLE, Artistic Director of the Bathgate Regal Community Theatre, Scotland. PHOTO CREDIT: JCooper Photography, Glasgow.

Theater workshop for young people offered March 28 with Outlander actor

Press release from MS Youth Theatre:  Scott Kyle, artistic director of the Bathgate Regal Community Theatre in Scotland, presents a one-hour student theatre workshop in Asheville on Tuesday, March 28. The workshop is held from 7-8:15 pm in the NCStage Theatre in downtown Asheville. The workshop is geared toward middle school acting students, with experienced younger […]

River Price (left) and Bea Sewell of McDowell High School compete in the Science Olympiad. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville to Host WNC Regional Science Olympiad March 25

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will once again host the annual Regional Science Olympiad, bringing young scientists from 17 high schools and nine middle schools across Western North Carolina together to compete in 46 different events on Saturday, March 25. The winners move on to the statewide tournament later this year. Check-in for […]

Historic Marion Tailgate Market hosts community potluck March 28, ambassador training April 7

Press release from McDowell County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension: Historic Marion Tailgate Market Community Kick-off Potluck Tuesday, March 28 12 to 2 pm Historic Marion Tailgate Market is hosting a community potluck to kick-off the 2017 market season.  Learn about the exciting plans for the 2017 Historic Marion Tailgate Market! Bring a friend […]

Monarch butterfly way station work day planned for March 16 at Catawba Falls

Press release from McDowell County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension: Monarch Way Station Work Day Thursday, March 16 9:30 am to 11:30 am The Extension Master Gardener monthly program for March is a talk and work event at the Catawba Falls parking lot where we are helping to install a Monarch Butterfly Way Station. […]

N.C. Forest Service says use caution when burning during spring fire season

Press release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season, which typically lasts from March to May. “During the spring fire season, people do a lot of yard work that often […]

Gouache on paper, 30"x 22." The Cultural Fabric is Woven Through the Warp of the Erased. Photo courtesy of the artist

Artist Margaret Curtis to open at Flood Gallery March 18

Press release from media representative: Margaret Curtis exhibit of New and Old Drawing and Paintings will open at the Flood Gallery at 2160 Hwy 70 near Swannanoa, on March 18th from 4pm to 7pm and continue through May 13th 2017. Tryon-based artist Margaret Curtis’s figurative paintings and drawings tackle controversial social and women’s issues with […]

Photo courtesy of Pam England

March 25 workshop to focus on postpartum recovery and rituals

Press release from Pam England: (ASHEVILLE) March 9, 2016—With our focus on prenatal care and birth, the final phase of the childbearing year—postpartum and the transition to parenthood—is often neglected. Renowned author and founder of Birthing From Within, PAM ENGLAND will present her informative workshop “The Birth Warrior Returns: Tasks, Gates, and Ceremonies” on March […]

North Fork Dam project info session to be held March 20 in Black Mountain

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville Water Resources Department and its consulting engineers will host a neighborhood awareness meeting on the North Fork Dam Improvement Project at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Black Mountain Library (Tyson Lounge), 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain. The goal of the meeting is […]

City announces March meetings for public input on Southside recreation options

Press release from the city of Asheville: Southside public engagement on the Walton Street Park/Pool and the Grant Southside Center Phase II continues with a series of meetings in March. The City already received public input on the Walton Street Park/Pool and Grant Southside Center recreation options at a meeting that was held on February […]

NC DEQ to hear public comment on coal ash basin closure plans on March 13

From Clean Water for North Carolina’s newsletter: Comment on Asheville Coal Ash Basin Closure Plans: Mon., March 13, 6:00PM (sign up to speak at 5:30)AB Tech Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd., Asheville The NC Department of Environmental Quality is giving the public another opportunity to review and comment on Duke Energy’s plans for excavating coal ash […]

American Chestnut Foundation receives $600,000 in grants

Press release from The American Chestnut Foundation: ASHEVILLE, N.C. 3/1/17 – Asheville-based conservation nonprofit, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), is pleased to announce it has received $600,000 in grants from the Colcom Foundation, Allegheny Foundation, and an anonymous foundation. These funds, received through competitive processes, will support the restoration of the American chestnut tree. With these grants, TACF will develop […]

Hiring fair on March 6 for summer jobs with Asheville Parks & Rec

Press release from the city of Asheville: Looking for a summer job? The City of Asheville is holding a Hiring Fair for Maintenance positions within the Parks and Recreation Department on from 2-7 p.m. March 6. Come to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave., to learn about these positions and how to apply. Openings include: Landscaper/mowing […]

Asheville Area Chamber pushes back on plan to poll public on district elections

From the newsletter of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: Asheville Districts? Last night, City Council voted unanimously to hire a professional polling company to gauge municipal citizens’ opinion on whether Asheville should be divided into districts for City elections. Currently, all members of City Council are voted on citywide. Prior to the vote, Mayor Esther […]

Mayor Esther Manheimer recognizes Steve Mitchell as the city's Volunteer of the Year. Photo by Virginia Daffron

State legislator moves to force Asheville’s hand on district elections

City Council moved ahead with plans to poll city voters on whether or not they’d like to see districts put in place for seats on the Council. Three new members of the city’s school Board of Education were appointed, and the issue of homestays in accessory dwelling units returned to the Council chamber.