Asheville organization holds events for Lakota independence

Press release from the Lakota Solidarity Project: Asheville, NC –  Started in a Fairview living room in March 2011, the Lakota Solidarity Project (LSP) continues to support the traditional and grassroots Lakota people on Pine Ridge. Now that the Trump Administration has threatened “termination policy” on Native American tribes and reservations, the work of LSP […]

Swannana Valley Museum’s Old Mt. Mitchell Toll Road Caravan rescheduled for June 3

From the Swannanoa Valley Museum: OLD MOUNT MITCHELL TOLL ROAD CARAVAN RESCHEDULED – SATURDAY, JUNE 3 @ 7:30 A.M. Join us for this popular 4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt. Mitchell. Once a major tourist attraction, the “Old Toll Road” made the “apex of Appalachia” accessible for the cost of $1 […]

Volunteers band together to support local transplant patient with yard sale fundraiser June 3

From the National Foundation for Transplants: Yard Sale in Honor of Local Transplant Patient Ashville, N.C., May 26, 2017 — Ken Burns is fighting for his life. In 2012, he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, which he contracted after an issue with medication. Ken has been on the transplant waiting list for a […]

Woodfin greenway and blueway projects receive $6.25 million in additional funding

From the Town of Woodfin: Woodfin Greenway & Blueway Receives Major Funding Support The Woodfin Greenway & Blueway project – a collaborative recreation and transportation infrastructure initiative by the Town of Woodfin, Buncombe County and other partners  — received two major funding boosts on Thursday, May 25. Substantial support from the Federal Highway Administration was […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday, May 27: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, May 27, 2017, is a code green air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code yellow air quality forecast day.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. For forecast information over the holiday weekend, please […]

Picnic in the Mountains, hosted by The Buncombe County Republican Women’s Club

Press release from The Buncombe County Republican Women’s Club:  The Buncombe County Republican Women’s Club Invites you and your guest to our annual Picnic In The Mountains On Thursday, June 8th from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Governor’s Western Residence, 45 Patton Mountain Rd. Asheville, North Carolina Keynote Speaker:  Lt. Col. James Womack Come out and meet […]

Regional Chamber Business Expo features business solutions from across the region, June 7

Press release from Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: More than 100 businesses and organizations will exhibit at the Regional Chamber Business Expo on June 7th offering local solutions to business issues. The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce,  Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present the regional Chamber Business Expo on Wednesday, […]

City of Asheville Parking Services wins national accreditation

Press release from the City of Asheville:  The International Parking Institute, the largest parking organization in the world with members in over 45 countries, has designated the City of Asheville’s Parking Services Division as an Accredited Parking Organization. This recognition is the result of a yearlong effort by City staff to prepare the submission. The […]

Concerts on the Creek welcomes Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, June 2

Press release from Jackson County Chamber of Commerce:  Grandpa’s Cough Medicine is making their first visit to Concerts on the Creek in Sylva on Friday, June 2. Grandpa’s Cough Medicine delivers blazing tempos, outlaw attitude foot-stomping inten- sity and frenetic picking with their simple combination of flat-picked guitar, Scruggs-style banjo, thumping upright bass and tight […]

Mast General Store hosts Land Trust Day on June 3

Press release from Mast General Store:  On Saturday, June 3, the Mast Stores in Asheville and Waynesville will welcome the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) to the stores in celebration of Land Trust Day. Volunteers will answer questions about SAHC, and will offer information about the benefits of protecting land. Mast will donate 20% of […]

Asheville-Buncombe Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony to be held in Pack Square Park

Press release from the City of Asheville:  The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage of Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. May 29. The award-winning North Carolina Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Band will perform before and after, as […]

Winter bat surveys document spread of deadly fungus

Press release from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission: White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States since it was first detected in 2006, continues its deadly spread in North Carolina. During winter bat surveys in January and February, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. […]

Haywood Community College Professional Crafts students hold graduate show

Press release from Haywood Community College: The graduating class of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts program will exhibit their best work at the 2017 Graduate Show. The show is going on May 27 through September 24 at the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. The Folk Art Center is open daily […]

Four Western North Carolina veterans to be inducted into In Memory Program

Press release from Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund: More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including four from western North Carolina, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program in 2017. The program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in Vietnam, but are not eligible for inscription on […]

UNC Asheville student Katherine Tyrlik receives Boren Scholarship to study in Poland

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville junior Katherine Tyrlik has been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship, sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), to study abroad in Poland during the 2017-18 academic year.  Tyrlik, a double major in French and biology, will spend the summer 2017 semester studying Polish at John Paul […]

Buncombe, Woodfin receive $4M grant for greenways

Press release: Buncombe County and Town of Woodfin Receive $4 Million Boost for Greenway Buncombe County and the Town of Woodfin received a major boost for greenway construction with the approval of a $4 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The funding comes through the Federal Highway Administration’s Surface […]

No drought or dry conditions in North Carolina for first time in more than a year

Press release from NC Department of Environmental Quality: For the first time since March 2016, all North Carolina’s 100 counties are determined to be free from drought or dry conditions. “The recent rainfall has brought relief to the state, particularly southwestern North Carolina,” said Linwood Peele, acting chairman of the N.C. Drought Management Advisory Council […]

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