Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina donates historic Whippoorwill Farm Property to Lake James State Park

PRESS RELEASE: Lake James State Park has grown by 41 acres with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina’s donation today of the historic Whippoorwill Farm property to the State of North Carolina. In a 10 o’clock dedication ceremony this morning, N.C. State Parks officials gathered with members of the community, project donors and funders, including representatives […]

Victoria Road. Image courtesy of city of Asheville

Victoria Road to be repaved; most of work to happen nights, weekends

Press release from the city of Asheville:   After recently upgrading water mains to enhance fire safety along Victoria Road, the City of Asheville has started the next phase of infrastructure improvements to the area, which will include repaving the road. Prior to the paving is work to improve existing stormwater infrastructure. This work will […]

Smokies celebrates National Park Service 100th birthday

PRESS RELEASE:  Great Smoky Mountains National Park, dignitaries, and special guests gathered at Park Headquarters on August 25, 2016 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.  The celebration, known as Founders Day, honors the historic moment in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National Park Service. US […]

Asheville Music School receives $2,000 grant to support scholarship program

Press release: Asheville Music School Receives Grant from Wells Fargo Asheville Music School Executive Director Charlotte Sommers is pleased to announce a $2,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support the AMS scholarship program. “Providing scholarship assistance to families unable to afford music lessons is a key part of our mission to make music education accessible […]

Victoria Burke receives Starving Artist People’s Choice Award. Photo courtesy of Arts Council of Henderson County

Victoria Burke wins People’s Choice Award at 13th annual “Bring Us Your Best” art show

Press release: People’s Choice Award Winner Announced for 13th annual Bring Us Your Best Hendersonville, NC – The Arts Council of Henderson County has announced Victoria Burke as the winning artist for the Starving Artist People’s Choice Award for the 13th annual Bring Us Your Best all-media visual art exhibition, which closed on Friday, August […]

From 2000-2013, UNC Asheville Professor of Environmental Studies Irene Rossell's students in environmental studies collected data as part of the National Park Service's blackberry management effort. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville hosts panel discussion on professor, student projects in the National Park System

Press release: National Parks System, Now 100 Years Old, Is Research Lab for UNC Asheville Faculty and Students The United States National Park Service, now celebrating its centennial, has inspired and provided a home for many research projects conducted by UNC Asheville faculty and students. Researchers have studied the natural environment, how people and animals […]

Aesop group

Red Herring Puppets performs “Aesop’s Fables” at ACT on Sept. 3

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE: Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) kicks off their family-friendly theatre series Saturdays at ACT with Red Herring Puppets’ Aesop’s Fables. Aesop’s Fables will be performed on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 am. Tickets are $5.00 and are available for purchase at the door, over the phone, or online at […]

Photo by Brent McDaniel; courtesy of Friends of the Smokies

Friends of the Smokies raises over $200,000 at 22nd annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon

Press release: Smokies Telethon Tops $200,000 for 3rd Year WAYNESVILLE, N.C. – Friends of the Smokies raised $205,562 Wednesday at its 22nd annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon thanks to hundreds of callers, online donations and support from sponsors Dollywood, Mast General Store, Pilot Flying J, Tennessee State Bank and The Lodge at Buckberry Creek. […]

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Two local athletes among eleven Global Messenger Ambassadors training at 2016 N.C. Special Olympics

Press release: Eleven Athletes Trained as Ambassadors at 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Global Messenger Training Raleigh, NC – Eleven Special Olympics athletes from across North Carolina became official spokespersons for the organization after they participated in the annual Global Messenger Training Program August 17 to 18 at the Special Olympics North Carolina headquarters in […]

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Friends of Oklawaha Greenway holds “Clean Water Walk & Talk” with Philip Ellis Sept. 10

Press release: Sept. 10: Clean Water Walk With Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway Hendersonville, N.C. — The public is invited to join Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway on Saturday, September 10 for a Clean Water Walk & Talk, led by Philip Ellis, hydraulic engineer with Robinson Design Engineers. Ellis is an accomplished whitewater paddler who […]

N.C. Department of Public Safety offers sneak peak of new Asheville juvenile justice center

Press release: Department of Public Safety prepares to open juvenile justice center in Asheville Western Area Multipurpose Juvenile Crisis and Assessment Center to begin services in mid-September ASHEVILLE – Officials with the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice today during an open house offered community leaders and elected officials their first view of the […]

Center for Craft shares video highlights from 20th anniversary celebration

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CENTER FOR CRAFT, CREATIVITY & DESIGN: Thank you for supporting our 20th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, August 11th. We invite you to watch and share our video recap and photo album from this momentous event featuring local food and beverage, interactive art installations from Jay Fox and Ellie Richards and Brice […]

American Red Cross partners with 9/11 Day organization for special blood drives in September

Press release: How will you remember 9/11? Sept. 11 is the nation’s largest day of charitable engagement. Western North Carolina, September 2016 — This year, the American Red Cross and 9/11 Day have partnered to encourage people across the country to give blood as their way to remember and pay tribute to the September 11 […]

HIMSS Analytics honors Mission Health with stage 6 recognition

PRESS RELEASE: Patients are seeing significant improvements in how care is delivered at Mission Health through the use of advanced electronic medical records and data analytics, according to a global healthcare analytics company. HIMSS Analytics has recognized Mission Health for achieving Stage 6 on the company’s Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, also known as O-EMRAM. […]

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