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Buncombe Commission candidate Nancy Nehls Nelson to attend Monday candidate forum in Black Mountain

From Nelson’s campaign: WEAVERVILLE, N.C. – Febrary 12, 2016 – Nancy Nehls Nelson will be attending a candidate forum being held by Democrats on the Move on Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at the Black Mountain Library. WHO: Nancy Nehls Nelson and other candidates for Buncombe County Commissioner in District 2 WHAT: Candidate forum at […]

Haywood County missing person Scott Turner. Photo provided by Frederick & Associates

Body of missing Canton man found in South Carolina

On Monday, Feb. 8, 57-year-old Jeffery Scott Turner of Canton was reported missing by his family — last seen around 11 a.m. on Monday, driving his ‘87 black Toyota pickup truck. Turner’s truck was found Tuesday afternoon Feb. 9, near the Chattooga River in Mountain Rest South Carolina by local authorities. Authorities and members of Turner’s family searched the area on Wednesday, […]

Kids In Need Foundation runs fundraiser for ArtSpace Charter School, 2 p.m. today

  From Kids In Need Foundation: Kids In Need Foundation to surprise all 400 students at Artspace Charter in Swannanoa, NC with free backpacks filled with school supplies Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores joins Kids In Need Foundation in the donation of school supplies to school damaged by recent flooding Who: Kids In Need Foundation, […]

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EPA finalizes 9 million dollar interim cleanup plan for CTS Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected an interim cleanup plan to address contamination beneath the former plant at the CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund Site. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality concurred with EPA’s decision. The total estimated cost of the interim remedy is $9,035,000.

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Outdoor Aerial Adventure Park opens for the season, March 18

PRESS RELEASE: Families looking for an exciting adventure this spring won’t need to look far: the season opening for the outdoor aerial adventure park, High Gravity Adventures, is right around the corner. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in Blowing Rock right outside of Boone, this family-friendly ropes course […]

Deadline for South East Regional Folk Alliance showcase is Feb. 26

The South East Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) holds its 9th annual conference in Montreat, May 18-22. The event, geared toward music professionals in the singer-songwriter and acoustic communities, offers “showcasing opportunities for future gigs, group mentorships, instrumental clinics and workshops on a variety of topics ranging from songwriting to the business of music,” according to […]

MARDI GRAS BALL: The Children's Welfare League in Asheville is hosting its annual Mardi Gras Ball & Auction Saturday, Feb. 13 to raise funds for the League's work in supporting Asheville and Buncombe County students in need of financial assistance. Photo courtesy of Children's Welfare League.

Children’s Welfare League holds annual Mardi Gras Ball & Auction Feb. 13

In celebration of the Mardi Gras season and to help raise funds for its work in among community youth, the Children’s Welfare League in Asheville will host its annual Mardi Gras Ball and Auction on Saturday, February 13 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Asheville, from 6 p.m. until midnight. Complimentary cocktails will be served […]

The City of Asheville invites public input regarding the Complete Streets improvements for Livingston Street. Photo provided by City of Asheville

Public meeting for Livingston Street improvements on Feb. 16

From the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville is wrapping up planning to improve Livingston Street and a portion of Depot Street to make them safer and more comfortable for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users. Based on input from the community at meetings in September, the engineers have made revisions to their preliminary plans, […]

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Center for Cultural Preservation honors chestnut’s role in WNC culture & cuisine Feb. 23

Press release: WNC’s Crowning Glory- The Culture of the Chestnut (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, February 11, 2016) – The chestnut played a central role in Western North Carolina’s ecosystem, in its economic system and on its dinner table. The Center for Cultural Preservation in conjunction with the American Chestnut Foundation will present “WNC’s Crowning Glory — The […]

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WNC Nature Center hosts “Critter Check Up” for children Feb. 13

Press release: New ‘Critter Check Up’ event at the WNC Nature Center will be held Saturday, February 13th [ASHEVILLE, N.C.] Show your favorite stuffed animal your love this Valentines Day by bringing it to the WNC Nature Center for a wellness exam this Saturday, February 13th. “Critter Check Up,” organized by the Friends of the […]

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19th annual Black Mountain Marathon & Mount Mitchell Challenge takes place Feb. 27

Press release: Mount Mitchell Challenge Set for February 27 BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The 19th annual Black Mountain Marathon and Mount Mitchell Challenge begins on Saturday, February 27, at 7:00 a.m. at the Old Depot, 207 Sutton Avenue, Black Mountain, North Carolina. The two-part event includes 400 Challenge and Marathon runners. Challenge runners will compete […]

Flat-Rock Hendersonville Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays present LGBTQ youth panel at March meeting

Announcement from Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Representatives from several local gay-straight alliances (GSAs) will participate on a LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) youth panel for the March 7 meeting of the Flat Rock-Hendersonville Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). The meeting is 7:00 – 8:30 pm […]

Joshua Messick & Friends perform at The Altamont Theatre, March 4

PRESS RELEASE: Joshua Messick & Friends will be performing at The Altamont Theatre, located at 118 Church St, Asheville, NC 28801, on March 4, 8pm. Doors will open at 7:00pm. Joshua Messick, a local resident, is a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion and has established himself as one of the nation’s leading hammered dulcimer artists. Creativity […]

Sustainable poultry scholarship available

Food Animal Concerns Trust is giving away a full scholarship to a Sustainable Poultry School training session running from March 7-11 in Marion. The SPS says the workshop will cover a variety of topics, “This comprehensive, week-long educational experience is for anyone interested in raising, breeding, hatching, marketing, cooking, exhibiting and preserving standard bred poultry. The […]

Jews for Justice to host Clean Energy Asheville panel discussion

Press release from Carolina Jews for Justice: Carolina Jews for Justice/West will sponsor a program, “Clean Energy Asheville: A Report from Mayor Manheimer.” on Sunday, March 13th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Dave Hall at Congregation Beth HaTephila Congregation, 43 North Liberty Street in Asheville. The purpose of the meeting is to update […]

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