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Call to local artists age 60 and older for “Art: The Fountain of Youth” exhibition

Local artists age 60 and older are invited to submit work to “Art: The Fountain of Youth,” set to open at the Arrowhead Annex Gallery in Old Fort on Saturday, Sept. 26. Press release from event organizers: Announcing an art exhibition “Art: The Fountain of Youth” September 26 through October 20, 2015 at the Arrowhead […]

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Memorial Mission Hospital places Asheville second in the nation for patient outcomes

BetterDoctor, an online consumer health site, reports that they have “crunched the numbers” and found the hospitals with the lowest readmission numbers, complications and deaths. Memorial Misson Hospital and Asheville Surgery Center showed the second best statistics in the country. The other cities rounding out the top five were Sarasota FL, Chattanooga TN, Houston TX, and Rancho Mirage CA. Meanwhile […]

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Sustainable Now releases free video series on mountain farmland

Sustainable Now hosted the Four Futures for Mountain Farmland Symposium at Warren-Wilson College earlier this year. The forum was intended to support residents and planners who are “rethink[ing] the mountain area’s relationship to land use, and to ask important questions about how to respond to accelerating change.” Various influential movers and shakers in sustainable agriculture, development, innovation and conservation […]

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WNCW partners with MerleFest to present ‘MerleFest Radio Hour’

WNCW has partnered with MerleFest to present a weekly segement called ‘MerleFest Radio Hour.’ The program will offer festival news and behind-the-scenes peeks along with live performances, album tracks and interviews with artists who have played at the annual Wilkesboro festival. “The purpose of the MerleFest Radio Hour,” WNCW’s website reads, “is to promote the […]

The United Way yacht prepares to launch in the 2014 Anything That Floats Parade. Photo courtesy of RiverLink

Registration opens for RiverLink’s 2015 Anything That Floats Parade

RiverLink’s Anything That Floats Parade is hitting the French Broad river again this August. Press release from RiverLink: Registration is open for RiverLink‘s Anything That Floats Parade to be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 on the French Broad River in Asheville. Join RiverLink for the wildest, wackiest event of the summer. Creating and building a […]

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Asheville humane society offers discounted adoptions this week: $17.76 for priceless love

From Asheville Humane Society: Asheville, NC—Asheville Humane Society is reducing adoption fees to $17.76 for all adult dogs over six months old, cats and kittens July 1-3! During one of their busiest times of the year, Asheville Humane Society hopes to find loving families for the canines and felines in their care. “Our pets are […]

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Local attorney Sheila Lambert inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame

On Thursday, June 18, local attorney Sheila M Lambert was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame, making her the first WNC woman to achieve that title, according to her news release. The distinction recognizes “a lifetime of exemplary service and high ethical and professional standards as a general practitioner […]

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Buncombe county sheriff’s office has new body cameras and procedures to match

A new article from Carolina Public Press reports on the first of several forums on law enforcement and their “use of force” in Buncombe County. It was held at Erwin High School on June 22. The Buncombe county Sheriff’s department,  according to Sheriff Van Duncan, has new body cameras for personal and a solid set of regulations […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, July 01: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, July 01, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call if you have any questions. […]

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Chestnut and Addison Farms Vineyard team up for ‘local wine dining experience,’ Aug. 13

On Thursday, August 13, Chestnut and Addison Farms Vineyard will present a five-course “local wine dining experience” in anticipation of the Asheville Wine and Food Festival. The dinner features a menu by Chestnut owner and chef Joe Scully and chef Joe Mitchell plus five wines from Addison Farms. Here is the full release, including a […]

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