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Explore Buncombe County with Discover Buncombe

Buncombe County has announced the launch of Discover Buncombe. The new service is a Geographic Information System tool, which enables users to access information tailored to a specific address in the county. It is accessible from computers, mobile devices and tablets, and more search options are planned for the future. Details from You can learn more […]

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Elite Airways introduces nonstop flights between Asheville and Vero Beach, Fla.

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: Elite Airways LLC today announced new nonstop flights between Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in and Vero Beach Regional Airport (VRB) in Florida. The new flights, scheduled on Thursdays and Sundays between AVL and VRB will begin on May 25. Early-bird fares start at $179 each way* and tickets are […]

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Mad Genius Studios launches to add to Asheville’s B corps

Press release from Mad Genius Studios: Asheville has long been known as a place where creatives flock for the inspirational views, creative class, and its “Dig Local” mantra to keep downtown and all of Asheville a haven for independent entrepreneurs, makers, and artists. As Mountain BizWorks states about their Asheville B Corp Network, “Mountain BizWorks […]

James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner comes to Asheville, May 17

PRESS RELEASE from The Market Place Restaurant: ASHEVILLE, NC – March 23, 2017 – Award-winning chef William Dissen will host the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at The Market Place Restaurant on Wednesday, May 17th. Dissen will team up with 4 other acclaimed national culinary talents for a memorable evening of food and drink. […]

Asheville City Schools calls special meeting of Board of Education for March 27

Announcement from Asheville City Schools Superintendent Office: Notice is hereby given that a Special Called Meeting of the Asheville City Board of Education will be held as follows: DATE:                       Monday, March 27, 2017 TIME:                        4:00 P.M. PLACE:                     ASHEVILLE CITY […]

Buncombe County Democratic Party reports record turnouts at precinct meetings

Press release from Our Revolution AVL: Asheville, NC–The Buncombe County Democratic Party reported record turnouts at precinct meetings that occurred during the past few weeks. With over 1,200 reported people in attendance, 77 out of the county’s 80 precincts are now organized. Many new participants in the party assumed leadership through elected precinct officer positions. […]

Mountain BizWorks launches ScaleUp WNC in the high country

Announcement from Mountain BizWorks: On the heels of Asheville’s entrepreneurial success, Boone is quickly emerging as WNC’s next innovation center. As such, Mountain BizWorks is very pleased to announce our next ScaleUp WNC cohort of 15 high-potential small businesses to be based in Boone and the greater High Country region. The ScaleUp WNC cohort six participating businesses […]

Disability Partners seeks input for three year Strategic Plan

Press release from Disability Partners:  Disability Partners needs your assistance in creating our next 3 year Strategic Plan. Please complete the online survey at the link below. If you would like to complete a survey by phone. Please call us at 828-298-1977 and speak with Jennifer, she will gladly set up a time to call you to […]

Mission Health lifting flu restrictions

Press release: Flu restrictions being lifted The latest influenza-like illness (ILI) report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like illnesses in the region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, is lifting visitor restrictions and reactivating the visitor limitation policy. The […]

Bus transport from Asheville to April 29 People’s Climate March in Washington available

Press release from the Sierra Club: Ride the bus to the People’s Climate March on April 29 in Washington DC! The bus will leave the night of April 28 and return the morning of April 30. You will not need a hotel because the bus will be traveling through the night. Purchase tickets at Your […]

Author Arnold Wengrow presents his book about about Santo Loquasto, April 6

Press release: Arnold Wengrow, UNC Asheville professor emeritus of drama, will discuss and read from his new book, The Designs of Santo Loquasto, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at Karpen Hall, in the Laurel Forum. Wengrow’s talk will be accompanied by a multimedia presentation by UNC Asheville senior Sean Preston of film clips […]

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“Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned”: Stories and more on stage, March 23

Press release: Hello Asheville. Spring has sprung. Come join the fun. Listen to This: stories and more on stage presents “Don’t Say Your Weren’t Warned” — failing to heed the red flags • Todd Lester • Kim Mako • Rod Murphy • Joe Shelton plus songs by Jeff Thompson hosted by Tom Chalmers Thursday, March […]

Alli Marshall and Deno Trakas featured in Writers at Home on April 9

Press release from UNC Asheville: Alli Marshall and Deno Trakas will offer a free reading of their works at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. Marshall, arts and entertainment editor for Mountain […]

Congressman McHenry’s Staff to Hold Office Hours in Forest City

Press release: Congressman McHenry’s Staff to Hold Office Hours in Forest City Rutherford County Constituents Invited to Visit with Issues or Concerns Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Rutherford County on Wednesday, March 29th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Mayor’s Office at the Forest City Town Hall […]

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Representative Brian Turner to host town hall in Sandy Mush

Press release from the office of Rep. Brian Turner: On Saturday March 25th Representative Brian Turner will host his second Town Hall of the 2017 legislative session. The Town Hall will be held at the Sandy Mush Community Center at 4:00 PM. Rep. Turner will provide an update on various measures being considered by the […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, March 23: Good/Moderate (GREEN and YELLOW)

Thursday, March 23, 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.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation to host fourth annual Charity Cornhole Tournament, April 8

Press release: Pardee Hospital Foundation will host its fourth annual Charity Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. on the tennis courts of the Hendersonville Country Club. Registration begins at 12 p.m. The entry fee is $50 per team of two or $25 for individuals and $5 for spectators. Individual players will be […]

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