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Venture Asheville announces first awards event on Dec. 6

Press release from Venture Asheville: The Inaugural Venture 15 and Venture Asheville Honors is a brand-new event on Dec. 6 to honor and celebrate our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and the people who make it great. “We have so many growing companies, so many talented people working them, and we are moving at a break-neck pace,” said […]

Paul Simon donates $25,000 to Muddy Sneakers

Press release from Muddy Sneakers: Muddy Sneakers is incredibly grateful to be the North Carolina recipient of a recent contribution from legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon. As part of his Homeward Bound farewell tour, Simon awarded a gift of $25,000 to Muddy Sneakers to grows its work of awakening in children a deeply felt connection with […]

A Night of Blues featuring at Hendersonville Community Theatre, Oct. 20

Press release from Hendersonville Community Theatre: ONE NIGHT ONLY OCTOBER 20TH @7:30PM You’ll find a warm welcome, here at Hendersonville’s favorite entertainment venue. Join us for A Night of Blues featuring The Eli Carlan Band with Ross Osteen Band. These musicians feature the sounds of familiar blues and southern rock favorites along with their original […]

District 10 congressional candidates debate Oct. 23 at Highland Brewing

Press release from The Council of Independent Business Owners: CIBO Power Lunch Tuesday, October 23rd 12 noon Highland Brewing Event Center Lunch buffet catered by Chick-fil-A – $15 pp. (first come-first served) 2018 CANDIDATE DEBATE SERIES… JOIN US AS WE HOST A CANDIDATES DEBATE FOR THE UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL SEAT DISTRICT 10 U.S. CONGRESSMAN PATRICK […]

Woodstove Changeout Program available for WNC homeowners

Press release from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality: October is Clean Energy Awareness month and the cooler temperatures have North Carolina homeowners thinking about home heating.  Replacing an older wood burning stove with a newer stove or heating appliance is a great way to improve energy efficiency and air quality.  The Division of Air […]

Asheville Symphony Chorus’ Leonard Bernstein tribute concert, Nov. 3

Press release from Asheville Symphony Chorus: The Asheville Symphony Chorus presents a 100th Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein, world-renowned author, educator, composer, pianist and conductor, and arguably the foremost American musician of the twentieth century, was born on August 25, 1918. How could we fail to pay tribute to this icon during this […]

Haywood Regional Medical Center releases new community benefit report

Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center: Haywood Regional’s mission is Making Communities Healthier. We are proud to partner with the communities of western North Carolina to achieve this mission. Our physicians, employees, volunteers, and board members work hard every day to provide the highest quality care possible for our community, collaborating with patients and […]

Hope Chest for Women to present fashion show benefit Oct. 20

Press release from The Hope Chest for Women: Call (828)708-3017 for tickets today to the sixth annual Here’s Hope Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, October 20, at the Asheville Event Center, 291 Sweeten Creek Road! Funds raised support the Hope Chest for Women, which offers practical support to women diagnosed with cancer. The event […]

NCDA&CS farmland preservation grants available through Dec. 14

Press release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 14 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This year’s request for proposals includes statewide funding for conservation easements, agricultural development projects and agricultural […]

Symmetry Financial Group hosts Make-A-Wish fundraiser Nov. 8

Press release from Symmetry Financial Group: On Thursday, Nov. 8, Symmetry Financial Group will wrap up its annual fundraising effort to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina, which is expected to raise $100,000 in support of local and regional families. The annual event, Symmetry Challenge, will be held at Camp Rockmont in […]

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Only Hope WNC hosts sleepout benefit for youth homelessness Nov. 9

Press release from Only Hope WNC: As of June 2017, the Department of Education reported over 2.5 million students (grades K-12) homeless in the United States. Henderson County reported over 300 homeless kids during the 2016-2017 school year with 89 unaccompanied (which means no legal guardian taking care of them). Buncombe County reported over 500 homeless kids during the 2015-2016 school year […]

Buncombe County announces new communications director

Press release from Buncombe County: On Oct. 16, interim County Manager George Wood announced Cataldo Perrone as Communications Director for Buncombe County Government, effective immediately. The Communications Director will provide oversight of the Communications Department and works to ensure that information about County news, programs, and services from our 30 departments and elected officials moves quickly and […]

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Buncombe County hires new finance director

Press release from Buncombe County: After a national search and detailed hiring process, Buncombe County is pleased to announce Donald Warn will join the Management Team as Finance Director. Warn will leave his position as Administrative Services Director for the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver, Colorado, to join Buncombe County’s administration. As a member […]

WNC Nature Center’s Education Program recognized with national award

Press release from the City of Asheville:  The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Western North Carolina Nature Center has been recognized with AZA’s 2018 Education Award for significant achievement in the “Expanding Impact through Targeted Low Income Outreach Education” program. The WNC Nature Center received this national award during AZA’s September conference in Seattle. The […]

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Wildlife Commission seeks citizen info on hellbender sightings

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: With fall fishing in full swing, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, particularly anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the agency. Reported sightings are an important part of a long-term inventory and monitoring project for hellbenders that agency staff, along […]

Anastasia Higginbotham launches kid’s book on race at Malaprop’s on Oct. 27

Press release from Dottir Press: Continuing her work to support adults talking openly with children about subjects too important to ignore, author and illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham returns with the fourth book in her Ordinary Terrible Things Series. Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness invites families to acknowledge the ways white children are conditioned to […]

Haywood Community College celebrates Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Press release from Haywood Community College:  Haywood Community College is celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week October 15 through 19. Perhaps the most versatile of all allied health professionals, medical assistants are cross-trained to perform clinical, laboratory and administrative duties. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the medical assisting […]

Audubon North Carolina’s free, downloadable guide helps you identify the best plants for wildlife by habitat

Press release from the National Audubon Society:  Just in time for fall planting season, Audubon North Carolina debuts its expanded 700 bird and pollinator-friendly native plants list for North Carolina. Local nursery owners, city planners, landscapers, landscape design professionals, and gardeners interested is supporting local wildlife can download this guide for free at nc.audubon.org/700. “Since publishing […]

In-person early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 17

Press release from North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethnics Enforcement:  In-person early voting for the 2018 general election begins Wednesday (October 17) in North Carolina. Statewide, more than 300 early voting sites will offer approximately 50,000 combined hours of voting through Saturday, November 3. Election Day is November 6. The 18-day early voting […]

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