The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue performs at The Odditorium, Oct. 23

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Sunday, October 23rd at The Odditorium The Savannah Sweet Tease Presents.. “13 Ways To Die” From the producers of The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue, comes a deadly tale of unfortunate events. True incidents in which our teases meet the reaper under unusual circumstances. Watch them live as they recreate […]


Kerri Maniscalco, author of “Stalking Jack the Ripper,” reads at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, Oct. 2

PRESS RELEASE FROM SPELLBOUND BOOKSHOP: Spellbound Children’s Bookshop is thrilled to welcome author Kerri Maniscalco on Sunday October 2nd at 3:00 p.m. Kerri’s debut novel Stalking Jack the Ripper just hit the shelves last week and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Young Adult Hardcover bestseller list. A great crossover read for teens […]

EDC wins award for “Asheville Creates” video

Press release from the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville-Buncombe County:   WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2016) – The Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County received a 2016 Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its “Asheville Creates” video project in the category of Video/Multimedia Promotion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards […]

City to hold series of bond expos

Press release from city of Asheville: The City of Asheville will hold a series of informational Bond Expos in October, with presentations led by Mayor Esther Manheimer. A question-and-answer session will follow the mayor’s presentation. Hand-out material with information about the three bond referendums that go before Asheville voters in the Nov. 8 general election […]

Montreat College, Mission Health partner on cybersecurity training

Press release from Mission Health:  ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 28, 2016) – Montreat College and Mission Health are teaming to develop cybersecurity professionals who are not only trained in the best techniques, but also have the kind of ethical and moral framework necessary to become trusted leaders in the cybersecurity field. As part of their partnership, Mission […]

Organic Growers School launches “Coaching & Consulting” program for home growers

From The Organic Growers School: For Immediate Release Organic Growers School Launches Coaching & Consulting Program for Home Growers Asheville, N.C. — Organic Growers School (OGS) announces the launch of their new Coaching & Consulting program to serve home-owners, farmers, backyard gardeners and sustainability seekers in Western N.C. The program is designed as a one-on-one, […]

Asheville psychiatrists discuss “Narcissism in the Age of Donald Trump” Oct. 6 at UNC Asheville

From University of North Carolina – Asheville: Asheville Psychiatrists to Speak About Their Book – A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump – at UNC Asheville, Oct. 6 Asheville psychiatrists Dr. Leonard Cruz and Dr. Steven Buser will discuss their new co-edited book, A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in […]

Charlotte's Web, performed by Theatreworks USA. Photo by Jean-Marie Guyaux

DWT announces matinee series for schools, students and families

PRESS RELEASE FROM DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE: Diana Wortham Theatre’s Matinee Series provides professional, curriculum-related shows at affordable costs, each season providing 10,000 children the opportunity to experience the theatre, works by professional dance companies, world-class puppetry, and the musical talents of renowned performers. The series is extremely popular with children, families, and teachers throughout Western […]

Foreclosure rates decrease in Asheville area

From CoreLogic Analytics: Foreclosure Rates in Asheville Decrease CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Asheville area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.41 percent for July 2016, a decrease of 0.22 percentage points compared with July 2015 when the rate was 0.63 percent. Foreclosure activity in Asheville was lower than the national foreclosure rate, […]

Parsec Financial awards four Polk County nonprofits with $10,000 Parsec Prizes

From Parsec Financial Wealth Management: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2016 Asheville, N.C. – Parsec Financial, a fee-only wealth management firm, recently awarded a Parsec Prize to four nonprofits in Tryon, N.C. The following organizations will share the $10,000 prize: The Tryon Historical Museum, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Polk County, Tryon Downtown Development […]

N.C. Wildlife Federation seeks submissions for “Give Thanks For Wildlife” photomosaic project

From the North Carolina Wildlife Federation: NC WILDLIFE FEDERATION LAUNCHES “GIVE THANKS FOR WILDLIFE” PHOTOMOSAIC PROJECT Wildlife and nature enthusiasts invited to submit photos by Oct. 21 Sept. 27, 2016 – CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is inviting anyone who loves North Carolina’s wildlife and wild places to be part of a […]

UPDATED: Congressman McHenry’s staff to hold office hours in Columbus

Press release: Congressman McHenry’s Staff to Hold Office Hours in Columbus Polk County Constituents Invited to Visit with Issues or Concerns Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Polk County on Wednesday, October 5th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Womack Building– 40 Courthouse Street in Columbus. Roger Kumpf, […]

Donald Mayer. Photo courtesy of UNC-Asheville

UNC-Asheville kicks off World Affairs Council lecture series Oct. 4

From University of North Carolina – Asheville: Oct. 4 World Affairs Council Lecture at UNC Asheville to Focus on International Finance “International Finance Today” will be the topic when the fall series of monthly World Affairs Council talks continues at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Donald Mayer, chair of […]

Asheville Fire Department urges residents to check and replace old smoke alarms

PRESS RELEASE: Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure. A recent […]

Alice in Wonderland at Asheville Community Theatre

PRESS RELEASE:  Just after a residency at the National Theatre in Washington, DC, Bright Star Touring Theatre will bring Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland to the Asheville Community Theatre Mainstage at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 16. Join Bright Star for the show and refreshments afterward. New Chief Operating Officer, Josh Batenhorst, will be at […]

Pictured is the future site of the college’s Rhododendron Garden. Photo courtesy of HCC

Haywood Community College campus arboretum celebrates 50 years

From Haywood Community College: The Campus Arboretum of HCC Celebrates the First Fifty Years of Stewardship with Forest, Farm + Garden, 1966 – 2016 Exhibit In 1966, A. L. Freedlander, then president of the Dayco Corporation, issued a challenge to the Haywood County community to match his donation to build a new campus for its […]

North Carolina marks accomplishments on two-year anniversary of coal ash law

Press Release: North Carolina marks accomplishments on two-year anniversary of coal ash law Coal ash ponds are being closed, residents will get water connections RALEIGH – Two years after the landmark coal ash management law went into effect, North Carolina has become a national leader in addressing the long-ignored threat coal ash may pose to […]

The Grainger Foundation supports Western Carolina Rescue Mission, Inc.

Press release: The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $5,000 to Western Carolina Rescue Mission, Inc., in support of its Women’s Recovery Program. “This grant will be used to purchase mattresses, and other bed and educational items for Abba’s House, a recovery and transitional program for women and children […]

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