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Judge rules in City of Asheville’s favor in bond lawsuit

Press release from the City of Asheville: Today, Oct. 20, 2017, The Honorable Superior Court Judge William H. Coward ruled in favor of the City of Asheville in a lawsuit regarding the Nov. 8, 2016, voter-approved bond election. Judge Coward ruled that that the General Obligation Bonds at issue are valid and the City can […]

WNCAP Exhibits The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

Press release from WNCAP: In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This […]

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Western Carolina University brings Middle Eastern event to Folkmoot

Press release from Folkmoot USA: Western Carolina University is wrapping up its International Education Week at Folkmoot Friendship Center with a Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner and a short film, Bon Voyage, followed by a panel discussion with US residents from Syria and Yemen.  This cultural event will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, from […]

Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International offers demonstration at Folk Art Center

Press release from organizers: Ikebana Meeting at the Folk Art Center, October 24, 2017, 10 am. Free and open to the public. “The Joy of Baskets” – Three Schools of Thought: Ohara, Ichiyo and Sogetsu Presented by Diane Harker of the Ohara School, Sue Grier of the Ichiyo School and Susan Cano of the Sogetsu School. Using fall […]

Starring Barry Scott and Chip Arnold, STAND has served as a punch to the heart, a call to action, and the beginning of a difficult conversation about the realities of life on the streets. Photo courtesy of Audio Productions

STAND, touring performance to benefit Homeward Bound’s Room in the Inn program

Press release from Homeward Bound: Nashville playwright and homeless advocate Jim Reyland brings his play, STAND, to Asheville as a benefit for Room in the Inn, a program of Homeward Bound of WNC. Reyland says that STAND serves as a punch to the heart, a call to action, and the beginning of a difficult conversation […]

Asheville native appointed to attorney general’s Council on Collegiate Opioid Misuse

Press release from N.C. Attorney General’s office: Asheville native Matthew Smart has been appointed to Attorney General Josh Stein’s Council on Collegiate Opioid Misuse. To kick off the Council’s work, Matthew traveled to Appalachian State University Monday to represent Western Carolina University at the inaugural meeting. Attorney General Josh Stein created this Council, comprised of […]

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Haunted High experience returns to Asheville High School

Press release from organizers: The Asheville High School Band Association announces the fourth annual Haunted High at Asheville High School on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2017. Haunted High transforms the halls of Asheville High School (AHS) into the largest, creepiest, and most-terrifying haunted house in the area to celebrate Halloween and raise funds to support the […]

WLOS / Eblen Charities Coat Drive Give-A-Way begins Wednesday Oct. 25

Press release from Eblen Charities: With heating assistance beginning in two weeks, Eblen Charities is once again joining WLOS-TV in getting a jump on the cold weather this week with the Fifth Annual Spring Clean Coat Drive Give- A-Way beginning this Wednesday. Last April WLOS and Eblen Charities held its Spring Clean Coat Drive at […]

Arthur Earl "Bubba" Sutton. Photo from Asheville Police Department

Asheville police requesting assistance to locate missing person, Arthur Earl Sutton

Alert from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to locate Arthur Earl Sutton (goes by the name of Bubba). He was last seen on October 4, 2017 at the WNC Rescue Mission on Patton Avenue. Sutton is described as a white male, 53 years of age, 5’8″ tall […]

Today, 46% of Guatemalans use an inadequate latrine or no sanitary services at all, 95% of the water in Guatemala is contaminated, and 52% of Guatemalans suffer from respiratory disease. It is our hope that with each Healthy Home Kit, a family will make a small change that will have a big impact in their home.”

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity partners with Dynamite Roasting Co. to ensure more healthy homes

Press release: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity Partners with Dynamite Roasting Co. to Ensure More Healthy Homes ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 19, 2017) – The Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road will soon be selling Guatemalan roast coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co. – by the cup and the bag. Other area retailers will also sell the […]

“I’m thrilled that Provost Urgo will assume the role of interim chancellor at the end of the year,” said UNC President Margaret Spellings. “Dr. Urgo has partnered with Chancellor Grant to develop and lead innovative new endeavors over the past three years—in line with the University’s Strategic Plan. Ensuring the continuity of leadership during this time of transition is critical for UNC Asheville, and there’s no doubt that the institution will be in great hands.”

UNCA Provost Joseph Urgo named interim chancellor, begins search process for chancellor

Press release: UNC Asheville Provost Joseph Urgo Named Interim Chancellor, University Begins Search Process for Eighth Chancellor UNC President Margaret Spellings has appointed UNC Asheville Provost Joe Urgo to serve as interim chancellor upon Chancellor Mary K. Grant’s departure at the end of the year. President Spellings’ decision comes with the unanimous and enthusiastic support […]

The Asheville Police Department has charged Randy Webb Tucker (55 years of age), of Asheville, with 1st Degree Arson. Tucker is currently being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center on an $80,000 bond.

Randy Webb Tucker charged with 1st degree arson for fire at Aston Park Towers

Press release: Randy Webb Tucker Charged with 1st Degree Arson for Fire at Aston Park Towers Asheville, NC (October 19, 2017): On Tuesday, October 17 at approximately 8:44 p.m. the Asheville Fire Department responded to Aston Park Towers, 165 South French Broad Street, after reports of a structure fire. After further investigation by the Asheville-Buncombe […]

Multiple upcoming Red Cross blood donation opportunities across WNC

Press release: Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season (Oct. 19, 2017) — With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to […]

DUCTZ of Asheville & Hendersonville earns national award

Press release: DUCTZ OF ASHEVILLE & HENDERSONVILLE RECEIVES CULTURE BUILDER AWARD AT ANNUAL BELFOR FRANCHISE GROUP CONVENTION Hendersonville, NC – October 19, 2017 – Congratulations are in order for DUCTZ of Asheville & Hendersonville at the thirteenth annual BELFOR Franchise Group Convention. The national award presented to Wade Patterson, Owner of DUCTZ of Asheville & […]

Biltmore House glows with candlelight and firelight, changing the daytime visit’s mood and experience. By reservation only, Candlelight Christmas Evenings in Biltmore House allow guests to step back in time with an experience more like Vanderbilt’s guests had during their first Christmas Eve spent in Biltmore House in 1895.

Christmas at Biltmore 2017 starts Nov. 3

Press release: Christmas at Biltmore 2017 Estate’s awe-inspiring holiday celebration runs November 3 through January 7 ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A holiday tradition that goes back more than 120 years, Christmas at Biltmore enchants those who visit Biltmore during its annual holiday celebration set for November 3, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Every year, Biltmore transforms […]

Early voting starts today

Press release from the N.C. State Board of Elections: The 17-day early voting period for the November municipal elections begins today (Thursday, Oct. 19) and runs through Saturday, Nov. 4. Election Day is Nov. 7. “Municipal elections typically have lower turnout than state and federal contests, and we encourage all voters to participate in choosing […]

Rising roots musician Amythyst Kiah teams up with Center For Cultural Preservation for Nov. 10 show

From the Center For Cultural Preservation: Center Features Roots Musician Amythyst Kiah in November  (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, October 19, 2017) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, continues its 2017-18 “Keeping the Fires Burning” series with up-and-coming Johnson City roots musician, Amythyst Kiah. Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched […]

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Steep Canyon Rangers will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame today

Press release: Congratulations to the Steep Canyon Rangers who will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame today, Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. From the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame website: On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will hold it’s 2017 Induction […]

Last Comic Standing finalist to perform at The Grey Eagle

Press release: Last Comic Standing Finalist to Perform in Asheville Saturday, November 11th Funny Business at The Grey Eagle Presents Comedian Michael Palascak Asheville, NC: Michael Palascak, a NBC Last Comic Standing Finalist who is revered for his smart writing and strong likability, is set to perform in Asheville on Saturday, November 11th. Michael Palascak […]

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