Isaac Coleman Community grants announced

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services:  The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved the Isaac Coleman Community Innovation Investment Grants on February 21, 2017. These grants, funded through the Health and Human Services budget, are designed to specifically target efforts to rebuild neighborhood communities and connect residents to economic and educational opportunities. […]

TDA committee recommends funding awards for tourism projects

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 23, 2017) – A new river blueway and greenway project that includes a whitewater wave feature to be built along the French Broad River in Woodfin will come before the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) next week for funding. The Tourism Product […]

The Canary Coalition to host 2017 “Wake-Up” event

Press release from The Canary Coalition:  On Thursday, July 6, from 6:30-8:30 PM, The Canary Coalition will host the 2017 Wake-Up event at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St, in Sylva, NC. Wake-Up is a gathering of people and organizations featuring Progressive speakers inter-mingled with sing-along sessions of Songs of the Movement. The […]

Magician Zeke Powerz to read minds for The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.

Press release from Zeke Powerz: “Magic & Mind Reading Mysteries,” featuring Zeke Powerz, is coming to Asheville this summer! Award-winning magician Zeke Powerz from Blairsville, Georgia will read thoughts, palms, cards, and the future on July 23 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street in Asheville. The event is geared for adults and teenagers and the $10 ticket price […]

A new season for the Lake Junaluska Singers

Press release from Lake Junaluska:  The Lake Junaluska Singers arrived at the lake in June to begin rehearsing for their upcoming performance season under the new leadership of Interim Director Mary Huff. The Lake Junaluska Singers are a 16-voice ensemble dedicated to providing a variety of choral experiences, including classical choral and contemporary works, gospel, […]

July 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in N.C.

Press release from the U.S. Small Business Administration:  The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in North Carolina as a result of the drought that began on […]

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CFWNC’s Pigeon River Fund awards $182,440 in Water Quality Grants

Press release: CFWNC’s Pigeon River Fund Awards $182,440 in Water Quality Grants Projects benefit Buncombe, Haywood and Madison counties The Pigeon River Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently awarded $182,440 to environmental groups working to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitats, expand public use and access to waterways […]

Female Authors Writing America between the World Wars series launches Aug. 10

Press release: Female Authors Writing America between the World Wars Lecture and Film Series at West Asheville Public Library Free evening events at 5:30-7:00 PM with refreshments When “experts” talk of the United States’ 20th century literary flowering, they refer primarily to males writing during the 1920’s and 1930’s: Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, […]

Health Care Community Conversation to be held in Marion

Press release: Join us for a Health Care Community Conversation in Marion You are invited to a Health Care Community Conversation on the Benefits of Health Coverage WHAT: Health Care and Your Community Supper WHERE: McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Road, Marion 28752 WHEN: Monday, June 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The discussion will address: The Affordable […]

UPDATE: Lanes reopened after APD temporarily closed I-240

Press release: UPDATED: I-240 East and West Bound Lanes Reopened Asheville, NC (June 22, 2017): At approximately 1:30 p.m. today the Asheville Police Department stopped traffic on I-240 East and West in order to examine two suspicious packages on the Haywood Road bridge. After further examination the devices were rendered safe and cleared from the […]

APD to temporarily close I-240 east- and west-bound lanes near Exit 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Press release from Asheville Police Department: I-240 East and West Bound Lanes of Traffic to Temporarily Close Asheville, NC (June 22, 2017): At approximately 12:45 p.m. the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) reported two suspicious packages magnetized to the Haywood Road bridge (exit 2). In order to properly examine the packages the Asheville Police Department […]

TripAdvisor names Asheville one of the 20 Best Affordable Summer Vacations

Press release: TripAdvisor names Asheville one of the 20 Best Affordable Summer Vacations Below is an excerpt from the list. You can view all of TripAdvisor’s 20 Best Affordable Vacations here. Asheville: Best Summer Vacation For: Local Produce & Microbrews It’s fair to say Asheville is having a moment. The vibrant city has elevated itself into […]

The Magnetic Theatre launches ‘The Off-Off Broadway Project’

Press release: Free! The Magnetic Theatre presents rehearsed readings of astonishing plays! Performances Saturdays at 10:30 PM at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Ever wonder what the sources are for any number of The Magnetic Theatre’s world premieres (and, for that matter, contemporary plays worldwide)? Wish for a chance to […]

Philadelphia-based choreographer Meg Foley, photo by Lindsay Browning Photography

July events at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Press release: July 8—PERFORMANCE + ARTIST TALK: the undergird (action is primary #4) Philadelphia-based choreographer Meg Foley will present the undergird (action is primary #4), a dance and spoken performance about mortality, birth, earth monuments, and the immediate, omnipresent body, alone and in congress, and all that it’s not. the undergird stems from Foley’s seven-year […]

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