WCU professor Ron Rash and alumnus David Joy are nominated for Dublin Literary Award

Press release from Western Carolina University: Novels written by a Western Carolina University professor and by his former student are among the 147 titles in the running for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, widely acknowledged as one of the top – and most lucrative – honors in the publishing world. Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris […]

Jewish Jazz shows coming to Asheville, Hendersonville

Press release: AmiciMusic presents “JEWISH JAZZ” in Asheville and Hendersonville The next AmiciMusic concert, called “JEWISH JAZZ,” will explore connections between Klezmer-style music and American Jazz, highlighting the symbiosis that occurred in the first decades of the 20th century as new waves of Jewish immigrants met up with the African-American migrants leaving the South to […]

Award-winning photographer Susan Johann has been photographing playwrights since 1989. She will give a multimedia presentation on her work Focus on Playwrights: Portraits and Interviews at TFAC on Tuesday, December 13 at 10:30am. Copies of the work will be provided by The Book Shelf for purchase at the presentation.

Author and photographer Susan Johann set to give multimedia presentation in Tryon

From Tryon Fine Arts Center: Broadway comes alive in Tryon with Focus on Playwrights: Portraits and Interviews Author and Photographer Susan Johann gives multimedia presentation on new book Calendar Listing— Author Susan Johann provides a behind-the-scenes look at her new book Focus on Playwrights in multimedia presentation Who: Tryon-based author and photographer Susan Johann What: […]

Sleepworld Asheville hosts blanket drive Dec. 5-10

From ABCCM: Sleepworld Asheville is Blanketing Buncombe for ABCCM ASHEVILLE – Sleepworld Asheville, one of the city’s leading mattress retailers, is partnering with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) to make sure no Buncombe County resident is cold this winter. Sleepworld Asheville is hosting the Blanketing Buncombe blanket drive from Monday, Dec. 5 to Saturday, […]

RiverLink seeks volunteers interested in watershed stewardship and conservation

From RiverLink: RiverLink Seeks Volunteers Interested in Watershed Stewardship and Conservation Asheville, NC — RiverLink invites those interested in becoming volunteers to attend a monthly volunteer information session on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The sessions are held in the conference room of the RiverLink office at 170 Lyman Street in […]

Child pedestrian fatalities in East Asheville

From Asheville Police Department: Child Pedestrian Fatalities in East Asheville (ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Dec. 02, 2016) – On December 1, 2016 at approximately 6:17pm, a motor vehicle collision occurred at 837 Fairview Rd. Aurora Garcia (72 years of age) was walking with Alexander Bautista-Gomez (10 years of age) and Milena Alejandro-Bautista (5 years of age) […]

Dr. Jesse Dingle has been named principal of Asheville High School. He will arrive in June 2017. Photo courtesy of Asheville City Schools

Asheville City Schools names new principal for Asheville High

Press release from Asheville City Schools: North Carolina native, Jesse Dingle, named Asheville High Principal; will assume duties next summer; district announces transition plan for the interim period Dr. Jesse Dingle, a 19-year education veteran who currently serves as principal of Virginia’s largest high school, will become the new principal of Asheville High School, arriving on June 19, […]

North Carolina-based wildfire teams winding down operations, moving to active fire areas

Update from the North Carolina Joint Information Center for Wildfires: Nov. 30, 2016, 5 p.m.: The wildfires that have spanned across the South were, and continue to be, fought by federal, state, local, tribal and volunteer agencies. The incident management teams and firefighters that have been working in North Carolina are beginning to ramp down […]

Former Mars Hill University president Max Lennon dies

Press release from Mars Hill University: A. Max Lennon, former president of Mars Hill College (now Mars Hill University), died Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete. Lennon was a 1960 graduate of Mars Hill College, receiving his associate’s degree in agriculture. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in animal […]

Jackson County Farmers Market to hold Holiday Bazaar Dec. 10 and 17

Media advisory from Jackson County Farmers Market: The Jackson County Farmers Market in Sylva, North Carolina, will host their annual “Holiday Bazaar” during the last two of their 2016 Saturday morning markets, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Shoppers will find an assortment of craft items, herbal products, beeswax creations, greeting cards, baked goods, woolen products […]

Isothermal Community College awarded grant from Carolina Farm Credit

Press release from Carolina Farm Credit: STATESVILLE, NC – Isothermal Community College was recently awarded a grant as part of Carolina Farm Credit’s Corporate Mission Fund.  Grant funds will be used to help finish construction of a barn and greenhouse to enhance the schools Agribusiness Technology degree program by providing a space where students receive hands-on training. […]

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UNC Asheville students present research and community engagement projects Dec. 6

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville students will present more than 190 research and creative projects and showcase their work in community service projects and internships at the university’s Fall Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, on Tuesday, Dec. 6. All events are free and open to the public. Presentations of the students’ research […]

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