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From left: Garrett Funk and Sean David Robison star in Bruce Graham’s Coyote on a Fence, presented by Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective.

Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective presents Coyote on a Fence June 4

Can a convicted felon be innocent, even if the trial has passed, the evidence is in, and the accused has been sentenced to die? Asheville’s Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective will address this questions in its latest show of the 2015 season—Bruce Graham’s Coyote on a Fence—beginning June 4 at The Be Be Theatre in […]

Pritchard Park summer series begins this week

With the start of June comes the return of a number of free events in Pritchard Park, including Hoop Jam and Homegrown in Pritchard concerts. Press release from Asheville Downtown Association: The Asheville Downtown Association’s Pritchard Park Summer Series gets into full swing this week with four nights of programming in downtown’s Pritchard Park. All […]

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax comes to Chimney Rock, June 13

From a press release: On June 13, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Ingles Markets and Mast General Store will present Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax on an outdoor 35-foot screen for the Park’s 4th Annual Movie on the Meadows. The much-loved children’s story incorporates themes of environmental conservation and the importance of protecting our […]

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Buncombe County deed transfers of interest 5/12-22/15

In this weeks property sales, we see that REI has acquired possible store front property on Tunnel Road. The listings are organized by location. For more information on property transactions see Buncombe tax office. Sale Date Parcel Price Acres Deed Book/page Seller Names Buyer Names Location 05/14/15 9679-01-3063-00000 30 DRIFTWOOD CT $245,000.00 0.62 5313/1842 JACOB A […]

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MetroWines to host screening of ‘Beer Wars’ documentary with industry insider discussion

MetroWines and Brewing Up a Storm will host a screening of the documentary Beer Wars: Brewed in America at the shop on Friday, June 26, at 6 p.m. Following the screening will be a panel discussion featuring “industry insiders” from the local beer industry. A $10 ticket to attend includes one beverage from the shop. […]

Maid Brigade to hold two information session for potential franchise owners

Maid Brigade, a leading residential home cleaning business franchisor, has “tapped Asheville as the next place to offer their affordable Maid Simple House Cleaning franchises,” according to a release from the company. Representatives from Maid Brigade will be available for further information during two sessions at Hampton Inn & Suites near Fletcher on Saturday, June […]

Teen Jack Hamilton of Asheville School earns WVU scholarship at university’s computer programming competition

High school junior Jack Hamilton from Asheville School won West Virginia University’s high school level programming competition. Along with his victory came prize money and an annual scholarship to WVU. The student, president of his high school’s computer science club, prepared for the competition using AP exam questions, Google Code Jam and prompts from past […]

Montford Park Players open A Midsummer Night’s Dream, June 5

The Montford Park Players open the group’s second production of the 2015 season, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre on Friday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Thereafter, the production runs each Friday and Saturday until Saturday, July 4, at 7:30 p.m. Visit montfordparkplayers.org or call […]

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Bluff Mountain Festival features crafts, live music, storytelling, food, scenery

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Bluff Mountain Festival takes place at the Hot Springs Resort and Spa on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The annual event — a fundraiser for the Madison County Arts Council — features live bluegrass and old-time music, storytelling, a silent auction with regional items, […]

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Veteran support organization’s “adventure therapy” ride sees eight veterans trekking cross country with pit stop in Asheville

Veteran support organization the Road Warrior Foundation is hosting an international ride that will see eight wounded veterans trekking from Canada to Key West. The “adventure therapy” event, which takes place from June 5-12, stops in Asheville on Tuesday, June 9, with a welcome rally scheduled for 4-5 p.m., at Twin Leaf Brewery. In addition […]

NC Stage earns organization’s first Shubert Foundation grant

Currently in its 13th year of operations, North Carolina Stage Company has received its first Shubert Foundation grant — a fund “dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre.” “We are honored and privileged to be a recipient of a Shubert Foundation grant,” says […]

Where’s Waldo? The lanky character stops in Asheville this July in support of shop local movement

If you don’t know him from the lanky body and long face, the red-and-white striped shirt and prominent spectacles will definitely give it away. Waldo (of Where’s Waldo) will be making quite a few appearances in downtown Asheville this July in support of shopping local. Those who wish to participate in the movement — by […]

Experimental saxophone and synth player Jonah Parzen-Johnson plays the Mothlight, June 21

Jonah Parzen-Johnson pairs saxaphone and synth with portentous results in his latest release “I Wrote a Story About You, Without You.” The stripped down, experimental tune appears on album Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow (due out Tuesday, June 2), for which the artist is currently touring. He plays the Mothlight on Sunday, June 21, […]

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