News Bulletins

Writers at Home Fall Series Begins with Poets Iglesias, Matthews and Soniat

Press release from UNC Asheville The 2012 Writers at Home fall series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), begins with readings by distinguished poets Holly Iglesias, Sebastian Matthews and Katherine Soniat. The readings take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Writers at Home […]

Hard-to-recycle event comes to East Buncombe Sat. Sept. 15th

Press release from Rainbow Recycling The rotating quarterly Hard-to-Recycle Collection returns to East Buncombe on Saturday, September 15, 10am – 2pm, at the Swannanoa Ingles lot on Hwy 70, near ACE Hardware. Once again it’s your chance to free up some space in your closets, garage and office while helping the environment. Combined with the […]

NCDOT Accepting Proposals for Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grants

Press release from NC DOT The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting proposals from communities for the 2013 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative . The program provides funding for municipalities across the state to develop comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plans. The deadline for application submittal is Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Planning grant […]

Olympic silver medalists Tamayo and Mitchell to grand marshal Asheville Holiday Parade

The Asheville Downtown Association today announced that Olympic silver medalists Lauren Tamayo and Manteo Mitchell will serve as Grand Marshals for the 66th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 17 at 11am. This year’s parade theme is “Silver & Snowflakes,” and is sponsored by Mission Health Systems, The Grove Arcade and co-sponsored by the […]

Mission Health Heart Services recognized nationally

Press release From Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 4, 2012) – Mission Health’s Heart Services has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) ACTION Registry® – Get with the Guidelines (GWTG™) Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 – one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. The award […]

LAAFF organizers face $10,000+ shortfall, Citizen-Times reports

On Sept. 5, the Ashvegas blog reported that Arts2People — organizers of the annual Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival — were asking for donations on its Facebook page. Today, Sept. 6, blogger and Asheville Citizen-Times staff Jason Sandford report: The nonprofit that produces one of the city’s most unique downtown festivals needs to raise […]

Moogfest informational meetings to be held September 12

Moogfest returns to Downtown Asheville October 26 and 27. With shows at the US Cellular Center, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville Music Hall and The Orange Peel, this event will bring 10,000 festival-goers to downtown with about 75% coming from outside of Asheville. Find out how you can better engage with Moogfest attendees, how to market […]

N.C. News Service: Women’s health, LGBT equality prove hot topics at DNC

From the North Carolina News Services: CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As they prepare to unite behind President Obama as their candidate, members of Democratic caucuses and others gathered Tuesday in Charlotte to advocate for issues important to their supporters. At the Women’s Caucus, hundreds of delegates discussed the need for access to health care, preventive health […]

Ten Thousand Villages celebrates 20 years in fair-trade business

Press release from Ten Thousand Villages Ten Thousand Villages CEO, Doug Dirks, and original volunteers who founded the store will visit and participate in celebrations of local nonprofit Ten Thousand Villages store. (Asheville, NC) –Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade store in Asheville is celebrating its 20th anniversary of doing fair trade business all this year. […]

League of Women Voters announces fall candidates forums

Here’s the press release from the League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County: The League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County announced today that it has scheduled candidate forums on four consecutive Monday nights in September and October. Three forums will coincide with the newly drawn State House/Buncombe County Commission districts, […]

Victoria Urological Associates joins Mission Health

Press release From Mission Health Victoria Urological Associates Joins Mission Health Family Affiliation to Expand Care in Western North Carolina ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 1, 2012) – Mission Health is pleased to announce its affiliation with Victoria Urological Associates, a four-physician urology practice located in Asheville, N.C. This affiliation will expand the practice’s ability to provide […]

Massage Envy hosts 2nd annual benefit for Arthritis Foundation

Press Release From Massage Envy ASHEVILLE, NC – – Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, is once again joining forces with the Arthritis Foundation to host Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one‐day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On September […]

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