Press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery: Ivy Martin of Asheville is the second player to claim the $100,000 top prize in the Black Onyx 7’s game. She purchased the lucky ticket at the Hot Spot on Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville. “I saw a seven and I knew I had won something,” Martin […]
From The Associated Press via WRAL: A federal judge has denied bond for a Henderson County man he deemed an “overwhelming” danger to the public after testimony indicated he threatened to shoot his sister, prompting a lockdown at the school where she worked.
The Grove Park Inn lifts its controversial parking fee, starting today. Here are the details from the press release: In the spirit of community, The Omni Grove Park Inn has removed the outdoor parking fee for visitors effective immediately. “As we open EDISON, craft ales + kitchen on July 31 and conclude the restoration of […]
From the Asheville Community Yoga Newsletter Asheville Community Yoga will be representing at Bele Chere this year! Michael Greenfield and friends will be leading a FREE YOGA CLASS for all from 4:15-5 p.m. on Saturday, at the Lexington Performing Arts Stage across from 5 Walnut Wine Bar. Come join us for some fun and rejuvenating […]
From the Charlotte Observer Story by John Frank: RALEIGH Gov. Pat McCrory gave his cabinet secretaries pay hikes as large as $13,200, far more than anything afforded to typical state employees in recent years. The Republican’s cabinet makes a combined $1.1 million – an 8 percent increase from his Democratic predecessor. “I’m trying to make […]
Press release From Eblen Charities: Join Tools for Schools 2013 Thursday, August 8th Ingles Tunnel Rd. (across from Outback Steakhouse) 4:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Participate in Tools for Schools! Summer is winding down which means thousands of students will again be filing through the hallways of schools all across our community. Refreshed, students and […]
Press release From Angel Medical Center: (Franklin, NC) The community is invited to attend a Memorial Butterfly Release ceremony at Angel Medical Center. This event is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013, beginning at 10:30 in the morning on the hospital campus. “Our annual butterfly release honors the memory of our hospice patients,” said Jim […]
Here’s an excerpt from a WRAL article, which reports on an incident involving Asheville Rep. Susan Fisher that led to a rule change in the N.C. House: Raleigh, N.C. — House lawmakers amended their chamber rules this morning in response to an incident earlier this month in which five Democratic lawmakers delivered a petition to […]
From Black Mountain News: County officials formally issued a notice of condemnation for the home and order of abatement for the slope. The home owner did not contest the county’s findings, said Curt Euler, senior attorney for the county.
From Citizen-Times: It’s not the rippling mountain views. It’s not the chance to spot a black bear or a waterfall. The newest tourist attraction on the parkway appears to be a giant crack in the asphalt.
From Tryon Daily Bulletin: Altamont Environmental engineers last week launched field study work on an assessment of the Green River watershed. The assessment, funded by a grant from the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, aims to document present conditions of the watershed.
From WLOS: An uptick in crime in Swannanoa has the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office stepping up their game. Sheriff Van Duncan is putting a special team in the community to help combat these problems.
The WE DO campaign, a project of the Asheville-based Campaign for Southern Equality, efforts in Mississippi were featured in a segment on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show (starting at about 3:05): Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
The 67th Asheville Holiday Parade, produced by the Asheville Downtown Association (ADA), may still be months away but planning is underway. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, November 23 at 11am. The parade theme is “A Star is Born” to honor the many talented dancers, painters, singers, actors and artists that reside and perform […]
Press release From UNCA News Services: UNC Asheville Ranks 20th Nationally among Forbes Magazine’s “Best Value Colleges” UNC Asheville has been ranked 20th in the nation in Forbes magazine’s “Top Colleges 2013: Best Value Colleges” list released today. UNC Asheville moved up from 21st place last year and 26th in 2011. The “Best Value” ranking […]
To learn more about B&B Tobacconists, check out the photo essay “The Unusual Suspects” by staff photographer Max Cooper. Press release From B&B Tobacconists: Asheville, NC – Sitting on a busy street just outside of downtown Asheville, NC is B&B Tobacconists “Western North Carolina’s original old-time tobacco shop.” On Friday July 19, 2013 the staff […]
From the Animal Hospital of North Asheville July Newsletter: Beginning on July 15th, Animal Hospital of North Asheville began opening earlier each morning Monday through Friday. Each Animal Hospital of North Asheville New Hoursweekday we are now open from 7:30 AM until 8:30 PM. Our Saturday and Sunday hours remain the same: Saturday we are […]
Photos by Joe Longobardi A mix of black and white photography and colorful scenes, a new street photography exhibit focuses on one broad, vibrant and eclectic subject: Asheville, N.C. The show by local artist Joe Longobardi opens Aug. 16 in UNCA’s Ramsey Library. More details about the exhibit and the opening reception can be found […]
Press release From RiverLink: RiverLink invites everyone to their biggest party of the year. The 14th annual RiverFest happens at French Broad River Park on Saturday, August 10 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. It wouldn’t be summer without the Anything that Floats Parade. Groups building watercraft of all kinds have an opportunity to show […]
From the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival: Asheville’s festival, LAAFF, will not happen in 2013. We (the LAAFF Staff and Arts 2 People Board of Directors) will use the time between now & Labor Day weekend 2014 to put on LAAFF’s revival and resume celebrating the fascinating culture that exists in our city, Asheville, […]
Details, from La Reina Productions: On Sunday, July 28, a collaboration of local artists, performers and enthusiasts will parade along-side and across Highway 240, into the River Arts District. Their goals are both to reclaim unused public space, and to facilitate the discarding of unused objects in a ceremonial style. The parade will end in […]