Ever wondered what a Balkan-soul-Gypsy-funk band might sound like? “Fiery balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry and virtuosos chops,” is what the press release for Slavic Soul party promises. “SSP! has created an acoustic mash-up … weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods seamlessly into a […]
Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: UNC Asheville will host a variety of events as part of its Native American Speaker and Performance Series, including a Cherokee stickball demonstration and talks by Native American leaders. The series provides the opportunity to engage in dialogue and deconstruct and challenge popular stereotypes of American Indians. All […]
From the Western Carolina University Office of Public Relations: Monks from the Drepung Loseling monastery will demonstrate the art of mandala sand-painting and perform sacred music and dance at Western Carolina University in early September.
Press release From Park Ridge Health Event Summary for 9/2/13 – 9/8/13 Presentations and Classes CREATION Health Series September 11 – October 2 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. In the Duke Room at Park Ridge Health The CREATION Health Series is a powerful and insightful four-week class that addresses your health with a philosophy of […]
From WLOS: Story by Kimberly King With beautiful gentle eyes and a loving disposition 9-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Kona, considered every human who walked into her house her friend. She never met a stranger in her life, said Jason Nicolai, her owner. But now, thinking about how much he loves her, Jason cant help but […]
Press release from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission highlights North America’s smallest and perhaps most colorful falcon, the American kestrel, at its Mountain State Fair exhibit this year. The fair, which will be open Sept. 6-15, is located in Fletcher in Henderson County, just west of Asheville. The Commission’s […]
From WLOS: Investigators with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office have charged Michael Laviell Thompson, age 24, currently of Hendersonville with one count of Felony Child Abuse, Intentionally Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury.
From McDowell News: A man has been arrested after reports he was following small children and fondling himself at Walmart in Marion.
From Hickory Daily Record: Newton police received reports of four break-ins at Newton churches since Aug. 22, said Capt. Mike Sullivan.
EMErgence: Electronic Music Experience is a joint effort by LEAF and the Bob Moog Foundation. It takes place on October 22-24 and includes hands-on activities, workshops and lectures from local, professional electronic musicians and producers. According to a press release, “On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Bob Moog Foundation will present four one-hour Synthesis Fundamentals sessions […]
From the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2013 Craft Research Fund grants. This year 11 organizations, curators, scholars, and graduate students will receive a total of $95,000 to support and expand scholarly craft research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects […]
Here’s the press release from organizers: (August 29, 2013—Asheville, NC) The first annual West Asheville Open fundraiser is a family-friendly miniature golf tournament to benefit the construction of the Guastavino Dome for the Outdoor Experiential Learning Project at Hall Fletcher Elementary and to benefit North Carolina Masonic Charities. Hosted by Nichols-West Asheville Masonic Lodge in […]
From a press release: The Electric Pale Ale was proudly created by Asheville Brewing Company’s Superstar Head Brewer Doug Riley and is the perfect mash-up of El Dorado hops and the always electric Citra hops creating a delicious brew with a floral nose, a rocking profile and a fresh, clean finish. Great music and great […]
“The Shilohs are bringing their penchant for love-struck jangle pop on the road to the Eastern US in support of their recent Light Organ Records debut, ‘So Wild,’” says a press release. The Vancouver, BC, Canada-based indie-rockers is “armed with a powerful duo of songwriters, the album unashamedly borrows from nearly four decades of the […]
From Blue Ridge Naturally: What: Blue Ridge Naturally Workshop: Connecting Medicinal Plant Growers with Buyers When: September 14, 2013, 10 AM to 4 PM Where:AB Tech Enka Campus, Haynes Conference Center, Room 200 1459 Sand Hill Rd. Candler, NC 28715 Cost: $20 in advance; $25 dollars at the door. Includes lunch catered by Gypsy Queen […]
From the Smoky Mountain News: Story by Becky Johnson Maintaining high-quality doctors in Haywood County emerged as a common theme in a public hearing last week on the future of MedWest-Haywood. Hospital leaders are contemplating a sale, merger or lease of the Haywood County hospital to a larger system. Who owns the hospital is ultimately […]
From the Black Mountain News: Story by Joel Burgess: Black Mountain Alderman Tim Rayburn has been charged with driving while intoxicated by a state highway patrol officer.
Press release From Mission Health: SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2013) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital welcomes Patti Jensen as Communications Director. Jensen has more than two decades of experience in community relations, public relations and marketing. She will develop and manage the overall communications plan for the hospital. “We are pleased to welcome Patti […]
From the Times-News Story by Nathaniel Axtell Henderson County commissioners approved a series of legal documents Wednesday to better position Pardee Hospital to adjust to a rapidly changing health care climate, including a bond order that will save the hospital $626,736 in interest over the next decade. By a 5-0 vote, commissioners approved a plan […]
Press release: “Minority Enterprise Development Week Has Been An Important Stepping Stone To The Growth of Our Reputation” Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week of WNC 30-year anniversary press conference held at The Asheville Chamber of Commerce August 27, 2013 was a testament to the ongoing success past recipients gain as a result of receiving MED […]
SAT PRACTICE TEST ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 The A.C. Reynolds High School PTSO is sponsoring a community-wide SAT Practice Test for students from any area high school/home school. The practice test will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 9am – 1:30pm, with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. inside the ACRHS front doors. […]