News Bulletins

Campaign for Southern Equality announces more actions in WNC

Here’s the press release from the Campaign for Southern Equality: Couple of 40 years says Amendment One is unconstitutional, North Carolina should legalize same-sex marriage Asheville, N.C. – On Wednesday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m., a same-sex couple will seek a marriage license at the Henderson County Register of Deeds Office as the WE DO […]

Citizen-Times: APD officers shoots, kills break-in suspect

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: ASHEVILLE — Police have closed a section of New Leicester Highway following a break-in and officer-involved shooting that claimed the suspect’s life this morning. After a break-in was reported at about 7:30 this morning at a residence near the Meadows Apartments, an Asheville officer chased the suspect on foot, Asheville police […]

Community Flu Vaccine Clinics coming to a school near you

Here’s the press release from the Buncombe County Health and Human Services Department: Buncombe County Health and Human Services is bringing healthy choices within reach by teaming up with Maxim Healthcare Services, Buncombe County Schools and Asheville City Schools to bring flu vaccines to 7 schools throughout our community. By getting the flu vaccine, individuals […]

The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19

The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 19. Held in downtown Waynesville, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., includes arts and crafts, food, music, dance and more. From a press release: “The annual festival, brought to you by the Haywood Chamber of Commerce celebrates the beauty […]

‘Hard-to-Recycle’ series reaches a milestone

Here’s the press release from Rainbow Recycling: BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC September 27, 2013 – The Hard-to-Recycle Collection series is marking its 10th event and two year anniversary when it returns to the South Buncombe area on Saturday, October 12, 10am-2pm, this time at Arden Presbyterian Church, 2215 Hendersonville Road. These special collections were created to […]

Program to showcase fall foliage at Grandfather Mountain

Here’s the press release from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – As fall approaches the Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain remains one of the best leaf looking destinations in Western North Carolina. One way that guests can enjoy fall foliage this season is Grandfather’s guided walk series “The Colors of Grandfather” offered […]

The Mountaineer: Ground-breaking ceremony held for future Daniel and Belle Fangmeyer Theater

From The Mountaineer: The facility will allow HART to double its performance schedule and become an area attraction, which should play a major role in the economic development of the region. HART’s Theater currently cannot run full time because of the scheduling of the single theater space HART owns. This means that HART is closed […]

Youngblood Brass Band plays Jack of the Wood on Monday, Sept. 30

Ten-piece Youngblood Brass Band, originally from Madison, Wis., is currently on the road in support of just-released album, Pax Volumni. Their 20-city tour brings them through Asheville on Monday, Sept. 30. They’ll take the stage at Jack of the Wood at 10 p.m. $7 cover. According to the band’s bio, “Globe-trotting riot jazzers Youngblood Brass […]

Construction begins on ECU Service Learning Center at Blue Ridge Regional

Press release From Blue Ridge Regional Hospital: SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2013) –Construction is underway at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital campus for the site of the new East Carolina University Service Learning Center. The hospital and the ECU School of Dental Medicine are partnering to provide dental care to the rural regions of […]

Pagliacci & Suor Angelica Opening Night Party

Asheville Lyric Opera holds a special after-party following opening night of its double-bill, “Pagliacci” and “Suor Angelica.” The onstage fete includes wine from Sante, hand-made chocolate from Kilwins and local cheese provided by Inn at Wintersun. From a press release: “Join us immediately following the Friday October 4th performance. Catch up with your fellow opera […]

First infant death of 2013 attributed to whooping cough, infant was from Transylvania County

Press release From the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today reported the first infant death in 2013 attributable to pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The child, who was 3 weeks old, was from Transylvania County. “Infants cannot begin vaccination […]

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