News Bulletins

Ensemble stage opens “Vincent” on Saturday, Sept. 28

Ensemble Stage, in Blowing Rock, opens Leonard Nimoy’s play “Vincent.” First thing first: yes, the playwright is indeed Nimoy of Spock fame. Check out a video of the actor/writer discussing his work, here: The drama “begins a few short days after the death of Vincent Van Gogh, as rumors of his death are flying […]

Justin Hines to play benefit for Mountain Housing Opportunities & WNC Group Homes

Here’s the message via the Mountain Housing Opportunities email newsletter: Tickets are still available for Monday’s concert!!! Singer/Songwriter Justin Hines brings his Vehicle of Change Tour to Asheville benefiting MHO and WNC Group Homes. Justin is donating all concert proceeds and his performance fees to both organizations. Proceeds for MHO will go to the Emergency […]

AC-T: Forest Service to log Courthouse Creek area

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: The U.S. Forest Service will proceed with a logging project in the Courthouse Creek area of the Pisgah National Forest within view of popular hiking areas near the Blue Ridge Parkway, drawing mixed reaction from forest user groups. Pisgah District Ranger Derek Ibarguen on Wednesday announced the […]

Local architecture firm wins state awards

Press release from The American Institute of Architects North Carolina: The American Institute of Architects North Carolina (AIA NC) Chapter has announced the winners of their inaugural Residential Design Awards Program. 2013 AIA NC Chapter President, Roger Leeson, AIA declared this year the Year of the Residential Architect with the intent of introducing the public […]

Fresh Market confirms new store at former Harris Teeter location on Hendersonville Road

Press release Asheville, N.C. (September 23, 2013) – The Fresh Market continues to grow its chain of specialty grocery stores with a new location in Asheville, N.C. The store, expected to open in 2014, will be located in the Parkway Centre at 1378 Hendersonville Road. It will be the company’s 12th store in the state, […]

Town Mountain takes home two IBMA Momentum Awards

Local bluegrass band Town Mountain won two International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Awards. The winners were announced today in Raleigh. “This honor, which debuted during last year’s convention, is meant to bring attention to artists and business people in the early stages of their career, and more experienced members of the community who are helping […]

APD inviting public “to share input on department’s future” on Oct. 2

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department: As part of a strategic planning process that will outline primary goals and objectives for the next three years, the Asheville Police Department is inviting the community to an input session to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside […]

President Obama signs disaster declaration for July floods in WNC

Full announcement from the White House: The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 3-13, 2013. Federal funding is available to state […]

New Trader Joe’s grocery to open in Asheville this Friday

The colorful grocery store chain Trader Joe’s will open a new location in Asheville, with a grand opening celebration Friday. The opening’s festivities will include live music, food samples and demonstrations, giveaways and more. The store will kick off its opening with a ceremonial lei cutting at 8 a.m., honoring the specific style and theme […]

Epic concert recollections at Listen to This on Sept. 26

Tom Chalmers hosts “Listen to This: stories in performance.” The series returns to 35 Below at Asheville Community Theatre (35 E. Walnut St.) on Thursday, Sept. 26. The theme, this time, is “Hello Cleveland” – a rockin’ collection of epic concert recollections. According to a press release, expect “an evening of classic concert tales that […]

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