The Asheville Downtown Association today announced the winning entries for the 67th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, held Saturday, November 23. Entries were judged in four categories: civic/non-profit, cheerleading/gymnastics, dance and corporate/business. Judges included Esther Manheimer, mayor-elect; Manteo Mitchell, 2012 Olympic silver medalist; Tracey Johnston-Crum, Omni Grove Park Inn and Richard Handy, Director NYS3. Civic/Nonprofit: 1st […]
Full announcement from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – The National Weather Service winter weather advisory and high wind warning continue in Asheville and the surrounding areas through 6 p.m. Wednesday. Currently, the area is experiencing sporadic snow showers, with temperatures around 32 degrees with a northwesterly wind at 24 mph, and gusts to 33 […]
How to participate in #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayWNC movements From United Way of Asheville: Local nonprofits want to ensure local news leaders know about an international movement called #GivingTuesday and let you know what is happening in WNC. What is #GivingTuesday? Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now, GivingTuesday. The idea: in a season […]
Press Release From UNCA: UNC Asheville students will present more than 200 research projects at the university’s Fall Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. Also that day, UNC Asheville students will showcase their work in community service projects and internships at a celebration with community partners from 4:30-6 p.m., […]
From Asheville Citizen-Times By Romando Dixson and Sabian Warren Snow predicted for today began falling before dawn, WNC. Brace yourself. Heavy snow was falling in Asheville this morning, and many roads were covered by a slick glaze. Side roads are especially slick. Interstate 240 was slick just before daybreak but now appears to be just […]
From WLOS: An increase of scabies cases in Macon County schools prompts a letter to parents to check their children.
From The Mountaineer: Heavy boxes in heavy rain wasn’t enough to stop the Haywood County Department of Social Services and the Maggie Valley Area Lodging Association from providing Thanksgiving dinners to 250 families in need.
From Hickory Daily Record: Courtney Long, Western Piedmont Community College’s professional crafts coordinator, was recently awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Grant as an artist residing in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba or McDowell counties.
From Black Mountain News: Three men were sentenced to federal prison today for their roles in an elaborate scheme to obtain more than $23 million in illegal loans to forestall failure of the bankrupt Seven Falls development.
From The Sylva Herald: Christmas tree growers and consumers in Jackson County and throughout Western North Carolina and the United States are donating real Christmas Trees as part of the nationwide Trees for Troops program, sponsored by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corp.
From WLOS: Officials at Warren Wilson College want to know who’s carving their trees with hate. A second tree was found this past Sunday with the letters KKK carved into the bark.
From the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – With Tuesday’s heavy rains anticipated to transition into snow and ice in the next 24 hours, city crews are preparing to respond. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Asheville, Buncombe County and the surrounding areas from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. Wednesday. That […]
Press release TMAMP presents “The Little Match Girl,” Dec. 5-8 The Modern American Music Project (TMAMP) Presents “The Little Match Girl Passion” By David Lane. Directed and conducted by Michael Boustead, Dec. 5-8. The production is a deeply affecting piece of great beauty and purity that won the Pulitzer Prize for New York composer David […]
Press release Anam Cara and Asheville Brewing Company team up for Tales & Ales On Friday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m., we’ll hold our monthly open mic storytelling night, Tales & Ales, sponsored by Asheville Brewing Co. Share your true life stories and have fun hearing tales from others! This warm, inviting open mic welcomes […]
Local bands Black Robin Hero, Ken Kiser and the Soze, and David Earl will perform a benefit for the family of Jason Crosby. Crosby, a local bartender, passed away a month ago following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Read more about him, here: http://www.mountainx.com/article/53887/An-illness-that-united-a-community The music showcase and benefit, slated for Saturday, Dec. 7 at […]
This year’s Final Fire Cooking Competition took place this past weekend and local chef Adam Hayes of the Red Stag Grill was crowned champion. The competition, which took place in Raleigh Nov. 22 and 23, invited talented chefs to create three dishes with mystery ingredients and present these dishes to a panel of judges. With […]
Here’s the press release from Ardenwoods Retirement Community: Ardenwoods Retirement Community held their annual food drive November 1 through 15. The beneficiary of this year’s effort was the Community Food Pantry that has just begun operation at Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church. This pantry serves the Avery’s Creek Community and is a partnership between Avery’s […]
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), a local non-profit that offers educational programs for children and adults alike, is hosting an event Friday, Dec. 13 on Messier Objects. According to PARI’s manager of IT support and the Dec. 13 presenter Mark Krochmal, Messier Objects are “galaxies, nebulae and other such night-sky phenomena that are observable […]
From the Asheville Citizen-Times: ASHEVILLE — Mayor Terry Bellamy said she has changed her mind and will not run for Congress again. Bellamy, who is wrapping up eight years as mayor of Asheville, announced in February that she would not run for re-election but would instead pursue the 10th Congressional District seat held by Patrick […]
Warming temperatures has averted, for now, some of the dangers of an ice storm, but left WNC residents with a whole new issue: floods. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for WNC until late tonight due to heavy rain. Announcement from the National Weather Service: Low pressure developing along the northern gulf […]
Press Release From Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina Approximately 75 Buncombe County children, and around 400 others across the state, will not worry about staying warm at the bus stop or playground this winter thanks to the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association of North Carolina. Asheville Fire Fighters Association will donate […]