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Asheville Symphony receives $610,000 for Educational Initiative

Press release Asheville Symphony receives $610,000 for Educational Initiative The Asheville Symphony Orchestra has received a $610,000 gift to fund a three-year after-school pilot program that will use music education as a tool to teach life skills to school-aged children in underserved populations in the city of Asheville. Funded by a gift from the Waterbury, […]

[title of show] to entertain audiences at Asheville Community Theatre’s 35below in March

Press Release From 35below: The Performing Arts Laboratory, a production company that is home of Vocal Blast as well as a voice/acting studio, is proud to announce their upcoming production [title of show] in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre March 6-22, 2014. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm. All tickets are […]

NC Press Association announces 2013 news, editorial & photojournalism contest winners

Three WNC newspapers received awards for the 2013 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest held by The North Carolina Press Association. Black Mountain News placed second for a General Excellence award in the category of “community newspapers between 3,500 and 10,000 circulation.” The Mountaineer and Smoky Mountain News, both out of Waynesville, placed first and third, […]

WNC Agricultural Options celebrates 10-year anniversary

Press Release From WNC Agricultural Options: MILLS RIVER, N.C.—A program that has fostered farm diversification, innovation and profitability in a midst of a transitioning agriculture economy is celebrating its 10th year of awarding grants to assist farmers. WNC Agriculture Options presented 29 farm businesses in western North Carolina a total of $153,000 Thursday at an […]

Next book in Renee Kumor’s River Bend Series comes out in May

Press release Next book in Renee Kumor’s River Bend Series comes out in May The next book in Renee Kumor’s popular River Bend Series of romance/mystery — An Act of Charity — is due for release in May. Kumor has created a following with her series, which revolves around characters, plots, romances, nonprofit-organization intrigue, murder, […]

Kearfott Expansion brings investment, manufacturing jobs to Swannanoa Valley

Press Release From Economic Development Coalition for Asheville: Asheville, N.C., February 28, 2014 – In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Kearfott Corporation, announced today a plan to expand its manufacturing facility in Black Mountain, North Carolina, with an investment of up to $11.9 million in facilities and equipment. If carried […]

Ashvegas: Restaurant updates from remodels to food trucks

Compilation of subheads from Ashvegas: Restaurateur Laurey Masterton leaves a towering legacy, new Asheville Sandwich Co. opens on Haywood Friday, Feb. 28, Odd’s Cafe begins construction, Gondolier Italian restaurant set for Tunnel Road, RAD sake on the way and Short Street Cakes now open until 6 p.m. on Sundays (instead of 2 p.m.). Goodbye BoBo […]

Saluda Arts Festival calls all artists, announces festival lineup

Press Release From Saluda Business Association: SALUDA, NC, March 1, 2014 — Excitement is building over the 11th annual Saluda Arts Festival, with anticipation of a record number of artists entering before the entry deadline of March 15, 2014. Applications can be downloaded at or by contacting Susie Welsh at 828-749-3900 or Stoney […]

UNCA wins three awards for communications and marketing

Press Release From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville won three awards for communications and marketing, including a first-place Grand Award, at a conference for advancement professionals. The honors came for the university’s social media campaign for commencement, wayfinding and signage improvements around campus and a UNC Asheville Magazine photo feature. The awards were presented February 18 […]

Park Ridge Health announces events for March 3 to March 9

Press release From Park Ridge Health: Event Summary for 3/3/14 – 3/9/14 Please call 855-PRH-LIFE to register for any Park Ridge Health events. Special Events Physician Presentation: Hip & Knee Replacement Wednesday, March 5 2 – 3 p.m. Beystone Health & Rehabilitation Beystone Health & Rehabilitation cordially invites you to an educational seminar on Hip […]

Women in Traditional Music:Sheila Kay Adams, Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen at Isis on March 6

Press release Women in Traditional Music:Sheila Kay Adams, Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen at Isis on March 6 Three nationally known performers share a lifetime of traditions in this powerful mountain string band- soaring vocals, sweet harmonies, banjo, fiddle, guitar, feet-a lively engaging show full of historic content & fun. When: 8 p.m. Thursday March 6. […]

WCU cycling team hosts two-day collegiate road bike race March 22-23

Press Release From Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – The Western Carolina University Cycling Team is hosting a two-day collegiate road bike race March 22-23. The race weekend features three distinct events: an individual time trial, a road race and a criterium. A time trial is where each cyclist rides as fast as they can from […]

ADA Selects Nonprofit Partners for Downtown After 5

The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) today announced the recipients of its 2014 Downtown After 5 wristband grants. Chosen organizations sell wristbands at one of the five concerts and receive a grant of up to $2,000. 2014 marks the 26th Anniversary season of Downtown After 5, presented by Harmony Motors. The season’s lineup will be announced […]

Lillian Exum Clement Stafford at Pack Memorial Library’s North Carolina Room

Press release Lillian Exum Clement Stafford at Pack Memorial Library’s North Carolina Room In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library will present a special exhibit and photographic display of Buncombe County native Lillian Exum Clement Stafford, the first woman to serve in the NC state legislature […]

State environmental agency considers requiring Duke Energy to move coal ash from Dan River site

From the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – State environmental regulators plan to modify a permit that could require Duke Energy to move coal ash from the basins at the Dan River power plant to a lined landfill. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources plans to reopen and consider […]

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