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HT-N:  Henderson County to make up snow days at end of school year

The Hendersonville Times-News reported Tuesday that the Henderson County School Board decided Monday to extend the school year one week in order to make up for the snow days earlier this winter. According to Superintendent David Jones, the extension allows for the school system to keep its original dates for spring break and prevents students […]

AC-T: Point University backs out of merger with Montreat College

Citing “complications involving legal agreements” and concerns in Montreat, Point University officials said Tuesday the school will not pursue a merger with Montreat College, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported Tuesday. The Point Board of Trustees released a statement Tuesday morning. “After careful and prayerful consideration, the board of trustees of Point University has determined, due to […]

Mission Health announces concussion awareness event

Press Release Mission Health WHAT: More than ‘Getting Your Bell Rung’: Concussion in the Youth/Recreational Athlete, Community Awareness Event WHEN: Friday evening, February 28, 2014 WHERE: MAHEC Mary C. Nesbitt Biltmore Campus, 121 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 WHO: MAHEC – Drs. Aaron Vaughan, Craig Burnworth, Richard Lytle and Bret Sleight, along with athletic trainer […]

Black Mountain College Museum announces free admission for 20th anniversary

Press Release Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center As part of its continuing celebration of the 80th year anniversary of the founding of Black Mountain College (BMC) and the 20th year anniversary of the founding of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC), the Board of BMCM+AC has approved a new admissions […]

State environmental officials start sampling fish tissue near Dan River coal ash spill

Press Release From N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – Scientists with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources started Monday collecting fish in the Dan River in Eden near the site of the coal ash spill to begin fish tissue testing, which will help determine if fish are safe to eat. […]

UNCA announces 2014 homecoming activities

Press Release University of North Carolina Asheville UNC Asheville will hold its Homecoming 2014 celebration, from February 27-March 2. With the theme “Bulldogs on Broadway,” alumni and students will stage the annual Homecoming Parade, Lip Synch and Step Show. Events open to the public include the following: The Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally and Athletics Hall […]

Waynesville Parks and Rec to hold softball league meeting

Press Release Town of Waynesville The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will conduct an organizational meeting for the ISA Church (Co-ed) Softball Leagues on Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 pm at the Waynesville Recreation Center. This is a mandatory meeting for all team representatives interested in entering a team in the league. Please bring a […]

WCU announces Trail of Tears exhibit opening and talk Feb. 27

Press Release Western Carolina University Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center and the North Carolina Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will host a reception and talk on Thursday, Feb. 27, celebrating the exhibit “Fewer Footprints and More Tears: Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears.” The reception will begin at 6 […]

Ashvegas: New restaurants opening soon in West Asheville

Ashvegas cites four new independent restaurant openings in West Asheville in the coming weeks: Asheville Sandwich Shop, King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffles, Nine Mile West and Buffalo Nickel. From Ashvegas: There’s more. A new barbecue joint is going in next door to the Haywood Quick Stop convenience store at the Haywood/I-240 intersection. … There’s also […]

WCU hosts re-enactment of national Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913 on March 3

Press Release From Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – A re-enactment of the national Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913 in which thousands of women marched in Washington, D.C., to demand the right to vote will be held on Monday, March 3, at Western Carolina University. WCU’s chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority is coordinating the re-enactment, […]

Red Cross Month means continued support of upcoming blood donation opportunities in WNC

Press Release From American Red Cross: Buncombe County, NC March, 2014 — Blood donors are Everyday Heroes who help save lives. During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks. “Red Cross Month is an ideal time for people to show […]

Wild South announces annual Conservation Awards nominees, presented March 21 at Orange Peel

Press Release From Wild South: ASHEVILLE, NC – Regional conservation non-profit Wild South announced today the Nominee Finalists for its 6th Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards will recognize and honor outstanding work in 2013 to protect wild places and wild things in the South. This year’s nominees represent five Southern states and exemplify dedication […]

Jazz artist Lonnie Smith to perform for the first time in Asheville at Isis Music Hall

Press Release From Charlie Traveler Presents: Legendary Jazzman and Hammond B3 guru, the father of acid-jazz, Dr. Lonnie Smith is coming to Asheville for the first time to perform at Isis! Isis Restaurant & Music Hall 743 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 575-2737 March 21 || 8pm || All Ages || $25adv. / […]

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