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Local family wins ‘Models Wanted’ contest, makes donation to foster care agency

As winners of Rack Room Shoes’ annual Models Wanted contest, an Arden family is now featured in the national footwear retailer’s fall advertising campaign. In addition, the Fidelia family received $5,000 from Rack Room Shoes to donate to the charity of their choice – in which they selected the Brandi Nichole Family Enrichment Center, a local foster care agency.

Celtober at White Horse and Highland Brewing Co., Oct. 24-26

From a press release: Celtober at White Horse and Highland Brewing Co., Oct. 24-26 Western Carolina residents, get ready for an explosion of Celtic Tribal/Rock/Pop/Fusion, as the Third Annual “Celtober” comes to Asheville and Black Mountain. Celtober marks the first-ever appearance of acclaimed Irish sister act, The Screaming Orphans, in Western Carolina. Scottish powerhouse Albannach […]

Jamey Aebersold leads jazz workshop at Asheville Music School, Oct. 13

From a press release: Jamey Aebersold leads jazz workshop at Asheville Music School, Oct. 13 Jamey Aebersold, internationally known saxophonist and authority on Jazz education and improvisation and 2014 recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters Award (the Nation’s highest honor) for his lifetime achievement and exceptional contributions to the advancement of […]

Brevard Music Center launches Monday concert series, Oct. 6

From a press release: Brevard Music Center launches Monday concert series, Oct. 6 The Brevard Music Center (BMC) opens the 2014-15 season of its First Mondays concert series on Monday, October 6. BMC is pleased to continue its successful partnership with Brevard College in presenting free concerts to the community. Performances will take place at […]

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Sweet Claudette’s weekly residency at Isis in October

From a press release: Sweet Claudette’s weekly residency at Isis in October Wednesday, October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd Isis Restaurant and Music Hall 743 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 575-2737 Sweet Claudette will present a weekly Wednesday Session in the Isis Lounge for the month of October. Limited Tables are available for dinner […]

Hendersonville Tree Board to plant 50 trees on Bearcat Loop Parkway on Oct. 10

From a press release: (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, September 26, 2014) – Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 10, over 50 trees will be planted along Bearcat Loop Parkway by the City of Hendersonville for a project coordinated by Hendersonville Tree Board. From U.S. 64 W. the trees will enhance the entryway to Hendersonville Elementary School […]

Asheville Fire Department launches smoke alarm campaign

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: ASHEVILLE – Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Asheville Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National […]

Asheville Fire Department sends employees to ‘Nozzle Forward’ training

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: ASHEVILLE – The Asheville Fire Department will send more than half of their personnel to an exciting training program, Nozzle Forward, on Engine Company Operations and nozzle-work as a craft.  This advanced level of training will be held at the BC Training center September 29 – October 3 from […]

Go Local Card artwork by Jenny Fares, courtesy of Asheville Grown Business Alliance

Go Local Card unveils new design

Asheville Grown Business Alliance announces: We are proud to announce that with the participation of over 400 locally owned, independent businesses the 2014 Go Local Card was able to raise $7,720 for our city’s public schools, $8,240 for the Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and $7,825 for the Asheville Grown Business Alliance (AGBA). Thanks to […]

U.S. Forest Service invites public to comment on analysis of boater access trails

Press release from  U.S. Forest Service: Analysis is part of implementing 2012 decisions on managing recreation on the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – U.S. Forest Service officials are asking for comments on an environmental analysis (EA) released today on designating boater access trails on the […]

AC-T: Race for N.C. House seat goes from water to schoolbooks

The Asheville Citizen-Times recently published a pair of articles focusing on the Statehouse race in District 116 between incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democratic challenger Brian Turner. Here’s links to the stories and excerpts: Race for N.C. House seat goes from water to schoolbooks The race to represent southern and western Buncombe County in the […]

Sola Salon Studios opens on Pack Square

From a press release: ASHEVILLE (Sept. 29, 2014) – Mailander LLC announces the opening of Asheville’s first Sola Salon Studios location on Pack Square. Located on the second floor of 124 College Street in downtown Asheville, the 5,800- square-foot salon overlooks the Pack Square green and the Visitor’s Center. This central, well-trafficked location offers studios […]

NC Senate candidates Davis, Hipps to debate

Press release from Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will be held Thursday, Oct. 2. The WCU Political Debate Series will wrap up with the contenders for the N.C. Senate […]

RiverLink seeks volunteers interested in watershed stewardship

 Press release from RiverLink: Asheville, NC — RiverLink invites those interesting in becoming volunteers to attend our monthly volunteer information sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, meet the RiverLink staff and find the best fit for donating their time […]

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