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More snow? Get ready, NC, says governor’s office

With more snow and the chance for hazardous road conditions, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory says he’ll activate the State Emergency Operations Center  tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 25. And Public Safety Sec. Frank L. Perry urges motorists to “stay off the roads adversely impacted by weather unless it is absolutely necessary to travel.” Here’s the governor’s full release: State […]

Music Video Asheville is accepting submissions

Local musicians and videographers are invited to submit music videos for the annual Music Video Asheville awards show. The event, now in its eighth year, will take submissions through Friday, March 13. Press release from Music Video Asheville: We are thrilled to announce a call for submissions forthe 8th Annual Music Video Asheville (MVA), the […]

Transition Asheville aims to launch local ‘time bank’ to augment monetary exchanges

Transition Asheville, an organization committed to harnessing “the pool of ingenuity, skills and determination in this community” in a bid to mitigate increasingly extractive economies, has scheduled a meeting to discuss the feasibility of Asheville’s first time bank. The concept, which replaces traditional monetary exchange with a swapping of personal aptitudes, will be explored in-depth […]

One Center Yoga offers purna yoga weekend, March 13-15

From a press release: One Center Yoga will host a weekend workshop with Rutu Chaudhari entitled “Create Stability & Freedom; Cultivate Power and Joy,”  March 13-15, 2015. Rutu is a Certified Purna Yoga instructor with over 2,000 hours of direct study with Aadil Palkhivala. Developed by Aadil Palkhivala and his wife, Savitri, Purna Yoga is […]

International pharmaceutical company to create 138 jobs at new Mills River facility

RAUMEDIC, Inc., an international medical and pharmaceutical supply company headquartered in Germany, has announced plans to locate its first US-based production facility and headquarters in Mills River. The company expects to invest $26.3 million in the town and to create 138 new jobs (with average annual salary at $55,419) over the next five years. Most […]

Asheville Toastmasters to host first round of international competition at March 5 meeting

The Asheville Toastmasters Club (#436) is taking part in the 2015 International Speech and Table Topics Contest. The first round, a local competition scheduled for the group’s meeting on Thursday, March 5, will see contestants presenting a five-to-seven minute speech, with all competitors speaking on the same prompt. Success at the club level advances members […]

USCC to host the WNC Home, Garden and Green Living Show, March 20-22

The US Cellular Center will host the the WNC Home, Garden and Green Living Show on the weekend of March 20-22. The event “will introduce industry partners in remodeling, construction, home-financing, kitchen and bath, vehicles and more … and will host a myriad of businesses showcasing products for the home, lawn, garden, and healthy living,” […]

Accordion Time Machine stages “Clockwork Creep,” March 27 & 28

Anam Cara’s experimental theater ensemble Accordion Time Machine presents new production Clockwork Creep at Toy Boat Community Art Space on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28. Press release from Anam Cara: Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s Experimental Theatre Ensemble, presents Clockwork Creep Friday, March 27th AND Saturday, March 28th at 8:00pm Toy Boat Community […]

Group exhibition by Western Carolina University MFA students opens at Asheville Area Arts Council, March 5

WHEE Fresh, works by students in Western Carolina University’s Master of Fine Arts Program, opens at the Asheville Area Arts Council on Thursday, march 5. A reception takes place on Friday, March 6, 5-8 p.m. Press release from AAAC: The Asheville Area Arts Council will be presenting WHEE Fresh: A collection of works by local […]

Thinking of spring? PARI notes the vernal equinox March 20

THE VERNAL EQUINOX (February 25, 2015) – Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute point out that at 6:45 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 20, the sun will cross the celestial equator in the sky heading north. This will be the first moment of spring. What is the astronomical significance of this event? At this […]

Local chiropractor participates in national programs to treat veterans for free

From a press release: Dr. Edward Reilly of Fairview Chiropractic Center  announces his participation and support of both the Patriots Project and the Halos for Heroes campaign.  As part of his participation, he is treating veterans for free in his office and in their homes. Long known for his service to many nonprofit and educational […]

Asheville Youth Rowing Association to host flapjack fundaraiser

From a press release: Asheville Youth Rowing Association to host flapjack fundraiser (Asheville) — The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to partner with the Asheville Youth Rowing Association to host a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The rowing association promotes the sport to the youth […]

Graham County awarded $500,000 in NC rural infrastructure grants

Graham County — with the highest unemployment in Western North Carolina — has been awarded $500,000 to support the reuse of a 571,869 sq. ft. building in Robbinsville. The building was constructed in 1958 and has been vacant for three months. Oak Valley Hardwoods processes saw and dry lumber to be sold as a raw material. Oak […]

American Whitewater Director Mark Singleton speaks at WCU’s outdoor adventure program, March 3

From Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – Base Camp Cullowhee, Western Carolina University’s outdoor programming organization, will launch a speaker series focused on outdoor adventure with a Tuesday, March 3, presentation featuring Mark Singleton, executive director of American Whitewater. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the theater of WCU’s A.K. Hinds University Center. It […]

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