Join other plein air painters for weekly paint-outs. The gatherings, each with a brief demo, are held at various spots around Asheville. They’re sponsored by the Asheville Urban Landscape Project and take place every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 7-May 19. Press release from event organizers: The Asheville Urban Landscape Project is sponsoring 7 “plein […]
Local restaurant Mojo Kitchen & Lounge has announced that it will be holding a special “Beer Dinner” in tandem with Black Mountain’s Lookout Brewery on April 8th. The event will feature five local brews from Lookout, paired with a five-course taco tasting menu created and prepared by Chef A.J. Gregson.
Seven Brevard College students will exhibit sculpture, painting and photography as part of the senior art exhibit Grit. The show, held at the Sims Art Center Spiers Gallery at Brevard College, opens on Friday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. Press release from Brevard College: “Grit,” a Senior Art Exhibition featuring the work of seven graduating art […]
Gather your team of 10 zipline enthusiasts and participate in the Zipping for Autism fundraiser, held at Adventure Center of Asheville on June 7. Teams must raise a minimum of $800 to support the Autism Society of North Carolina. Press release from event organizers: Team up on Sunday, June 7th for the exhilarating experience of […]
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced today the appointment to the North Carolina Board of Transportation of Walter Debnam Jr. (Jackson County). According to the release from the governor’s office, Debnam has owned Western Carolina Properties since 1990. The company is currently the largest real estate office in Northern Jackson, Swain and Graham counties. […]
Registration is still open for the Annual Ozone Season Kickoff and Press Conference to be held at the Land of Sky Regional Council office (339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140) on Tuesday, March 31st, from 8:30 to 11am. Presented by Land of Sky’s Clean Air Campaign, the event will feature air quality officials speaking on current […]
Gary Ettari (author of Sentimental Over You) and Lori Horvitz (author of The Girls of Usually) are both faculty members of UNC Asheville. They will read from recent work on Thursday, April 16, 12:20-1:20 p.m. Press release from UNCA: UNC Asheville faculty authors Gary Ettari and Lori Horvitz will read from their recent books and […]
Author Deborah Harkness presents The Book of Life, the final installment in her All Souls Trilogy, at Malaprop’s. The tickets event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27. Press release from Malaprop’s: We are thrilled and delighted to welcome Deborah Harkness to Malaprop’s! We’re celebrating the paperback release of The Book of Life, the third book […]
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce published its first Dining Guide on March 27. The 28-page pocket-sized booklet highlights the chamber’s member restaurants, breweries, caterers and dessert hot spots of Jackson County. “We are excited about creating this new annual publication,” said Jackson County Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Spiro. “It features a chamber membership […]
The EPA, which noted trichloroethylene’s link to cancer several years ago, asks for comment on proposed rules to reduce the risks associated with using the commercial degreaser. TCE contamination was a key factor in getting the CTS of Asheville site on Mills Gap Road placed on the federal Superfund list.
Film and beer festival Clips, organized by new Belgium Brewing, returns to Asheville on Friday, Sept. 4. The event is free and beer sales benefit nonprofit organizations. Submissions are accepted through Wednesday, April 1. Press release from event organizers: New Belgium Brewing is taking its 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour to twenty cities coast-to-coast. […]
The news isn’t all bad. Yes, it’s true that while women in North Carolina make up more than 54% of registered voters, they hold less than 25% of elected and appointed offices. On the other hand, in the 28 most competitive 2014 political races across the state, women raised nearly 30% more funds than men. Additionally, while only 25% […]
As part of its Spring Literary Festival, April 13-16, Western Carolina University is raffling off a dinner for four and a private reading by local author Ron Rash. Tickets are $15 each. Press release from WCU: Dinner for four and a private reading by Western Carolina University author Ron Rash await the winner of a […]
Mesha Maren of southern West Virginia has won the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize for her short story “Chokedamp,” beating out more than 220 other entries. She will receive $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. “It is very realistic, a big story,” says New York Times bestselling author and final judge Lee Smith. “I was […]
The Triad Business Journal reports: Next month’s Molecules in the Mountains is taking the appreciation and dissection of craft brewing down to the microscopic level with a focus on the science of fermentation. The April 9 conference, sponsored by the N.C. Biotechnology Center and Western Carolina University, is designed to appeal to the scientist studying […]
Asheville’s Launch Trampoline Park, one of nine franchised operations in the country, is scheduled to open this summer and will provide 13,000 feet of connected trampolines forming one giant jumping surface and angled trampoline walls to bounce off. The indoor sports and family entertainment facility will offer a wide variety of physical activities including open-jump […]
March 18, 2015 press release: Raleigh, NC – Today Senator Paul Lowe, of Forsythe County, introduced Senate Bill 329, legislation extending the renewable energy tax credit. This legislation allows individuals and companies that have constructed, purchased, or leased renewable energy property a tax credit equal to 35% of the cost of the property, during the […]
Seven local business leaders will partner with Flat Rock Playhouse artists to present a one night only evening of song, dance and theatre – all with the hopes of raising the most votes to win the title as well as $1,000 for their selected charity of choice. The curtains go up April 11, when pairs […]
Asheville Outlets will open their doors for a charity preview night Thursday, April 30: 5-9 p.m. Guests will enjoy a preview of Asheville Outlets and an evening of shopping, savings, prize giveaways, entertainment and more. Organizers say 100 percent of the ticket proceeds go to benefit 20 local non-profit organizations. Tickets are $20. Tickets are […]
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is staging four events in the coming months featuring nationally known artists; each event asks attendees to join with the artist in exploring the creative process. The first event, “Hand in Hand,” takes place April 3-4 and features Tanya Aguiñiga. Press release: The Center for Craft, Creativity & […]
Organizers of “Out to the Nations Transformational Conference” will kick off this year’s event with a message of inclusivity for Christians from controversial religious speaker, Jay Bakker.