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National Register adds NC locations, adjusts Flat Rock Historic District

Eighteen individual properties and districts across North Carolina have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, and in Western North Carolina, the boundaries for the Flat Rock Historic District — which includes Carl Sandburg’s home, Connemara — were adjusted. Here are the details from the NC Department of Cultural Resources.: National Register adds 18 North Carolina places, […]

“Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” screens at Carmike 10, May 20

Environmental documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret will be shown at Carmike 10 on Wednesday, May 20. The film, according to a press release, “explores the blind spots that are leading us down a road we won’t be able to drive our electric car out of.” Organizers need 76 people to reserve tickets by Wednesday, May […]

Hall Fletcher hosts first annual District-Wide Girls’ Chess Summit June 4

Hall Fletcher Elementary hosts first annual District-Wide Girls’ Chess Summit June 4 Asheville, NC, April 30, 2015: Hall Fletcher Elementary’s Pawnstorm Chess Team invites all Kindergarten through 5th Grade girls in in Asheville City Schools to come play chess at their first annual Girls’ Chess Summit, sponsored by Short Street Cakes. The Girls’ Chess Summit will […]

Accordion Time Machine stages “Staring Contest,” May 29 & 30

“Staring Contest,” the newest production from Accordion Time Machine, will be performed at Toy Boat Community Art Space on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. Press release from the theater company: Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s Experimental Theatre Ensemble, presents Staring Contest Friday, May 29th AND Saturday, May 30th at 8:00pm […]

Steve Inskeep of NPR presents “Jacksonland” at Malaprop’s, June 1

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep presents his new book, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab, at Malaprop’s on Monday, June 1. The book is “a sober, balanced examination of the origins of one of the more regrettable chapters in American history,” according to Kirkus Reviews. The […]

Park Ridge Health Foundation hosts ‘Experience Scotland’ gala May 14

Park Ridge Health Foundation’s annual “Experience Scotland” gala this year will held pay for “a transformation” of the hospital’s second-floor Behavioral Services, which includes “a full range of women’s programs for inpatient psychiatric treatment.” Here are full details on the Thursday, May 14, event, which will be held at Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain: Park Ridge Health […]

Diamond Brand hosts May 9 presentation, short hike on Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Program Saturday, May 9, at 1:30 pm Diamond Brand Outdoors, Asheville Walt Weber and Les Love will discuss in words and pictures the history of the trail as well as present and future plans. Walt is author of the popular trail guide “Trail Profiles of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail”. Les is the long-time organizer […]

Local fire departments, state partner to educate, give out fire alarms in Leicester area May 2

In every five home-fire deaths, three result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Recently, there have been two home-fire fatalities in the Leicester Fire district, and on Saturday, May 2, state officials and local fire departments will canvass the area to educate residents about fire safety and to […]

Dan Pierce picked for humanities distinguished professorship at UNCA

UNC Asheville’s Dan Pierce may be best known as a NASCAR historian and a book on moonshining, but now he’s been picked to serve as the university’s  National Endowment of the Humanities Distinguished Professor for the next three years. Here’s more about Prof. Pierce, his scholarship and his books: Professor Dan Pierce Selected for the National Endowment of […]

Lenoir-Rhyne names Michael M. Dempsey new dean, director at Asheville campus

Former A-B Tech educational partnerships director Michael Dempsey has been named dean and director of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. Here’s the announcement from Lenoir-Rhyne: New Dean and Director named at Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville campus ASHEVILLE, N.C. —Dr. Michael M. Dempsey was appointed in April 2015 as the Dean and Director of Lenoir-Rhyne […]

The Altamont Theatre reveals plans to bring country tribute shows to Asheville

“Though we are in the heart of the South here in Asheville, there doesn’t seem to be a plethora of country music shows,” reads a release from The Altamont Theatre, “so [we are] beginning to look to fill that void.” The Altamont will begin its regularly scheduled country tributes next month, with the initial concert […]

Asheville Flea For Y’all flea market launches May 31

New flea market, Asheville Flea For Y’all, is set to run May 31, June 28,  July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25 at The Salvage Station. Vendor applications are now being accepted. Press release from organizers: Two of Asheville’s long standing and innovative design and antique dealers are joining forces to start a monthly […]

Listen to This storytelling series presents “Turn Your Head and Cough,” April 30

Listen to This storytelling series, hosted by Tom Chalmers, presents Turn Your Head and Cough: stories of hospital stays, doctor’s appointments, and medical procedures. The event takes place at 35Below on Thursday, April 30. Press release from organizers: Listen to This: stories in performance presents “Turn Your Head and Cough” stories of hospital stays, doctor’s […]

‘Mama Mia!’ in Marshall celebrates Mothers Day with music and arts festival, May 9

From Downtown Marshall Association and Madison County Arts Council: Grab your Mama and come on down to Downtown Marshall on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00am-5:00pm! Bring her to Mama Mia!, a street festival and collaboration between the Downtown Marshall Association and the Madison County Arts Council. “We are peppering the town with demonstrating artists, music and the […]

Mills River Farmers Market opens May 2, adds live music and kite-flying to events

From Mills River Farmers Market: Market Opening Day   The Mills River Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 AM.  The Market will be held at the G&B Energy Plaza located at 5046 Boylston Highway in Mills River, NC. The Mills River Farmers Market offers fresh and local produce, eggs, breads […]

Expect delays, heavy traffic at outlet mall opening, says APD

The Asheville Police Department released this caution in advance of the weekend opening of the new outlet mall off Interstate 26 at exit 33: Traffic Delays Expected as a Result of Asheville Outlet Mall Opening Asheville – In anticipation of the Asheville Outlet Mall opening this weekend, the Asheville Police Department would like to make local […]

Pulitzer-winning author Dave Barry reads at Malaprop’s, May 8

Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Dave Barry has written Worst Class Trip Ever, a new book for 9-12 year-olds, but all age readers are invited to his just-announced event at Malaprop’s. The store will have his adult books available, too. “Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot […]

Mountain Sports Festival to finalize music lineup following Race to the Stage competition, April 30

Mountain Sports Festival has already released nine of the 10 musical groups that will perform at the festival’s main site from Friday to Sunday, May 22-24. The final act — allotted the 4-5:30 p.m. slot for Saturday, May 23 — will be determined by a panel of judges at the festival’s Race to the Stage […]

Dance Walk Asheville, May 29

From a press release: On Friday, May 29, Asheville will host its Second Annual Dance Walk Asheville, part of an international dance movement made popular in a viral YouTube video with more than 19 million views that has sparked dance walks worldwide. This year’s dance walk, “Shake Yo’ Booty on Biltmore,” will kick off downtown at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at […]

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