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Buncombe County deed transfers of interest 5/12-22/15

In this weeks property sales, we see that REI has acquired possible store front property on Tunnel Road. The listings are organized by location. For more information on property transactions see Buncombe tax office. Sale Date Parcel Price Acres Deed Book/page Seller Names Buyer Names Location 05/14/15 9679-01-3063-00000 30 DRIFTWOOD CT $245,000.00 0.62 5313/1842 JACOB A […]

Maid Brigade to hold two information session for potential franchise owners

Maid Brigade, a leading residential home cleaning business franchisor, has “tapped Asheville as the next place to offer their affordable Maid Simple House Cleaning franchises,” according to a release from the company. Representatives from Maid Brigade will be available for further information during two sessions at Hampton Inn & Suites near Fletcher on Saturday, June […]

Teen Jack Hamilton of Asheville School earns WVU scholarship at university’s computer programming competition

High school junior Jack Hamilton from Asheville School won West Virginia University’s high school level programming competition. Along with his victory came prize money and an annual scholarship to WVU. The student, president of his high school’s computer science club, prepared for the competition using AP exam questions, Google Code Jam and prompts from past […]

Montford Park Players open A Midsummer Night’s Dream, June 5

The Montford Park Players open the group’s second production of the 2015 season, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre on Friday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Thereafter, the production runs each Friday and Saturday until Saturday, July 4, at 7:30 p.m. Visit or call […]

Bluff Mountain Festival features crafts, live music, storytelling, food, scenery

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Bluff Mountain Festival takes place at the Hot Springs Resort and Spa on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The annual event — a fundraiser for the Madison County Arts Council — features live bluegrass and old-time music, storytelling, a silent auction with regional items, […]

Veteran support organization’s “adventure therapy” ride sees eight veterans trekking cross country with pit stop in Asheville

Veteran support organization the Road Warrior Foundation is hosting an international ride that will see eight wounded veterans trekking from Canada to Key West. The “adventure therapy” event, which takes place from June 5-12, stops in Asheville on Tuesday, June 9, with a welcome rally scheduled for 4-5 p.m., at Twin Leaf Brewery. In addition […]

NC Stage earns organization’s first Shubert Foundation grant

Currently in its 13th year of operations, North Carolina Stage Company has received its first Shubert Foundation grant — a fund “dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre.” “We are honored and privileged to be a recipient of a Shubert Foundation grant,” says […]

Where’s Waldo? The lanky character stops in Asheville this July in support of shop local movement

If you don’t know him from the lanky body and long face, the red-and-white striped shirt and prominent spectacles will definitely give it away. Waldo (of Where’s Waldo) will be making quite a few appearances in downtown Asheville this July in support of shopping local. Those who wish to participate in the movement — by […]

Experimental saxophone and synth player Jonah Parzen-Johnson plays the Mothlight, June 21

Jonah Parzen-Johnson pairs saxaphone and synth with portentous results in his latest release “I Wrote a Story About You, Without You.” The stripped down, experimental tune appears on album Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow (due out Tuesday, June 2), for which the artist is currently touring. He plays the Mothlight on Sunday, June 21, […]

Jim Lauderdale headlines Ingles Independence Day Celebration, July 4

The Ingles Independence Day Celebration, held Saturday, July 4 in Pack Square Park, will feature country music artist Jim Lauderdale along with opener Joe Lasher Jr., the Ultimate Air Dogs, bounce houses and fireworks. Press release from the Asheville Downtown Association: The Asheville Downtown Association today announced Grammy winner, Jim Lauderdale, will headline the Ingles Independence […]

Local fiddler Casey Driessen appointed as Director of the Berklee Contemporary Performance Master’s Program in Spain

Asheville-based musician Casey Driessen has been named by Berklee College of Music as Director of the Contemporary Performance Master’s Program at the school’s campus in Valencia, Spain. Driessen and his family will relocate to Spain; the musician recently played a farewell show at The Altamont Theatre. Press release from Berklee College of Music: Berklee College […]

Joe Crookston performs at Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse, June 20

Ithaca, N.Y.-based singer-songwriter  Joe Crookston, winner of the International Folk Alliance’s Album of the Year award, performs a Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse concert. The show takes place at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, June 20. Press release from event organizers: One of New York’s finest performers and songwriters, Joe Crookston, will showcase a remarkable […]

Buncombe county is the hardest place to grow up for poor children in WNC

Future earnings are caused by where one grows up, indicates a recent study from two Harvard economists.  Today, Carolina Public Press  released a story on the implications of the story for the Western North Carolina region.  Buncombe county was statistically established as the most difficult environment of all the western counties to overcome for children […]

The Autumn Players will present “The Vanishing Point” at ACT

The Autumn Players, Asheville Community Theatre‘s volunteer outreach company, presents the Nedra Pezold Roberts play, The Vanishing Point. The production runs for three 2:30 p.m. performances: Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27, in 35below at ACT; Sunday, June 28, in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Press release from ACT: The Vanishing […]

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