News Bulletins

Local attorney Sheila Lambert inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame

On Thursday, June 18, local attorney Sheila M Lambert was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame, making her the first WNC woman to achieve that title, according to her news release. The distinction recognizes “a lifetime of exemplary service and high ethical and professional standards as a general practitioner […]

Buncombe county sheriff’s office has new body cameras and procedures to match

A new article from Carolina Public Press reports on the first of several forums on law enforcement and their “use of force” in Buncombe County. It was held at Erwin High School on June 22. The Buncombe county Sheriff’s department,  according to Sheriff Van Duncan, has new body cameras for personal and a solid set of regulations […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, July 01: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, July 01, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call if you have any questions. […]

Chestnut and Addison Farms Vineyard team up for ‘local wine dining experience,’ Aug. 13

On Thursday, August 13, Chestnut and Addison Farms Vineyard will present a five-course “local wine dining experience” in anticipation of the Asheville Wine and Food Festival. The dinner features a menu by Chestnut owner and chef Joe Scully and chef Joe Mitchell plus five wines from Addison Farms. Here is the full release, including a […]

Deceased Burnsville musician Lesley Riddle to be honored with highway marker

Lesley Riddle, an African American musician born in Burnsville in 1905, will be recognized with a N.C. Highway Historical Marker that will be dedicated at RiddleFest July 3, 8:30 p.m., at the Mountain Heritage Center in Burnsville. Subsequently, the marker will be placed on U.S. Highway 19 near Main Street in Burnsville. Riddle was an […]

Buncombe county deed transfers of note 6/13- 6/22/15

In recent property sales, on the 19th, the Jewish Community Center of Asheville acquired a large vacant area of Crescent Street along with a house on Clyde Street. In ten separate transactions, the JCC purchased the 2.42 acres for $11 million from Charlotte Street Properties. If you have any trouble viewing the information, simply visit […]

Montford Park Players opens Twelfth Night, July 10

Montford Park Players stages Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, July 10-Aug. 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Press release from MPP: The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, opens Twelfth Night July 10 through August 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. With a manic energy plus a romantic soul, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night promises […]

Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch returns July 11

Storytelling series Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch returns to Diana Wortham Theatre for a sixth season. The first show takes place on Saturday, July 11. Press release from event organizer: The sixth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch at the Diana Wortham Theater is fast approaching. Here is the schedule. This years theme, “Every […]

A bicycle ride or a race? Gran Fondo Asheville is little bit of both

August 30, Borg Warner Turbo Systems and Duke Energy will present the bicycle ride/race, Gran Fondo Asheville, as a part of the Gran Fondo National Championship Series. The ride begins in downtown Pack Square and then quickly transitions to winding roads in pastoral countryside and up to mountain ridge vistas. The ride is designed for cyclists […]

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