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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
On Tuesday, June 30, five percent of sales from the Tunnel Road Whole Foods will benefit RiverLink as the local nonprofit pursues its mission of “spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a destination for everyone to work, live and play.” To participate in the event, stop […]
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 […]
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 […]
The City of Asheville has announced plans to offer partial bus service this Saturday, the Fourth of July. Visit rideheart.com for full ART bus schedules. Here is the release from the City of Asheville: ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule in Asheville on July 4. The Independence Day […]
New Belgium Brewing Co. posted the following building update to its website on Thursday, June 25: We are on track with construction and are about 75% complete with the brewery building! We are still working on the Liquid Center (tasting room) and exterior spaces and still on track to be brewing by the end of […]
HandMade in America will be closing its doors on July 31, after 20 years of service. However, HIA’s programs may continue to grow through other nonprofit organizations that serve the Western North Carolina region.
A major motion picture comedy filmed last year in Asheville, “Masterminds” starring Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis, is slated to to release August 19th. Friday, the full length trailer was released. It is hard to say whether or not it will be funny, but it will be interesting to see Asheville […]
Smoky Park Supper Club to hold job fair Tuesday, June 30
Catawba Brewing and Buxton Hall BBQ host summer party, July 4
Sustainable Now, an Asheville-based organization that describes itself as “a prototype program designed to accelerate the widespread use of truly sustainable environmental, economic and community-building practices,” has released a series of videos from its Four Futures for Mountain Farmland Symposium.
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 […]
Pink Dog Creative extends after hours invitation to art lovers
Amsterdam Falafelshop targets western North Carolina for franchise growth
Wicked Weed to pre-sell third sour in Angel Series
Join local film historian Chip Kaufmann as he shows three silent films featuring Mary Pickford, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle and discusses their history and continued importance to film.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]