News Bulletins

Air quality forecast for Saturday, 08/01/2015; green and yellow

Saturday, August 1st, 2015, is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Please call WNCAQA office if […]

City to kick off pedestrian, bicyclist safety campaign

After years of unfortunate accidents involving pedestrians at a higher rate than any other metro area in North Carolina, Asheville will be participating in a new education and enforcement initiative from the the state Department of Transportation dubbed “Watch for Me.” Beginning on the evening of August 4th, city Transportation and Police Departments will be […]

Broadway block party and arts celebration, Aug. 29

Newly named the Broadway Arts District (BAD), the downtown Asheville block from Mellow Mushroom to the Masonic Temple will host a block party and arts celebration on Saturday, Aug. 29. Press release from organizers: On Saturday August 29th, arts organizations and businesses in the Broadway Arts District (B.A.D.), Asheville’s newest downtown cultural hub, will be […]

Brevard Music Center presents Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Aug. 15

“For over forty years, [NPR host] Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion has brought its unique mix of storytelling, live music, classic radio drama and the news from Lake Wobegon to audiences in theaters, and over the airways, around the worlds,” reads a media release. Keillor brings his live performance — one of the last […]

Attorney claims NC did not follow rulemaking process in chicken registration mandate

In an attempt to gain control over a possible avian influenza outbreak, the N.C. Department of Agriculture is requiring that chicken owners register their birds with the state, regardless of the size of their flock. Since March, the disease has been linked to the death of 48 million birds across 15 states, as reported by the Associated Press. […]

Reward offered for information on February vehicle fires at national guard armory

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: The USACIDC is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or apprehension and conviction of the perpetrator responsible for the arson of government property that occurred at the National Guard Armory on February 3, 2015. Anyone with information should contact the Asheville-Buncombe Arson Task Force 828-255-5321 […]

Truth & Salvage Co. added to Brewgrass music lineup

Americana/rock band Truth & Salvage Co., which include former Ashevilleans Scott Kinnebrew, Walker Young and Bill “Smitty” Smith, will perform at this year’s Brewgrass Festival. The beer and music event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Memorial Stadium. Press release from Mason Jar Media: Brewgrass Festival is proud to announce that Truth & Salvage […]

Comedians perform show to benefit Mission Children’s Hospital, July 30

Comedians Tom Scheve, Jake Sharon, Nick Alexander, Cary Goff, Joe Shelton and Jonathan Samuels will perform a show at The Altamont Theatre tonight, July 30. Live music precedes the performance at 8:30 p.m.; show begins at 9 p.m. The event benefits Mission Children’s Hospital. “All proceeds raised will be donated to Mission Children’s Hospital,” says […]

Beer has $3.8 billion impact on NC economy, says industry association

The North Carolina beer industry has a $3.8 billion impact on the state’s economy, according to the North Carolina Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association. The association says the activity contributes more than 26,000 direct jobs and generates more than $2 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue. The data is drawn from a new […]

Award-winning pastry chef Cynthia Wong joins Rhubarb’s culinary team

Pastry chef Cynthia Wong has joined the culinary team at Rhubarb. Wong brings more than seven years of experience to the restaurant and several awards, including Tasting Table’s “Best Pastry Chefs” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Five Chefs to Watch,” plus two semifinalist nominations for the James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Pastry Chef” category in 2011 and […]

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