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Hendersonville dog tethering ordinance amended to avoid animal cruelty

From the city of Hendersonville Press release In July, Hendersonville City Council voted to adopt a new dog tethering ordinance (#15-0741). The ordinance is with respect to the tethering of domestic animals within the enforcement jurisdiction of the City of Hendersonville. The City Council has determined that the tethering of domestic animals constitutes in many […]

Dennis Justice seeks seat held by retiring State Senator Tom Apodaca

From Dennis Justice Press release Dennis Justice, a long-time conservative political activist, has announced he will seek the North Carolina Senate District 48 seat currently held by retiring State Senator Tom Apodaca. Justice, a 45 year-old widower with children, is currently a welder at Thermo-Fisher in Weaverville. He has a Master’s degree in Sports Management […]

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The Wedge Studios Holiday Party offers artwork, drawings, refreshments, Dec. 12

From The Wedge Studios Press release River Arts District (December 12th, 2015) – Local artists of The Wedge Studios will be hosting a Holiday Art Party for a day-long event occurring throughout The Wedge Studios building on Saturday December 12th. “Be original and give original gifts to the ones you love!” Meet the artists, enjoy […]

Hendersonville insurance agency J. Ward Group is now part of the ISA – Insurance Service of Asheville family. Pictured left to right are Jim Stickney, Jonathan Nelson, Jim Ward and Tam Evans at the agency’s 2315 Asheville Highway location in Hendersonville. Photo courtesy of ISA

J. Ward Group of Hendersonville joins Insurance Service of Asheville

From Insurance Service of Asheville Press release Insurance Service of Asheville is pleased to announce Hendersonville insurance agency J. Ward Group is now a part of the ISA family. According to ISA President Jim Stickney, whose father began ISA in Asheville in 1958, “ISA has grown its business on the belief that insuring individuals, families […]

Gordon Smith’s position on McKibbon Hotel Group’s BB&T building project

From Gordon Smith Press release Following up on his calls against the exploitation of Asheville by the hotel industry, Gordon Smith today released his position on the reuse and remodel of the BB&T building for a new downtown hotel. The project will come before Asheville City Council under a “conditional zoning” process, which gives governing […]

Season of Revenge

Local author Renee Kumor releases new book in River Bend Chronicles

PRESS RELEASE: Followers of the changing plots of romance, murder, and mayhem in local author Renee Kumor’s series of books called the River Bend Chronicles will be delighted with the newest volume, due for release in December. Season of Revenge gives a typical Kumor twist to holiday-season events unfolding in the lives of River Bend […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award winner announced

PRESS RELEASE: The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 60th winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. This year the winners of the Award are Doug Orr and Fiona Ritchie, bestowed for their book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. In making […]

NC Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca’s current term will be his last

From the NC General Assembly Press release Hendersonville, N.C. – The “part grizzly bear, part teddy bear” Senate Rules Chairman who has been a fixture of state government, a relentless advocate for Western North Carolina, and a master of memorable retorts and one-liners announced Monday that the current term – his seventh – will be […]

The Asheville Clarinet Quartet.  From left: Jonathan Salter, Anne Salter, Gary Spaulding, Steve Loew.

Clarinet Holiday: A Festival of Pipes, Dec. 17 and 23

PRESS RELEASE: Clarinet Holiday: A Festival of Pipes Produced by Woodsong Clarinet Choir of Western North Carolina with: E. Normous Trio The Asheville Clarinet Quartet Reynolds High School Clarinet Choir Thursday, December 17 at 7pm Isis Music Hall (743 Haywood Rd, West Asheville) Sunday, December 20 at 3pm White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd, […]

During December, Brevard Music Center offers free community concerts in Brevard and Asheville

PRESS RELEASE: To share music with the community beyond its summer festival season, Brevard Music Center (BMC), in partnership with Brevard College and the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) in Asheville, is proud to announce its presentation of free community concerts this December. On December 6, tenor Joseph Evans and pianist Douglas Weeks will perform […]

Air quality forecast for Monday Nov. 30: Moderate (YELLOW), but improving

Monday, November 30, 2015, is forecast as a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. However, recent rains are showing GREEN conditions across most of the state, and this will likely continue throughout the day. More details on this forecast here. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. […]

Photo courtesy of Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville

Gray Line Trolley Tours announces holiday joy rides through Asheville

From Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville Press release Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville is premiering its latest red joy ride through Asheville. For 17 days in November and December, the Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley Tour will embark from Biltmore Village on a festive 75 minute trip through the lights and sights of the […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday and Sunday Nov. 28 and 29: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, […]

Trade and Lore Coffee opening soon. Photo submitted

Trade and Lore Coffee, finishing pop-up residency at Horse + Hero, to open downtown

Press release from Trade and Lore Coffee: In preparation for their grand opening as a standalone shop in downtown Asheville, Trade and Lore Coffee will offer a taste of their product to the public with a pop-up residency at Horse + Hero, from November 16th through 30th. The art and design shop and creative hub […]

Henderson County woman recycles Christmas lights for a cause

Victoria Cambron started the first Christmas Lights Recycling Project over five years ago in order to keep unwanted lights and wires out of the landfills and turn trash to cash for non-profits. She has issued a call to the community to help continue the project by turning in broken, outdated, or simply unwanted lights instead of throwing them […]

DermaBlue Free Skin Cancer Screening

Press release from DermaBlue: Asheville, NC (November 19th, 2015) – David LaMond, D.O., Medical Director of DermaBlue, and Joyce Warwick PA, announced today DermaBlue will host its 2nd  Free Community Skin Cancer Screening on Thursday, December 10th from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at its Asheville location, located at 1998 Hendersonville Rd., Unit 53 in Asheville. “Skin cancer […]

Dr. Frank Moretz to run for N.C. House District 115

Press release from Dr. Frank Moretz, Nov. 25, 2015: Local Physician, Small Business Owner Brings Fresh Perspective to Raleigh FAIRVIEW, NC – Today, local physician Frank Moretz declared his intention to run for NC House District 115 in the 2016 General Election. Moretz shares partial ownership of Highland Brewing and serves on the Board of […]

Holiday pop-up shop hosted by local mobile boutiques

Press release from Tarasway: Winter Wonder Sale 2015 featuring  Lucky Lucy Boutique, Hazel Twenty and Tarasway Over the years, Asheville has become a supportive community for female entrepreneurs, allowing for innovative concepts in a rapidly growing city. From mobile boutiques to full-on warehouse facilities, these businesses are the product of hardwork and determination, making dreams […]

Air quality forecast for Friday Nov. 27: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, November 27, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 11/27/2015

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