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Badger plays a free show at Asheville Music Hall, Dec. 9

PRESS RELEASE: Badger will make its debut at Asheville Music Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The improvisational, all-instrumental group – a quartet of longtime contributors to the Asheville music scene – includes members of Papadosio, Asian Teacher Factory and 2ppm. It’s ideas rather than songs that the musicians will come prepared to explore. From there, […]

Ingles and Milkco gives MANNA FoodBank its largest milk donation ever through Great American Milk Drive

From MANNA FoodBank:  Asheville, NC (November 24, 2015) – MANNA FoodBank is thrilled to announce a 6,000 gallon donation of fresh milk, thanks to Ingles Markets, Ingles Markets shoppers, and Milkco, Inc. The Great American Milk Drive is a national campaign to increase the amount of fresh milk available to food banks across the country. […]

North Carolina named one of America’s most business-friendly states in real estate study

From Governor Pat McCrory: Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina has been ranked the seventh most business-friendly state by the Pollina Corporate/AEDI (American Economic Development Institute) Top Ten Pro-Business States Report released this month.  The report details how well states have or have not positioned themselves to retain and create jobs.  This is the twelfth edition of the […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway announces tunnel projects requiring Asheville area road closures

From the National Park Service:  (Asheville, NC) – Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce two tunnel repair projects occurring this winter to the north and south of the Asheville corridor.  Both closures will be in effect from December 1, 2015 through spring of 2016. Repairs to Tanbark Tunnel at Milepost 374.4 will require a closure from […]

Models: Rachel Graham & Kristen Spruill; Designer:  Angela Kim; Hair Styling: Shane Boone & Amanda Hughes; Makeup: Iliana Guardado & Marley Simmons. Photo by  Duncan Chaboudy

Angela Kim Designs host a holiday style event, Dec. 11

PRESS RELEASE: Local Fashion Designer Angela Kim is presenting her limited edition Holiday Collection at Monkee’s of Biltmore, 7 All Souls Crescent in Asheville on Friday, December 11. The pop-up shop will be open from 1 – 6pm, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, compliments of Monkee’s of Biltmore. Local models […]

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Sheila Kay Adams and the Scofflaws play White Horse Black Mountain, Dec. 4

PRESS RELEASE: Friday, December 4 – 8:00 p.m.- Sheila Kay Adams and the Scofflaws, Appalachian and Americana, $15 advance/$18 door North Carolina’s reigning storytelling queen of the banjo, Sheila Kay Adams, joins with Americana songwriter/guitarist Dan Lewis and fiddler Branson Raines as The Scofflaws for an evening of musical mischief at the White Horse Black […]

Montford Park Players announces performing arts impact awards

Press release: The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, announces that voting is now open for the 1st Annual Performing Arts Impact Awards for 2015. These awards are designed to recognize those individuals and organizations in the Asheville region who exemplified an extraordinary commitment to the performing arts in 2015. We seek […]

Pisgah Legal Services

Deadline quickly approaches to apply for health insurance starting Jan. 1

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: An important deadline is just around the corner for anyone who needs health insurance beginning January 1, 2016. Consumers must sign up by December 15th for their coverage to begin on the first day of the coming year. Do you have questions about choosing affordable, quality health insurance? Pisgah Legal […]

Adam Powell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. Photo provided by Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Lenoir-Rhyne graduate studies Prof authors book, article

Adam Powell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, has authored his second book, “Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy.” The book, released on October 30, was published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. In addition, Dr. Powell has authored a paper entitled, “Covenant Cloaks: Mormon Temple Garments in the Light of Identity Theory” which will be published in an upcoming issue of Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief.

Gordon Smith files for District 1 seat for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

Gordon Smith, Asheville City Councilman, files for run for County Commission

Second-term Asheville City Council member Gordon Smith has filed his candidacy for Buncombe County Commission. In August, Smith announced his intent to seek election to the District 1 seat that will open up next year as Commissioner Holly Jones runs for Lieutenant Governor. A second District 1 seat will likely also be up for grabs as Commissioner Brownie Newman seeks the Chair […]

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The Montford Park Players to open A Christmas Carol, Dec. 10

From The Montford Park Players Press release The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, will open the 39th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol December 10. This year’s A Christmas Carol is going to be new and exciting. Dwight Chiles has adapted a brand new script directly from the novel […]

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Asheville Storytelling Circle celebrates 20 years with a cornucopia of tellers and tales

Press release from Asheville Storytelling Circle: WHAT: Tellabration! A Worldwide Storytelling Event WHEN: November 22, 2015; 3:PM WHERE: Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway HOW MUCH: General Admission $10. It’s Time for Tellabration! when thousands of people around the world gather in small towns and big cities to celebrate storytelling during the week […]

ZaPow art gallery floods; undeterred artists move to the street for Nov. 21 sale

Press release: Dear Community Supporters of ZaPow, At approximately 8:15pm on the night of November 18, ZaPow was flooded by water pouring in from the building’s indoor garage caused by drainage from the construction next door. Here is a video of the hundreds of gallons of water that filled the entirety of ZaPow. In the […]

Attic Salt Theater

Attic Salt presents family-friendly theater every Saturday, Dec. 5-May 21

Press release: Attic Salt presents Saturdays On Stage Family-Friendly Theater Every Saturday! Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company at The Magnetic Theatre 375 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Saturdays, December 5 – May 21, 10:00am Family Theater Performances Attic Salt Theatre Company, the team who produced family favorites The Tale of the Pig and Newly […]

Howard Hanger and friends publish “The Main Thing: Community and Celebration at Jubilee!”

Press release: The Main Thing tells the story of how ideas grow into community and community into a spirituality. “More a verb than it is a noun, Jubilee! is about what we do far more than who we are,” says Paul Howey, long-time attendee at Jubilee! Community on Wall Street in downtown Asheville, NC. In […]

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