News Bulletins

Pardee Hospital purchases property in Mills River

From a press release: Parade Hospital is exploring options to improve access to health care in northwest Henderson County. Over the past few months, and as part of a larger endeavor to strategically plan for and accommodate patient growth and delivery of health care in Henderson County, Pardee Hospital has been exploring opportunities in the Mills […]

Hendersonville Sister Cities presents program on India, Jan. 12

PRESS RELEASE: India — an extremely diverse country, with vast differences in geography, climate, culture, language, and ethnicity across its expanse — prides itself on being the largest democracy on Earth. For two years, Mike and Beverly Swartzlander of Hendersonville lived and worked in Mumbai, India, and since 2009 have returned to that country annually. […]

Local artist Larry Turner exhibits new work at Ananda West, opening Jan. 15

PRESS RELEASE: Larry Turner, a part of the local art scene for 40 years, is having a showing of recent work(Reverse Cowboy/ Bronco Buck) at Ananda West in the Wedge Building, 37 Payne’s Way, Asheville 28801 with an opening reception Friday, January 15th beginning at 6:30 pm continuing through the middle of March. Most of […]

New season of D.G. Martin’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” begins Jan. 10

PRESS RELEASE: D.G. Martin hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. Preview the upcoming program on UNC-MX digital channel (Time Warner #1276) on Fridays at 9 p.m. This Thursday’s (December 31) guest is Scott Syfert, author of “The First American Declaration of Independence.”. Next week’s (January […]

Local artist will reveal installation for Art Putt

PRESS RELEASE: Local artist, Anita Funston, will be unveiling the installation that she created for Art Putt. First Night Raleigh will be opening this interactive artist created miniature golf course celebrating North Carolina’s many firsts. Anita Funston lives in Henderson County. She is a sculptor and painter who enjoys working on unique and challenging art […]

Anam Cara Theatre Company holds auditions for The Government Inspector

PRESS RELEASE: AUDITIONS for ANAM CARA THEATRE COMPANY’s production of THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR by Nikolai Gogol Directed by Peter Lundblad and Rachel McCrain January 10, 6-8 pm January 11, 8-10 pm at Toy Boat Community Art Space (101 Fairview Rd. in Asheville) ABOUT AUDITIONS: Seeking 13 actors. Roles are available to actors of any race […]

Smithsonian loans satellite to PARI for public display

Press release from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI): Rosman, NC – An ATS-6 satellite is now on display at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). The satellite was loaned to PARI by the Smithsonian Institution and is available for public viewing in the Space Artifacts section of PARI’s Exhibit Gallery. The PARI site was […]

Scholarship applications being accepted by Community Foundation of Henderson Co.

From the Community Foundation of Henderson County: The Community Foundation of Henderson Countyi s now accepting applications for 2016-2017 academic year scholarships. The generosity of donors is making it possible for CFHC to offer more than 70 scholarships this coming year for individuals pursuing higher education. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., […]

WCU selected to join national Pathways to Innovation Program

From Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University is among 14 higher education institutions in the U.S. selected to participate in a National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation program that is designed to help schools fully incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education. Titled the Pathways to Innovation Program, the initiative is […]

After the big day, City to collect Christmas trees curbside

From the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville will collect Christmas trees according to the routine brush collection schedule. Residents are asked to remove lights, tinsel, ornaments, and stands prior to placing the trees to the curb for collection. Residents can drop off Christmas trees for recycling at the following locations: Buncombe County Landfill […]

Asheville Movement Collective and Asheville Masonic Temple partner to benefit Our VOICE

Press release from Asheville Movement Collective: January 1, 2016 at 10:30 am at Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway Street, $7+ Suggested Donation Our VOICE pursues a community that is free of sexual violence. Asheville Movement Collective hosts dance waves for personal and community transformation. Asheville Movement Collective has partnered with The Asheville Masonic Temple to […]

Star Wars in academia: local prof writes on blockbuster

From Lenoir-Rhyne University Dr. Amy Sturgis, adjunct professor of Liberal Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University, recently published an essay entitled, “Star Wars, Remixed: George Lucas’ Universe Is a Mashup Masterpiece.” It is featured in the January 2016 issue of Reason Magazine, both in the hard-copy edition and online format. Sturgis has been a contributor to the […]

“He was a genius”: Julia Wolfe talks about her son Thomas

You might need headphones to hear this seven-minute audio recording of Julia Wolf speaking in 1945 with radio host Tom Breneman, but it’s worth plugging in to catch her wonderful speaking voice and accent. Wolfe, the mother of eight children including Thomas, expresses some surprising thoughts, including this one that seems to suggest an early feminist sentiment: […]

Over half a million North Carolinians enroll in or renew health coverage through the marketplace

Press release from Enroll America: Today, Sorien Schmidt, North Carolina State Director for Enroll America released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement that 544,950 North Carolinians have enrolled or reenrolled in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace: “Today’s announcement shows what we’ve been seeing […]

Henderson County TDA awards downtown merchants for best Christmas decorations

From Henderson County TDA: Hendersonville, NC  – As part of the annual Home for Holidays promotion in Downtown Hendersonville, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) awarded the best Christmas decorations to Downtown merchants.  Jongo Java took First Prize, followed by Christmas Garden with Second Prize and Dad’s Collectibles with Third Prize. Postero, Black Rose, CA’s […]

Community Foundation of Henderson County now accepting applications for 2016-2017 academic scholarships

From Community Foundation of Henderson County: HENDERSONVILLE, NC, DEC. 18, 2015: Community Foundation of Henderson County is now accepting applications for 2016-2017 academic year scholarships. The generosity of donors is making it possible for CFHC to offer more than 70 scholarships this coming year for individuals pursuing higher education. Applications must be received no later […]

Specialty license plates raise millions for Great Smoky Mountain National Park

From Friends of the Smokies: WAYNESVILLE, NC – More than 32,000 drivers in North Carolina and Tennessee are giving back this holiday season with Friends of the Smokies specialty license plates. Sales of full-color plates in North Carolina and Tennessee support critical projects in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). Projects supported by the specialty […]

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