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Apartment List releases findings on North Carolina affordability, 100 U.S. cities

Though Asheville didn’t make the list of 100 U.S. cities in this study, statistics for North Carolina may still be interesting to residents in WNC. From Apartment List: With 2015 coming to a close, we at Apartment List wanted to highlight the top rental trends and stories for the year. You can read the full […]

Asheville Art Museum’s permanent collection on view through Feb. 14

PRESS RELEASE: The Asheville Art Museum is offering visitors the opportunity to view a number of unique and diverse works from its Permanent Collection in an exhibition on view in its Appleby Foundation Gallery December 21, 2015 through February 14, 2016. Collectors’ Circle: Celebrating Recent Gifts features gifts of art made in 2014 and 2015 […]

Another year, another record for Appalachian Trail traffic

Press release for Appalachian Trail Conservancy: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) continues to see a record-breaking number of hikers who pass through its Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, which is considered the psychological midpoint of the 2,190-mile long Appalachian Trail (A.T.). This increase can partially be attributed to the recent releases of “A Walk in […]

Groups contest Duke Energy’s application for new gas-fired plant in Asheville

Press release: Groups Contest Duke Energy’s Application for New Gas-fired Plant Regulators can’t let Duke skip full-blown review process based on senator’s gift Statement by Director Jim Warren: Durham, NC – State regulators must fully examine Duke Energy’s upcoming application to build a large gas-fired power plant or reject the plant. The project is already […]

Nelson seeks Comm 2 nomination

Friday, Nancy Nehls Nelson of Weaverville became the fourth Democrat to file for candidacy for Buncombe County’s Commissioner District 2. Previously filing were Scott Bissinger, former Sherrif’s deputy; Larry Dodson, a fire fighter and Matt  Kern, a green home builder. Press release from Nelson’s campaign: Nancy Nehls (pronounced “kneels”) Nelson has announced she’s seeking the Democratic Party […]

“Bliss: Transformational Festivals & the Neo Hippie” book event at Malaprop’s, Jan. 19

PRESS RELEASE: On January 19, the acclaimed American photographer Steve Schapiro, who is known worldwide for his photographs of the 1960s, including Haight-Ashbury and the hippies of that era, will be in Asheville to talk about his new book Bliss (powerHouse Books) that documents the hippies of today in and out of “transformational festivals” across […]

Red Cross announces opportunities to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

From Red Cross: Western North Carolina, January 2016 – This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to not only honor blood […]

Asheville real estate agent gives $330,000 to Homes for Heros

From All-Star Powerhouse at Keller Williams: Over $330,000 back to HEROES from the #1 Homes For Heroes Broker affiliate in the country; Rowena Patton’s All-Star Powerhouse (ASPH) @ Keller Williams Rowena Patton’s All-Star Powerhouse (ASPH) is a real estate team with its HQ in Asheville NC, with sister teams in Charleston SC, and Jacksonville FL […]

Tellico to perform, screen scenes from forthcoming documentary at Moonlight Mile studios, Jan. 17

From Moonlight Mile Studios Press release Southern Songs and Stories, a documentary series on the music of the South and the artists who make it, profiles western NC roots acoustic quartet Tellico in their third episode. Tellico plays at Moonlight Mile studios 6pm Sunday, January 17th as part of their episode on the music documentary […]

State seeks public input on stormwater permit for Duke Energy’s Asheville Plan

From the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – State environmental officials on Thursday announced that the draft stormwater permit for a Duke Energy Carolinas’ facility is available for public review and comment. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has drafted a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, permit for stormwater discharges at […]

Gov. Pat McCrory comments on North Carolina public health ranking

From Gov. Pat McCrory Press release Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina improved its overall public health ranking more than any other state in this year’s report released by the United Health Foundation. North Carolina moved up six places from last year, and ranks second highest state in the country for child immunizations. This year’s report […]

Catawba River Greenway gets $250,000 grant from N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund

From North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Press release RALEIGH, N.C. – State officials today announced the award of $4.9 million in grants from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to 30 local governments for parks and recreation projects. The matching grants, awarded by the Parks and Recreation Authority, will help fund […]

Grandfather Mountain hosts New Year’s Day sunrise opportunity

From Grandfather Mountain Press release There are sunrises, and then there are Grandfather Mountain sunrises. And then there are Grandfather Mountain New Year’s Day sunrises. Ring in an epic New Year on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, for Grandfather Mountain’s first sunrise opportunity of 2016. Sunrise opportunities allow guests the rare chance to visit the popular […]

Hendersonville Little Theatre changes name to Hendersonville Community Theatre

Press release from the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: Hendersonville, NC – The Hendersonville Little Theatre begins their 51st with a name change to Hendersonville Community Theatre and an expanded season of six main stage and four second stage shows. The wonderful and witty contemporary musical Ordinary Days opens the main stage season on January 22 -31 […]

Vocalist Peggy Ratusz and pianist Aaron Price play at Isis in support of The Blues Foundation, Jan. 14

WHAT: A concert by Peggy Ratusz and Aaron Price supporting The Blues Foundation WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. WHERE: Isis Restaurant and Music Hall’s upstairs lounge HOW MUCH: $10 per ticket More information from the artists’ team Those who are instrumental in helping keep my Blues music dreams alive, my family of fans […]

Christian conservative, Burchette, declares run for Buncombe County Commission seat

Press release from Jordan Burchette for Buncombe County Commissioner – District 2: Jordan Burchette, a resident of Fairview community for the past eleven years, is formally announcing his candidacy for Buncombe County District 2 Commissioner. Jordan is a morally and fiscally conservative candidate. He will be focusing his campaign on fiscal responsibility, halting progressive agendas, and […]

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