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‘Puppy Bowl’ adoption event and viewing party held at Asheville Brewing, Feb. 7

From Asheville Humane Society: Puppy Bowl Adoption Event & Viewing Party Sunday, February 7 | 2 – 5 PM The Carolina Panthers aren’t the only ones headed to the big game. Once again, Asheville Humane Society has puppies in the starting lineup for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XII! Join us in the Game Room at […]

State report explains science behind initial coal ash classifications

From North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – State environmental experts released the scientific data used to determine the risk level each coal ash pond presents to public health and the environment. This classification will determine the closure timeline for each of Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash ponds in accordance with a […]

Buxton Hall celebrates women in Asheville’s bar scene at monthly Velvet & Lace event, Feb. 4

From Our VOICE: Who: Buxton Hall presents Velvet & Lace, back for round three! What: A celebration of the female presence in Asheville’s bar scene, with 10% of sales benefiting Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s rape crisis center. Where: The next event is February 4th at Buxton Hall, beginning at 10 pm. This month will feature bombshell babe and […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday Jan. 30: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, January 30, 2016, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Sunday, January 31, 2016, is expected to be a code green air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. […]

Hall Fletcher Elementary parents mobilize following proposed school changes

From Hall Fletcher Parents: Asheville, N.C. – In response to the Asheville City Board of Education’s decision to explore major changes at Hall Fletcher Elementary, parents and community members will be knocking on neighborhood doors this Saturday, January 30th at 1pm to ensure Hall Fletcher Elementary parents have an opportunity to provide their input. “In […]

Brevard, North Carolina self-proclaims itself new epi-center of Groundhog (White Squirrel) Day festivities

Press release from Ann Sharpsteen: BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA (January 29, 2016) – For the second year in a row, Brevard’s beloved ambassador white squirrel, Pisgah Pete, will take the helm at the City of Brevard’s Groundhog Day festivities, dubbed by local residents “White Squirrel Day,” instead. The cute furry town mascot will not only predict […]

Jim Julien’s ‘The Caro Savanti Experience’ onstage at The Magnetic Theatre, Feb. 11-27

PRESS RELEASE: When The Magnetic Theatre debuted Jim Julien’s The Caro Savanti Experience in a sold-out run at the BeBe in July 2013, Tony Kiss of the Asheville Citizen-Times called it “wild fun. The Magnetic Theatre really has something cooking with its latest original comic romp. Darren Marshall gives an amazing performance as a crazed […]

Haywood Waterways Association seeks participants, sponsors for Feb. 6 Polar Plunge

The nonprofit organization Haywood Waterways Association and Lake Junaluska Assembly is seeking participants and sponsors for its 4th annual Polar Plunge Benefit-t-ting Kids in the Creek and Youth Education. The event takes place February 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Junaluska beach near Waynesville. “There will be over 100 brave and […]

5th annual Miles Avery Autism Awareness Classic brings top U.S. gymnasts to Swannanoa Jan. 30 & 31

Press release: OSEGA Gymnastics Will Host The Miles Avery Autism Awareness Classic This Weekend Swannanoa, NC — This Saturday and Sunday, January 30th & 31st, 2016 , OSEGA Gymnastics will host The 5th Annual Miles Avery Autism Awareness Classic at their facility in Swannanoa, N.C. The gymnastics competition will bring over 250 of the most […]

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy protects 48-acre tract near Pisgah National Forest

Press release: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy protects 48-acre Broad Branch tract Local land trust acquires land adjacent to Pisgah National Forest for conservation Asheville, NC – The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) recently acquired 48 acres adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest in the Highlands of Roan. Located less than 2 miles from the Appalachian […]

Chad Nesbitt attacks Citizen-Times’ take on public opinion of hotel development

The ever controversial Chad Nesbitt released a statement to the media today voicing objection to the Citizen- Times’ statement in a recent article that some of the voting public feels the tourism industry is not sharing the wealth enough.  Mr. Nesbitt, who is running for the chair position on the Buncombe County board of commissioners, offered […]

Great Decisions 2016 spring lecture series to commence with discussion on Middle East alliances

Announcement from UNC Asheville: Middle East alliances will be the first topic in the “Great Decisions 2016” spring lecture series, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The Great Decisions 2016 series is sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC […]

Asheville Mayor and VA team up for a point in time count of people experiencing homelessness

Press release from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs: Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Cynthia Breyfogle, Charles George VA Medical Center director, will participate in the national annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count. The statewide count is conducted within a 24-hour period and gathers information about persons experiencing homelessness on one given night. WHAT: Participate in a national […]

Advance care planning workshop on Feb. 5 at OLLI at UNC Asheville

Announcement from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold an advance care planning workshop from 3 – 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Reuter Center, home of OLLI at UNC Asheville. This workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will feature a panel experienced in addressing […]

Carolina Public Press: Speakers question Duke’s Asheville plans

The following is a full reprinting of a Carolina Public Press article written by Frank Taylor on January 27, 2016. Frank Taylor is the managing editor of Carolina Public Press, Duke Energy Progress’s petition to replace its coal plant on Lake Julian in Asheville with a complex of mostly natural gas plants received harsh criticism from customers Tuesday night […]

Dead Romance: New Velvet & Lace event planned at Buxton Hall Barbecue, Feb. 4

PRESS RELEASE from Velvet & Lace: Velvet & Lace Dead Romance: A celebration of the female presence in Asheville’s bar scene What: Velvet & Lace is back yet again for round three! The next event is February 4th at Buxton Hall, beginning at 10 pm. This month will feature bombshell babe and crazy talented guest bartender […]

New spin on bed and breakfast: Astrolodge reads your star chart too

Press reprint from original syndication source, Send 2 Press: Do you ever ask yourself, “Why does this always happen to me?” Or do you simply chalk it off to fate? Yvonne Haarsma, owner of the Asheville Astrolodge, explains why coincidences do not exist and ascertains that everything happens for a reason, including problems people encounter. A […]

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