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Spinterview series continues April 3 at Asheville Music School

PRESS RELEASE: Sunday, April 3rd, 4pm. Asheville Music School Performance Loft ADMISSION – $5 STUDENTS- ONLY $2! April 3… “The Legacy of CTI Records” Using top jazz and studio players, mixing stylish, sometimes lavish arrangements with stunning artwork, Creed Taylor’s record label created a timeless product. The Spinterview captures great tracks and keen insights from […]

Parks & Rec announces Senior Games and Silver Arts

Press release: Asheville, NC – The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation invites area seniors to participate in friendly competition at the 2016 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts.  Opening Ceremonies will be held on April 28 with various competitions through May 21.  Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremonies and Silver Arts Showcase on May 24.  […]

Pisgah Legal Services shares five health insurance tax tips

Press release: ASHEVILLE– Last year, over 560,000 North Carolinians purchased quality, affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and most benefitted from advance payments of the premium tax credit that lowered their monthly premiums. With the tax filing deadline a few weeks away, many people have questions about their taxes and health insurance, here are […]

Federal prosecutor Westmoreland to speak at JA ethics lunch on April 12

Press release: On Tuesday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Crowne Plaza Resort and Spa in Asheville, high school students from across the region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Polk) with gather together with business leaders from the community in a roundtable style discussion on the topic of Ethics in Justice. This is the […]

Annual International Calligraphy Conference will be held at Warren Wilson College, June 25-July 2

PRESS RELEASE: 35th Annual International Calligraphy Conference Sponsored By Black Mountain Center For The Arts Some class openings still available. A Show Of Hands 2016, the 35th annual international calligraphy conference, will be held June 25th–July 2nd at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. This is the first time that this con- ference will be […]

Foreclosure rates in Asheville decrease 

Press release: CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Asheville area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.54 percent for January 2016, a decrease of 0.16 percentage points compared with January 2015 when the rate was 0.70 percent. Foreclosure activity in Asheville was lower than the national foreclosure rate, which was 1.15 percent for January […]

Molly Barker, Girls on the Run founder, to speak in Asheville on April 8 

Press release: Girls on the Run founder, Molly Barker, will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville.  The 10,000 Girls Limitless Potential Breakfast, sponsored by Rhinehart Fire Services, will be held on Friday, April 8th from 8:00am until 9:30am at the DoubleTree. The breakfast is being held to celebrate the […]

RiverLink earns national recognition as an accredited land trust

Press release: RiverLink, a regional non-profit working to revitalize the French Broad River Watershed, today announced it has achieved accreditation — a mark of honor in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that RiverLink lands will be protected forever. Accredited land trusts across the country have permanently conserved more than […]

Governor McCrory releases video statement responding to national criticism of H.B. 2

Press release: [Ed. Note: See a full transcript of the Governor’s statement below the video.] Transcript: “Hi, I’m North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “In the 50 plus years since I’ve lived in North Carolina I’ve learned that the people of North Carolina love each other and they respect their differences. Even when those differences conflict […]

French Broad riverkeepers uncover major E. coli source polluting Hominy Creek

In a July 26, 2015 article, Xpress mused whether the Hominy Creek Greenway in West Asheville was going to the dogs. In light of a recent online article posted to, it appears that the true question may have been, quite literally, “Is Hominy Creek going to sh*t?” According to the article, written by French […]

Asheville CVB launches destination music strategy and new music website for travelers

PRESS RELEASE: The Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is launching a new marketing initiative designed to develop Asheville’s national music reputation. This new initiative promotes the music sector in all its layers including musicians, instrument makers, studios, venues, music shops, attractions and events. “Visitors are welcomed by music as soon as they arrive in […]

Human Rights Campaign releases open letter from 90-plus CEOs calling for repeal of H.B. 2

Press release (from Human Rights Campaign): Bank of America, American Airlines, Cisco, Miramax, & Uber Join List of More Than 90 Major CEOs and Business Leaders Demanding North Carolina Repeal Discriminatory & Radical New Anti-LGBT Law Leaders from major corporations continue to join the growing chorus of business voices from across the country speaking out […]

Asheville native donates intricate Saluda Grade Train Model to Saluda Historic Depot

Press release: Saluda Grade Train Model Donated to Saluda Historic Depot SALUDA, NC—After studying the engineering feat and history of the Saluda Grade, Dr. Fred McConnel (Mac), has held a passion for Saluda and the role that this section of the railroad played in the transformation of western N.C. Dr. McConnel, a native from Asheville […]

The Vanishing Wheelchair announces monthly “Birthday Magic” performances beginning April 30

Press release: The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, Hosts Monthly Birthday Magic at its Little Theatre The Vanishing Wheelchair will be hosting “Birthday Magic” the last Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at its Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K in Asheville starting on April 30. The forty-five minute children’s […]

UNCA announces PRIDE month programs in April

PRESS RELEASE: UNC Asheville will present a series of discussions, documentaries and more in April as part of PRIDE Month 2016. PRIDE programming (Practice Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, Education) was initiated in 2012 with events to increase awareness and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, and includes a variety of programming throughout the […]

Buncombe County calls for volunteers to assist with Special Olympics Spring Games May 5

Press release: Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Buncombe County Spring Games to be held on Thursday, May 5, 2015 Buncombe County will hold its Special Olympic Spring Games on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at TC Roberson High School. Opening ceremonies will kick off at 9:00 a.m. at the track and games will follow. Athletes from […]

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