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Jay Brown + The Everydays (dual album release show) at the Grey Eagle

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present JAY BROWN Jay Brown is a roots-orientated, one-man band from Boone, North Carolina, who has been playing guitar since the age of 7 and writing songs since high school. A prolific songwriter, Jay’s performance repertoire contains more than 50 original songs, as well as various covers from […]

DubConscious to be joined by Derrick Johnson and Josh Blake for May 8 event

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: DubConscious is excited & honored to announce the inclusion of not one, but TWO Asheville powerhouse musicians to join us on May 8th! Derrick Johnson (Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Big ‘Ol Nasty Getdown) and Asheville’s beloved Tuesday Night Funk Jam Co-Conspirator Josh Blake (GFE, Josh Blake’s Jukebox, […]

UNC Asheville assistant prof recognized as Community Connector

Press release from UNC Asheville: Tiece Ruffin Receives UNC Asheville Community Connector Award Tiece Ruffin, UNC Asheville assistant professor of education, has been named the fourth recipient of the university’s Community Connector Award, given by the university’s Key Center for Service Learning and Community Citizenship with support from Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. “My engagement as […]

Two new topics on Asheville’s Open City Hall online public engagement platform

Press release from City of Asheville Communications and Public Engagement department: Open City Hall is a new online citizen engagement tool being used by the City of Asheville to make it easier for residents to provide input on City efforts. So far, more than 1,100 people have given feedback on previous topics. There are two topics […]

Pardee Hospital receives top “A” grade in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score seventh consecutive time

From a press release: Pardee Hospital has once again received an A grade for its commitment to protecting patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Leapfrog Group awarded Pardee another top score in its Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores, released April 25 to the public. Of the 2,571 hospitals nationally who were assigned a […]

East Henderson graduate to share Senegal “gap year” experience

Press Release from Hendersonville Sister Cities: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (April 29, 2016) – Recently returned from her 9-month stay in Senegal, West Africa, 2015 graduate of East Henderson High School Maria Morava has been invited by Hendersonville Sister Cities to share her “gap year” experience at the Henderson County Public Library on May 11 at 6 […]

Annual meeting of League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe will feature Chris Cooper

Press release from the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County: The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will be hold its annual meeting on Saturday, May 14. We are excited to welcome Western Carolina Professor and Department Head of Political Science and Public Affairs, Chris Cooper, as our keynote speaker on Civility in Politics. […]

Flat Rock Playhouse offers summer camp for children with autism

Press release from Flat Rock Playhouse: Flat Rock, NC (April 28, 2016) – Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 announced today a partnership with St. Gerard House, a local non-profit organization offering evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other behavioral needs.  A two-week long summer camp with an emphasis on creative dramatics, theatre games, visual arts, […]

Asheville Pokémon player named state champion

Press release: Roan Godfrey-Robbins Earns Esteemed Title of Pokémon Trading Card Game State Champion as Pokémon Celebrates 20 Years After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) battles, Roan Godfrey-Robbins earned the coveted title of Pokémon State Champion while competing at the 2016 Pokémon State Championships. Held in Louisville, KY on April 9th, Roan competed […]

UnitedHealthcare donates $5,000 to CARING for Children waiting area remodel

Last week, UnitedHealthcare joined The CARING Clinic and Buncombe County Commissioner, Joe Belcher, in dedicating the CARING for Children Playground in Asheville. UnitedHealthcare recently provided a grant for $5,000 to The CARING Clinic to remodel their patient waiting area. See our April 21, 2016 Blogwire, CARING for Children opens new playground, for more information.

Cherokee elders file appeal of Cherokee Bear Zoo animal cruelty court decision

Press release: CHEROKEE ELDERS APPEAL COURT DECISION OVER CRUEL BEAR ZOO Members of Eastern Band Maintain That ‘Archaic’ Concrete Bear Pits Violate Endangered Species Act, Push for Bears’ Release to Sanctuary Cherokee, N.C. — Last week, two elders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Peggy Hill and Amy Walker, filed an appeal of the […]

Mountain Housing Opportunities announces two new hires in expansion of programs

Press release: MHO Hires Two in Expansion of Affordable Housing Production Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) is pleased to announce the hiring of two professional employees who will help to lead the expansion of MHO’s affordable housing and community development work. Asheville native S. Antanette Mosley joined MHO as Director of Resource Development on April 18, […]

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