News Bulletins

Air Quality Wednesday April 27th – Yellow for valleys, due to smoke from Silver Mine forest fire

Smoke from a forest fire in Madison County is contributing to current code yellow air quality conditions for particulate matter in the valleys of Asheville & Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it remains a code green air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in […]

Listen to This presents compelling tales of competition, April 28

PRESS RELEASE: Listen to This stories on stage presents “Winning Isn’t Everything, It’s the Only Thing,” compelling tales of competition Featuring stories by: Josh Batenhorst Maryedith Burrell Grayson Morris Jill Summers plus other surprises Hosted by Tom “Undisputed Champion” Chalmers Thursday, April 28th at 7:30 PM 35 Below (back behind Asheville Community Theatre) 35 E. […]

Asheville VA named “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by national survey

Press release from Charles George VA Medical Center: Charles George VA Medical Center (VAMC)  has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2016, a […]

The Magnetic Theatre debuts it first radio drama kids camp

Announcement from The Magnetic Theatre: Has your rising 6th-9th grader ever wanted to: Explore exotic locales? Soar through deep space? Solve crimes? Discover buried treasure? Live the lifestyle of the rich and famous soap opera world? At the Magnetic Theatre’s Radio Drama Camp this summer, kids ages 11 – 14 will write, produce, direct, and […]

Parkway Playhouse touts strong season, May to October

Press release from the Parkway Playhouse: Actors take the stage for the 70th season at Parkway Playhouse Saturday, May 7. The first production is “Steel Magnolias.” The Mainstage Season runs until Oct. 8, including four plays and two musicals. One standout is “The Ballad of Frankie Silver,” June 4-18. The play is based on the novel […]

French Broad River Festival release its schedule for April 29 & 30 fest

PRESS RELEASE: FBRF music schedule Friday April 29, 2016 Main Stage 1:30-3:00- Bodhi Roots Reggae Band 3:30-5:00- David Gans 5:30-7:00- Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project 7:30-9:00- Cabinet 10-12:00- Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Flood Stage 12pm- Yoga with Shelby Means (Della Mae, Sally and George) 1:30-2:30pm- The V Tones of Charleston 3:00-4:30pm- Sally and George […]

The Bob Moog Foundation launches a Kickstarter campaign to fund a feature-length documentary

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE BOB MOOG FOUNDATION: Today we are thrilled to announce the launch of our Kickstarter campaign, in support of an exciting new feature-length documentary. This is a crucial, early chapter in electronic music history that needs to be documented NOW! Electronic Voyager on Kickstarter From Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm, the Director/Producer […]

On a very thirsty Thursday in June at McCormick Field players will don “beer city” jerseys

Press release from the Asheville Tourists: On Thursday June 2, the Asheville Tourists will become the Beer City Tourists for one night only when they play host to the Greenville Drive. Asheville has been named Beer City USA on multiple occasions and was called the “Napa Valley of beer” by National Public Radio. Buncombe County is […]

Renowned photographer Sally Mann will be at Malaprop’s May 17

PRESS RELEASE FROM MALAPROP’S: Hold Still author and photographer Sally Mann at Malaprop’s! Sally Mann Presentation and Signing May 17, 7 p.m. We are honored to welcome National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Sally Mann to Malaprop’s. Mann is one of America’s most renowned photographers. Her work […]

Grandfather Mountain hosts salamander celebration May 7

Press release from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: Grandfather Mountain is well known for its black bears. But if you think the mountain’s most abundant animal weighs 300 pounds and is covered in fur, think again. And think smaller. On Saturday, May 7, Grandfather Mountain will celebrate the salamander, the most prolific terrestrial vertebrate at the Linville-based […]

Malaprop’s celebrates Independent Bookstore Day, April 30

PRESS RELEASE FROM MALAPROP’S: INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY marks its second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on April 30th, 2016, with 420 independent bookstores in 48 states hosting literary parties around the country. MALAPROP’S BOOKSTORE/CAFÉ will be celebrating with our first-ever Poetry Upon Request event. We’ll feature local poets writing poems for customers using a […]

Sacred Valley Acupuncture to offer community-style acupuncture for women

From a press release: Sacred Valley Acupuncture is excited to offer community-style acupuncture to women in the Asheville area beginning May 5. This style of acupuncture varies from traditional practitioner/client appointments in that women will all sit in community together while being treated. Being treated in a communal way allows women to sit in a […]

Water main break leaves Hendersonville Water and Sewer customers near Sugarloaf Elementary without water

Press release from Hendersonville Water and Sewer: The water customers of Hendersonville Water and Sewer along Sugarloaf Rd. from Sugarloaf Elementary School to Ridge Rd., including all associated side streets in this area of the County are currently experiencing a low to no pressure condition due to a broken water main located on Sugarloaf Rd. […]

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