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Mars Hill University professor receives Choice Award for book

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. David Gilbert, visiting assistant professor of history at Mars Hill University, has received a Choice Award for his book, The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Choice awards are presented annually by Choice magazine, a publication of the American Library Association. The […]

YWCA of Asheville dedicates “Bee Happy Garden” in memory of Laurey Masterton

  PRESS RELEASE:  On Friday, June 3, 2016 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, YWCA of Asheville will host an event to dedicate their newly planted “Bee Happy Garden” in memory of Laurey Masterton. Thanks to funding provided by Duke Energy Progress, the garden was built to honor the legacy of Laurey Masterton, former YWCA board […]

Asheville Greenworks collects record-high of 2,880 tires at biannual Tire Amnesty Days

Press Release: In partnership with Buncombe County’s Department of Solid Waste, local environmental conservation nonprofit Asheville Greenworks holds free biannual tire collection events, Tire Amnesty Days, intended to increase awareness around tire recycling and provide an affordable outlet for the public to rid their properties of unwanted tire piles. This past November the local nonprofit […]

Memorial Day concert and ceremony scheduled at Pack Square Park

Press release from the City of Asheville, Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs: The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host the annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage in Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2016. Featured will be the award winning Fort […]

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill at Diana Wortham Theatre

PRESS RELEASE:   Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill Friday, May 27 • 8:00 p.m. Join Irish fiddle aficionado Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they explore the rising and falling melodies that enchant their audiences and hold them spellbound with every fiery performance. Learn more LISTEN: Tune in to 88.7 FM WNCW this Friday, May 27 in the 11 […]

Pulitzer Prize nominee David George Haskell will appear at Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

PRESS RELEASE FROM CAROLINA LITERARY FESTIVAL: As part of the North Carolina Humanities Council Pulitzer Initiative, the Carolina Mountains Literary festival welcomes David George Haskell, Pulitzer Prize nominee for his book The Forest Unseen. The annual festival is held in Burnsville September 8­-10, 2016. Haskell’s appearance is made possible by The North Carolina Humanities Council […]

AARP extends service to Western North Carolina

PRESS RELEASE: Reflecting the increasing number of older adults in North Carolina, the 1.1 million-member state affiliate of AARP is also growing and is extending its service to communities in Western North Carolina.  AARP has hired Rebecca Chaplin as its new Community Outreach Associate State Director to serve the mountain region of the state. With […]

Aloft Asheville Downtown sponsors third Homeward Bound move-in

PRESS RELEASE: This week, Aloft Asheville Downtown, a McKibbon Hospitality property, sponsored its third move-in through Homeward Bound, supporting the transition of people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. The Aloft team collected items such as furniture, household supplies and toiletries, delivered them to the home, and helped the individual set up their new permanent residence. “We […]

Blue Ridge Roller Girls hold double header at U.S. Cellular Center June 4

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER AT U.S. CELLULAR CENTER JUNE 4 May 23, 2016 – On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Blue Ridge Roller Girls will hold a double header at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. The bouts will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the Blue Ridge French Broads […]

Free Range Asheville bring Daniel Pujol to Ole Shakey’s, June 4

PRESS RELEASE FROM FREE RANGE ASHEVILLE: June 4, 2016 Pujol Ole Shakey’s 7pm – $5 at the door / 21+ 790 Riverside Dr Asheville, NC 28801 FB event: “Nashville artist Daniel Pujol has built a reputation for engaging classic issues and contemporary ideas in a thoughtful, nuanced way rarely seen in rock’n’roll.” – Sobotka […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, May 26: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, May 26, 2016, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 05/26/2016

Oxford American holds summer issue launch party at Downtown Books & News, June 4

Little Rock, Ark.-based literary magazine Oxford American holds a launch party for its summer issue at Downtown Books & News on Saturday, June 4. The event features local author and Oxford American contributor Jeremy B. Jones, banjo player Joe Sundrell and Oxford American editor Eliza Borné  — the magazine’s first female editor in its 25 […]

UNC Asheville Biology professor discovers new species of snake

press release: Graham Reynolds, Biology Faculty at UNC Asheville, Discovers New Species – the Silver Boa ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of Biology Graham Reynolds recently led a team from Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology in the discovery of a new species of boid snake during an expedition to a remote corner of […]

Local nonprofits receive $254,000 in grants to support women’s crisis resources

Press release: Dr. Mae Jemison Addresses More than 1,000 at Power of the Purse® Women for Women Giving Circle Announces $254,000 in Grants (May 24 – Asheville, NC) – Astronaut, physician and entrepreneur Dr. Mae Jemison was the featured speaker at the sold-out 12th Annual Power of the Purse® held yesterday at the Crowne Plaza […]

Homeward Bound receives $35,000 grant from Community Foundation of Henderson County

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Homeward Bound Receives Funds from the Community Foundation of Henderson County Hendersonville, NC (May 25, 2016): Homeward Bound of WNC is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a grant on behalf of the Henderson County Homeless Coalition in the amount of $35,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson […]

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