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9th annual Squirrel Box Derby returns to Brevard May 28

Press release: SPEEDING TOWARD SATURDAY’S SQUIRREL BOX DERBY RACE BREVARD, NC — On Saturday, May 28, the Squirrel Box Derby will return after a one-year break in the running of the colorful, small-town race. Organizers said registrations are streaming in for racers, volunteers and sponsors who want to enjoy the new, one-day format for the […]

SAHC hosts farm tour, volunteer event June 4 in celebration of Land Trust Day/National Trails Day

Press release: National Trails Day/Land Trust Day on Saturday, June 4 to support, appreciate conservation Shop, dine, hike or volunteer to support conservation with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Asheville, NC – On Saturday, June 4, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) is organizing events across the mountains of Western North Carolina and East Tennessee to […]

Exhibition “Perceptions the Black Male: images of Dignity” opens June 3 at Pink Dog

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Perceptions the Black Male: Images of Dignity This body of work was inspired by the need to present a counter perception to the continuous seemingly collective negative perceptions of black males in the United States. We believe that now is an important and opportune time to address the various perceptions […]

Anam Cara Theatre Co. holds auditions for “American Cream”

PRESS RELEASE FROM ANAM CARA: ANAM CARA THEATRE COMPANY seeks actors for American Cream Compiled, distilled and rendered by Zach Trebino Directed by Rachel Thomas-Levy May 26, 6-9pm at Toy Boat Community Art Space (101 Fairview Rd.) May 27, 3pm-5pm at Colourfield (54 Ravenscroft Dr.) Possible callbacks May 27, 8pm-10pm at Colourfield ABOUT AUDITIONS: Anam […]

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EPA issues Special Notice Letters to three Potentially Responsible Parties at CTS of Asheville site

On Monday, May 16, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced the issuance of Special Notice Letters to three Potentially Responsible Parties in regards to the CTS of Asheville Superfund site on Mills Gap Road in Southern Buncombe County. The letters, says Angela Miller, Public Affairs Specialist for EPA’s Region 4 Superfund Division, are an […]

Behavioral health technology conference planned for Southeast, May 27

From a press release: Carolina HealthTEC Live will bring together providers, policy makers, caregivers and consumers who offer or use mental health, developmental disability and substance use disorder services on May 27 in Asheville for one of the first behavioral health conferences and technology expos catered to the southeast region. The one-day event will feature […]

SAHC, Highland Brewing team up to host Farm to Rooftop Beer Dinner June 2

Press release: “For Love of Beer & Mountains” Farm to Rooftop Beer Dinner Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Highland Brewing Company host local food, beer event Asheville, NC – On Thursday, June 2, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) and Highland Brewing Company will host a Farm-to-Rooftop Beer Dinner as part of their “For Love […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, May 25: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, May 25, 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 Wednesday, 05/25/2016

Fairview Volunteer Fire Department receives Homeland Security Grant

The Fairview Volunteer Fire Department in Buncombe County received the grant which comes in the third round of this year’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The AFG Program aims to help firefighters and first responders throughout the country. Local departments apply for the grants through a program administered by the Grant Programs Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

Garden & Gun magazine taps Buxton Hall Barbecue as a top North Carolina lunch spot

Jed Portman, editor of Garden & Gun magazine included Asheville’s Buxton Hall Barbecue among his top picks for lunch spots in North Carolina in the publication’s June/July “Southern Road Trips” issue. In his story, “Tar Heel Eats,” Portman wraps up a two-day sea-to-mountains food tour of North Carolina with a meal at South Slope wood-fired […]

National Trails Day celebration includes Mountains-to-Sea Trail section opening

North Carolina state park officials will join Carolina Mountain Club (CMC) volunteers June 4 for the grand opening of a new 20-mile section of the Mountains-to-Sea (MTS) State Trail. The new trail section begins at the Blue Ridge Parkway and travels down BIA 407 for four miles through the Eastern Cherokee Reservation and then along the Blue Ridge Parkway for 16 miles to Balsam Gap.

Old Town Swannanoa Tour with Bill Alexander, June 4

PRESS RELEASE FROM SWANNANOA VALLEY MUSEUM: The Swannanoa Valley Museum hosts a stand-alone tour led by always-entertaining (and mostly-truth-telling) guide, Bill Alexander.​ The tour will explore the area that was once part of the mill town that surrounded Beacon Manufacturing in downtown Swannanoa. ​More Details: ​Swannanoa remained primarily a rural, farming community until the late […]

20th annual Foothills Craft Fair at Blue Ridge BBQ Festival

The Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival, held this year on June 10 and 11 at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC, has grown to be one of the finest food festivals in the country. Interestingly, one of the main reasons for this is that it’s not just about food. One component that helps sets the event apart from other outdoor food festivals is its outstanding arts and crafts show, the Foothills Arts & Craft Festival.

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