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Buncombe County Treatment Courts plan Sounds for Recovery Benefit Concert for September 1

Press release from NC Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Corrections & Juvenile Justice: We are excited to announce today, that the first annual “Sounds for Recovery Benefit Concert,” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St, in downtown Asheville. The evening’s festivities will take place from 7:00 to 9:30 […]

Coffee for Champions project kicks off Monday, August 1

Press release from Buncombe County Special Olympics: It’s rare that you can support a community cause simply by doing what you always do. But, for the month of August, an array of Asheville coffee shops and local businesses have partnered with Buncombe County Special Olympics to make supporting Special Olympic athletes as simple as drinking […]

WNC 4 Peace launches month of activities with showing of Inside Peace

Press release from WNC4Peace: Kicking off a month of activities to raise awareness of the importance of practicing peace, Grail Moviehouse, 45 South French Broad St., in downtown Asheville presents Inside Peace on Saturday, August 20, at 12 noon.. This award winning documentary follows a group of inmates during hard time in a Texas prison as they […]

Updated: Federal court strikes down controversial NC voter ID law

In a blow to the NC Republican agenda, a federal three judge panel has struck down the 3 year old voter ID law which had been implemented this year. In the spring primary election, according to Democracy North Carolina, “1,419 provisional ballots cast were not counted.” There was an increase in the percentage of provisional ballots […]

Cradle of Forestry to host Smokey Bear’s birthday party August 6

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina: The Cradle of Forestry invites kids of all ages to Smokey Bear’s Birthday Party on Saturday, August 6, from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Smokey Bear turns 72 years old this year. Bi-Lo grocery of Pisgah Forest is the event sponsor. The fire prevention bear will help cut his birthday […]

Grove Stone and Sand Company set to host a Reebok Spartan Super Sprint Race on August 6

Press release from Meryl Moss Media: WHO/WHAT: Spartan Race will take over the Grove Stone and Sand Company this coming Saturday, August 6. The Asheville Super is #4 of the Spartan NBC Championship Series. Grove Stone and Sand Company will be home to thousands of North Carolinians looking to experience the world’s leading obstacle race. With over 3 miles […]

Asheville Art Museum opens Black Mountain College artists exhibition, Aug. 5

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM: The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Geometric Vistas: Landscapes by Artists of Black Mountain College, a new exhibition opening Saturday, August 6. Geometric Vistas provides visitors with the opportunity to explore abstract landscapes and cityscapes created by artists who studied and taught at Black Mountain College between […]

Spartan Championship Race takes place at Grove Stone and Sand Co., Aug. 6

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Spartan Race will take over the Grove Stone and Sand Company this coming Saturday, August 6. The Asheville Super is #4 of the Spartan NBC Championship Series. Grove Stone and Sand Company will be home to thousands of North Carolinians looking to experience the world’s leading obstacle race. With over […]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available in NC following Secretary of Agriculture disaster declaration

Press release from U.S. Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in Jackson, Macon and Transylvania counties located in North Carolina as a result of the drought that began […]

Haywood Chamber of Commerce hosts Issues & Eggs program on new DOL regulations

Press release from Haywood County Chamber of Commerce: The Haywood Chamber of Commerce invites members and the community at large to attend the next Issues & Eggs program at Laurel Ridge Country Club on Wednesday, August 3: 8-9:00am. The guest speaker is Jonathan W. Yarbrough, a partner in the law firm of Constangy, Brooks, Smith […]

McHenry to host government contracting & exporting workshop in Biltmore Park

Press release: Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) announced today that he will be hosting a Government Contracting and Exporting Workshop for local companies interested in selling to federal, state, and local government agencies. The workshop will be co-hosted by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and will be led by instructors Noah Robins […]

Asheville Pulmonary and Mission Hospital solidify relationship through professional services agreement

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates (APCCA) and Mission Hospital have long worked in close partnership to provide high quality care and are now enhancing their existing relationship by entering into a professional services agreement effective Nov. 1. “This is a natural evolution to an already excellent relationship.  APCCA is an incredibly high […]

8-year-old paddler gets custom kayak

Press release from Dagger: GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 28, 2016) – Greenville-based kayak company, Dagger, and local outdoor recreation center, Nantahala Outdoor Center, made a dream come true today for 8-year-old, Abby Wehr, of Robbinsville, N.C. Dagger athlete, and renowned female whitewater kayaker, Adriene Levknecht, surprised Abby with a custom Dagger kayak at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), the premier destination […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina acquires 377-acre South Mountains property

Press release from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina: MORGANTON, N.C.—Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina reached an important milestone this week with the acquisition of 377 acres in the Ivy Creek watershed of the South Mountains, which brings the land trust’s 20-year protection record over the 50,000-acre mark to a total of 50,322 acres. “Foothills Conservancy formed […]

 Senator Van Duyn and Rep. Fisher will host a Town Hall in Asheville

Press release from campaign to re-elect Terry Van Duyn, NC Senate, District 49: Asheville, N.C. – N.C. Senator Terry Van Duyn (D-Buncombe) will host a town hall along with N.C. Representative Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe) on August 15, 2016, at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway, from 6 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. This is part […]

Blue Ridge Parkway to celebrate park centennial with festival on Aug. 5

Press release from the National Park Service: Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and Welcome Feast to the Beat on August 5th (Asheville, NC) –The Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating the National Park Service Centennial on Friday, August 5, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a […]

Campaign for constitutional amendment announces Aug. 8 press conference in Asheville

Press release from We the People N.C. Campaign: Press Conference, Monday, August 8, 11 AM, in Front of the Federal Courthouse, 100 Otis Street, in Asheville, NC to Announce the Kick-off of the Petition Drive for a Statewide Ballot Measure, in North Carolina. “We, the people of the State of North Carolina, respectfully request a proposed ballot measure […]

LPGA tour player Austin Ernst moves charity golf tourney to The Cliffs

Press release from The Cliffs: Ernst and nine LPGA Tour Players tee off to benefit Safe Harbor ARDEN, N.C., July 27, 2016 – The Cliffs, a collection of seven private luxury mountain and lake clubs and communities in the western Carolinas, will host LPGA Tour Player Austin Ernst’s annual one-day Pro-Am Charity Tournament benefitting Safe Harbor on August […]

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