News Bulletins

Air quality forecast for Thursday, September 1: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, September 1, 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 activities. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone:  828.250.6777 Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 09/01/2016

Transylvania County gets Golden Leaf Grant

From Transylvania Economic Alliance: Transylvania County Awarded $1.1M Golden Leaf Foundation Grant: SylvanSport to Anchor New Industrial Shell Building Brevard, NC: The Transylvania Economic Alliance (Alliance) in partnership with the City of Brevard, Transylvania County and Transylvania County Schools is pleased to announce a community-wide collaboration resulting in the award of a $1.1M Golden Leaf […]

Biltmore Restorative Medicine & Aesthetics releases new out-of-town patient guide

PRESS RELEASE: This month Biltmore Restorative Medicine & Aesthetics released a new, comprehensive resource for tourists who are interested in integrating restorative medical care into their vacation. The guide includes information about lodging, transportation, and regional attractions as well as information about the services that their practice offers. Biltmore Restorative Medicine & Aesthetics aims to […]

Belle Nuit opera to benefit Catherine McAuley Mercy Foundation

Press release: Belle Nuit opera concert to benefit Catherine McAuley Mercy Foundation ASHEVILLE, NC—On September 9, 2016, local not-for-profit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care will host an opera concert to benefit the Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation. The event will take place at Diana Wortham Theatre in Downtown Asheville at 7:30pm. Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation provides […]

Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler presents new novel at Malaprop’s, Sept. 13

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm MALAPROP’S BOOKSTORE & CAFE 55 Haywood St. About PERFUME RIVER: “What I so like about Perfume River is its plainly-put elegance. Enough time has passed since Viet Nam that its grave human lessons and heartbreaks can be—with a measure of genius—almost simply stated. Butler’s novel […]

Healthy Aging Day events in Buncombe and McDowell Counties Offer education, inspiration, and fun

PRESS RELEASE – Growing older doesn’t have to mean growing slower! This September, the YMCA of Western North Carolina will offer two Healthy Aging Day events featuring health screenings, fitness classes, and expert talks for the area’s rising senior population as part of nationwide Healthy Aging Week programming. The two free events—in Buncombe and McDowell counties—are […]

RiverMusic continues Sept. 9 with Buncombe Turnpike, Tellico and Love Canon

From RiverLink: RiverLink’s RiverMusic continues Sept. 9 at Carrier Park with bluegrass featuring Buncombe Turnpike, Tellico and Love Canon ASHEVILLE, NC — RiverLink’s RiverMusic brings a night of bluegrass to the Prestige Subaru stage with local favorties Buncombe Turnpike and Tellico opening for Love Canon on Sept. 9. The event will move just up the […]

Two local storytellers perform at National Storytelling Festival

PRESS RELEASE FROM INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER: Michael Reno Harrell and David Novak, will be featured in what USA Today calls “…the leading event of its kind in America.” The National Storytelling Festival is in its 44th year and showcases the world’s premier storytelling talent. The three-day outdoor festival brings thousands of travelers to Tennessee’s oldest […]

Asheville Vaudeville returns to Toy Boat, Sept. 17

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE VAUDEVILLE: Asheville Vaudeville kicks off their fall season with two shows on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Toy Boat Community Artspace in Biltmore Village. The Master of Ceremonies is Sneaky McFly of the Seduction Sideshow and Unifire Theater. His magical mayhem will be our guide through an evening of dynamic performances […]

Piano Diva performs Rachmaninoff in Brevard Philharmonic opener

From Brevard Philharmonic: Piano Diva performs Rachmaninoff in Brevard Philharmonic opener The Brevard Philharmonic, our county’s own professional symphony orchestra, debuts its 40th anniversary season on Sunday, September 11th at 3PM at the Porter Center at Brevard College. The soloist, Marina Lomazov, has been called “A sorceress.” The Salt Lake City Tribune has dubbed her, […]

Organic Growers School to host Annual Harvest Conference Sept. 10 at A-B Tech

Press release from Organic Growers School: Organic Growers School hosts 3rd Annual Harvest Conference Asheville, NC. ORGANIC GROWERS SCHOOL (OGS) is hosting the 3rd annual Harvest Conference, for backyard gardeners, urban farmers and homesteaders of all skill levels on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at AB Tech’s, Main Campus in downtown Asheville, NC. This Fall event, featuring all the popularity […]

UNC Asheville faculty showcase concert begins fall music series Sept.13

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Faculty Showcase Concert Begins Fall Music Series, Sept. 13 Jazz, classical, experimental music and more will be offered when UNC Asheville music faculty members perform in a free concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Lipinsky Hall Lobby on campus. Among the faculty members performing will be […]

City of Asheville offices will be closed Labor Day

From City of Asheville: City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday Asheville City government offices will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. However, garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal on Labor Day. Labor Day will be the final day of operation for Recreation Park […]

Buncombe County has state’s lowest unemployment rate for July

From North Carolina Department of Commerce: North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released RALEIGH —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 90 of North Carolina’s counties in July, increased in two, and remained unchanged in eight. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.0 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at […]

Asheville Awesome Foundation announces Fall Smackdown

From Asheville Awesome Foundation: Asheville Awesome Foundation FALL Smackdown! Want to find out about the next Awesome thing happening in Asheville? Awesome Asheville will be hosting their second LIVE grant party on September 11 at 6pm at the Block off Biltmore, located at 39 S. Market Street (Corner of Eagle & Market) Asheville, NC 28801. […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosts artist-in-residence musical performances

From Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Park Hosts Artist-in-Residence Musical Performances Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting two musical performances entitled ‘Appalachian Range: Old Mountains, New Music’ by the park’s Artist in Residence. Classically trained violist Jackie Beckey will perform the mountain-inspired, original music at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center on Sunday, September 11 from […]

Warren Wilson College and UNC Asheville named among The Princeton Review’s “Best 381 Colleges”

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Each year, more than 2,500 four-year institutions seek to make their case to high schoolers in hopes of influencing their answer to one question—“where am I going to college?” While it may seem impossible to get an unbiased opinion about a college or university, independent organizations, like The Princeton […]

Governor McCrory celebrates contributions that double size of Mount Mitchell State Park

Press release from Governor McCrory’s Press Office:  Governor Pat McCrory on Friday lauded the conservation community and private philanthropists for their contributions to the expansion of North Carolina’s flagship state park, Mount Mitchell. Thanks to the generosity of Salisbury philanthropists Fred and Alice Stanback and The Conservation Fund, along with contributions from the state’s Clean Water Management […]

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