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Walk-through immersive theater installation opens Oct. 14 and 15

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: emersion Presents: Plato’s Allegory of the Cave an interactive walk-through immersive theater installation October 14th&15th 8pm (a limited number of people can be in the house at a time, so stagger arrival times between 8-9:30pm) 43 W. Chestnut St. Asheville, NC 28801 $10 at the door emersion is a series […]

Asheville School students to perform at Asheville Art Museum

Press release from Asheville School: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 29, 2016) The Asheville Art Museum will host Asheville School students for a presentation of their work, “Community: Spoken Word Performance,” on Friday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m. It will take place at the final First Friday before the museum’s renovations begin. The performance will feature Gelsey […]

Rock Academy quarterly music showcase held at Highland Brewing on Oct. 15

Press release from Rock Academy: The Rock Academy plays a free live show in the tasting room at Highland Brewing from 5:00-9:00 PM. After sharing the stage with Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Roy (Futureman) Wooten, Victor Wooten, American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson and the Legendary Joe Stump, these kids are pros! Come try some tasty brews […]

BCTDA to provide $50,500 in grants to 14 festivals

Press release from Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau: ASHEVILLE, NC (September 28, 2016) – The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) voted today to provide $50,500 in grants to support 14 community festivals and events. Utilizing discretionary advertising revenue from the website, BCTDA developed a Festivals and Cultural Events Support Fund in early 2016. […]

“North Carolina in the Great War” exhibit opens Oct. 3; runs through Nov. 18

Press release from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Western Office: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – “North Carolina in the Great War” will be on exhibit at the Western Office North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Asheville from October 3 to November 18. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

“Camping in the Old Style” re-created at the Cradle of Forestry

Press release: Pisgah Forest, N.C., Sept. 30 2016 – The Pisgah National Forest’s Centennial Celebration continues at the Cradle of Forestry in America on Saturday, October 8 with “Camping in the Old Style.” A classic camping interpretive team known as the Acorn Patrol demonstrate the low-tech/high-skill approach as practiced in the outdoors in the early […]

Parking garage construction to begin in October at Asheville Regional Airport

From Asheville Regional Airport: The next time you visit the airport and pull into the parking lot, you will see a construction zone.  We break ground on the new five-story, 1,300-space parking garage on October 3. The parking garage, part of the airport’s master plan, will take one year to complete, and will serve passenger […]

Historic B-17 coming to Asheville Airport Oct. 14-16

From Asheville Regional Airport: The B-17 has a remarkable story – one filled with daring missions and personal sacrifice. You can relive that story aboard the EAA’s beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast, October 14-16 at Asheville Regional Airport. The B-17 serves as a tribute to those known as the greatest generation: the bold […]

Park Ridge Health Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers

  PRESS RELEASE – Park Ridge Health is honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best breast centers based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The list of more […]

Southern Conference Basketball Championships to remain in Asheville in 2017

Statement from Demp Bradford, Executive Director of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission: On behalf of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission and the Local Organizing Committee, we are excited that the leadership of the Southern Conference chose to keep 2017 Southern Conference Championships in Asheville. We are thankful to Commissioner Iamarino and his staff […]

Asheville recycling program to expand to Hillcrest and Deaverview communities

Press release from the city of Asheville:   Thanks to the success of the curbside recycling program in the Southside communities, which began in October 2015, more Asheville Housing Authority residents will have access to the program by year’s end. Asheville Housing Authority, AHA’s Residents’ Council, City of Asheville and Asheville GreenWorks are expanding recycling to the […]

Campaign of Nancy Nehls Nelson releases statement on death of Nelson’s spouse on Sept. 29

Statement from the campaign of Nancy Nehls Nelson: It is with deep sadness we announce that Curtis Griffith Nelson, husband of Nancy Nehls Nelson, passed away on September 29th from complications from Post-Polio Syndrome and pneumonia at CarePartner’s Solace Center in Asheville, surrounded by his community of family and friends and dogs. He was 82 […]

Rock Academy Quarterly Music Showcase at Highland Brewing Oct. 15

Press release from Rock Academy: The Rock Academy plays a free live show in the tasting room at Highland Brewing from 5:00-9:00 PM. After sharing the stage with Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Roy (Futureman) Wooten, Victor Wooten, American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson and the Legendary Joe Stump, these kids are pros! Come try some tasty brews […]

Vehicle Injury Prevention program coming to local high schools

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: Two local high schools are scheduled to host the VIP for a VIP program, Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person.  A.C. Reynolds H.S. will host the program on October 4th and Asheville H.S. will host it on October 5th.  Several agencies are involved to achieve the mission of […]

Appalachian Trail rerouted in order to improve hiking experience at Watauga Lake

Press release from the The Conservation Fund: Today the U.S. Forest Service, The Conservation Fund and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced the protection of 20 acres near Cherokee National Forest’s Shook Branch Swim Area at Watauga Lake. The acquisition, made possible with funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will lay […]

Asheville Zombiewalk rises again

Press release from The Resurrected Stepchildren of George Romero: Asheville, prepare to become lunch. Zombies are on the move again! Help us spread the zombie infection during the 11th annual Asheville Zombiewalk in downtown Asheville. The living dead will gather in Aston Park on Sunday, October 9, beginning at 5:30pm. “Put on your most gruesome […]

Pisgah Elementary recognized as one of 329 Blue Ribbon Schools

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today announced the 329 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016. The award is based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are proof that we can prepare every child […]

Hometown bank celebrates eighth decade of community commitment with 80 hours of service initiative

Press release from Asheville Savings Bank: Asheville Savings Bank (ASB) is celebrating 80 years of serving the financial needs of Western North Carolina residents. Founded in 1936 and headquartered in Asheville, ASB has a total of 13 area banking centers located in the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Madison and Transylvania. ASB’s goal is to […]

Organic Growers School launches coaching and consulting program for home growers

Press release from Organic Growers School: Organic Growers School (OGS) announces the launch of their new Coaching & Consulting program to serve home-owners, farmers, backyard gardeners and sustainability seekers in Western NC. The program is designed as a one-on-one, site-specific, education and support service to help home growers move forward more quickly and easily on their […]

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