News Bulletins

Pussy Riot members take part in a panel discussion at UNCA, Nov. 16

Press release from UNC Asheville: Pussy Riot Panel Discussion with Maria (Masha) Alyokhina and Alexandra (Sasha) Bogino Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm Panel Discussion, Humanities Lecture Hall. Ticketed event. For tickets and more information: UNC Asheville student tickets $5. All other tickets $15. UNC Asheville student tickets on sale in Lipinsky 215 box office […]

Asheville to open drop-off location for children’s charity

Press Release from Samaritan’s Purse: Beverly Hills Baptist Church will serve as a drop-off location for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. During National Collection Week, November 14 – 21, Asheville and area residents will donate shoeboxes—filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, […]

Brevard Music Center hosts First Mondays concert series

Press release from Brevard Music Center: Brevard Music Center (BMC), in partnership with Brevard College, is pleased to announce the November program for its First Mondays series of free BMC Community Concerts in Brevard. Monday, November 7 at 12:30 PM, BMC faculty member and clarinetist Steve Cohen will be joined by pianist Elizabeth Buccheri for […]

Upcoming AARP events to help support family caregivers

Press Release from AARP North Carolina: AARP in the Mountain Region is presenting two free November events for family caregivers to learn, celebrate and take a break. On Wednesday, November 9, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging, Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy, in Asheville, AARP will […]

“Wastedland 2” screens at the Burger Bar, Nov. 6

Press release from event organizers: After an opening night at Gallery5 in Richmond, Va, Andrew H. Shirley and fellow artists will be traveling to Raleigh, NC and Asheville, NC with 2 nights of special underground screenings of “Wastedland 2” (31 min / Color/ 2016) and live performances by The Unstoppable Death Machines (NYC), EKG – […]

Local artist to bring arts program to veterans

Press Release:  Asheville based expressive Artist Jimi Seidel, who has 20 years of experience creating and delivering innovative expressive arts programs regionally and locally, has created and conducted an effective, well received pilot program valued at almost $4000 at no cost to the Charles George Veterans Administration Medical Center (CGVAMC) Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Therapy […]

2016 Grassroots Arts Program grant winners announced

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council: The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2016 Grassroots Arts Program Grant Winners. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the […]

Junior League of Asheville announces poinsettia sale

Press Release from Junior League of Asheville: The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) announces the 2016 kickoff of their annual Poinsettia Sale to benefit the League’s work in our community. The 2016 JLA Poinsettia Sale was launched in September and is now open for public orders. Options for purchase are white, red, or pink […]

Asheville City buses to provide free transportation on election day, Nov. 8

Press release from the City of Asheville: Anyone who is registered to vote and wants to vote should be able to vote. That’s the basis of an Asheville City Council resolution authorizing a fare-free public transportation day on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The measure was approved at the Oct. 25 City Council meeting.   […]

Air quality forecast for Monday Oct. 31: Moderate (YELLOW)

Happy Halloween! Monday, October 31, 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 Monday, 10/31/2016 […]

Faith leaders and communities plan prayerful processional to stop violence against people of color

Press release from the Center for Participatory Change: Faith leaders and communities will gather for a prayerful processional on All Saints Day to confess and lament the disproportionate violence against black and brown bodies sweeping the nation. Following a procession, with pauses for prayer in significant places along the route, the group will call for […]

Nantahala National Forest wildfire summary at close of weekend

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina: Elevated fire activity on the Nantahala National Forest has prompted fire management officials to transition from district management to a Type 3 organization. The transition, effective today, enables more effective management of several fires simultaneously under the umbrella of one incident commander.       Additional resources […]

WNC Farmers Market awarded grant from Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

Press release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture: The  Western N.C. Farmers Market has been awarded a $380,000 grant from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority. The market will use the grant to help pay for a planned renovation of the retail Market Shops building, which is designed to encourage increased visitation, particularly during winter months. “The […]

ABCCM requests votes for Transformation Village: help end homelessness with a $25,000 Neighborhood Assist Grant

Press release from ABCCM: Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry’s Transformation Village initiative, which when built will house hundreds of homeless women, children and intact families, is one of 200 national finalists for a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program, and needs your votes to be in the top 40 to receive the […]

North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association provides Halloween pet safety information

Press release from NCVMA: The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is providing Halloween Pet Safety tips and information in light of the holiday on Monday. Making pet owners aware of the potential dangers of this holiday will ensure that every member of the family is able to celebrate safely. NCVMA president and local veterinarian Dr. […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation announces 2016 Women of Hope

Press release: Pardee Hospital Foundation announced the 2016 Women of Hope award recipients at the 19th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon held on Friday, Oct. 28, at Blue Ridge Community College. Delwin Hyder, Karen Orr Haug and Bobbie Trotter were honored at this year’s sold-out event, which raised more than $160,000 to help uninsured or […]

Update on Dick’s Creek fire near Sylva

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina Started: October 23, 2016 Cause: Under Investigation Containment: 80% Location: Southeast of Dicks Creek Road,                   Sylva, NC Fuel Type: Hardwood, Leaf Litter Terrain: Steep and Rugged Current Size: 374 Acres  Summary: Dicks Creek Fire incident leadership was transferred to Kelly Cagle this morning.  Cagle has […]

Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests announces fire restrictions

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina: The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests will implement fire restrictions due to the extremely dry conditions, high fire danger, and little chance of rain in the immediate forecast. Effective October 28, 2016, the following fire restrictions are in place for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests until […]

Air quality forecast for the weekend of Oct. 29-30: Moderate (YELLOW and GREEN)

Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, 2016, are code yellow air quality forecast days for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. For the ridge tops, Saturday and Sunday are code green air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency […]

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