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Longtime music and video store Karmasonics will close at the end of the year

Press release: For 22 years, making it’s home in downtown Asheville, Karmasonics Music Video has endeavored to bring great music to the Asheville community. And now the time has come for a change. Owner and founder John Ludovico has moved to the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and has continued regular treks to Asheville […]

Child pedestrian fatalities in East Asheville

From Asheville Police Department: Child Pedestrian Fatalities in East Asheville (ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Dec. 02, 2016) – On December 1, 2016 at approximately 6:17pm, a motor vehicle collision occurred at 837 Fairview Rd. Aurora Garcia (72 years of age) was walking with Alexander Bautista-Gomez (10 years of age) and Milena Alejandro-Bautista (5 years of age) […]

Asheville City Schools names new principal for Asheville High

Press release from Asheville City Schools: North Carolina native, Jesse Dingle, named Asheville High Principal; will assume duties next summer; district announces transition plan for the interim period Dr. Jesse Dingle, a 19-year education veteran who currently serves as principal of Virginia’s largest high school, will become the new principal of Asheville High School, arriving on June 19, […]

North Carolina-based wildfire teams winding down operations, moving to active fire areas

Update from the North Carolina Joint Information Center for Wildfires: Nov. 30, 2016, 5 p.m.: The wildfires that have spanned across the South were, and continue to be, fought by federal, state, local, tribal and volunteer agencies. The incident management teams and firefighters that have been working in North Carolina are beginning to ramp down […]

Former Mars Hill University president Max Lennon dies

Press release from Mars Hill University: A. Max Lennon, former president of Mars Hill College (now Mars Hill University), died Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete. Lennon was a 1960 graduate of Mars Hill College, receiving his associate’s degree in agriculture. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in animal […]

Jackson County Farmers Market to hold Holiday Bazaar Dec. 10 and 17

Media advisory from Jackson County Farmers Market: The Jackson County Farmers Market in Sylva, North Carolina, will host their annual “Holiday Bazaar” during the last two of their 2016 Saturday morning markets, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Shoppers will find an assortment of craft items, herbal products, beeswax creations, greeting cards, baked goods, woolen products […]

Isothermal Community College awarded grant from Carolina Farm Credit

Press release from Carolina Farm Credit: STATESVILLE, NC – Isothermal Community College was recently awarded a grant as part of Carolina Farm Credit’s Corporate Mission Fund.  Grant funds will be used to help finish construction of a barn and greenhouse to enhance the schools Agribusiness Technology degree program by providing a space where students receive hands-on training. […]

UNC Asheville students present research and community engagement projects Dec. 6

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville students will present more than 190 research and creative projects and showcase their work in community service projects and internships at the university’s Fall Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, on Tuesday, Dec. 6. All events are free and open to the public. Presentations of the students’ research […]

Thousands donate to Smokies’ fire relief effort on #GivingTuesday

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: WAYNESVILLE, NC – In less than 48 hours, thousands of individual donors contributed more than $100,000 to Friends of the Smokies in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on #GivingTuesday. One hundred percent of these donations will help meet the greatest needs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, […]

Local man arrested for impersonating police officer

Press release from Asheville Police Department: (ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Nov. 30, 2016) – An Asheville Police officer on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 observed an older model tan Crown Victoria with North Carolina plates on Haywood Road in west Asheville flashing blue lights in the back window. It was determined that the vehicle was not an official […]

UNC Asheville winter commencement set for Friday, Dec. 16

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will hold its December 2016 Commencement at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at Kimmel Arena in the Sherrill Center on campus. Some 240 students are expected to earn their degrees in December. Featured commencement speakers will include UNC Asheville Associate Professor of Chemistry Sally Wasileski, recipient of […]

Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council hosts potluck dinner on Dec. 8

From Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council: Meeting of the Whole 2016 December 8, 2016 ~ A-B Food Policy Council is thrilled to invite the community to join us for a celebratory gathering. Come celebrate, share good food, learn about recent work and provide input on revisions to the City of Asheville’s Food Action Plan. Event […]

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