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Park Ridge health Diagnostic Imaging team earns accreditation for 3D mammography

Press release for Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Health is excited to announce it has earned the American College of Radiology Accreditation for 3D Mammography. Park Ridge Health Diagnostic Imaging met the criteria required for this three-year accreditation, including clinical image quality. Park Ridge Health Diagnostic Imaging has been offering the Genius 3D/tomosynthesis Mammography for […]

Asheville Savings Bank completes 80 additional community service hours as part of its anniversary celebration

Press release from Asheville Savings Bank: Asheville Savings Bank (ASB) recently celebrated 80 years of serving the Western North Carolina community this past October. Aside from hosting customers – who the bank considers friends and family – at three different banking center events to commend the occasion, ASB also pledged to complete an additional 80 hours […]

Lees-McRae College named finalist for 2017 NCAA Award of Excellence

From Lees-McRae College: Lees-McRae Named Finalist for NCAA 2017 Division II Award of Excellence BANNER ELK, N.C. — On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the NCAA announced Lees-McRae’s ‘Lunch Buddy Program’ as the Conference Carolinas representative and finalist for the 2017 Division II Award of Excellence. “Each year, Division II selects one finalist from each conference . . […]

Henderson County Heritage Museum opens Baker-Barber exhibit Jan. 4

From the Community Foundation of Henderson County: Baker-Barber Exhibit Debuts at the Henderson County Heritage Museum on January 4th Hendersonville, N.C., December 22, 2016: Key photographs and artifacts from the Baker-Barber collection will be featured in a special exhibit at the Henderson County Heritage Museum that will debut January 4, 2017. The exhibit will be […]

Applications open for 16th annual Fletcher Chili Cook-Off

From Fletcher Parks & Recreation: Calling All Cooks! – Applications now available for Fletcher Chili Cook-off The Town of Fletcher will host its 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 28 from 11:30 a.m.- 2p.m. at Veritas Christian Academy. The parks and recreation department is currently seeking chefs interested in fighting for the 2016 title […]

Dr. Baldwin leaving Asheville to become superintendent of Chapel Hill

From Asheville City Schools: Dr. Pamela Baldwin leaving Asheville to become Superintendent of Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools Asheville, N.C. (December 21, 2016) Asheville City Schools Superintendent Pamela Baldwin has accepted the position of Superintendent of Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools. During a special called meeting earlier this evening, their Board approved Dr. […]

APD seeks assistance with missing person case

From Asheville Police Department: APD Seeks Assistance with Missing Person Case (ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Dec. 22, 2016) – The Asheville Police Department is seeking assistance in locating April Michelle Pickens. Ms. Pickens is a 34 year old black female, 5’4” tall and weighing approx. 155 pounds. Ms. Pickens went missing 5 years ago from Asheville. […]

Smokies license plates make national park projects possible

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: The giving spirit is visible on the roads across Tennessee and North Carolina this holiday season with Friends of the Smokies specialty license plates. Sales of specialty plates in Tennessee and North Carolina play an essential role in raising funds for Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). This […]

ABCCM supporters bless pathway to Transformation Village

Press release from ABCCM: Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) marked on Dec. 20, 2016, the opening of the road to Transformation Village, a further step forward in ABCCM’s vision to end homelessness for women, children and families in Buncombe County. ABCCM volunteers, board members, donors to the Transformation Village capital campaign, staff and others […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, Dec. 22: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, December 22, 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, 12/22/2016  

FighterWithin Mixed Martial Arts hosts benefit seminar with Kelly “Crossface” Anundson Dec. 21, 23

Don’t be fooled by the name — FighterWithin Mixed Martial Arts wants to give back. The Hendersonville martial arts studio is hosting a jiujitsu seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 23, featuring American light heavyweight mixed martial artist Kelly “Crossface” Anundson. The events, which both begin at 6:30 p.m., is open to the […]

LEAF Community Arts will receive $12,500 NEA grant for “Legends of Africa” project

Press release from LEAF: National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $12,500 to LEAF Community Arts for the Legends of Africa project occurring […]

Southern Highland Craft Guild releases new brand components

Press release from Southern Highland Craft Guild: After undergoing an extensive eight-month rebranding process, Southern Highland Craft Guild has released a new logo and supporting messaging. The 86-year-old nonprofit organization boasts over 850 members from 293 counties that span the mountains from Maryland to Alabama. In April 2016, the organization employed consultants Lisa and Dean […]

Anam Cara Theatre Company holds casting call for “Pulse”

Press release from Anam Cara Theatre Company: ANAM CARA THEATRE COMPANY seeks actors for Pulse, an ensemble-created musical performance, directed by Jenna Tamisiea. Thursday, January 5, 6pm-9pm Saturday, January 7, 12pm-3pm All at Toy Boat Community Art Space (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803) Performance Dates: February 24 & 25, March 3, 4, 10 & […]

Wicked Weed Brewing “Lost Toys” holiday beer to benefit Eblen’s St. Nicholas Project

  Press release from Eblen Charities: Christmas and the holiday season is a special time of giving and sharing especially in the mountains of western North Carolina. Those of us who live here are most fortunate to be surrounded by some of the kindest and most generous people on the face of the earth. This […]

Constituents rally outside Senator Richard Burr’s Asheville office, demanding: “don’t take away my health care”

Press release from activists group: Yesterday, activists — along with allies from Healthcare for America Now, Caring Across Generations, and others — held a speak-out outside Senator Richard Burr’s Asheville office, demanding that Sen. Burr vote against the GOP’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicare next year, as early as […]

Warren Wilson College band will tour China in January

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Two bands made up of musicians from mountainous regions in their respective countries will spend the beginning of 2017 making music in China. A Warren Wilson College professor and his students are collaborating with an ensemble from southern China. The multicity, multiperformance tour includes venues in Beijing and Shanghai. […]

City launches OpenCounter: New small business development tool

Press release from the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville is proud to announce the launch of OpenCounter: Asheville, a web-based tool designed to help small business owners understand the specific license, permits and requirements for starting their business in Asheville. Informed by the City’s zoning and land use permits as well as building […]

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