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MountainTrue, The Collider host “After The Wildfire” climate change presentation Dec. 19

From MountainTrue: Join us on Monday, December 19 at 4 p.m. at the Collider in downtown Asheville for a special event, After the Wildfires: Mitigating Climate Change and Adapting to the New Normal. Jim Fox, Director of UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center, and Josh Kelly, Public Lands Field Biologist at MountainTrue, will discuss […]

Funny Business moves comedy shows to The Grey Eagle beginning in 2017

From event promoters: Funny Business Moving Comedy Shows from The Millroom to The Grey Eagle Starting in 2017, Funny Business’ Comedy Shows will be at The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC: Funny Business is excited to announce that in 2017 our comedy shows will be at The Grey Eagle. With the announcement of The Millroom’s plans […]

Asheville Art Museum Acquires New Artworks Through Collectors’ Circle Gifts

Press Release from Asheville Art Museum:  The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to have recently added several unique and diverse works to its Permanent Collection as a result of gifts made by the Museum’s Collectors’ Circle, a membership group that encourages the exchange of ideas and interests, art learning, connoisseurship and collecting. As a vibrant […]

Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center offers lifeguard certification course

Press Release from Haywood Regional Medical Center: Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center will hold an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification course beginning in January. The dates of the course will be Jan. 17, 19, 21, 24 and 26. The Saturday, Jan. 21 class will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and all other […]

Celebration Singers of Asheville concert honors Martin Luther King

Press Release from Celebration Singers of Asheville:  Celebration Singers of Asheville will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a concert on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St., downtown Asheville at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free (donations are appreciated at the door.) The youth chorus will perform with piano and […]

Mission Health presents local nonprofits with $869,000 in 2017 grant awards

From Mission Health System: Mission Health Announces 2017 Grant Awards Provides $869,000 in cash awards to local agencies ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2016) – Building upon its $152 million in community benefit provided annually, Mission Health’s Community Investment program is now providing $869,000 in cash contributions to 17 agencies across Western North Carolina to help […]

FighterWithin MMA hosts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar to benefit Children First/CIS Dec. 19, 21, 23

From event promoters: BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Gives Back Don’t be fooled by the name….we want to give back! Join us for this amazing seminar next week featuring Kelly Crossface Anundson. This seminar will be a 3 day series starting Monday, December 19, Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 23 from 6:30 p.m. until whenever […]

Author Patricia Russell-McCloud headlines 36th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast Jan. 14

From The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County: The 36th Annual Prayer Breakfast “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi MLK Prayer Breakfast to Feature Inspirational Speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, Inc. […]

Corey Atkins joins Asheville CoC as Vice President of Public Policy

From the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: Asheville Chamber welcomes Corey Atkins as Vice President of Public Policy (December 14, 2016) — The Asheville Chamber is pleased to announce Corey Atkins joins the organization at the first of the year as Vice President of Public Policy. In this role, Corey will execute the Chamber’s advocacy […]

Friends of the WNC Nature Center announce new climbing structure for black bear habitat

Press release from The Friends of the WNC Nature Center: The Friends of the WNC Nature Center is excited to announce a new enhancement to the Black Bear habitat at the Nature Center! While the Center’s beloved bears are sleeping in December, a climbing structure has been erected for them. Funded by the Friends of […]

Asheville Police name detective of the year

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit recognized Det. Jonathan C. Morgan as Investigator of the Year for “exemplary work throughout the year, exceeding all expectations of a detective by routinely displaying excellence working in the field of criminal investigations and distinguishing himself as a model investigator.” Nominated by […]

Duke Energy proposes extending city water to 40 households near Arden plant

Press release from Duke Energy: Duke Energy works to offer permanent water solutions to eligible plant neighbors Company submits plans to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to offer eligible neighbors new, permanent water supplies Plant neighbor input and choices are welcomed CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today announced community-specific recommendations to offer […]

ART announces expanded route hours, new route on Hendersonville Road to Biltmore Park

Press release from the city of Asheville: On Jan. 2, many Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus routes will add hours to their routes, thanks to additional funding approved by City Council. How did City staff determine the best way to allocate that funding? They asked ART riders, of course. During the month of September 2016, […]

APD holds 2nd annual Winter Sock Drive for the Homeless; requests donations

From the Asheville Police Department: APD 2nd Annual Sock Drive for the Homeless (ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Dec. 13, 2016) – APD officers with the Downtown Unit are sponsoring their 2nd Annual Sock Drive for the Homeless.  APD has placed a collection box in the main lobby of police headquarters and one in the entrance to […]

Asheville City Schools issues reminder on inclement weather policy and procedures

With winter weather on the horizon, Asheville City Schools has issued a reminder on its inclement weather notifications policy and procedure: From Asheville City Schools’ Charlie Glazener, Executive Director of Community Relations/Communications: Here are a few reminders of how we handle inclement weather notifications for Asheville City Schools: We attempt to make decisions before 6 […]

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