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First Presbyterian Church of Asheville hosts film screening, discussion on LGBTQ faith leaders

From the First Presbyterian Church of Asheville: Come see Out of Order: A film screening & panel discussion Sunday, February 26 (5:00-7:00 PM) First Presbyterian Church of Asheville Out of Order is a groundbreaking feature documentary revealing the complex and painful struggles faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) faith leaders as they […]

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Federal, state forest services provide updates on Sugar Cove Fire near Marion

From the United States Forest Service: Burnouts Planned for Sugar Cove Fire NEBO, NC, January 31, 2017 – Crews continue work on fire lines on the Sugar Cove Fire near Marion in preparation for burn out operations planned for tomorrow. The fire saw limited activity overnight, and remains at approximately 180 acres with 10 percent containment. The […]

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Stand and Deliver Asheville expands Spring Learning Lab to new locations for 2017

From Stand & Deliver Asheville: Stand and Deliver Asheville Offers Presentation Skills Spring Learning Lab for Buncombe County Professionals Stand and Deliver Asheville, a presentation and speaking skills program, announced their Spring 2017 Learning Lab will be held in two new locations to meet growing demand. ASHEVILLE – Barrie Barton, speaking coach and lead facilitator […]

Regional health organizations form new alliance to tackle opioid use in WNC

From Vaya Health: New WNC alliance to tackle opioid drug epidemic, overdose deaths Organizations to combine efforts to prevent and treat alcohol and drug addiction in mountains, foothills regions January 31, 2017 – Vaya Health and community partners announced today the formation of the Western North Carolina Substance Use Alliance, a collaboration to reduce the […]

Asheville’s Avadim Technologies welcomes Dr. Joseph F. Renzulli, II as Chief Medical Officer

From Avadim Technologies, Inc.: Joseph F. Renzulli, II M.D., FACS, Joins Avadim Technologies as Chief Medical Officer ASHEVILLE, NC — (Marketwired – January 31, 2017) — Avadim Technologies Inc. (“Avadim”), a true “patient first” life sciences company, is pleased to announce the engagement of Joseph F. Renzulli, II M.D., FACS, as Chief Medical Officer (“CMO”) […]

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Asheville Humane Society launches “Birthday Wish” donation program

From the Asheville Humane Society: A Birthday Wish to Help Animals in Need   Asheville, NC – Asheville Humane Society is now offering a new opportunity to help local animals from the comfort of your own home. Leading up to your birthday, you can create your very own campaign to raise funds for the animals at Asheville Humane Society. Donations will provide them […]

Executive Director of the Asheville Economic Development Coalition Ben Teague wins “40 Under 40″ Award

From the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: Ben Teague Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development Asheville, NC January 31, 2017 – Ben Teague, Executive Director of the Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County and COO of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 awards, […]

Brevard Music Center kicks of 2017 Winter Community Concert series Feb. 6

From the Brevard Music Center: BREVARD MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS Winter 2017 Series Kicks Off on February 6 Brevard, NC — Brevard Music Center (BMC), in partnership with Brevard College, is pleased to announce the February program for its First Mondays series of free BMC Community Concerts in Brevard. On Monday, February 6 at 12:30 […]

Jeff Sipe announces a February residency at The Phoenix in Brevard

Press release: Located in the heart of downtown Brevard, The Phoenix music venue and farm-to-table restaurant has announced their February live music schedule, as well as news that internationally-acclaimed musician and drummer Jeff Sipe will take up residency at The Phoenix for the month of February. Jeff Sipe, along with bandmates Mark McDaniel and Mike […]

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Archaeologist Shelly Stone lectures on ancient Greek, Roman pottery Feb. 16 at UNC Asheville

From UNC Asheville: Archaeologist Shelley Stone to Lecture at UNC Asheville on Feb. 16: Morgantina in Sicily and Studying Ceramics at a Large Archaeological Site Archaeologist Shelley Stone, who has been part of the excavations at the Morgantina site in Sicily for 40 years, will offer a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, […]

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Warren Wilson hosts “Under Construction” exhibit opening reception Feb. 7

Press release: Stroll through almost any art gallery, and one thing is likely to be consistent – the art on display is complete. Paintings, sculptures and other works are not typically presented if the artist hasn’t finished them. Lara Nguyen, a professor at Warren Wilson College, is changing that expectation and offering the curious a […]

Asheville Interfaith group announces upcoming events, potluck celebrating local diversity

From Asheville Interfaith: World Interfaith Harmony Week (http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com) is February 1-7, and AshevilleInterfaith.org is sponsoring two events this coming weekend to help honor and celebrate the diversity found in our community. Saturday, Feb. 4: Visit to Mount Soma and Sri Somesvara Hindu/Vedic Temple. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Contact Vicki Garlock at vickig@jubileecommunity.org. Sunday, Feb. 5: […]

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Asheville’s Brunk Auctions sells historic Qianlong Chinese rooster cup for $180,000

From Brunk Auctions: Rooster Cup Sells High at Brunk Auctions to Start The Year of the Rooster Asheville, North Carolina – A rare Chinese porcelain cup sold for $180,000 at Brunk Auctions this Saturday. It was the high lot in a two-day auction which totaled $2.2 million. The Imperial cup features the sealmark of Qianlong […]

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Historic Asheville pattern and garment company Folkwear changes ownership

From Folkwear: Historic Pattern Company Changes Ownership in Asheville One of the oldest independent sewing pattern companies in the country has transitioned ownership. Folkwear, run by Kate Mathews for the past 18 years, has been bought by Molly Hamilton of Fairview, North Carolina. Mathews, formerly of Fiberarts magazine and Lark Books, has retired and Hamilton […]

Center for Cultural Preservation presents “Savior of the French Broad River: The Wilma Dykeman Story” Feb. 23

From the Center for Cultural Preservation: The Savior of the French Broad River — The Wilma Dykeman Story  (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, January 31, 2017) – The Cherokee who lived along the banks of the French Broad River called it “the long man” and the creeks that fed it “the chattering children.” The French Broad is considered […]

Asheville’s UsedEquipmentGuide.com launches free “Market Price Calculator” to assist consumers

From Used Equipment Guide, LLC: Used Equipment Guide Introduces the Market Price Calculator Determine current market value on used heavy equipment ASHEVILLE, N.C.: UsedEquipmentGuide.com (UEG), the world’s largest used equipment search engine, has introduced the Market Price Calculator. The Market Price Calculator is a free tool that utilizes statistical pricing models to provide target pricing […]

Crafting Sketch Comedy course by Maryedith Burrell and Tom Chalmers starts Feb. 18

Press release: Eight-week course starting Saturday, February 18th and running through Saturday, April 8th. Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Cost: $250 if register by February 11th, $275 if register after that date. Where: Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington Street off Haywood in West Asheville. What: Learn how to spark comedic ideas through improvisation and […]

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David Holt & The Lightning Bolts bring old-time to Mars Hill University April 7

From Mars Hill University: David Holt and the Lightning Bolts To Perform at Mars Hill University Mars Hill University will host a concert featuring popular old-time music performers David Holt and the Lightning Bolts on April 7, 2017. The concert is part of the university’s Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. Showtime is 7 p.m. in […]

Asheville crisis center, community partnership earn honors

Press release: The community partnership behind Asheville’s new behavioral health treatment and crisis center has received statewide honors for its work to improve healthcare services in the Buncombe County region. Key partners behind the C3356 Comprehensive Care Center were recognized in December by the N.C. Council of Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse […]

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Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission team up to preserve Sorrells Meadow

From the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: Land Trust assists N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission with acquisition of 82-acre tract Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy helps secure Sorrells Meadow for Cold Mountain Game Lands Asheville, NC – In December, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) assisted the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) with the purchase of 82 […]

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