News Bulletins

Sierra Club to feature birding presentation Jan. 4

E-newsletter from Western North Carolina (WENOCA) Sierra Club: Birds around the World — Wed. Jan 4 with Simon ThompsonSimon Thompson of  Ventures Birding Tours and world-renowned birder will  present “Birds around the World” at Sierra Club January 4 , 7 pm.  Location Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin place, corner of Charlotte  and Edwin. Contact: Judy Mattox, (828) 683-2716 […]

State seeks feedback on proposed Catawba River reclassification

Press release from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality: State environmental officials are asking the public to provide input on the proposed reclassification of a small segment of the Catawba River located in McDowell and Burke counties. The reclassification would also include all of Lake James. McDowell County has requested the reclassification to allow for […]

Blue Spiral 1 hosts film screening and panel discussion with Andy Farkas, Jan. 14

Press release from Blue Spiral 1: Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Andy Farkas January 14, 2017 , 11am at the Fine Arts Theatre Followed by a panel discussion and reception at Blue Spiral 1. Glimpse into the life and creative process of internationally renowned printmaking artist, Andy Farkas as he leads us through the […]

Interim director and associate director of Lake Junaluska Singers announced

Press release from Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center:  Lake Junaluska has announced new leadership of the Lake Junaluska Singers, a choral group that has been part of Lake Junaluska’s history for more than 60 years. Mary Wannamaker Huff began as the interim director of the Lake Junaluska Singers on January 1. Huff lives in New York […]

Local artist paints pet portraits for Brother Wolf

Press release: Last year artist Angela Alexander, who specializes in pet portraits, partnered with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (BWAR), a no-kill shelter in Asheville, NC, to begin working on a series of paintings entitled “Forget Me Not.” This ongoing project features portraits of dogs who have been under Brother Wolf’s care for an extended period […]

Duke applies to replace coal-fired facility with natural gas at Arden plant

The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency Board of Directors will consider an application for Duke Energy to replace its existing coal-fired operation in Arden with a natural gas-fired operation. The meeting takes place on Monday, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. at Buncombe County’s Planning and Development Board Room at 30 Valley St. You […]

Celebration Singers honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a concert, Jan. 15

Press release from event organizers: 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 flute accompaniment […]

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