News Bulletins

Clay County town hall meeting highlights concerns about health care coverage

Press release from Public Policy Network: Over a hundred citizens packed a room in Hayesville on Friday to raise their concerns about the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to 11th district representative, Mark Meadows.  However, neither he or his staff attended after receiving an invitation from the Public Policy Network. Members of […]

Death of beloved Warren Wilson College professor, John Casey, impacts school’s community

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College philosophy professor John Casey lost his battle with cancer Friday. His death was announced to the campus by email within hours. By 4 p.m., retired and current staff and faculty members, students, alumni and community members gathered at Morris’ Community Pavilion to remember the beloved teacher. […]

Citizen science: program aims to create air awareness through education

From N.C. News Service: The impact of poor air quality on people’s lungs often is felt long before it is seen, but a program by Clean Air Carolina is providing the tools to educators and community members to help them see the invisible. The AirKeepers Citizen Science program provides materials and low-cost sensors that people can use […]

APD investigates Feb. 25 pedestrian fatality on Interstate 240

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (February 26, 2017): On Saturday, February 25th at approximately 8:30 p.m. Charles Anthony Wood was crossing I-240 eastbound near exit 3, on foot, when he was struck by a vehicle. Wood succumbed to his injuries on scene. Wood was 41 years of age and lived in Asheville. […]

Angel Olsen and Greg Cartwright to perform at Orange Peel March 10

Press release from Kim Roney for Asheville campaign: Kim Roney for Asheville and the campaign to Be ‘Bout it Being Better are hosting a special evening of solo performances by Asheville’s own Angel Olsen and Greg Cartwright!   Kim Roney for Asheville presents: Solo performances by Angel Olsen and Greg Cartwright w/ DJ Malinalli and […]

Buncombe County Democrats announce record breaking precinct attendance at local meetings

Press release from the Buncombe County Democratic Party: The Buncombe County Democratic Party (BCDP) held its annual precinct gatherings on February 25.  Over 1500 people in 73 precincts met to elect precinct officials and county party convention delegates, introduce party resolutions, and hear from speakers.  These speakers included registered Democrats active in organizations such as Our Revolution […]

David Joe Miller Presents: “Jack And The Least Gal”

Press release from David Joe Miller: On Saturday, March 25th at 2pm in the auditorium of Pack Memorial Library downtown Asheville, David Joe Miller Presents WORD! and welcomes Dr. Joseph Sobol with his delightfully original take on the Appalachian Storytelling tradition with “Jack And The Least Gal.” Appalachia’s Jack, from the Jack Tales, and his cohort, […]

Saluda Historic Depot launches membership campaign

Press release from Saluda Historic Depot:  Following the example of railroader, Captain Charles Pearson, you can be guaranteed a place in Saluda history by purchasing an annual Saluda Historic Depot membership, beginning this year. In 1878, Pearson accepted the challenge of what many considered an insurmountable task. This brave visionary and chief engineer had faith […]

Progressive women meet with Sen. Thom Tillis’ staffer

Press release from Progressive Organized Women: Leaders of Hendersonville’s Progressive Organized Women (POW) met with Senator Thom Tillis’ State Director, Jordan Shaw, this afternoon to discuss the current political climate. POW’s weekly rallies outside the Historic Court House have brought together hundreds of people from Hendersonville and surrounding communities, and raised Tillis’ awareness of local concerns. While POW […]

Duke Energy continues utility relocation work in RADTIP

Newsletter from the Riverfront Redevelopment Office of the city of Asheville: UTILITY RELOCATIONDuke Energy Progress continues utility relocation work and will be working throughout the RADTIP project area. Currently, Duke is working on distribution line work at the five points intersection (Clingman Extension, Lyman Street and Lyman Extension, Roberts St. and Depot Street) and then […]

Animator/performance artist Miwa Matreye gives a live show at Bardo Arts Center, March 16

Press release: The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum is pleased to present a live performance by animator, director, designer, and performance artist Miwa Matreyek, who interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette. Matreyek will perform two pieces on Thursday, March 16: “This World Made Itself” and “Myth and Infrastructure.” A pre-performance reception will […]

Real Digital Productions founders named as part of Spring 2017 Cohort for ScaleUp WNC

Press release from Real Digital Productions: Heath Cowart and Melinda Hendershott, founders of Real Digital Productions, were recently named as part of the Spring 2017 Cohort for ScaleUp WNC. The extremely selective program is administered by Mountain BizWorks and is geared toward education, support, and networking for small businesses with proven growth records and plans […]

ContinuuCon issues a call for presentations

Press release from Nightgeist Media:  ContinuuCon, the Second International Haken Continuum Conference, will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 8–10, 2017. The festival’s organizers are issuing a Call for Presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a demonstration directly related to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard. Scheduled presenters […]

ContinuuCon calls for presentations

Press release: ContinuuCon, the Second International Haken Continuum Conference, will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 8–10, 2017. The festival’s organizers are issuing a Call for Presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a demonstration directly related to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard. Scheduled presenters include Lippold Haken, […]

Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP joins letter delivery campaign

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP Branch:  Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP will join with other NAACP Branches, Forward Together Moral Movement supporters, and coalition partners in Mark Meadow’s district to visit his Hendersonville office on February 27th to present a letter of demands and to request a public Town Hall by the end of March. The […]

Accepting applications: Darby Communications’ Stand Up Initiative program

Press release from Darby Communications:  Darby Communications, a boutique public relations agency specializing in the outdoor, fitness and wellness industries, introduces the Stand Up Initiative for 2017. The new program will support environmentally-focused non-profit organizations by providing PR related services to those groups working towards environmental and sustainable advocacy, or the preservation and protection of public lands. […]

AAF Asheville announces 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards winners

Press release from American Advertising Federation of Asheville: The American Advertising Federation of Asheville (AAFA) presented the winners of the 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards during their Awards Gala on February 16 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville. The American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the ADDYs, is among the most prestigious awards programs in […]

Asheville Sister Cities hosts “La Noche de Mexico,” March 3

Press release from Asheville Sister Cities: Asheville Sister Cities and the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club invite you to, “La Noche de Mexico,” a fundraising event for the 2017 Wheelchair Project, providing 110 wheelchairs for those in need of mobility in Valladolid and San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and for student travel scholarships. Friday, March […]

Vaya Health to increase efficiency through administrative consolidation plan

Press release: Vaya Health announced today it will pursue an administrative consolidation plan to strengthen the organization and increase efficiency while maintaining a strong presence in each of the 23 counties the organization serves. Individuals who receive mental health, substance use disorder and intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) services managed by Vaya will see no changes in […]

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