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“Love Your #Selfie”: Lake Junaluska announces theme for Summer Youth Events

Press release from Lake Junaluska:   Lake Junaluska has announced the theme for its 2017 Summer Youth Events: “Love Your #Selfie: Appreciating God’s Masterpiece in the Mirror.” The theme was created to inspire youth groups over the course of six events taking place at Lake Junaluska from June 11-July 2. Youth groups of all denominations […]

Bothwell to seek reelection to Asheville City Council

Press release from Cecil Bothwell: Cecil Bothwell announced today that he will seek a third term on Asheville’s City Council. “I feel I’ve been an effective advocate of important initiatives and an effective critic of the establishment status quo,” he said. “I’m willing to invest another four years working for a city I love if […]

Safelight receives $5,969 from Community Foundation of Henderson County

Press release: Safelight recently received a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County in the amount of $5,969.00. According to Tanya Blackford, Executive Director of Safelight, this grant will be used for a technology update across the organization. “As Safelight continues to grow to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual […]

Grandfather Mountain announces 2017 schedule of events

Press release: Grandfather Mountain announces 2017 schedule of events Cougars, elk, bagpipes, bonfires and raptors — it’s 2017 at Grandfather Mountain. With a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain, the Linville, N.C.-based nature preserve and travel attraction is preparing for an […]

Avadim Technologies board member earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Press release: AVADIM TECHNOLOGIES INC.’S NEWEST BOARD MEMBER, HUMBERTO C. ANTUNES, EARNS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recognized for his Decades of Contributions Toward the Advancement of Dermatology and Aesthetics Asheville, NC (February 21, 2017)—Avadim Technologies Inc., the Bionome Therapies™ life sciences company, today announced that its newly appointed board member, Humberto C. Antunes, was awarded the […]

The Fund for Haywood County awards $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to build two classrooms

Press release: The Fund for Haywood County awards $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to build two classrooms The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), recently presented a check for $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to support building two classrooms. This grant was part of The Community […]

Making a Difference initiative to help increase independence for people with disabilities

Press release: Making a Difference initiative to help increase independence for people with disabilities February 22, 2017 – The N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) selected Asheville-based Vaya Health to lead a statewide effort to improve how healthcare providers and other organizations can help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) successfully live in homes […]

Cold Mountain fire 95 percent contained

Press release: Cold Mountain Fire 95% Contained Location The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated Acreage Approximately 132 acres Containment 95% contained Fire Cause The Cold Mountain […]

Montford Park Players Announces Open Call for 2017 Summer Season Actors

Press release: Montford Park Players Announces Open Call for 2017 Summer Season Actors Seeking: Actors for ALL roles throughout the 2017 Summer Season Saturday, March 25, 12-4pm Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28, 6-9pm Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre 92 Gay St., Asheville, NC Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is pleased to hold an […]

Hendersonville Green Drinks hosts Chris Burns with Friends of the Ecusta Trail

Press release: Mar. 9: Hendersonville Green Drinks: The Ecusta Trail: Connecting Hendersonville to Brevard Hendersonville, N.C. — On Thursday, March 9, Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Chris Burns with Friends of the Ecusta Trail to give us a project update and let us know how the public can help make this trail connecting Hendersonville and Brevard […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, Feb. 23: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 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, 02/23/2017

SOIL to offer UNESCO-recognized Ecovillage Design Education

Press release: Sustainable Development Training Takes a Village School of Integrated Living certified to offer UNESCO-recognized Ecovillage Design Education credential by Gaia Education Black Mountain, NC (2/22/17) — School of Integrated Living (SOIL) has been certified by Gaia Education to provide the Ecovillage Design Education credential through its Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion at Earthaven Ecovillage, […]

Friends of the Smokies kicks off 2017 Classic Hike series with a trip up Mingus Creek

From the Friends of the Smokies: Hike Mingus Creek and Experience the Smokies Behind the Scenes WAYNESVILLE, NC – Friends of the Smokies’ 2017 Classic Hike Series kicks off on Tuesday, March 14 with a hike at Mingus Creek. Hikers will trek four miles round-trip to see a historic cemetery with Danny Bernstein, creator of […]

Jewish Family Services of WNC receives over $140,000 in grants to support community programs

From Jewish Family Services of WNC: Jewish Family Services of WNC Received over $140,000 in Grants Asheville, NC — Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. (JFS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is proud to announce the largest grant funding year in the history of the social service agency, with generous awards from seven funders totaling more […]

N.C. State Highway Patrol implements “Blue Alert System” for law enforcement agencies

From the North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Blue Alert System for Law Enforcement Agencies Statewide RALEIGH – The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which is overseen by the State Highway Patrol, is proud to announce the implementation of the N.C. Blue Alert system. The system is used to notify the public when any law […]

Art League of Henderson County announces winner of “Mini Challenge”, Jan. and Feb. Artists of the Month

From the Art League of Henderson County: Art League of Henderson County Announces Winners in Three Shows ALHC Long-Delayed January Winners Selected at February Meeting Hendersonville, NC – The January Art League of Henderson County member show was to include the much anticipated Mini Challenge, along with the monthly regular member art exhibit. Unfortunately, the […]

Environmental activists, community groups speak out against proposed Duke Energy coal ash permits

From the Southern Environmental Law Center: Proposed Permits Allow Duke Energy to Discharge Unlimited Amounts of Pollutants into North Carolina Rivers and Lakes CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — On behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association and Appalachian Voices, the Southern Environmental Law Center submitted comments on proposed permits for leaking, unlined Duke Energy coal ash […]

Brevard College campus minister Sharad Creasman to offer opening prayer at U.S. Senate March 2

From Brevard College: Brevard College Campus Minister to Open U.S. Senate in Prayer March 2 BREVARD – Brevard College’s recently appointed Campus Minister is headed to the United States Senate. Sharad Creasman will be the Guest Chaplain opening the Senate floor on Capitol Hill Thursday, March 2. The prayer will be broadcast live and online […]

Asheville Tourists hold job fair for 2017 season Feb. 23

From the Asheville Tourists: TOURISTS JOB FAIR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 INTERVIEWS TAKE PLACE FROM 6PM-8PM AT MCCORMICK FIELD ASHEVILLE — If you or someone you know is looking for a seasonal job and to become an integral part of the Asheville Tourists organization then come out to the job fair at McCormick Field on Thursday, […]

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