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Lake Junaluska adds new fence to Rose Walk

From Lake Junaluska: Lake Junaluska Rose Walk receives a makeover LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — The Rose Walk at Lake Junaluska, a beloved part of the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail, has received a makeover with new fencing. The project was made possible because of gifts through the Junaluska Associates. The charitable group sets aside funds for […]

Mission Health and Angel Medical Center announce new healthcare facility for Macon County

From Mission Health: Mission Health and Angel Medical Center Announce Plans for Unprecedented Investment in Macon County Community Through New Healthcare Facility FRANKLIN, N.C. (April 28, 2017) – Mission Health, a not-for-profit health system based in Asheville, North Carolina and Angel Medical Center (AMC), a not-for-profit Mission Health member hospital located in Franklin, North Carolina […]

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Mark Bettis Gallery presents “Parables in Clay & Paint” opening May 20

From the Mark Bettis Gallery: Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery: Opening Event “Parables in Clay and Paint” Works by Mark Bettis & Christine Kosiba 
based on Aesop’s Fables Asheville, NC (May 20, 2017) – Coming to the Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery in the River Arts District Wedge building are the timeless and simple truths […]

Mars Hill University celebrates commencement, greenway opening in May

From Mars Hill University: Coming Up At Mars Hill University May 1-14, 2017 All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298, mthornhill@mhu.edu Tuesday, May 2 Crossroads Chapel Service Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Broyhill ChapelSenior Convocation, recognizing and awarding students from […]

N.C. Wildlife Commission hosts public forum series on white-tailed deer management

From the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: Wildlife Commission Schedules Forums to Discuss White-tailed Deer RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2017) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine interactive public forums across the state to solicit input regarding white-tailed deer management, including potential changes to seasons and bag limits. All forums will begin at 7 p.m.

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Cradle of Forestry hosts “Garden Day” May 6

From the USDA: Cradle of Forestry Presents Garden Day PISGAH FOREST, N.C. – April 28, 2017- The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to learn about the Cradle’s gardens on Saturday, May 6, and lend a hand preparing them for the growing season. While working alongside interpreters, visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss goals, […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday, April 28: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, April 29, 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. For forecast information over the weekend, visit https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 […]

Haywood Community College visiting artist lecture series hosts Erin Castellan, May 4

Press release: Haywood Community College will host Asheville artist Erin Castellan as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series Thursday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m. The event will be held in room 7105 of the Creative Arts Building on the main campus. Castellan creates colorful, painterly collages using hand-embroidery, knitting, crochet and various found and […]

Boo Velvet. Photo by Rodney Smith/Tempus Fugit Design

The Great American Strip-Off! at The Magnetic Theatre, May 12 and 13

Press release: When The Magnetic Theatre debuted The Great American Strip-Off! for three weekends this past January, it proved an immediate sensation, not to mention its sold-out houses. Boo Velvet’s outrageous creation thrilled and delighted audiences, who begged for more. And now, Boo and The Magnetic are more than happy to oblige with a two-night return, […]

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Inaugural Hook, Line and Drinker Festival announced for May 20 in Sylva

Press release from Jackson County Chamber of Commerce: The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will present the inaugural Hook, Line and Drinker Festival on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The event will be held from noon until 4:30 p.m., at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva, N.C. The festival will feature western North Carolina craft beer […]

Buncombe Sheriff’s office to accept unneeded Rx at nine locations on April 29

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s office: Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. What is lurking in your cabinet? In partnership with Substance Free Youth of Buncombe County, we have arranged 9 locations in which you can drop off unused and expired medications from 10am till 2pm this Saturday the 29th. Law […]

Daoist Traditions College announces new doctoral program

Press release:   Daoist Traditions College will commence a new Professional Doctorate Program in October 2017. Daoist traditions began in 2003 and has become a leader in the education of classically trained acupuncturists. Until now graduates of Daoist Traditions have been awarded Master’s degrees in Oriental Medicine (MAOM). The college has a clinic offering low-cost […]

Local NAMI chapter partners with Henderson County Public Library for showing of Gilbert Grape

Press release from National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate NAMI Four Seasons: The Henderson and Polk Counties affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Four Seasons, today announced that it is partnering with the Henderson County Public Library on its activities around May Mental Health Month. NAMI is sponsoring the library’s May 12 showing of […]

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Mills River Farmers’ Market opens for 2017 season, May 6

PRESS RELEASE from Mills River Farmers’ Market: Spring is announcing itself all around us with lovely blossoms, bright green leaves, and the itch to start planting.  That means local farmers tailgate markets are opening for the year. The Mills River Farmers ‘ Market opens for the 2017 season on Saturday May 6th. The market, located […]

Sheila is a white female, 54 years of age, 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. She has gray hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a light blue t-shirt, sneakers and glasses.

Missing person, Sheila Lynn Seim, safely located, says APD

Press release: UPDATE: At 2:55 p.m. on April 28, the APD reported Sheila Lynn Seim had been safely located. Asheville Police Department Requests Public Assistance to Locate Missing Person, Sheila Lynn Seim Asheville, NC (April 28, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is requesting public assistance to locate missing person, Sheila Lynn Seim. Sheila was last […]

One of the design concepts developed by Clemson students for city-owned property on Haywood Street and Page Avenue. Photo courtesy of Clemson University

Design alternatives for Haywood Street property presented by Clemson students Friday, April 28

Press release from Clemson University: This semester, 21 students created original designs for a vacant lot in downtown Asheville. CLEMSON, South Carolina — In partnership with the Asheville Design Center, 21 students from Clemson University’s College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities have conceptualized what can be done with the available space at Page and Hayward streets. From 5-7 […]

Rally to celebrate recovery, healthy communities will be Saturday in Marion

Press release from Vaya Health: WHAT: First-ever Blue Ridge Recovery Rally on Saturday in Marion. The free event includes food and drinks, music, artists, a recovery walk, children’s activities, speakers, recovery stories, Recovery Champion awards, booths and giveaways from local organizations. This family-friendly event will include a recovery walk, children’s activities and speakers who will publicly share […]

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Appalachian Mural Trail dedications named part of 50th anniversary of N.C. Arts Council

Press release from the Appalachian Trail Group, a subsidiary of Catch the Spirit of Appalachia: The Appalachian Mural Trail dedications, scheduled May 6 in Asheville, June 3 in Old Fort and June 17 in Dillsboro, have been added to the special arts events that celebrate the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council! Wayne […]

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