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Faculty from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers give readings

Press release: Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers is welcoming graduate students and faculty to campus for the annual summer residency. A staple since 1981, the two-week session features free public readings and lectures by some of the world’s most acclaimed writers in poetry and fiction. “The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson […]

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, Sept. 1-3 in Lenoir

Press release: The Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention is devoted to the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage and resources of the Happy Valley/Yadkin Valley through an annual music festival that highlights traditional old-time and bluegrass music and rural traditions. It’s a fun, family-friendly event and features musicians from all over the United States. This […]

“Conversations about Care” with Amy Fowler at the North Asheville Library

Press release from Four Seasons:  Four Seasons strives to provide the communities we serve in Western North Carolina with extensive support in the way of materials, resources and free education. Kicking off the month of June at the North Asheville Library, Four Seasons will introduce their “Conversations about Care” series with Geriatric Care Expert, Amy […]

UNC Asheville Africana studies chair Agya Boakye-Boaten receives Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Agya Boakye-Boaten, chair and associate professor of Africana Studies at UNC Asheville, was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa. With funding from […]

Free performance: The Catamount Singers and Electric Soul

Press release from Jackson County Arts Council: The Jackson County Arts Council proudly presents a FREE performance at Sylva’s Bridge Park Stage by The Catamount Singers and Electric Soul from the School of Music at Western Carolina University. This performance will be from 12n-1p on Saturday June 10th and is part of the program “WCU Roadworks.” Roadworks is an […]

SECU Foundation’s first teacher housing project comes to WNC

Press release from the State Employees’ Credit Union:  The dedication of the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus drew a crowd of supporters to Asheville on Tuesday, applauding a housing initiative aimed at attracting and retaining teachers for Asheville City and Buncombe County schools.  Representatives from State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) and SECU Foundation joined local leaders and […]

Haywood Community College and the Southern Highland Craft Guild celebrate historic relationship with latest show

Press release from Southern Highland Craft Guild:  Opening this past Saturday, May 27, the Folk Art Center celebrated Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program graduate class of 2017. With a 36-piece exhibit, featuring 19 students, the show continues the historical relationship between the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Haywood, an educational center member of the Guild. This year’s class is […]

Finding “furever” homes: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue partners with Petco

Press release from Brother Wolfe Animal Rescue:  Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina (May 31, 2017) — Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Petco are working together to save the lives of cats and kittens in need. “Our partnership with Petco allows us to rescue hundreds of additional cats and kittens, makes us more visible in the […]

Folk Art Center celebrates Haywood Community College’s professional crafts program class of 2017

Press release: Opening this past Saturday, May 27, the Folk Art Center celebrated Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program graduate class of 2017. With a 36-piece exhibit, featuring 19 students, the show continues the historical relationship between the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Haywood, an educational center member of the Guild. This year’s class is […]

Asheville Police request assistance from the public to locate missing person

Press release from Asheville Police Department:  Asheville, NC (May 31, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to locate missing person Richard John Jilg, Jr. He was last seen on April 30 at 22 Cross Place. Richard is 43 years of age, 6’3” tall and weighs approximately 190 lbs. He has […]

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute offers community workshop, June 10

Press release from Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: Rosman, NC (April 5, 2017) – The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is offering a community workshop June 10 to help area schools, businesses and residents make the most of the total solar eclipse that will traverse the U.S. August 21. This solar eclipse is already being called the […]

Buncombe County again records lowest unemployment rate in state

Press release from N.C. Department of Commerce: North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released Raleigh, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 97 of North Carolina’s counties in April and increased in three.  Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.8 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.2 […]

Asheville Community Gardens Program kickoff event, June 10

Press release from the city of Asheville:   Where do you want to garden, Asheville? The City’s new Asheville Edibles Program is designed to give people an opportunity to grow food and pollinator plants on publicly owned land. Announced in April by the Office of Sustainability, one component of the Edibles Program is Asheville Community Gardens. The community gardens […]

AFD rolls out website with new photos, history

Press release: History of the Asheville Fire Department Website Asheville, NC (May 30, 2017): The Asheville Fire Department is excited to share a history website with an archive of photos and stories which serve as a tribute to the past, future and present members of the Asheville Fire Department. Three dedicated Asheville firefighters, retired and […]

Peter Brotzmann & Heather Leigh Duo perform at The Mothlight June 12

Facebook event info: The Mothlight & Harvest Records Present… Peter Brötzmann w/ Heather Leigh Duo It’s safe to say that Peter Brötzmann is one of the most revered jazz musicians alive today. A saxophonist as well as clarinetist, Brötzmann has released over fifty albums as a bandleader, and has appeared on over one hundred […]

Eco-Awareness project “How Many Trees?” opens in July at Old Edwards

Press release: Old Edwards Hospitality Group will host an eco-art installation on the front lawn of its 200 Main hotel in downtown Highlands. This collaborative, temporary installation by artists Anna Norton and John Melvin called “How Many Trees?” will be constructed of used office paper collected from Old Edwards properties and other local businesses. The […]

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