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Governor Cooper comments on voting commission request

Press release from the Office of Governor Roy Cooper: RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper released the following comment after a new federal government commission requested that states turn over names, birth dates and social security information for voters: “Integrity of our elections is critical, and a recent State Board of Elections investigation already found there was no […]

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design launches “Craft City,” July 7

Press release: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) debuts a new program series this summer that honors Asheville as “Craft City.” A thriving community of artists and a growing local food and drink scene defines the Asheville area for both lifelong residents and weekend visitors. At three outdoor pop-up studios this summer (July […]

State urges public to avoid algal blooms in two western N.C. lakes

Press release from N.C. Division of Public Health:  RALEIGH – Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are urging people to avoid contact with algal blooms that have been identified at Waterville Lake in Haywood County and the Tuckasegee arm of Fontana Lake in Swain County. Earlier this week, state water quality specialists observed concentrations […]

Potter Lynn Jenkins of Valle Crucis demonstrates her craft at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. Photo by Dale Neal

Blue Ridge Craft Trails organizers seek community input

Press release: People committed to Western North Carolina’s rich craft heritage can help create a new craft trail across our mountains. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area seeks ideas and suggestions to develop the Blue Ridge Craft Trails over the next few years. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s latest trail initiative will encourage cultural […]

The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center offers historical crafts and activities for children

Press release from The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center:  (Black Mountain, NC) The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center is officially ready for summer just in time to prepare for the influx of children heading into summer vacation. The museum underwent extensive renovations last year including the addition of climate control, public restrooms, opening of […]

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority is issued its Airport Operating Certificate

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport:  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Airport Operating Certificate (AOC) to The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) on June 28, 2017, officially recognizing the GARAA as the sole sponsor, owner and independent governing body of the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). “It is a milestone day for Asheville […]

Senate Leader Phil Berger names Senate Redistricting Committee

Press release from the office of Senator Phil Berger:  Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Thursday announced the following members will serve on the Senate Redistricting Committee: Chair: Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell) Members: Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg), Dan Blue (D-Wake), Harry Brown (R-Onlsow), Ben Clark (D-Hoke),Warren Daniel (R-Burke), Kathy Harrington (R-Gaston), Brent Jackson (R-Sampson), […]

Fourth of July anti-nationalist community bike ride

Press release from Asheville Anarchist Assembly:  On July 4th, in Montford Park community members will gather with their bikes to ride through the streets of downtown Asheville in an action of collective resistance to the american history of violent oppression at home and worldwide. Especially in the present climate of rising white nationalism, attacks on indigenous […]

Emergency response exercise on the UNC Asheville campus, July 19

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville, Mission Health, the Asheville Police Department, Asheville Fire Department, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and Buncombe County Emergency Services will together conduct a simulated emergency response exercise on the UNC Asheville campus throughout the day on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. “This full-scale planning exercise comes as part of UNC […]

Brevard Music Center celebrates composer Kurt Weill


Press release: Over the length of its 81st festival season, the Brevard Music Center (BMC) will host myriad concerts and special events celebrating the legendary 20th century composer Kurt Weill. This extraordinary “Festival Within A Festival” salutes Weill’s diverse legacy through symphony, opera, Broadway cabaret, film, and lecture events. Its centerpiece will be a fully-staged production of his “Broadway […]

Fireworks prohibited in National Forests

Press release from US Forest Service: US Forest Service officials remind residents, visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited in National Forests in North Carolina. The possession or discharge of all types of fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. High volumes of […]

Grenville Historical Society launches Historic Discovery Event – All About Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

Press release Glenville Historical Society:  Fraser Fir Christmas tree fields can be spotted along the back roads and not so back roads all over Glenville. Farmers began growing these beautiful Fraser Fir trees when their money crop, the famous Glenville cabbage , lost favor during the 1970’s. On Saturday July 22nd the Glenville Area Historical Society launches […]

ABCCM breaks ground on Transformation Village project to triple organization’s capacity to house homeless women and children

Press release from ABCCM: Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) on Thursday, June 29, broke ground at Transformation Village, a building project that will transform the landscape of homelessness in Buncombe County and allow hundreds of women and children to move from hopelessness to self-sufficiency. When complete, Transformation Village will be one of the largest […]

The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue to pay a visit to The Odditorium with “I Love the 90s” show

Press release from the Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue: Get ready to reminisce your way through one of the most trendsetting and iconic decades of all time. Prepare yourselves as these Teases take you on a trip back, with acts that include a few chart topping hits from the 90’s. So grab a pair of big […]

Empowerment + Portrait Photography workshop, July 8

Press release: Empowerment + Portrait Photography A Workshop for Adults Saturday, July 8, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Cost: $60 Asheville Art Museum Members, $70 non-members REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 4 Register Here or at 828.253.3227 In this workshop, students learn how photographic techniques can tell a story and create different dynamics between the photographer, subject and […]

Free Programs Offered at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in July

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels in July. The workshops are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online registration is required. In addition to the open-enrollment programs listed below, the Commission […]

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