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"Ground Number 5," dried earth, grass (grown in vacuum-formed plastic), by Susan Goethel Campbell

‘Parched: Inverted Landscapes’ exhibition opens at Penland Gallery, Aug. 5

Press release: The Penland Gallery is pleased to present Parched: Inverted Landscapes, an exhibition of work by Susan Goethel Campbell. The show, which fills the gallery’s exhibition space, includes prints, photographs, video, and two installations made of natural materials. The exhibition runs through September 17 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 5 from 4:30 […]

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Stage performance workshop for poets and storytellers at Trade & Lore, Aug. 16

Press release: David Joe Miller Presents a Stage Performance Workshop for Poets and Storytellers at Trade & Lore Coffeehouse, 37 Wall Street in downtown Asheville on Wednesday August 16th at 7:30pm. Tickets are 29.00 online or 34.00 at the door on the night of the show. Two internationally touring spoken word artists, Adam Booth and […]

Solar eclipse to increase visitation to Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests

Press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture:  Asheville, N.C., July 31, 2017- Parts of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests are expecting extremely high numbers of visitors for the weekend of August 18-21 due to the solar eclipse. Forest Service staff encourage visitors to carefully plan ahead to ensure a safe and memorable event. […]

Updated: Congressman McHenry cancels Buncombe town hall meeting

Press release: UPDATED: McHenry to Host Town Hall Meetings for Tenth District Constituents Update: Early Saturday morning Congressman McHenry was diagnosed with pneumonia. In light of this diagnosis and under advisement of his doctor, the Congressman will be postponing his first round of town hall meetings. Updates on rescheduling will be sent when they are […]

Mission Health and Aetna sign multi-year agreement

Press release:   Mission Health and Aetna have signed a new, multi-year agreement providing Aetna customers who receive healthcare benefits through their employers with in-network access to Mission Health’s hospitals, outpatient centers and employed physicians across western North Carolina. This agreement provides employers in western North Carolina with further access to competitively priced network providers. “This is […]

Haywood Community College students compete and place in SkillsUSA NC

Press release form Haywood Community College: Haywood Community College students recently competed in SkillsUSA NC, where they brought home four awards. HCC electrical systems technology student Cory Ross won first place and secured a spot in the national competition. At the state level, other HCC top finishes included building construction technology student Wesley Sears with […]

Community invited to attend public information session during CALEA reaccreditation

Press release: Community Invited to Attend Public Information Session During CALEA Reaccreditation Asheville, NC (July 31, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation process. A team of assessors from CALEA will arrive Monday, August 7 to examine all […]

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Vermont ceramicist Noel Bailey presents his newest wintery work at In Tandem Gallery

Press release from In Tandem Gallery: In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville, NC will be exhibiting the newest work of ceramicist Noel Bailey for our August gallery show. Noel, who is a native of Waitsfield, Vermont, creates amazing work that epitomizes the area he lives. The light to dark color transition, altered contours, and smooth surfaces reminds […]

Sheila Arnold Jones

Storytellers Sheila Arnold Jones and Adam Booth perform at Habitat Tavern, Aug. 18

Press release: David Joe Miller is proud to announce his next WORD show featuring Nationally touring storytellers, Sheila Arnold Jones and Adam Booth. This will be the second WORD show at a new venue for David Joe Miller, Habitat Tavern and Commons at 174 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville on Friday night August 18th. Doors […]

Semper Fi Fund and NOC introduce service members to the outdoors

Press release from the Nantahala Outdoors Center: WHO: Twenty-two service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi Program take on new challenges in their recoveries with the nation’s largest outdoor recreation company. WHAT: Semper Fi Fund and Nantahala Outdoor Center inaugural outdoor pursuits camp in the scenic and peaceful Nantahala National Forest. Service […]

Season’s at Highland Lake honored for outstanding wine program

PRESS RELEASE from Season’s at Highland Lake: Flat Rock , NC (July 31, 2017) – Season’s at Highland Lake has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. “On behalf of Wine Spectator,I’m thrilled […]

North Carolina Stage Company announces 2017-18 season

Press release from North Carolina Stage Company: The North Carolina Stage Company in downtown Asheville, North Carolina announces its 2017-2018 Season. Voted best local theatre by the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll on ten different occasions, North Carolina Stage Company has been producing professional theatre for Asheville residents and visitors since 2001. The upcoming […]

Asheville Humane Society

Humane Society to organize volunteers to fill gap left by Brother Wolf Adoption Center closure

Press release from Asheville Humane Society: The announcement of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s plans to close their Adoption Center has made our community question the impact it will have on other animal welfare groups in WNC and the animals who will need help. To bridge the gap, Asheville Humane Society is hosting multiple Volunteer and Foster Information Sessions at their […]

Environmental Studies student, Noah Poulos assisted with the mountian seep research. Photo courtesy of UNCA

UNC Asheville environmental scientists continue grant-funded research of rare mountain seep communities along Appalachian Trail

Press release from UNC Asheville: Reed Rossell, adjunct instructor in UNC Asheville’s Department of Environmental Studies, has completed the second year of his project to document and study the condition of rare seep communities along the Appalachian Trail corridor. The second year of work was funded with a 2017 grant of $2,588 from the North […]

NC Growing Together offers crowdfunding webinar for food and farm businesses, Aug. 10

PRESS RELEASE from NC Growing Together: August 10, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Online Registration What you’ll learn: Because of legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly in July 2016, startups in North Carolina can now raise up to $2 million from average investors using their own web site or a registered funding portal. A […]

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