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Poet and UNCA professor Richard Chess will read at Malaprop’s, Sept. 17

Press release: Poet and essayist Richard Chess will read from his new book, Love Nailed to the Doorpost, when the Writers at Home series returns from summer hiatus at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event, hosted by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is […]

N.C. governor promotes substance use recovery during Vaya Health visit

Press release from Vaya Health: Gov. Roy Cooper designates September as statewide Recovery Month Thursday during Asheville stop August 31, 2017 – N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper called for compassion, cooperation and expanded treatment services to combat “epidemic” levels of opioid drug addiction during a Thursday visit to Vaya Health in Asheville. “Substance use disorder has […]

N.C. Wildlife Commission showcases birding and trout fishing at 2017 Mountain State Fair

From the North  Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: Wildlife Commission’s Mountain State Fair Exhibit Will Showcase Birding and Trout Fishing FLETCHER, N.C. (Aug. 31, 2017) — A rare bird and mountain trout will be the focus of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s exhibit at the Mountain State Fair, which runs from Sept. 8-17. The exhibit will […]

Asheville Downtown Association seeks volunteers to help with Oktoberfest, Oct. 7

From event organizers: Volunteer at Asheville Oktoberfest WHAT: A Bavarian-inspired beer, wine and cider tasting event with live music, food vendors, games and activities WHERE: Pack Square Park WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 1-6 p.m. (Volunteer shift times vary) DETAILS: Volunteer sign ups are open for Asheville Oktoberfest, which brings 28 beer, wine and cider makers […]

Local government forum & more scheduled for inaugural Asheville Entrepreneurship Week, Sept. 5-10

From event organizers: Asheville Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off with Government Forum Asheville, August 31, 2017 – Mayor Esther Manheimer has proclaimed September 5 through 10 as the inaugural Asheville Entrepreneurship Week. The week features a host of events, starting with a Local Government Candidate Forum on Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, September 5 at 12 p.m. at […]

Henderson County Rescue Squad among N.C. swift water teams deployed to assist in Texas

From the North Carolina Department of Public Safety: North Carolina to deploy five swift water rescue teams to Texas RALEIGH – In response to a request from Texas emergency officials, North Carolina is deploying five swift water rescue teams to assist with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. North Carolina teams […]

Town of Hot Springs holds centennial commemoration of WWI German internment camp Sept. 15-17

From event organizers: 2017 is the 100 year anniversary of a little-known event in the WNC mountains, that brought World War I close to home when 2,200 German nationals were gathered from ports on the east coast and shipped to an internment camp in the remote town of Hot Springs. A commemorative celebration is scheduled […]

CLT IPA - World Beer Awards

Catawba Brewing’s CLT IPA Named ‘World’s Best IPA’ by World Beer Awards 2017

Press release from Catawba Brewing Co.: Catawba Brewing’s CLT IPA, recently given a packaging upgrade with its sleek new full-color can, now has a lofty title to go along with it. The World Beer Awards announced their “World’s Best” style winners for 2017 earlier this month. Catawba’s hoppy homage to their Charlotte roots made a […]

Raising Wages NC announces Labor Day activities in support of living wage

From Raising Wages NC: Raising Wages Coalition Begins Campaign In WNC In the Spring of 2017 a group of Western North Carolina organizations, labor unions and activists formed a regional coalition to support the Raising Wages NC campaign. The regional coalition supports legislation introduced in the 2017 General Assembly to increase the minimum wage. The […]

Book by local biologist lets readers re-create Darwin’s experiments

Press release: On Sept. at 6 p.m., local biology professor James T. Costa will present his new book, Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory, at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 55 Haywood St. in Asheville. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin’s childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas […]

Increase in state arts funding benefits all 100 North Carolina counties

Press release: With a boost in state appropriations, the North Carolina Arts Council will launch two new programs this year and provide additional support for arts programs in all 100 N.C. counties with more than $6.5 million in grants. During 2017–18 an additional $650,000 will support the Grassroots Arts Program, a new touring program for […]

Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, to speak at Poverty Forum on Sept. 28

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: (August 10, 2017 – – Asheville, NC)  Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize Winning author, will be this year’s keynote speaker for Pisgah Legal Services’ 7th Annual Poverty Forum, “Evicted: Housing Crisis in WNC,” on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The Forum will be held at UNC Asheville. “It’s no secret that decent, affordable […]

Mayans in a Guatemalan courtroom cheer the guilty verdict against General Ríos Montt, who was convicted and sentenced to genocide and crimes against humanity on May 10, 2013. It was the first time the perpetrator of genocide against indigenous people had been tried in a court of law. Ten days later, the verdict was annulled. Photo by Daniel Hernández-Salazar

Indigenous Film Festival at UNC Asheville begins Sept. 6

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will present a new series, the Indigenous Film Festival, with four films screening this fall on campus. Through cinema, the series will present the experiences and perspectives of indigenous peoples around the world, not often reflected on American movie screens. The screenings are free and open to everyone. […]

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