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Asheville art museum seeks docents, hosts two upcoming info sessions

From the Asheville Art Museum: Asheville Art Museum is Recruiting Docents The Museum is hosting two upcoming information sessions ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is looking for art lovers who want to make a difference in their community. The museum is seeking docents to give tours to museum visitors, primarily for school-aged and student groups but also […]

Buncombe Co. Health & Human Services reminds residents to vaccinate pets against rabies

From Buncombe County Health & Human Services: Rabies Vaccination Helps Stop Spread of Rabies in WNC Buncombe County, N.C. – Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) wants you to be aware of some local activities aimed at reducing rabies in our community. In North Carolina, the most common type of rabies is raccoon-variant rabies. […]

“It Takes Two to Tango” by   Deanna Chilian. Image courtesy of event organizers

River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll & Food Drive scheduled for Nov. 11-12

From event organizers: Asheville River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll Saturday, Nov. 11 & Sunday, Nov. 12 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. WHAT: The Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend at the Fall Studio Stroll, welcoming the public to experience and collect amazing art in the studios and galleries. […]

Photo courtesy of event organizers.

4th annual WNC Garlic Fest returns to Asheville Oct. 7

From event organizers: 4th Annual WNC Garlic Fest Oct. 7, 2017 Noon-6 p.m. Prep your taste buds for some garlicky experiences to remember. The annual WNC Garlic Fest has become popular for its free WNC Garlic Trail. Participants follow their ‘Map’ to the vendor booths that have agreed to offer a ‘Free Authentic Garlic Experience!’. […]

Aftermath Services seek police department nominations for annual K9 Grant

From Aftermath Services: Aftermath Services Launches 6th Annual K9 Grant K9 Grant will award $15,000 in grants to five law enforcement departments AURORA, Ill. – Aftermath is officially kicking off its 6th Annual K9 Grant. This year, Aftermath is tripling the amount of grants awarded – a total of $15,000 in grants will be awarded […]

Asheville City School Board of Education cancels Oct. 2 meeting

Notice from Asheville City School Board of Education: NOTICE OF CANCELLED MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board Meeting of the Asheville City Board of Education scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled. The next Board meeting of the Asheville City Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at […]

Gourd by Marty McCounnaughey. Courtesy of SHCG

Southern Highland Craft Guild introduces new members with exhibition Sept. 30 to Jan. 14

From the Southern Highland Craft Guild: Legacy Endures, Introducing New Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild Main Gallery Exhibition at the Folk Art Center September 30 – January 14, 2018 Asheville, N.C. – As the leaves begin to change up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Southern Highland Craft Guild looks forward to the […]

"Rising, 2008" by Galen Frost Bernard

Opening reception for ‘WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions’ held Thursday, Oct. 5

Press release: The WCU Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center is pleased to present the exhibition, WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions, from October 2, 2017 – January 26, 2018, with a reception on Thursday, October 5 from 5:00 – 7:00p.m. The exhibition reception on Thursday, October 5 from 5:00 – 7:00p.m. features catered hors d’oeuvres, […]

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4th annual Eagle Run 5k raises ADHD awareness Oct. 21 at Carrier Park

From SOAR: 4th Annual Eagle Run 5k to Support ADHD Awareness BALSAM, NC—Tucked away in the small town of Balsam, N.C. is a place where kids with learning and attention issues can feel proud and accepted for who they are. In an effort to offer this experience to more children, SOAR invites the western N.C. […]

Lockdown lifted at Henderson County schools

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: After a report of an alleged weapon on campus, North Henderson High and Apple Valley Middle entered a precautionary “code yellow” lockdown at approximately 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Deputies with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the campus, and as part of law enforcement’s security […]

City of Asheville provides update on RADTIP work, hosts Oct. 20 stakeholder meeting

From the City of Asheville: Riverfront Redevelopment Update! RADTIP Construction Information Updated: September 29, 2017 Construction Schedule The long anticipated draft construction schedule will be ready to share with stakeholders on Friday, October 20. We will use the Leadership Round Table meeting time for this meeting. Please join us to give feedback from 8:30-10 a.m. at […]

TSA implements stronger screening procedures at Asheville Regional Airport

From the Transportation Security Administration: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). The new procedures, which were announced earlier this year, require travelers to place all electronics larger […]

Children First/CIS executive director Jordan resigns after 20 years

Allison Jordan, the executive director of the nonprofit Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County, has announced her resignation from her position after 20 years with Children First/CIS. In her announcement, Jordan says she is leaving the group to take a position as Executive Coach with the statewide Communities In Schools of North Carolina, effective […]

ABCCM calls for donations of cold-weather items, heating assistance

From ABCCM: ABCCM Seeking Donations for Heating Assistance, Cold-Weather Items Cooler temperatures coming this weekend ASHEVILLE, N.C. – As temperatures in Buncombe County are expected to drop at the end of the week, the need for heating assistance and donations of blankets and cold-weather accessories such as jackets, scarves, hats and gloves will now start […]

Lecture at UNCA to explore how whiteness shapes multiracial spaces

Press release from UNC Asheville: Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will deliver a talk on “How Whiteness Shapes Multiracial Spaces: Lessons from Behind the White Picket Fence,” at UNC Asheville on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. The talk will take place […]

As the Oct. 4 date of the termination of Mission Health's contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina approaches, other health systems are contemplating the impact of the termination on their patient volume. Photo by Virginia Daffron

Pardee Hospital comments on Mission/Blue Cross standoff

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Open Letter to the Community Pardee UNC Health Care has been asked by many in our community to comment on or engage in the current impasse between Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and Mission Health. We have chosen to remain neutral on this matter, believing that both parties […]

Asheville Music School rock band Minør to perform at Asheville Barnaroo Sept. 30

Press release: Asheville Barnaroo is celebrating 5 years at Franny’s Farm in Leicester, NC Sept. 29- Oct. 1, featuring non-stop music over 33 acres for 3 days. Barnaroo was started by Andrew Scotchie and friends in 2009, when the under-agers couldn’t get into Bonnaroo Music Festival. Since then, the festival has grown up and continues […]

Clear Creek Elementary School named a National Blue Ribbon School

Press release from North Carolina Public Schools: Six North Carolina public schools today were named 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The six schools are among 342 schools nationwide recognized for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps. North Carolina public schools receiving this prestigious recognition are: […]

Asheville-based law firm files class action lawsuit in response to Equifax data breach

Press release:  Burt Langley PC (Asheville, North Carolina) and Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC (Nashville, Tennessee) have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Terra Weaver, David Le and similarly situated individuals affected by the Equifax data breach that was disclosed on Sept. 7, 2017. The suit was filed Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in the […]

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