News Bulletins

Scary WORD! with David Novak at Pack Memorial, Oct. 12

Press release: David Joe Miller Presents SCARY WORD! with internationally acclaimed, master storyteller, David Novak on Thursday October 12th, 7pm at Pack Memorial Library, Haywood Street in downtown Asheville. Doors will open for seating at 6:30 in the Lorde Auditorium and the show will begin at 7pm. The show is best suited for adults. Mr. […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises over $86K

Press release from Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter: Nearly 400 people joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Asheville Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Pack Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 16. Participants raised over $86,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. “We want to thank our walk participants, volunteers, sponsors and the Asheville community for […]

Altamont property owners counter theater operators’ claims

In response to a press release from the operators of The Altamont Theatre on Sept. 21, building owners Brian and Tiffany Lee released a statement on Sept. 23: Contrary to the false implications in the Press Release issued by the current operators of the Altamont Theatre, the structure at 18 Church Street is not being […]

African Americans in WNC and South Appalachia Conference coming in October

Press release from UNC Asheville: The fourth annual African Americans in WNC and South Appalachia Conference will be held Oct. 19-21 at the YMI Cultural Center, UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center and The Collider. Conference activities are free and open to everyone, and they include an opening reception on Oct. 19, panel discussions on Oct. 20-21, […]

Warren Wilson College named to 2017 ‘Top 50 Green Colleges’ list

Press release from Warren Wilson College: The Princeton Review names Warren Wilson College to 2017 “Top 50 Green Colleges” list
Warren Wilson College, UNC Chapel Hill ranked highest in North Carolina The Princeton Review ranks Warren Wilson College as the greenest college in North Carolina. The college admission services company released its “Guide to 375 Green […]

Gerrymander 5K registration opens; route follows line of 10th and 11th congressional districts in Asheville

Announcement from the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County: Join us in walking the gerrymandered line dividing District 10 & 11 in West Asheville. Show your support for a NON-PARTISAN redistricting committee! Register for the event When : November 4, 2017 Time : 1pm-3pm Where : West Asheville along Districts 10 & 11 Start […]

Brevard College hosts an opening reception for ‘Morning Meditations,’ Oct. 6

Press release: On Friday, October 6, 2017, Brevard College will host the opening reception for ‘Morning Meditations’, a photography exhibition by BC alumni, Andrew Paynter. The exhibition will be held in the Spiers Gallery, located inside of the Sims Art Building, 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712. Andrew will begin with a presentation at […]

Junior League of Asheville announces poverty awareness and education week

Press release from the Junior League of Asheville: The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) is proud to announce its first Poverty Awareness and Education Week, kicking off on Friday, September 22 and running through Friday, September 29, 2017. Women and children living in poverty is a primary area of focus for the JLA. The […]

Loan deadline nears for 2016 N.C. drought

Press release from the Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that Oct. 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in North Carolina as a result of the drought that began on Nov. […]

UNCA history professor & collaborators present book talk, exhibition on Great Smokies Oct. 5

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville History Professor Dan Pierce, Collaborating Author Nathan Anderson, and Nashville Artist Joel Anderson Present Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Book Talk and Exhibit Reception on Oct. 5 Historian Dan Pierce, National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at UNC Asheville, will present a book […]

Willys Jeep enthusiasts to gather in Mills River

Press release from Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together: Old Willys Jeeps from 1941-1964 will be on display at the 2017 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together, including military, CJs, wagons, truck and forward control. More than 30 Willys Jeeps will be on display representing originals, restorations and modified in varying conditions from “rust buckets to trailer […]

Author and GMO critic Steve Druker to speak in Asheville on Oct. 5

Attorney Steven Druker‘s 2015 book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, has been recognized as an important addition to the conversation surrounding genetically modified organisms. In 2017, Druker received the Luxembourg Prize for Environmental Peace. Druker will speak in Asheville on Thursday, Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m., at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Road. The title of Druker’s talk is […]

Enjoy autumn at Purchase Knob and Hemphill Bald

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: Catch the colors of autumn from the ridge tops of Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Friends of the Smokies Tuesday, Oct. 10 Classic Hike. This 7-mile out-and-back hike ascends 1,500 feet from Purchase Knob to Hemphill Bald. The group hike will feature spectacular views and a stop […]

Leadership Asheville announces 36th class

Press release from UNC Asheville: Leadership Asheville, a program of UNC Asheville, announces the selection of Class 36. With 49 participants from the private and public sectors, the class of 2018 (LA 36) is now beginning its work in collaborative community leadership. Leadership Asheville promotes the development of leadership skills through experiential exercises, site visits, […]

MountainTrue and Asheville Design Center to merge

Press release from MountainTrue: MountainTrue, an environmental nonprofit serving western North Carolina, and the Asheville Design Center today announced that the two organizations will merge effective Oct. 1, 2017. As a result of the merger, Asheville Design Center will retain its name and will be operated as a program of MountainTrue. MountainTrue is a $1.2 […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, Sept. 21: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 […]

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