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Warren Wilson College President Lynn Morton and professor Lara Nguyen dedicated the new Owen Middle School mural, which adorns the retaining wall behind Owen Pool, on Oct. 25.

Warren Wilson College and Owen Middle dedicated a mural on Oct. 25

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College painting professor Lara Nguyen is accustomed to creating murals. Her art adorns walls across campus and covers the entire outside of a building in downtown Asheville. But her most recent project is unique, even for her. This time, she worked alongside more than 600 people to […]

MountainTrue and Appalachian Trail Conservancy team up to save WNC ash trees

Press release from MountainTrue: The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle fatal to ash trees, is chewing its way through North Carolina’s forests. MountainTrue and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy have partnered to ensure that the majestic ash doesn’t go the way of the dodo. Thanks to a NC License Plate Grant from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, […]

Members of the Ammons family, along with Mars Hill University Board of Trustees chairman Wayne Higgins (second from right), participate in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Jo Ellen Ammons Athletic Field House.

Mars Hill University breaks ground on athletics field house

Press release from Mars Hill University: Mars Hill University held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a major new addition to its athletics facilities following the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Jo Ellen Ammons Athletic Field House will sit at the south end of Meares Stadium, at the corner of Athletic Street and […]

Pan Harmonia performs “Portraits of Langston,” Nov. 10 and 12

Press release from Pan Harmonia: Portraits of Langston Music by Valerie Coleman • Poetry by Langston Hughes Join us for music that will move, groove and thrill you! Friday, November 10, 7:30 PM • St James Episcopal Church, Black Mountain Sunday, November 12, 3 PM • Biltmore United Methodist Church, Asheville Hwa-Jin Kim, piano • […]

White Horse hosts benefit concert for Southern Poverty Law Center on Nov. 7

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Since 1971 the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been a powerful voice in opposing forces of hatred and intolerance. Through education and advocacy they’ve exposed the activities of extremist groups, offered strategies for teaching tolerance and won notable victories in public interest litigation. On Tuesday, November 7 […]

Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited Receives Conservation Grant

Press release from Pisgah Trout Unlimited: Pisgah Trout Unlimited (Pisgah TU) has received a grant of $8,000 through the Trout Unlimited Embrace A Stream grant program for its Cantrell Creek Trail Project. Pisgah TU applied for the grant in cooperation with Asheville’s Land O’ Sky Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which is partnering with Pisgah TU […]

Diana Wortham Theatre Announces 2018 Scholarship Program for Young Emerging Artists

Press release from Diana Wortham Theatre: The Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, North Carolina announces the 2018 Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund, a program to support young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. A limited number of Emerging Artists Fund scholarships beginning at $1,000 each will […]

Pardee UNC Health Care to host free lung cancer screening information session, Nov. 6

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Hendersonville, N.C. – Pardee UNC Health Care will host a free information session, “ABCs of Screening for Lung Cancer and the Latest Lung Cancer Treatments” on Monday, Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pardee Cancer Center, located at 805 6th Avenue West in Hendersonville. Gary Rodberg, M.D., […]

AAAC announces Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Program grant awards

Press release from AAAC: The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is excited to announce the Buncombe County North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrant awards to 15 organizations in fiscal year 2017-18. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a […]

Eblen Charities CEO releases book about Mother Teresa

Press release: Book brings to light Mother Teresa as great example William Murdock announces release of ‘Find Your Own Calcutta’ ARDEN, N.C. – In the context of a tumultuous and ever-changing world, author William Murdock recognizes that it has become more difficult to find a life of meaning and service. In his recently published book […]

Winners named for the Jackson County NAACP’s biannual humanitarian awards

Press release from the Jackson County NAACP:  On Saturday October 14th, two individuals and a non-profit organization were singled out for Jackson County NAACP’s biannual Humanitarian Awards.  All finalist were given a Humanitarian Medallion as they were introduced.  President Enrique Gomez declared, “Every finalist is a winner for the outstanding service they perform in their […]

David Lynch offers local veterans scholarships to learn stress-reducing meditation

Press release from Asheville TM Center: The Asheville Center for Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) is offering scholarships for veterans throughout Western North Carolina to enroll in a specialized training course, entitled, “Meditation for Stress Reduction and Resilience.” The scholarships are possible due to a recent grant from the David Lynch Foundation’s “Operation Warrior Wellness” initiative, which has […]

Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Grant awards announced

Press release: The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is excited to announce the Buncombe County North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrant awards to 15 organizations in fiscal year 2017-18. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita […]

Sierra Club presents ‘Methane, pipelines and climate change’ on Nov. 1

From Western North Carolina Sierra Club newsletter: Sierra Club presents “Methane, Pipelines, and Climate Change” Wed, Nov 1, 7pm Sierra Club’s efforts to curb methane pollution by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, to stop fracked gas pipelines, and to enact public health safeguards will be discussed by Kelly Martin, Director of Sierra Club’s national Beyond Dirty Fuels. […]

Asheville to hold workshops, launch surveys on Transit Master Plan update

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville invites everyone to participate in two community workshops as part of its recently announced Transit Master Plan update. A survey will also be available for residents who can’t make it to the workshops. Future public engagement activities will include discussion group workshops with various […]

Eblen Charities announces start of heating assistance program

Press release from Eblen Charities: Asheville, NC: The Eblen Heating Assistance Program of the Eblen Energy Project will make the first strike against the early cold weather to help families in need of heating assistance this Monday, October 29  as Eblen Charities will once again partner with the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human […]

ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION: Wilson College is located in the Swannanoa Valley, near Asheville. Photo by Reggie Tidwell.

Warren Wilson College announces two free tuition programs

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Asheville, N.C. — When Lynn Morton delivered her first speech as president of Warren Wilson College, she made a prediction: “We will support our community as it supports us.” Her vision is now a reality with the launch of two historic initiatives designed to give incoming students the chance to […]

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