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Air quality forecast for Asheville: Friday, Dec. 1: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, December 1, 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. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South […]

Habitat for Humanity to start 2017 Christmas Jam House

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: ASHEVILLE — Music continues to build houses and communities in Buncombe County thanks to the annual Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam. To date, more than $2.1 million in proceeds has built nearly 40 Habitat homes and helped offset infrastructure and development costs for entire Habitat neighborhoods […]

Electric vehicle charging stations available at airport

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: ASHEVILLE — Asheville Regional Airport is pleased to announce that thanks to Duke Energy’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project and facilitation by Land of Sky Regional Council, two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the airport. AVL is one of more than 80 towns, cities and school systems to be […]

HATS OFF: UNC Asheville will confer degrees on 215 students in December. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville winter commencement set for Dec. 15

Press release from UNC Asheville: ASHEVILLE — UNC Asheville will hold its December 2017 commencement at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, at Kimmel Arena in the Sherrill Center on campus. Some 215 students are expected to earn their degrees in December. Featured commencement speakers will include UNC Asheville Professor of Anthropology Heidi Kelley, recipient […]

WITH HONORS: Tim Hussey, left, and Cara Forbes have been chosen as NASPA Undergraduate Fellows. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville students selected as NASPA Undergraduate Fellows

Press release from UNC Asheville: ASHEVILLE — UNC Asheville students Tim Hussey and Cara Forbes have been selected to participate in the 2017 NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, a highly esteemed program providing opportunities for scholarships, on-campus mentorship, and professional development events. NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) created the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program in […]

Artist Julyan Davis, left, and the Mountain Bitters. Photo courtesy of Julyan Davis

Local artist Julyan Davis teams up with Mountain Bitters, Elisa Faires for “Dark Holler” art exhibit Dec. 9

Local visual artist Julyan Davis will partner with folk trio Mountain Bitters and new addition Elisa Faires for an exhibit and artist talk titled “Dark Holler: The Appalachian Murder Ballads” at REVOLVE on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m. From event organizers: ‘Dark Corners: The Appalachian Murder Ballads’ is an exhibit of large-scale narrative […]

Community Foundation of Henderson County scholarships open Dec. 1

Press release from Community Foundation of Henderson County: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — The Community Foundation of Henderson County is pleased to announce that 85 new and 152 renewal scholarships are available for the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarship applications open Dec. 1 and must be submitted by 5 pm, Jan. 31. Scholarship applications and additional information are available […]

AMOS Science Pub series continues with presentation on native Muscadine grape Dec. 15

From the Asheville Museum of Science: Science Pub: “Muscadines – A Southern Treasure” AMOS presents free public lecture on December 15 with Chuck Blethen, Owner of Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard, and author of The Wine Etiquette Guide ASHEVILLE, NC – November 29, 2017: The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce […]

SIGNS OF DISTRESS: Over the past decade, signs like the one above have been affixed to the fence surrounding the CTS site by community members (and subsequently removed). While some folks are cautiously optimistic that the new interim remedial action plan will finally begin cleanup at the source of pollutants, others say that EPA has waited too long to act and want officials held responsible for past mistakes and oversights. Photo special to Xpress.

EPA hosts community meeting at Skyland Fire Dept. to review CTS clean-up strategies Nov. 30

From the United States EPA: Work is underway at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site (Site) to install the treatment system that will clean up contaminants in the groundwater and soil beneath the former CTS plant. EPA will host a public meeting to discuss the details of the treatment system and answer questions. The […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Thursday, Nov. 30: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, Nov. 30, 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. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South […]

UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum presents 2017 Taxes in Two Parts, Dec. 7

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum (FBF) will present 2017 Taxes in Two Parts, with “year-end must-do’s” for family businesses, followed by exit tax strategies for those considering selling their businesses. This event takes place on Thursday, Dec. 7, with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m., and will conclude by 11 a.m. It […]

Marshall Christmas Crawl, Dec. 8

Press release from Downtown Marshall Association: Get in the holiday spirit with the downtown Marshall Association and the Madison County Arts Council as they host the second annual Christmas Crawl in downtown Marshall on Friday, December 8th. The festivities begin at 5:00pm and last until 9:00pm. Numerous businesses will feature live music and stay open […]

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Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove celebrates Christmas with music, holiday events

From the Billy Graham Training Center: Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove celebrates the true meaning of Christmas with ‘Christmas at The Cove’ events Sold out concerts and events feature top Christian artists, carol sings, and inspiring messages ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 29, 2017 — Each year, the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove […]

Duke Energy matches funds for Buncombe County classroom projects

Press release from Duke Energy:  On Giving Tuesday, Duke Energy is excited to help Buncombe County teachers turn classroom projects into reality. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, Duke Energy will provide $175,000 in matching grants for North Carolina teachers to foster literacy and bring engaging science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects to life in their classrooms. […]

Apprentice Link helps aspiring farmers gain on-the-ground experience in WNC

Press release from Organic Growers School:  Organic Growers School’s (OGS) Apprentice Link, the online matching service, and directory to connect regional farms and aspiring farm apprentices, has grown to list over 25 local farms in Western NC and connected at least 10 aspiring farmers with farm apprenticeships over the past growing season. They are currently […]

MAHEC offers innovative online training for rural primary care providers and school nurses

Press release from MAHEC:   On December 6, school nurses across Western North Carolina will have the opportunity to train with the region’s top healthcare experts without ever having to leave their office thanks to a new medical education program being offered by the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). The Project ECHO® for School […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Wednesday, Nov. 29: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South […]

Sweet Bear Rescue Farm

Sanctuary Brewing owners open non-profit animal rescue farm in Hendersonville

Press release from Sweet Bear Rescue Farm: Hendersonville is now home to its very own animal sanctuary: Sweet Bear Rescue Farm. The non-profit is the culmination of a dream by Lisa McDonald and Joe Dinan, passionate animal activists and owners of nearby Sanctuary Brewing Co. The two quit the corporate world with the goal of starting […]

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