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Edible Asheville and Rhubarb present FED Talk on custom cocktails, Dec. 7

PRESS RELEASE from Edible Asheville: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A well-stocked home bar can make or break a holiday party. From trendy cocktails to classic combinations, a little mixology can go a long way toward memorable entertaining in Western North Carolina. Edible Asheville and Rhubarb will team up for a FED Talk (Food.Education.Discussion.) on December 7, […]

City of Asheville Greenway Warmer program set for Dec. 13

Press release from City of Asheville: Greenways, it turns out, can come in many forms. While you may think of them as paved trails, a Dec. 13 event in downtown Asheville will explore how “natural surface trail systems” — or unpaved trails — can work. Come learn more at the City of Asheville’s Greenway Warmer […]

Study confirms affordable housing and studio need for artists in Asheville

Press release from the Center for Craft: In 2015, The Center for Craft, in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, commissioned Minneapolis-based Artspace Consulting to conduct a preliminary feasibility assessment and report as the first step towards developing affordable space solutions for artists and the creative sector in Asheville, North Carolina. Artspace Consulting […]

Nonstop service from AVL to DFW starts summer 2018

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is pleased to announce that American Airlines will reinstate nonstop service to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) this summer. Nonstop flights will be offered Saturdays, beginning June 7, and are planned to operate through August. “It is very good news for air travelers that […]

Pisgah Legal Services offers expunction clinic for those facing obstacles based on legal records

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: WHAT: Expunction Clinic WHERE: Arthur R. Edington Center, 133 Livingston St., Asheville WHEN: December 12, 2017 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call 828-253-0406. WHO: Individuals that are experiencing barriers to housing and employment due to a criminal record. WHY: Effective December 1, 2017 expunction laws will change. […]

Southern Appalachians Highland Conservancy preserves 142 acres in Roaring Creek Valley

From the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchases 142 acres on Roaring Creek Regional land trust acquires land adjoining national forest to protect native trout waters Asheville, NC – The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) recently purchased 142 acres at Upper Roaring Creek Valley in the Highlands of Roan to protect clean mountain […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Tuesday, Nov. 28: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, November 28, 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 […]

Evergreen Community Charter School to train Guatemalan teachers

Press release from Evergreen Community Charter School: ASHEVILLE – Evergreen Community Charter School is hosting six Guatemalan teachers from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8 to share educational practices and knowledge as they create a new school for families living around the Guatemala City garbage dump. Safe Passage is a nonprofit organization that has been working […]

Children First/ Communities In Schools announces new executive director

Press release from Children First/ Communities In Schools: Natasha Adwaters, current Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) Director of Community Supports, has been named as the next Executive Director by the organization’s board of directors. She will begin her position Dec. 4, 2017. “The entire board of Children First/Communities In Schools unanimously agreed that Natasha Adwaters is the […]

Christmas toy drive this Thursday-Saturday

Press release from Eblen Charities: ASHEVILLE — For thousands of families and their children in our community the Christmas season doesn’t begin in the predawn hours of Black Friday or the early sales on Thanksgiving evening. For them, Christmas begins with the kindness of countless families, companies, organizations and individuals who generously volunteer and donate […]

Ash Devine concert opens William Barnhill photo exhibit, Dec. 7

Press release from Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center: A traditional concert and photography exhibit is scheduled for Thursday, December 7th from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Flood Fine Art Center at 2160 Hwy 70 near Swannanoa. Ash Devine will showcase her Maybelle Carter/Pete Seeger guitar and Ukulele talents during the opening of “Appalachia A Hundred […]

City to hold meeting on Griffing Boulevard Rose Garden Park

Press release from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE — A plan is underway for the City of Asheville to improve the Griffing Boulevard Rose Garden Park in North Asheville. Working with the Grove Park/Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Association, groundwork is being laid on a plan to improve the rose garden and park landscape. Come see how […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office announces hiring grants for community policing officers

Press release from office of U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose, Western District of North Carolina: U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose announced that hiring grants for community policing officers were awarded to two local law enforcement agencies in the Western District of North Carolina. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS […]

WNC Military History Museum presents Pearl Harbor survivor lecture Dec. 7

Press release from WNC Military History Museum: The WNC Military History Museum and the Blinded Veterans Association presents an afternoon with Pearl Harbor Survivor Craig Kirkpatrick. Mr. Kirkpatrick was serving on the U.S.S Castor that was anchored in Pearl Harbor across the channel from Battle Ship Row. Mr. Kirkpatrick had a front row seat to […]

Biltmore Village goes old world with annual “Dickens in the Village” celebration, Dec. 1-2

From event promoters: Tis the Season: Dickens in the Village Returns Dec 1-2  ASHEVILLE, NC: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose; the holiday season is upon us and the Historic Biltmore Village is about to come aglow. The spirit of Christmas befalls on Historic Biltmore Village Dec. 1-2 with the […]

Black Mountain’s Monte Vista Hotel hosts 7th annual “Deck the Trees” display Dec. 1-31

From event organizers: The Monte Vista Hotel Presents Seventh Annual “Deck the Trees” Black Mountain, NC – The public is invited to The Historic Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain from December 1 through December 31. Beautiful and unique hand-decorated Christmas trees in the theme of “80 Years of Christmas” will celebrate the 80th anniversary […]

APD requesting public assistance to locate Locate Zachary Ryan Harwood

Press release: Asheville Police Requesting Assistance from Public to Locate Zachary Ryan Harwood Asheville, NC (November 22, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to locate Zachary Ryan Harwood of Weaverville. Harwood has open warrants for Attempted Common Law Robbery, Attempted Armed Robbery, Common Law Robbery, Assault on a Female, Simple […]

Lenoir Sax rings in the season with holiday tunes Dec. 10

From Lenoir-Rhyne University: A Lenoir Sax Christmas to perform holiday season favorites at LRU HICKORY, N.C. – As part of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s 2017-18 Concert Series, Lenoir Sax returns to the Hickory campus for a program of Christmas favorites. Lenoir Sax will perform a delightful mixed offering of original holiday favorites on Sunday, Dec. 10 at […]

Hendersonville celebrates holidays with “Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas” Dec. 1

From the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas will be taking place on Friday, December 1 from 5-8 p.m. The Downtown merchants open their doors and invite holiday shoppers in with a festive window displays, decorations, period dress, music and refreshments. Carriage rides are available from the Visitor […]

Local Trout Unlimited chapters secure grant awards for Cantrell Creek conservation project

From Pisgah Trout Unlimited: Local Trout Unlimited Chapters Win Big in National Contest Pisgah and Land O’ Sky chapters earn $14,755 for conservation project BREVARD, NC — The Pisgah and Land O’ Sky chapters of Trout Unlimited joined forces to raise a total of $4,155, given by donors from North Carolina to California, to notch […]

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