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Aloft Asheville hosts 2nd annual Santa Paws benefit for Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue Dec. 2

From Aloft Asheville Downtown: Aloft Asheville Downtown Hosts Santa Paws Event Asheville, N.C. (November 21, 2017) – Aloft Asheville Downtown, owned and operated by McKibbon Hospitality, announced today that it will be hosting its second annual Photos with Santa Paws Event benefitting Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue (CAAR). The event will be held in the hotel […]

Chimney Rock to reopen in time for Thanksgiving weekend

Press release: Chimney Rock to Reopen in Time for Thanksgiving Weekend All trails in Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will be reopen on Wednesday, November 22. The upper portion of Chimney Rock which includes access to the Park’s iconic Chimney, Outcroppings trail, Exclamation Point trail, and the Skyline trail will reopen to the […]

YMCA of WNC receives grant to rally against rural hunger

PRESS RELEASE from YMCA of Western North Carolina:   Asheville, N.C., Nov. 21, 2017 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) to partner on a project to connect more eligible young people to child nutrition programs in rural areas of the state. The […]

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved grants totaling $1.4M

Press release: Focus Area Grants of $1.45 Million Announced More than $1.15 Million Supporting People in Need (November 2017) The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved grants totaling $1,446,162 to nonprofits across the region. The awards were made in CFWNC’s focus areas with $1.15 million in People in Need grants going to nonprofits […]

North Carolinians invited to share ideas on how to best use Volkswagen settlement

Press release: North Carolinians Invited to Share Ideas on How to Best Use Volkswagen Settlement to Help North Carolina Governor names DEQ as lead agency to develop plan to invest $92 million settlement RALEIGH: North Carolinians with ideas about how to use $92 million from a court settlement to improve North Carolina’s air quality are […]

Warren Wilson College turns 123-years-old

Press release: Warren Wilson College turns 123-years-old New research could adjust founding date by nine days Asheville, NC – Nov. 21, 2017 – For decades, Warren Wilson College has listed its founding date as Nov. 30, 1894. The date is published in books and celebrated by “This Day in History” websites. However, new research has […]

Zoe & Cloyd headline Winter’s Tune at Mars Hill University, Dec. 8

Press release from Mars Hill University: Zoe & Cloyd Headline Winter’s Tune Concert (with guests Lillian Chase and Rhiannon Ramsey) Looking for some warm tunes on a cold mountain night? On Friday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m., Zoe & Cloyd will be fiddling and harmonizing at the annual Winter’s Tune concert hosted by Mars Hill […]

Christmas Nativity Sets from Around the World Exhibition at First Baptist Church of Asheville, Dec. 14-17

Press release from Asheville Nativity: “O Come Let Us Adore Him: Christmas Creches from Around the World” First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St, downtown Asheville December 14-17, 2017 • Thursday, Dec. 14: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interfaith Reception • Friday, Dec. 15: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 16: 11:00 a.m. – […]

‘Aspects of Butoh’ performance at BMCM+AC, Dec. 7

Press release from Asheville Butoh Collective: Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Time: 7 PM Where: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 69 Broadway, Asheville, NC, 28801 Cost: $5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 non-members More info: Aspects of Butoh Presented in collaboration with the Asheville Butoh Collective, this evening includes […]

Midnight Snack releases a statement on its upcoming hiatus

Press release from bandleader Jack Victor on behalf of Midnight Snack: Hello friends This is Jack – I’m writing this note because we’ve reached a major turning point with Midnight Snack. After much contemplation, we’ve decided to take a break from playing shows or working on new recordings (as Midnight Snack) for the time being. […]

Park Ridge Health Golf Classic raises funds for behavioral health

Press release from Park Ridge Health:   The Park Ridge Health Foundation hosted the 18th Annual Partners in Health Golf Classic on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Walnut Cove with 112 golfers. The tournament raised $66,725. The proceeds of this year’s Golf Classic will help fund a transformation to Park Ridge Health Behavioral Health services, […]

DOT to hold public meeting regarding proposed improvements to Mills Gap Road

Press release from N.C. DOT:  The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed improvements to Mills Gap Road between U.S. 25 (Hendersonville Road) and Weston Road in Buncombe County. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center located at 765 Boylston Highway (GATE […]

Grandfather Mountain introduces new cougars

Press release from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: Call it a tail of two cougars. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Grandfather Mountain introduced its newest Western cougars to the public. Named Logan and Trinity, the sibling duo is now on display in the park’s environmental wildlife habitats. The Linville, N.C.-based nature preserve and attraction adopted the brother-and-sister cubs […]

Warren Wilson College, Presbyterian Church mark 84th Harvest Celebration

Press release from Warren Wilson College: The shared history between Warren Wilson College and Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church (WWPC) was on full display Sunday. In a nod to the College’s agricultural programs and products, the “harvest celebration” took over the chancel for the Church’s Thanksgiving service. From produce to livestock and products to tools, the […]

City of Asheville offices to close, ART bus services suspended for Thanksgiving holiday

Press release from the City of Asheville: Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules. Bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving is […]

Moonlight Makers pop-up boutique celebrates new location with Grand Opening celebration Dec. 1

From Moonlight Makers: Moonlight Makers Pop-Up Headquarters Store Grand Opening Party Asheville, NC, November 16th, 2017 – There is a new store and pop-up headquarters in town: Moonlight Makers has opened a permanent brick and mortar at 43 Rankin Ave. in downtown Asheville. The store will be celebrating the Grand Opening on Friday, December 1 […]

WNC Communities honored at annual WNC Honors Awards luncheon

From WNC Communities: Honoring Community Development Clubs the Backbone of WNC ASHEVILLE, NC—The WNC Honors Awards is built on a 68-year-old tradition of recognizing rural community development clubs for their innovative ideas and grassroots solutions. These centers and clubs are the backbone running through our beloved mountains. The culmination of this year’s program occurred at […]

Refinery Creator Space hosts two visual art exhibits this December

From the Asheville Area Arts Council: New Exhibitions in December at the Refinery Creator Space ASHEVILLE –The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce a new exhibit from artist and curator Akira Satake titled Intro — Emerging Ceramicists in Western North Carolina. This exhibit will be on display Friday, December 1, 2017 through January […]

ACT rings in the holidays with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Dec. 1-17

From Asheville Community Theatre: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Opens Next at Asheville Community Theatre Holiday mayhem erupts at Asheville Community Theatre with the opening of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a comedy that’s both hilarious and sweet. From a dress rehearsal that ends with the arrival of the fire department to a Wise Man […]

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