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“Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” documentary Feb. 12

Press release from Healthcare For All-WNC and Our Revolution Hendersonville:   This 58-minute documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens. Guest speaker, Marsha Fretwell, M.D., […]

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club unveils Black History Month art contest top-10

Press release from U.S. Cellular: The top 10 drawings from U.S. Cellular’s second Annual Black History Month Art Competition with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Buncombe County are now on display in area retail stores. Local community members are encouraged to visit select local U.S. Cellular stores to vote on their favorite […]

 Trinity Episcopal Church offers identity workshop March 3

Press release from Trinity Episcopal Church:   In preparation for the Lenten season, Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Asheville will offer a day long workshop: “A Question of Identity: How Answering the Question of ‘Who Am I?’ Brings Power, Purpose, and Peace Into Our Lives,” on Saturday, March 3, featuring Amazon-best selling author Randy Siegel. […]

Tracey Morgan Gallery presents “Future Past: Experiments in Photography” group exhibition, Feb. 9-March 31

Press release from Tracey Morgan Gallery: Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present Future Past: Experiments in Photography, a group exhibition of work from 15 artists, all of whom are working beyond the tradition notions of photography. Artists included are Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, Colby Caldwell, Bridget Conn, Ofri Cnaani, Bryan Graf, Sandi Haber Fi- field, […]

Pardee UNC Health Care achieves Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care:   Pardee UNC Health Care today announced that it has received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Pardee UNC Health Care in the top 5% for clinical performance among nearly […]

Arts Council of Henderson County presents 2018 Mentors & Students Exhibitions

Press release from Arts Council of Henderson County: The Arts Council of Henderson County will present a series of exhibitions as a thematic unit entitled Mentors & Students at First Citizens Bank in Hendersonville. Celebrating the importance of art in a child’s life, the three exhibitions will feature the work of Henderson County elementary students, secondary […]

Wildlife Commission offers free turkey hunting seminars statewide

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering 11 free turkey hunting seminars across the state in March. The seminars, which will be held 6-9 p.m., are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Each seminar is open to all ages and skill levels, although participants 16 […]

Exhibition ‘Creative License: Expression in Color’ opens Feb. 10 at Open Hearts Art Center

Press release from Open Hearts Art Center (story by Julie Carroll): Oshin’s thick, curly hair bounces in curls and frames a warm, wide smile that opens up her face, letting escape a vibrant spirit. Her dark, friendly eyes shine with wonder as she soaks in the world around her, and like many artists, she seems […]

USTA to host community tennis events and kids’ clinics during Fed Cup Week, Feb. 7-11

Press release from United States Tennis Association: The USTA will hold a number of community events for tennis players and fans of all ages and abilities in Asheville surrounding the Fed Cup World Group First Round, creating a week-long celebration of tennis in the city. Fed Cup will be played at the U.S. Cellular Center in […]

Altitude Accelerators event celebrates African-American entrepreneurship and Black History Month, Feb. 24

Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will celebrate Black History Month by featuring the past and future of African-American entrepreneurship in Asheville. On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 24, a group of young men known as the Altitude Accelerators will make a special presentation about the […]

American Muslims scholar to speak at Interfaith Peace Conference

Press release from Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska: Juliane Hammer, Ph.D., is one of the keynote speakers at the Interfaith Peace Conference, which takes place March 1-4 at Lake Junaluska. Hammer serves as an associate professor and Kenan Rifai Scholar of Islamic studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. She specializes in the study of American Muslims, contemporary Muslim […]

Children First/CIS documents impact in annual reports on school initiatives

From Children First/Communities In Schools: Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County Announces Continued Impact in New Report Released Today Asheville, NC – January 30, 2018 – Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) of Buncombe County released an Impact Report that includes new data on how the organization continues to help remove barriers for students and […]

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy works with landowners to protect 88 acres in Boyd Cove

From the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy protects 88 acres in Boyd Cove Conservation easement protects habitat, water resources in Sandy Mush Asheville, NC – The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) recently protected 88 acres in Boyd Cove, adding to thousands of protected acres in the Newfound Mountains of Sandy Mush. Landowners […]

The Pisgah Institute celebrates 25 years in business

Press release from the Pisgah Institute: The Pisgah Institute, P.A. has just started our 25th year in practice.  Through all of the changes in the health field, including mental-health reorganization, the struggle for parity of medical- and mental-health insurance coverage, and the challenges of Medicaid expansion, TPI has continued to serve the mental-health needs of […]

Henderson County Public Schools awarded $7,500 in grants from Henderson Oil Co.

From Henderson County Public Schools: Henderson Oil Company Awards $7,500 in Grants to Henderson County Public Schools HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Henderson Oil Company awarded a total of $7,500 in ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grants to 15 Henderson County Public Schools on Monday, Jan. 29, supplying elementary, middle and high school principals with extra […]

Feb. 16 installment of AMOS Science Pub series explores gov’t response to oil spills

From the Asheville Museum of Science: Science Pub: Crude Awakening – From the Exxon Valdez to the BP Gulf Spill AMOS presents free public lecture on February 16 with Roger Helm, former lead scientist for the Department of Interior’s Damage Assessment Team. ASHEVILLE, NC – January 29, 2018: The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and […]

N.C. Historical Commission seeks public comment on proposal to move Confederate monuments from state capitol

From the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources: Comment Online Regarding Proposal to Relocate
Confederate Monuments from State Capitol Grounds  Raleigh, N.C. – Members of the public may use a new online portal to comment on a proposal to relocate three Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds in Raleigh to the Bentonville Battlefield State […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC seeks teams to participate in 8th annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Fundraiser

From Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC: Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC invites new teams of pirates to register for the 28th annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Fundraiser January 30, 2018—Asheville, NC: WHAT: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina selects and matches mentors with children facing adversity, fostering successful match relationships that […]

Asheville Regional Airport experiences record number of passengers for fourth straight year

From Asheville Regional Airport: Asheville Regional Airport experienced the highest number of annual passengers in its history in 2017 (Asheville, N.C.) The numbers are in, and Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) annual passenger numbers were at their highest ever in 2017. Specifically, 956,634 passengers used the airport in 2017, compared to 826,648 in 2016, which is […]

UNCA’s Blowers Gallery hosts exhibitions on Black Classicists and Cherokee Language and Culture

Press release from UNC Asheville: Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library is now featuring two concurrent exhibitions – 14 Black Classicists: A Photo Installation, on black scholars of the post-Civil War era, and Understanding Our Past, Shaping our Future, on Cherokee language and culture. These exhibitions are free and open to everyone during regular […]

WCU School of Stage and Screen presents “J.B.,” Feb. 8-11

Press release from Western Carolina University: “J.B.,” a modern retelling of the Biblical story of Job, will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen as part of the school’s Mainstage theatre season. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 10, and at 3 p.m. on both […]

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