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The Southern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships return to Asheville

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission:  The Southern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships return to Asheville for its seventh-straight year, with several signature events, a free concert and a salute to Asheville’s Hometown Heroes surrounding the 2018 tournament. Highlighting the festivities is Monday night’s Hometown Heroes, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

Registration for the 2018 Power of the Purse opens March 1

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina:  Registration for The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s (CFWNC) Power of the Purse luncheon begins Thursday, March 1. Online registration is available at for $75 per person and $150 per patron. Maria Hinojosa is the featured speaker for the popular event, taking place […]

Senators Burr and Tillis pass resolution to honor life of Reverend Billy Graham

Press release from the office of Sen. Richard Burr:  Today, Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis released the following statement on the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 53, honoring the life of Reverend William “Billy” F. Graham, Jr.: “I’m honored to be able to pass this resolution on behalf of Rev. Graham’s family and the […]

Collier Lilly Ride for North Carolina Outward Bound School

North Carolina Outward Bound School:  Warmer weather means the return of those fun, outdoor, Asheville events and that bring the community together. This Memorial Day Weekend, put another of those great events on your calendar as North Carolina Outward Bound School announces that it will be hosting its half-century bike ride for the fourth year […]

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic play for clean water in Asheville, May 11

Press release from Movement Mortgage: The Waggoner Team with Movement Mortgage, the Matt and Molly Team of Keller Williams Realty, and 98.1 The River present George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, with Lyric opening. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist and legendary funk act, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will light up the Salvage Station […]

‘Yarn Bombing’ for a cause: Artists advocate for affordable housing

Press release from The Center for Craft: With only four weeks to go, the Artspace Survey campaign launched by the Center for Craft and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and facilitated by Artspace Consulting, has reached the halfway point. The last day to take the survey is March 26, 2018. Survey participants are eligible […]

YMCA chronic care programs now covered by Medicare

Press release from YMCA of Western North Carolina:  Seniors in western North Carolina have more access to life-changing chronic care management programs, now that the YMCA of Western North Carolina is a Medicare provider. “The Y’s evidence-based programs for falls prevention, chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, and cancer survivorship are now covered by […]

Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Qualla Boundary

Press release from Special Olympics North Carolina: Beth Romans-Corsi of Asheville, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Qualla Boundary effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Romans-Corsi will recruit a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Qualla Boundary and helps provide sports training, […]

UNC Asheville student newspaper The Blue Banner wins six statewide awards

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville’s weekly student newspaper, The Blue Banner, earned six awards at the annual N.C. College Media Association’s conference held Feb. 24 at NC State University. The Blue Banner received the following awards in the small school category for 2017: ·        First Place for Single or Two-page Design – Nick Haseloff ·        First Place for News Writing – Brooke […]

Asheville on Bikes makes residents’ comments on Merrimon Avenue widening available online

Press release from Asheville on Bikes: Asheville on Bikes publishes public database of comments sent to NCDOT about controversial road widening proposal in Asheville, NC. As part of their work to advocate for Complete Streets, Asheville on Bikes releases the complete text of 95 public comments as sent to NCDOT in January 2018 about the […]

Asheville Police Department report for 2017 shows decrease in use of force

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (February 27, 2018): The Asheville Police Department has released the 2017 Professional Standards annual report. The Professional Standards report is released yearly to provide a comprehensive picture of the Asheville Police Department’s performance. The report analyzes the department’s vehicle pursuits, use of force, assaults on officers, […]

Nathan West files as candidate for N.C. House District 115

Press release from Nathan West: ASHEVILLE — Citing education and criminal justice reform as his two top legislative priorities, lifelong Buncombe County resident Nathan West announced today that he has filed as a candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives’ District 115, which comprises the eastern third of Buncombe County. He is challenging two-term incumbent […]

Pan Harmonia presents Bach in a Bar, March 19

Press release from Pan Harmonia: Monday, March 19 at the BLOCK off Biltmore in the YMI 2018 marks 333 years since the birth of JS Bach, yet his profoundly beautiful and brilliantly crafted music remains as compelling as ever. This March the luminous mezzo soprano, Brittnee Siemon, joins Pan Harmonia instrumentalists in performances featuring arias by […]

Adult League Kickball springs into action

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: ASHEVILLE — As the end of winter nears, make your plans to enjoy more daylight and warmer weather join the Buncombe County Recreation Services Spring Kickball league today. Come be active and live healthy while connecting with others in a relaxed atmosphere. The rules are pretty much the same […]

Gayle Kemp files as candidate for N.C. House District 117

Press release from Gayle Kemp: Gayle Kemp, of Fletcher, a retired attorney and law enforcement instructor, today announced her candidacy for a seat in the North Carolina House, District 117. The 117th covers the northern two-thirds of Henderson County. Gayle, known for her no-nonsense approach will bring her 30 years of legal experience and her deep concern for […]

Speaker to look at suburban redevelopment ideas

Press release from Asheville Downtown Association: ASHEVILLE — The Building our City Speaker Series continues on Wednesday, March 7 with a presentation and discussion with Ellen Dunham-Jones, director of the Urban Design Program at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture. Held at the Masonic Temple, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. […]

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