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City of Hendersonville offers stormwater education opportunities

Press release from the city of Hendersonville: The city of Hendersonville Stormwater Division is pleased to announce they are offering several upcoming Stormwater Education workshops and events in the coming months. Second annual City of Hendersonville Rain Barrel Program Feb. 1-May 27 The Stormwater Division will be offering “Ivy” rain barrels through the second annual rain […]

Asheville Area Arts Council announces the 8th annual Creative Sector Summit, “Rhyme or Reason: Measuring Patterns of Growth.”

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council:  The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the 8th annual Creative Sector Summit, “Rhyme or Reason: Measuring Patterns of Growth.” Presented by the Buncombe County Tourism and Development Authority, this year’s Summit will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm […]

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute hosts valentine’s dinner and program, Feb. 9

PRESS RELEASE from Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: Rosman, NC (February 1, 2018) – Love is in the air… and sky at PARI in February!  The public is invited to dinner and presentation on Friday, February 9th at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) for a special Valentine’s edition of Evening at PARI.  The evening will […]

Buncombe County noted for lowest unemployment rate in state’s December county and area employment figures

Press release from North Carolina Department of Commerce:   Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 56 of North Carolina’s counties in December, increased in 20, and remained unchanged in 24. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.4 percent. Eleven of the state’s metro areas […]

Bruce Drysdale Elementary seeks donations to match $8,500 grant

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools:  HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 2, 2018) – Bruce Drysdale Elementary is searching for donations to match an $8,500 Missions Grant from Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, to fund Google Chromebooks for its upper grades. Principal BJ Laughter said the school had already purchased two carts of Chrome books for […]

Asheville animal advocates invited to take part in Worldwide Rally Against Trophy Hunting, Feb. 3

Press release from CompassionWorks International:  Asheville, NC – On Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM concerned animal advocates organized by nonprofit organization CompassionWorks International (CWI) and Asheville Voice for Animals will gather in downtown Asheville to educate the public about trophy hunting. The rally coincides with the annual conference of Safari Club International (SCI), a […]

Registration open for 2018 Mountain Sports Festival

Press release from Mountain Sports Festival:  ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Now in its eighteenth year, Asheville’s Mountain Sports Festival will be held May 25-27, 2018 in and around Asheville with Carrier Park as the epicenter. A long-standing staple of Memorial Day Weekend, the Mountain Sports Festival attracts thousands from far and wide to celebrate community, sports, […]

Park Ridge Health Emergency Department welcomes new medical director

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Health welcomes Byron Dixon, MD as its new Emergency Department Medical Director. Dr. Dixon is board certified in emergency medicine. He has more than 12 years of emergency medicine experience and has worked in multiple level 1 trauma centers as well as smaller community emergency departments. Dr. […]

Aeroflow Breastpumps announces national directory of lactation consultants

Press release from Aeroflow Breastpumps: Aeroflow Breastpumps, a subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare and a durable medical equipment (DME) provider specializing in helping pregnant and nursing women qualify for breast pumps through insurance and the Affordable Care Act, today announced the launch of its national directory of lactation consultants. The Lactation Support Directory is available for […]

Friends of the Smokies kicks off eighth annual Classic Hikes series

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: ASHEVILLE — Hike to help your national park this year through Friends of the Smokies’ eighth annual Classic Hikes of the Smokies series. Monthly guided day hikes of varying length and difficulty raise money for the Trails Forever endowment to help maintain the nearly 900 miles of trails in […]

AFD Citizens Academy now accepting applications

Press release from the Asheville Fire Department: ASHEVILLE — The Asheville Fire Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens Academy, which will start March 2. The academy lasts nine consecutive weeks, consisting of three-hour classes held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with an additional day for graduation. Please visit the Asheville Fire Department […]

Little Free Libraries coming to the Asheville Fire Department locations

Press release from the POP Project: ASHEVILLE —Asheville-based nonprofit the POP Project, with the support of the Asheville Fire Department, will unveil a public Little Free Library on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at Station 2, 415 South French Broad Ave. Shortly thereafter, a second Little Free Library will be placed at Station 5, […]

Ten Thousand Villages Asheville hosts a fair trade oriental rug seminar and sale

Press release from Ten Thousand Villages Asheville: Ten Thousand Villages of Asheville is honored to host a unique Oriental rug event March 14th-18th, where hundreds of fairly traded, luxurious hand-knotted rugs will be available. From intricate florals to hand-spun natural dye wool tribals, every Bunyaad rug has been designed and hand-knotted by highly skilled and […]

Photo exhibit to highlight Waynesville in black and white

Press release from Linda Dickinson: The public is invited to view a photography exhibit at the Haywood County Public Library auditorium in Waynesville on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The works by photographer/artist Linda Dickinson are being presented through “Art Works @ The Library,” a collaboration of the Haywood County […]

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