News Bulletins

Patrick Fitzsimmons files for Buncombe County Commission

Press release from the Patrick Fitzsimmons campaign: WEAVERVILLE — On Monday, Feb. 26, Weaverville resident and Town Councilman Patrick Fitzsimmons officially filed as a Democrat candidate for Buncombe County Commission District 2 commissioner. Fitzsimmons is executive director of Mountain Bizworks, a local nonprofit organization that provides small-business education, coaching and lending in Western North Carolina. […]

Agritourism farms can apply for grants

Press release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: North Carolina farms that welcome visitors can take advantage of the 2018 Agritourism Marketing Cost-Share Grant available through the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “There are more than 1,000 agritourism farms across North Carolina,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “This grant is a […]

Heating funds available from Eblen Charities

Press release from Eblen Charities: ASHEVILLE — For those families still seeking help in keeping warm this winter and in need of utility assistance, Eblen Charities still has federal heating funds available through it’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program as funds are still available. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program funds assist households that are […]

Jubilee! hosts creation spirituality international gathering April 26-29

Press release from Creation Spirituality Community:   Artists, musicians, activists, scientists and mystics gather to celebrate their sacred work at the creation spirituality community’s 2018 international gathering being hosted at Jubilee! Community April 26–29 in downtown Asheville. This is one of the few times that the Creation Spirituality Community’s international gathering comes to the East coast. […]

Mission earns top rating in heart patient care, heart surgery

Press release from Mission Hospital:     Mission Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and lobectomy (a partial lung resection) for lung cancer. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places […]

Pardee UNC Health Care to host colon cancer information session March 13

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care will host a colon cancer information session on Tuesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pardee Cancer Center, located at 805 6th Avenue West in Hendersonville. Thomas Eisenhauer, M.D., FACS, a general surgeon at Pardee, will provide information on colon health. He will discuss […]

Dolphin Bum Bum album release and family show, March 18 at Attic Salt Theatre

Press release: Asheville families will be excited to hear of a new and exciting children’s music band releasing their first full album – Come Play With Me – a fun, energetic, positive music collection focused on the joys of being young, alive, and well! The album release will be March 18th, at 1:00PM, at Attic […]

Retired Air Force officer hopes to challenge Meadows for U.S. House seat

Press release from Woodsmall’s campaign: BREVARD, N.C.:  — Citing a need for honest representation and reasonable solutions in Washington, Steve Woodsmall has officially filed with the FEC and the NC State Board of Elections as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 11th District of North Carolina. Dr. Steve Woodsmall, who served […]

Our VOICE welcomes Elizabeth Smart on International Women’s Day

Press release from Our VOICE: Asheville, NC- You may remember Elizabeth Smart as a child abducted from her home and held captive for 9 months before her rescue. Now a woman, an activist for survivors, and a NY Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Smart shares her powerful message of hope and healing after sexual trauma. Our VOICE, Buncombe […]

Panel and film to explore landslide risk

Press release from MountainTrue: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — MountainTrue, Center for Cultural Preservation and Appalachian Landslide Consultants invite the public to a Community Forum on Landslide Risk and Prevention on Monday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Henderson County Public Library in Hendersonville. The evening will begin with an abbreviated version of “Come Hell or […]

SELC decries basic monthly charge increase for electricity service

Press release from Southern Environmental Law Center: CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–The North Carolina Utilities Commission today issued an order on Duke Energy Progress’s proposal to increase rates and charges that allowed Duke Energy Progress to increase its fixed fee charge to North Carolina customers. A coalition of consumer and clean energy advocates—the North Carolina Justice Center, […]

Celebrate African-American entrepreneurship with the Altitude Accelerators, Feb. 24

Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville:  Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville is excited to host the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville for a celebration of Black History. Join us in welcoming a group of young men known as the Altitude Accelerators as they make a special presentation about the history of local African-American entrepreneurship. Musical accompaniment […]

Grandfather Mountain to remain open during viaduct closing

Press release from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: With the Linn Cove Viaduct closing for maintenance from March through May, many Blue Ridge Parkway travelers are wondering how they’ll get to Grandfather Mountain. Fortunately, options abound. “In the High Country, practically every route is the scenic route,” said Frank Ruggiero, director of marketing and communications for […]

Volunteers needed for Hope Fly-Fishing Competition, April 13-15

Press release from Casting for Hope: Casting for Hope, a leading non-profit in Western North Carolina, will be hosting the Seventh Annual Gold-Level Casting for Hope Fly-Fishing Competition April 13-15, 2018 in Spruce Pine and Bakersville, NC. Co-Directors Taylor Sharp and John Zimmerman are excited by the growth of the event over the past four […]

Puppet show, pop-up playground and more at Week of the Young Child

Press release for Buncombe Partnership for Children: Asheville, NC: Buncombe Partnership for Children invites the community to enjoy a puppet show and pop-up playground for children ages 2-10 at Ira B. Jones Elementary School in celebration of the nation-wide Week of the Young Child. Buncombe County’s young children, their families, and supporters of early childhood […]

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