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Norm Bossert announces run for Senate District 48

Press release from Norm Bossert campaign: Today, career educator and retired principal of the Black Mountain Elementary School Norm Bossert announced his candidacy for the North Carolina State Senate district 48. “Don’t let my soft demeanor fool you – I will fight and fight hard for the people of this state,” Norm said. “It is […]

Interfaith Assistance Ministry receives $5,000 donation

Press release from United Federal Credit Union: United Federal Credit Union presented $5,000 to Interfaith Assistance Ministry to assist the organization in providing emergency relief to Henderson County residents who are in financial crisis by offering food, clothing, funds for utility bills and rent, budget guidance, and referrals in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. “We […]

OnTrack WNC’s March financial education class schedule

Press release from OnTrack WNC:  Classes are free unless noted. Pre-registration required. Call today at 828-255-5166. Housing classes Homebuyer Education Series ($50 participant fee)   Our HUD-certified course provides a step-by-step explanation of the home-buying process, a fantastic resource book, and an opportunity to interact with local real estate/lending/legal professionals so that you can make […]

Asheville to host gathering of state outdoor recreation leaders

  Press release from the N.C. Department of Commerce: State outdoor recreation directors from across the country will gather in Asheville this July to continue building a multi-state vision for connecting Americans with the outdoors, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland announced. The Asheville Confluence Summit builds on a meeting in […]

Parking garage at Health and Human Services to open Friday

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: The Buncombe County Health and Human Services addition at 40 Coxe Ave. and attached public parking garage will open to the public on Feb. 23. As the parking area and building entrance have moved, BCHHS would like to make the public aware of changes that may impact […]

Dereck Lindsey announces candidacy for Buncombe County Commission

Press release on behalf of Dereck Lindsey: Dereck Lindsey officially filed his paperwork this morning to run for local office. Lindsey launched his campaign earlier to family and friends via his Facebook social media page. His video announcement has received over 14,000 views. He is now officially announcing to the Western North Carolina community that […]

Playwright and author Tony Kushner coming to WCU

  Press release from Western Carolina University: Tony Kushner is acclaimed worldwide with plays such as Angels in America and Caroline, or Change, and screenplays of movies such as Munich and Lincoln. Kushner will be interviewed on stage by Beth Huber, associate professor of writing, rhetoric, and critical studies (a program in the WCU English […]

Riverfront update from the city of Asheville

Press release from the city of Asheville Strategic Development Office: RADTIP on the ground: construction schedule Mark your calendars. You are invited to meet with city staff and contractors on March 16 from 8:30-10 a.m. at 14 Riverside Drive. During this meeting you can ask any questions about the updated construction schedule or any other riverfront-related questions. […]

UNC Asheville to host WNC Regional Science Olympiad March 3

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will once again host the annual Regional Science Olympiad, bringing young scientists from 11 high schools and 11 middle schools across Western North Carolina together to compete in 46 different events on Saturday, March 3. The winners move on to the statewide tournament later this year. Check-in for […]

UNC Asheville hosts lecture by Shoshone-Paiute Journalist and Educator Sarah Sunshine Manning March 8

From UNC Asheville: We Are the Earth, We Are the Land – Shoshone-Paiute Journalist and Educator Sarah Sunshine Manning to Speak at UNC Asheville on March 8 Sarah Sunshine Manning, an educator, independent journalist and longtime contributor to Indian Country Media Network, will give a talk, We Are the Earth, We Are the Land, at […]

Asheville Humane Society, local restaurants partner for 15th Annual Dine To Be Kind fundraiser March 20

From Asheville Humane Society: Asheville Humane Society’s 15th Annual Dine To Be Kind presented by Prestige Subaru will be Tuesday, March 20!  Over 80 participating restaurants will donate 15 percent or more of their proceeds on March 20 to Asheville Humane Society! Community members can dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three (takeout is included)! This year, 18 premier restaurants are donating 25 […]

UNC Asheville hosts performance by musician & writer Alicia Jo Rabins March 6

From UNC Asheville: Musician and Writer Alicia Jo Rabins Performs The Complicated Lives of Biblical Women on March 6 at UNC Asheville Weaving together art-pop songs, poetry, and feminist Torah scholarship, Alicia Jo Rabins will present The Complicated Lives of Biblical Women: An Intimate Evening of Performance, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in […]

Coaches vs. Cancer campaign calls for donations through Feb. to help local families battling cancer

From event organizers: Coaches vs. Cancer Donations Needed, Campaign Contributions to Help Local Families Battling Cancer ASHEVILLE, N.C., February 21, 2018 — Winter weather has impacted donations in this year’s local Coaches vs. Cancer campaign underway now through Feb. 28 at local Subway® restaurants in Western North Carolina. Khalid Ahmad, who owns several Subway restaurants […]

Parkway Playhouse calls for 2018 summer intern applicants

From the Parkway Playhouse: PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE SEEKS SUMMER INTERNS Parkway Playhouse has been making magic in the mountains for over 75 years and one staple of their summer season has always been the interns. Bright college students on the brink of their own theatre careers come to Parkway Playhouse year after year for hands-on, professional […]

Subway’s Coaches vs. Cancer campaign supports WNC families battling cancer

Press release from Subway and the American Cancer Society: ASHEVILLE, N.C., February 21, 2018 — Winter weather has impacted donations in this year’s local Coaches vs. Cancer campaign underway now through Feb. 28 at local Subway® restaurants in Western North Carolina. Khalid Ahmad, who owns several Subway restaurants in Charlotte and Western North Carolina, is […]

Western Carolina University kicks off “Lead the Way” fundraising campaign public phase with March 1 celebration

From Western Carolina University: WCU’s ‘Lead the Way’ fundraising campaign to launch public phase at March 1 event CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University will officially launch the public phase of its comprehensive “Lead the Way” fundraising campaign with a kickoff event Thursday, March 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at A.K. Hinds University Center. The “Lead […]

Living Web Farms, Organic Growers School feature lectures on independent homesteads March 9 & 10

From Living Web Farms: The One Cow Revolution’s Beth and Shawn Dougherty Lecture in Asheville to Revive Independent Homesteads Asheville, NC — Over a few short generations, we’ve seen significant decline in the home-grown American food community. How did farm families in the past provide nearly all their food needs directly from the farm?  And […]

Jersey Mike’s launches Month of Giving campaign for Boys and Girls Club of Buncombe County

Press release from Jersey Mike’s Subs: Asheville, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 – The Boys & Girls Club of Buncombe County is joining forces with four Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants in the Asheville area for the 8th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities. During the month of March, customers can make a […]

Asheville Art Museum calls on Southern Appalachian artists to submit to inaugural exhibition

From the Asheville Art Museum: Asheville Art Museum Issues Open Call for Artists of Southern Appalachia Artists may submit applications through March 31 to be selected for the Museum’s inaugural exhibition after its grand re-opening ASHEVILLE — The Asheville Art Museum is accepting submissions until March 31 from artists of the Southern Appalachian region for […]

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