News Bulletins

Asheville Museum of Science announces April Science Pub

Press release from the Asheville Museum of Science: The Asheville Museum of Science and The Collider announce their next co-hosted installment of the Science Pub, a free Friday night guest speaker series offered by AMOS. Rachel Muir, former U.S. geological scientist and aquatic ecologist, will present “Bringing a River Back to Life: Restoring the French […]

Holocaust survivor and scholar Walter Ziffer to speak April 18 at UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville: Walter Ziffer, Holocaust survivor, author and educator, will present a talk, “Holocaust: When Law and Righteousness Clashed,” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. This talk is free and open to everyone, and will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. As […]

WNC teens win National Scholastic Art Award

Press release from the Asheville Art Museum: The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to congratulate three WNC high school art students on their receipt of prestigious national awards that recognize their outstanding talent. The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recently announced the national award recipients for the 2018 National Scholastic Art & Writing […]

Asheville Area Piano Forum’s annual spring benefit concert, April 6

Press release from the Asheville Area Piano Forum: The Asheville Area Piano Forum (AAPF) will present its 13th Annual Spring Benefit Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, on Sunday, April 8th at 3:00 PM.  The program will feature solo piano works by Beethoven, Chopin, Albeniz, Schubert, and Liszt performed by 6 of the areas leading pianists: Deborah Belcher, Kimberly Cann, […]

Buncombe partners with Henderson to examine opioid crisis with author Sam Quinones

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe and Henderson County leaders are inviting the community to hear from Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” on the evening of March 29 at Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall from 6:30- 9 p.m. Mr. Quinones will share the importance of a community […]

Homicide Survivor Support Group hosts inaugural meeting April 10

From the Asheville-Buncombe Homicide Survivor Support Group: Homicide Survivor Support Group to begin April 10th in Asheville The loss of a loved one due to homicide has unique challenges, both legally and emotionally. The Asheville-Buncombe Homicide Survivors Support Group will soon be offered to help individuals navigate those challenges. Jean Parks, who lost her sister […]

Braiding Private and Public History writing workshop with Catina Bacote, April 28

Press release from Flatiron Writers Room: Creative Nonfiction: Braiding Private and Public History with Catina Bacote How does your ordinary life reflect a larger human narrative? In this one-day creative nonfiction workshop we will consider how our own experiences have been shaped by social, cultural, and political dynamics, and the ways our writing can affirm […]

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue & Aloft Asheville Downtown make finals in Petco Foundation’s Innovation Showdown

From event promoters: Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue and Aloft Asheville Downtown Named Finalist in Petco Foundation’s Innovation Showdown Votes Needed to Advance to Top Three Spots to Compete for $350,000 Asheville, N.C. – (March 26, 2018) – Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue, in partnership with Aloft Asheville Downtown, a McKibbon Hospitality property, has been named one of nine […]

Green Party gets recognition on North Carolina ballots, voter registration

From the North Carolina Green Party: Green Party Recognized as New Party in North Carolina RALEIGH — The North Carolina Green Party is pleased to announce that residents can now register to vote Green in North Carolina! In one of the first meetings of the newly seated State Board of Elections, board members approved the […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Thursday, March 29: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, March 29, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality […]

UNC Asheville receives Bee and Tree Campus USA recognition for environmental efforts

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Earns Bee and Tree Campus USA Recognition UNC Asheville’s dedication to environmental sustainability has been given dual recognition in 2018 as both Bee Campus USA and Tree Campus USA. The university celebrated the newest certification, Tree Campus USA, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation, in an Arbor Day celebration on […]

N.C. Wildlife Commission asks citizens to report hellbender sightings in WNC

From the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: See a Hellbender? The Wildlife Commission Wants to Know RALEIGH, N.C. (March 27, 2018) — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are asking the public, in particular anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (“water dogs”) to the agency. Reported sightings are an important part of a long-term […]

City of Asheville releases annual Water Quality Report, lauds high water quality marks

From the City of Asheville: City of Asheville distributes water quality report The City of Asheville has released its 20th annual Water Quality Report, a federally-mandated “report card” designed to educate customers on what is in their drinking water.  The City of Asheville is pleased to report that the City’s drinking water continues to surpass […]

Author Mitch Prinstein gives talk on popularity at UNCA April 10

Press release from Hanger Hall School for Girls: Nationally renowned clinical psychologist Mitch Prinstein discusses his book “Popular,” and how nurturing likability in childhood can affect happiness in adulthood, during a community talk April 10 on the UNCA campus. Presented by Hanger Hall School, an independent middle school for girls in Asheville, the event begins […]

Caldwell Arts Council seeks artist submissions for 42nd Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition

From the Caldwell County Arts Council: Caldwell County – CALL FOR ARTISTS – Caldwell Visual Artists Competition The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce the 42nd Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition scheduled for June 22-July 28, 2018. Cash prizes will be awarded at the opening reception June 22, 2018, 5-7 p.m. This competition is […]

NC DOT hosts public meeting on I-26 Widening project April 16

From the French Broad River MPO: NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE PROPOSED I-26 WIDENING FROM U.S. 25, SOUTH OF HENDERSONVILLE, TO I-40/I-240, SOUTH OF ASHEVILLE HENDERSON AND BUNCOMBE COUNTIES STIP PROJECT NOS. I-4400/I-4700 The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed project to widen I-26 from U.S. 25, […]

City of Asheville provides updates on Riverside Drive road closure, RADTIP construction schedule

From the City of Asheville: What’s New in Riverfront Redevelopment? RADTIP Construction Schedule Meeting Updated: March 27, 2018 Private Development in the RAD Norfolk Southern Railroad will be conducting routine maintenance work Wednesday, March 28th and the road will be closed on Riverside Drive south of Hill Street and north of the trestle bridge for one […]

GE Aviation Asheville facility contributes to world’s largest jet engine, historic flight

From GE Aviation: GE Aviation North Carolina sites help world’s largest jet engine fly for first time Also build engine components that power historic 9000-mile, non-stop flight GE Aviation facilities in North Carolina are making components for two jet engine models that have recently made headlines around the world. The GE9X™, the world’s largest aircraft […]

New data reveals lack of progress on child poverty in Buncombe County

From N.C. Child: New Buncombe County Child Data Card Reveals Troubling Lack of Progress on Child Poverty RALEIGH, NC—The new Buncombe County Data Card shows that child poverty and hunger remain major problems for children. 46 percent of Buncombe County children still live in poor or near-poor homes, a major risk factor for negative educational, […]

Caldwell County High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition, April 7

Press release from the Caldwell Arts Council: Twenty-three high school students representing Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba and Watauga Counties will compete in the 6th Annual High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council, in conjunction with Caldwell County Schools. Cash prizes totaling over $1,000 will be awarded to the top finishers. The […]

Walk with a Doc launches with cardiologist David Peterson April 7

  Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center:   Haywood Regional Medical Center will host the first of their 2018 Walk With a Doc walking program on Sat. April 7 at 10 am at Lake Junaluska Kern Center featuring David Peterson, cardiologist, speaking on “Risk Factors for Heart Attacks.” Date:                 Saturday April 7, 2018 Time:                […]

Showing 1-21 of 247 results