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More than 700 postcards sent asking for gun regulations

Press release from Progressive Women of Hendersonville: Regulating guns was the subject of the First Friday Focus at Sanctuary Brewing Company sponsored by Progressive Women of Hendersonville (PWH). The group that included high school students was described as full of indignation, energy and hope. Over 700 postcards were written asking representatives for more gun safety […]

Hanger Hall School For Girls Host “Popular” author, UNC psychologist Prinstein April 10

From Hanger Hall School For Girls: ‘Popular’ author Mitch Prinstein coming to Asheville April 10 for program presented by Hanger Hall School for Girls ASHEVILLE – 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 […]

Asheville YMCA celebrates renovations with open house March 10, ribbon cutting March 13

From the Asheville YMCA: Asheville YMCA celebrates renovations with open house, ribbon cutting Flagship Y expands services for downtown community Asheville, N.C., March 8, 2018 – The Asheville Y is celebrating the completion of major renovations with two community events: Saturday, March 10 the Y is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Local playwright Sean David Robinson will make his off-Broadway debut in August

Press release: Sean David Robinson, a local, first-time playwright is making his worldwide debut in an Off Broadway festival this August. Robinson’s full-length play, “Starbright,” will be performed over the course of three weeks in an Off-Broadway venue as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. “Starbright” tells the story of Grace, an astronomer who […]

SimplyHome announces new Asheville headquarters

Press release from EDC for Asheville-Buncombe County: In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), SimplyHome LLC announced an expansion to its new corporate offices at 48 Fisk Drive in South Asheville. The newly remodeled 12,000 square-foot headquarters will house over 20 employees in sales, marketing, technology, research & development, and will allow […]

Buncombe County Schools and LEAF Schools & Streets awarded national distinction by Kennedy Center

Press release from LEAF Community Arts: Buncombe County Schools (BCS) and LEAF Schools & Streets are among just seven teams nationwide selected to join the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education, a program designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation to develop or expand education partnerships with their local […]

Asheville GreenWorks announces new tree workshops

Press release from Asheville GreenWorks: Asheville GreenWorks, the organization working to preserve and protect Asheville’s urban forest and rivers through waste reduction and recycling, tree planting, litter cleanup projects, and educational programming, is excited to announce a new lineup of free tree workshops this spring. In an effort to protect Asheville’s trees from damage and […]

Author Mitch Prinstein to speak at UNCA on 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 Tuesday, April 10, on the UNC Asheville campus. Presented by Hanger Hall School, an independent middle school for girls in Asheville, the event […]

Hoops Against Hunger provides more than 3,500 local meals

Press release from Eblen Charities: Even though the Southern Conference Basketball Championships have concluded for the 2018 season, their mark on our community will continue long after the nets have been taken down and the teams and their legion of fans have returned home. But it is not just the excitement and dollars that the […]

Haywood Street Congregation withdraws proposal for BCTDA grant

Press release from Haywood Street Congregation: Following an announcement by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) last week that it would delay action on a $72,500 grant to Haywood Street Congregation (HSC), the HSC Board of Directors has voted to withdraw its funding proposal and exit the process. According to executive director Laura Kirby, the […]

Asheville Regional Airport announces nonstop service to Denver on Allegiant

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: On Wednesday, March 7, Allegiant announced new nonstop service from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) twice weekly through the summer. Regional leaders held a press conference today to celebrate the new route, and to highlight its importance to the western North Carolina region. “The community has been asking for a […]

Asheville City Council issues statement on ‘APD excessive use of force’

Press release from the city of Asheville:  Asheville City Council issues statement to the community in wake of APD excessive use of force: Like you, we are angry. We are angry that a black man walking home from a long day at work was stopped for jaywalking — something most of us do regularly without […]

Two scholarships available for Madison County students

Press release from Mars Hill University: The Madison County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Endowment Fund supports Madison County students in their pursuit of a higher education. The Chamber has established an endowment which will provide scholarship awards to two worthy Madison County students ($500.00 each). Please visit the Madison County Chamber of Commerce website at for […]

DHHS and Carolinas Poison Center see increase in emergency department visits linked to the use of potentially contaminated cannabidiol oil

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services:  North Carolina health officials are alerting the public to a recent increase in emergency department visits by people who reported using cannabidiol (CBD) oil or a similar product in electronic cigarettes and/or vaporizing pens. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is working […]

UNC Asheville’s Regional Science Olympiad 2018 winners

Press release from UNCA:  The Regional Science Olympiad, hosted and staged by UNC Asheville, brought young scientists from 23 middle and high schools across Western North Carolina together to compete in 46 events on Saturday, March 3. The top three high school varsity and top two middle school varsity teams move on to the statewide […]

Public Lands Alliance honors Friends of the Smokies, GSMA, New Belgium

Press release from Friends of the Smokies:   The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Partnership Awards that celebrate the best in public lands partnerships. These awards honor individuals, organizations, publications, products, programs and services that embody leading edge achievements in the preservation of public lands and the enrichment of […]

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