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Hendersonville Tree Board offers shade gardening program March 20

Press release from Hendersonville Tree Board: You love your shade trees, but you also want a peaceful garden. What types of plants work best underneath the trees that shade your home or landscape? Those dealing with this quandary can learn helpful hints and find inspiration at the program “For The Love of Trees: How To Create […]

Red Cross blood donation opportunities March 16-31

Press release from American Red Cross: In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring. Middle school basketball player Olivia […]

Henderson Co. Extension offers gardening classes for new residents

Press release from NC State Cooperative Extension: Henderson County Cooperative Extension offers a gardening series designed specifically for “Mountain Transplants,” residents who have moved to this area and want to learn more about gardening in Western North Carolina. The Garden Series is made up of six stand-alone classes taught by local experts. Participants can enroll in […]

Asheville entrepreneur opens new Firehouse Subs on Tunnel Road

Press release from Firehouse Subs: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – March 2, 2018 – Firehouse Subs announces the recent grand opening of its location in Asheville at 168 Tunnel Road on Friday, March 2, under the ownership of local entrepreneur, Glenda Weinert. Firehouse Subs serves premium meats and cheeses steamed and piled high on a toasted sub roll, served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and condiments. In 2017, Firehouse Subs received […]

Controlled burn planned at Oshun Mountain Sanctuary at Richmond Hill

Press release from The Nature Conservancy: ASHEVILLE – The Nature Conservancy is planning a nine-acre controlled burn at the Oshun Mountain Sanctuary on March 5, 2018. The Asheville Fire Department and North Carolina Forest Service will assist with the burn, which will remove leaf litter and other debris that could fuel wildfires and endanger nearby […]

City officials meet with ministers about police video

Press release from the city of Asheville: In response to the violent acts against a city resident, Mayor Esther Manheimer, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, and Police Chief Tammy Hooper met with the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) and the Baptist Ministers Union (BMU) this afternoon. The participants had an open dialogue about the video and agreed […]

Advocacy groups partner for community forum on supporting LGBTQ youth March 13

From the Campaign For Southern Equality: March 13th Community Forum in Asheville: Creating Supportive Schools, Homes & Communities for LGBTQ Youth Asheville, North Carolina (March 1, 2018) – Local LGBTQ advocacy groups are joining together to host a panel discussion called “Creating Supportive Schools, Homes and Communities for LGBTQ Youth” to address how adults can […]

Buncombe County Recreation Services stages Bounce into Spring Adventure Challenge March 24

From Buncombe County Recreation Services: Bounce into Spring with Buncombe County Recreation Services Shed your cabin fever and welcome warmer weather! Join Buncombe County Recreation Services to celebrate the season outdoors at the “Bounce into Spring Adventure Challenge”. The Adventure Challenge is a chance to get outside and be active while challenging yourself at your […]

Asheville Mayor Manheimer, Chief Hooper issue statements about police video

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Police Chief Tammy Hooper issued statements today on an incident shown in police body camera footage posted in a Feb. 28 article by the Asheville Citizen-Times and subsequently re-posted by the Asheville Police Department on its Facebook page. On Thursday, March 1, Manheimer released the following statement on the incident: On behalf of […]

Mars Hill University enters agreement to streamline Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program

From Mars Hill University: New Agreement Makes It Easier for Registered Nurses to Obtain Bachelor’s Degree at Mars Hill University Registered nurses with an associate degree from a North Carolina community college may save time and money in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Mars Hill University and nine other private colleges […]

EPA Region 4 provides update on remedial efforts, ERH installation at CTS of Asheville Superfund site

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4: CTS of Asheville – Community Update 2-28-18 Construction for the Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) system to treat the source of TCE contamination under the former CTS building is on schedule. Subsurface drilling for the electrodes and temperature monitoring probes is about 80 percent complete. The remaining borings […]

Children First/CIS Working Warriors after-school program provides middle-schoolers with life skills, future options

From Children First/Communities In Schools: Children First/Communities In Schools helps students discover strengths and skills After-school club for 5th & 6th graders introduces future possibilities for college and career (Asheville NC- March 5, 2018) “It’s never too early to start thinking about college and career paths,” says Danielle (Dani) Wilber, the Student Support Specialist at […]

Ben Scales to challenge Todd Williams for county DA

Press release from Ben Scales’ campaign: In November 2016, I joined the Democratic Party, once the paralyzing nausea caused me by the presidential election had subsided enough for me to drive myself to the Board of Elections. I realized I can’t complain about the lack of good Democratic candidates, unless I was willing to be one myself. So […]

Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville hosts “Coping Strategies in a Complex World” presentation March 18

From the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville: “Coping Strategies in a Complex World” will be presented by Patricia Grace at the Sunday, March 18, 2018 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2-3:30 p.m., at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC. All are welcome to attend. Our world has become an increasingly complex and confusing place in […]

GE Aviation to invest $105 million in Asheville operations

Press release from Economic Development Coalition for Asheville – Buncombe County: Asheville, NC (March 1, 2018) – In conjunction the Buncombe County Commission, City Council of Asheville and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), GE Aviation announced plans to invest $105 million in its Asheville operations.  The investments in new technology, machinery, and […]

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