News Bulletins

Michael Franti to headline French Broad Riverkeeper Beer Series

Press release from MountainTrue:  Michael Franti & Spearhead return to Asheville on Friday, July 27 to headline the Riverkeeper Beer Series at the Salvage Station for the second year in a row. The show is presented by MountainTrue and 98.1 The River, with proceeds supporting the work of the French Broad Riverkeeper – a MountainTrue […]

Mission Health welcomes Governor Roy Cooper and Students@Work

Press release from Mission Health:  North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stopped by for a visit to Mission Health during the annual Students@Work event on March 27. Mission Health President and CEO Dr. Ron Paulus greeted Gov. Cooper and students from Asheville City, Buncombe County and Madison County schools who visited the Mission campus to experience […]

League of Creative Interventionists’ founder, Hunter Franks, to speak at The Center for Craft

Press release from Asheville Design Center:  The Center for Craft (Center) and Asheville Design Center (ADC) have invited Hunter Franks, founder of the League of Creative Interventionists, to speak at the Center on Tuesday, April 3 from 5:30-7:00 pm. The League of Creative Interventionists has transformed highways into vibrant public spaces, brought life to vacant […]

Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s 2018 calendar of events

Press release from Tryon Arts & Crafts School:  (*Bold denotes monthly change, correction or addition*) March 10, 2018 10am-1pm Tryon Arts & Crafts School Coffee & Crafts Workshop: Painting Shabby Chic Wooden Signs—Mary Dill TACS—$45 March 10/11, 2018 9am-5pm Tryon Arts & Crafts School Wood Workshop: Folk Art Rainbow Trout—Bernard Edwards TACS–$90 Mem./$120 Non. ($20 […]

Coast to coast: Pollinator advocate network grows

Press release from Bee City USA:  Bee City USA, the organization that fosters sustainable habitats for pollinators across the U.S. since 2012, has reached a monumental achievement this week by certifying their 100th affiliate— Salisbury, Maryland. Bee City USA was founded in Asheville, North Carolina, and now spans across 66 cities and 34 campuses in […]

Micheal T. Stratton named president-elect of the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society at UNCA

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Micheal T. Stratton, associate professor of management and chair of the Department of Management and Accountancy at UNC Asheville, was recently elected as president-elect of the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS). The one-year term as president-elect will begin in June 2018 and three-year term as president will start […]

City of Asheville offices to close Friday, March 30; ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Press release from the City of Asheville:  City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, March 30, as part of spring break. Sanitation Services will not be affected by the closing, as no trash or recycling is collected on Fridays. ART bus service The City of Asheville ART bus service routes and facilities will […]

Asheville Police request assistance locating missing person, Joseph Moon

Press release from Asheville Police Department:  The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to locate Joseph Moon. The last known whereabouts for Moon was the Department of Motor Vehicles on Smokey Park Highway in Asheville on October 27, 2016. Moon was reported missing on March 26, 2018. Joseph Moon is described as […]

Asheville City Council to hold special meeting, March 29

Press release from the City of Asheville:  The Asheville City Council will hold a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in the Council Chamber of City Hall, located at 70 Court Plaza. The purpose of this meeting is to hold a closed session: 1. To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, […]

WCU hosts a Trail of Tears symposium, April 11

Press release from WCU: Western Carolina University will host a daylong symposium titled “Cherokee Challenges and Tribulations: Exploring Scholarship, Memory and Commemoration” on Wednesday, April 11, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center. Free and open to the public, the 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. event will mark the Trail of Tears route designated […]

Southern Highland Craft Guild hosts Glass & Metal day, April 7

Press release from Southern Highland Craft Guild: Makers of the Southern Highland Craft Guild are preparing for the launch of their 2018 special event programming at the Folk Art Center with the third annual Glass and Metal Day. As a non-profit organization, the Guild provides experiential learning opportunities for the public to cultivate awareness of […]

Judge grants city’s request to release police body camera video

Press release from the city of Asheville: Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Mark Powell today granted the City of Asheville’s petition to release nine body-worn camera videos related to the arrest of Johnnie Jermaine Rush in August 2017. The City filed the petition requesting release of the videos in the interest of transparency, at the request […]

Folkmoot seeking artist vendors for July 28 International Festival Day

Press release from Folkmoot USA: The 2017 Folkmoot Festival was one of the most successful in recent history with more ticket sales, more venues and special events, more sponsors and more donors than ever before. We are now accepting applications for vendor space, your opportunity to be a part of the 2018 festival. With good […]

Kids Fishing Derby set for April 28 at Owen Park in Swannanoa

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: Event Contact:   Mac Stanley, 828.250.4269, On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Buncombe County Recreation Services, in partnership with NC Wildlife Resource Commission, will host a Kids Fishing Derby at Owen Park in Swannanoa (875 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778).  The fishing tournament is open to all children […]

Fish Fest Fishing Clinic, Fish Fry and Fishing Tournament returns, April 28

Press release from Haywood Community College:  Haywood Community College’s Wildlife Club will hold the 5th Annual Fish Fest Youth Fishing Clinic, Fish Fry and Fishing Tournament Saturday, April 28 at the College’s Mill Pond. The youth fishing clinic will be from 1-4 p.m. and the fish fry and fishing tournament will be from 4-6 p.m. The […]

Chautauqua History Alive presents Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’

Press release from Buncombe Chautauqua: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Chautauqua History Alive Show Presented by Buncombe Chautauqua Sunday April 15, 2018 at 3pm UNC Asheville, OLLI Reuters Center, Manheimer Room 1 Campus View Rd, Asheville, NC 28804 Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our […]

Citizen Science Program seeks volunteer weather observers

Press release from National Weather Service: Do you ever wonder how much rainfall you received from a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? If so, an important volunteer weather observing program needs your help! The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network, or CoCoRaHS, is looking for new volunteers across North Carolina. […]

Eblen Charities, Arby’s, Ingles collaborate to feed Buncombe County students during spring break

Press release from Eblen Charities: (Asheville, NC): The Waddell Client Service Center was busier than usual this past week. In addition to the great number of families the wonderful staff and volunteers of Eblen Charities serve each day, our tremendous volunteers spent dozen of hours separating food to be distributed to schools across the county […]

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