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Local contractor and hiking expert offer April 10 hike in Little Cataloochee

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: Travel through time with Friends of the Smokies to Little Cataloochee on Tuesday, April 10. The second installment of the 2018 Classic Hikes of the Smokies will take participants 8 miles and ascend 1,500 feet on Pretty Hollow Gap and Little Cataloochee Trails. Highlights will include the recently […]

March For Our Lives demonstrations set for March 24 in Asheville, Hendersonville

Press release from North Carolina News Service: In an unprecedented demonstration of civic engagement, hundreds of thousands of young people and other activists will demonstrate Saturday, March 24, in March For Our Lives events planned around the world. There will be 10 such events in North Carolina, including Asheville, where local students are organizing the […]

Henderson County Public Schools announce snow day make-up hours

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: In response to canceled school days due to inclement weather this winter, Henderson County Public Schools will be adding a make-up day to the Henderson County Early College calendar only. With respect to our district school calendars, Henderson County Public Schools adheres to the state mandated requirement of […]

Registration open for Folkmoot dance camp, July 20

Press release from Folkmoot USA: Dancers of all abilities ages 10-17 who are inspired by dance and live music can learn international folk dance moves with cultural ambassadors in Waynesville to perform at the Folkmoot Festival. Learn basic concepts and movements, gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences between cultures and hear the timeless, […]

North Carolina’s February employment figures released

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce: The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, remaining unchanged from January’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent. North Carolina’s February 2018 unemployment rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 4,236 over […]

Services announced for Johnny Wilson, Reems Creek Fire Department Assistant Chief

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: Johnny Elliott Wilson, 51, passed away Wednesday, March 20. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at Trinity Baptist Church located at 216 Shelburne Rd., Asheville. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March, 24 at Trinity Baptist […]

Asheville Police Department requests assistance to locate missing person, Daniel Hammerton

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate Daniel Hammerton. Daniel was last seen around noon on Thursday, March 22 in the area of 85 Zillicoa Street. He was wearing a light grey hoodie, dark sweatpants and grey loafer style shoes. Daniel is 23 years old, 6’0″ tall […]

Artists & Writers Retreat at Lake Logan Conference Center, May 14-19

Press release from Cullowhee Arts: Cullowhee Arts and Lake Logan Conference Center invite artists and writers to a special 6-day, 5-night retreat, May 14-19, for art-making, writing, resting, boating, hiking or communing with the natural world in nearly 350 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Dr. Newton Smith, poet and writer, and Norma Hendrix, Cullowhee Arts executive […]

Community leaders participate in press conference for launch of Blue Horizons Project

The Blue Horizons Project held a press conference at 10:30 a.m., March 21 at a home benefiting from the project’s Energy Upgrade Program. The home that received weatherization on March 21 was built in 1950 and the owner, Sam Quick Jr., grew up there. Volunteers from UNCA and did air sealing, weather stripping, and installed […]

Full-service independent publishing company Lioness Press launches in Hendersonville

Press release from Lioness Press: Lioness Press is a new start-up publishing company and publishing services provider owned and operated by Hendersonville resident, Williamaye Jones. Lioness Press aims to release fiction and non-fiction that feeds the soul and makes us think about ourselves and how we live in the world around us. “I like books […]

Free workshops offered at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in April

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: BREVARD, N.C. (March 21, 2018) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of April. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis. April […]

Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Authority to hold special meeting

Public notice from Buncombe County: NOTICE is hereby given that the Buncombe County Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Authority, a political subdivision and body corporate and politic of the State of North Carolina (the “Authority”), will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Planning Conference Room at […]

Brevard Music Center offers free Community Concerts in April

Press release from Brevard Music Center: Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College in Brevard and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra in Hendersonville, is pleased to announce its April program of chamber concert as part of BMC’s FREE Community Concerts Series. “We always look forward to bringing excellent chamber music to our surrounding communities,” said […]

Mercy Urgent Care announces ‘Mercy for Haiti’ fundraiser April 13 at Highland Brewing

Press release from Mercy Urgent Care: (Asheville, NC)— Mercy Urgent Care invites the public to come party with a purpose at ‘Mercy for Haiti,’ Friday, April 13, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Highland Brewing Event Center, to raise funds to equip the new Alpha Omega Ministry (ALOM) clinic in Source Matelas, Haiti, […]

Mission Health plans merger with Nashville-based for-profit health system

Press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, NC – March 21, 2018 — Mission Health’s Board of Directors today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into exclusive discussions to join HCA Healthcare, a Nashville, Tennessee-based company founded 50 years ago by two physicians.  The Board’s unanimous decision to execute the […]

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