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Marion shelter reopened after campgrounds evacuated

Press release from the American Red Cross, Western North Carolina region: Red Cross Reopens Shelter in Marion After Evacuation of Campgrounds Polk County Middle School Shelter Closes (ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 29, 2018) – The American Red Cross, in collaboration with McDowell County emergency management, reopens a shelter at the YMCA Corpening in Marion after the […]

YMCA teams with Asheville City and Buncombe County school systems for Summer Meal Program

Press release from the YMCA of Western North Carolina:  Fewer students will go hungry this summer thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of WNC, Asheville City Schools, and Buncombe County Schools. The two school systems and the Y are joining forces to give school-age children access to healthy, nutritious meals every weekday during the […]

Ways to reduce injury and illness due to flooding

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services:  Flooding and standing water can expose the public to infectious diseases, chemical hazards and injuries both during and after a weather event. Buncombe County Health and Human Services wants residents and businesses to be aware of steps that we can all take to reduce injury and […]

Breast Express raises awareness for breastfeeding June 7-9

Press release from Aeroflow Healthcare:   The Breast Express, a colorful 40-foot bus traveling the country, is stopping in Asheville from June 7-9 to raise awareness and support for breastfeeding. Asheville’s Aeroflow Healthcare is a major partner, and its own mission aligns directly with that of the Breast Express. June 7 features a panel discussion […]

Local Grateful Dead & Allman Brothers tributes team up for family Jam at The Grey Eagle, June 15

Press release: Asheville’s DIRTY DEAD and JARVIS JENKINS BAND perform at The Grey Eagle! Local Grateful Dead & Allman Brothers Band Tributes Team up for family Jam at Grey Eagle! FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 Tickets: $10 adv./ $12 day of Asheville NC’s DIRTY DEAD are literally on fire. With high-energy, modern interpretations of the […]

County parks remain closed due to high water levels

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services:  Buncombe County Recreation Services strives to keep the community safe during recent weather events.  Some parks are open while many along the river banks are closed for public safety. The following parks will be closed as Recreation staff assesses the ongoing situation: Hominy Valley Park, Alexander River Park, […]

Free concert series returns to downtown Hendersonville

Press release from Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: Monday Night Live!, the four-week concert series, is returning to historic downtown Hendersonville in June. The concerts will be held every Monday evening from June 4 through June 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at the Visitor […]

Flood safety tips for propane users from Blossman Gas

Press release from Blossman Gas: May 30, 2018 – Asheville, NC – As the Southeast faces severe flooding in many regions, Blossman Gas offers key preparation and safety tips for home propane users to ensure safety in the event of flooding and/or evacuation. Following these tips can help alleviate potential risks associated with storm damage […]

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Baby and Children’s Fair at Haywood Regional Medical Center on June 2

Press release from the Haywood Regional Medical Center: Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) cordially invites all community members to a baby and children’s fair on Saturday, June 2, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center, located at 75 Leroy George Drive, Clyde (adjacent to the hospital). This event […]

City of Asheville declares inaugural 7-Day Vegan Challenge

Press release: (Asheville, NC) The City of Asheville has declared the week of June 4, 2018, as the first “City of Asheville 7-Day Vegan Challenge.” Indeed it’s the first “city-proclaimed” vegan challenge in the US. “This groundbreaking effort was initially proposed to the city by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Brother Wolf’s goal for the challenge […]

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