News Bulletins

Heavy rains close trails at DuPont State Recreational Forest

Press release from DuPont State Recreational Forest: Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) have determined that the recent heavy rains from Tropical Depression Alberto have made many of the Forest trails susceptible to damage from trail users. Saturated trail surfaces will be muddy, and foot traffic, bicycles and equestrian users will cause erosion issues […]

Exhibition of glass sculpture at the WCU Fine Art Museum, June 14-Dec. 7

Press release from Western Carolina University: The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibition Glass Catalyst: Littleton’s Legacy in Contemporary Sculpture on June 14, 2018. Celebrating the efforts of Harvey Littleton, one of the greatest proponents of using glass as an expressive […]

Antique and Vintage Show

Downtown Hendersonville hosts 27th Annual Antique and Vintage Show June 23

Press release from Downtown Hendersonville: Twenty-seven years brings about a lot of changes in a show and its vendors, but the downtown Hendersonville Antique & Vintage Show always seems to maintain a certain quality. The show’s coordinators say that is in large part due to the watchful eye and generous support of downtown’s valued retailer […]

Red Cross opens Old Fort shelter for families affected by storms

Press release from the American Red Cross: Working with emergency management partners, the American Red Cross has mobilized disaster trained volunteers to open a shelter in Old Fort for families impacted by the recent rain. “This makes the third shelter in Western North Carolina the Red Cross is operating to provide safe refuge for families […]

Brevard Music Center holds 2018 Prelude Gala, June 16

Press release from Brevard Music Center: Brevard Music Center (BMC) will host its annual Prelude gala on Saturday, June 16 at 6:00PM. The 2018 Prelude—which will prominently feature a masquerade theme—will be held on stage at the Music Center’s lakeside, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at 349 Andante Lane (Brevard, NC). The popular, annual fundraiser provides the perfect […]

Land of Sky Regional Council issues update on regional broadband

Press release from the Land of Sky Regional Council: The WestNGN Broadband – Regional Broadband Leadership Forum was hosted by UNC Asheville and the Land of Sky Regional Council on May 21, 2018. Dr. William Sederburg, Chair of the WestNGN Initiative, announced that as a direct result of the efforts to date, there are two […]

The Importance of Family Stories with David Joe Miller at Pack Memorial Library, June 21

Press release from David Joe Miller: The Friends of the Buncombe County Library present Storyteller and Producer, David Joe Miller on Thursday evening June 21st at 7pm in the Lord Auditorium of Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville. Doors will open at 6:30 and show will end by 7:50pm. David Joe will […]

2018 Matthews Poetry Prize winners announced

Press release from Asheville Poetry Review: The editors at THE ASHEVILLE POETRY REVIEW are pleased to announce the WILLIAM MATTHEWS POETRY PRIZE RECIPIENTS for 2018. Rosa Lane, from El Cerrito, CA, was awarded first prize for her poem, “The Long Meadow,” and will receive $1000, plus publication in The Asheville Poetry Review (Vol. 25, Issue 28, 2018), which will be released in […]

Polk County continues to advise voluntary evacuations due to rain

Press release from the American Red Cross: With another 2-6 inches of rain over the next 24 hours predicted by the National Weather Service, Polk County emergency management officials renew their recommendation for voluntary evacuations in areas previously identified to be of concern. There is a marginal risk for strong storms with wind gusts, and […]

Registration open for Hands On! Children’s Museum summer classes

Press release from Hands On! Children’s Museum: Come play and learn this summer at Hands On! Children’s Museum in downtown Hendersonville, by joining us for a summer class. Our series of summer classes are STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) inspired. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Please visit our website,, to view the entire […]

Mountain Grape School hosts grapevine training class June 9

Press release from the Mountain Grape School: The Mountain Grape School helps you learn about planning a vineyard, pruning grapes, planting/propagation tips, vine training, grape disease identification, harvesting and winemaking in the mountains. June 9, 2018 – Grapevine Training and Mid-season Canopy Management (Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Learn how to properly manage mid-season […]

Gov. Roy Cooper releases information, warnings, on approaching storm

Press release from the office of N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper: RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper and State Public Safety officials are making preparations for the potential of heavy amounts of rain in many parts of the state due to Subtropical Storm Alberto. The storm is expected to transition to a tropical storm later today or tomorrow. “Forecasters are telling us […]

Youth Violence Prevention Conference encourages community collaboration

Press release from Mountain Area Health Education Center: ASHEVILLE—On June 1, the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is offering a special one-day program designed to bring educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement, and community members together to explore the factors that contribute to youth violence that has been making headlines here in Western North […]

Shindig on the Green and Mountain Dance and Folk Festival dates announced

Press release from the Folk Heritage Committee: The Folk Heritage Committee announces its summer 2018 dates for two celebrated mountain traditions in Asheville, North Carolina: the 52nd season of Shindig on the Green ® and the 91st Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival ®. Each event features long-standing as well as the newest generation of […]

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