News Bulletins

Folkmoot welcomes new board members

Press release from Folkmoot: On the cusp of celebrating the 35th summer festival, Folkmoot welcomes two new board members, Pam Meister and Kevin Sandefur for two-year terms as members of North Carolina’s International Folk Festival board of directors. With experience in cultural costuming, museum management and dance, Sylva resident and Director of the Mountain Heritage […]

Polk County residents urged to evacuate before Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m.

Press release from the American Red Cross: POLK COUNTY, N.C., May 25, 2018 – Beginning today, Polk County officials are recommending a voluntary evacuation in specific areas by Sunday, 27 May at 5 p.m., ahead of the tropical storm conditions that are forecasted to affect the area Sunday night through early next week. This area […]

Uber and Lyft resume service at Asheville Regional Airport

Press release from the Asheville Regional Airport Authority:  The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to return rideshare services to the airport. The airport is amending its ground transportation operating procedures to allow rideshare companies to pick up in a designated pick up area. Uber […]

Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala raises $180,000

Press release from Park Ridge Health:  The 25th Annual Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala transported guests back to the era of classic movies to “Experience the Silver Screen.” More than 400 people enjoyed the evening of sophisticated fun at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville. The program featured the presentation of the Dr. P.J. Moore, […]

SAHC ‘Appalachian Spring’ event on May 31 honors volunteers, new land protection

Press release from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: On Thursday, May 31, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) will host Appalachian Spring, a conservation celebration, from 5 to 8 pm at the Salvage Station in Asheville, NC. The event will celebrate recent conservation success stories across the region, raise support for ongoing land and water protection efforts, […]

Ben Teague to join Biltmore Farms

Press release from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce:  Ben Teague, currently the Asheville Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville-Buncombe County, will be joining Biltmore Farms, LLC as Vice President for Strategic Development starting July 1, 2018. “I’m sad Ben won’t be with us on a day-to-day […]

Reality Check Conference, June 29

Press release from Mountain Area Health Education Center:   The Reality Check Conference is designed to encourage, empower, and educate leaders across Western North Carolina and surrounding areas on the cultural diversity challenges within our community. This conference will continue the conversation around building a better community and decreasing the gaps in disparities, education, and […]

Summer Track concerts in Tryon start June 1

Press release from Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions:  The 19th season of Tryon’s most popular summer event – Summer Tracks – kicks off on Friday, June 1. New View Realty of Tryon—this season’s presenting sponsor—the Town of Tryon and series producer Peter Eisenbrown are excited to present an expanded schedule of seven concerts this season, featuring a great […]

Local artist Ursula Gullow is featured in N.C. Museum of Art exhibition ‘You Are Here’

Press release from The North Carolina Museum of Art: The North Carolina Museum of Art presents You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences, featuring immersive art installations by 14 contemporary artists, April 7 through July 22, 2018. You Are Here includes large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, room-size environments, and site-specific projects. The […]

Buncombe County issues warning about whooping cough

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is occurring throughout Buncombe County, with 11 confirmed pertussis cases during the month of May. Public health officials, schools and medical providers are actively monitoring and screening for symptomatic patients with suspected pertussis to help reduce exposure and spread of […]

County seeks input on proposed budget

Press release from Buncombe County: County Manager Mandy Stone provided an overview of the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year on Tuesday, May 15, to the Board of Commissioners (see: budget message and an in-depth presentation). The County Manager’s original prepared budget included a one-cent decrease in the property tax rate to 52.9 cents […]

Medicare for All Rally to occur June 5 in Hendersonville

The event will occur at 5 p.m. June 5 at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street and 1st Avenue in Hendersonville. Press release from event organizers: Western North Carolinians will show the world their support for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All at the Hendersonville Medicare for All Rally. The rally corresponds with the Poor […]

Staged Readings for new plays-in-progress at The Magnetic Theatre Company

Press release from The Magnetic Theatre Company: Asheville’s Magnetic Theatre Company has nearly a decade under its belt of producing new plays for a growing and diverse Western North Carolina Audience. Many of the plays that have had their world premiere on the Magnetic Stage were written by Asheville area playwrights. The productions mounted at […]

Duck Donuts to offer free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day, June 1

Press release from Duck Donuts: MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 23, 2018) –Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order!® donuts, announced today it is celebrating National Donut Day with a free donut offer for customers on Friday, June 1. Visitors will receive one bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donut, no purchase necessary. In addition, […]

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