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Asheville launches Community EMT Pilot Program downtown

Press release from the City of Asheville: In response to feedback from downtown stakeholders about the need for increased resources to maintain a welcoming, safe downtown experience, the City of Asheville will launch a Community EMT Pilot Program. The vision is for this six-week pilot program to integrate the roles of public safety official and […]

Heritage Weekend returns to Folk Art Center for 38th year

Press release from the Southern Highland Craft Guild: The 38th Annual Heritage Weekend will be held on September 15 and 16 at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center. This free celebration of mountain heritage held by the Southern Highland Craft Guild features traditional crafts accompanied by music and dancing. A highlight of the weekend […]

Sponsor a child in need this holiday season

Press release from Irene Wortham Center:  For many of us, the holiday season means cherished memories with family and friends, gift-giving, and festive food. However, for families who are economically challenged, the holidays can be especially tough. Many of our parents and guardians are faced with unemployment, uncertain living situations, and mounting medical bills. Working […]

Campaign for Southern Equality launches LGBTQ health survey

Press release from the Campaign for Southern Equality: The Campaign for Southern Equality has launched a Southern LGBTQ Health Survey in order to better understand the health care needs of LGBTQ Southerners. The survey data will be made publicly available and will serve as a valuable resource for the LGBTQ community, researchers, and public health […]

Guided hike to old growth forest on Sept. 11 supports Smokies trail work

Press release from Friends of the Smokies: Friends of the Smokies will offer a guided hike to Albright Grove Loop on Tuesday, September 11. Haywood County resident Steve Winchester will lead the group 6.5 miles for a moderate hike in the Cosby area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Named for Horace Albirght, second Director of […]

Buncombe County cuts ribbon on new transfer station Aug. 31

Press release from Buncombe County: In response to Buncombe County’s growing needs, we are excited to announce the ribbon cutting of our Transfer Station expansion on Friday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. The new 18,000-square-foot facility takes advantage of existing, old landfill property the County already owns adjacent to the current Transfer Station. There are […]

Blue Ridge Honor Flight holds swing dance fundraiser, Sept. 15

Press release from Summit Marketing Group: Blue Ridge Honor Flight will be hosting its second annual Swing Dance at the Hendersonville Elk’s Lodge on September 15, 2018.  Complimentary swing dance lessons will be held from 6pm -7pm and the dance will take place from 7pm – 9pm.  The evening of swing dancing will help Blue Ridge […]

AfroCROWD: Wikipedia Record-and-Edit-a-Thon
, Sept. 1

Press release: AfroCROWD: Wikipedia Record-and-Edit-a-Thon Hosted by the Baird Family Reunion Register at When: Saturday, September 1, 1 pm – 3 pm Where: Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway Street Contact: Darold Cuba,, Ami Worthen, Share the diverse stories of Western North Carolina with the world by participating in the first WNC […]

Roots: New exhibit at Asheville Regional Airport

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport:  Roots, the new exhibit in the Asheville Regional Airport art gallery is now on display.The exhibit, which features seven multidiscipline western North Carolina artists, can be seen now through December 2018. Mark Crossley’s copper sculptures and Bistra Hristova’s photography transfers on wood are juxtaposed with Sally Lordeon and Johnnie […]

La Crosse virus confirmed in Henderson County resident

Press release from Henderson County Department of Public Health:  State health officials have confirmed a case of La Crosse Encephalitis Virus (LACV) in a resident of Henderson County. LACV is viral illness that is transmitted to a person through the bite of an infected mosquito, particularly the “tree hole mosquito”, and causes inflammation of the […]

FEI World Equestrian Games announces free community day, Sept. 17

Press release from FEI World Equestrian Games:  The Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) is proud to announce that Monday, September 17, 2018 during the two-week event will be Community Day presented by Mars, Incorporated. Open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., both parking and admission to the World Equine […]

Mars Hill University announces August-Sept. 2018 events

Press release from Mars Hill University: Monday, August 27  Meet the Candidate: U.S. House District 11 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Bentley Fellowship Hall Phillip Price, the Democratic candidate for US House of Representatives District 11, will visit campus on Monday, August 27th at 5:30pm-8:00pm in the Bentley Fellowship Hall. —————— Tuesday, August 28 […]

Tryon Arts and Crafts School hosts Transcendence exhibition from SHCG

Press release from the Tryon Arts and Crafts School: What more fitting a portrayal of Tryon could there be than an evening celebrating arts and crafts with the festive backdrop of the World Equestrian Games? Tryon Arts and Crafts School (TACS) is pleased to host Southern Highland Craft Guild’s (SHCG) group exhibition, Transcendence. The public […]

Overdose Awareness Day set for Aug. 31 in Pack Square

Press release from WNCAP: Overdose Awareness Day (OAD) is an internationally observed day to raise awareness about the human cost of drug overdose and to honor the memories of loved ones lost. In Asheville, four local harm reduction organizations – SeekHealing, WNCAP, the Steady Collective, and the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition – are teaming up […]

Riverkeepers sponsor 2018 Big Sweep cleanup on Sept. 8

Press release from MountainTrue: Join MountainTrue’s French Broad, Green and Watauga Riverkeepers for the 2018 Big Sweep  – Western North Carolina’s largest single-day river, roadside and creek cleanup. Last year, we broke records for attendance and tons of litter and garbage removed from our rivers, streams and roadsides. This year, help us do even more […]

Great American Campout comes to Buncombe County Sports Park Sept. 8

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: Looking for an outdoor family getaway but pressed for time? School may have started, but summer isn’t over yet. Join Buncombe County Recreation Services for a quick nature escape and celebrate the Great American Campout, end of summer edition. Camping is a great way to connect with the […]

Presentation and workshop to focus on rental solutions to affordable housing shortage

Press release from Incremental Development Alliance: ASHEVILLE, NC — In just about every urban neighborhood built before World War II, there was an option for renting we don’t see much of anymore: duplexes and small apartment buildings and bungalow courts, sometimes in the same block as single-family homes and located close to just about everything families […]

Baird family reunion to host Wikipedia Record-and-Edit-a-Thon on Sept. 1

Press release from event organizers:  When: Saturday, September 1, 1 pm – 3 pm Where: Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway Street Contact: Darold Cuba,, 347-385-3415   Ami Worthen,, 828-231-6290 Share the diverse stories of Western North Carolina with the world by participating in the first WNC Wikipedia Record-and-Edit-a-Thon. Bring in artifacts and cultural […]

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