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NC Teaching Fellows application cycle opens

Press release from the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program announces that applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 application cycle. Any student with a high school, associates, or bachelor’s degree is eligible to apply. Students who wish to transfer or change their majors are also eligible. […]

Sierra Club hosts program on Oct. 4

Announcement from the Sierra Club of Western North Carolina: Sierra Club presents on Thursday Oct 4 , 7 pm, ” Cultural & Human History of the Pisgah & Nantahala Forests,” by author Marci Spencer. Come hear stories of our beautiful mountains and forests. Location Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, corner of Charlotte  and Edwin. Contact: […]

Montreat College earns ranking for low student debt

Press release from Montreat College: Montreat, N.C., 9/27/2018—U.S. News & World Report released its annual college rakings earlier this month, and Montreat College received impressive rankings for its low student debt. The student debt load that Montreat College students have at graduation is the 2nd lowest among regional universities in the state of North Carolina, […]

APD seeks info on fatal hit-and-run in early morning hours of Sept. 30

Update from Asheville Police Department: UPDATE (September 30, 2018): The victim has been identified as Bradley Christopher Barnes (29), of Asheville. Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (September 30, 2018): The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to gather information on a hit and run that resulted in a pedestrian fatality early this […]

Cliff Cash’s Blue Ridge Parkway Comedy Tour stops at Fleetwood’s on Oct. 15

Press release from Cliff Cash: Nationally touring standup comedian plans a comedy tour from one end of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the other. The tour begins with him headlining 4 shows at the popular Greenville SC Comedy Zone then through Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Asheville NC (10/15 at Fleetwoods), Brevard NC, Winston Salem […]

Asheville JDRF One Walk on Oct. 6 aims to raise $125,500 for Type 1 diabetes research

Press release from JDRF: On Saturday, October 6 the JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter kicks off its annual One Walk at McCormick Field. Aiming to raise more than $125,000 to help fund critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, the event, organized by JDRF volunteers, is expected to attract more than 500 supporters, including teams representing […]

The North Carolina Arboretum hosts 23rd annual Carolina Bonsai Expo, Oct. 13-14

Press release from the North Carolina Arboretum:  The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden located just south of downtown Asheville, will celebrate the unique art of bonsai at its 23rd annual Carolina Bonsai Expo, Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2018. Thousands are expected to attend this nationally known event, which features juried bonsai […]

Three-week A-B Tech Business of Beer class to be taught by certified beer judge

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College: A-B Tech’s Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast is offering a Business of Beer: Beerology class starting Tuesday, October 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Asheville campus. The class is taught by Jo Doyle, who is Circerone certified and a Beer Judge Certification Program-recognized beer judge. The […]

Oct. 3 event celebrates completion of Mountains-to-Sea State Trail segment from Clingmans Dome to Stone Mountain

Press release from North Carolina State Parks: Leadership from national and state parks, volunteers, local officials, and trail enthusiasts will come together Wednesday, Oct. 3 to celebrate the completion of a 300-mile connection on the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail (MST). State trails staff, the Carolina Mountain Club, Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and other volunteers and […]

Park Ridge Health holds Oct. 11 blood drive and water collection for Hurricane Florence relief

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Health and the American Red Cross are working closely together on Hurricane Florence relief efforts. With the devastation from the storm, people in bordering counties and states need resources. Park Ridge Health invites the public to join us in providing the help they need. “While we wait to […]

Emissions inspections to end in 26 NC counties

Press release from North Carolina Department of Transportation: The Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 24 approved a reduction in North Carolina counties required to perform yearly vehicle emissions tests. Beginning on Dec. 1, 26 additional counties will no longer be required to conduct emissions tests. Those counties include: Brunswick Burke Caldwell Carteret Catawba Chatham Cleveland […]

Stop Deceptive Amendments campaign visits Pack Square Park on Sept. 28

Note: In a phone conversation with Xpress, a Stop Deceptive Amendments representative declined to disclose any of the donors supplying funds for the campaign’s $2 million advertising buy. The spokesperson said that donor information would be released later as required by election finance law. According to Politifact North Carolina, a non-partisan fact-checking website operated in partnership […]

Habitat Restore announces 2018 reuse contest winners

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity:  The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its seventh annual ReStore ReUse Contest. Ranging from fire pits and bars to pet beds and benches, and everything in between, the 32 entries were constructed predominantly of reused materials. A panel of five judges selected […]

Gala to kick off ‘Of Valley & Ridge’ art show, Oct. 26

Press release from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation:  An intriguing historic Tudor mansion decked out with art pieces inspired by the Blue Ridge Parkway, live jazz music, and delicious eats. Guests are invited to a spectacular kickoff gala for the benefit art show, Of Valley & Ridge: A Scenic Journey Through the Blue Ridge Parkway, at 5 […]

Fire Truck Pull and Health and Safety Fair, Oct. 20

Press release from Trauma Intervention Programs of WNC:  The Trauma Intervention Program of WNC, a nonprofit organization that partners with local law enforcement, EMS and fire departments to provide support to victims of trauma, is holding their 1s t Annual Fire Truck Pull and Health and Safety Fair on October 20, 2018 from 11 am–4 […]

Federal Opioid Reduction Task Force arrests 76 individuals in WNC

Press release from U.S. Department of Justice:  A major law enforcement operation targeting drug trafficking in and around Indian Country in North Carolina has resulted in the arrest of more than 75 individuals on federal, state and tribal charges, announced Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke and Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of […]

Free shred and protect event for Buncombe County residents, Oct. 6

Press release from Local Government Federal Credit Union:  To assist members of the community reduce their risk of identity theft Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) is sponsoring a free Shred and Protect event for residents of Buncombe County, the event will be held in Asheville, NC in conjunction with the Riceville VFD open house. […]

Brian Hunter earns Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award

Press release from Mars Hill University:  A highlight of the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival is the presentation of its namesake award. This year’s recipient of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award is Brian Hunter, a longtime fixture on the mountain music scene. The award will be presented at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, […]

Davis Chapel United Methodist Church celebrates 150 years of ministry

Press release from Davis Chapel United Methodist Church:  This year Davis Chapel United Methodist Church in Candler celebrates 150 years in ministry. The church will commemorate the anniversary this Sunday, Sept. 30 with a special service of celebration and lunch. A small, dedicated group of Christians founded Davis Chapel, originally known as Stoney Fork Methodist Episcopal […]

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