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Blue Ridge Honor Flight to host welcome home event at Asheville Regional Airport, Oct. 6

Press release from Summit Marketing Group:  Blue Ridge Honor Flight will host a welcome home celebration for their October 6 flight at the Asheville Regional Airport beginning at 7pm on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Community, family and friends are invited and encouraged to be present upon the return of World War II, Korean War, and […]

Community volunteers build new playground at Black Mountain Primary

Press release from YMCA of Western North Carolina:  Volunteers from Foresters Financial, the YMCA of Western North Carolina, Buncombe County Schools, and the community will join KaBOOM! on Saturday, Oct. 6 to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours at Black Mountain Primary. The new playground will help make […]

Green Opportunities mourns the death of GO student Brandie S. Angel

Press release from Green Opportunities:  Today, the Green Opportunities (GO) community mourns the death of Brandie Sherrell Angel, age 27, who was shot and killed last night near Bartlett Arms Apartments. Brandie, an aspiring hip-hop musician and mother of a one-year-old daughter, graduated from GO’s Training Team program for young adults from marginalized communities in […]

Cycle North Carolina Mountain to Coast tour kicks off Sept. 29

Press release from Cycle North Carolina:  Cycle North Carolina is preparing an all-new route for another “Mountains to Coast” tour of scenic North Carolina.  The twentieth-annual ride is scheduled for a Black Mountain to Oak Island trek, from September 29 to October 6.  With beautiful tourist stops along scenic back roads, the “Mountains to Coast” […]

Recreational water use advisory lifted for French Broad River

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Buncombe County Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health and N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources, has lifted the precautionary recreational water use advisory issued on Sept. 21, 2018, for the […]

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OLLI at UNC Asheville presents fall health workshops

Press release from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Dedicated to helping people thrive in life’s “second half,” the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville is presenting a full calendar of health workshops this fall. These programs, which range from help with Medicare choices and advice on maintaining good vision, to issues like Alzheimer’s […]

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APD requests assistance to find Amanda Lucinda Rogers

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate a missing juvenile, Amanda Lucinda Rogers. Rogers was last seen on Sept. 22 in the area of Ravencroft Drive. Rogers is described as a white female, 15 years of age, 5’3″ tall and 120 pounds. She has brown hair […]

Tracey Schmidt and friends perform meditative poetry and music, Oct. 5

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Surrounded by the world’s constant clamor for time and attention, poet Tracey Schmidt and her musical collaborators offer a calming respite on Friday, October 5,  8:00 p.m. at the White Horse Black Mountain. Tracey will perform from memory poetry by Rumi, Hafiz, Yeats, and Mary Oliver as well as her own work. The verse will be accompanied […]

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APD requests assistance to find Hubert Henry Williams

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Update from the APD on Oct. 2: Hubert Henry Williams has been safely located. The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate missing person, Hubert Henry Williams. Williams was last seen on Sept. 24, 2018. He frequently visits the area of downtown near the transit station and […]

Asheville in middle of N.C. cities for income equality

Press release from When discovering a place to call home, income equality (or inequality) should be an important factor included in your decision.  As we see on the national stage, income inequality is dividing our nation.  If it exists in your home town, it may not be a harmonious place to live.  It could […]

Survey opens for Visiting Artist Project centered on African American arts + culture

Press release from the City of Asheville: Help the City of Asheville select among three finalist proposals for the City’s first Visiting Artist Project. The Visiting Artist Program will engage a visiting artist that can support the community’s creation of memorable places, the promotion of Asheville’s African American history, and participation by the local community […]

Asheville police respond to Bartlett Street shooting

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: On Sept. 25 at approximately 11:41 p.m., officers from the Asheville Police Department were conducting foot patrol on Bartlett Street when they heard several gun discharges. Officers responded to the area of the gunshots and located a vehicle where two individuals were suffering from gunshot wounds near 100 […]

North Carolina Cyclo-Cross brings Grand Prix to Hendersonville Dec. 8-9

Press release from North Carolina Cyclo-Cross: North Carolina Cyclo-Cross will kick off the 2018 race season with back-to-back races the weekend of Oct. 13-14 in Sanford, NC, at O.T. Sloan Park and in Raleigh at Lions Park. 2018 marks the 22nd season of North Carolina Cyclo-Cross providing competitive and exciting cyclocross races across the state. […]

League of Women Voters hosts Oct. 11 program on state constitutional amendments

Press release from the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County: The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County and the 28th Judicial District Bar invite you to Six Proposed Constitutional Amendments: What do the Democrats and Republicans have to say? The free event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the Buncombe County Judicial […]

Nancy Werking Poling wins 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize

Press release from Nancy Poling: Nancy Werking Poling of Black Mountain is the winner of the 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition for “Leander’s Lies.” Poling will receive $1000 from the North Carolina Literary Review, thanks to a generous NCLR reader’s donation that allowed this year’s honorarium to increase (from the previous award of $250). Her winning essay will be published in the North Carolina Literary Review(NCLR) […]

Girls on the Run of WNC will empower nearly 500 local girls this fall

Press release from Girls on the Run of WNC: Girls on the Run of WNC has kicked off its fall season with 32 teams made up of almost 500 girls in 3rd-8th grade. A physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls, Girls on the Run combines running with lessons about important topics such as […]

Eastern Band of Cherokee’s ties to WCU landscape commemorated with unveiling of ‘wi’ sculpture

Press release from Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ historical and cultural connections with the land now home to Western Carolina University were commemorated Friday (Sept. 21) as representatives of the tribal and university communities gathered for the unveiling of a sculpture based on the Cherokee syllabary character “wi.” The […]

Asheville BookWorks announces final Vandercooked Poetry Nights reading and printing, Oct. 13

Press release from Asheville BookWorks: Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, will be hosting its final evening of the Vandercooked Poetry Nights reading series on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The last series event will feature 3 poets and 3 artists: poets Nickole Brown, Rose McLarney, and Anna Lena Phillips Bell will […]

Color Me Goodwill is accepting designer applications

Press release from Pam Cook Communications: Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is looking for fashion designers to compete in the 5th Annual Color Me Goodwill fashion show, which will take place on Friday, April 26, at The Orange Peel. Each designer will receive $125 to shop for clothing and materials at local Goodwill stores. […]

Bear attack in Swannanoa leaves woman injured, bear dead

Toni Rhegness was walking her dog in her own yard last Tuesday, Sept. 18, when she had a dangerous encounter with bears attracted to her neighbor’s trash can. According to a press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Rhegness shouted at three black bear cubs to scare them away from the neighbor’s trash and […]

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