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UNC Asheville provides free tax preparation assistance on Saturdays at Pack Memorial Library

Press release from UNCA: Moderate and low income individuals and families can once again have their income tax returns prepared for free by UNC Asheville volunteers as part of the IRS VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) program. UNC Asheville’s VITA service, now in its ninth year, will be available from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays […]

Victim in fire fatality identified

Press release from City of Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department has identified the victim of the Sunday, Jan. 27 apartment fire off Pritchard Road. Laura Jean Trawick (57), of Asheville, succumbed to injuries on scene. A second victim is being treated for burn related injuries. The fire remains under further investigation. If anyone has […]

Registration now open for the Duke Nonprofit Management Certificate Program

Press release from WNC Nonprofit Pathways: WNC Nonprofit Pathways partners with Duke University to offer nonprofit classes here in Western North Carolina.  Registration is now open for the Spring session.  You can earn a certificate in Nonprofit Management by taking individual classes, all classes are open to the public.  Visit our website at to […]

City of Hendersonville City Council notice of special meetings

Press release from City of Hendersonville City Council: NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS   The City Council of the City of Hendersonville will hold special meetings to conduct an annual planning retreat on:   Date:               Thursday, February 21, 2019   Time:                6:00 p.m.   Location:         City Hall – Second Floor Conference Room                         145 Fifth […]

MountainTrue and the Pisgah Conservancy team up to save Pisgah’s Ash Trees

Press release from MountainTrue: Two local conservation groups are teaming up to save ash trees in Pisgah National Forest from the blight of the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB). MountainTrue and The Pisgah Conservancy have launched the Save Pisgah’s Ashes campaign to treat and save more than 100 ash trees from this deadly pest. The […]

‘Politics at Black Mountain College’ exhibition opens at BMCM+AC, Feb. 1

Press release from Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center: POLITICS AT BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE curated by Connie Bostic, Jon Elliston, Jay Miller and Alice Sebrell The BMC community faced political differences, both internally and externally, throughout its 24-year history. The college was born in 1933 during the Great Depression, lived through WWII, was deeply affected by […]

Asheville competitors capture top honors in Low Country Festival oyster shucking contest

Press release from NCOyster365: Durham, NC, January 27, 2019: On Sunday, North Carolina represented at the Low Country Oyster Festival in Charleston, SC.  The 36 annual event boasts the largest oyster festival in the country. But North Carolina can boast the fastest oyster shuckers, at least for last weekend’s contest. Marco Gaspar, of the Lobster […]

Call for artists for RockyFest, April 13

Press release from Alexander County Government Call for Artists RockyFest Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Alexander County Hiddenite NC: Vendor applications are currently being accepted for the 7th Annual RockyFest being held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area (Rocky Face Park). Visit, click on “Vendor Application,” and complete the […]

Seduction Sideshow presents “Love Me Tinder” at Isis Music Hall, Feb 1 & 2

Press release from Seduction Sideshow: Step right up, Ladies, and Gentlemen, and everyone in the Between! Seduction Sideshow is preparing to take you on a journey to… well… right here! Laugh with us as we take a satirical look at our hometown’s dating scene. Let us Bask and Revel in the Shining Light that is […]

World Affairs Council lecture series resumes at UNCA Feb. 5

Press release from the University of North Carolina Asheville: Global migration, cyber conflict, nuclear arms negotiations, and much more will be explored in the World Affairs Council’s spring 2019 Great Decisions lecture series at UNC Asheville, which begins Feb. 5. The lectures take place at 7:30 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesday evenings in the university’s […]

Asheville City Schools to operate on 2-hour delay Wednesday

Announcement from Asheville City Schools: Due to high wind chill, below freezing temperatures and the possibility of early morning icy roads, Asheville City Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay for all students, school staff, and central office staff tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th.  The late start will allow for temperatures to rise and give […]

Buncombe County Schools to operate on 2-hour delay Wednesday

Announcement from Buncombe County Public Schools: All Buncombe County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for students on Wednesday, January 30, to allow more daylight for safer morning travel. There will be no buses on icy roads. Please stay tuned for possible modifications to this decision as we monitor road conditions and campuses overnight. […]

SI Global Academy hosts open house events in Black Mountain Jan. 31, Feb. 5 and Feb. 24

Press release from Supported Immersion Global Academy: Supported Immersion Global Academy (SIGA), a grade 9-12 boarding and day school opening its doors at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain this August, will host three Open House Events over the next month. From 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 and Tuesday, Feb. 5, prospective students […]

Haywood County holds naloxone training and distribution Feb. 12

Press release from the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency: The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to implementing harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation and justice reform. NCHRC is partnering with Haywood County Health & Human Services Agency to combat the public health crisis […]

BCTDA holds input sessions for RAD wayfinding Jan. 31

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) is expanding its wayfinding system to include inter-district signs for the River Arts District (RAD). The BCTDA will host two Community Input Sessions to guide the development of this initiative.  Each session will begin with a short presentation from […]

Folkmoot celebrates Lunar New Year on Feb. 8

Press release from Folkmoot: Join Folkmoot for a Friendship Dinner celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, located in the Historic Hazelwood School at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Lunar New Year, commemorated in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia and Tibet, […]

Asheville Regional Airport begins daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth May 3

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: American Airlines (AA) and Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) are growing again! New, daily nonstop service to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) begins May 3, 2019. The route will be offered on the Canadair CR-9, a 76-seat aircraft with dual class service. “Daily, year-round nonstop service to DFW has […]

Charles George VA Medical Center hosts Jan. 30 education fair

Media advisory from the Charles George VA Medical Center: The Charles George VA Medical Center will be hosting an Education Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives from colleges and universities around the region will be available to veterans in the Medical Center Atrium to answer questions about their […]

Auto dealers continue to top regional BBB complaint list

Press release from the Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont and Western North Carolina: Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont and Western North Carolina released its 2018 annual report today, detailing consumer activity related to businesses located in the BBB’s 37-county service area. This report includes statistics on consumer complaints, verified customer reviews, website inquiries […]

Statement from Blue Ridge Parkway on the resumption of winter operations

Press release from National Park Service Southeast:   With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff along the Blue Ridge Parkway resumed regular winter operations beginning Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.  The National Park Service reminds visitors to remain patient as Parkway staff begin to assess road conditions on the sections of Parkway that remain closed due […]

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