News Bulletins

Asheville City Schools Foundation director to depart organization

Kate Pett, executive director of the Asheville City Schools Foundation, will leave the organization on March 29. Message from Asheville City Schools Foundation Board of Directors President George Sieburg: I have bittersweet news to share. Kate Pett, Executive Director, will be leaving the Foundation on March 29 to support the development of a new initiative, Thrive Asheville. Although […]

Local event looks to combat sediment erosion

Press release from the City of Hendersonville:  The French Broad Riverkeeper, MountainTrue, and The City of Hendersonville are partnering to combat sediment erosion in our local waterways. One method of reducing the amount of sediment that flows into rivers is by planting ‘live stakes’ along eroding riverbanks. These stakes will grow into trees that will […]

Buncombe County Friends of Agriculture breakfast set for Feb. 19

Press release from Buncombe County Soil & Water Conservation: The Friends of Agriculture Breakfast is a quaterly complimentary breakfast with local food from Buncombe County Farms. Each Breakfast features an ag-related speaker to inform and update the agricultural community. Topic: Local Tailgate Markets Speaker: Joe and Linda Brittain Date:  Tuesday February 19, 2019 Time: 7:00 am-8:00 am Location:  WNC […]

Brevard celebrates White Squirrel Day on Feb. 2

Press release from White Squirrel Institute: Brevard’s beloved ambassador white squirrel, Pisgah Pete, will take the helm at the city’s February 2, 2019, Groundhog Day festivities in an event dubbed by local residents, “White Squirrel Day.” The event’s organizers say the town’s cute furry mascot will predicting whether there will be six more weeks of winter, […]

Hendersonville Bridal Show focuses on weddings in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Press release from Henderson County TDA: Brides looking to get married in the Blue Ridge Mountains can plan their dream weddings at the Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show, Saturday, March 23. Hendersonville is a popular choice for local brides, as well as brides planning destination weddings. The area’s natural beauty, variety of venues […]

Initiative to rebuild Montford bus shelter begins Feb. 1

Press release from Lewis Rothlein:  A bus stop in Montford, which was a neighborhood hallmark because it had a large board showcasing the community’s history in images and words, was destroyed by a drunk driver last May.  An initiative to raise funds for its rebuild begins February 1, involving GoFundMe, the Montford Neighborhood Association, Chiesa restaurant, […]

Fleetwood’s to host mass fake wedding on Valentine’s Day

Press release from Fleetwood’s: Fleetwood’s, West Asheville’s off-beat wedding chapel venue, is excited to announce a Valentine’s special event like no other! A “Moonie style” mass FAKE wedding officiated by local comedian Blaine Perry. Marry yourself, someone else, or anything you love. And we mean anything! A pet, comic books, your job, or a concept… […]

Local students win national awards at Junior Theater Festival Atlanta

Press release from Ravenscroft Public Relations: Students from Asheville Performing Arts Academy in Asheville, MusicWorks! Studio of Performing Arts in Canton, and Parkway Playhouse Junior in Burnsville won national awards and earned recognition at the 2019 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta, which happened January 18-20, 2019 at The Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The Junior Theater Festival […]

Preservation Society announces five permanently protected historic buildings

Press release from the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County:  The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC) is happy to announce that in 2018, we permanently protected five important historic buildings under our Preservation Easement program. A preservation easement is a legal agreement between two private parties, affecting the current and all succeeding […]

New downtown Duke Energy substation underway

Press release from City of Asheville:  Asheville City Council cleared the way for a new Duke Energy substation with a vote to rezone portions of 252 Patton Ave. and 28 Knoxville Place, during Council’s Jan. 22 meeting. Duke has proposed the construction of a gas-insulated, high-voltage switchgear (or GIS) substation on the parcel that formerly […]

The Collider hosts fourth National Climate Assessment panel discussion, Jan. 24

Press release from The Collider:  Fourth National Climate Assessment Panel Discussion Thursday, January 24, 4:30 to 6:00 pm   What do the findings of the fourth National Climate Assessment mean for western North Carolina and the Southeast? Join us at The Collider on January 24 to hear from local scientists and experts, many of whom worked directly […]

Organic Growers School hosts workshop on structuring farm labor, Feb. 12

Press release from the Organic Growers School: Date: Tuesday February 12th, 2019 Time: 4:00 to 8:30 pm Location: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Incubator Farm 180 Mag Sluder Rd. Alexander, NC 28701 (just 15 minutes from Asheville, NC) Cost: $40 per person (dinner included) Instructors: Danielle Hutchinson (Beacon Village Farm), Vanessa Campbell (Full Sun Farm) and […]

AFD Citizens Academy now accepting applications

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: The Asheville Fire Department is now accepting applications for their Citizens Academy which will start March 27, 2019. The academy lasts nine consecutive weeks consisting of three hour classes held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 pm with an additional day for graduation. Please visit the Asheville Fire Department […]

Be Active Day returns with a focus on kids

Press release from Henderson County Department of Public Health: The 10th Annual Be Active Day will be held Saturday, January 26, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at center court at the Blue Ridge Mall. Sponsored by the Henderson County Department of Public Health, the free event features information, activities and demonstrations to inspire children to […]

Henderson County Education Foundation hosts Food for Thought fundraiser, Jan. 21-25

Press release from the Henderson County Education Foundation: HENDERSONVILLE – The Henderson County Education Foundation will host its fourth annual Food for Thought event from January 21st through January 25th. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their sales (between 10 and 25%) to support the Foundation and its programs benefitting public schools in Henderson […]

Sheriff Miller and D.A. Williams to discuss Amnesty Day on Jan. 23

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: WHAT: Sheriff Miller and D.A. Todd Williams will discuss Amnesty Day, which will take place on January 25th. They will also take questions from the media about the new program. Some members of the public have expressed concerns that this program is somehow a trap. The Sheriff and D.A. […]

Fines for Asheville parking infractions to increase starting Feb. 1

Press release from City of Asheville: A new parking violations fine schedule will go into effect Feb. 1, 2019. Approved by City Council Nov. 27, the parking fine increases include the following: · Overtime parking at metered or non-metered spaces will go from $10 to $20. · A second or subsequent violation within a 24-hour […]

Registration open for Spring Citizens Police Academy

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is now inviting residents to apply for the Spring semester of the Citizens Police Academy (CPA). This free course teaches participants about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of law enforcement and the ethical conduct governing police services in the community. It gives participants an opportunity […]

Habitat for Humanity hosts homeownership information sessions

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) is currently accepting applications for affordable homeownership in their new 12-home Curry Court neighborhood in Candler, which includes single family homes and townhomes. AAHH is an Equal Opportunity Housing provider that serves local residents who earn 70% or less of AMI (Area […]

Center for Craft announces Craft Research Fund grant recipients

Press release from The Center for Craft: The Center for Craft is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Craft Research Fund grants. This year 11 organizations, curators, scholars, and graduate students will receive a total of $98,771 to support craft-centered research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects in the United States. This marks the 14th year […]

Momentum Gallery hosts Pam Longobardi artist talk, Jan. 26

Press release from Momentum Gallery: Pam Longobardi’s Drifters Project, an exhibition of photography and installations made from ocean plastic, draws to a close at 24 N Lexington Avenue at the end of this month. It has been a real privilege to share her work with you, and we’re excited to welcome Longobardi for a closing reception/gallery […]

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