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N.C. League of Conservation Voters releases environmental scorecard

Press release from the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: Today, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) released the state delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2018 National Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard is the primary yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress. You can dig deeper into […]

Brother Wolf’s mobile clinic surpasses 1,000 spay and neuter surgeries

Press release from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: (Asheville, NC – February 28, 2019) Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is excited to announce that their mobile clinic has spayed and neutered more than 1,000 dogs and cats since the program launched in November 2018. The mobile spay/neuter clinic was founded to serve communities throughout western North Carolina […]

Tickets on sale for children’s museum’s first ‘Wonder Gala’

Press release from Hands On! Children’s Museum: HENDERSONVILLE– Tickets are now on sale for the Hands On! Children’s Museum 1st Annual Wonder Gala, presented by AdventHealth Hendersonville. The gala will take place at Hendersonville’s Point Lookout Vineyards on Saturday, March 16th. Point Lookout Vineyards is nestled atop the southeast slope of Point Lookout Mountain, which features breathtaking […]

Harris Regional Hospital adds two pulmonary providers

Press release from Harris Regional Hospital: Harris Regional Hospital is expanding access for pulmonary care by announcing two new providers — Christine Kryger, NP-BC, and Leslie Morris, NP-C — who will be offering pulmonary services to patients throughout Jackson and surrounding counties. Morris and Kryger together bring more than 20 years of clinical experience to […]

GE Aviation joins forces with United Way to create STEM kits for students

Press release from United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: February 27, 2019, Asheville, NC –  200 STEM Kits will be distributed to students in 4th and 7th grade in Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools this winter, including Oakley Elementary, Montford North Star Academy, and Owen Middle. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County […]

Student Artwork Showcase at the Asheville Regional Airport

Airport hosts Student Artwork Showcase through April 22

Press release from the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority: The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Art Gallery is now displaying the annual Student Artwork Showcase. There are five western North Carolina counties and six schools represented in the exhibit this year. Talented students from across the region, ranging from elementary to high school, are welcoming visitors to AVL with […]

Mardi Gras Parade returns Sunday, bringing fun along with traffic, parking impacts

Press release from the City of Asheville: This Sunday, March 3, the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns to the South Slope. The parade begins at 3 p.m. Lineup and float assembly will take place in surface parking lots along Federal Alley. The parade will assemble on Federal Alley, make a quick turnaround Hilliard Avenue and […]

Asheville police seeking public’s assistance to locate Johnny Darron Withrow

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (February 28, 2019): The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate Johnny Darron Withrow. Withrow has 13 open warrants: 4 counts of Manufacture, Sell, Distribute Controlled Substance within 1000 Feet of a School 2 counts of Maintain a Vehicle, Dwelling or Place for Controlled Substance 2 […]

University of Georgia study finds strong Asheville support for wilderness protection

Press release from the Southern Environmental Law Center: A study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, found strong support for the preservation and expansion of wilderness areas among public land visitors living within a half-day drive of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The new report reveals that […]

Montreat Ten Thousand Villages shopping benefit for Helpmate, March 16

Press release from Ten Thousand Villages Montreat: On this Saturday afternoon, 15% of your purchase at Ten Thousand Villages Montreat supports Helpmate. For 40 years Helpmate has served as Buncombe County’s primary provider of crisis-level services designed specifically for–and offered exclusively to–victims of domestic violence and their children.  Helpmate empowers each client to create a life […]

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville celebrates solar panels on March 3

Press release from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville: Taking advantage of a rebate program offered by Duke Progress Energy to nonprofit organizations, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville is installing 105 solar panels on their flat roof to produce about 85% of the electrical needs of their main building. “This project is an example […]

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*Cancelled* Silver Alert issued for Roma Gail Smith in Hendersonville

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: Update (4:20 p.m. Feb. 27): The Silver Alert for Roma Gail Smith has been cancelled. She has been located and is safe. — A Silver Alert has been issued for Roma Gail Smith in the city of Hendersonville. Ms. Smith is a 69-year-old white female, 5’2”, weighing 115 lbs. […]

City of Asheville hosts meeting on new Five Points fire station

Press release from the City of Asheville: A new fire station is planned for City-owned property on Broadway in the Five Points neighborhood. The City of Asheville will host a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at Greater Works Church, 25 Forsythe St.  The community is invited to attend to learn more […]

Dr. Paul Riggs named chief of staff for Charles George VA Medical Center

Media advisory from the Charles George VA Medical Center: Dr. Paul Riggs has been named the Chief of Staff for Charles George VA Medical Center (CGVAMC) and its three Community-based Outpatient Centers (CBOCs), effective Sunday, March 3, 2019. Dr. Riggs joined the VA on June 01, 2004 and has served as the Interim Chief of […]

Soulshine Farm Music Fest returns Aug. 8-10

Press release from Soulshine Farm Music Festival: Asheville and western North Carolina’s highly anticipated music festival is back for its sixth official year, August 8-10 2019. Early bird tickets are available for purchase now at and will increase in price as we get closer to the event. Soulshine Farm Music Festival takes place in picturesque […]

iHeart Radio Asheville to air SoCon Men’s Basketball Championships quarterfinals and semifinals

Press release from Southern Conference: iHeart Radio, Ingles Markets and the Southern Conference announced Tuesday that iHeart Media Asheville will be broadcasting all four quarterfinal games of the Ingles SoCon Men’s Basketball Championships presented by General Shale on Saturday, March 9, as well as the two semifinal-round games on Sunday, March 10. The Saturday, March 9, […]

Haywood County Meals on Wheels calls for pet food donations

Press release from the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency: Many people know that Haywood County Meals on Wheels and volunteers deliver nutritious meals to seniors in Haywood County.  However, many may not know that the program can also deliver pet food along with a meal to those who have furry four legged companions.  […]

AMP events spotlight women in the music industry

Press release from Asheville Music Professionals: Women Get the Job Done 6:30 p.m. March 21st at Ambrose West Free Event – First Come First Serve Women have historically been few and far between in positions producing music, conducting orchestras or engineering audio. But recently, this paradigm has begun to shift. In this panel discussion, attendees will […]

Registration for Power of the Purse, featuring Abby Wambach, opens March 1

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: Registration for The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s (CFWNC) Power of the Purse® luncheon begins Friday, March 1.  Online registration is available at for $75 per person and $150 per patron.  Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, is […]

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