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Do-Good Date Night fundraiser returns, April 6

Press release from Dogwood Alliance:  Asheville’s Flora hosts a fundraiser for Dogwood Alliance that features storytellers and acclaimed cellist Brooke German WHAT: Flora, a West Asheville based full service floral shop hosts its second Do-Good Date Night, a fundraiser that will benefit Asheville-based, regional environmental group Dogwood Alliance’s work to protect forests, communities and climate […]

UNCA appoints Roger Aiken and Maurice “Mo” Green to its Board of Trustees

Press release from UNCA:  Roger Aiken and Maurice “Mo” Green have been appointed to UNC Asheville’s Board of Trustees. The UNC System Board of Governors made the appointments at its March 22 meeting, and also reappointed Rick Lutovsky, Robby Russell, and Oscar Wong to new four-year terms on UNC Asheville’s board. The nominations for all […]

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards announces departure of its executive director

Press release from Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards:  The Board of Directors of Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) announced today that Bill Hodge, its longtime Executive Director, will leave the organization next month. “For years, Bill has inspired the people of the Southern Appalachians with his creativity, his credibility, and his compassion. His hard work connecting with […]

Dan Leroy named next president and CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

Press release from United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County:  United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County announced on Wednesday that it has hired Dan Leroy as its next president and CEO. A search committee consisting of board and staff leadership, and led by Walker-Wilson Consulting, conducted a nationwide search after current CEO, David Bailey, […]

Hendersonville Police Department recognizes officers and employees for outstanding service

Press release from the City of Hendersonville:  The Hendersonville Police Department held their annual awards ceremony to recognize officers and employees for outstanding service on March 27, 2019 at Bay Breeze Restaurant. Officer Colby Allman was named the Police Officer of the Year for 2018. Captain Bruce Simonds and Officer Jeff Tankersley were congratulated on […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Friday, March 29: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, March 29, 2019, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air and ozone at higher elevations. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 […]

‘An Iliad’ studies humanity’s addiction to violence

Press release from Asheville Community Theatre: Rarely Theatre presents Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s one-man show, An Iliad: an adaptation of The Iliad as translated by Robert Fagles. Focusing primarily on Hector and Achilles, it studies humanity’s addiction to violence on a global scale and in our daily lives. It runs at 35below for the first […]

Residents weigh in on priorities for County-City renewable energy goals

Press release from the City of Asheville: City of Asheville and Buncombe County Staff are working with a consultant to develop a roadmap to implement 100% renewable energy goals referenced in City Resolution 18-279 and Buncombe County Resolution 17-12-06. The City resolution calls for Asheville to “transition municipal operations from fossil-fueled energy to 100% renewable […]

Wicked Weed Brewing hosts Chefs in Action benefit for Food Connection, April 4

Press release from Food Connection: Asheville, NC, 3/22/19– There is a lot to celebrate since Food Connection began in 2015.  130,000 fresh meals have been diverted from going to the landfill and have been delivered to area agencies, such as Trinity Place Shelter for Youth, Haywood St. Respite Center, BeLoved Asheville, and more. Last year, […]

N.C. Wildlife Commission seeks citizen hellbender info

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: See a hellbender? If so, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources want to know when and where so they can continue their long-term inventory and monitoring of this giant, aquatic salamander. Hellbenders, also called “waterdogs,” are found in fast-moving, clean mountain streams in western North Carolina. Because […]

Land of Sky annual State of Our Air Briefing and Press Conference

Press release from Land of Sky Regional Council: MEETING AGENDA for Friday, March 29, 2019 8:30 to 11:30 AM   Light Refreshments and Pre-Event Media Interviews (8:00 – 8:30 AM) Welcome and Introductions – Bill Eaker, Land-of-Sky Regional Council (LOSRC) (10 minutes) State and Federal Air Quality Issues Update (Air Quality Conditions/Trends/Programs) – Mike Abraczinskas, Director, […]

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