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“History on the Move” to install interpretive panels at ART shelters

Press release from the Pack Memorial Library: The North Carolina Collection at Pack Memorial Library, Strive Beyond Drive, and Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center are excited to announce their new partnership with Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) and the City of Asheville to install interpretive historical panels on bus shelters throughout Asheville and Buncombe County. […]

Blue Ridge Dance Camp returns Aug. 4-9

Press release from The Asheville Ballet: The Asheville Ballet is pleased to announce that Trisha Wolf will be the featured guest artist for The Blue Ridge Dance Camp, Sunday-Friday, Aug. 4-9. Wolf has been affiliated with major ballet companies, universities, and studios as a performer and/or accompanist, including Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Princeton University, […]

Asheville Bridge to close for weekend repairs

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will be closing the bridge on N.C. 191 over I-26/I-240 at 9 p.m. Friday, July 26, weather permitting. The closure is needed to safely apply a surface overlay on the bridge deck. That will improve the durability of the road surface, […]

Mountain Mobility Trailblazer routes to remain fare free

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Need a lift? Mountain Mobility’s Trailblazers will pick you up. After a year of near record ridership, Buncombe County announces Trailblazer routes will remain fare free through June 30, 2020. Trailblazer routes provide transportation around local communities, as well as connections where customers can transfer to the City of […]

City invites Wood Avenue neighbors to meeting about sidewalk project

Press release from the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville is moving forward with the Neighborhood Sidewalk Improvement program with the installation of a new 6-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side of Wood Avenue in East Asheville. This neighborhood is southeast of the Asheville Mall area. Residents are invited to attend a community informational […]

Raising Wages NC to host events to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of last federal minimum wage increase

Press release from the NC Justice Center: “A Decade Without Raises” Commemorations in Asheville, Durham, and Wilmington A decade has passed since the minimum wage was last raised in North Carolina, while cost of living has dramatically increased. What: “A Decade Without Raises” Commemorations in Asheville, Durham, and Wilmington Who: Raising Wages NC Coalition Where: […]

2019 Tipping Point grant applications open

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Buncombe County is excited to announce applications are open for nonprofits looking for a cash infusion. For the fourth year, Tipping Point Grants are seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations working to help support County Commissioners’ six strategic priorities: Affordable housing Clean, renewable energy Diverse community workforce Early childhood education Justice […]

Art + Wellness Weekend, July 25-28

Press release from adé PROJECT: adé PROJECT: Art + Wellness Weekend is an intentionally curated space dedicated to art, wellness, community healing, and connection in Asheville, and taking place in THE BLOCK (near Eagle & Market Streets), a historic African-American business and residential district. All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place at the YMI […]

Brevard to host sixth annual Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride

Press release from North Carolina Amateur Sports:  Brevard is preparing to host the sixth annual Cycle North Carolina weekend “Mountain Ride” slated for August 3-4, 2019. The Mountain Ride annually brings in over 300 cyclists to participate in a fully supported weekend of summer cycling along the scenic mountain back roads in the region. The […]

Volunteers needed for Mission Hospital North Tower

Press release from Mission Health: The opening of the Mission Hospital North Tower will add an additional 600,000 square feet to the Memorial Campus. That means more areas for patients and visitors to navigate and different processes to figure out, which is exactly why the Mission Hospital Volunteer Engagement team recently announced that they are […]

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to open second ReStore, Aug. 24

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity:  Following a 9:30am ribbon cutting, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will officially open it’s doors to shoppers at 10am for a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, August 24th. The community is invited to celebrate, shop, and enjoy give-aways, refreshments, and live radio (98.1). Located in the Weaverville […]

Asheville City Council approves capital improvements, Housing Trust Funds and renovation of ART Transit Station

Press releases from the City of Asheville:   Asheville City Council clears the way for ART Station renovation to begin Earlier this year, the City of Asheville announced a two-phase ART Transit Station improvement project. The first phase, completed in the first half of the year, replaced the stormwater drainage system in the bus travel […]

42nd Annual Sourwood Festival releases lineup for Aug. 9-11

Press release from the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce: The Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce announces the entertainment lineup for the 42nd Annual Sourwood Festival. Held the second weekend of August, the festival brings over 30,000 attendees each year to the area of downtown Black Mountain. On Friday, Aug. 9, at the Entertainment […]

Federal judge approves settlement in case against North Carolina House Bill 142

Press release from Campaign for Southern Equality:  Today a federal judge approved a settlement in a years-long case against North Carolina House Bill 142. The agreement bars the state of North Carolina from citing HB142 to bar transgender people in NC from using public restrooms and government building restrooms that align with their gender identity. […]

Bilingual pediatrician Dr. Alberto León joins Leicester Community Health Center

Press release from Formation PR + Brand Strategies: Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers (AMCHC) announced today that bilingual pediatrician Alberto Luis León, M.D., has joined the Leicester Community Health Center, located at 711 New Leicester Highway. Dr. León has more than 40 years of experience as a pediatrician and is fluent in English and Spanish. […]

The 13th annual Asheville Comedy Festival returns, Aug. 7-10

Press release from All American Food Fights: The Southeast’s largest comedy festival celebrates thirteen years in Asheville this summer with stand up comedians from all around the world. Recently rebranded from Laugh Your Asheville Off, Asheville Comedy Festival has grown into one of the country’s most prestigious comedy festivals among both comedians, comedy industry professionals and fans. […]

Rowing competition benefits athletes with disabilities

Update from Buncombe County Special Olympics on July 31: Buncombe County Special Olympics has rescheduled the inaugural Rowdown Throwdown for Saturday, Nov. 9, due to scheduling conflicts with several of the participants. The other details of this event remain the same. Please be on the lookout for additional information as the new date approaches. Press […]

Mountain Medicine Festival returns, Sept. 15

Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville and Wedge at Foundation are hosting the second annual Mountain Medicine Festival, a community celebration and concert highlighting the health benefits of nature and benefiting local environmental nonprofits. The all ages event will take place on Sunday, September 15, from 4:30 pm–6:30 pm at the Wedge at Foundation on Foundry […]

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