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Asheville Poverty Initiative seeks performers for 1st annual Asheville’s Hidden Voices event

Press release from Asheville Poverty Initiative: Asheville Poverty Initiative will present an evening with 10 of the city’s best musical talents who are living below the federal poverty line.   Auditions are being held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Haywood Road on Friday, Jan. 10.  Call or email to schedule an audition time.  (828) […]

Local orthodontist to donate $150,000 in braces for children

Press release from Smiles Change Lives: Dr. Timothy Scanlan of TS Orthodontics & Dental Specialists, with offices in Asheville, Marion and Rutherfordton, North Carolina, is stepping up in a major way to help kids in his community receive braces, who may otherwise not be able to afford them. On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, Dr. Scanlan […]

Shane McCarthy runs for Asheville City Council

Press release from Shane McCarthy: Shane McCarthy, Asheville Construction Manager, Environmental Advocate, Running for City Council Shane McCarthy, a 25-year old construction manager and climate change advocate, filed to run for Asheville City Council on Monday, Dec. 16. McCarthy was born and raised in Asheville. After graduating from A.C. Reynolds High School, he worked in […]

Registration opens for ASAP’s 2020 Business of Farming Conference

Press release from ASAP: ASHEVILLE, NC (Dec. 18, 2019)—ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) is kicking off the 2020 farm planning season with its annual Business of Farming Conference, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the AB Tech Conference Center in Asheville, NC. The conference focuses on the business side of farming, offering beginning […]

Haywood County residents can apply for Low-Income Energy Assistance starting Jan. 2

Press release from Haywood County Health and Humans Services Agency:  Households in Haywood County can apply for help covering the cost of heating their homes starting Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 and running through Tuesday, March 31, 2020 or until funds are exhausted. The federally funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides eligible households with a one-time […]

North Carolina for Warren opens office in Asheville

Press release from North Carolina for Warren:  This week, North Carolina for Warren will open its latest field offices in Charlotte, Asheville, and Durham. Durham will open its doors on Wednesday night, and Charlotte and Asheville will hold joint debate night parties and office openings on Thursday evening. Asheville for Warren office opening and debate […]

Applications now open for the Citizen’s Police Academy

Press release from Asheville Police Department:  The Asheville Police Department (APD) is now inviting residents to apply for the Spring semester of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). Participants in this free course will learn about the daily work and operations of APD, while also giving the department an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from the […]

Interfaith Assistance Ministry closes for the holidays, Dec. 23-Jan. 1

Press release from Interfaith Assistance Ministry:  Interfaith Assistance Ministry is closing for the holidays beginning Monday, December 23rd at 1 p.m. and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. IAM will reopen at 9 a.m. to provide Henderson County residents in crisis with vital services of rent, power, water, food, clothing, prescriptions, bus tickets and […]

Blue Ridge Community College announces 2020 employee awards

Press release from Blue Ridge Community College: At Blue Ridge Community College, employees play a significant role in their students’ lives — as teachers, advisors, and mentors. Our faculty and staff assist students in finding purpose and direction in the educational process, setting them on a path to meet their career and life goals. Each […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration schedule

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. will feature a keynote address by the award-winning journalist, author and civil rights pioneer Charlayne Hunter-Gault, free and open to everyone, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room on campus. Master classes, workshops on […]

Buncombe County Office of the Assessor announces 2020 listing period

Press release from Buncombe County: North Carolina law requires all residents to list all taxable personal property owned as of Jan. 1 of each year. The Buncombe County Tax Assessor’s Office wants to remind residents that property tax listings must be completed and returned by Jan. 31, by 5 p.m. to avoid a 10 percent […]

Mission Health implements visitor restrictions due to flu

Press release from Mission Health: Due to increased flu activity in North Carolina, Mission Health has implemented visitor limitations for all Mission Health hospitals, effective today, December 16, 2019. We encourage visitors younger than 12 and anyone who does not feel well to call patients rather than visit them in the hospital. Visitors can call […]

Asheville Area Habitat celebrates 13 years of Before the Jam, Lend a Hand

Photo gallery from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: Today Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated 13 years of Before the Jam, Lend a Hand, the two future homeowners of the Christmas Jam Houses, Holidaze for Habitat, and all the amazing ways music is supporting affordable housing right here in Buncombe County.

Asheville Multimodal Transportation Commission chair Rich Lee announces run for City Council

Press release from Rich Lee for Asheville: Asheville Multimodal Transportation Commission chairperson Rich Lee will file as a candidate for the nonpartisan 2020 City Council race today. “I believe Asheville ought to be doing better, and I believe we can,” Lee said. “We can improve our day-to-day experiences in our city—right now. We can make […]

Swannanoa Valley Museum opens hiking series registration Jan. 2

Press release from the Swannanoa Valley Museum: Make a new year’s resolution for adventure when the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s annual hiking series resume in 2020. The museum offers two educational hiking programs, the challenging Swannanoa Rim Explorer Hike Series and the moderate Valley History Explorer Hike Series. The Rim Hike Series explores the peaks of […]

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson to speak at UNCA Feb. 13-14

Press release from UNC Asheville: Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., world-renowned neuroscientist and co-author of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium, and a free public master class at 9 a.m. on Friday, […]

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