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Attendees at the Piedmont Rising town hall in Morganton

Piedmont Rising hosts Morganton health care town hall

Press release from Piedmont Rising: The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was just one of the hot topics discussed at Thursday’s Health Care Town Hall at the Mountain View Community Center in Morganton. Dozens of Morganton-area residents came to the event hosted by Piedmont Rising, an issue advocacy organization fighting for access to […]

Appalachian Storytelling Extravaganza scheduled for March 19

Press release from the Center for Cultural Preservation: The Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, is proud to present its annual Appalachian Storytelling Extravaganza featuring nationally acclaimed storyteller Connie Blake-Regan on Thursday, March 19. Storytelling and music was the mainstay of the Appalachian diet, surrounded by elders who carried on […]

Hands On! dental exhibit

Hands On! announces new officers, exhibits

Press release from Hands On! Children’s Museum: The Board of Directors of Hands On! Children’s Museum in downtown Hendersonville has announced new officers. Serving as co-chairs of the board are Rhonderia Waters, Assistant Vice President of First Citizens Bank, and Sharon Campbell, Human Resources Director of AdventHealth Hendersonville. Treasurer is Jeremy Naess of Dixon Hughes […]

Buncombe County holds coronavirus update Feb 28, 2:30 p.m.

Press release from Buncombe County: The health and safety of our community is our priority. While there are no confirmed cases of the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Buncombe County or North Carolina, Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS), Buncombe County Emergency Services, and Mission Health would like to provide an […]

SoCon basketball tournament announces community outreach plans

Press release from the Southern Conference: The Southern Conference and the Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission announced today the final lineup for the community outreach efforts associated with the upcoming 2020 Ingles SoCon Basketball Championships presented by General Shale, which will take place Thursday-Monday, March 5-9, in Asheville. The tournament, which will be played for the […]

Mountain BizWorks’ Craft Your Commerce workshop series starts March 12

Press release from Mountain BizWorks: Mountain BizWorks is partnering with Center for Craft and UNC Asheville to present the spring Craft Your Commerce workshop series, which focuses on financials and operations for makers. Developed with input from local creative entrepreneurs, the series includes three workshops and a special Alpine cohort course – each led by acclaimed […]

Rotarians Against Hunger food packing event set for March 21

Press release from Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club: Rotary Clubs across WNC have been working together to fighting hunger through Rotarians Against Hunger since 2010. The Rotary Club of Asheville, the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club, and The Rotary Club of Asheville South provide major coordination and significant financial support for the food packaging event. Please join our […]

Asheville Regional Airport seeks feedback through survey

Press release from the Asheville Regional Airport: AVL FORWARD Take our survey to help guide the transformation of our region’s airport The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority is beginning an exciting process. Unprecedented growth has occurred in the past five years, and it is time to take a leap forward to position the airport to […]

Asheville-area Students to participate in statewide Students@Work Month

Press release from March 2020 is Students@Work℠ Month in North Carolina 40,000 Students to Participate in 10th Annual Students@Work℠ Initiative What:   Students@Work℠ Month Who: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) and 40,000 students statewide When:  47 programs will take place in the Asheville area and Southwestern NC […]

Applications open for N.C. Senate Page Program

Press release from Senator Chuck Edwards: Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) announces the North Carolina General Assembly’s Senate Page Program is currently accepting applications for the 2020 legislative short-session. Sen. Edwards invites all high school students of the 48th District to apply who may be interested in becoming a Senate Page. The Senate Page Program offers young […]

Folkmoot announces March events

Press release from Folkmoot: 2nd Annual Steve Sutton Memorial Concert Scheduled for the Folkmoot Center – March 8, 2020 When Haywood County native and stellar banjo player Steve Sutton died unexpectedly in 2017, he left a legacy of great music and great mentoring. His career had carried him to stages around the world, including a stint […]

Henderson County Education Foundation seeks community input for strategic plan

Press release from Henderson County Education Foundation: The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) is undergoing a strategic planning process and is looking to the community for insight. In keeping with the HCEF mission to develop resources to support educational excellence in Henderson County Public Schools, the strategic plan will guide the future direction of the Foundation. […]

BRCC and HCPS launch joint effort to boost dual enrollment

Press release from Blue Ridge Community College and Henderson County Public Schools: Blue Ridge Community College along with Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) are encouraging eligible high school students to enroll in Career and College Promise (CCP), a program which allows students to take high-quality, tuition-free college classes, earn transferrable college credits and train for a well-paying […]

Asheville City Council approves pilot program for discolored water reduction

Press release from the City of Asheville: As the city of Asheville works to proactively maintain and invest in Asheville’s water system, Water Resources will begin a pilot program this year to identify ways to enhance its flushing program as a tool to help mitigate impacts to our customers. At their Feb. 25 meeting, City […]

HCPS & BCS host Asheville leadership symposium, Feb. 27-28

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: Neighboring Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) and Buncombe County Schools (BCS) and their education foundations are proud to serve as hosts for FranklinCovey’s Leader In Me Asheville Symposium on Feb. 27 and 28, showcasing leadership in Western North Carolina public schools. Students, teachers, and administrators from six HCPS and […]

UNCA announces Women’s History Month events

Press release from UNC Asheville: To mark Women’s History Month 2020, in March, UNC Asheville will present a documentary narrated by Jodie Foster about one of cinema’s pioneers, Alice Guy-Blaché, and a series of talks about suffrage and feminism in different times and places in the South. All Women’s History Month events are free and […]

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