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Asheville’s Kerri Eaker appointed Chair of NCCDD by Gov. Cooper

Press release from North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities: Kerri Eaker of Asheville, NC, has been appointed as the Chair of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) by Governor Roy Cooper. She recently chaired her first meeting at the February 6-7 quarterly gathering of the 40-member Council in Cary, NC. Eaker is the Family […]

AMOS Pub Series presents “Climate Change and Your Health” talk on Feb. 20

Press release from Asheville Museum of Science: Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), in partnership with The Collider, presents February’s Science Pub –Climate Change and Your Health. WHO: WNC Climate and Health Workgroup is a local collaborative of scientists, clinicians, and public health leaders. Its goal is to motivate effective and meaningful engagement with the public and policymakers […]

AFD accepting applications for Citizens Fire Academy

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: The Asheville Fire Department is accepting applications for their spring session of the Asheville Citizens Fire Academy! This is an amazing opportunity for adults (18 years or older) who live and/or work in Asheville to learn about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of the Asheville Fire Department and the […]

Asheville City Council to hold work session on hotel moratorium, Feb. 25

Press release from City of Asheville: In September, Asheville City Council approved a temporary moratorium on the approval of new hotels, which means that no hotel development applications will be approved for a year. The purpose of the moratorium is to allow the City time to further study the issues surrounding tourism and assess the […]

Dining Out For Life raises HIV/AIDS awareness, funds for WNCAP on April 30

Press release from Western North Carolina AIDS Project: Dining Out For Life, the biggest restaurant-led charity benefit in Western NC, is on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Dozens of our area’s most well-known restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops will donate 20% of sales to WNCAP for HIV prevention and care. Dining Out For Life is the biggest […]

API’s inaugural Asheville’s Hidden Voices benefit show set for Feb. 24 at The Grey Eagle

Press release from Asheville Poverty Initiative: Asheville Poverty Initiative presents an evening with 10 of the city’s best musical talents who are living below the federal poverty line. The finalists, chosen during January 10th auditions, will perform at The Grey Eagle on Monday, February 24, at 7 p.m., and three winners will be chosen for prizes to help further their […]

School of the Alternative announces 2020 classes and scholarship due dates

Press release from School of the Alternative:  At School of the Alternative, our curriculum each year is fully determined by the radical individuals who apply, and the skills, experience, and ideas that they hope to share. A group of 10 past faculty, staff, students, and facilitators spent a long, gratifying week reviewing the applications. We are […]

Asheville Area Arts Council hosts Creative Sector Talk, Feb. 18

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council:  Join us for a Creative Sector Talk presented by Asheville Area Arts Council on Tuesday, February 18 at the Center for Craft to hear Arts NC Executive Director, Nate McGaha discuss arts education advocacy and the role it plays in public policy and funding for a comprehensive arts education. Nate will share updates on state and federal policy […]

Art and Architecture Walking Tours of Hendersonville returns in 2020

Press release from Arts Council of Henderson County: The schedule for the free Art and Architecture Walking Tours of Hendersonville offered by the Arts Council of Henderson County for 2020 has been released. The 90-minute tours depart on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. from in front of the Center for Art & Inspiration at 125 South […]

Into Light art project currently accepting applications

Press release from Into Light:  INTO LIGHT a project that, through art, remembers those who have died from drug addiction, is currently accepting applications from families of those who have died from drug addiction in North Carolina. Interested persons are invited to visit to apply. An exhibition of forty-one portraits of people who died […]

League of Women Voters celebrates 100 years with candidate meet and greet, Feb. 20

Press release from League of Women Voters:  The League of Women Voters is 100 Years Old! Help us celebrate and meet Candidates for Asheville City Council, Buncombe County Commissioner, and NC Senate 48 & 49. We invited 21 candidates and 17 have accepted. This event is open to the public so bring a friend. Archetype […]

Henderson County Public Schools launches anonymous reporting system for students

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools:  Today, HCPS is officially launching the “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) for students, which most North Carolina public school districts will be adopting this year to meet the reporting guidelines and standards developed by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Say Something is a youth violence prevention […]

Pardee UNC Health Care to host annual Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, March 1

Press release from Pardee UNCA Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care’s Spiritual Care Services will host its annual Celebration of Life service on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in the Pardee orientation classroom, located on the ground floor. The Celebration of Life service is held in remembrance of those who passed away at Pardee […]

Asheville City Schools hosts spoken word and poetry event, March 25

Press release from Asheville City Schools Foundation:  The Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and Asheville City Schools are hosting Asheville: 10 Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to You. This will be an evening of spoken word and poetry performed by Asheville City high school and middle school students, followed by a presentation from Jason […]

Original cornerstone returns to Fletcher’s historical Meadows property

Press release from Hank Eder:  A pivotal chapter in local history is about to come full circle as the cornerstone from the historic Meadows property in Fletcher is returned to its original location. Three grandchildren of Edwin T. Edgerton and Vesta Mattox Edgerton will present the cornerstone to current owners, Michael and Judy McKnight, in […]

Charlotte Street construction scheduled to begin this month

Press release from City of Asheville:  The construction phase of the Charlotte Street road diet is scheduled to begin in February and continue through May. The first phase of construction will entail a lane closure as contractors reconstruct portions of the sidewalk on the north end of Charlotte street near Edwin Place. Once complete, repaving […]

Highland Books to host Skyterra Wellness Retreat’s cookbook signing and culinary demo

Press release from Skyterra Wellness:  Skyterra Wellness Retreat and Highland Books have partnered to celebrate the release of Skyterra’s first cookbook, Skyterra at Home: Simple Recipes to Elevate your Meals. Highland Books, 36 W. Main St., Brevard, will host Skyterra’s book signing and culinary demo from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14. At the […]

Author and scholar Andrew Harvey presents workshops on poetry and activism, March 20 & 21

Press release from Prama Institute and Wellness Center: International Author and Scholar Andrew Harvey presents two workshops on Poetry and Activism in Asheville FRIDAY MARCH 20TH AND SATURDAY MARCH 21ST: The Prama Institute & Wellness Center invites the public to two events presented by Andrew Harvey, an internationally renowned spiritual scholar, writer and teacher, and […]

John C. Campbell Folk School to offer reduced tuition to Buncombe County residents

Press release from John C. Campbell Folk School:  Buncombe County residents are now eligible for half-off tuition for all 2020 classes at John C. Campbell Folk School. The Local Standby program provides full and part-time residents 50 percent off any full-tuition course on a space-available, standby basis. Students can participate in an array of week-long […]

Asheville Humane Society lowers adoption rates to $5 for the remainder of February

Press release from Asheville Humane Society:  Roses are red, violets are blue, our Adoption Center is FULL, so our homeless pets need YOU! Starting February 13, adoption fees for all animals (age 6 months and up) are $5! Stop by Asheville Humane Society to meet all of our furry Valentines, and choose the pet who […]

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