Secretary Copeland announces new effort to recruit outdoor industry

Press release from North Carolina Department of Commerce: Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today that David Knight will join the North Carolina Department of Commerce as the state’s Outdoor Industry Recruitment Director. Knight will lead efforts to promote North Carolina’s outdoor recreation economy and recruit new outdoor industry businesses […]

County to host town hall on opioid epidemic Jan. 30

Press release from Buncombe County: The entire Board of County Commissioners will be on-hand to host an upcoming Town Hall meeting to discuss the opioid epidemic facing our County. This Town Hall follows the positive community response to the initial Opioid Town Halls in District 2. With this central location, the Commissioners hope to increase […]

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Darby Communications awards local nonprofits with pro bono PR assistance

From Darby Communications: Darby Communications Announces 2018 Stand Up Initiative Partners Initiative Provides Pro Bono PR Services to Select Environmental Nonprofits Asheville, NC – January 18, 2018 – Darby Communications, a boutique public relations firm specializing in the outdoor, fitness and wellness industries, is proud to announce selections for its 2018 Stand Up Initiative. With […]

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Safelight welcomes public to ribbon cutting of renovated shelter Jan. 23

From Safelight: SAFELIGHT INVITES YOU TO RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE HENDERSONVILLE, NC – Safelight invites the community to a Ribbon Cutting with Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and an Open House to celebrate their 2017 capital campaign and shelter renovations. The event will be held at Safelight’s main campus at 133 Fifth Avenue West in […]

Center for Biological Diversity sues U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service over failure to protect imperiled N.C. aquatic species

From The Center for Biological Diversity: Lawsuit Launched to Speed Endangered Species Protection for North Carolina Fish, Salamander Seven-year Delay Has Increased Extinction Risk for Carolina Madtom, Waterdog ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to act […]

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ABCCM partners with Ingles, other community partners on Safe & Warm campaign this winter

From ABCCM: Buncombe County Safe & Warm ASHEVILLE, N.C. – As bone chilling temperatures have descended on Buncombe County, the need for heating assistance and donations of blankets has escalated. Ingles Markets, Inc., in partnership with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM), is appealing to the community for donations of blankets, along with funding for […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Friday, Jan. 19: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, Jan. 19, 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. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality […]

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“The French Connection” celebrates classical French composers, support hunger initiative on Feb. 3

From event organizers: The French Connection Hendersonville Musicians Perform French Music to Fund Hunger Agency To fight hunger in Henderson County, NC, local pianist Christopher Tavernier and flutist Matthew Hanna will perform French classical music at Flat Rock Playhouse’s Hendersonville venue Saturday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. This annual benefit concert is part of Music […]

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USA Cycling names Mills River cyclist to 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships Team

Monday, USA Cycling released its roster for the upcoming 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. Qualifying competitors will travel to the Netherlands for the final showdown deciding the best in the sport. On the list of those making the team to represent the United States is local cyclist Tristan Cowie of Mills River. From a press release from […]

Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard hosts farm, primitive skills workshops through spring & summer 2018

From event organizers: There are skills you need to have when a terrible storm knocks out the power for several days in the mountains. There are basic farm skills you need to get by on a frugal budget in the mountains. Come join us to learn these basic mountain living skills. Workshops will be held […]

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Children First/CIS welcomes new executive director Adwaters at Jan. 25 celebration

From Children First/Communities In Schools: Join us for a Recognition & Appreciation Event Join us at The Wedge Foundation on Thursday, January 25 from 6-8 p.m. We will be celebrating the appointment of Natasha Adwaters as our new Executive Director and appreciate the leadership of our former Executive Director, Allison Jordan.  This event is free and […]

Their basketball rivalries aside, coaches Nick McDevitt of UNC Asheville, starting right to left, and Larry Hunter of Western Carolina University engaged in a lighthearted “competition” to see who could make the best Subway sandwich – while they launched the second Coaches vs. Cancer campaign in WNC to help people locally battling cancer. The coaches worked the lunch line Wednesday at the Subway restaurant on Fairview Road in Asheville, with an assist from professional Subway Sandwich Artists Jennifer Raines, Dale Wilkins and Janet Griffin. Image courtesy of event promoters

UNC Asheville, Western Carolina University team up with local Subway for cancer research fundraiser this Feb.

From event organizers: Head College Basketball Coaches Join Common Cause, Launch Coaches vs. Cancer Fundraiser at Local Subway® Restaurants ASHEVILLE, N.C., January 17, 2018 — Locally-owned Subway® restaurants in Western North Carolina are teaming up with head men’s basketball coaches Larry Hunter of Western Carolina University and Nick McDevitt of UNC Asheville in a special, […]

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges residents to help wildlife this tax season

From the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: Help Conserve Wildlife; Donate on Line 30 of State Income Tax Form RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2018) — Whether you hunt, fish or simply watch wildlife, you can help conserve North Carolina’s nongame and rare wildlife species, as well as their habitats, by making a donation on line no. […]

Visitation limited at Haywood Regional Medical Center due to flu cases

From Haywood Regional Medical Center: Haywood Regional Limits Visitation Due to Season Flu (Clyde, N.C.) – Effective immediately, Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) will begin limited visitation due to the increased number of positive flu cases in the area. According to the North Carolina Department of Health, four new flu deaths have occurred between Dec. […]

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Nancy Nehls Nelson runs for Buncombe County Commission

Press release from Nancy Nehls Nelson:  Nancy Nehls (pronounced “kneels”) Nelson has announced she’s seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Buncombe County Commissioner in District 2. The seat, currently held by 2-term incumbent Democrat Ellen Frost, who will not seek re-election, represents the Eastern part of Buncombe County running from Fairview in the South, through […]

Asheville Affiliates accepting applications for 2018 season

Press release from Asheville Affiliates:  The Asheville Affiliates partners with area non-profits to teach, support and assist with fundraising efforts by co-hosting parties with a purpose. We are currently accepting applications for our 2018 season. Prospective Board Members Interested Non-profits Links for both applications can also be found HERE on our website MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Are you […]

UNC Asheville history professor Dan Pierce to receive WNC History Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Dan Pierce, UNC Asheville’s NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, will present a lecture on his recent book, Hazel Creek: The Life and Death of an Iconic Mountain Community, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning […]

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