The North Carolina Society of Historians will conduct its 76th annual Tar Heel history competition

Press release from The North Carolina Society of Historians, Inc. The North Carolina Society of Historians is conducting its 76th annual competition for state, regional and local historians and genealogists who excel in the collection and preservation of Tar Heel history. Awards will be presented during the society’s annual meeting in November to winning authors, publishers or creators of […]


Stephen Lynerd Group performs a sacred jazz concert, May 11

Press release: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 10 North Liberty Street, Asheville Thursday, May 11, 7 pm (828) 253-0043 The Stephen Lynerd Group presents old and new hymns with a contemporary jazz flair featuring vibraphone, piano, bass, and drums. These instruments blend together to create an innovative concert experience enjoyable for all generations. This show […]

City of Asheville launches Edibles Program

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the Office of Sustainability has launched the Asheville Edibles Program.   The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for community members to grow food and pollinator plants on publicly-owned land — goals identified in both the […]

UNC Asheville student residences rendering provided by the designer, Hanbury.

UNC Asheville to host groundbreaking for student residences on April 28

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will hold a groundbreaking for new student residences on Friday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. in an area adjacent to Brown Hall, where the new buildings will be located. Consisting of multiple buildings, with apartments of four to six rooms, the new residences will be UNC Asheville’s first […]

Students can take advantage of scholarships for summer classes at Haywood Community College

Press release from Haywood Community College: A typical college student relies on different sources to finance his or her college education. Many students rely on the Pell Grant to get through school, however, the grant does have a major setback. It does not cover summer courses. At Haywood Community College, students have another financial source […]

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Buncombe Co. Recreation Services hosts Kids Fishing Derby at Owen Park April 29

From Buncombe County Recreation Services: KIDS FISHING TOURNAMENT AT OWEN PARK IN SWANNANOA SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 “All are welcome at April 29th event. The fish already have been invited.” On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Buncombe County Recreation Services, in partnership with NC Wildlife Resource Commission, will host a Kids Fishing Derby at Owen Park […]

Rainbow Community School urges students, families to join in “Screen Free Week” & “Strive Not To Drive Week”

From Rainbow Community School: RAINBOW COMMUNITY SCHOOL URGES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL SCREEN FREE WEEK AND ASHEVILLE’S OWN STRIVE NOT TO DRIVE WEEK Asheville, North Carolina — Rainbow Community School (RCS) hopes to encourage other community members and local organizations to participate in Screen Free Week, Walk and Bike to School Day and Strive […]

NC WARN to hold anti-fracked gas event in Asheville on April 26

Press release from NC WARN: We are hosting a roadshow across the state in support of our new statewide Emergency Methane Action campaign to ban the use and import of fracked gas in North Carolina.  We are excited that NC NAACP is our partner in this campaign! When: Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Pack Memorial Library 67 […]

APD requesting assistance in locating a missing person

Press release from The Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Tiffany Anna Birdie Oscarsson, a 29 year old female from the Flat Rock area. Ms. Oscarsson was last seen on Monday, April 17 in the Biltmore Village area in South Asheville. Ms. Oscarsson may be experiencing some cognitive […]

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge uses recycled mascara wands to save wild lives

Press release from Appalachian Wildlife Refuge:  In the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, a small all-volunteer nonprofit has a very special and surprising option for recycling a common makeup tool. Appalachian Wildlife Refuge accepts old mascara wands to help save wild lives. These small brushes are used by the wildlife rehabilitators to remove fly eggs […]

Small Business Week, May 1-4

Press release from Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: Asheville Small Business Week celebrates the impact of small businesses May 1-5, 2017 with daily events designed to enhance small business success. About 96 percent of Asheville metro area establishments have 50 employees or less. From unique shops and restaurants to personal and professional services, small businesses […]

Pisgah Brewing announces free live stream of its 12th anniversary party

Press release from Pisgah Brewing Company: Pisgah Brewing Company has announced a free live stream through local streaming partners IamAVL ( for their upcoming 12th Anniversary Party featuring jam stalwarts moe,. Kyle Hollingsworth Band and The Nth Power on Saturday, April 22nd on the one-of-a-kind Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage. The stream can be found on the home […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday, April 22: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 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. Sunday, April 23, 2017, is a code green air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. No health […]

Jordan Smith of Mainspring Conservation Trust talks about the protected view with Friends of Panthertown’s Mike Purdy, looking out at Salt Rock Gap in Panthertown Valley.

Regional land trust purchases property adjacent to Panthertown

Press release: Regional Land Trust Purchases Property Adjacent to Panthertown After a successful fundraising effort by two local nonprofits, a protected view and better access to Panthertown Valley are one step closer to reality following a land transaction on Friday, April 21. Mainspring Conservation Trust, a regional land trust based in Franklin, purchased 16 acres […]

Asheville School Fine Arts presents “Fragments of Frankenstein”

Press release from Asheville School Fine Arts:  This May, Asheville School’s Fine Arts Program will present “Fragments of Frankenstein,” an original multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” imagined through dance, original music and poetry, film, and large-scale art installation. Docents will guide audience members through a series of settings, or “fragments,” which seek to capture […]

Eight cases of irregular voting suspected in Buncombe County in N.C. State Board of Elections’ Post-Election Audit Report for 2016 general election

Press release from the North Carolina State Board of Elections:  The N.C. State Board of Elections on Friday released a report detailing findings of post-election audits and investigations into irregularities following the 2016 elections. The Post-Election Audit Report: General Election 2016 was prepared in response to inquiries from members of Congress, state lawmakers, media organizations […]

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