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New interactive WNC water quality map launches online

Press release from Environmental Quality Institute: The Environmental Quality Institute (EQI) has launched a new interactive map to share water quality data collected by volunteers across WNC. The map will help inform residents about local water quality to encourage more people to become involved in watershed conservation. The map is on the EQI website at: […]

Hendersonville firefighter John Herring to participate in Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge

Press release from City of Hendersonville: Firefighters are known for impacting lives and making a difference. This Spring a City of Hendersonville firefighter is stepping out of the fire station and trading his air pack for a backpack to raise money for Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina. On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Engineer […]

AdventHealth Hendersonville Weekly Calendar

Press release from AdventHealth Hendersonville: Spine Care That Treats the Whole Person: Advanced Treatments for Back Pain Wednesday, March 20, 6 to 7:30 pm Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park 43 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville AdventHealth is committed to providing whole-person, high-quality health care and vital knowledge to empower people to experience their healthiest lives. On March 20, […]

City Council approves Asphalt Preservation Project, restored brick sidewalk on Chestnut Street

Press release from City of Asheville: Capital Improvement Project-funding approved by City Council will help the City invest in maintaining our streets and sidewalks. At their March 12 meeting, Council approved $691,194.40 in street repair projects and $317,687.50 in sidewalk rehabilitation work, including a pavement preservation contract that is designed to lengthen the life of […]

Earth Day Kid’s Festival returns April 20

Press release from RiverLink: What: Earth Day Kid’s Festival 2019 When: Saturday April, 20th from 10am-2pm Contact: Alex Blue, Volunteer Coordinator, or 910-381-2590 Earth Day Kid’s Festival began 5 years ago as a way to bring the community together in celebration of our natural environment. A variety of environmental non-profits and organizations will come together […]

CarePartners Foundation announces new name

Press release from WNC Bridge Foundation: Asheville, NC—CarePartners Foundation (CPF) – a non-profit foundation since 2003 –is changing its name to WNC Bridge Foundation (WNC Bridge).  The name change reflects the foundation’s broader mission of providing funds to assist in meeting the health challenges of persons in the communities of Western North Carolina and to […]

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UNCA hosts Philosophical Engagements with Trauma conference March 22-23

Press release from UNC Asheville: Scholars in philosophy from around the U.S. as well as Canada, England and Russia, will gather at UNC Asheville to explore Philosophical Engagements with Trauma at a March 22-23 conference. The conference is convened by Professor Melissa Burchard, chair of UNC Asheville’s Philosophy Department and author of the recently published […]

TC Roberson, Erwin and North Buncombe high schools place at state culinary contest

Press release from the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association: The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA), the voice of North Carolina’s $23 billion restaurant, foodservice and lodging industry, today announced that Cary High School and Smithfield Selma High School secured first place finishes in the 2019 North Carolina ProStart Invitational (NCPI) presented by […]

Brad Branham named next Asheville city attorney

Press release from the city of Asheville: After a competitive nationwide search, Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council are pleased to announce that they have named Brad R. Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney. City Council voted unanimously to name Branham to the position during a special called meeting prior to Council’s regular meeting March […]

New Downtown Strong Communities Chosen

Raleigh, N.C. – Twenty-four communities located in smaller, rural counties across the state were selected by the N.C. Department of Commerce to participate in Downtown Strong, a new initiative of the N.C. Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The program will provide downtown revitalization expertise to selected incorporated rural communities. In 2018-19, representatives of Governor Roy Cooper’s […]

WNC General Assembly members call on NC Utilities Commission to hold Asheville public hearing about Duke Energy Progress Integrated Resource Plan

Press release from Richard Fireman: Six Western North Carolina members of the General Assembly, including Sen. Terry Van Duyn, Rep. Susan Fisher, Rep. John Ager, Rep. Brian Turner from Buncombe County, and Rep. Joe Sam Queen, from Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties, and Ray Russell, from Watauga and Ashe counties have called on Chairman Edward Finley […]

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Asheville School Fine Arts opens Visions of America on March 21

Press release from Asheville School: On Thursday, March 21, Asheville School’s Fine Arts Department will host an opening of the latest John M. Crawford Art Gallery Exhibit, “Visions of America: A Portfolio of Photographs Celebrating WPA Era Art and Artists of the 1930s and 1940s.” The opening, which is free and open to the public, […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Season Preview Open House

Press release from National Park Service Southeast Regional Office: (NC/VA)  – The National Park Service invites the public to attend its upcoming Blue Ridge Parkway Season Preview, an open house style event highlighting Parkway activities and upcoming projects. The Parkway is hosting two Season Preview events this year. The first Season Preview will be held at […]

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Pisgah Art & Antique Market announces June 9 opening day

Press release from Pisgah Market: Sunday, June 9 marks opening day and a new chapter for former founders and partners of the Asheville Flea for Y’all. Christi and Simon Whiteley are spearheading Pisgah Market and are excited to announce the locations of Pisgah Brewing for spring and fall shows and thee WNC Ag Center for […]

Hemp Magik to host safety forum for hemp producers and processors, April 16

Press release from Hemp Magik: In collaboration with compliance experts and Hemp Magik, hemp industry professionals will present a panel and informational session on April 16, 2019 from 1 P.M – 4 P.M. Panelists and presenters will include: the Executive Director of the North Carolina Hemp Association, Blake Butler; Tennessee Hemp Grower, Tammy Rodriguez; Director […]

WPVM honors women veterans with Thursday program

Press release from WPVM 103.7FM Asheville: Community radio station WPVM 103.7FM — featuring the arts and culture of Asheville, North Carolina — proudly announces its partnership with NCServes Western, a local division of AmericaServes. The non-profit organizations offer veterans, service members and their families access to a range of supportive sources from superior housing and […]

Asheville Area Arts Council accepting applications for grassroots arts grants

Press release from the Asheville Area Arts Council: The Asheville Area Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through May 31, 2019 by 5 p.m. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a […]

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