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Canary Coalition continues Thanksgiving Fast and Prayer to stop climate change

Press release from The Canary Coalition: The clouds did not actually part at Pack Square, in Asheville, NC, for those fasting and praying to focus attention on the climate crisis, on Tuesday. But, neither did the heavy rain that was forecast materialize. The wind did blow, knocking over the beach umbrella erected for protection from […]

Red Cross issues immediate call for Buncombe County blood donations

Press release from the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter.   During September and October, the Red […]

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“Eyes” exhibition opens at Posana Restaurant Dec. 5

Press release from Constance Vlahoulis: A new art exhibition, “Eyes”, will open its doors on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Adler Gallery in Posana Restaurant. Curator Constance Vlahoulis has invited local artists to create their best work using the theme of EYES as their inspiration. The 20 artists include a host of Asheville’s best and […]

Henderson County reports positive pertussis result

Press release from the Henderson County Department of Public Health: Today the Department of Public Health received a positive laboratory result of pertussis for a school-age child that had contact with other people in Henderson County. The Health Department, the NC Division of Public Health, Henderson County Public Schools and other community partners are working […]

Mars Hill University Theatre Arts Department presents ‘Dearly Departed,’ Nov. 15-18

Press release from Mars Hill University: Award winning New York City director and actor Reginald Wilson will be the guest director of “Dearly Departed,” the next play presented by Mars Hill University’s theatre arts department. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, November 15-17, 2018, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, November […]

Attic Salt Theatre Company stages “Blue Window,” Dec. 6-16

Press release from Attic Salt Theatre Company: Attic Salt Theatre Company is excited to announce their upcoming production of Craig Lucas’ Blue Window, to be presented December 6th through the 16th at Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space. Attic Salt is coming off the acclaimed Talking with…, presented in August. Their previous work includes How I […]

Center for Craft accepts Curatorial Fellowship program applications

Press release from Center for Craft: 2020 Curatorial Fellowship Deadline: February 8, 2019 at 5pm The Curatorial Fellowship is a yearlong program created to give emerging craft curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in the Center […]

Allegiant adds bi-weekly nonstop flight to Sarasota, FL from Asheville

Press release from Allegiant: ASHEVILLE, N.C.  Nov. 13, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces service from Asheville to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) beginning Feb. 22, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $45* “We’re thrilled to grow again in Asheville and offer area residents the […]

Foothills Conservancy grows Burke County preserve

Press release from the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina: On Nov. 9, Foothills Conservancy’s Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve grew by 26 acres to a total of 259 acres. Using a contribution from conservationist Tim Sweeney, the land trust purchased the property from landowners Jim and Jeanne Simpson. Over the past four years, Sweeney has […]

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WNC Nature Center hosts “A Winter’s Tail” holiday celebration Dec. 1

Press release from Friends of the WNC Nature Center: On Saturday, Dec. 1, the WNC Nature Center will host their annual holiday celebration, A Winter’s Tail, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be festive crafts, photos with Santa, games and educational animal programs. Photos with Santa will be available from 12-4 p.m. Other event activities […]

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Asheville orthodontist Dr. Timothy Scanlan honored for service work

Press release from Smiles Change Lives: Dr. Timothy Scanlan, DDS, MS, in Asheville, Marion and Rutherfordton, was honored at the Smiles Change Lives (SCL) 8th Annual Gini Awards, on Oct. 27, 2018, in Kansas City, MO. The Gini Awards honor those who have gone above and beyond to inspire hope, raise self-esteem and help change […]

N.C. Arboretum celebrates five years of Winter Lights starting Nov. 16

Press release from the North Carolina Arboretum: Western North Carolina will shine brighter this holiday season as the North Carolina Arboretum celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Winter Lights holiday light show. On display nightly, Friday, Nov. 16, through Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m., Winter Lights is an outdoor walking tour of the Arboretum’s nationally […]

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Season of Light Multicultural Holiday Celebration takes place Dec. 1 in Waynesville

Press release from the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center: A Season of Light Multicultural Holiday Celebration featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and sharing of customs from holidays around the world will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center. “We love to host this event because […]

Asheville Murder Spree Anniversary, Nov. 13

Press release from Joshua P. Warren: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, will be the 112-year anniversary of Asheville’s largest murder spree, the Will Harris rampage. That night, for the first time ever, Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours is producing a special 8pm walking tour, tracing the killer’s path, and featuring a psychic/medium who will reveal her impressions […]

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort hosts WNC forum on drug and human trafficking

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort: On Thursday, Nov. 8, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC hosted a forum on drug and human trafficking with local law enforcement and social service organizations. Seventy attendees representing 17 organizations from across Western North Carolina gathered for the event. The intertwined issues of drug and human […]

Vecinos Farmworker Health Program receives $2,500 grant

Press release from the Vecinos Farmworker Health Program: Farmworkers and their families in Western North Carolina received some relief from high prescription drug prices with a recent grant of $2,500 from the Jackson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. Vecinos Farmworker Health Program Executive Director Marianne Martinez accepted the grant, […]

James Morgan resentenced to life without parole

Press release from Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams: On Friday in Buncombe County Superior Court, Judge Alan Z. Thornburg re-sentenced death row prisoner James Morgan to life in prison without parole. Morgan, who is African American, was sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 1999 for the killing of Asheville resident Patrina King. […]

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Mars Hill University inaugurates Tony Floyd as 22nd president

Press release from Mars Hill University: A rainy day did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm as John Anthony “Tony” Floyd, J.D., was inaugurated as Mars Hill University’s 22nd president on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. In his address to the assembled audience, Floyd laid out his vision for the institution’s future—a vision that puts its focus […]

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