Chefs wanted to participate in 17th annual Fletcher Chili Cook-Off Jan. 27

From the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: Fletcher Chili Cook-Off Calling All Cooks! – Applications now available for Fletcher Chili Cook-off Fletcher, NC – The Town of Fletcher will host its 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 27 from 11:30 a.m.-2p.m. at Veritas Christian Academy. The parks and recreation department is currently seeking chefs […]

Asheville Area CoC hosts 12th annual Homecoming Career Fair Jan. 17 at WNC Agriculture Center

From the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: Career Fair Announced for January 17 Asheville, N.C., January 9, 2018 – Area residents will have many opportunities to advance their career at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Homecoming Career Fair. The region’s largest annual career fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 […]

Mars Hill University, Eastern Band of Cherokee renew cooperative education agreement

From Mars Hill University: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Mars Hill University To Renew Agreement Mars Hill University President Dan Lunsford and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed will sign documents to renew an ongoing cooperative relationship between the university and the tribe. The event will happen Thursday, January 24 at […]

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UNC Asheville’s OLLI hosts panel discussion on Confederate monuments Jan. 26

From UNC Asheville: Confederate Monuments – Their History and Their Future – Panel Discussion on Jan. 26 at UNC Asheville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute As 21st century America continues to reconsider monuments, building and street names, and memorials of all kinds in public spaces in light of contemporary ideas about slavery and racism, OLLI at […]

AMOS Science Pub series looks at feline behavior Jan. 19

From the Asheville Museum of Science: Science Pub: “The Science of Cat Behavior” AMOS presents free public lecture on January 19 with Dr. Anne Symonds, expert in feline behavior ASHEVILLE, NC – January 8, 2017: The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce their next co-hosted installment of the Science Pub, a free […]

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Asheville City Schools celebrate 130 years with community breakfast Jan. 16

From Asheville City Schools: Celebrating 130 Years of Asheville City Schools For 130 years, Asheville City Schools has been a mainstay of education and community both in Western North Carolina and throughout the state. In September 1887, at a cost of $6,000, the Board of Education bought the “lease and improvements” rights of Asheville Military […]

APD requests community assistance locating persons of interest in theft cases

From the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Requesting Assistance to Locate Persons of Interest in Numerous Thefts Asheville, NC (January 8, 2018): The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to locate Dennis Gates Miller (01/31/1991) and Hope Elizabeth Baker (05/21/1982). Miller and Baker are persons of interest in numerous thefts in and around the […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Tuesday, Jan. 9: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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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Asheville School hosts regional FIRST Robotics competition Jan. 13

From Asheville School: Asheville School to Host Regional Robotics Competition ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 9, 2018) Asheville School is set to host 14 high school robotics teams from Western North Carolina as they compete in a regional qualifier organized by the nonprofit For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) […]

New president of N.C. NAACP to speak at local branch

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP: ASHEVILLE – Rev. T. Anthony Spearman was elected president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP in October 2017. He will be the featured speaker at the Asheville-Buncombe County Branch NAACP’s first regular meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 9 at 6:30PM. The Branch invites the […]

Valaida Fullwood to speak at 18th annual MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast, Jan. 15

Press release from Community Foundation of Henderson County: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast Committee is pleased to host the 18th annual breakfast at Blue Ridge Community College on Monday, Jan. 15. This year’s program, “Keeping the Legacy Alive,” will feature keynote speaker Valaida Fullwood. Fullwood is a North Carolina native with roots in Morganton […]

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Asheville artist sponsors national sheepdog finals

Press release from Emily Nowels: During the last weekend in September, Asheville-based artist, Philip DeAngelo and his wife, Tina DeAngelo, traveled to Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown Virginia for the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association (USBCHA) National Sheepdog Finals. Philip DeAngelo is an official USBCHA National Finals sponsor and gifted a piece of his […]

Melting ice presents hazards in National Forests

Press release from U.S. Department of Agriculture:  Though the ice and snow of this past week has been a beautiful sight, visitors to the National Forests in North Carolina should be extremely cautious around ice formations that will be thawing as temperatures increase this week. Large slabs of hanging ice and icicles on cliffs and […]

Call for artists for the 15th annual Saluda Arts Festival

Press release from the Saluda Business Association: Cultivating and promoting its heritage in the arts, the Saluda Business Association invites you to enter the 15th annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 19, 2018, from 10am to 4pm. Showcasing fine arts and crafts from local and regional visual and performing artists, the Saluda Arts Festival […]

Soapbox reunion show at Salvage Station, Jan. 20, benefits LEAF Community Arts

Press release: Blue Dragons, Liz Teague, Melodic AF and a special Soapbox reunion show at Salvage Station on Saturday, January 20! A group of Asheville-area musicians are joining forces for this wintertime celebration! It is bassist/guitarist/vocalist James Fisher’s birthday and the evening is dedicated to both a good time and a good cause. The evening […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Monday, Jan. 8: Moderate (YELLOW)

Monday, Jan. 8, 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 […]

Park Ridge Health implements visitor restrictions due to influenza

Press release from Park Ridge Health:   Due to a sharp increase in influenza-like illnesses being reported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Park Ridge Health has implemented visitor restrictions. To protect patients, visitors, providers and staff, the following restrictions are in place at Park Ridge Health. –          No hospital visitors […]

Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital limit visitation due to seasonal flu outbreak

Press release from Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospitals: Due to high levels of respiratory viruses in the community, Harris Regional and Swain Community Hospitals are implementing seasonal influenza precautions. Visiting restrictions will be in place during peak flu season, which generally lasts through the first of April, we are  asking that the following […]

Gala Gymnastics event Jan. 5-7 boosts economy on slow tourist weekend

Press release from Demp Bradford, Executive Director of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission: Seven years ago, the Gala Gymnastics event started in Asheville with 75 participants and just sessions of events. This year’s event has drawn a record number of participants and expanded to three complete days of competition at the US Cellular Center. The […]

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