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Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, A-B Tech announce 2-hour delay for Monday, Sept. 17

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Please know that our Transportation and Maintenance Departments have been busy monitoring road conditions and weather throughout the weekend.  Due to downed power lines, debris on the roads and Buncombe County’s flash flood warning, Asheville City Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay for all students and staff […]

Downtown After 5 season closes with hip-hop legends The Pharcyde, Sept. 21

Press release from Asheville Downtown Association: The 30th anniversary season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, wraps up on Friday, September 21 with hip-hop legends The Pharcyde and local opener Free the Optimus. Downtown After 5 takes place on North Lexington Avenue at I240 from 5-9pm and is always free. The Pharcyde West […]

Eric Lindell plays The Mothlight, Oct. 3

Press release from Alligator Records: Renowned roots-rocker Eric Lindell celebrates his return to Alligator Records and his irresistible new album, REVOLUTION IN YOUR HEART, with a live performance Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at The Mothlight in Asheville. With his raspy, soulful voice and memorable original material, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist first came to national prominence […]

Pan Harmonia announces a poetry competition for women writers

Press release from Pan Harmonia: Pan Harmonia announces 2018 Music and Poetry Fusion Competition for NC Women Writers Submissions accepted: September 15 – November 15, 2018 Postmark deadline: November 15, 2018 In celebration of its 20th season (2019-2020), Pan Harmonia, Asheville chamber music collective, has commissioned composer Dosia McKay to create an innovative work for voice, flute, […]

Weizenblatt Gallery will host Randy Shull exhibit, Sept. 26-Nov. 2

Press release from Mars Hill University: Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University will host an exhibition of Asheville artist Randy Shull’s work from September 26 to November 2, 2018. There will be a reception on Wednesday, October 3, from 6-8 p.m. It’s almost impossible to put a label on Shull’s work. For over 25 years, […]

UNC Asheville’s Visiting Writer Series returns

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville’s Visiting Writers Series begins again this September, with monthly talks through the spring semester. Frank X Walker, founder of the Affrilachian Poets collective, starts the series with a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, Manheimer Room. His lecture is free and […]

Sunny Point Café celebrates 15th anniversary, Sept. 17

Press release from Sunny Point Café: On Monday, September 17, Sunny Point Café, located at 626 Haywood Road in West Asheville, will celebrate their 15th anniversary with prizes for all who join them for breakfast or lunch from 8am-2:30pm. Prizes include free dinners, t-shirts, copies of their cookbook, jams or dressings to take home, jars […]

Grandfather Mountain Girl Scout Day rescheduled for Sept. 22

Press release from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and… Bears? For 48 years, Grandfather Mountain has celebrated the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and the tradition continues Saturday, Sept. 22, as the Linville, N.C., nature park hosts its annual Girl Scout Day. Originally scheduled for Sept. 15, […]

Mission Health announces WNC aviation worker wellness collaboration

Press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE (Sept 13, 2018) – A collaborative effort among Mission Health, Asheville Regional Airport and GE Aviation will bring quality, evidence-based and individually responsive healthcare to workers in the aviation industry. WNC Aviation Worker Wellness Project will improve access to affordable, high quality healthcare and wellness programming for WNC aviation workers […]

Park Ridge Health activates emergency response protocol ahead of hurricane

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Hendersonville, N.C. (September 13, 2018) – Park Ridge Health has activated its Emergency Response Protocol in preparation for the anticipated impact of Hurricane Florence on Western North Carolina and communities to the east and south of our region. This protocol involves preparations at its hospital and more than 35 […]

Southern Highland Craft Guild announces cancelation of Heritage Weekend, Sept. 15-16

Press release from Southern Highland Craft Guild: This has been a tough call!  It may still be lovely on Saturday, but the forecast keeps waffling. We have decided to err on the side of caution!  This will keep our membership off the roads and leaves National Park Service to make whatever decision they see fit. […]

TheatreUNCA presents “War of the Worlds” and “Metamorphoses” in upcoming season

Press release from UNC Asheville: In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the radio broadcast of War of the Worlds – Orson Welles’ dramatization of the H.G. Wells novel – TheatreUNCA will bring the drama to the stage, with shows Sept. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., and a special midnight show on Sept. 29, […]

UNC Health Care providing free access to UNC Urgent Care 24/7 for hurricane victims

Press release from UNC Health Care: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Sept. 13, 2018 – In order to ensure care for patients in North Carolina during Hurricane Florence, UNC Health Care announced today that it will waive fees associated with its virtual care service, UNC Urgent Care 24/7. This service from UNC Health Care provides patients […]

Buncombe County declares local state of emergency

From Buncombe County Government: The following declaration is issued by Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County: WHEREAS, Governor Roy Cooper signed a State of Emergency declaration allowing him to mobilize resources including State emergency management, transportation, health experts and others in preparation for probable impacts resulting from Hurricane Florence which expected to hit the State […]

Pardee hosts free prostate cancer info session and screening Sept. 17-18

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care will host the “ABCs of Screening for Prostate Cancer” with W. Glover Little, M.D., a urologist at Pardee Urological Associates, on Monday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Pardee Cancer Center, located at 805 6th Avenue West in Hendersonville. Dr. Little […]

NC Department of Health and Human Services issues preparedness guide for Hurricane Florence

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services:  Hurricane Florence will make landfall later this week, bringing potential flooding and power outages across the region. Our top priority is the health and safety of you and your patients.  We have information and resources available for patients before, during, and after the storm. We […]

FEMA warns of potentially catastrophic impacts from tropical systems

Press release from FEMA: Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center predict a life-threatening storm surge and flash flooding could occur along portions of North and South Carolina with Hurricane Florence’s landfall. Several mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders were ordered Monday and Tuesday along the east coast. “If you are told to evacuate and do not do so, […]

The 4th annual Western Regional Recovery Rally

Press release from Vaya Health: Hundreds of western North Carolinians from all walks of life rallied on Saturday in Haywood County to celebrate and recovery from substance use, mental health concerns and other life challenges. The 4th Annual Western Regional Recovery Rally drew about crowds to Lake Junaluska for the family-friendly event. The day included a […]

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