SBA drought-related loan deadline is May 22

Press release: Deadline Approaching in North Carolina for SBA Working Capital Loans ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that May 22 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Buncombe, Haywood, Madison and Yancey […]

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12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale scheduled for May 20

From Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale: 12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale is set for Saturday, May 20, from 9 am to 4 pm at The Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC. This event is the season’s most scenically situated garden show. The Garden Sale selection of plants cover […]

Q4 2016 report reveals several all-time records for Asheville metro economy

Economic report from Johnson Price Sprinkle PA: Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) provides Asheville Metro Economic Report 2016 Fourth Quarter. JPS has offices in Asheville, Boone and Marion, NC, and provides small to middle market businesses with tax, consulting and audit services. Highlights: •  The fourth quarter saw the continued setting of new all-time records […]

North Carolina ABC Commission hosts server training course in Waynesville April 20

From event promoters: NC ABC Commission to Offer Server Training Course in Haywood Co. Thursday (4/20) With spring tourism season comes increased focus on underage drinking prevention WHAT: As the spring tourism season begins, the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission— along with law enforcement agencies, DMV License and Theft Bureau, local ABC boards and […]

Design students to build community garden on site of former “Sister Cities” building

Press release from the Asheville Design Center: Asheville, NC – The Asheville Design Center is excited to announce our Summer 2017 Asheville Design Build Studio. Design students are invited to apply to the studio, which will be partnering with the City of Asheville this summer to design and install a community garden at the former […]

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ASAP releases 2017 Local Food Guide

From the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: ASAP’s 2017 Local Food Guide is Here! ASHEVILLE, NC (April 20, 2017)—The growing season has arrived in Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians! Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands. It […]

Brother Wolf, local animal rescues band together for PetSmart Adoptathon May 6 & 7

From Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: Brother Wolf, local rescues unite for PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend Asheville, North Carolina (April 19, 2017) — Brother Wolf Animal Rescue plus seven local animal rescue groups will participate in PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. The National Adoption Weekend will be Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, from […]

Asheville Zine Fest takes place May 7 at The Refinery Creator Space

Press release: Asheville Zine Fest is gearing up for another celebration of independent publishing with an exhibition for independent publishers, small press and creators of zines, comics, chapbooks, anthologies, pamphlets, and other ephemera. After a successful first year, the fest returns on Sunday, May 7th to the Refinery Creator Space; a bigger and brighter venue […]

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Musicologist William Cheng will lecture on the crossroads of sound, politics and power, April 24 & 25

Press release: The interface of music, education and ethics will be the topic when William Cheng presents two free public lectures, both beginning at 7 p.m. on April 24 and 25 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. Cheng says his research and writing “explores how people’s spoken and unspoken judgments of others’ artistic, musical, […]


Bakersville hosts 71th annual North Carolina Rhododendron Festival June 16 & 17

From event promoters: North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Celebrates 71 Years & 2 Full Days of Family Fun On June 16 and 17, the Town of Bakersville, “Gateway to the Roan” and “Home to the Arts”, will host its 71th North Carolina Rhododendron Festival, which is among the oldest and most respected festivals in the Southeast. […]

Park Ridge Health announces April community events

Press release:   Please join Park Ridge Health in supporting these important community events: Children’s Day Festival Sunday, April 30, 2017 Jackson Park 801 Glover Street, Hendersonville The 19th Annual Children’s Day Festival is a multicultural event designed to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.  Families will enjoy live entertainment, inflatables, kids raffles […]

MLK Youth Awards & Scholarship presented April 25 at A-B Tech

Press release from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will present the 2017 Youth Awards and scholarships at a ceremony April 25. The theme for the 2017 awards ceremony is “Stand Up, Speak Out, Unfold the Dream for Today.” […]

Summer programming open to public at Balsam Mountain

Press release from Balsam Mountain Trust: The Balsam Mountain Trust has released its summer programming available to local community members. Balsam Mountain Preserve, a conservation-oriented residential community set on 4,400 acres in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, created the Balsam Mountain Trust to provide expertise in managing the 3,400 acres of protected acres within […]

Rotary Clubs of WNC seek volunteers for eighth annual meal packaging event April 29

From event promoters: Help Rotarians Feed WNC and the World Asheville, NC – Join in the movement to provide much needed meals in Western North Carolina and participate in the Eighth Annual Rotarians Against Hunger (RAH) meal packaging event on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Reuter Family YMCA in Biltmore Park. The goal is […]

Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games happen April 22 through May 17

Press release from the City of Asheville: Asheville Parks & Recreation invites area seniors to participate in friendly competition at the 2017 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition. Opening ceremonies will be held on April 22 with various competitions through May 12.  Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremonies and Silver Arts Showcase […]

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Rotarians Against Hunger seeks volunteers for meal packaging event April 29

Press release from event promoters: Join in the movement to provide much-needed meals in Western North Carolina and participate in the Eighth Annual Rotarians Against Hunger (RAH) meal packaging event on April 29th, 2017 at the Reuter Family YMCA in Biltmore Park. The goal is to package 300,000+ fortified meals that will be distributed throughout […]

Asheville Outlets to host “Flea For Y’all” market April 30 through October

From event promoters: ASHEVILLE OUTLETS TO HOST FLEA FOR Y’ALL Last Sunday of Each Month, April through October, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Asheville Outlets to Host Monthly Juried-Artist Flea Market from April through October $2 spectator fee to benefit OpenDoors of Asheville ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (April 2017) – Asheville Outlets will be the new […]

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