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Applications open for 49th annual Youth Legislative Assembly

Press release from the N.C. General Assembly: Leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly invite North Carolina high school students to apply for the 49th Annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA). “North Carolina’s Youth Legislative Assembly offers students a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the legislative process and to develop leadership skills that will help […]

Brevard author Ann Sharpsteen launches book on toxic relationships Jan. 31

Press release Ann Sharpsteen: Author Ann Sharpsteen has announced the launch of her new book, How to Leave an Asshole: A practical guide on how to heal from a toxic relationship and #leavetheasshole, on Jan. 31, 2019. The book is described as “a woman’s book of step-by-step how to identify assholes, detach and run for the […]

Wildlife Commission comments on Waynesville bear encounter

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: After a second incident involving a resident and black bear this week, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds the public to be BearWise, particularly this time of year, as bears are on the move, often with cubs, and searching for food. Elmer Pumphrey, of Waynesville, was standing […]

Southern Highland Craft Guild Biltmore Gallery hosts holiday celebrations starting Nov. 17

Press release from the Southern Highland Craft Guild: The gallery of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Biltmore Village invites craft enthusiasts and members of the public to join them in celebrating the holiday season over the coming weeks. Starting on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m., the gallery will host their annual Holiday Open House. […]

Transition Asheville hosts social on Nov. 19

Press release from Transition Asheville: The basic definition of “potlatch” from Wikipedia says, “A potlatch is a gift-giving feast practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States, among whom it is traditionally the primary economic system.” To experience this type of sharing economy, we’re asking people to bring food and […]

City of Asheville to update community on affordable housing bonds Nov. 14

Press release from the City of Asheville: On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the City of Asheville will host an open house about the potential to create affordable housing on two City-owned properties. Everyone is invited to attend! The drop-in style event happens from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Asheville Public Works Building, 161 […]

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YMCA of WNC provides free access to military families through Nov. 12

Press release from the YMCA of Western North Carolina: November is National Military Family Month. The YMCA of Western North Carolina is showing its appreciation to all active military members, veterans, and their immediate families with a special offer to visit any of the eight YMCA of Western North Carolina locations for free Nov. 9-12. […]

Asheville Outlets hosts Patriots and Legends car show Nov. 10

Press release from Asheville Outlets: The Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry’s (ABCCM) Patriots & Legends Car Show at Asheville Outlets is presented by Ingles, Blossman Gas and Paramount Kia. There is no fee for spectators. Attendees can view hundreds of classic cars and NASCAR show cars, as well as enjoy a live Joe Lasher concert. […]

Christ School sophomore wins prestigious Boy Scout conservation award

Press release from Christ School: Christ School sophomore William David ’21 would be the first to admit that the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal in Conservation is more than an individual honor. Inspiring others to follow his lead now, and into the future, may ultimately be the real mark that William leaves on Asheville with […]

Asheville Community Yoga hosts Holiday Art Market Dec. 2

Press release from Asheville Community Yoga: Local artists, crafters, bakers and other creative minds will come together on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for Asheville Community Yoga’s 3rd annual Holiday Art Market. The market has been a hugely successful fundraiser for the nonprofit community center over the past two years, helping […]

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries hosts Week of Thankfulness starting Nov. 19

Press release from Western Carolina Rescue Ministries: Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) will be hosting its Second Annual Week of Thankfulness for those in need starting Monday, Nov. 19 and running through Friday, Nov. 23. The event will take place each evening from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (225 Patton […]

WNC farms welcome visitors during the holiday season

Press release from North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Whether you’re choosing the perfect Christmas tree, learning in a workshop with friends, or picking out a great gift for grandma, N.C. farms are open this holiday season with a variety of agritourism experiences for everyone to enjoy. “North Carolina is home to more […]

Building our City Speaker Series features Mitchell J. Silver on Nov. 13

Press release from Asheville Downtown Association: Please join us for our next event in the Building our City Speaker Series event with renowned planner and urbanist, Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver who has lead the New York City Parks Department since 2014. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 6-7pm at The Capital Club […]

Indivisible Asheville/WNC hosts protest in defense of Mueller investigation 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8

Press release from  Indivisible Asheville/WNC: Emergency Protest in Defense of Mueller Investigation Nov. 8 at 5:00 pm at Vance Monument in Asheville North Carolina Leaders Call on Congress to Respond Quickly and Forcefully Emergency protests are planned across the country on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in response to President Trump’s decision Wednesday to appoint Matt […]

AIDS Memorial Quilt at the Masonic Temple, Nov. 26-Dec. 1

Press release from Western North Carolina AIDS Project: From Monday, November 26th through Saturday, December 1st, 2018, WNCAP will present portions of the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt at the Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville (80 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC, 28801). The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10am-7pm (10am-4:30pm on Monday, November 26th). […]

Kat Williams plays final show before Dec. kidney transplant, Nov. 23 at White Horse

Press release from Tricia Rother: Emmy nominated chanteuse and finalist on America’s Got Talent, local celebrity Kat Williams is taking on her next challenge. After being diagnosed with Stage 5 kidney failure 4 years ago, a miracle is now taking place. A member of our community has come forward knowing her plight and donated a kidney. […]

United Way holds sixth annual Holiday Book Drive

Press release from United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Leadership Group Women United is rallying community support to give the gift of literacy to local middle school students during their Sixth Annual Holiday Book Drive running November 1- December 31. In 2017, 2,200 books were donated from individuals […]

State releases September county and area employment figures

Press release from the N.C. Department of Commerce: Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in September. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.2 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. Among the metro […]

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