EPA announces ‘common sense’ rules for coal ash

PRESS RELEASE from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Common sense, pragmatic rules to protect against structural failure, water and air pollution WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to […]

Coal ash, energy opportunities top DENR’s list of top 2014 news, accomplishments

  PRESS RELEASE Expanding energy opportunities and cleaning up coal ash are among top 2014 news items for state agency RALEIGH – To help journalists with year-in-review stories, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources has put together its list of the agency’s biggest news items and accomplishments for 2014. Expanding energy opportunities The N.C. Mining […]


The Three Davids (Holt, Wilcox and LaMotte) in Concert, Feb. 21

From a press release: The Three Davids in Concert Who: David Holt, David Wilcox, and David LaMotte What: The Three David’s in Concert When: February 21, 2015 8pm Where: Diana Wortham Theatre Tickets: $35/$25 for students and children under 12 Please join three of Asheville’s favorite award-winning songwriters and entertainers, David Holt, David Wilcox, and […]

ASAP’s mission is "to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food," according to the organization's website. Logo from ASAP website

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project among Farm Aid’s 2014 grant recipients

From Farm Aid website: Grants for Family Farm Agriculture In addition to Farm Aid’s work throughout the year to build a thriving family farm-centered system of agriculture, Farm Aid funds family farm and rural service organizations through our annual grant program. We view our grantees around the country as critical on-the-ground partners in the movement […]

Black Mountain’s Epic Cycles bike shop opens second store in West Asheville

Press release from Epic Cycles: Black Mountain, NC: Epic Cycles, a Black Mountain based bike shop focused on both mountain and commuter biking, has opened a second store at 800B Haywood Rd. in West Asheville. Conveniently located under the newly opened Odd’s Café, the West Asheville location will focus on the commuting customer, and will […]

Asheville Humane Society reduces adoption fees for the holidays

PRESS RELEASE Miracle on Forever Friend Lane Adoption Promotion They Believe in their Forever Home Asheville, NC—Asheville Humane Society is reducing the adoption fee for all dogs and cats over 6 months on the days leading up to the holidays. “Miracle on Forever Friend Lane” is December 19, 20, 23 from 10AM until 6 PM […]

Asheville businesses join in ’12 Days of Giving’ fundraising effort

Press release from organizers with Adapt Public Relations: In December 2013, seven downtown Asheville businesses joined together to create 12 Days of Giving. The program was designed to contribute directly to three local non-profits that help feed, clothe and shelter the homeless: Haywood Street Congregation, ABCCM, and Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. The seven founding businesses […]

Prescribed burns planned at Lake James State Park

Press Release From North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation will conduct multiple prescribed burns at Lake James State Park in coming weeks. According to Park Superintendent Nora Coffey, the specific dates of the burns will depend on local weather conditions. The prescribed burns will […]

The Gift of Nutrition: EPA helps NC communities foster healthy food

North Carolina News Service By Stephanie Carson: ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. – Christmas came early this month for the community of Rocky Mount. It will receive assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a new farmers’ market and develop urban community gardens at former brownfield sites. It’s part of the agency’s Local Foods, […]

The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College hosts faculty lectures, Jan 4-12

From a press release: The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College hosts faculty lectures, Jan 4-12 All lectures will be in the Ransom Fellowship Hall behind the Chapel unless otherwise indicated. For more information, call the MFA Office at Warren Wilson College: (828) 771-3715. The schedule is subject to change. Sunday, January 4, […]

Yes the Raven performs at White Horse Black Mountain, Dec. 27

From a press release: Yes the Raven performs at White Horse Black Mountain, Dec. 27 Yes the Raven: A Modern Bard Saturday, December 27 – 8 p.m.- Yes the Raven, Singer-Songwriter, $12 advance/$15 door There’s something almost shamanistic about a Yes the Raven performance as singer-songwriter Alyn Mearns summons up mysterious timeless worlds in his […]

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Valet Gourmet schedules mobile food drive for MANNA FoodBank

From a press release: Valet Gourmet’s first annual Driving with a Cause Valet Gourmet is making it easier than ever to help ease hunger in Western North Carolina. Asheville’s premier restaurant delivery service in collaboration with MANNA FoodBank is launching the first annual “Valet Gourmet Food Drive” and customers will be able to donate food […]

Architectural rendering of  view from front entrance of Catawba Brewing at 32 Banks Ave.

Preview of Catawba Brewing’s new South Slope brewery

Catawba Brewing Co. announced today that construction has begun on its new property at 32 Banks Ave. in Asheville’s South Slope area. The new brewing facility and tasting room will be housed in the old Standard Paper building along with Vortex Doughnuts and soon-to-come businesses Buxton Hall Barbecue and the Public School bar. Catawba Brewing, […]

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