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Ben’s Tune-Up to release bottled sake at Chinese New Year celebration, Feb. 19

Ben’s Tune-Up to release bottled sake at Chinese New Year celebration, Feb. 19 Release from Ben’s Tune-Up: Come ring in the Year of the Goat with us at Ben’s on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. for our Second Annual Chinese New Year Party with music, sake, dinner, meats, wines, and more. […]

NCDOT is investigating pedestrian safety in Asheville

Announcement from the N.C. Department of Transportation: The N.C. Department of Transportation is collaborating with the city of Asheville to improve pedestrian safety along Merrimon Avenue and throughout the city. NCDOT will be working with the city and an engineering firm to conduct a study on pedestrian safety. The study will analyze available data and identify trends and patterns to determine primary […]

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design announces new creative campus in Asheville

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design announces new creative campus in Asheville Press release: Roots + Wings School of Art and Design will be opening its new Creative Campus in Asheville’s Oakley neighborhood this summer. The new headquarters facility will expand programming for all ages and create opportunities for greater community participation and […]

Mission Health Lifts Visitor Restriction Policy

From a press release: Influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina has decreased; however, Mission Health asks that family and friends continue to limit their visits to patients in the hospital. Mission Health has lifted the Visitor Restriction Policy and reinstituted the Visitor Limitation Policy, which suggests children under age 12 and people who do not […]

Asheville Makers group invites public to join weekly meeting of ‘tinkerers’

Asheville Makers, “a friendly community of tinkerers, makers, engineers, educators, scientists, artists, hackers, geeks, etc.,” will hold the group’s weekly meetup at Standard Pizza Co. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m. “Anyone who is, aspires to be, or just wants to hang around with local smart, creative, friendly, mad scientist folk is welcome!” reads […]

AC-T: Airport retaining wall work gets OK after permit obtained

From Asheville Citizen-Times: By Tonya Maxwell A construction company building a retaining wall up to four stories high at Asheville Regional Airport without a permit has been given the go-ahead to continue work, Buncombe County officials said. The contractor, Thalle Construction Co., based in Hillsborough, paid $22,274 for the permit late last week, said Matt […]

ACT’s Autumn Players to present “Any Wednesday”

Asheville Community Theatre’s Autumn Players will present Any Wednesday, a romance/comedy by American playwright and novelist Muriel Resnick on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, at 35below; Sunday, March 1, in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Curtain is at 2:30 p.m. and tickets are $6 (cash) at the door. From Asheville […]

AC-T: Injured hiker rescued from Catawba Falls Trail near Old Fort

From Asheville Citizen-Times: By Sabian Warren McDowell County emergency crews Sunday rescued an injured hiker who fell on the Catawba Falls Trail in western McDowell County. The incident was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the popular trail in Pisgah National Forest near Old Fort, McDowell County Emergency Medical Service Capt. Donnie Tipton said. […]

Transition Asheville Social to hear presentation on New York City’s pedestrian renaissance

Vaidila Satvika, formerly the director of the NYC Plaza Program, will speak at the Transition Asheville Social scheduled Monday, Feb. 9, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. From press release: Transition Asheville Social Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00pm Place: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Asheville Presentation Topic: Transportation, Pedestrians, and Energy: Lessons from New York City’s Pedestrian […]

Brevard’s Pura Vida teaches canyoneering in WNC

Boulder-hopping, rappelling, cliff-jumping and stream-wading are Joe Moerschbaecher’s stock and trade.  Moerschbaecher, who owns Pura Vida in Brevard, makes a living guiding people in the art of canyoneering, according to an article in Our State North Carolina. Canyoneering has long been popular in western states like Utah, where explorers traverse narrow, dry, slot canyons from […]

NC legislative session begins Wednesday; what’s in store

“The third consecutive Republican-led legislature seems more content with measured governing rather than making splashes with early-session legislation as in 2011 and 2013,” according to a Charlotte Observer news report. The article looks at the session’s top issues: Handling the budget shortfall, raising teacher pay, improving business incentives, overhauling Medicaid, dealing with a shortage of […]

Community group near toxic CTS site hosts Valentine letter writing campaign in Asheville

Announcement from organizers: ASHEVILLE — This Valentine’s Day, area residents and friends will call on CTS officials to “have a heart” by immediately cleaning up all the poisons the corporation left in Arden decades ago. POWER Action Group will deliver signed Valentine’s cards, video messages and a petition with more than 1,200 signatures to CTS […]

New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour seeks submissions

Announcement from New Belgium Brewing: Approximately 20 Short Films Will Make the Cut for the Coast-to-Coast Tour Ft. Collins, Colo., – January 23, 2015 – New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will travel to about 20 cities across the U.S., starting in May; […]

Asheville Angels announces its first investment in local startup, Plum Print

Here’s the announcement from the Venture Asheville entrepreneurship initiative. The news was recently reported on the popular national Tech Crunch website.  Asheville Angels, a group of angel investors formed in 2014 to invest in startups and high-growth companies in Asheville and across the Southeast, today announces that it has made its first investment, which is […]

Mills River wooing $27 million industry with new 172 jobs

By offering #34,000 in economic development incentives, Mills River hopes to entice an unnamed industry, currently code-named Project Granite, to move to town, spend $27 million and bring 172 more jobs to the area, according to a report on The article notes that: The prospect of 175 new jobs would add to Mills River’s […]

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