Lauren Stepp, a senior at West Henderson High and editor of Wingspan, school’s award-winning newspaper this year, has been selected as the North Carolina High School Journalist of the Year award, according to the Hendersonville Times-News. The award is co-sponsored by the N.C. Scholastic Media Association, N.C. Press Foundation and the Journalism Education Association. Representing North […]
Asheville’s biggest variety show will be returning to the Toy Boat Community Art Space for two shows
Asheville Citizen-Times By Sabian Warren A city teen is facing charges in connection with three house break-ins in March. Joshua Isaiah Howard is accused of breaking into homes … all in South Asheville, and stealing computers, cameras, video games and other electronic devices. Click here for full story.
At least three major tenants of the BB&T Building will move to a new office building planned for the east side of downtown, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported Wednesday. The moves come in part because of a hotel developer’s plans to renovate the 17-story BB&T Building, turning it into a boutique hotel and condominiums. Another developer, […]
Asheville Citizen-Times By Mark Bennett: Pressure from city government is pushing Colburn Earth Science Museum out of Pack Place to a destination as yet unknown, a move that in turn may help trigger a realignment of the governing structure of the cultural institution at the center of the city. The Pack Place building, which the […]
Carolina Public Press By Jon Elliston In a new report, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services says that funding shortfalls remain an obstacle to hiring needed inspectors for abortion clinics and other medical facilities. The report, on “additional needs to survey abortion clinics,” was issued April 1 in response to the requirements of […]
Downtown Asheville Map & Guide Releases Spring 2014 Edition Downtown Asheville Map & Guide is a handy, neatly designed, fold-out guide to Downtown Asheville. With brief articles, an events calendar, a business directory and a map of downtown, Asheville Map & Guide is an essential tool for navigating downtown Asheville — for locals and tourists alike. Supported by […]
All Go West Presents: The Brand New Life at Altamont Brewery. 10 p.m., $5.
Dr. Bart Ehrman will discuss his new book, “How Jesus Became God,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Blue Ridge Books. This event will be of interest to anyone who would like to more about how Christians thought during the first 400 years after the death of Jesus. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
From Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: ASHEVILLE, NC (April 7, 2014)—The growing season is in full bloom in WNC and the Southern Appalachians. Tailgate farmers markets are opening, restaurants are featuring local food, and roadside stands are beginning to come to life again. To help local food lovers find and support these certified local […]
Here’s the press release from the APD: Asheville – On April 5th, 2014 at approximately 7:21 PM, Alexander Fishel, 18, of Asheville , was cited for damage to property for spray painting graffiti near the Western North Carolina Nature Center and Wal-Mart on Bleachery Blvd in East Asheville. In addition to increased police patrols, City […]
<h2>Press release</h2> April 7, 2014, Asheville, NC – Team up for the 2014 fundraising event hosted by Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Treetops Adventure Park! The 3rd Annual Wells Fargo Zipping for Autism, held on Sunday, June 1, at One Resort Drive (behind Crowne Plaza Hotel) features an urban canopy tour for teams of 10 raising $800 […]
The next general meeting of Move To Amend of Buncombe County (MABCO) will be held Monday, April 14, 2014, at the North Asheville Library at 1030 Merrimon Avenue at 7:00pm. Move To Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, […]
Press release The Pedrito Martinez Group at Diana Wortham Theatre on April 11 World-renowned Cuban conga player Pedrito Martinez and his Peruvian, Venezuelan and Cuban bandmates comprise a one-of-a-kind Afro-Cuban ensemble, The Pedrito Martinez Group, with an incomparably charismatic sound, Friday April 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre. They are groove-busters with […]
<h2>Press release</h2> RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7, 2014) — The North Carolina Division of Tourism today unveiled a new statewide Civil War Trails guide that will direct travelers across the state during the final year of the 150th anniversary observance. “The release of the new map is well-timed to draw attention to the most under-told story of […]
Press release Comedians Nate Bargatze and Louis Katz headline The Millroom on April 11 On Friday, April 11th, National Headlining Comedians Nate Bargatze, who just performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as Comedy Central and Conan and Comedian Louis Katz, who has been seen on NBC, Comedy Central and HBO, perform […]
Boston Marathon bombing survivors Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino were married Friday at the Biltmore Estate, Ashvegas.com reported. Their wedding was planned by TheKnot.com, with an assist from the voting public, as part of its 2nd annual Dream Wedding Contest, according to Ashvegas <blockquote>Each element of the couple’s Biltmore wedding was voted on via TheKnot.com, including […]
Here’s the press release from Buncombe County: Joining Forces to Stamp Out Fraud in Our Community Buncombe County Government Announces a New Partnership between Health and Human Services, Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office Committing public assistance fraud is a serious crime and we need your help to keep it out of our community. […]
WRAL television in Raleigh reports that anyone planning to cast an early ballot in North Carolina’s upcoming primary needs to schedule carefully. As part of a sweeping elections law that lawmakers passed last year, early voting has been shortened from 17 to 10 days. For the May 6 primary, early voting runs from April 24 […]
Hot races in some Western North Carolina counties are creating a profitable election year for billboard account executive Jeff Bryson, according to a report by CarolinaPublicPress.org. Bryson, an employee of Allison Outdoor Advertising in Sylva, said every billboard in Swain and Jackson counties is booked through the May 6 primary. He credits candidates running for county […]