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Weizenblatt Gallery to Host Retrospective of Asheville Artist

Asheville artist Daniel Nevins reflects on a quarter-century of image making in an exhibition coming to Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery. “Fluent: 25 Years of Painting, Drawings, and Album Covers” will run August 23 through September 22, 2017. An artist’s reception will be held Wednesday, August 30, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Weizenblatt Gallery is located in the Moore Fine Arts Building on the university campus in Mars Hill, North Carolina. “Fluent” features a range of Nevins’s work, from large Read more »

Active Aging Week: September 18-23, 2017

All Active Aging Week events are FREE! Fraud Watch Alert Monday, September 18 from 11 am – 12 noon Spring Creek Nutrition Site, 13077 NC Hwy 209, Hot Springs This AARP sponsored program discusses how to protect yourself from telephone fraud as well as provides tips on identity fraud, mail fraud, and internet fraud. How to spot and report a fraud and resources for more information are also provided. For more information, contact Deana Stephens 828.649.3531 or dstephens@madisoncountync.gov. Living Healthy Read more »

New Exhibit at Mars Hill University Honors Liston Ramsey

A new, permanent exhibit in the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies honors the center’s namesake. The exhibit is called “Mr. Speaker: The Life and Career of Liston B. Ramsey.” Ramsey was a native of Madison County and a longtime member of the North Carolina legislature, including several terms as speaker of the state house of representatives. The exhibit contains papers and other artifacts which were donated to Mars Hill University in the early 2000s. “The impact Mr. Ramsey Read more »

The Civil War in the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective

The Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University opens a new exhibition, “The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective,” beginning August 19, 2017, and running through March 4, 2018. This exhibition presents an account, using rare original letters and newly-discovered documents, of the personal struggles of the people living in Madison County and the Southern Appalachian Mountains during the middle of the 19th century. The museum is open daily (except Mondays) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Read more »

Successful Performance and Fundraiser Point SART Toward the Future

Performances at Owen Theatre last weekend resulted in the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) exceeding its $20,000 fundraising goal. That success is a highlight of what otherwise has been a dim summer, and has SART leadership hopeful for a bright future. As of Wednesday morning, SART had raised $22,003, according to Jim Brown, president of the SART board of directors. “This weekend brought back SART alumni and supporters, and also connected us with a new audience from the Mars Hill Read more »

Volunteer for the 2017 Annual Dog Daze Parade

The 2017 Annual Dog Daze Parade will be held in Downtown Marshall on Blannahassett Island, Saturday, August 12 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm. Volunteers are needed for Dog Daze, a free, outdoor, family and pet-friendly event. The Dog Daze parade begins at 5:30 with a dog walk around the island. Dog & people costumes are encouraged! Family friendly activities and contests will be held until 7 pm. The Madison County Animal Shelter will also be participating by bringing some Read more »

Hotel Job Fair at Mars Hill Town Hall

You are invited to a job fair hosted by the hotel industry of Asheville. Employers including The Biltmore Company, Biltmore Farms Hotels, Omni Grove Park Inn, Aloft Hotel, and AC Marriott Hotel, will meet with perspective employees at Mars Hill Town Hall on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from noon to 6 pm. Positions include Front Desk Agents, Cooks, Housekeeping, Dining Services, Retail Sales Associates, Maintenance, and more. Select applicants will be eligible for affordable shuttle transportation to these new jobs. Read more »

2017 Madison County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 20 at the Redway Room, Mars Hill University Cafeteria Meet ‘n Greet at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. LIVE MUSIC by Rachael & The Tuesday Boys! FFA Band ELECTION of Chamber Board Members CHARGE: Members Plus One Guest $25 All Others: $25 each Payments can be made here, by mail, or at the Chamber Office. Dinner Menu: – Grilled Ribeye Steak – Shrimp Scampi with Asparagus Basil Jus – BBQ Chicken with Read more »

31st Annual Fun on the Mountain Golf Tournament

Annual Benefit for Hospice of Madison County A Community Event Open to Everyone – Held at Wolf Laurel Country Club Golf Tournament – July 15, 2017 Refreshments on the course; Prizes for winning teams; Gift bags for all 8:30 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast Buffet 10:00 a.m.: 4-person scramble – shot gun start 2 – 4:00 p.m.: Golfers social – Awards Saturday, July 29, 2017 Bake Sale – 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Tempt your sweet tooth with an amazing display of Read more »

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Awards Two Scholarships

Two 2017 graduates of Madison High School received scholarships through the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Cole Blackman received a $500 scholarship awarded by the chamber. Sarah Ledford received a $500 scholarship awarded by the North Carolina Community Foundation and Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber leaders say the two were selected because of their academic performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and leadership ability. Mitch Hampton, vice president of the chamber and owner of French Broad Rafting and Ziplines, presented Read more »

Living Healthy Workshops at Printpack

Join a six-week Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Workshop Held every Wednesday, June 28 through August 2 at Printpak, 100 Kenpak Lane in Marshall, NC From 3:30 to 6 p.m. you can gain new tools to manage your health. Relieve pain, get more restful sleep, breathe better, reduce stress, manage medication, combat fatigue, eat well, build confidence, and much more! Register today with Stephanie Marie Stewart, Aging Program Specialist, by calling 828.251.6622 or email stephanie@landofsky.org  

Mars Hill University Nursing Program Receives Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited Mars Hill University’s nursing program. The accreditation follows a site visit by CCNE last September to assess whether the program meets nationally recognized standards for nursing education. The CCNE accreditation, announced May 26, 2017, is retroactive to September 2016, and extends through June 2022. “This means that students who graduate from Mars Hill University with a bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) graduate from an accredited program; that is vital Read more »

Mars Hill University Adds Two New Degrees and a Certificate Program

Mars Hill University’s third graduate degree is one of three new programs approved by the university’s board of trustees at its meeting on May 12, 2017. The master of arts in criminal justice (MACJ) joins the institution’s other master’s level degree offerings: the master of education in elementary education and the master of management. Trustees also gave the go-ahead to a new bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree and a certificate in community engagement. Barbara Sims, chair of the department Read more »

Beacon of Hope Golf Tournament

Join us for a day of fun and golf. This four-person Captain’s Choice is open to everyone and will create a truly spectacular golf experience. It will also present the opportunity to meet and support the Beacon of Hope Services. This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 17th. Nolichucky View Golf Club invites you to enjoy extraordinary golf in the foothills of the Appalachians at one of the most scenic and challenging courses in Upper East Tennessee. Featuring lush Read more »

MHU Events April 26 – May 7, 2017

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, April 26 Migrant Education Program and Donation Drive 6:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel Leah Charbonneau, MA, AmeriCorps Vista with the NC Department of Public Instruction Migrant Education Program (NCMEP) will discuss the program that works with this vulnerable population, their needs from the community, and opportunities that MHU students have in helping them through ESL internships and donating needed materials for them and their families. Wednesday, April Read more »

Mars Hill University Seeks Input on Search for New President

As the committee working to find the next president of Mars Hill University moves into the next phase of its search, it is seeking public input to help it develop a profile of the ideal candidate. Along with faculty, staff, and students of the university, the committee also wants to hear from members of the broader community with thoughts about the search process and about criteria to seek in the woman or man who will lead the university. The community Read more »

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Each year, Madison County Chamber of Commerce awards two $500 Scholarships. To qualify, applicant: must be a Madison County resident for at least one year will be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) must have most recent GPA of 2.5 or more Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office in Mars Hill (across from the Post Office) or find the application online here. Applications are also available on pages 75-76 of the 2016-17 Chamber of Commerce Business Read more »

“Ruthless! The Musical” at Owen Theatre – CANCELLED

MHU Theatre Arts Department has cancelled Performances of Ruthless! The Musical Due to illness of a cast member, the performances of “Ruthless! The Musical” by the Mars Hill University theatre arts department, scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, have been canceled. The department plans to restage the musical during the fall 2017 semester. Ticket holders may contact the Owen Theatre box office at (828) 689-1239 for refund information. “Ruthless!” was written by Joel Paley and Marvin Lard. It is a camp Read more »

Work Ready Communities

We all have a stake in making our country more competitive and closing the skills gap that threatens to paralyze our economy. Change starts at the grassroots level, by providing a community-based framework that: Links workforce development to education Aligns with the economic development needs of communities, regions and states Matches individuals to jobs based on skill levels Your business can sign up to become part of a work ready community. We are only 17 organizations shy of getting this Read more »

Casting American Families

Casting for TV Show: Are finances and money making your family stressed? Do you wish you had more savings and less credit card debt? Are you and your family living paycheck to paycheck? Is your financial situation stressful? Do you have interesting ways to save money? Did someone in your family recently lose their job? Or take a second one to help with money? Do you think more money would make your problems go away? A major cable network is Read more »

Other News

Weizenblatt Gallery to Host Retrospective of Asheville Artist

Asheville artist Daniel Nevins reflects on a quarter-century of image making in an exhibition coming to Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery. "Fluent: 25 Years of Painting, Drawings, and Album Covers" will run August ...more

Active Aging Week: September 18-23, 2017

All Active Aging Week events are FREE! Fraud Watch Alert Monday, September 18 from 11 am - 12 noon Spring Creek Nutrition Site, 13077 NC Hwy 209, Hot Springs This AARP sponsored program discusses how to protect yourself fro ...more

New Exhibit at Mars Hill University Honors Liston Ramsey

A new, permanent exhibit in the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies honors the center's namesake. The exhibit is called "Mr. Speaker: The Life and Career of Liston B. Ramsey." Ramsey was a native of Madison County and ...more

The Civil War in the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective

The Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University opens a new exhibition, "The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective," beginning August 19, 2017, and running through March 4, 2018. This exhibition presents an ...more