Local chapter of ACLU to host Oct. 17 panel about NC’s new voting law

Press release From the Western North Carolina Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union: ASHEVILLE – On October 17, 2013, the Western North Carolina Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will host “Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression,” a panel conversation about North Carolina’s new election law. This discussion will focus on efforts by […]

Black Mountain News: Redevelopment plans for former site of Beacon Manufacturing still in the air

From Black Mountain News: Story by Joel Burgess: A proposal to redevelop the former industrial and social core of Swannanoa into a more than $14 million mixed-use housing and business center is not a done deal, an owner of the former Beacon Manufacturing plant property has said, raising more questions about the fate of the […]

Scholar Lisa Delpit to speak about education reform and diversity at UNCA on Oct. 24

Education Reformer Lisa Delpit to Speak at UNC Asheville October 24 Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: Nationally acclaimed education scholar Lisa Delpit will speak about issues in education reform and diversity in a talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room. Delpit has won accolades […]

Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville inducts new leaders

Press release From the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville: (Hendersonville, N.C.) Lead by Kiwanis District Lieutenant Governor Tom Walker, the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville inducted new leaders to head the organization for 2013-2014. Outgoing President Stephanie Bagby handed the gavel at a ceremony on October 3rd to incoming President Robert Murray, President-Elect Darla Lindeman, and Vice-President […]

Distinguished chemist Harry Gray to speak at 16th annual S. Dexter Squibb Lectures

Press release Distinguished chemist Harry Gray, founding director of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver UNC Asheville’s 16th annual S. Dexter Squibb Lectures on October 15-16. The S. Dexter Squibb Endowed Distinguished Lectureship brings well-known scientists to the UNC Asheville campus to give lectures and to meet with area students […]

Storify: Asheville’s 2013 mayoral primary through social media-attachment0

Storify: Asheville’s 2013 mayoral primary through social media

Today, voters in the City of Asheville cast their ballots to decide which two candidates will continue onward in the journey to become Asheville’s next mayor. These are the tweets, photos and quotes from throughout the day and night of the mayoral primary. Use the hashtag #avlelect to become part of the story. This post will be updated throughout the evening. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user Wes Wehking)

NCDHHS announces it will discontinue issuing WIC program benefits today due to federal shutdown

Press release From the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Raleigh, N.C. – Due to the federal shutdown, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as the WIC program, will discontinue issuing benefits at close of business on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Approximately 80 percent of eligible clients […]

Author David Quammen to speak at Asheville School on Thursday, Oct. 17

Press release From Asheville School: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 8, 2013) David Quammen, author of Spillover, will speak in the Walker Arts Center’s Graham Theater on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Asheville School. The event is free and open to the public with limited seating available. Quammen has written 11 books and published hundreds […]

WNCAP to host Positive Prevention 5K and 12K race at Biltmore Estate on Nov. 3

Press release From the Western North Carolina AIDS Project: Join us! Run on the historic Biltmore Estate November 3rd. One of the most beautiful runs in Asheville, the Positive Prevention 5K/12K leads runners along formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Through an Italian Garden to breathtaking trees in […]

Advance care planning workshop set for Oct. 17 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold an advance care planning workshop from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, at the Reuter Center, home of OLLI at UNC Asheville. This workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will feature a panel experienced in addressing end-of-life […]

Three Days of Light Festival (3DL) comes to Hot Springs this weekend

Offering more than 50 workshops, which range in topic from sunrise meditation to fire spinning, the Three Days of Light Gathering (3DL) returns to the mountains this weekend. But 3DL director and founder Scott Love says says the three-day music and healing arts festival isn’t exclusively for people who “wear patchouli and have dreads.”

Finding hope: The long road back from eating disorders

For 16 years, Kasey Cramer hid her disease in plain sight. She skipped meals; she binged and purged. When she did want to eat, Cramer experienced such severe panic attacks that her throat would completely close up. But Cramer, one of seven panelists at the Sept. 26 “Voices of Hope: A Conversation About Eating Disorders” gathering, wasn’t ready to give up. “Recovery is possible; it is realistic,” she said.