Deltec's 5,000th home is located in Saluda

Deltec builds 5,000th home since company started in 1968

Local homebuilder celebrates milestone by featuring the home in Parade of Homes From press release   ASHEVILLE, NC – Deltec Homes, the industry leader in prefabricated energy efficient homes, has begun construction on their 5,000th home since the company started in 1968. The home will be available to tour in the 2014 Parade of Homes. […]

2014 Fire Prevention Month Kick off

AFD’s Fire Prevention Month kick off event Sunday at Sam’s Club

From press release: ASHEVILLE - October is recognized as National Fire Prevention Month and what better way to bring awareness then to attend AFD’s annual Fire Prevention Kick off Event!  This year’s event will be held on September 28th at Sam’s Club from 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m.  The event will include fire trucks, AFD’s Haz-Mat truck and robot, the Asheville […]

Blue Ridge Community College to host crowdfunding conference Oct. 17

From press release Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center will host Western North Carolina’s first Crowdfunding Conference on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at its Henderson County Campus. The event will be held from 1 to 5:15 p.m. and is offered at no charge, due to sponsor support from the Blue Ridge Community College Small […]

The aroma of apple butter cooking in an iron kettle. (Photo provided by festival promoters)

Festivals will bring dance, music, art and food to Mars Hill

From press release: Mars Hill – On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the town of Mars Hill, NC, will be transformed into a celebration of traditional music, dance, locally made arts and crafts, and of course delicious food. Two of the finest festivals in the Southern Appalachian region – the twenty-year-old Mars Hill Heritage Festival  and the forty-seven year […]

Asheville VA addresses questions about asbestos

From press release: CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER, Asheville — Recently, there have been questions raised about the presence of asbestos at the Asheville facility and how it is being handled. As the health care provider of choice for more than 36,000 Veterans in Western North Carolina, we want to reassure everyone that our facility […]

SECU to purchase $50 Million in NCSEAA rehabilitated student loans

From press release: RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reaffirming its support of North Carolina college students, State Employees’ Credit Union’s (SECU’s) Board of Directors recently approved the purchase ofup to $50 million in federally insured student loans from the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA). This increase doubles SECU’s original commitment […]

Two-day program will focus on building a successful food business

From press release: All across kitchens in Western North Carolina, thousands dream of using grandma’s generations-old recipe to become the next Mrs. Fields or Ben & Jerry’s. Tinkering with food combinations and formulas, they fine-tune the ingredients and proportions to craft a winning recipe. But going from winning recipe to a winning business requires an […]

AC-T: Graduation rates up in Asheville, Buncombe County

From Asheville Citizen-Times: By Julie Ball Both Asheville City and Buncombe County schools saw increases in the graduation rates, according to numbers released by the state Department of Public Instruction on Thursday. The graduation rates were released along with the results of end-of-course and end-of-grade testing and other performance measures. Asheville City Schools’ graduation rate […]

HT-N: Meadows, Hill find little to agree on in debate

From Hendersonville Times-News   By Nathaniel Axtell During their first debate Thursday, Republican Congressman Mark Meadows and his 11th District Democratic opponent, Tom Hill, found little to agree on. They disagreed about raising the minimum wage and the nation’s debt ceiling, the government’s role in creating jobs, how to deal with turmoil in Ukraine and […]

"The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina" was released Monday, Aug. 25.

New book on Blue Ridge Mountains released

From press release: The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History Series.  It was released Monday, Aug. 25. The book by local author Janet Morrison uses vintage postcards and images to illustrate the history of the mountains. Running along the western border of the state, the Blue Ridge […]

Drop off and pick up traffic patterns change Tuesday at Asheville Middle School

From press release:   Construction has begun on a new facility at Asheville Middle School. Parking at the school has been re-arranged and both the bus and parent drop off/pick up patterns will be new starting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Parents must approach the school from the north on South French Broad and turn right onto […]

Go Local Card structure will be reorganized

From press release:   The Go Local Card program is an amazing collaboration that raises funds for local public education and builds awareness of supporting local independent businesses in Asheville. This year, the Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and the Asheville Grown Business Alliance (AGBA) have decided to reorganize the structure of the Go Local Card […]

Red Cross marks National Sickle Cell Awareness Month with blood drives

From press release ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.   Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal […]

Applications available for Asheville Holiday Parade

From press release: The Asheville Downtown Association today announced that applications for this year’s Asheville Holiday Parade are now available. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 3. The 68th Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles of WNC and produced by the Asheville Downtown Association (ADA), takes place Saturday, November 22 beginning at 11am. The parade […]