MountainTrue newsletter details area environmental news

From the MountainTrue newsletter:  MountainTrue Welcomes Katharine Hayhoe to Asheville, April 5-6 MountainTrue and the Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina are pleased to present climate scientist and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe for five special events, April 5-6. Katharine Hayhoe is featured in the Showtime documentary, “Years of Living Dangerously” and is on Time […]

WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Board to discuss Duke permit renewal at March 14 meeting

From the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency Board of Directors: Enclosed, please find the Agenda for the WNCRAQA board meeting to be held on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Agency Board Room located at 125 S. Lexington Avenue, Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801. I. Public Comment Protocol Announcement II. Adjustment […]

EXPLORING THE OPTIONS: Following a series of varying financial education seminars, author, educator and activist Jessica Gordon Nembhard will deliver the keynote speech on cooperative economics at this year's Bringing It Home conference.

Bringing It Home conference encourages community business ownership

If you want to bring home the bacon, first, you’ll need to bring home the tools to succeed, say the organizers of the Bringing It Home conference. And that applies to all of us, whether you’re trying to dig your way out of personal debt or start a million-dollar business. Accordingly, this year’s conference is broadly aimed at all of us, particularly those who sometimes feel left out of the standard entrepreneurial model.

Our VOICE launches online ‘blind reporting’ option for victims of rape and sexual assault

From Our VOICE: February 24, 2016, Asheville, NC- Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s incorporated rape crisis and prevention center, is proud to announce the provision of an on-line blind reporting option for victims of sexual assault and rape. According to a National Crime Victimization Survey conducted by the Justice Department, 68% of sexual assaults are never […]

CLIF Bar Family Foundation supports training new organic farmers in WNC

From Organic Growers School: Asheville, NC—Organic Growers School (OGS) is pleased to announce an award of $5,000 from The CLIF Bar Family Foundation. This grant will fund the OGS Farmer Programs. The Clif Bar Family Foundation’s (CBFF) mission is to “support innovative small and mid-sized groups working to strengthen our food system and our communities, […]

50+ restaurants participate in Dine to Be Kind benefit for Asheville Humane, March 8

From Asheville Humane Society: Asheville, NC – On March 8, over 50 participating Asheville area restaurants are donating 15% of their food and drink sales to Asheville Humane Society during the nonprofit’s 13th annual Dine To Be Kind fundraiser. The community is encouraged to dine out (or order to-go) for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks at […]

Buncombe Commission candidate Nancy Nehls Nelson to attend Monday candidate forum in Black Mountain

From Nelson’s campaign: WEAVERVILLE, N.C. – Febrary 12, 2016 – Nancy Nehls Nelson will be attending a candidate forum being held by Democrats on the Move on Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at the Black Mountain Library. WHO: Nancy Nehls Nelson and other candidates for Buncombe County Commissioner in District 2 WHAT: Candidate forum at […]