High School students to explore health careers at MAHEC Conference

Press release from UNC Asheville: High School Students to Explore Health Careers at MAHEC Conference on October 7 More than 450 high school students from across the region will explore career opportunities in health careers and college preparation, when MAHEC presents its 15th annual Health Careers Education Awareness Conference on Oct. 7 at UNC Asheville’s […]

RiverLink hosts talk with Bill Jones of Carolina Native Nursery

Info via the RiverLink email newsletter: RiverLink hosts talk with Bill Jones of Carolina Native Nursery about Fall planting season (with corrected signup link) RiverLink is pleased to announce another Friday afternoon salon talk featuring Bill Jones, founder and President of Carolina Native Nursery, L.L.C. Bill will share his expertise from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Civitas to file complaint against anti-fracking groups

Press release from Civitas, a conservative policy institute: Civitas President Francis De Luca today will file a complaint with the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBOE) against radical, out-of-state groups that have violated state law and federal regulations. He will also speak at a press conference immediately after filing the complaints. In March and […]

Warren Wilson College freshmen partner with Isaac Dickson Elementary

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Transitioning to a new school year together: A unique service-learning partnership between Warren Wilson College First Year Students and 3rd graders at Isaac Dickson Elementary School Asheville, NC:  September 15, 2014 First Year Warren Wilson College students were welcomed to Asheville and Warren Wilson just 3 weeks ago. 13 […]

Land for Tomorrow applauds Clean Water Management Trust Fund

Press release from North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund: North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) continues to fund outstanding land and water conservation projects across the state. During its September 16 meeting in Raleigh, the board approved funding for 23 land conservation projects that will safeguard water quality, provide recreational opportunities, preserve […]

Haywood Road Fall 2014 Clean Up Day is Sept. 20

Press release from West Asheville Business Association: Haywood Road Fall 2014 Clean Up Day Saturday September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM WABA (West Asheville Business Association) is once again teaming up with Asheville GreenWorks and Haywood Road businesses to host a clean up day. The Haywood Road Fall Clean Up Day will […]

CPP: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

The Carolina Public Press analyses the State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses. Here’s an excerpt from the article:   The state office charged with the huge task of keeping North Carolina’s public officials on the up-and-up meets in a surprisingly small space. At least four times a year, the State Ethics Commission convenes in what was once […]

Beauty professionals sought to help women dealing with cancer treatment side effects

Press release from the American Cancer Society: Next Look Good Feel Better certification class for beauty professionals offered October 20 in Asheville Cancer treatment saves lives. But, it isn’t easy. Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength — but it doesn’t have to take away her self-confidence. Look Good Feel Better […]

Asheville VA Medical Center’s Canteen Service gets national honor

Press release from CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER: Asheville, N.C. – The staff of the Charles George VA Medical Center’s Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) operations was recently presented with a “Canteen of the Year.”  The award officially recognizes the medical center food, drink and retail operations as one of the 10 best in the entire […]

NFIB endorses Moffitt in re-election bid to NC House

Press release from the campaign of Rep. Tim Moffitt: Asheville – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), North Carolina’s leading small business association, has once again endorsed Representative Tim Moffitt in his race for re-election to represent Buncombe County’s 116th district. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small […]

UNC Asheville Awarded $613,609 from National Science Foundation for scholarships

Press release from UNC Asheville: The Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Computer Science at UNC Asheville have been jointly awarded $613,609 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scholarships and academic support to undergraduate students. With scholarships of approximately $6,000 per year, the Atmospheric and Computer Science Exploratory Scholars (ACES) Program will also provide […]

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty announce Asheville events

Press release from People of Faith Against the Death Penalty: Asheville Events on 3rd Anniversary of Troy Davis’ Execution People of Faith Against the Death Penalty is grateful to be able to co-sponsor Community Conversations to Commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of Troy Davis’ Execution with “I Am Troy Davis” author Jen Marlowe and Troy’s sister […]

Pisgah Legal hosts Oct. 6 Poverty Forum with keynote speaker Sister Simone Campbell

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: PLS to Feature “Nun on the Bus” Sister Simone Campbell as Keynote Speaker for October 6th Poverty Forum Sister Brings Attention to Social Issues Impacting People Living In Poverty Including  Income Inequality, Raising the Minimum Wage WHO:  Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, and NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” will visit […]