New Belgium Brewing has released a series of entertaining short videos that spoof political attack ads to promote its beers. The Fort Collins, Colo.-based company is in the process of building a major new brewery in Asheville. Watch the series of videos below, embedded via the New Belgium YouTube channel.
Press release from the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County: In conjunction with the Buncombe County Commission, Asheville City Council, and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Linamar announces a $190 million investment in facilities and equipment and 400 new positions at its Arden campus. This commitment is an increase of $115 million […]
Press release from Warren Wilson College: WWC GLOBAL IMPACT FORUM PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH PETER BAKER Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and best-selling author, will be the featured guest of Warren Wilson College’s Global Impact Forum on Nov. 17. The event, free and open to the public, will begin […]
Students at Warren Wilson College delivered a contentious 18 vote win to Ellen Frost in 2012, giving Democrats a one seat majority on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. She faces a rematch with Republican opponent Christina Merrill this year for control of District 2, and the two candidates returned to the decisive campus in Swannanoa for an Oct. 29 forum. (Photo by Petras Barcas)
Asheville City Council voted unanimously Oct. 28 to sell the naming rights of an outdoor public space in the heart of downtown to the North Carolina State Employee’s Credit Union Foundation. Council also considered problems at the Asheville Police Department, heard an update from Duke Energy, and appointed three members to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Press release from the city of Asheville: City Manager bolsters change efforts for Asheville Police Department ASHEVILLE – City Manager Gary Jackson told an Asheville City Council committee on Monday that steps are being implemented to bolster change within the Asheville Police Department, including the formation of a team to support efforts within the department […]
Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry and Democratic challenger Tate MacQueen sharply disagreed on a range of issues during an Oct. 27 debate at UNC Asheville. The two candidates are vying for a seat in the U.S. Congress representing District 10, which was redrawn in 2011 to include most of Asheville. The area stretches southeast to the […]
Press release from organizers: Get Out the Vote in Buncombe County Oct. 29 “Roll to the Polls” press conference & voting march to West Asheville Library & chili at the Hub: “Our voices will not be stolen nor our voter rights denied” ASHEVILLE, NC – On Wednesday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m., community leaders from […]
Details on Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign stop in Asheville this week via the Buncombe County Democratic Party email newsletter: Tuesday, October 28th at Edna’s of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 Doors open at 8:00 a.m. RSVP online: go.KayHagan.com/Asheville EARLY VOTE Oct. 23rd — Nov. 1st For voting information: vote.KayHagan.com Paid for by Hagan […]
Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry and Democratic challenger Tate MacQueen will hold their first and only local debate Oct. 27 at UNC Asheville.
The Asheville Art Museum is seeking approval from Asheville City Council to sell the naming rights of its outdoor plaza in the heart of downtown to the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation.
Mayors from a variety of cities across North Carolina gathered in Asheville Oct. 23 for a luncheon that included an update from N.C. Sen. Tom Apodaca and a panel discussion on economic development. “I’d like to welcome you to Asheville, we hope you spend a lot of money. We need it,” said Apodaca at the […]
After months of dueling campaign advertisements and debates, voters across the state will be able to cast ballots starting today, Thursday, Oct. 23. Early voting runs through Saturday Nov. 1; Election day is Tuesday Nov. 4. Western North Carolina voters this year have a chance to weigh in on a lengthy list of local and […]
Press release from Mojo Coworking: Mojo Coworking connects with entrepreneurial hubs across Southeast to accelerate startup support, spur information sharing. ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Mojo Coworking, a locally owned coworking space, has joined startup supporters in five Southeastern cities who are using information-sharing technology to celebrate entrepreneurs worldwide. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest […]
Picking up where the previous BeerCity USA poll left off, USA Today is conducting an online poll to determine the nation’s “Best Beer Town.”
Republican Rep. Tim Moffitt released a new campaign ad Oct. 21 blasting his Democratic opponent Brian Turner for “secretly recording telephone conversations in a desperate attempt to further his own political ambitions.” The ad is derived from an incident earlier this year in which Turner alleged that Moffitt tried to threaten him and offer him […]
Press release from Republican candidate for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Christina Merrill: Asheville, NC (Oct. 21, 2014) – With the November 4 mid-term elections only two weeks away, local community and business leaders have endorsed Christina Merrill for Buncombe County Commissioner, District 2. Buncombe County Commissioners Joe Belcher and Mike Fryar are joined […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: Leaf season is upon us, and with that comes leaf collection. The City of Asheville Sanitation Department picks up leaves on an alternating schedule. Be sure to leave bags untied or use a reusable container marked “leaves”. And if you need some reusable bags, you can pick them […]
Press release from Trailside Games: In the summer of 2007, John Isley, of Hendersonville, NC and Jason Butler, originally of Pearisburg, VA set out on a road trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. These two hikers had been backpacking together since 1997 and had spent many miles together on the trail. On the third day […]
Press release from the campaign of Brian Turner: Asheville, NC – House District 116 candidate Brian Turner announced Monday that his campaign had crossed the 1000 donor mark. “Over 1000 individuals have given to my campaign because they believe that we need bring balance back to Raleigh.” Turner said in a statement. Turner has not […]
Asheville’s booming craft beer scene continues to attract national attention. NBC’s “Today Show” featured an Oct. 18 segment spotlighting Wicked Weed and Highland Brewing companies as well as New Belgium Brewing’s investment in the area.