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New Belgium releases video series spoofing political ads

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.

Linamar announces additional $115 million expansion, 150 new jobs

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 […]

Warren Wilson presents public forum with NYT chief White House correspondent

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 […]

A capacity crowd of students attended a candidate forum at Warren Wilson College. Buncombe County Board of Commissioner candidates from left to right: Ellen Frost, Brownie Newman, Christina Merrill. Photo by Petras Barcas

Frost and Merrill debate voting rights at Warren Wilson College

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)

An artist rendering of "SECU Plaza" and proposed signage as envisioned by the Asheville Art Museum.

SECU Plaza: Asheville Council sells naming rights to State Employee’s Credit Union

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.

City Manager bolsters change efforts for Asheville Police Department

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 […]

Democratic challenger Tate MacQueen (left) and Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry (right). Photo by Jake Frankel.

McHenry vs. MacQueen: Asheville debate highlights differences between congressional candidates

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 […]

Hagan to campaign in Asheville Oct 28

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: EARLY VOTE Oct. 23rd — Nov. 1st For voting information: Paid for by Hagan […]

Mojo Coworking joins international celebration to support entrepreneurs

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 […]

Moffitt releases new TV ad blasting Turner for recording phone conversation

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 […]

Merrill touts endorsements from colleagues, business leaders

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 […]