WCU accepting nominations for 2015 Mountain Heritage Award

From a press release: WCU accepting nominations for 2015 Mountain Heritage Award Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues. Nominations for the award […]

WCU partnering with local hospitals to present Diabetes Education Summit in July

From a press release: WCU partnering with local hospitals to present Diabetes Education Summit in July Collowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing is partnering with Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital in presenting the WCU Diabetes Education Summit beginning Monday, July 13, and continuing through Friday, July 17. The summit is […]

Wai Mauna Asheville Stand Up Paddle Board Tours supports RiverLink

From a press release: Wai Mauna Asheville Stand Up Paddle Board Tours supports RiverLink Asheville, N.C. — Stand-up paddle boarding is a growing sport in the Asheville area, and RiverLink and Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours are working together to get more folks paddling on the French Broad River. To give back to the community […]

Leadership Asheville’s 2015 Buzz Breakfast Series

Leadership Asheville’s 2015 Buzz Breakfast Series July 15th – Boosting Business: Asheville’s Resources Moderator: Josh Dorfman, Director of Entrepreneurship, Venture Asheville and Managing Director, Asheville Angels Panelists: Justin Belleme, Founder and Director of Strategy, JB Media Group Matthew Raker, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, AdvantageWest Economic Development Group Jill Sparks, Executive Director, Small Business Center and […]

Goodwill presents free job readiness workshops in Buncombe County

From a press release: Goodwill presents free job readiness workshops in Buncombe County Asheville, N.C. (June 10, 2015) – Job seekers are invited to a series of six free job readiness workshops presented by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina this summer. The workshops offer professional advice on resume writing, job searching, interview preparation and […]

N.C. State Fair and Mountain State Fair poultry shows canceled

From a press release: N.C. State Fair and Mountain State Fair poultry shows canceled Raleigh, N.C. – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that all North Carolina poultry shows and public sales will be suspended from Aug. 15 to Jan. 15 due to the threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza. […]

WCU announces new graduates, dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester

From a press release: WCU announces new graduates, dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has announced its roster of new graduates and released its dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester 2015. The university conferred degrees on 1,414 students who completed their studies during the spring semester. A total of 456 undergraduate students […]

Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County wins national award for outstanding programs

From a press release: Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County wins national award for outstanding programs Hendersonville, N.C., May 22, 2015 – The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County received an Honor Award for Program Excellence in Sports, Fitness and Recreation at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) 109th National Conference held […]

New grants support native pollinator meadow at UNC Asheville

From a press release: New grants support native pollinator meadow at UNC Asheville Thanks to grants from the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, planting has begun in UNC Asheville’s new native pollinator meadow, and campus is abuzz with plans – including a new apiary – for further […]

Leadership Asheville application deadline approaches

From a press release: Leadership Asheville application deadline approaches A few days remain before the May 29 application deadline for Leadership Asheville, the region’s foremost community leadership development organization since 1982. “You get great connections with people in the community that you might not meet otherwise … I’ve lived here almost 20 years and I […]

Arthur Salido to take over WCU’s accreditation reaffirmation effort

From a press release: Arthur Salido to take over WCU’s accreditation reaffirmation effort Cullowhee, N.C. – Arthur Salido, associate professor of chemistry and physics, has been appointed to take the reins of Western Carolina University’s bid for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Salido, who also directs WCU’s graduate […]