Simerly (left) with fiancee Melissa Wilson and their daughter.

Affordable housing advocate Lindsey Simerly announces bid for city council

 Lindsey Simerly, of Haw Creek, announced this morning that she is running for city council. No stranger to civic life and activism, Simerly last ran in 2007 at which time she positioned herself as an advocate for sustainable development and environmental protection.  Since then she has been heavily involved with social justice and affordable housing issues. […]

Swannanoa Gathering summer concerts are announced, July 6-Aug. 5

The Swannanoa Gathering, a series of weeklong workshops in traditional music, is held on the campus of Warren Wilson College each summer. Along with intensive sessions in song, old-time music, fiddle, mandolin and banjo, the gathering offers a series of concerts that are open to the public. Press release from event organizers: Traditional Song Week […]

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 […]

Renewable energy freeze passes through senate finance committee

A North Carolina bill that would freeze the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard advanced through the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, May 20, though the measure was not without controversy. Though members of the committee requested a show of hands votes instead of a voice vote, Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, declined the request. Rucho declared the bill had passed committee though […]

Elijah Timmons III

Asheville PD seeking Elijah Timmons III after shootings

  Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville Police Department Contact: Christina Hallingse Phone: (828) 230-4471 Asheville Police Department Needs Assistance Locating Asheville – Following the recent shootings in Klondyke apartments and Ledgewood apartments, Elijah Timmons has additional warrants for: · Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill (2) · Discharge Firearm into Occupied […]

Aloft Asheville Downtown

Aloft Asheville Downtown launches rooftop music series to support local charities

Aloft Asheville Downtown is launching a summer music series, Live@Aloft, from the hotel’s rooftop venue, beginning this Sunday, May 24. The public events ($5 suggested donation per evening) each feature a popular local band, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting a different local nonprofit every week. So far, the Sundays-only lineup includes The John Henry’s […]

Doctor joins Mission Community Primary Care—Highlands

From a press release: Mission Health is pleased to announce the addition of Patti Wheeler, MD. Dr. Wheeler is joining Mission Medical Associates and Mission Community Primary Care – Highlands, a service provided by Highlands-Cashiers Hospital from Highlands Medical Associates in Highlands, where she served as a family medicine physician. “It is our pleasure to […]

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