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Transylvania sheriff’s lieutenant honored for forest protection work

From a press release: CEDAR MOUNTAIN — Lt. Jeff Smith of the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office has received the inaugural Forest Protector Award for outstanding and enduring service to protect the resources of DuPont State Recreational Forest. The award was developed by N.C. Forest Service staff and Friends of DuPont Forest, a nonprofit group that works to […]

May 23 “Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend” workshop has openings

Here’s the press release from UNC Asheville: May 23 “Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend” Workshop Has Openings A few openings remain for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s nationally renowned “Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend” workshop. The three-day session focusing on retirement lifestyle choices, specifically relocating, will be held from Friday, May 23, to Sunday, May 25, at UNC […]

Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims notifies public of compensation program deadline

Here’s the press release from the N.C Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims: The victims of North Carolina’s 1933 Eugenics Board (sterilization) Program have until June 30, 2014 to submit a completed claim form to the Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims to be eligible to receive compensation under the Eugenics Compensation Program. As of […]

Warren Wilson College students awarded Derieux Prizes

Here’s the press release from Warren Wilson College: Three Warren Wilson College students who presented their research at the annual meeting of the N.C. Academy of Science in Raleigh have been awarded Derieux Prizes for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. The following Warren Wilson students received prizes for original research: Austin Patton, first place, Zoology, Botany […]

Earth Day vigil and celebration set for April 22

Here’s the press release from WNC Green Congregations: ASHEVILLE—At 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, WNC Green Congregations will host their second annual Earth Day Vigil in downtown’s Pritchard Park. “HOPE RISES!” is an interfaith vigil celebrating God’s creation and, in response to our changing climate, calling on people of faith to care for it. All […]

UNC Asheville to Showcase undergraduate research

Here’s the press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville students will present more than 280 research projects at the university’s Spring Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. Also that day, UNC Asheville students will showcase their work in community service projects and internships at a celebration with community partners […]

10th anniversary of Kituwah Preservation and Education Program

From a press release: 10th anniversary of Kituwah Preservation and Education Program The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians marked the 10th anniversary of the tribe’s successful indian language initiative, the Kituwah Preservation and Education Program (KPEP), on April 17, 2014. Funded by a $3 million grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the KPEP is multi-faceted […]

Activists respond to McCrory’s cancelation of Moogfest appearence, protest will go on

Here’s the press release from protest organizers: Governor McCrory announced the cancelation of his appearance at a closed door, invitation only event to kick-off Moogfest 2014. The governor was to attend the panel discussion on technology and economic development in WNC along with Asheville’s mayor Esther Mannheimer, business leaders from Durham, and the mayor of […]

League of Women Voters to host free April 19 ice cream social with elected officials

Here’s the information via the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County email newsletter: TOMORROW: Ice Cream Social with Elected Officials Just a friendly reminder that our annual celebration with elected officials is TOMORROW: Saturday, April 19 from 3-5pm at The Hop Ice Cream (640 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC). This year, we’re offering a free […]

U-T releases a guide to published works on the Smokies

Press Release University of Tennessee The most comprehensive bibliography of sources related to the Great Smoky Mountains is now available for purchase from the University of Tennessee Press. “Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544-1934,” is the culmination of 15 years of research. It catalogs printed material on the Great Smoky […]

New Belgium Brewing to break ground on Asheville facility May 1

Here’s the press release from New Belgium Brewing: $175 million investment, 133,000 SF, 400+ construction jobs, 140 permanent jobs, 1 great city Ft. Collins, Colo., April 17, 2014 – Going up! New Belgium Brewing is officially breaking ground and starting construction on its second brewery—a 133,000 SF brewery and tasting room. At full build out, […]