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Asheville VA offers improved access to care with direct scheduling initiative

Press release from Charles George VA Medical Center: Beginning June 6, 2016, Veterans enrolled at Charles George VA Medical Center (VAMC) can make appointments with their local VA Audiology and Optometry clinics without seeing their VA Primary Care physician first. The Direct Scheduling initiative is a major change in the way VA does business because, previously, enrolled […]

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education announces June programs

Announcement from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering 14 outdoors public programs in June at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Transylvania County. The programs, which are free, are open on a first-come, first-serve basis and pre-registration is required by registering online. June 6 and June 18 – Nature Nuts: Fishing from 9 to […]

Second veterans amnesty day to be held June 3 at Buncombe County Courthouse

Press release from the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office: Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams and Superior Court Judge Marvin P. Pope announce the second Buncombe County Veterans Amnesty Day to be held Friday, June 3, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will be held on the first floor of the old wing […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday, May 28: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, May 28, 2016, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activity. The extended forecast for Sunday and Monday, May 29 and 30, 2016, is code green for the valleys and ridge tops.  No health impacts are expected when air quality […]

Buncombe County Democrats to select challenger for County Commission chair vacated by DeBruhl

With the early resignation of Commissioner Miranda DeBruhl (R), the Democratic Party is excited to announce that another District 3 seat will be up for election this Fall. Because the primary election has come and gone, the Democratic Party executive committee residing in District 3 (Precinct Chairs and Vice Chairs) will elect a Democrat to be placed on the November 2016 ballot.

Hornaday Silver Medal Winner Bennett David poses with his Hornaday Conservation Advisor and Mentor, Jonathan Marchal, who serves as the Youth Education Manager at the North Carolina Arboretum.

Christ School sophomore Bennett David receives William T. Hornaday silver medal in conservation

Press release from Christ School Rising Christ School junior Bennett David has earned the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal in Conservation. This is the highest Boy Scouts of America (BSA) award for conservation, and the rarest award in Scouting; only 134 Silver Medals have been awarded since its creation by esteemed American zoologist and conservationist […]

Conference talks are developed for each track: Developer, Design and Front-End, All Users, or Business. This year speakers will have the chance to deliver both full length presentations, as well as short, 15 minute lightning talks.

Speakers and sponsors come from all around the country for WordCamp Asheville 2016

WordCamp Asheville 2016 is shaping up to be an educational, inspirational, and fun weekend with speakers, sponsors, and attendees from around the country. Held June 3rd to June 5th in the Highsmith University Union on the UNCA campus, WordCamp Asheville is proud to announce a conference schedule that includes local designers, developers, marketers, and business owners that use WordPress, as well as a variety of speakers from out of state.

Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake to perform at Metro Wines on June 18

Press release from Metro Wines: Please join us for “A Slice of Life” performance on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 @MetroWines, 169 Charlotte Street. Connie Regan-Blake and her “Taking the Stage” workshop participants present a great evening of storytelling. “Storytelling is alive and well, primarily because of Connie Regan-Blake.” ABC Good Morning America Your $15 ticket includes a glass […]

Mountain BizWorks announces upcoming workshops and events

From Mountain BizWorks newsletter: Upcoming Workshops & Events  From Us and Our Partners Psst! We have a new online class calendar 2016 WNC Branding Summit June 2, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Blue Ridge Community College Get tips to create a new brand or clarify your existing brand in an interactive, creative experience from Blue Ridge Community College’s […]

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Mills River Elementary wins $1,000 in Fitness Equipment from local SUBWAY® sandwich shops

PRESS RELEASE:  Western North Carolina SUBWAY® sandwich shops have announced Mills River Elementary School as the grand prize winner of the 2015 SUBWAY® Fit for Life Challenge. The students tracked their healthy eating and physical activity choices for two weeks last October and third-grade teacher Erin Stachura held a RunJumpThrow event at the school and […]

People invited to comment on proposed cleanup plan for manufacturing site in Brevard

PRESS RELEASE: People are invited to provide their comments on a proposed cleanup plan for the former DuPont manufacturing facility in Brevard. The 60-day public comment period for the plan started today and concludes July 25. A notice about the cleanup plan was published in today’s editions of the Transylvania Times. DuPont made high purity […]

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Mars Hill University professor receives Choice Award for book

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. David Gilbert, visiting assistant professor of history at Mars Hill University, has received a Choice Award for his book, The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Choice awards are presented annually by Choice magazine, a publication of the American Library Association. The […]

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