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2014 Art with Heart to benefit fragile pediatric patients

Here’s the press release from CarePartners Estate Sales Services: Asheville, NC (August 18, 2014) – Small-to-medium sized works from more than 50 regional artists will be featured at the CarePartners Annual Charity Art with a Heart Sale, Thursday October 2, Friday October 3 and Saturday, October 4, along with selected art from area estates. A […]

Moffitt ranked NC’s ‘most effective legislator’

Here’s an excerpt from the announcement via Rep. Tim Moffitt’s political marketing website: Representative Tim Moffitt was ranked North Carolina’s most effective legislator, according to a recent analysis by the Insider State Government News Service. Moffitt represents the western part of Buncombe County. The report ranked legislators in each of five categories, including the percentage […]

North Carolina NAACP appeals federal judge’s ruling on state voting law

Here’s the press release from the North Carolina NAACP: WASHINGTON – Fighting to protect the right to vote for all North Carolinians this November, the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP filed an appeal today in the legal battle over H.B. 589, the state’s voter suppression law. The appeal – which was filed by […]

Asheville manufacturer to donate product to combat Ebola outbreak

Press Release Avadim Technologies, Inc. Avadim Technologies, Inc. announced today it has established a new partnership with the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise’s Beyond All Borders Program, allowing outreach and donations to assist third world countries. Through this innovative partnership, Avadim Technologies will be donating its Theraworx™ product to those in need both in the […]

Waldrop holds campaign kickoff event Sept. 6

  Here’s the press release from the campaign of Buncombe County Board of Commissioners candidate Nancy Waldrop: CANDLER, N.C. – August 14, 2014 – Nancy Waldrop and her supporters, including Democrats, Republicans, unaffiliated voters and her teaching colleagues will officially kickoff her campaign for County Commission on September 6. Hosted by Clerk of Court Steven […]

WNC fall color may be spotty, but last longer, says WCU’s foliage prognosticator

From a press release: WNC fall color may be spotty, but last longer, says WCU’s foliage prognosticator CULLOWHEE – The combination of a wet spring and forecasts for above-average temperatures this fall could produce a long-lasting leaf display in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but with spotty color development. That’s the word from Western […]

Mars Hill University Renews Agreement with Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

From a press release: Mars Hill University Renews Agreement with Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Representatives from Mars Hill University and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will be meeting on the Mars Hill campus September 9 to renew an ongoing cooperative relationship between the two organizations. Plans call for Dr. Dan Lunsford, president […]

SMN: Franklin, Forest Hills Pass Fracking Resolutions

From Smoky Mountain News Franklin, Forest Hills Pass Fracking Resolutions Written by Jeremy Morrison Two more local governments in Western North Carolina have passed resolutions opposing fracking this month. Franklin and Forest Hills are the most recent to formally oppose the natural gas exploration method green-lighted by state legislators earlier this year. “This whole thing […]

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Robin Bullock performs at Mountain Spirit Coffee House, Sept. 14

From a press release: Robin Bullock performs at Mountain Spirit Coffee House, Sept. 14 Sunday, Sept. 14. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Donation: $15 Adults/ $10 students Held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. Info at  545-2260, mountainspiritcoffeehouse@gmail.com We welcome back Robin Bullock to our stage. In 2013, after thirteen years […]