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WCMS announces its 2012 foundation board chair and officers

From the press release: Brentley Jeffries, MD has been elected Chair of the 2012 Foundation Board of Directors of the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS). Dr. Jeffries is an active member with the Western Carolina Medical Society. He has served on the Foundation Board since 2010, becoming vice-chair in 2011. Dr. Jeffries is board certified […]

Buncombe County young Republicans will host candidates at social

At their March monthly social, the Buncombe County Young Republicans will host all declared–and some still considering–Republican candidates for Buncombe County elected office. Unlike typical candidate forums, Young Republicans will introduce their new vetting process; the “Buncombe County Ringer.” The Buncombe County Ringer is a three-question quiz session which will involve questions about local beer, […]

Asheville Integrative Medicine to offer breast thermograms

From the press release: Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Certified Thermographer nurse, will be offering screening breast thermograms at: Asheville Integrative Medicine 832 Hendersonville Rd Asheville NC 28739 Tel: 828-252-5545 On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, she will be performing screening breast thermograms and appointments are available from 9-2 pm. Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that does […]

NC Stage & League of Women Voters offer Frances Perkins, a Chautauqua Show

Here’s the press release: NC Stage & League of Women Voters Offer Frances Perkins, a Chautauqua Show Meet the woman behind the New Deal. That’s the idea behind the presentation of Frances Perkins, A Chautauqua Show, presented jointly by the Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters and NC Stage Company March 5. The show is […]

Polk County Democratic women welcome NC-10 candidate Bellamy

Here’s the press release from the Bellamy campaign: POLK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN WELCOME NC-10 CANDIDATE BELLAMY Columbus, NC – Terry Bellamy, Asheville Mayor and Congressional candidate (NC-10), was warmly welcomed to a packed Polk County Democratic Headquarters Monday, February 27, 2012 during the Polk Democratic Women’s monthly lunch and speaker event. Bellamy gave an impassioned […]

Panel puts brakes on cutbacks for state parks and cultural attractions

Recommendations to close or cut back on the operation of the state’s parks and other cultural resources have been rejected by a legislative subcommittee , although the fiscal proposal must still be reviewed by the full committee. “The need for attractions is significant … particularly at a time when the need for low-cost activities for […]

Montford Neighborhood Association aims to connect greenway through failed Momentum property

From Lael Gray of MNA, The Montford Neighborhood Association (MNA) announced today a “Greenway Challenge” in conjunction with RiverLink to jumpstart the process of completing the unfinished portion of the Reed Creek Greenway through the former Momentum property along Broadway. The MNA is challenging Montford residents and businesses, as well as the entire Asheville community, […]

A-B Tech’s Board of Trustees has adopted a new mission statement for the college

Here’s the press release from A-B Tech: A-B Tech’s Board of Trustees has adopted a new mission statement for the college, emphasizing the critical role it plays in the area’s economic development. Over a three-month period, more than 75 faculty, staff, students and members of the A-B Tech Board of Trustees participated in focus groups […]

Friends of Panthertown welcomes new president

Here’s the press release: Cashiers, NC – An accomplished local resident with extensive experience in management and planning has been selected to lead the area non-profit devoted to protecting and maintaining Panthertown Valley. In January of 2012, Margaret Fry Carton was elected as President of the Friends of Panthertown, the 501(c)(3) organization that works in […]

Register for the WNC Alliance’s new discussion course ‘Choices for Sustainable Living’

Here’s the info via the WNC Alliance email newsletter: The choices we make today shape the world we’ll live in tomorrow. So how can we create the most sustainable society for our future? The Western North Carolina Alliance is offering a course that can show you how. “Choices for Sustainable Living” is a seven-session course […]

City of Asheville announces transportation updates for Southern Conference Basketball Tournament

The full release from the City of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – The Southern Conference (SoCon) is returning to Asheville this weekend for its championship games at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in the Asheville U.S. Cellular Center and Kimmel Arena on the UNC Asheville campus. The event will include both men’s and women’s games and involve a total […]

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