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 […]
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From Smoky Mountain News: RBC Bank is looking to offload the building that once housed O’Malley’s On Main Pub and Grill in Waynesville from its list of assets. A ‘for-sale’ sign has been posted in the window of the vacant building following a bank foreclosure last fall. The once-popular downtown bar had changed management at […]
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, […]
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 […]
Hominy Creek Greenway will be on the route of a St. Patrick’s Day bicycle event, the Bike of the Irish. Come the week before and help clean up winter’s mess and make this a fun and green event. Saturday, March 10th off Shelburne Road 11a.m.
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 […]
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 […]
From the press release: In early April, Asheville-based Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is sending a fifth team of medical volunteers to Haiti, which is still recovering from the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck in January 2010. But for the first time, the volunteers will be able to travel directly to patients thanks to […]
There will be at least a dozen candidates for N.C. governor, a dozen for the 9th Congressional District (Charlotte), and 11 for the 11th District (Heath Shuler’s WNC seat) as the numbers of those running for office stack up on the last day for registering — today, Feb. 29.
PRESS RELEASE Evergreen Community Charter School was selected as a nominee from North Carolina for the Green Ribbons Schools award. This recognition is the first comprehensive federal policy for schools related to environment, health and education through the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to Evergreen other nominees are the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, […]
PRESS RELEASE: To officially kick off the Primary season and the finalization of the Primary Ballot, Timothy Murphy (Dem, NC10) will hold a campaign rally in his hometown of Rutherfordton, NC on Thursday, March 1. The event will be held on the lawn of the Rutherford County Courthouse from 3PM until 5PM. Murphy is expected […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
MAKE A DIFFERENCE! SKI OR RIDE TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AT SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT, NORTH CAROLINA. FEBRUARY 28, 2012 On Sunday, March 4th we celebrate the life of the late Dick Trundy, a decorated Marine Corps General and aviator who served as Sugar Mountain Ski Resorts Director of […]
Here’s the press release from RiverLink: RiverLink is proud to offer the opportunity for everyone to experience the beauty and knowledge nature has to offer firsthand. The Southern Appalachian Mountains are host to around 50 species of salamanders, attracting scientists from all over the world to study these remarkable animals. RiverLink feels very lucky to […]
here’s the message from Patsy Keever via her email newsletter: Dear friend, Are you as outraged by the Republicans’ radical assault on women as I am? Then let’s do something about it! …We’ve watched in disbelief as Republican extremists in Congress have attempted to undermine our hard-won rights, voting time after time to do away […]
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 […]
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 […]
From the News Herald: MORGANTON — A nearly three-year long battle to keep Burke County’s high schools accredited is over. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement announced Friday it has removed Burke County from accreditation probation, which has been in effect since August 2009.
From Smoky Mountain News: A $10 million line of County credit intended to bridge short-term cash flow problems at MedWest-Haywood hospital has hit a snag. A loan taken out by the hospital offers up the hospital building as collateral but legally it needs approval from county commissioners to do so. The MedWest board failed to […]