On April 5th at 3p.m. a group of citizens will unveil new civic action plans in the protest against the proposed seizure of the local water system by the state and ask businesses to get involved. Brief statements will be made by Oscar Wong, President of Highland Brewery; David Gantt, Chair of the Buncombe County […]
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Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: Children were arriving for a regularly scheduled after-school program less than a block away from an undercover drug operation that led to a destructive, high-speed getaway. Many residents believe there is something wrong with that picture. City police declined comment Friday, saying they will wait for results […]
Here’s the press release: Asheville Green Drinks hosts Nobel Peace Prize nominee Caldicott named ‘one of the most influential women of the 20th Century’ ASHEVILLE – The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen Caldicott, will speak at Asheville Green Drinks on April 11 […]
April 3, 2012: County Health Rankings 2012 Release Day The third annual release of County Health Rankings offer each county in North Carolina and across the nation a tool to monitor health outcomes and the factors that are influencing health. Nearly every county in the country is ranked on health outcomes (how healthy we are) […]
Here’s the press release from TSAChoice: ASHEVILLE AND GREENVILLE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATOR TSACHOICE ANNOUNCES MIKE HARMON AND MATT SMITH EARN VCP CERTIFICATIONS FROM VMWARE Technology integrator TSAChoice, Inc., with offices in Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC announces that senior systems engineer Mike Harmon and network engineer Matt Smith both earned their VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications […]
BLUERIDGENOW.COM (Hendersonville Times-News): “Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers and will split a $640 million jackpot that was believed to be the world’s largest such prize, a lottery official said Saturday. …”
WLOS reports via Facebook, that Buncombe County Deputies are on the scene of a bank robbery at First Bank on Smokey Park Highway in Candler.
North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will lead a public forum featuring farmers, restaurateurs and others involved in the local food economy, beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room. This event is free and open to the public. The forum, part of the statewide Agriculture Commissioner’s Speakers […]
Beginning this Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market will no longer carry red-rated wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. The move, which comes one year ahead of the company’s self-imposed deadline of Earth Day 2013, makes Whole Foods Market the first national grocer to stop selling red-rated seafood. A red rating indicates that a […]
The 11th Annual New Media Student Show, a juried exhibition featuring innovative work by UNC Asheville students, will open with a reception from 3-6 p.m. Friday, April 6, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The exhibition will feature 2D and 3D animation art, […]
Announcement from Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones’ campaign: Standing Up to Bullies in Raleigh and Fighting for Buncombe County “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” — Elie Weisel One of the responsibilities of local elected officials is to […]
From the Smoky Mountain News: Western Carolina University’s faculty senate took on the hot button statewide political issue last week of Amendment One, the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages and civil unions. The faculty senate passed a resolution opposing the amendment, which will appear on the state ballot in May.
From the press release: Judy Walker, chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss several types of mathematical codes and their impact upon daily life past and present in the 2012 Parsons Lecture, “Codes are Everywhere!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The lecture is […]
From the press release: “Recognition: A Cherokee Journey to Forgiveness and Healing,” a talk by Patricia Grant, will take place at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. It is free and open to the public, and lunch is provided. Grant is a licensed social worker and program manager for […]
From the press release: Win a trip for two to a city participating in Dining Out for Life International hosted by Subaru® Dining Out for Life® invites supporters to express why they participate in this annual event, which brings compassionate people, foodies and restaurants together to raise much-needed funds for HIV/AIDS organizations. The international event […]
Here’s the press release from the Terry Bellamy campaign: COMMUNITY LEADERS AND CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE TO TOUR HOUSING IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY FOREST CITY, NC – On Wednesday, April 4, NC-10 Congressional candidate Terry Bellamy along with other community leaders will tour Rutherford County with representatives of Rutherford Housing Partnership for a firsthand look at examples of […]
Here’s the press release from the Terry Bellamy campaign: WOMEN UNDER 40 PAC ENDORSES BELLAMY FOR NC-10 ASHEVILLE, NC – Terry Bellamy, Asheville Mayor and Congressional candidate (NC-10), has been endorsed by the “Women Under 40” PAC (or “WUFPAC”). WUFPAC is a non-partisan organization dedicated to electing women who are forty years of age or […]
From the News & Observer: RALEIGH, N.C. — Some North Carolina residents with developmental disabilities will keep their Medicaid services for now because of an order from a federal judge.
11th Congressional District candidate Vance Patterson, Republican, Burke County, says he will donate his salary to Western North Carolina nonprofits if elected. He faces eight GOP challengers in the May 8 primary for the district, redrawn this year to include his county and exclude most of Asheville, N.C. The 11th District is currently represented by […]
Photo of Dr. James Wells courtesy of the Charles George VA Medical Center. From the press release: Asheville, N.C. – Dr. James Wells was recently announced as the new chief of staff for the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C. The chief of staff has direct responsibility for all clinical and patient care […]
Full announcement from gubernatorial candidate Bob Etheridge’s campaign: Please join us in supporting the Buncombe County Democratic Party at their Headquarters Refinance Party Bob Etheridge Candidate for Governor Saturday, March 31, 2012 5:00 p.m. Buncombe County Democratic Party Headquarters 951 Old Fairview Road Asheville, NC 28803