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AC-T: Montford residents disagree with timing of drug bust in Asheville

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 […]

Local business celebrates staff certifications

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 […]

N.C. Agriculture Commissioner to Lead Local Food Forum at Sherrill Center

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 […]

Whole Foods Markets to stop selling ‘red-rated’ wild seafood nationwide

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 […]

Tell why you’re Dining Out for Life in 60 seconds or less, win trip for two

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 […]

Community leaders and Terry Bellamy to tour housing in Rutherford County

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 […]

Women under 40 PAC endorses Bellamy for NC-10

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 […]

11th District candidate Vance Patterson says he’ll donate salary to WNC nonprofits if elected

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 […]