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Local activists speak out against Duke Energy’s plan for more nuclear power

Here’s the press release from the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League: ONE-THIRD OF A BILLION DOLLARS ALREADY SPENT ON DUKE NUKE Today at a press conference in Asheville activists revealed that Duke Energy has requested approval of over $300 million in pre-construction costs to the North Carolina Utilities Commission. In testimony today before the commission, […]

McCrory to take March 1 ‘Main Street Tour’ of Black Mountain

Here’s the notice from the office of Governor Pat McCrory: Raleigh, N.C. – Today, the Office of Governor Pat McCrory released the following media advisory for Governor McCrory’s Main Street Tour in Black Mountain, NC. WHO: Governor Pat McCrory WHAT: Main Street Tour of Downtown Black Mountain, NC WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2013 11:30am WHERE: […]

Asheville Transit offering translation services

From Asheville Rapid Transit: ASHEVILLE – Asheville Redefines Transit continues to employ strategies that improve the ridership experience, and that goes for the City of Asheville’s non-English speaking population as well. In response to the growth of Spanish-speaking and Eastern European populations in Asheville, as indicated by census data, Ride the ART offers multi-lingual services […]

McHenry votes to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

Here’s the press release from the office of Rep. Patrick McHenry, whose 10th District includes most of Asheville: Washington, DC – Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) today applauded bipartisan passage of legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, the landmark law meant to prevent domestic violence and help victims of abuse. The law encourages law […]

Mars Hill College hosts Monday, March 4, program on Forest Service ForWarn System

Press release from Mars Hill College Mars Hill College will host a program on Monday, March 4, which will explore the USDA’s Forest Service ForWarn System, a set of satellite-based forest assessment tools for examining threats for healthy forests. The program, titled “ForWarn: A Forest Disturbance Change Detection System to Aid Forest Managers,” will take […]

Park Ridge Health welcomes county’s first nephrologist Dr. Melissa Harrington to team of providers

Press release From Park Ridge Health Park Ridge Health is pleased to welcome Melisa Harrington, M.D., board-certified in nephrology and internal medicine, to its team of providers. As the county’s first nephrologist, Dr. Harrington will care for patients with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure or kidney complications resulting from diabetes, hypertension and autoimmune disorders. She […]

Dobra will host LEAF benefit throughout this weekend

From Dobra Tea: Asheville, N.C. (February 22, 2012) – Dobrá Tea will host Loose LEAF Weekend, a LEAF International benefit which features music, dance, classes teaching traditional brewing techniques for international teas. A LEAF International donation, outreach and information table will be set up at 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 and remain through 7 […]

Leadership Asheville to join with UNC Asheville

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services Leadership Asheville, a leadership development organization, will join with UNC Asheville in the coming months, and transition away from its current status as an independent, nonprofit organization. The announcement was made today, following discussions between leaders of the two organizations and a vote by the Leadership Asheville Board […]

Asheville activists caravan to Charlotte for energy hearing

Here’s the press release from the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League: ASHEVILLE ACTIVISTS CARAVAN TO CHARLOTTE Tomorrow people from Asheville will caravan to Charlotte for a state hearing on North Carolina’s energy future. Before the caravan departs, a short press conference and photo opportunity will be held in the Westgate Shopping Center at 1:30 pm […]

WNC Pilots Association Education Foundation offers grants

Here’s the info from the Western North Carolina Pilots Association Education Foundation: Western North Carolina Pilots Association Education Foundation is proud to announce that we are taking letters of application for 2013 Aviation Grants. If you are interested in applying please read the following. 1. Who is eligible to apply? Any person that lives in […]

Deadline for Foundation of Henderson County scholarship applications is this Friday

Press release From the Community Foundation of Henderson County Hendersonville, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 – The deadline for submitting applications for the Community Foundation of Henderson County’s scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year is on or before 5 p.m., Friday, March 1. The Community Foundation is seeking applicants for 63 scholarships. Students may review scholarship […]

Final “Caring Artists for Evergreen” event this Saturday

Press release From Evergreen Community Charter School Evergreen Community Charter School is celebrating its final Caring Artists for Evergreen (CAFÉ) after a successful 10 years of raising money for the school’s distinctive environmental education program. On March 2, you can “Get your Green On!” with headliner Jon Stickley Trio, alumni from Evergreen’s EMBE marimba band, […]

UNCA wins marketing awards for “Seriously Creative” ad campaign

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services UNC Asheville won five awards for marketing, including a first-place Grand Award, at a conference for advancement professionals. The honors came for the university’s coordinated marketing and recruitment campaigns, and for campaign components, all using UNC Asheville’s branding theme, “Seriously Creative.” The awards were presented February 20 in […]

UNCA “Writers at Home” series to feature Katherine Min and Beth Keefauver

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services The Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, continues in March with readings by writers Beth Keefauver and Katherine Min. The readings will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is […]

Times-News: More than 5,000 power outages reported in Henderson County

From the Hendersonville Times-News A winter rain system Tuesday morning caused icy conditions on roads and tree limbs, causing trees to fall onto power lines that blocked Henderson County roadways. … By noon, Duke Energy reported up to 5,200 power outages scattered around the county. That number dropped to about 990 by 10 p.m. Henderson […]