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News&Observer: North Carolina legislators take aim at ‘arrogant’ cities

From the Raleigh News&Observer Even in a state that has grown increasingly urban, North Carolina cities are on the defensive, fighting to keep prized assets and local control against a legislature that appears intent on taking them. Three cities – Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh – face the loss of signature assets. Small towns, like bigger […]

Less smog: SACE commends proposed gas, auto emission standards

Press release from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy U.S. EPA Releases New Gasoline & Automobile Emissions Standards SACE commends Obama Administration for Proposal to Reduce Vehicular Pollution In a significant and positive step for public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards, also known as Tier […]

Council member Bothwell will speak at April 1 Dinner w/ Progressives

Full announcement from Cecil Bothwell’s re-election campaign: Asheville, NC— City Councilmember Cecil Bothwell will address the April meeting of Dinner w/Progressives, tomorrow, April 1 at Firestorm Cafe and Books. Bothwell will outline pending legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly that will do serious financial harm to this and other municipalities in the state. “When […]

Asheville’s Skylar Larson pledges 10 months’ national service for AmeriCorps’ NCCC program

Press release from AmeriCorps Skylar Larson of Asheville, N.C., is one of 160 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 19th Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. As a Corps Member, Larsen will spend 10 months getting things done for […]

NC Justice Center highlights Asheville in unemployment analysis

From the NC Justice Center: RALEIGH (March 22, 2013) — The Division of Employment Security released new January unemployment numbers for each of North Carolina’s metro areas this morning. While the rise in unemployment across all 14 metros from December to January is somewhat concerning, seasonal fluctuations in hiring make the year-over-year comparisons from January […]

University Business magazine: A-B Tech a “model of efficiency

From A-B Tech: A-B Tech Community College is one of seven colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its spring 2013 “Models of Efficiency” national recognition program. The Models of Efficiency program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology and/or business process improvements.
 “Slow, manual processes similar to […]

McCrory appoints APD Police Chief Anderson and Jerry VeHaun to Emergency Response Commission

Media release From the Office of Gov. Pat McCrory Governor McCrory Announces Appointments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crystal Feldman Thursday, March 28, 2013 govpress@nc.gov Raleigh, N.C. – Today, Governor McCrory announced the following direct appointments: Board of Science and Technology, Members Appoint Dr. Bruce King (Forsyth County) – Dr. King is the Associate Provost for […]

University Business magazine honors A-B Tech as ‘model of efficiency’

Press release from A-B Technical Community College A-B Tech honored for being a “Model of Efficiency” A-B Tech Community College is one of seven colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its spring 2013 “Models of Efficiency” national recognition program. The Models of Efficiency program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher […]

Junior Walk speaks out against mountaintop-removal mining at UNCA event tonight

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services Junior Walk, a West Virginia native who travels the country speaking out against mountaintop-removal mining on behalf of the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. Walk was a 2011 recipient of the Earth […]