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UNCA’s Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces 2013 Windgate Fellows

Press release UNC Asheville’s Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces the winners of the 2013 Windgate Fellowships, awarded to 10 graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft. Each Windgate Fellow receives $15,000 – one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. “The Windgate Fellowship program gives us a glimpse of the […]

Cindy Sheehan, David Swanson will speak at May 3-6 National War Tax Resistance CC in Asheville

Cindy Sheehan and David Swanson to be Keynote Speakers at the NWTRCC Gathering in Asheville: May 3rd through 6th. Asheville, NC — The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) will hold its National Gathering, at the Flood Fine Arts Center in the Phil Mechanics Building at 109 Roberts Street May 3rd through the 6th […]

Mayor Bellamy supports appointment of Mayor Foxx for Transportation Secretary

Full announcement from Mayor Terry Bellamy: I want to personally thank Secretary Ray LaHood for the wonderful work that he did as the United States’ Secretary of Transportation. Through his support multi-modal transportation systems, Asheville was able to successfully transform our transit fleet. I would like to personally thank President Obama for appointing Mayor Anthony […]

Legislative protest brings 17 arrests at N.C. Statehouse

Seventeen protestors, including N.C. NAACP’s president, William Barber, were arrested this evening just before the N.C. Senate’s 7 p.m. session convened. The protestors were shouting “We fight” in an act of civil disobedience that Barber said was aimed at a legislative agenda that is “hurting poor and minorities.” Barber, in an interview on national television […]

Asheville group to attend Bob Moog’s induction into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Here’s the press release from Moog Music: Bob Moog’s Widow Ileana Grams-Moog, Moog Music President Mike Adams and Bob Moog Foundation Executive Director Michelle Moog-Koussa to Attend Moog’s Induction Ceremony Into National Inventors Hall of Fame Bob Moog will be honored by The National Inventors Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony to take place […]

Meadows urges appeal of emergency contraception court decision

Here’s the press release from the office of 11th District Rep. Mark Meadows: Meadows Authors Letter to POTUS Requesting an Appeal on Emergency Contraception Decision Washington, D.C. – In response to the Eastern District of New York’s decision to permit children under the age of 17 to purchase emergency contraception without a prescription, Representative Mark […]

New Report: Manufacturing decline explains North Carolina’s lagging job creation

Here’s the press release from the North Carolina Justice Center: NC would have 108,000 more jobs today if the state’s manufacturing employment resembled the national average RALEIGH (April 29, 2013) — North Carolina’s economy is performing competitively compared to neighboring states and the national average, according to a new report from the Budget & Tax […]

C-T: Asheville buys property between French Broad, Carrier Park

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the city of Asheville has purchased two parcels between French Broad River Park and Carrier Park. Park visitors who walked, ran and biked the greenway trails will remember the appearance last year of “No Trespassing” signs and a chain blocking the two small parcels, located near the Amboy/Meadow Road bridge. […]

Animal Hospital of North Asheville certified as a Gold Standard Cat Friendly Practice

Press release From North Asheville Animal Hospital The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has certified Animal Hospital of North Asheville (AHNA) as a Gold Standard Cat Friendly Practice. The Cat Friendly Practice program is designed to recognize hospitals that provide the highest level of care to cats and recognize those that also abide by […]

Asheville High student receives national tobacco prevention award

Press release From Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) Asheville High School senior Tyler Long has been named the 2013 Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The award was created to honor top young leaders from across the country working to promote tobacco prevention legislation, expose tobacco marketing to youth, and prevent […]

How’d alt-energy advocates beat a N.C. bill? Jobs, says Southern Studies report

From SouthernStudies.org A bill that would have ended North Carolina’s renewable energy program was voted down this week by a state House committee in a bipartisan vote by a surprisingly wide margin. House Bill 298 was backed by more than a dozen conservative advocacy groups including the American Legislative Exchange Council, Americans for Prosperity, the […]

Wake, Mecklenburg counties exempt from statewide implications of water bill

From the Asheville Citizen-Times Two of North Carolina’s largest counties would not be forced to give up their public water systems under Senate amendments to a bill that would move the [Asheville] city system to a regional authority. Meanwhile, former congressional candidate and past Republican City Councilman Carl Mumpower said he would leave the GOP […]

Anti-war campaigners will make donations from “redirected war taxes” May 4

Full announcement from the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee: On Saturday May 4th, Bill Ramsey of the Conscience and Military Tax Campaign (CMTC) fund and other alternative funds from around the country, will present checks from redirected war taxes to worthy organizations providing services to the underserved. This presentation begins at 10am at the […]