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Asheville Sister Cities plans French Bastille Day event, July 13

From a press release: Asheville Sister Cities plans French Bastille Day event, July 13 Yes, the French did give us our iconic Miss Liberty that welcomes everyone into New York Harbor. Now Ashevillians have one more thing to thank for the French for… Bastille Day Celebrations! This year’s Fête will take place on Sunday, July […]

Southern Appalachian Brewery teams with The Wilhelm Brothers to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Association, July 20

From a press release: Southern Appalachian Brewery teams with The Wilhelm Brothers to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Association Music is medicine. Science has proven the healing power of music. Children’s Cancer Association states on their website: “Music does more than just fill an environment; it transforms it.” So, they came up with a program […]

AC-T: Thieves target Asheville CityMac for the fourth time

Asheville Citizen-Times By Sabian Warren: ASHEVILLE – CityMac, an Apple computer business repeatedly targeted by thieves, has been hit again, making it the fourth break-in at the company since the spring. Someone broke into CityMac’s Biltmore Park store at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday by smashing out a window, Asheville police Lt. Don Eberhardt said. Four […]

‘Climate Change & Society,’ UNC Asheville Certificate Program, has remaining slots

Here’s the press release from UNC Asheville: “Climate Change & Society,” UNC Asheville Certificate Program, Has Remaining Slots A few positions remain open in the fall semester for UNC Asheville’s unique, graduate-level certificate program, Climate Change & Society. Tailored for working professionals and students interested in the fields of climate and sustainability, the two-year program […]

‘Seasons in the Smokies’ premiere set for July 17

Press Release From Great Smoky Mountains Association: “Seasons in the Smokies,” the second in the Smoky Mountain Explorer Series from Great Smoky Mountains Association, will make its first appearance on the big screen during a premiere showing of the film Thursday, July 17. Gary Wilson, GSMA’s award-winning filmmaker, will discuss what it took to make this […]

Hi-Wire released Uprisin’ Hefeweizen seasonal brew last Friday

ASHEVILLE, NC – June 27, 2014 – Hi-Wire Brewing released their latest seasonal beer offering, “Uprisin’ Hefeweizen”, Friday, June 27th in its downtown tasting room! A traditional wheat ale with big ester notes of banana – backed by tones of clove and peppercorn. Brewed with 100% North Carolina-grown wheat from Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, […]

Franklin School of Innovation names executive director

Here’s the press release from the Franklin School of Innovation: It is with great pleasure that Franklin School of Innovation announces that school founder, Michelle Vruwink has agreed to serve as the school’s inaugural Executive Director.  After an exhaustive search the Board determined that Vruwink’s background, experience, and vision for the school exceeds that of […]

City of Asheville among global grand prize winners in Amazon Innovation Challenge

Here’s the press release from the city of Asheville: City of Asheville among global grand prize winners in Amazon Innovation Challenge ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville is excited to be named one of four winners of Amazon Web Services’ global “City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.” The Best Practices Award recognizes innovative and impactful […]

CPP: NC House approves blocking charter school employees’ names with pay level

From the Carolina Public Press: The N.C. House approved legislation Thursday that would block charter school employees’ names from being disclosed with their pay, acting on an amendment introduced by Rep. Charles Jeter, R-Huntersville. The revised bill now goes back to the Senate, which earlier approved a version that requires disclosure of names, salaries and all […]

The Healing Revolution Summit brings nationally known speakers to Asheville

Press release from King Bio:   Unique Natural Health Conference Educates Doctors and the Public on Toxins, Cancer, Mental Health and More   ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 27, 2014) – Dr. Frank King, founder and president of King Bio, has organized a three-day, natural health event, featuring numerous doctors and speakers, to be held at the […]

Sterilization victims office received 630 claim forms ahead of statutory deadline

Press release from the Office for Justice Sterilization Victims: Sterilization Victims Office Received 630 Claim Forms Ahead of Statutory Deadline RALEIGH – June 27, 2014 As of June 26, 2014, the Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims (Office) has received 630 claim forms from potential Eugenics Board sterilization victims. 465 of those claim forms have been […]

NC House passes bill allowing medical use of cannabidiol oil for the treatment of seizure disorders

Press release from Governor McCrory: Governor Pat McCrory said today he will sign into law legislation that allows for medical use of cannabidiol oil for the treatment of seizures disorders, particularly those that seem to afflict children. Cannabidiol oil is derived from a compound that is found in the marijuana plant.  “This law will help […]

Legislation will allow Camp Lejeune and CTS victims to seek redress

Press release: Hagan, Butterfield Introduce Legislation to Allow Justice for Individuals Harmed by Toxic Pollution Bill Enables Camp Lejeune and CTS Victims to Seek Redress Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Congressman G.K. Butterfield introduced legislation in the Senate and House that will protect the ability of North Carolinians harmed by toxic chemicals […]

Asheville Community Theatre hosts “Poetry in Motion” showcase, July 13

From a press release: Asheville Community Theatre hosts “Poetry in Motion” showcase, July 13 Asheville Community Theatre is thrilled to host Poetry in Motion, a showcase of classic, modern, and original poetry performed by local young poets. The show will feature many rising stars of the youth poetry community and will spotlight the Slam Asheville […]

Local mosquitoes could carry Chikungunya virus

Here’s the press release from Buncombe County Health & Human Services: Buncombe County Health & Human Services officials have reported the county’s first case of Chikungunya, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, making it the third confirmed case in North Carolina.  The Buncombe resident contracted the illness while traveling with a group to Haiti, which is […]