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BMN: Community benefits from 2014 Cycle to Farm to tune of $60,000

From the Black Mountain News: Community benefits from 2014 Cycle to Farm to tune of $60,000 by Fred McCormick As the dust settled from another successful ride, Cycle to Farm organizer and Black Mountain resident Jennifer Billstrom began crunching the numbers to measure the unique event’s impact on the local economy. The 62-mile ride that […]

Warren Wilson College freshmen partner with Isaac Dickson Elementary

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Transitioning to a new school year together: A unique service-learning partnership between Warren Wilson College First Year Students and 3rd graders at Isaac Dickson Elementary School Asheville, NC:  September 15, 2014 First Year Warren Wilson College students were welcomed to Asheville and Warren Wilson just 3 weeks ago. 13 […]

Land for Tomorrow applauds Clean Water Management Trust Fund

Press release from North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund: North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) continues to fund outstanding land and water conservation projects across the state. During its September 16 meeting in Raleigh, the board approved funding for 23 land conservation projects that will safeguard water quality, provide recreational opportunities, preserve […]

Haywood Road Fall 2014 Clean Up Day is Sept. 20

Press release from West Asheville Business Association: Haywood Road Fall 2014 Clean Up Day Saturday September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM WABA (West Asheville Business Association) is once again teaming up with Asheville GreenWorks and Haywood Road businesses to host a clean up day. The Haywood Road Fall Clean Up Day will […]

SMN: Ahead of the CuRvE: Cullowhee group look to river park for downtown revitalization

From the Smoky Mountain News: Ahead of the CuRvE: Cullowhee group look to river park for downtown revitalization by Holly Kays Downtown Cullowhee doesn’t look much like the thriving little town Rick Bennett found when he first moved to Jackson County in 1966. In the golden era of the 1970s, he reminisces, the little town […]

Local group circulates petition to reform busking rights

From Change.org: Local group circulates petition to reform busking rights Asheville buskers are petitioning Asheville Parks & Recreation and Cultural Arts Department to support pro-busker rights reform The petition, which can be found at Change.org, reads: Asheville is a city based on music and culture. It is also a place where legendary buskers such as, […]

Asheville VA addresses questions about asbestos

From press release: CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER, Asheville — Recently, there have been questions raised about the presence of asbestos at the Asheville facility and how it is being handled. As the health care provider of choice for more than 36,000 Veterans in Western North Carolina, we want to reassure everyone that our facility […]

Oskar Blues Brewery earns spot on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America

From a Press Release: Oskar Blues Brewery earns spot on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC – Oskar Blues Brewery, the first craft brewery in the country to brew and hand-can its own beer, continued explosive growth in 2014 and earned a position in the top half of […]

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Equinox Night Carnival benefit for nonprofit hero, Steven Liebnhaut

From a press release: Equinox Night Carnival benefit for nonprofit hero, Steven Liebnhaut Celebrate the arrival of autumn in Asheville with an Equinox Night Carnival held for local nonprofit organizer Steven Liebenhaut, who’s raised thousands of dollars for local charities and now faces a cancer diagnosis and ongoing income loss. Face painting, henna body art, […]

CPP: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

The Carolina Public Press analyses the State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses. Here’s an excerpt from the article:   The state office charged with the huge task of keeping North Carolina’s public officials on the up-and-up meets in a surprisingly small space. At least four times a year, the State Ethics Commission convenes in what was once […]

ConAgra to Present Check to MANNA FoodBank to Fight Childhood Hunger During Hunger Action Month

From a Press Release: ConAgra to Present Check to MANNA FoodBank to Fight Childhood Hunger During Hunger Action Month ASHEVILLE, NC: September 16, 2014. ConAgra Foods is committed
 to ending child hunger. Through the Child Hunger Ends Here program, for every code entered from participating ConAgra Foods products, the monetary equivalent of one meal – […]

Waynesville Gallery Association Presents Art After Dark

From a Press Release: Waynesville Gallery Association Presents Art After Dark Fall is in the air and The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to announce the October edition of Art After Dark! Art and music beckon you to join us in our art stroll, Friday, October 3rd. Galleries and restaurants’ stay open late, including working […]

Best Kept Secret in Western NC: Hanging Dog for Leaf Viewing

From a Press Release: Best Kept Secret in Western NC: Hanging Dog for Leaf Viewing MURPHY, N.C., Sept. 17, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service invites visitors to take in fall’s splendor at the Hanging Dog Recreation Area. Providing year-round access to Hiwassee Lake, Hanging Dog Recreation Area will soon be ablaze in fall’s splendor. […]

CPP: Fracking brings few jobs, major destruction, mountain residents tell NC energy commission

From the Carolina Public Press: Fracking brings few jobs, major destruction, mountain residents tell NC energy commission by Paul Clark No fracking in North Carolina, a heavily partisan crowd told the state Mining and Energy Commission on Friday, Sept. 12. Speaker after speaker at the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University told a three-member commission […]

Rice Creek – Protecting the View from the Appalachian Trail

Rice Creek – Protecting the View from the Appalachian Trail by Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Located barely 500’ from the Appalachian Trail (AT), the beautifully wooded Rice Creek tract has been a conservation priority for the US Forest Service (USFS) and Appalachian Trail Conservancy for over 15 years. We purchased the 77-acre property near Rocky […]

Call for nominations for North Carolina’s next poet laureate underway

From a press release: RALEIGH, N.C. – Nominations for the state’s next poet laureate, the ambassador of North Carolina literature, will be accepted now through Oct. 14, online at www.NCDCR.gov/PoetLaureate. The timeline is short, so immediate attention to nominations is encouraged. The post, created by the General Assembly in 1935, uses the office as a […]