Blogwires

Showing 43-63 of 9549 results
Children First

Asheville mayor proclaims Sept. 15- Oct. 15 ‘Hispanic Heritage Month
’

Press release and photo from Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of people from Latin American countries. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fiesta Latina on October 11 at Pack Place Park and […]

Moffitt releases new ad criticizing opponent’s business

The day after his Democratic opponent Brian Turner released a television ad criticizing him, Republican Rep. Tim Moffitt’s campaign sent out a press release announcing a critical advertisement of its own. The new Moffitt ad slams Turner’s family business for allegedly “laying off 68 Buncombe County workers — while at the same time accepting millions […]

image006

Manheimer presents Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation to Children First/ CIS

Press Release Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of people from Latin American countries. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fiesta Latina on October 11 at Pack Place Park and visit the Mi […]

WCQS: Homeward Bound hits milestone with 1,000 people housed

From WCQS Greta Johnson A spokesman announced Monday that as of last month, the organization has provided permanent housing for 1,000 people. “The really good news,” said Executive Director Jim Lowder, “is that we have an 89 percent retention rate. 89 percent of the people we’ve placed in housing have never become homeless again.” Click […]

WNC Historical Association announces Thomas Wolfe literary award finalists

Press Release Asheville History Center at the Smith McDowell House For the first time in the history of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, the Western North Carolina Historical Association announces the selection of ten semifinalists for the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family in 1955, this annual award […]

Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University opens new exhibition

From a Press Release: Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University opens new exhibition “Our Story – This Place” The History of African American Education in Madison County, North Carolina: The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Exhibition dates: September 14, 2014 – February, 28, 2015 Reception: September 14, 2015, 1-3 p.m. MARS HILL, NC. August […]

Community garden conference October 25 in Asheville, NC

From a Press Release: Community garden conference October 25 in Asheville, NC The annual conference of the North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) offers unique learning and networking opportunities for North Carolina’s growing number of community gardeners. The organization’s 2014 gathering – Growing Garden Connections – will take place Saturday, October 25, in the Sherrill […]

Asheville Council to hold public hearings on development issues

Notice from the city of Asheville: The following are City Council public hearings scheduled for October 14.  This listing is for information only and is subject to change. A.   Continuation of public hearing to consider a conditional zoning for Greymont Village Apartments, located on Sardis Road, from Industrial District and Commercial Industrial District to RM-16 […]

Passenger numbers on the rise at Asheville Regional Airport

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: For the eighth month in a row this year, passenger traffic increased at Asheville Regional Airport. The number of travelers departing from Asheville increased 11% for the month of August 2014 compared with August 2013, and was the biggest recorded August in the airport’s history with a total of […]

Images courtesy of the NC Board of Elections

NC Board of elections provides ‘snapshot of registered voters’

Press release from the NC Board of Elections: September 23 is National Voter Registration Day, and the State Board of Elections has announced that its rolls grew by nearly 1.5 million over the last decade. More than 6.5 million have registered, representing roughly 9 out of 10 eligible North Carolinians. “Registration is a vital first […]

Asheville Chamber holds Mega Networking

From a Press Release: Asheville Chamber holds Mega Networking: “speed dating for businesses” Asheville, NC (Sept. 23, 2014) – Members of the business community will connect at Mega Networking Thursday, Oct. 9th hosted by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Asheville Event Centre. “Mega Networking […]

Dead Mans Cell Phone

TheatreUNCA opens fall season with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

From a press release: TheatreUNCA opens fall season with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy by Sara Ruhl, will open TheatreUNCA’s fall season, with performances Oct. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 2 p.m., in Carol Belk Theatre on campus. Described as a “beguiling comedy,” by the […]

Turner releases first campaign ad, ‘Blame’

Press release from the Brian Turner campaign: House District 116 candidate Brian Turner released his first campaign ad today, “Blame,” which criticizes his opponent Rep. Tim Moffitt’s recent efforts to deflect responsibility for his voting record in Raleigh.  In the ad, Turner criticizes his opponent’s TV ad that blames others for North Carolina’s economic difficulties. […]

CPP: Enterovirus D68 confirmed in 6 NC patients

From the Carolina Public Press: Enterovirus D68 confirmed in 6 NC patients by Angie Newsome RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in six patients from North Carolina. The specimens that tested positive for EV-D68 were obtained from children ages 10 and […]

Highlands on the Half-Shell benefit for Highlands Biological Foundation

From a Press Release: Highlands on the Half-Shell: Oyster Roast & Live Jazz to benefit the Highlands Biological Foundation HIGHLANDS, NC — On Sunday, October 5th a group of Highlands residents are hosting “Highlands on the Half-Shell” in the amphitheatre behind the Nature Center to support the Highlands Biological Foundation. Feast on oysters, shrimp and […]

RiverLink announces the Comprehensive Creek Care program

From a Press Release: RiverLink announces the Comprehensive Creek Care program RiverLink announces the Comprehensive Creek Care program, an approach to neighborhood creek care that approaches water quality improvements in a variety of ways. Neighborhoods, businesses, churches and other groups around Western North Carolina have already worked to improve water quality through RiverLink’s Adopt-A-Stream program. […]

Passenger numbers on the rise at Asheville Regional Airport

From a Press Release: Passenger numbers on the rise at Asheville Regional Airport For the eighth month in a row this year, passenger traffic increased at Asheville Regional Airport. The number of travelers departing from Asheville increased 11% for the month of August 2014 compared with August 2013, and was the biggest recorded August in […]