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Charlotte Street Computers to hold ribbon-cutting for new Klondyke playground

An update on the new Klondyke community playground, from Charlotte Street Computers: Charlotte Street Computers is pleased to invite the community to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Klondyke Playground, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at the Klondyke Community Center. “Jennifer has done some wonderful things with these children over the […]

Fifteen students and one adult admitted to Mission Hospital after Madison County bus accident

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 24, 2012) Mission Hospital confirmed today that fifteen middle school aged children and one adult were admitted into the Emergency Department this morning after an accident involving three Madison County school buses and one passenger vehicle. „The children and the bus driver are all in stable condition,‰ […]

RiverLink urges support for greenways fundraisers

Here’s the message from RiverLink via the group’s email newsletter: Press release Support your Local Greenways Sunday October 28th! RiverLink is working throughout your community to support greenways along tributaries to the French Broad River, as part of the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan to connect neighborhoods, downtown and the river to our areas assets and […]

What to do at 3 a.m. on Nov. 17 (or so): Watch the Leonid meteor shower, says PARI

Press release from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Meteors result from particles of dust causing the atmosphere to glow as the particles enter the upper atmosphere of the Earth. The Leonid Meteors, or “Leonids,” are associated with Comet Tempel-Tuttle. As this comet revolves around the Sun every 33 years, it gives off gases and dust […]

Fees waved at U.S. Forest Service areas for Veteran’s Day holiday weekend

Press release from U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12. The fee waivers – the fourth this year — are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will […]

Asheville Jung Center hosts “Unveiling the Psychological Code Behind Presidential Politics” Oct. 27

Press release from the Asheville Jung Center The Asheville Jung Center, in conjunction with The C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, will be broadcasting a 6-hour seminar via the Internet entitled The Citizen’s Dilemma in Divisive Times: Four Voices. The live presentation will be held this Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 1 PM to […]

Park Ridge Health recognized by American College of Radiology

Press release From Park Ridge Health Hendersonville, N.C. (October 23, 2012) – Park Ridge Health Diagnostic Imaging has been recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. “This means all breast imaging services at Park Ridge Health are being delivered according to the highest standards in the radiology profession,” […]

McHenry: Just say no to reckless tax hikes

Here’s the press release from the campaign of incumbent Republican Patrick McHenry, who’s facing a challenge this year from Democrat Patsy Keever in the 10th District congressional race: Gastonia, NC – Congressman Patrick McHenry today continued to campaign on his plan to fix the country’s broken tax code, while also calling into question Representative Patsy […]

Harley-Davidson of Asheville to host motorcycle ride to raise awareness, money for cancer

Press release From Harley-Davidson of Asheville Who: HOGs & Dogs Cancer Awareness Ride What: Motorcycle ride to raise cancer awareness and funds benefitting the American Cancer Society Where: Harley-Davidson of Asheville When: Saturday Oct. 27th 11am – 1pm Asheville Residents and Harley-Davidson of Asheville Partner To Help Raise Cancer Awareness and Funds To Benefit The […]

Neil Gurney joins Mission Health as VP of Strategic Implementation

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 22, 2012) Mission Health today announced the appointment of Neil Gurney to the position of Vice President of Strategic Implementation. A seasoned veteran of both the U.S. and global advertising industries, Gurney will provide strategic direction for Mission Health and Mission Foundation, seeking to expand and refine […]

Two local nurseries honored today as ‘Forest Friendly’ businesses

The Southern Appalachian Cooperative Weed Management Partnership is pleased to present Carolina Native Nursery and Growing Native Nursery with the partnership’s first “Forest Friendly” certificates in recognition of regional nurseries and retailers that focus on growing and selling only native or non-invasive plants. The presentation will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the […]

AC-T endorses McCrory for governor

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times’ endorsement of Republican candidate Pat McCrory in the N.C. gubernatorial race. He’s running against Democrat Lt. Governor Walter Dalton. This year’s contest for North Carolina governor matches two experienced public servants, each of whom represents the more moderate wing of his party. We recommend Republican Pat McCrory, based […]

Wingate University adds physician assistant program to Hendersonville campus

Press release from Wingate University Wingate University has announced they have received approval from The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) to begin the Physician Assistant Program at their Hendersonville Campus. This highly competitive synchronous distance education PA program will enter its first class in August 2013. Currently Wingate has several […]

Changes to Asheville transit system continue, city seeks feedback

Here’s the press release from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – In the coming months, the Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) service will continue to roll out service expansions and route adjustments, including one of the most-requested improvements: holiday bus service. Beginning January 1, 2013, the ART system will operate partial service on six out of […]

McHenry votes early, urges supporters to do the same

Here’s the press release from Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry, who faces a challenge this year from Democrat Patsy Keever to represent the 10th Congressional District: DENVER, N.C. – While greeting voters on the campaign trail at an early voting location in Lincoln County today, Congressman Patrick McHenry took time out to cast his own ballot […]

NCGOP ‘Conservative Comeback Tour’ stops in Asheville Oct. 23

Here’s the press release from the North Carolina Republican Party: Raleigh – The NCGOP’s “#RedNC Conservative Comeback Tour” will be in Asheville tomorrow. It’s a stop on our statewide tour to promote early voting and other ‘get-out-the-vote’ activities. WHO: NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes, Congressman Patrick McHenry, Mark Meadows, NCGOP Vice-Chair Wayne King, Dan Forest, John […]

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