Through Friday, Aug. 10, the Asheville Downtown Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a PRIZE A DAY GIVEAWAY. Each weekday, the ADA will give away a prize through its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AshevilleDowntownAssociation. Prizes include: $25 gift cards to Lexington Avenue Brewery, the Grove Arcade and Paul Taylor Custom Sandals. Plus VIP packages to […]
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from the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service: A recent paddle down the North Toe River provided biologists and local residents with a first-hand look at the river and helped mark the start of an intense, three-year effort to improve the stream’s health. The effort, called the North Toe River Restoration Project, is coordinated by the […]
From the Asheville Citizen-Times: Biltmore Estate will hold a Culinary Career Day next month at the Biltmore Staffing Center. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 on the first floor of Biltmore’s corporate office at 1 North Pack Square, Asheville. …
From WLOS: Asheville Police use pepper spray on a man Friday night at Bele Chere. They arrested 41 year old Thomas Hicks. He is from Alabama and wanted by the Federal Marshal’s Office on assault charges. Police say when they approached Hicks, he became violent and tried to run. Hicks was eventually taken into custody.
After the controversial and reportedly forced resignation of Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson earlier this year, shakeup and dissent continue in the company’s merger with Duke Energy. from the Raleigh News&Observer Two former Progress Energy directors resigned from the Duke Energy board Friday and recommended that Duke start looking for a new CEO. The departures […]
Full announcement from Appalachian State University: BOONE – Dr. J. Rosie Tighe, a geography and planning professor at Appalachian State University, has received a $10,000 grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for a project examining Asheville’s current major redevelopment plans in contrast to urban renewal programs in the past. The project focuses on Asheville’s East […]
From the press release from the Western North Carolina Aids Project: Asheville, NC – The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) is producing and will be airing a Spanish-language radionovela (radio soap-opera) as part of its ongoing effort to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. Tierra del Cielo (Land of the Sky) uses […]
From City Clerk Maggie Burleson: On July 31, 2012, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room, City Council will be holding a worksession which will consist of the following items: (1) Director’s Report from Water Resources Director Steve Shoaf; (2) Update on the Metropolitan Sewerage District water/sewer consolidation impact study; […]
From UNC Asheville News Services: UNC Asheville welcomes five new faculty members to campus this fall. They are: Curt Butera, assistant professor of Classics; Lyndi Hewitt, assistant professor, Sociology; Jackie Langille, assistant professor, Environmental Studies; Tiece Ruffin, assistant professor, Education; and Wiebke Strehl, associate professor and chair, Foreign Languages. In addition, a number of faculty […]
From the Governor’s office: Gov. Bev Perdue today ordered all North Carolina state flags to be lowered to half-staff today until sunset on all state facilities in recognition of Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. The N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs states that more than 177,000 North Carolina citizens served in Korea between June1950 and January […]
from the Associated Press via the Asheville Citizen-Times: North Carolina’s state health agency is moving ahead with the first step of a multiyear plan to help move potentially thousands of mentally ill residents from adult care homes to affordable housing and less restrictive living conditions. The state Department of Health and Human Services publicized Thursday […]
It was the perfect storm for finding mushrooms last weekend in gorgeous Yancey County. In recent days, thunderstorms had soaked the ground, paving the way for an explosion of boletes, chanterelles, little brown mushrooms, and many others. On July 22nd, SAHC & guests were led on an intriguing excursion by Asheville myco-hunter and expert, Charlotte […]
Here’s an excerpt from a recent article in Site Selection, a magazine that focuses on corporate real estate strategy and economic development. The piece analyzes how both New Belgium and Sierra Nevada breweries ended up locating major new production facilities in the Asheville area. Asheville, N.C., knows its hops and grains. The city has been […]
Here’s the press release from the Institute for Southern Studies FollowNCMoney.org offers first searchable database of outside spending in state races DURHAM (July 26, 2012) — With election spending in 2012 on a record-shattering pace, a new website aims to track the dramatic rise of money flowing from independent groups into North Carolina state politics. […]
From the News & Observer: Vaunted computer programs that the state Department of Health and Human Services and Gov. Bev Perdue promised would help expose Medicaid fraud and save the state money have fallen far short of expectations, according to a state auditor’s report released Thursday.
The Buncombe County Kids Voting program is seeking volunteers. If interested, get in touch with Director Kathi Ballard: Kathi Ballard | Director | Kids Voting Buncombe County 35 Woodfin St | Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-775-5673 | Fax: 828-654-0704 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Here’s more information on the program via its website: Our Mission: Kids Voting Buncombe […]
Earlier today, July 26, former Mountain Xpress ad man James Fisher announced via Twitter and Facebook that he’s been hired by the Asheville Citizen-Times, a Gannett publication: I’m advertising manager at new [C-Times] weekly, Asheville Scene! Start next week, can’t wait! . Fisher, who most recently worked for WNC Magazine, is the second longtime Xpress […]
Asheville Free Media has cancelled its monthly meeting on Saturday, July 28, due to Bele Chere. The next scheduled meeting is Aug. 18 at DeSoto Lounge at noon. Meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of the month and include a mix tape swap.
WLOS is reporting a water main break on Brevard Road near Ingles early this morning. This could disrupt water to the area.
The public is invited to a special presentation about the study of the Earth’s crust at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) Friday, August 10. The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and celestial observations using PARI’s optical or radio telescopes. The event is part of PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI […]
According to WLOS, Burglary victims say thieves are breaking into cars parked in their driveways close to their houses. Henderson County deputies and Fletcher Police say they’re investigating about 75 vehicle break-ins since June 1st. They say the crooks are walking up to the cars, looking inside, and simply opening the doors and cleaning out […]