Two Asheville School faculty members develop app for the local private school

Press release From Asheville School ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 18, 2013) When Asheville School recently launched the Asheville School App for the iPhone and iPad, people instantly wanted to know what firm the school had hired to create its new app. In Asheville School’s case, there was no outside firm, but two faculty members who decided […]

NC Young Republicans, College Republicans to hold legislative day

Press release From the North Carolina Young Professional Republicans Raleigh, NC – On Monday, April 22, members of the North Carolina Federation of Young Professional Republicans and the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans will gather in Raleigh to hold “Day at the Capitol.” The day will include tours of museums, the Capitol building, and […]

Meadows joins other N.C. elected officials to fix Land and Water Conservation Fund

Here’s the press release from The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina: Mark Meadows, the freshman Congressman from North Carolina’s 11th District has joined a national effort launched by North Carolina’s senior Senator Richard Burr to fix the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Meadows signed a letter asking colleagues in the House of Representatives to ensure […]

Protest of Linville Gorge Wilderness burn, featuring puppets

From SaveLGW: Say “no” to Linville Gorge Burn Join SaveLGW and Friends of the Linville Gorge Protest really, April 20, 2-4 p.m. U.S. Forest Service, 160 Zillicoa St, across from UNC-A Featuring: “Sparky the Bear” [letters from around the world] “Crackling-Flames” hand-puppet [woodland creatures in flight] Ritual Exorcism of Fire-demons [chanting and rattling] Friends of […]

Asheville Green Drinks hosts Mountains-to-Sea Trail hiker, author Danny Bernstein

Here’s the press release from Asheville Green Drinks: ASHEVILLE—Join Asheville Green Drinks at on April 24 for a presentation by local author and Mountains-to-Sea Trail thru-hiker Danny Bernstein. Asheville Green Drinks meets at Olive or Twist restaurant and bar, located at 81 Broadway. Socializing starts at 5:30 p.m., and programming begins at 6. Bernstein’s book, […]

Ramsey wins praise for supporting redistricting reform

Here’s the press release from the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform: Rep. Ramsey Hailed for support of Non-Partisan Redistricting Rep. Nathan Ramsey (R-Buncombe) joined the majority of his colleagues in the NC House of Representatives in sponsoring a bill that would change how redistricting is done in NC. Sixty-one legislators, Democrats and […]

Bothwell announces support for Scouts for Equality

From Cecil Bothwell’s campaign: Asheville, NC— City Councilmember Cecil Bothwell announces today his support of Scouts for Equality, a Boy Scouts alumni organization advocating an end to the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on homosexual members. Earlier this year, the BSA indicated that it would finally make a decision on its policy banning gay members, […]

Catawba River on list of America’s most endangered rivers

From Carolina News Service: CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Catawba River is number five on the newly released list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers. American Rivers ranked the Catawba that high mainly because of concerns about the effects of coal ash pollution on water quality and recreation. The soon-to-be-closed Duke Energy Riverbend coal ash pond near […]

Pure Classical Pilates Studio celebrates Pilates Give Back Day

Here’s the press release from Pure Pilates Studio: Pure Pilates Studio, a classical Pilates certification, continuing education center, and TRX Suspension Training facility, celebrates Pilates Give Back Day by offering the community a free day of Pilates, Wellness and TRX. The studio is located at 59 Charlotte Street in downtown Asheville.   Pilates Give Back Day is […]

FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates 25th anniversary

Here’s the press release fromFRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway: FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary April 17, 2013 – FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway (FRIENDS) has launched a two-year 25th anniversary celebration commemorating the volunteer-driven organization’s founding in North Carolina in 1988 and in Virginia the following year. “We […]

Bill to eliminate class size limits in public schools moves forward in N.C. General Assembly

The Senate Education Committee today approved legislation (SB 374) to eliminate class-size restrictions in public schools. Instead, the bill would give financial discretion to each school district in spending state funds for teacher positions. The legislation now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee, where Sen. Tom Apodaca, Republican of Henderson County, is a member. The […]

Henderson County commissioners voice concerns about new water-sewer merger

The Hendersonville Times-News reports that Henderson County commissioners have several reservations about House Bill 488, which strips Asheville of the local water system and merges it — along with a Henderson system, Cane Creek — with the Metropolitan Sewerage District. For starters, Henderson commissioner want five members on the new 15-member, water-sewer board, not three, […]

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