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Roast planned for acupuncture pioneer Cissy Majebe on April 17

From the press release: ROAST, DANCE, DRINK, EAT AND GIVE ON APRIL 17th AT HIGHLAND BREWING! Provide Chinese medicine for the underserved Join the Roast of acupuncturist Cissy Majebe and bid on these great silent items! David Hurand & Darcel Grimes officiating! Support Asheville’s medically underserved with alternative medicine. Roast acupuncture pioneer Cissy Majebe and […]

Carolina Mornings earns state’s Green Travel Partner designation

PRESS RELEASE: Carolina Mornings, Western North Carolina’s luxury vacation rental and property management provider, has received the designation of NC Green Travel Partner from the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. The designation is part of the NC Green Travel Initiative, North Carolina’s first statewide sustainable travel recognition program. Carolina Mornings is the […]

EPA ranks Charlotte as one of 25 cities with the greatest number of energy-efficient buildings

Today, the city of Charlotte was listed as 1 of 25 cities with the greatest number of energy-efficient buildings that earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star certification in 2011. Energy Star labeled buildings in Charlotte achieved significant reductions in their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. These buildings represent more than 25 million […]

Asheville Savings Bank places time capsule in vault, will be opened in 25 years

Caption: Asheville Savings Bank time capsule to be opened in 25 years. From the press release: ASHEVILLE, NC (April 11, 2012) Asheville Savings Bank’s time capsule was placed in the Downtown Banking Center vault on Monday, April 9th. The time capsule was created to commemorate 75 years of significant achievements and service to the community. […]

WNCA continues 30th-anniversary celebration with “Renewing Our Roots” gathering in Franklin

This Saturday, April 14, WNCA will continue celebrating our 30th anniversary at our annual spring gathering! ‘Renewing Our Roots’ will be held where WNCA was birthed: Franklin. Several FREE family-friendly outings will be offered throughout the day, culminating in a barbecue (BBQ tempeh for all of you veggies!) and live “blue ridge bluegrass” celebration at […]

Bellamy to visit Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

NC-10 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE TO VISIT MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH SHELBY, NC – On Wednesday, April 11, NC-10 Congressional candidate Terry Bellamy will be speaking at an event at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Cleveland County beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bellamy is running for the Democratic nomination in the newly redrawn 10th Congressional District. The winner […]

Apodaca ranked second most effective state senator

Here’s the press release from Sen. Apodaca’s office: Apodaca Ranked Second Most Effective Senator Is the highest ranking senator from the N.C. mountains in last 25 years Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson), chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, is ranked the second most effective senator in North Carolina according to a new survey […]

VIDEO: Mark Meadows launches first television ad of primary campaign

Mark Meadows is the first of eight Republican candidates in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District to begin airing TV ads. Here’s the press release and video of the Meadows ad: HENDERSONVILLE, NC – Conservative Christian businessman Mark Meadows took to the airwaves this morning in the race to represent Western North Carolina in Congress. Meadows […]

Grandfather Mountain adds daily events to calendar website

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN ADDS DAILY EVENTS CALENDAR TO WEBSITE GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – In an effort to make Grandfather Mountain’s website ( more user-friendly and helpful, Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation has added a new Daily Events menu to the website’s homepage. This new feature allows site visitors to easily navigate and plan their trip by date. […]

N.C. Senator Tom Apodaca releases statement on house proposal to alter UNC Health Care

Pardee Hospital is affiliated with UNC Health Care. From the press release: Raleigh, N.C. – The House Select Committee on State-Owned Assets today reviewed a proposal that would significantly alter the structure and governance of UNC Health Care. The bill would require UNC Health Care to receive legislative approval for basic business transactions, increase government […]

APD recognizes Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week.

Here’s the press release: APD Recognizes Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. ASHEVILLE – In our community, the Asheville Police Department’s Animal Services Unit provides assistance and support not generally evident to the public. These services include investigating animal cruelty and animal attacks, securing and regulating dangerous or nuisance animals, and educating residents about responsible pet […]

Park Ridge Health announces community events for April 16-22

From the press release: Event Summary for 4/16 – 4/22/12 ­­­­­­­­­­­­ Community Events For pre-registrations, please call 855.PRH.LIFE. “Living Healthy With a Chronic Disease” Course Wednesdays, April 4 – May 9 (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.) At The Health Adventure in Biltmore Square Mall FREE Designed by Stanford University and led by certified Park Ridge Wellness […]

City calls for bids on Craven Street infrastructure improvements related to New Belgium project

Roadway widening for bike lanes and sidewalks, a greenway and a low-impact development parking lot — the city of Asheville is calling for landscape architects and/or civil engineers to submit bids for infrastructure improvements on Craven Street. The project is related to plans for craft brewer New Belgium to build its new East Coast facility […]

Earth Fare gets new majority owner in $300 million deal, 570WWNC reports

“Oak Hill Capital Partners has bought about an 80 percent interest in [Earth Fare] from Cambridge, Massachusetts based Monitor Clipper Partners. The transaction is valued at approximately $300 million,” WWNC 570 Radio reports. Read more:

Buncombe Forward endorses Weinert, Merrill and Southard for Buncombe Commissioner

Here’s the press release from the influential local conservative group, Buncombe Forward, which lead the fight against last year’s referendum to raise the local sales tax by a quarter-cent: BUNCOMBE FORWARD ENDORSES GLENDA PETERS WEINERT, CHRISTINA KELLEY G. MERRILL & LINDA SOUTHARD FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONER Buncombe County, North Carolina – Buncombe Forward is pleased […]

U.S., N.C. Forest Service personnel contain 100-acre wildfire outside Robbinsville

FULL PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Forest Service is working with North Carolina Forest Service personnel to suppress a 100-acre fire on part of the Cheoah Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. The fire is 100 percent contained, but not extinguished. The fire, which started around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, is located along Upper Mountain Creek, about six-to-eight […]