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N.C. Symphony now accepting nominations for esteemed educator awards

From the press release: RALEIGH, N.C.—Nominations are currently being accepted for a pair of esteemed educator awards presented annually by the North Carolina Symphony, the orchestra announced today. North Carolina students, parents, colleagues and community members can recommend their local music teacher for the 2012 Maxine Swalin Award for Outstanding Music Educator and Jackson Parkhurst […]

UNCA to offer effective teacher training classes

From the press release: Effective Teacher Training classes will be offered on four Saturdays beginning March 24, by the Asheville Graduate Center at UNC Asheville. Effective Teacher Training is required substituting in the Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools, and this course also qualifies for three continuing education credits for already certified teachers. The four-session […]

Hendersonville man makes new sports energy drink

According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Even with a market already glutted with every stripe of sports energy drinks, Frank Trombetta knew he could build a better drink. After two years of intensive research and development and testing on numerous athletes, containers of HyPerformance formula have finally been delivered to Hendersonville from the manufacturer. “With almost […]

Chamber of Commerce names Chocolate Fetish owners “entrepreneurs of the month”

PRESS RELEASE: The Chamber is pleased to recognize Bill and Sue Foley of The Chocolate Fetish as Entrepreneurs of the Month. The Chocolate Fetish has been creating award-winning handmade chocolates in Asheville since 1986. Bill and Sue Foley purchased the business in 2001 and, with a fierce dedication to quality and a passion for fine […]

Executive committee recommends next Henderson County sheriff tonight

From the Times-News: The question of who will lead the Sheriff’s Office could be answered tonight when the Henderson County Republican Party executive committee selects a recommended replacement for Rick Davis. Five candidates placed on the ballot by the party’s selection committee — plus anyone nominated and seconded from the floor — will address the […]

Buncombe County young Republicans will host candidates at social

At their March monthly social, the Buncombe County Young Republicans will host all declared–and some still considering–Republican candidates for Buncombe County elected office. Unlike typical candidate forums, Young Republicans will introduce their new vetting process; the “Buncombe County Ringer.” The Buncombe County Ringer is a three-question quiz session which will involve questions about local beer, […]

Asheville Integrative Medicine to offer breast thermograms

From the press release: Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Certified Thermographer nurse, will be offering screening breast thermograms at: Asheville Integrative Medicine 832 Hendersonville Rd Asheville NC 28739 Tel: 828-252-5545 On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, she will be performing screening breast thermograms and appointments are available from 9-2 pm. Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that does […]

NC Stage & League of Women Voters offer Frances Perkins, a Chautauqua Show

Here’s the press release: NC Stage & League of Women Voters Offer Frances Perkins, a Chautauqua Show Meet the woman behind the New Deal. That’s the idea behind the presentation of Frances Perkins, A Chautauqua Show, presented jointly by the Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters and NC Stage Company March 5. The show is […]

Polk County Democratic women welcome NC-10 candidate Bellamy

Here’s the press release from the Bellamy campaign: POLK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN WELCOME NC-10 CANDIDATE BELLAMY Columbus, NC – Terry Bellamy, Asheville Mayor and Congressional candidate (NC-10), was warmly welcomed to a packed Polk County Democratic Headquarters Monday, February 27, 2012 during the Polk Democratic Women’s monthly lunch and speaker event. Bellamy gave an impassioned […]

Evergreen Community Charter School nominated for Green Ribbons Schools Award

PRESS RELEASE Evergreen Community Charter School was selected as a nominee from North Carolina for the Green Ribbons Schools award. This recognition is the first comprehensive federal policy for schools related to environment, health and education through the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to Evergreen other nominees are the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, […]

10th Congressional District candidate Tim Murphy announces March 1 rally in Rutherfordton

PRESS RELEASE: To officially kick off the Primary season and the finalization of the Primary Ballot, Timothy Murphy (Dem, NC10) will hold a campaign rally in his hometown of Rutherfordton, NC on Thursday, March 1. The event will be held on the lawn of the Rutherford County Courthouse from 3PM until 5PM. Murphy is expected […]

Panel puts brakes on cutbacks for state parks and cultural attractions

Recommendations to close or cut back on the operation of the state’s parks and other cultural resources have been rejected by a legislative subcommittee , although the fiscal proposal must still be reviewed by the full committee. “The need for attractions is significant … particularly at a time when the need for low-cost activities for […]