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N.C. Mountain Resources Commission to release report on WNC

Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: Commission to release report on western North Carolina Friday RALEIGH – The North Carolina Mountain Resources Commission will unveil a report Friday that provides decision-makers in 27 western counties with beneficial information about the use of the region’s abundant resources. The commission […]

American Rivers and Outside Magazine names Asheville among “Best River Towns”

Outside Magazine and American Rivers (the nation’s leading river conservation organization) just completed a contest to determine the top 10 river towns in the nation. Those named were Hood River, Oregon; Nevada City, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Boise, Idaho; Missoula, Montana; Durango, Colorado; Ithaca, New York; and Richmond, Virginia. Now the […]

Blue Ridge Broadcasting to sell WFGW–AM

Here’s the press release from Blue Ridge Broadcasting: ASHEVILLE, N.C, June 12, 2012 – Blue Ridge Broadcasting, Inc. (BRB) of Asheville, N.C., has entered an agreement with Humberto Martinez and Margarita del Rosario Toth of Charlotte, N.C., to sell WFGW-AM, Black Mountain, N.C., pending approval of the Federal Communications Commission. The private financial investment of […]

Carolina Epicurean interviews Katie Button about her Noma internship

Carolina Epicurean interviewed Katy Button, chef of Cúrate recently, afterward trying some of her food. Here are the results (interview in its entirety after the jump): “She’s educated (Bachelor’s, Master’s, previous PhD student in neuroscience), has traveled the globe, worked at El Bulli (previously ranked “best restaurant in the world”), opened her own restaurant in […]

MemoryCare receives $10,000 grant

From the press release:M As part of a $10,000.00 grant from The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, MemoryCare will make use of the funds to support their operational services which encompass diagnostics, disease management planning, caregiver training, counseling and support for family members. MemoryCare serves individual and families from 19 different counties in western North […]

VA announces recruitment effort to hire mental health professionals

From the press release from Charles George VA Medical Center The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs, and retention efforts for mental health professionals. To speed the national hiring process, VA developed the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, […]

Greenlife Grocery selects WNCAP for its next 5 percent Community Giving Day award

From the press release from the WNCAP Asheville, NC — When Greenlife Grocery selected Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) as recipient of its next 5% Community Giving Day award, the nonprofit was also handed a chance to promote one of its most important awareness days – National HIV Testing Day- which takes place each […]

Yancey County News’ Jonathan Austin talks to The AWL about winning journalism awards

Its first year out, the Yancey County News has won two major journalism awards, the E.W. Scripps Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment and the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism. The prizes were both awarded for stories reporting on corruption in the county’s official channels. In one series, the paper revealed […]