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Buncombe County mothers graduate from local public health program

From the press release: WHAT: After more than two years of hard work to provide a better life for their children, a group of mothers will graduate from the Buncombe County Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program on July 10. NFP is a voluntary, evidence-based program that pairs registered nurses with low-income, first-time mothers. Through regular in-home […]

Hayden Rogers earns DCCC’s top-tier candidate designation

Here’s the press release from the campaign of 11th Congressional District Democratic candidate Hayden Rogers: Hayden Rogers Earns DCCC’s Top-Tier Candidate Designation Exclusive “Red to Blue” Designation Proves Rogers on Target to Win Brasstown, NC — Today Hayden Rogers announced that he has earned a spot in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) highly competitive […]

Asheville’s Sam Powers earns 2012 Economic Developer of the Year

PRESS RELEASE from the North Carolina Economic Developers Association The North Carolina Economic Developers Association selected Sam Powers, Director of Economic Development for the City of Asheville, as the 2012 Economic Developer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding achievement. “Sam Powers’ tremendous work ethic has resulted in significant revenue and job creation throughout […]

Buddhist temple Urban Dharma celebrates opening in Asheville

Here’s the press release from Urban Dharma: Urban Dharma, Asheville’s only downtown Buddhist temple, located at 29 Page Avenue (across from Grove Arcade) is celebrating its grand opening from July 15-­‐22 with the construction of a sand-­‐mandala and other related educational and spiritual events. This grand opening week will provide a rare opportunity to experience […]

Sierra Nevada will start hiring early next year, Times-News reports

From BlueRidgeNow.com (Hendersonville’s Times-News): Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. officials say the employment process for the first jobs at its future facility in Mills River should begin early next year. The company plans to relocate about 10 employees from its base operation in Chico, Calif., to the Western North Carolina site, but all other jobs will […]

Beijing Review editor visits Asheville, Warren Wilson College

On Thursday, July 6, 2012, Beijing Review ‘s Ms. Wei Huang, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the North American Bureau based in New York City, toured Asheville and, in particular, Warren Wilson College. In his “Learn Chinese Business” blog, Ashevillean Jonathan Poston described the visit: … Beijing Review is China’s national English news weekly; featuring, in English, […]

Progress Energy’s new merger with Duke Energy now under scrutiny from attorney general

Both the North Carolina attorney general and the N.C. Utilities Commission have opened their own investigations into questions concerning the surprise departure of former Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson immediately following the merger of his former company with the larger Duke Energy. The merger had been premised, during deliberations, on Johnson’s becoming the CEO of […]

N.C. Utilities Commission will hold hearing, investigate ouster of Progress Energy CEO

The North Carolina Utilities Commission recently approved the merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy. But the surprise July 2 dismissal of Progress CEO Bill Johnson has been decried as a lack of good faith and the Utilities Commission has scheduled a July 10 hearing on the matter. The North Carolina attorney general is also […]