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Hendersonville City Manager “Bo” Ferguson takes Durham deputy city manager job

William Bowman “Bo” Ferguson — who has served about five years as Hendersonville’s city manager — has accepted the deputy city manager job for Durham. In an email that he said was “part press release, part personal thank you,” Ferguson praised Hendersonville’s city council and staff, also noting, “We will miss our friends and colleagues, […]

Hostess Brands liquidation will cost nearly 620 N.C. jobs says Triangle Business Journal

from Triangle Business Journal By Amanda Jones-Hoyle Bye-bye, Twinkies, and bye-bye to nearly 620 Hostess Brands Inc. jobs in North Carolina. Hostess Brands, the maker of iconic treats like Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Ding Dongs, announced this morning that it is shuttering its plants across the country and liquidating the 82-year-old business after failing to […]

UNCA gets high marks for academics in National Survey of Student Engagement

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services November 15, 2012 – UNC Asheville significantly outperformed national averages in key academic benchmarks identified in the just-released 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). UNC Asheville also scored significantly higher than the national average in the “deep approaches to learning” scale measuring activities which, according to the […]

Park Ridge Health announces events, support groups for Nov. 19-25

Press release From Park Ridge Health Event Summary for 11/19/12 – 11/25/12 MemoryCaregivers Network Support Groups All MemoryCaregiver Network support groups are free and open to anyone caring for a person with memory loss. For further information, contact Mary Donnelly at 828.230.4143. New Hope Group Tuesday, November 20 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. New Hope Presbyterian […]

Mission found in compliance with COPA, will meet with Park Ridge Health

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 16, 2012) Mission Hospital announced today that it is pleased with the recommendation made by the North Carolina House Select Committee on CON and other Hospital Related Issues. The Committee recommended that Mission Hospital and Park Ridge meet before the end of the next Long Session of […]

Downtown Holiday Windows Contest winners announced

The Asheville Downtown Association is excited to announce the winners of its 2012 Holiday Windows Contest, sponsored by Window World of Asheville. Judge’s Favorite: Sensibilities Day Spa at 59 Haywood Street Best Interpretation of Theme: Bloomin’ Art at 60 Haywood Street Best Use of Merchandise: The Dog Door Behavior Center & Doghugger Outfitters at 51 […]

Gov. Perdue announces North Carolina will establish state-federal exchange

Speaking to members of the press and a group of students she acknowledged before beginning the press conference at 1 p.m., Gov. Bev Perdue announced that North Carolina will go forward with establishing a state-federal exchange. The announcement comes under a fast-approaching deadline that other states around the country are currently facing. States must notify […]

Linda McCane opens new pianting series, “This Year and Several Thousand Before.”

Local artist Linda McCane unveils her new series of paintings, “This Year and Several Thousand Before.” According to a press release, McCrane’s new work is based on her “recent travels in Turkey and Greece, this series of thoughtful compositions – both abstracted and impressionistic –explore the artist’s transformation through both travel and the artistic process.” […]

PIsgah Center for Wildlife Education earns environmental-education award

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, located alongside the Davidson River in Transylvania County, has been recognized for excellence in environmental education. The Environmental Educators of North Carolina named the wildlife education center as its 2012 Exceptional Environmental Education Program. The award was […]

Holiday Parade & JingleFest bring free family fun to downtown Asheville Saturday

With the theme “Silver, Bells & Snowflakes,” the 66th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, sponsored by Mission Health, rolls, marches and dances its way through downtown Asheville on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 11am. Following the parade, JingleFest, a family-friendly celebration of holiday entertainment, will be held in Pack Square Park from 1-4pm. Olympic silver medalists […]

Food Network star Scot Wedgeworth hosts event in Asheville, portion of proceeds goes to WNCAP

Press release From the WNCAP Asheville, NC — Scot Wedgeworth, star of the Food Network’s reality-based wedding and special event series “Bama Glama”, will demonstrate “do-it-yourself” entertaining ideas during his “Hope for the Holidays Tour” which lands in Asheville on Wednesday, November 28th at Club Eleven in the Grove House Complex. This special evening, sponsored […]

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute invites girls to science

Press release from PARI “Our second EcoBots program will involve modifying EcoBots to clear challenges more effectively,” said PARI Education Director Christi Whitworth. “Attendance at our first EcoBots program last month is not required because for new girls we will provide base model EcoBots so they can join in the fun. The SciGirls will also […]

Public-private partnership helps restores hundreds of acres in Grandfather Ranger District

Press release from the U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina Kristin Bail, forest supervisor of the U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina, today announced that a coalition of conservation organizations helped to restore hundreds of acres across the Grandfather Ranger District by treating invasive plants and performing other work over the […]

Red Cross volunteers return to Western Carolinas from Sandy response

Here’s the press release from the Red Cross: Western Carolinas Region, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 —As the American Red Cross moves into its third week of providing relief to those affected by Superstorm Sandy, volunteers who were deployed from the Western Carolinas region are beginning to return from their disaster response assignments. As of today, […]

City of Asheville announces Thanksgiving closings

Press release From the City of Asheville City of Asheville Thanksgiving holiday schedule Asheville city government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage and recycling collection will be suspended Thursday, Nov. 22. Customers with Thursday garbage collection will have trash collected Friday, Nov. 23. […]

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