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 […]
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“Now but Not Yet,” a collection of new work by Dona Barnett, a senior at UNC-Asheville, will be on display from Friday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 20 in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in UNCA’s Owen Hall. An opening reception takes place this Friday, March 2, 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. Says a press […]
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 […]
According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, via the Associated Press, The Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is laying off nearly 50 workers, or about 10 percent of its staff, as it shifts focus to its online ministry and other initiatives. The Charlotte Observer reports this is the second time in three years that the 62-year-old organization […]
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 […]
Susan Harris, an accountant from McDowell County, has filed as a Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District. Once a conservative Democrat, she has switched party affiliations and registered on the last day to file.
According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, Naturalist Carlton Burke says his wildlife rehabilitation center here will bounce back from a devastating fire, but it may take a while. More than 100 animals, most of them reptiles, were lost in the blaze Saturday at the center on North Mills River Road. Five owls were among the animals […]
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 […]
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 […]
From the press release: Brentley Jeffries, MD has been elected Chair of the 2012 Foundation Board of Directors of the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS). Dr. Jeffries is an active member with the Western Carolina Medical Society. He has served on the Foundation Board since 2010, becoming vice-chair in 2011. Dr. Jeffries is board certified […]
From Smoky Mountain News: RBC Bank is looking to offload the building that once housed O’Malley’s On Main Pub and Grill in Waynesville from its list of assets. A ‘for-sale’ sign has been posted in the window of the vacant building following a bank foreclosure last fall. The once-popular downtown bar had changed management at […]
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, […]
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 […]
Hominy Creek Greenway will be on the route of a St. Patrick’s Day bicycle event, the Bike of the Irish. Come the week before and help clean up winter’s mess and make this a fun and green event. Saturday, March 10th off Shelburne Road 11a.m.
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 […]
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 […]
From the press release: In early April, Asheville-based Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is sending a fifth team of medical volunteers to Haiti, which is still recovering from the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck in January 2010. But for the first time, the volunteers will be able to travel directly to patients thanks to […]
There will be at least a dozen candidates for N.C. governor, a dozen for the 9th Congressional District (Charlotte), and 11 for the 11th District (Heath Shuler’s WNC seat) as the numbers of those running for office stack up on the last day for registering — today, Feb. 29.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]