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Upcoming Park Ridge presentation: eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive

From the press release from Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Wellness Presents Nutrition Myth Buster Hendersonville, N.C. (April 24, 2012) – On Tuesday, May 15, Park Ridge Wellness Coordinator, Julie Palmer, will bust a common myth: that eating healthy has to be expensive. The community is invited to this free presentation, which will be held […]

GOP candidates for commission chair want to control Buncombe County budget

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: Both Republican candidates for chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners want to hold the line on taxes and are critics of the county zoning ordinance. But just how Joseph “J.B.” Howard and Glenda Weinert would attack those issues might vary, as well as what they […]

MAIN: If city council doesn’t act we will be forced to shut down a major part of our network

The Mountain Area Information Network is warning costumers and supporters that it will lose “a major part of its Asheville network on May 1″ if Asheville City Council doesn’t act at its April 24 meeting. However, the meeting agenda includes no mention of MAIN or related issues. Here’s the messages MAIN sent to its supporters: […]

A-B Tech to present business computer technologies 2012 student showcase on May 4

From the press release from A-B Tech: A-B Tech’s Business Computer Technologies Department will present its 2012 Student Showcase from 12:30 to 2 p.m. May 4 in Balsam 108 on the Asheville campus. Graduating students will present their system projects in Web Technologies, Digital Media and Computer Information Technologies. The showcase is a drop-in event […]

President of MedWest-Harris, MedWest-Swain says they do not need to combine with Mission

After a group of doctors declared their discontent about the recent merger with Carolinas Health at the April 16 Jackson County Commissioners meeting, President of MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Steve Heatherly released a statement on the matter. The doctors also said during the commissioners meeting that the only suitable merger would have been with Mission Hospital. […]

Gov. Bev Perdue proposes additional $35 million in budget to make college affordable

From the statement from the Office of the Governor: RALEIGH—Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that she plans to include $35 million in her budget to help ensure that working families across North Carolina can send their children to our state’s public universities. “The new leaders in the General Assembly imposed deep and unnecessary cuts to […]

Asheville Chamber holding April 25 forum on affects of redistricting

Here’s the info from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: Redistricting 101: Presented by Crescent Health Solutions Date: Wednesday, April 25th 2012 Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm Description: How has the 2011 redistricting affected you? The act of redrawing the districts of North Carolina happens once every ten years and many know little about the process. […]

GOP candidate Mark Meadows (NC11) focuses on economy in second TV spot

Here is the ad and press release from the Mark Meadows campaign: Conservative Christian businessman Mark Meadows began airing his second television commercial this morning, as part of his campaign to represent Western North Carolina in Congress. In the new commercial, Meadows says high taxes, wasteful spending, and excessive regulations are costing jobs and hurting […]