From The Sylva Herald: A bipartisan budget agreement in Congress doesn’t include money to cover the payments counties receive to offset the loss of tax revenue on federal lands. Jackson County stands to lose more than $193,000.
From Black Mountain News: With the state Department of Public Safety’s “New Leash on Life” program, everybody wins.
Raleigh, NC – The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments: North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority Jason Kay (Mecklenburg County) – Kay is a senior assistant attorney for the city of Charlotte. He received a B.S. from Indiana University and a master’s and juris doctorate from UNC-Chapel Hill. Kay will serve as […]
Press release January programs at Youth OUTright Youth OUTright, WNC, Inc., swings into the New Year with a full complement of January programming. Programs are held every Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Asheville. Plus, YO’s monthly expressive arts program is happening WEEKLY on Thursdays […]
From the Asheville Police Department: Asheville – A new addition to the Asheville Police Department’s webpage allows the public direct access to many crime prevention topics. Due to an increase in property crime during the holidays, citizens can help protect themselves and their family by going online and download a guide on how to conduct […]
Press release from the Weinhaus Wine dinner at Chestnut restaurant 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15. Joe Scully and Kevin Westmoreland of Corner Kitchen fame have a new venture in the heart of downtown Asheville. Chestnut is located directly across the street from the new Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue. The restaurant features local and seasonal […]
The U.S. Weather Services advises that the Asheville area, most of Western North Carolina, upstate South Carolina and much of the Appalachians is under a flood watch through tonight, Dec. 22. According to the Weather Channel, the Asheville area could receive 2 to 3 inches of rain. ..FLOOD WATCH TODAY AND TONIGHT… .INCREASING MOISTURE AHEAD […]
Here’s the message from Pisgah Legal Services: Make it your New Year’s Resolution to find out more about your health insurance options for 2014! Pisgah Legal Services, in partnership with UNC School of Law’s Pro Bono Program hosting a health insurance clinic on Saturday January 4th from 10am – 1pm at our Asheville office, 62 […]
Press release Shakori Hills purchases its festival site When the 12th Annual Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance opens its doors – actually, its tents and stages – in April, 2014, there will be one thing missing,”says Carol Peppe Hewitt, long-time festival volunteer and Director of Slow Money NC. “The worry of […]
Here’s the press release from RiverLink: Asheville, NC– RiverLink is accepting old cell phones as part of a recycling program through the month of January. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates American consumers discarded 2.37 million tons of e-waste in 2009. That number continues to grow as more people own smart phones. RiverLink offers recycling program […]
Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources: Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board embraces new role with significant awards for conservation RALEIGH – Board members with the newly reconstituted state Clean Water Management Trust Fund approved $16.26 million this week to protect the state’s water supplies and several significant […]
Here’s the press release from Folkmoot USA: Folkmoot Festival Generates $9.2 million—Organization Releases Results of 2013 Economic Impact Survey The results of an economic impact study conducted by Tom Tveidt of SYNEVA Economics demonstrate that Folkmoot USA had a $9.2 million impact on Western North Carolina in 2013. The firm conducts economic impact assessments for […]
From The Sylva Herald: Most college students look forward to summer as a break from their studies and a time to relax. However, for 19-year-old Connor Davis, this summer will be the exact opposite. He plans bike across the country in an effort to raise awareness and funds for affordable housing. Along the way he […]
From WLOS: Asheville Humane Society is offering $5 adoptions for all cats, kittens and adult dogs between now and Christmas.
From Black Mountain News: Jack of Hearts, a pub at 10 S. Main St. in downtown Weaverville, has closed, owner Joe Eckert confirmed Friday.
Here’s the press release from Warren Wilson College: Catherine Reid, chair of Warren Wilson College’s undergraduate creative writing program, has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to receive a Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). The $25,000 non-matching grant is one of only 38 fellowships awarded nationwide. They enable […]
Press release Kat Williams’ New Year’s Eve show and dinner at The Altamont Ring in the New Year with Kat Williams! Tuesday December 31st, Tickets $75 Come Join Kat for for a Prime Rib dinner and special New Years Eve show! Food catered by the Green Room Bistro and Bar. The menu includes Prime Rib […]
Press release Donna the Buffalo returns to The Orange Peel on Jan. 18 More energized and focused than ever before in their near 25-year career, roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo will debuted their first studio album in five years, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, on June 18 via Sugar Hill Records. The follow up to 2008’s […]
Here’s the press release from the National Park Service: WASHINGTON – Circle the dates on the calendar and plan your trip – America’s 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays! The 2014 entrance fee-free days are: · January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day · February 15-17: […]
Press Release RiverLink Each year the RiverLink board of directors selects non-board member volunteers to honor. These CriticaLinks have distiquished themselves through their long-term efforts, creativity, persistence and impact and earned this special recognition. In the past RiverLink has honored such notables at Margie Eblen, Joe Eblen, Margie Maxwell, Mr. James Green, Art Streppa, Maylyn […]