Press release From Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2013) – Mission Health is making college more affordable this year for 19 minority high school seniors and college students from western North Carolina who are interested in careers in healthcare. Mission Health’s Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship Program will provide $2,500 in scholarship funds to […]
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour beings films and craft brew to Pack Square Park this week on Friday, Sept. 6. “Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric offerings while watching short films created by New Belgium fans,” says a press release. “Up to 16 beer varieties will […]
Local yoga teacher Jackie Dobrinska, who has, for the past five years, taught privately or in colleges, hospitals, teacher training programs, will now teach a public class. She writes in an email, “I hope you will join me at Asheville Yoga Center donation studio on Fridays 1:30-3:00pm for TANTRA VINYASA. (And yes…we’ll be keeping our […]
From Mountain Housing Opportunities: Asheville, NC – Patrice H. Kunesh, Deputy Under Secretary, Rural Development, US Department of Agriculture, will visit families who have recently finished building their own homes in the Reems Creek area in Asheville as part of the Mountain Housing Opportunities Self-Help Homeownership program. The six families participated in the MHO Self-Help […]
From the Association for Experiential Education: Boulder, Colorado – After more than 18 months of in-depth internal and external assessment and review, the French Broad River Academy has been granted accredited status by the Accreditation Council of the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). This accreditation, which is valid for three years and renewable thereafter, is […]
From the Asheville Citizen-Times: Story by Dale Neal ASHEVILLE — Festiva Hospitality Group, which lets its club members book vacations at 34 destinations, has expanded its portfolio into six resorts in Alabama, Arkansas and Missouri.
From Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation: The Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation is one step further along in its mission to help pets with the awarding of a $2,125 grant from the Ryan Newman Foundation. The grant provides enough funding to cover costs for 50 spay/neuter surgeries for cats in Haywood County. Since spaying and neutering helps […]
Full details here: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2013 Craft Research Fund grants. This year, 11 organizations, curators, scholars, and graduate students will receive a total of $95,000 to support and expand scholarly craft research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects in the United States, including […]
WCQS News Director David Hurand spoke with Vivian Conley, an Asheville native who was in Washington D.C. when Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago. Click the link below to hear the full 12-minute interview.
Here’s the press release from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – After a record breaking July, August rainfall was more on par with what is expected this time of year, although the year-to-date rain totals are still well above average according to the weather station at the top of Grandfather Mountain. Rain […]
Here’s the press release from Friends of the Smokies: Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority to Friends of the Smokies, the Elk Bugle Corps is a more visible presence in Cataloochee Valley this year with its new Bike Patrol. The TDA grant funds the new Elk Bike Patrol, providing […]
MANNA FoodBank seeks volunteers to help pack boxes on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Here are the details from the press release: Many of the pantries we serve have really been stretched the last few weeks. We are putting together boxes for emergency food assistance, and we need about 200 volunteers (100 in morning, 100 in afternoon) […]
From the Hickory Daily Record Story by Elizabeth Bell HICKORY – The Record hit the streets to ask young Hickory natives if they would consider coming back to the area after college. Many were eager to respond. When trying to attract a young population to Hickory, it seems there is work still to be done.
Here’s the press release from Arts For Life: Asheville, NC – In 2012, Asheville’s own Buster Brown rode across the country on his bicycle to raise funds and awareness for four local nonprofits. This year, he decided he would like a little company, and dreamed up the Bike For Life 2013 ride across North Carolina. […]
Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: The leader of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners said Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College President Hank Dunn has been an effective leader and would be missed if he leaves. Dunn has been named as one of five finalists for president at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, […]
From Council member Cecil Bothwell’s campaign: Asheville, NC— Councilmember Cecil Bothwell spoke out on Labor Day on his continued support for working families, low-wage employees, and the rights of immigrant workers. The Labor Day holiday was first established to celebrate the achievements of American workers; however, Bothwell says, legislators in Raleigh and across the country […]
Press release From UNC Asheville Athletics: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville men’s soccer team picked up its first home win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Brevard College at Greenwood Field on Sunday afternoon. Junior defender Paul Egle put the Blue & White up 1-0 in the 51st minute, converting a penalty […]
From the National Park Service: BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY EVENING HIKE Bringing Mountains-to-Sea Join Parkway rangers on Thursday, September 5th at 7:00pm for an easy evening stroll starting from the third oldest river in the world. Learn about the geology and history, as well as the effects it has had on the area, chewing mountains to […]
Diana Wortham Theatre, in partnership with Steinway Artist Michael Jefry Stevens, offers a new concery series: Jazz in The Forum. The inaugural concert, held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., features Stevens who will perform selections from the songbooks of Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans. Other concerts include: • Friday, Nov. 22: “Now and Then: A […]
According to The Mountaineer, the only movie theater in Haywood County closed its doors Friday.
From Black Mountain News: The dozen branch offices of Mountain 1st Bank around Western North Carolina should sport a name early next year after its federal bailout is repaid. First Citizens Bank & Trust, headquartered in Raleigh and the troubled Mountain 1st chain based in Hendersonville have signed a merger agreement.