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ECO’s Oct. 13 Environmental Film Festival offers chance to view local premier of “Green Fire”

Press release from ECO At the WNC Environmental Film Festival hosted by ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, audience members will get the opportunity to view both Hendersonville and world premieres of important films. Green Fire, a Hendersonville premiere, is the first film to document conservation hero, Aldo Leopold’s life who viewed conservation as the […]

Vice President Joe Biden coming to Asheville Tuesday

From WLOS: Obama for America confirms with the Buncombe County Democratic Party that Vice President Biden will be in Asheville on Tuesday, October 2. Democrats are buzzing with excitement and political experts believe this will help charge the base. No details are being given yet on where he’ll be or when he’ll arrive. North Carolina […]

MedWest-Harris & Swain Foundation announces upcoming 14th annual Smoky Streak

Press release From MedWest-Harris-Haywood-Swain Sylva, N.C. – The MedWest-Harris & Swain Foundation is proud to announce the upcoming 14th Annual Smoky Streak, to be held Saturday, October 6 at Webster Baptist Church. This yearly event, which includes a walk, 5K, and 10K, is supported by local businesses and individuals and is held to raise funds […]

Keever highlights differences with McHenry over Buffet Rule

Here’s the press release from 10th District Congressional Democratic Candidate Patsy Keever. The Statehouse Rep. is challenging Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry: Asheville, NC— The Keever Campaign has been issuing policy statements that illuminate the differences between Representative Keever and her opponent, Patrick McHenry on issues that are important to the people of the 10th Congressional […]

Tagg Romney will attend Sept. 26 event in Asheville

Here’s the info from the North Carolina branch of the Republican National Committee: Raleigh, NC – On Wednesday and Thursday, Tagg Romney will attend multiple get-out-the-vote events across Western North Carolina and the Triad. North Carolinians are desperate for a real recovery, with unemployment at 9.7% they can’t afford four more years of President Obama’s […]

Legislative, Congressional candidates reply to equal rights survey

Here’s the press release from the Black Mountain based Equal Rights Amendment North Carolina Citizens Task Force: In response to a recent survey on the Equal Rights Amendment, many North Carolina candidates for the General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives have declared support for the ERA. Most of the 48 legislative candidates who […]

Local SBA offices celebrates National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day with Tuesday, Oct. 2 event

Press release From the SBA, North Carolina office The U.S. Small Business Administration North Carolina District Office and AARP are hosting a special event Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Candler, N.C., to celebrate the first National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day. A panel discussion will highlight successful business owners that started their companies when they were over […]

UNCA Muslim Student Association to host panel on women in Islam

Press release UNC Asheville Muslim Student Association “Women in Islam,” a panel discussion featuring three prominent Muslim women, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by two UNC Asheville student organizations, the Muslim Student Association […]

N.C. Health Department: Trader Joe’s peanut butter may be linked to national Salmonella infections

Press release From N.C. DHHS: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is warning North Carolina consumers not to eat or purchase Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because of a possible link to a national outbreak of Salmonella infections. A North Carolina child is among at least […]

Local VA reminds eligible veterans to get their flu shots from now through Oct. 19

Press release From the Charles George VA Medical Center Eligible Veterans can get flu shots now through Oct. 19 CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER, Asheville, N.C. – Flu season is coming so the Charles George VA Medical Center (CGVAMC) is reminding eligible Veterans that they can get a flu shot at the Medical Center and […]

Fundraiser planned for Reed Creek Greenway

Here’s the info via the RiverLink email newsletter: Benefit For The Reed Creek Greenway Northern Section Extending the Broadway Greenway known as Reed Creek through the old Health Adventure now UNCA property is a priority project for RiverLink, the Montford Neighborhood and UNCA. Connecting the neighborhood, The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay, UNCA and the Downtown will […]

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