Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – State parks in North Carolina are gearing up for National Trails Day June 1 and National Get Outdoors Day June 8 with a number of special programs designed to enrich the experience of recreation and education in the outdoors, according […]
From the Asheville Police Department: Asheville – Investigators with the Asheville Police Department charged two individuals for their roles in the May 12th Armed Robbery of the Tastee Freeze on Patton Ave. Peyton Madison Adams, 19 of Alexander was charged with Conspiring to Commit Armed Robbery, and Accessory After the Fact to Armed Robbery. Ms. […]
From WNC Alliance: ASHEVILLE – The Western North Carolina Alliance seeks volunteers to participate in an invasive exotic plant management/control event on Saturday, June 15 in Richmond Hill Park. (In other words, we need help getting rid of some nasty weeds that are taking over a bike trail!) Details Who: Western North Carolina Alliance (volunteer […]
From Great Smoky Mountains National Park: With each passing day our connections to the past slip through our fingers, taking with them their first-person stories of what life was like in the Smokies before Google, iTunes or even black-and-white television. When Beth Bramhall, in her role as a Parks in Classroom seasonal ranger with Great […]
Press release From RiverLink: RiverLink is offering a scholarship to a rising 6th-8th grade student living in the French Broad to attend our French Broad River Day Camp this year. River Camp is focused on hands on, experiential education. Thanks to the TD Charitable Foundation, we were able to extend scholarship opportunities to 10 campers […]
Here’s excerpts from the Associated Press article: North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis said Thursday he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan next year, making him the first high-profile Republican to announce a bid. Tillis, a four-term legislator from suburban Charlotte who has led the chamber […]
From WRAL: Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos announced Thursday that Wayne Black was selected to head the agency.
Selling North Carolina? Substance may earn more than brand, particularly concerning the plan to do away with the regional and state economic development agencies such as Advantage West in favor of a new, private nonprofit called the N.C. Economic Development Partnership.
Press release From the Western Carolina Medical Society The WCMS Annual Campaign has raised over $21,000 for the WCMS Foundation’s charitable programs. Will you help us reach our $50,000 goal? Donate now. The importance of supporting healthcare in our community cannot be underestimated, especially for those whose lives our physicians touch and save. Your generous […]
From Tryon Daily Bulletin: The N.C. Forest Service is interested in qualifying the City of Saluda as a Tree City USA destination. The program is similar to Play City USA, which Saluda has been designated as well. Tree City USA is a recognition based program that promotes trees and maintenance of trees in the city. […]
From the Associated Press via WOKV: A cannon ball, window glass and gold dust from Queen Anne’s Revenge will be on exhibit at the Cultural Resources Western Office. It’s the first stop on a statewide tour for the artifacts, which are on loan from the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.
Press release From Park Ridge Health: Please call 855-PRH-LIFE to register for any Park Ridge Health events. Wellness Events Ergonomics Workshop Thursday, June 6 12 – 12:30 p.m. In the Duke Room at Park Ridge Health Michael Duncan, R.N., of Associate Health at Park Ridge Health, will provide examples of proper desk ergonomics that can […]
According to a press release from the nonprofit crafts organization, Gwynne Rukenbrod, HandMade’s executive director since 2011, has stepped down. “The Board of Directors of HandMade in America announced today with sincere regret that Gwynne Rukenbrod has resigned from her position as Executive Director of the organization,” the release says. Local consultant and former Mountain […]
From the Asheville Fire Department From the Asheville Fire Department: Just before 9:00 a.m. this morning the Asheville Fire Department was dispatched to 10 ½ Springdale Rd for a reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene at a 2 story, detached apartment building to find heavy smoke showing. Crews forced entry into the apartment […]
Press release From Industries for the Blind Asheville: Asheville, NC (May 29, 2013) – As the largest employer of people who are blind in the country, Industries for the Blind (IFB) credits its success to an incredible team of employees, volunteers and customers. At a special recognition banquet held in Winston-Salem recently, IFB recognized several […]
Press release From UNCA News Services: With the theme of “Dare to be Different,” educators from around the world, including Australia, Azerbaijan, and Canada in the interdisciplinary fields of management will gather for a four-day experiential conference June 5-8 at UNC Asheville. This 40th Anniversary OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Educators is expected to bring […]
Press release From the Asheville TM Center: ASHEVILLE, May 30, 2013: A new report from the American Heart Association (AHA), released in April, concluded that the Transcendental Meditation (or “TM”) technique is effective for lowering blood pressure, and recommends that the TM technique be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. […]
Press release From Asheville School: On June 12-14, Project Connect will host its inaugural Summer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies on Asheville School‘s 300-acre campus in West Asheville. Made possible by a grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation, Project Connect is a 3-day institute where educators will explore the unique curricular approach from Asheville School’s nationally […]
Here’s an excerpt from the article in Carolina Public Press: Getting kids to eat healthy food has never been an easy task. That job is even tougher during summer break – particularly for families whose children rely on meals served up in school lunchrooms. And while a chicken filet on a whole-grain bun with a […]
Here’s the press release from the office of Gov. Pat McCrory: Raleigh, NC– Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement today on the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which is on display at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh through June 16: “The words in the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation forever altered the state of our […]
Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Commerce: Raleigh, N.C.—The N.C. Department of Commerce, Office of Urban Development announced that 27 North Carolina communities have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National […]