WCU student receives statewide award

Press release from Western Carolina University: Western Carolina University student Aaron Marshall is among the statewide recipients of the 2013 Community Impact Student Award. Presented by North Carolina Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus-community engagement, the award recognizes college and university students across the state who are making a […]

WCU Campus Mediation Society brings home three from international tournament

Press release from Western Carolina University: Members of Western Carolina University’s Campus Mediation Society collected three top trophies at the International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament held Oct. 31- Nov. 2 at Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. The WCU contingent competed against teams from 41 other colleges and universities from around the world, including schools […]

Forest Service quires 10 more acres for Pisgah National Forest

Press release from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina: Hikers to Catawba Falls and anglers along the Catawba River have 10 more acres of Pisgah National Forest to call their own. Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, a regional land trust, has sold and transferred the private in-holding property to the U.S. Forest Service for $105,200. The […]

i play and Smart Start teaming up to provide clothing for infants, toddlers

Press release from Smart Start of Buncombe County: In Buncombe County, 27% of young children are living in poverty. i play., a local clothing and natural baby product store in Asheville, has partnered with Smart Start of Buncombe County to ensure hundreds of families receive new quality clothing for their infants and toddlers. “I got […]

Diana Wortham receives scholarship grant from Earth Fare

Press Release Diana Wortham Theatre The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place is pleased to announce that it has received a $1000 grant from Earth Fare benefiting Diana Wortham Theatre’s Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund. The grant provides funds for 100 children to attend Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3-D performances on Friday, November 15 […]

Free admission for veterans Nov. 7-11 at Chimney Rock

Full announcement from Chimney Rock State Park: CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (November 6, 2013)—Veterans, reservists, retired and active military personnel are American heroes, so Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is honoring their service with a free visit during November 7-11, 2013. Fall foliage should remain near peak color in lower elevations of Chimney Rock […]

City of Asheville, NCDOT partner to bring sidewalks to Hendersonville Road

Full announcement from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – At its October 22 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously approved a partnership with the NCDOT that will result in a major sidewalk expansion in South Asheville. The project, slated to begin in 2014, will see sidewalks installed on both sides of Hendersonville Road from I-40 to […]

Platinum Exchange: grand opening on Veterans Day

Platinum Exchange will hold its ribbon-cutting grand opening on Nov. 11 From the Platinum Exchange: Platinum Exchange, a new Asheville-based company helping North Carolinians access affordable health insurance, will hold its ribbon cutting grand opening on Veterans Day. What: The ribbon cutting of Platinum Exchange’s office will feature local food & drinks from Ambrozia, Pisgah […]

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