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Public invited to attend ‘Better Choices for NC’ town hall event Aug. 19

From the Western North Carolina AIDS Project Newsletter: This session of the State Legislature has been transformative. Are we making choices that are in the best interest of North Carolina? Come to a legislative review prepared by the North Carolina Justice Center and co-sponsored by WNCAP. Topics will include Health Care, Education, Environment, Poverty, Government […]

CPP: After months of debate, Buncombe Board of Education votes to broadcast its meetings

Here’s an excerpt from the Carolina Public Press article: The board that oversees Western North Carolina’s largest school system is about to make its public meetings more public. After months of studying and debating the matter, the Buncombe County Board of Education voted Aug. 8 to pay for video coverage of its regular meetings, both […]

Buncombe Businessman appointed to NC Railroad board of directors

Press release from Gov. Pat McCrory’s office Raleigh, NC– Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today: North Carolina Railroad Board of Directors Mr. Bob Brown (Guilford Co.) – Brown is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., a management consulting marketing research and public relations firm headquartered in High Point, NC. He […]

AdvantageWest board of directors says group is ‘moving forward’ despite reduction in state funding

Press release From AdvantageWest: (Fletcher, N.C. – Aug. 12, 2013): The board of directors of AdvantageWest Economic Development Group took a number of important actions during its regular bimonthly meeting on Aug. 8, including the passage of a budget for fiscal year 2013-14 and a ceremony to swear in newly appointed board members. This was […]

New OB/GYN, Dr. Bryan Murphy, joins Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Press release From Mission Health: SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2013) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital introduces Bryan Murphy, MD, as the newest physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Murphy, a board-certified OB/GYN, is also certified in da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery. He is the recipient of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist Award […]

Asheville WNC Community Health Services celebrates National Health Center Week

Press release From WNC Community Health Services Asheville: WNC Community Health Services is marking National Health Center Week 2013 as part of a weeklong campaign (August 11-17) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care. One of the bright spots in America’s […]

Hedrick Industries CEO Jeff Goodman named to NC Railroad Board of Directors

Press release From the office of Gov. Pat McCrory: Raleigh, NC– Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today: North Carolina Railroad Board of Directors Mr. Bob Brown (Guilford Co.) – Brown is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., a management consulting marketing research and public relations firm headquartered in High Point, […]

Local agency to offer info session on procurement, bidding processes

Press release: ASHEVILLE AND GREENVILLE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATOR TSACHOICE, INC. ANNOUNCES NATIONAL JOINT POWERS ALLIANCE EVENTS FOR GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, AND NON-PROFIT AGENCIES Technology integrator TSAChoice, Inc., with offices in Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC, announces that it will host informational sessions introducing the services of the National Joint Powers Alliance® on Tuesday, August 20 in Asheville, […]

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy hosting webinar on offshore windpower

From a press release: Summer Sea Breezes Can Cool the Old North State: New Report Shows How Offshore and Nearshore Winds Could Provide High Value, Summertime Power for North Carolina Asheville, N.C. (August 12, 2013) – New findings released today by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) show that offshore and nearshore wind energy […]

Sen. Hagan lauds rural broadband initiative

From a press release: Hagan Applauds Completion of MCNC Golden Leaf Rural Broadband Initiative Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today applauded the completion of MCNC’s Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI), a landmark project that connects schools, businesses and health care providers across North Carolina with high speed broadband. Representatives from Senator Hagan’s […]

AdvantageWest passes new budget, includes cuts

From Blueridgenow.com: AdvantageWest, a regional economic development partnership for 23 Western North Carolina counties, has passed its 2013-14 budget, which includes a $763,000 cut in appropriations by the state of North Carolina, according to an AdvantageWest news release. Last year, AdvantageWest received an appropriation of $1.1 million, which is roughly half of the organization’s annual […]

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