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Meadows to address Republican National Convention

Here’s the press release from the Mark Meadows campaign. Meadows is running against Democrat Hayden Rogers. HENDERSONVILLE, NC – 11th District GOP Congressional nominee Mark Meadows has been invited to address the 2012 Republican National Convention when it convenes in Tampa on August 27. Meadows is one of more than a dozen candidates running for […]

Asheville City Council encourages people to avoid topless rally

An open letter from Mayor Terry Bellamy and all Asheville City Council members urges the public to avoid this Sunday’s GoTopless rally, noting that they “do not endorse” the female attendees exposing their breasts to public view. Council members also asserts that, due to state law, the city’s options are limited. The Asheville Citizen-Times goes […]

Governor establishes task force to protect workers

Announcement from the office of Gov. Bev Perdue: RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue today issued Executive Order 125 establishing a task force on employee misclassification. The purpose of this task force is to enhance coordination and communication among various state agencies, and to identify effective mechanisms to combat unlawful practices like employee misclassification that harm […]

Asheville data-visualization project receives Rural Digital Advocacy grant

An Asheville program is one of six to receive funding from the Rural Digital Advocacy Grants Program, sponsored by the Rural Policy Action Partnership (“a collaboration of rural advocates and public policy institutions including the Center for Rural Strategies, Network Impact, the Institute for Emerging Issues, and MDC.) FULL PRESS RELEASE: The Rural Digital Advocacy […]

Burgerworx will host burger-eating contest Friday, Sept. 14, at the Grove Arcade in Asheville

FULL PRESS RELEASE Burgerworx, located in the Grove Arcade, will host a burger eating contest, Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. The restaurant will host the “Burgerworx Burger Bender Contest” for 10 registered participants. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and contestants will be awarded a $10 gift certificate for participating. “We are […]

Rogers: Meadow’s education agenda is even too ‘extreme’ for Cantor

Here’s the press release from the Hayden Rogers campaign: Meadows Failed Education Agenda Too “Extreme” Even for Tea Party Favorite Brasstown, NC – Today as Mark Meadows hosted a fundraiser with Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Asheville, his failed education agenda could not escape rejection from even the “special guest” of his own event. A […]

N.C. State offers “Pack ‘N Cool,” a mobile-refrigeration solution for farmers

FULL RELEASE from N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute: PHHI has developed a new mobile cooling unit for farmers. The five-by-eight-feet refrigerated trailer – called the “Pack ‘N Cool” – is designed to keep fruits and vegetables at ideal temperatures during transport to and from farmers markets or as they’re harvested in farm […]

Need is great for teachers in rural areas —Teach For America helps

From North Carolina News Service: As the school year begins, North Carolina’s rural school districts are struggling to find teachers, particularly in the math and science subject areas. The Warren County School District, one of many in the state reporting problems finding quality teachers and retaining them, relies on the organization Teach for America to […]

APD Sgt. Tomasetti gets “NC gang investigator of the year” award

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department: Sgt. Louis Tomasetti of the Asheville Police Department received the “2012 Gang Investigator of the Year” award from the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association (NCGIA). The award was presented to him at the association’s annual awards banquet on August 14, 2012 in Greensboro. The NCGIA award criteria for […]

NRCC hits Rogers on Democratic endorsements, economy

Here’s the message from Meagan Holder, deputy press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee. The committee is supporting Republican candidate Mark Meadows over Democrat Hayden Rogers in the race for the 11th Congressional District: Good Morning, It is quite the understatement to say that North Carolina has suffered from the failed economic agenda of […]

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