McCrory appoints Buncombe resident to NC Parks and Recreation Authority

Raleigh, NC – The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments: North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority Jason Kay (Mecklenburg County) – Kay is a senior assistant attorney for the city of Charlotte. He received a B.S. from Indiana University and a master’s and juris doctorate from UNC-Chapel Hill. Kay will serve as […]

US Weather Service: Flood watch for Buncombe, most of Appalachians

The U.S. Weather Services advises that the Asheville area, most of Western North Carolina, upstate South Carolina and much of the Appalachians is under a flood watch through tonight, Dec. 22. According to the Weather Channel, the Asheville area could receive 2 to 3 inches of rain. ..FLOOD WATCH TODAY AND TONIGHT… .INCREASING MOISTURE AHEAD […]

Recycle old and unwanted cell phones with RiverLink

Here’s the press release from RiverLink: Asheville, NC– RiverLink is accepting old cell phones as part of a recycling program through the month of January. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates American consumers discarded 2.37 million tons of e-waste in 2009. That number continues to grow as more people own smart phones. RiverLink offers recycling program […]

WNC natural heritage areas receive state funding

Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources: Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board embraces new role with significant awards for conservation RALEIGH – Board members with the newly reconstituted state Clean Water Management Trust Fund approved $16.26 million this week to protect the state’s water supplies and several significant […]

Economic impact study: Folkmoot Festival generates $9.2 million

Here’s the press release from Folkmoot USA: Folkmoot Festival Generates $9.2 million—Organization Releases Results of 2013 Economic Impact Survey The results of an economic impact study conducted by Tom Tveidt of SYNEVA Economics demonstrate that Folkmoot USA had a $9.2 million impact on Western North Carolina in 2013. The firm conducts economic impact assessments for […]

WWC professor receives writing fellowship

Here’s the press release from Warren Wilson College: Catherine Reid, chair of Warren Wilson College’s undergraduate creative writing program, has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to receive a Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). The $25,000 non-matching grant is one of only 38 fellowships awarded nationwide. They enable […]

Riverlink honors ‘CriticaLink’ volunteers

Press Release RiverLink Each year the RiverLink board of directors selects non-board member volunteers to honor. These CriticaLinks have distiquished themselves through their long-term efforts, creativity, persistence and impact and earned this special recognition. In the past RiverLink has honored such notables at Margie Eblen, Joe Eblen, Margie Maxwell, Mr. James Green, Art Streppa, Maylyn […]

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