From Helpmate: Helpmate is pleased to announce they have been awarded a $20,000 unrestricted grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. to maintain critical services and programs for individuals who are survivors of domestic abuse. The foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia […]
From Council member Cecil Bothwell’s campaign: Asheville, NC— Asheville City Councilmember Cecil Bothwell is scheduled to speak about the impact of GMOs on honeybee farmers at Sunday’s March Against Monsanto in Pack Square. The March is the second to be held in Asheville this year and will be one of over 400 held worldwide this […]
From the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services: Effective Friday, October 11, 2013, the NC WIC Program will resume normal operations. Effective immediately, local WIC agencies will issue food benefits to those placed on the waiting list on 10/9 and 10/10/2013; and enroll and serve all new eligible applicants. Buncombe County BHHS is […]
From The Sylva Herald: The N.C. Wildlife Federation last month named [Dan] Pittillo the Environmental Educator of the Year.
From McDowell News: This Saturday, the 30th Annual Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion will celebrate small-town living in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the arrival of the autumn season. The festival lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From WLOS: The mother bear and two cubs climbed up a persimmon tree on campus. The school was on a soft lock down until the crisis was over.
From The Mountaineer: The Women of Waynesville have joined forces with the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with the Haywood County Health Department and Medwest Haywood, for the seventh Annual Power of Pink 5K Race.
From Black Mountain News: City police have charged a man in connection with the theft of an Asheville police cruiser.
Canadian alt-country queen Lindi Ortega was recently announced on the October schedule for The Emerald Lounge. She plays the venue on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. with special guest Brett Detar. Tickets are $8. According to a press release, “Lindi is a successful country music singer coined as ‘the love child of Johnny Cash […]
Press release from The Market Place Restaurant William Dissen, owner and chef at Asheville’s The Market Place Restaurant, will host and organize a dinner on Sunday, Oct. 20, for the kick off of the James Beard Foundation Food Conference, to run Oct. 21-22 in New York City. Dissen will coordinate a team of all-star chefs […]
Press release From the Western North Carolina Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union: ASHEVILLE – On October 17, 2013, the Western North Carolina Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will host “Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression,” a panel conversation about North Carolina’s new election law. This discussion will focus on efforts by […]
The annual Tryon Arts & Crafts Fall Festival returns for its sixth year. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the grounds of Tryon Arts and Crafts (373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon). Free and open to the public. The festival includes over 40 […]
It’s a lineup of intriguing band names: Time and Temperature, Holy Holy Vine and Hospital Call. Even if you don’t know anything about the performers involved, the roster for the Sunday, Oct. 13 show at The Apothecary (39 S. Market St., Asheville) just sounds like it would produce otherworldly sounds and memorable moments. Time and […]
PRESS RELEASE from Native Kitchen and Social Club SWANNANOA – Native Kitchen and Social Pub will introduce Head Chef Caine Kaar and his new menu at the Fall Launch Party at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, in Swannanoa. The party will feature the full and diverse new menu, an array of local brews on tap […]
Here’s the message from the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County via the group’s email newsletter: Asheville City Council Candidate Forum: Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6pm at UNCA Reuter Center David Hurand, WCQS News Director, to moderate League of Women Voters debate Just a friendly reminder that the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe […]
Here’s the press release from Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College biology professor Jessa Madosky, Ph.D., will present a lecture titled “Impacts of Management on Social Behavior of Feral Horses on the Outer Banks” Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in WWC’s Jensen Lecture Hall. The presentation, free and open to the public, is a program […]
Updated Thursday, Oct.10: Here’s the full announcement from the Asheville Police Department Asheville – A follow-up investigation was conducted by APD patrol and CID personnel surrounding the events of October 8th in South Asheville. A suspect was developed and identified. Benjamin Alexander Cator, 24, of 33 Lee St. Asheville was taken into custody and charged […]
According to The Mountaineer, the construction industry is slowly making a comeback in Haywood County from the recession, with rates up by over 75 percent.
From North Carolina Health News: For months, members of the McCrory administration have maintained that the state’s Medicaid program is “broken.” But in the first of a two-part investigation, North Carolina Health News shows McCrory officials sat on information that would have depicted the state’s much-lauded Medicaid program in a better light.
From The Sylva Herald: PETA last week filed a complaint against Cherokee Bear Zoo with the state Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division. The group claims to have photographs and video showing a keeper cleaning bear pits while the bears are present, with no barrier between the two.
From the Western Carolina University Office of Public Relations: Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College have signed a 2+2 agreement for A-B Tech associate of arts degree graduates to transfer to WCU for its Film and Television Production Program.