Are you interested in learning Mandarin for business, non-profit charity work, or just traveling to China? (If not, feel free to spread the word) Warren Wilson College exchange student Yang Song will be teaching free Mandarin Chinese classes, available to the public every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 6-7pm in the Spidel Building, room 209. […]
From Black Mountain News: When Asheville’s newest library opens early in 2014, there won’t be any books on the shelves inside, and there will definitely be no whispering. In fact, you’ll be more likely to hear the shrill of a chainsaw than the frowning shush of a stern librarian.
From the Associated Press via WRAL: About 150 people marched in a solemn procession around North Carolina’s Executive Mansion on Monday to protest voting law changes by the state’s Republican-led legislature.
From Hickory Daily Record: The Claremont Parks and Recreation Committee invites the public to attend the 17th annual Claremont Daze street festival being held in downtown Claremont on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5.
From The Mountaineer: Haywood County deputies have arrested a man accused of shaking and seriously injuring his three-month-old baby.
From McDowell News: A local charity trying to raise money for animals with special needs was robbed Saturday after someone broke into their storage unit that housed donated items, according to a police report filed by Carol Ferebee, co-director of Paws and Claws.
From News & Observer: Nearly 200 demonstrators were part of the procession that moved slowly from the First Baptist Church on Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh to the Executive Mansion. The event, touted as the 18th “Moral Monday,” was led by Youth and College NAACP groups from across North Carolina. Gov. Pat McCrory was attending […]
From WLOS: Hendersonville Police arrested a man impersonating a police officer while trying to break into a home.
From Times-News: The village of Flat Rock got word Monday that the N.C. Parks and Recreation Authority has approved a $475,000 grant to put toward the village’s purchase of Highland Lake Golf Course for a municipal park.
The press release from UNC Asheville is below. For more on this topic, see Xpress’ cover story, “Bought & Sold: Forgotten Documents Highlight Local Slave History.” Deborah Miles, executive director of UNC Asheville’s Center for Diversity Education, and Drew Reisinger, Buncombe County Register of Deeds, were named co-recipients of a 2013 Award of Merit from […]
The Orange Peel continues its summer movie series with Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight (Monday, Sept. 16) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $2. Read Ken Hanke’s review here.
Press release From Blue Ridge Community Health Services: (Hendersonville, NC)–Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety as a primary care medical home (PCMH). Since 1975, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art standards for outpatient ambulatory […]
Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times: N.C. Department of Transportation officials are looking into the possibility of installing a traffic light on busy Long Shoals Road at the entrance to Roberson High School to alleviate persistent traffic congestion problems. As part of the same effort, Buncombe school officials are working on plans of their […]
Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: Airport Road is getting its second wind. An Aldi supermarket is under construction, a Dick’s Sporting Goods store will soon go up across the street and a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel will emerge near the interstate in the coming months, all within a mile or so […]
Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – In response to public comments, state officials recommended changes Friday to a proposed consent order with Duke Energy relating to the state’s lawsuits against the utility for environmental compliance issues at Duke’s Asheville Steam Electric Generating Plant in Buncombe County […]
From Cecil Bothwell’s campaign: Asheville, NC— Asheville City Councilmember Cecil Bothwell will speak at an official Bee City dedication ceremony at 1:30 p.m. today as Asheville becomes the first Bee City USA, an honor thanks in part to Bothwell’s tireless advocacy on City Council. The dedication ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial adjacent […]
From Times-News: Two lost hikers who spent a chilly night in the rugged Green River Gamelands were located by search and rescue personnel around 6 p.m. Sunday, a day after they went missing.
WLOS reports that a Flat Rock school will offer a music center thanks to a Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout Project.
From McDowell News: For those who hoped to see topless women in Old Fort on Sunday, the event fell flat.
From Black Mountain News: The mill, which employs 12 people, specializes in a variety of fiber processing services — with price depending on customer needs — from washing fiber to making yarn or felted fabrics. The full-service mill processes wool, mohair, angora, alpaca and other fibers.
From the Urban News Twenty-five candidates will become new citizens during a ceremony at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site amphitheater in Flat Rock on Tuesday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. This day is also recognized nationally as Constitution and Citizenship Day in honor of the Constitution having been signed September 17, 1787. This […]