National Republican Congressional Committee: Mark Meadows achieves ‘Young Gun’ status

Here’s the press release from the National Republican Congressional Committee: Mark Meadows Achieves ‘Young Gun’ Status North Carolina Republican Candidate Establishes Effective, Winning Campaign Washington — The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced that Mark Meadows has reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the top tier of the Committee’s four-level ‘Young Gun’ recruitment program. Founded during the […]

Democrat Hayden Rogers releases statement on GOPs 11th Congressional District runoff results

Earlier tonight, Republican Mark Meadows won the runoff battle to face Democrat Hayden Rogers for the 11th Congressional District seat. Here’s what Rogers’ campaign released to the press: Hayden Rogers, Democratic candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District, released the following statement tonight regarding the results of the July 17th Republican runoff election in […]

Record number attend Leadership Asheville event

From the press release: Asheville, NC – Over 140 attendees got to hear from local beer industry experts today, July 17th, at Leadership Asheville’s second sold out event in the 2012 Buzz Summer Breakfast Series “Inspired Innovation: What Asheville’s All About.” Today’s event featured a conversation about innovations in craft brewing as local brewers prepare […]

Three N.C. men fined for illegal possession of elk antlers, U.S. Forest Service reports

PRESS RELEASE (U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Forest Service) Three North Carolina men have paid fines to the United States District Court for the illegal possession of Elk antlers in the Pisgah National Forest, announced today Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. Attorney Tompkins is joined in making […]

Patsy Keever to focus on women’s health during Cleveland County visit

Here’s the press release from the Patsy Keever campaign: Shelby, NC – Patsy Keever, candidate for Congress in the 10th District, will be meeting with public health and women’s health professionals in Cleveland County on Wednesday. Scheduled visits include the Cleveland County Health Department and the Women’s Health Center at the Cleveland Regional Medical Center, […]

Judge: settlement documents in former Sherriff Davis case are public record

From the Hendersonville Times-News: A Henderson County judge has ruled that documents pertaining to a settlement between former Sheriff Rick Davis and an ex-employee are public record and will release the documents in the coming weeks. In January, Gannett Pacific Corporation, doing business as the Asheville Citizen-Times, sued Henderson County, the board of commissioners, the […]

Asheville School swim coach and his family compete in 12.5-mile open water swim around Key West

Photo courtesy of Asheville School From the press release from Asheville School: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 17, 2012) Asheville School Swim Coach Frank Kriegler has already proven he knows how to swim a marathon. This summer, he’s turned his swimming adventure into a family affair. In June, Frank joined his family in participating in the 2012 […]

Mission Health one of eight N.C. hospitals named “Most Wired” for technology adoption

From the press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 17, 2012) – Mission Hospital has been named one of the nation’s MOST WIRED hospitals, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey released last week in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine. Mission Hospital is one of only […]

“Every Drop Counts” blood drive planned at Mills River Presbyterian Church July 27

From the press release: MILLS RIVER, N.C. –Mills River Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 1:30pm to 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Volunteer donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 828-890-8065 or drop in […]

USDA releases first-ever “agroforestry” guide for farms, woodlands

PRESS RELEASE from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agroforestry Center Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today released a first-of-its-kind practical agroforestry handbook that contains information to help establish, manage and market agroforestry projects that are profitable and sustainable over time. The handbook, Profitable Farms and Woodlands, is written for underserved and limited resource farmers […]

A Tribute to Doc Watson

Local folk musician and Grammy winner David Holt presents a tribute to his friend and collaborator, the late Doc Watson. The concert takes place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and benefit Shindig on the Green. According to a press release, “Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt […]

Election 2012: July 17 runoff features major races but interest, turnout “anemic”

How many North Carolinians know there’s a primary runoff election tomorrow, July 17, and how many will vote? Many statewide races are at play, including the governor’s race. But most people aren’t paying much attention, The Raleigh News&Observer reports: The voting will help determine the candidates on November’s ballot for five of North Carolina’s most […]

Toward a Clean Energy Future: WNCA offers free, Friday workshop series

PRESS RELEASE from Western North Carolina Alliance Free workshop series: Toward a Clean Energy Future — FREE four-session series sponsored by the Western North Carolina Alliance and Transition Asheville is being offered starting July 20. For more information on this series, contact Ron Martin-Adkins by calling 828-545-9114. Workshop Schedule: Session 1 — “Energy Efficiency” 7 […]

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