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.
Full announcement from The Green Sage: The Green Sage partners Randy Talley and Roger Derrough founded the first Earth Fare in Westgate Shopping Center in 1994, and see the center as a perfect match for the new Green Sage restaurant. “What we bring to the area is another convenient choice for health-‐conscious diners,” says Talley. Previously occupied by Tomato Cocina Latina, the space will be The Green Sage’s first full-‐size restaurant with more than 100 seats plus outdoor seating for 25 and plenty of parking. With the downtown and south locations reaching capacity during weekend brunch, Talley says he and Derrough chose Westgate as a more accessible location to better serve their existing customer base, and also to broaden their reach in the Asheville community. The Westgate restaurant is part of a larger vision to expand to other markets and more immediately to grow The Green Sage’s catering program. Before the new location’s scheduled opening in March 2014, Talley says the existing space will be renovated by adding on a deck and bringing in more light with new windows […]
Roots- and world-beat collective Rusted Root, currently celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, fuse bluegrass and rock with percussion from African, Latin America, Native American tribes and the Middle East. The band tour makes a stop in Asheville, at the Orange Peel, on Sunday, Nov. 24. Von Grey opens. 9 p.m., $20 advance / […]
N.C. State Program Awards Funding to Expand 20 Agricultural Businesses The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program and the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (NCTTFC) this week announced the recipients of the 2013 equipment cost share awards. Coordinated by N.C. Cooperative Extension, NCVACS awarded $311,938 to 20 agricultural operations across the state. NCVACS funding […]
Press release From Angel Medical Center: Angel Medical Center encourages the community to “Fight the Flu”, by getting their flu shot and offering flu vaccinations during the annual “Drive Through Clinic”, on October 18, from 8 am to 4 pm by our Outpatient Medicine Department at the back of the hospital. Cost will be $25, […]
From Black Mountain News: Story by Joel Burgess: A proposal to redevelop the former industrial and social core of Swannanoa into a more than $14 million mixed-use housing and business center is not a done deal, an owner of the former Beacon Manufacturing plant property has said, raising more questions about the fate of the […]
Press release from MANNA FoodBank: ASHEVILLE, NC: October 9, 2013. MANNA FoodBank has provided food for families in need for the past 30 years. Former and current executive directors, musical guests, volunteers past and current and MANNA supporters from every decade will gather 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Diana Wortham Theatre to celebrate our […]
Press release From HomeSource Builders: Asheville, NC (October 8, 2013) – HomeSource Builders is pleased to announce its Asheville Parade of Homes Entries for 2013. The builder that won a Gold award for the 2012 parade, will enter three homes for this year’s event. Custom home and Certified NC Green Built home located in the […]
Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: John Wingerter, director of Health Insurance Information Services for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, will present an informational program on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The event is free and open to the public. […]
Education Reformer Lisa Delpit to Speak at UNC Asheville October 24 Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: Nationally acclaimed education scholar Lisa Delpit will speak about issues in education reform and diversity in a talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room. Delpit has won accolades […]
Press release From the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville: (Hendersonville, N.C.) Lead by Kiwanis District Lieutenant Governor Tom Walker, the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville inducted new leaders to head the organization for 2013-2014. Outgoing President Stephanie Bagby handed the gavel at a ceremony on October 3rd to incoming President Robert Murray, President-Elect Darla Lindeman, and Vice-President […]
The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) will host a Candidate Forum on Monday, October 14 beginning at 5:30pm in The Century Room at Pack’s Tavern. The forum will include both mayoral and city council candidates. All candidates are expected to attend. Moderated by WCQS News Director, David Hurand, candidates will be asked a series of questions […]
From Asheville Citizen-Times: Developer Keith Vinson maintains in court papers that he’s a victim of the Great Recession and prosecutors who can’t tell the difference between bad business decisions and fraud.
According to Black Mountain News, an Asheville man has been charged with embezzlement after allegedly taking funds from Earthbound Trading Co.
From Ashvegas: Tall Gary’s [sic] in downtown Asheville has a new owner and a new name: 4 College.