From the Smoky Mountain News: Western Carolina University’s faculty senate took on the hot button statewide political issue last week of Amendment One, the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages and civil unions. The faculty senate passed a resolution opposing the amendment, which will appear on the state ballot in May.
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From the press release: Judy Walker, chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss several types of mathematical codes and their impact upon daily life past and present in the 2012 Parsons Lecture, “Codes are Everywhere!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The lecture is […]
From the press release: “Recognition: A Cherokee Journey to Forgiveness and Healing,” a talk by Patricia Grant, will take place at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. It is free and open to the public, and lunch is provided. Grant is a licensed social worker and program manager for […]
From the press release: Win a trip for two to a city participating in Dining Out for Life International hosted by Subaru® Dining Out for Life® invites supporters to express why they participate in this annual event, which brings compassionate people, foodies and restaurants together to raise much-needed funds for HIV/AIDS organizations. The international event […]
Here’s the press release from the Terry Bellamy campaign: COMMUNITY LEADERS AND CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE TO TOUR HOUSING IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY FOREST CITY, NC – On Wednesday, April 4, NC-10 Congressional candidate Terry Bellamy along with other community leaders will tour Rutherford County with representatives of Rutherford Housing Partnership for a firsthand look at examples of […]
Here’s the press release from the Terry Bellamy campaign: WOMEN UNDER 40 PAC ENDORSES BELLAMY FOR NC-10 ASHEVILLE, NC – Terry Bellamy, Asheville Mayor and Congressional candidate (NC-10), has been endorsed by the “Women Under 40” PAC (or “WUFPAC”). WUFPAC is a non-partisan organization dedicated to electing women who are forty years of age or […]
From the News & Observer: RALEIGH, N.C. — Some North Carolina residents with developmental disabilities will keep their Medicaid services for now because of an order from a federal judge.
11th Congressional District candidate Vance Patterson, Republican, Burke County, says he will donate his salary to Western North Carolina nonprofits if elected. He faces eight GOP challengers in the May 8 primary for the district, redrawn this year to include his county and exclude most of Asheville, N.C. The 11th District is currently represented by […]
Photo of Dr. James Wells courtesy of the Charles George VA Medical Center. From the press release: Asheville, N.C. – Dr. James Wells was recently announced as the new chief of staff for the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C. The chief of staff has direct responsibility for all clinical and patient care […]
Full announcement from gubernatorial candidate Bob Etheridge’s campaign: Please join us in supporting the Buncombe County Democratic Party at their Headquarters Refinance Party Bob Etheridge Candidate for Governor Saturday, March 31, 2012 5:00 p.m. Buncombe County Democratic Party Headquarters 951 Old Fairview Road Asheville, NC 28803
PRESS RELEASE FROM HAYDEN ROGERS’ CAMPAIGN: Brasstown, NC –Hayden Rogers, candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District, released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal along partisan lines. “The Ryan budget passed today by House Republicans is a dangerous gamble for seniors throughout […]
From the Smoky Mountain News: The mental health agency Smoky Mountain Center will not be buying and moving into Waynesville’s former Department of Social Services office building after all, leaving Haywood County back at Square One trying to unload the large, dated, four-story brick complex built decades ago as a hospital.
From the McDowell News: A Glenwood woman hopes the petition she started online will help change the plans for widening of U.S. 221 South. Christie Wild, who lives along Old Highway 221, started an online petition last week about the proposed widening of U.S. 221 South. The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to widen a […]
From the McDowell News: Despite a recent ruling by the N.C. Court of Appeals to strike down a ban on video sweepstakes machines, it is still illegal to play or possess them in McDowell County.
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From the Asheville Community Yoga Newsletter: Saturday, March 31st, 2:30-5:00pm $40 Suggested Donation Learn basic placement and alignment principles for the body from the hips down, in standing poses, twists, and forward folds. Suitable for all levels of practitioner, this 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you the tools to safely navigate any style yoga […]
The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway opened this past Tuesday; the Linville Falls campground opens on Sunday, April 1 … the Blue Ridge Parkway and its many parks, facilities and campgrounds await the millions of visitors that tour the scenic route each year, blueridgenow.com reports (the Hendersonville Times-News online edition). More than 14 […]
With windy, dry conditions forecast this weekend, and fires like the one that burned at least 40 acres in Mills River, N.C. Forest Service officials are cautioning that “no one should be doing any debris burning this weekend,” News Radio 570 (WWNC) reports. Read more: http://www.wwnc.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=122546&article=9970423#ixzz1qbQS06xK
Poll results released Thursday indicate 58-percent support for the so-called marriage amendment on the May 8 ballot – until potential voters learn it would ban civil unions. Support then drops to 41 percent.
Jack Curtin’s Liquid Diet blog has this, which he labels “shaky”: I received this text overnight from an anonymous source* who has not responded to my request for identification: “Heard Philly city government passed on New Belgium. DUMPED IT to PiDc. Do your investigative stuff.” “PiDc” is the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. I’m not quite […]
Here’s the press release from the Patsy Keever campaign: House Republicans vote to end Medicare. WASHINGTON, DC—Today House Republicans voted to end the Medicare guarantee for seniors while lowering taxes for the ultra wealthy. The bill voted on was Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget plan, which would have several adverse effects. It would replace Medicare […]