From a press release: Hagan Applauds Completion of MCNC Golden Leaf Rural Broadband Initiative Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today applauded the completion of MCNC’s Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI), a landmark project that connects schools, businesses and health care providers across North Carolina with high speed broadband. Representatives from Senator Hagan’s […]
Press release from the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Dr. Elaine Franklin, executive director of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, recently announced that she will be leaving the center at the end of August to direct the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development at NC State […]
From Blueridgenow.com: AdvantageWest, a regional economic development partnership for 23 Western North Carolina counties, has passed its 2013-14 budget, which includes a $763,000 cut in appropriations by the state of North Carolina, according to an AdvantageWest news release. Last year, AdvantageWest received an appropriation of $1.1 million, which is roughly half of the organization’s annual […]
According to WLOS, reports of a scaffolding collapse at McDowell High School are coming in.
Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: A local attorney has been named to the Buncombe County Board of Elections to replace an appointee who would not serve because of an effort to remove county Elections Director Trena Parker. John “Jay” Watson, a Republican who practices law in Asheville and lives in Black Mountain, […]
From Black Mountain News: Zen Tubing’s website promotes “Lazy River Tubing Trips” down the French Broad River. But with this summer’s torrential rains, the river’s fury has sometimes been too much for a safe and leisurely float trip.
From The Mountaineer: The Haywood County Veterans Services Office will operate as normal until the arrival in September of new Veterans Services Officer Stephen J. Allred.
Press release from WNC Regional Air Quality Agency: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA), Biltmore Iron and Metal Company, and the Buncombe County Solid Waste Department will host a FREE gas can exchange program at Biltmore Iron and Metal Company at 1 Meadow Road in Asheville from 9 am to 2:30 pm on Tuesday August […]
From Hickory Daily Record: Appalachian State will hold its annual Football Fan Fest on August 17 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The gates will open at 5 p.m. with the Appalachian State football players and cheerleaders signing autographs.
From McDowell News: A longtime employee of a local orthodontist has turned herself in to authorities after being accused of embezzling from the doctor.
From Citizen Times: City police are investigating a wreck on Interstate 26 today that killed one person and injured two others.
From The Mountaineer: Haywood County ranks among the safest counties in the state for drivers in a recent report from AAA Carolinas.
From WRAL: [Rev. William] Barber is president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He says he’s now coordinating Moral Monday demonstrations in the state’s 13 Congressional districts. One is planned Aug. 19 in Charlotte.
From WBTV: The popular Christian band Mercy Me was set to take the stage in front of nearly 11,000 fans when a gust of wind blew down part of the stage.
According to WLOS, a Henderson County deputy tased an elderly man after the man hit the back of another car twice.
From The Associated Press via WRAL: A Swannanoa man has been sentenced to at least seven years in prison after he was convicted of driving while impaired for the 17th time.
From Black Mountain News: There will be nighttime lane closures at the junction of Interstates 26, 40 and 240 over the next month as contractors make repairs to an old bridge.
Here’s the press release from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: SUMMER SAUNTER WITH ALDO LEOPOLD GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C. – On Saturday, August 24 Grandfather Mountain will offer the final program of our Summer Saunter guided hike series, “A Stroll with Aldo Leopold.” This saunter along the Bridge Trail led by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation’s Director […]
Here’s the press release from Friends of the Smokies: Waynesville, NC – On August 15, 2013 Friends of the Smokies hosts the 19th Annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon to benefit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event has a long history as the only telethon for a national park, and has raised over $2.5 […]
Here’s an excerpt from the Associated Press article via the Asheville Citizen-Times: The way Eustace Conway sees it, there’s the natural world, as exemplified by his Turtle Island Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And then there’s the “plastic, imitation” world that most other humans inhabit. But the border between the two has always been […]
Press release MAKE OR DECORATE A BOWL FOR EMPTY BOWLS The Village Potters hosts event to make bowls for Asheville Empty Bowls Event. Asheville, NC – August 8, 2013 – The Village Potters, located in Asheville’s River Arts District in historic Riverview Station, is happy to host their annual event in support of Asheville Empty […]