News & Observer: Moral Monday gathering remembers Birmingham church bombing

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 […]

Preservation and digitizing of Buncombe slave deeds earns national award

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 […]

Blue Ridge Community Health Services gets national recognition for health care quality, primary care

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 […]

AC-T: Traffic signal eyed at Roberson High entrance

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 […]

State recommends changes to coal ash contamination consent order

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 […]

Bothwell will speak at Bee City USA dedication

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 […]

Urban News:  Sandburg site will host naturalization ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 17

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 […]

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