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“Dancing with the Stars of Asheville” to benefit splash park at Grant Community Center

Asheville’s own Dancing with the Stars event will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year with an all-star cast of local celebrities and community leaders. Modeled after the hit television show, the evening will include an intense elimination-style competition held to reveal Asheville’s top dancing pair. Coordinated by the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation, this event […]

Rogers slams Meadows for attending Romney rally, says he’s putting ‘party elite over people of WNC’

Here’s the press release from Democratic congressional candidate Hayden Rogers, who’s facing Republican Mark Meadows in the 11th District Congressional race. Mark Meadows chooses party elite over people of WNC Skips Congressional forum to attend political rally out-of-district Brasstown NC – With just 26 days to go until Election Day, Mark Meadows will be skipping […]

Shantavaani Oct. 13 album release party benefits nonprofit Three Baskets

Local world music collective Shantavaani (Jay Brown, Aditi Sethi-Brown, Sarah Carlisle, Matthew Cox and Sarah Moor) started playing together in 2009. Of their sound, their band bio states, “Together they somehow naturally pull together from their eclectic backgrounds of jazz, classical, Americana, blues, folk, reggae, Ghania, East Indian raga, bhajans, & Shabads to create an […]

National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition endorses McHenry

Here’s the press release from the campaign of Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry, who’s facing a challenge in the 10th District this year from Democrat Patsy Keever. Hickory, NC – 10th District Congressman Patrick McHenry has earned the endorsement of the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition. “Your leadership and patriotism are especially needed in […]

Warren Wilson College faculty musicians to perform in Ecuador

Here’s the press release from Warren Wilson College: Two Warren Wilson College professors, Dr. Kevin Kehrberg (Department of Music) and Dr. Jeffrey A. Keith (Department of Global Studies), are preparing for another State Department tour as members of the Red State Ramblers, an Appalachian string band. In January, the group traveled to the Central Asian […]

Chief nursing officer at Park Ridge Health earns distinguished nursing certification

Press release From Park Ridge Health Hendersonville, N.C. (October 10, 2012) – Craig Lindsey, R.N., M.B.A., M.H.A., C.E.N.P., Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Park Ridge Health, has earned the designation of Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (C.E.N.P.) through the American Organization of Nurse Executives. This credential recognizes some of the […]

Historic train to join arts, crafts, music at annual Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 13

From the Henderson Times-News Norfolk Southern is bringing a restored 1926 Pullman passenger car via the railway at the Historic Depot for this year’s annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar Saturday on Maple Street. Facts Entertainment schedule 10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Hendersonville Children’s Choir 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Step Child Band 1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Kontained Band with the […]

Gorges State Park to dedicate new visitor center and day-use facilities on Oct. 12

Press release From the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources RALEIGH – A new 7,100-square-foot visitor center at Gorges State Park in Transylvania County, designed to national green building standards, along with two picnic areas and maintenance facilities, will be formally dedicated Oct. 12 by the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The 2 […]

Mission Health names William Hathaway as its new chief medical officer

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2012) – Mission Health is pleased to announce the appointment of William R. Hathaway, MD, to the position of Chief Medical Officer of Mission Hospital. Dr. Hathaway, a long standing member of the Mission Health family, will focus on quality improvements to enhance patient safety while […]

Watch video of the WLOS 10th District debate between McHenry, Keever

WLOS hosted 10th District Congressional candidates Patrick McHenry (R) and Patsy Keever (D) Oct. 9, airing segments of their debate throughout the evening news broadcast. Moderated by reporter and anchor Russ Bowen, video of the debate has been posted in its entirety on the WLOS website. Watch it by clicking the link below. http://wlos.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wlos_news-13-hosts-10th-district-congressional-candidate-forum-9110.shtml

Bountiful corn crop provides county with healthy harvest

From the Hendersonville Times-News: By Nathaniel Axtell Times-News Staff Writer While drought withered fields in the Midwest this summer, Henderson County’s corn farmers are reaping the benefits of good growing conditions and even better prices for their bushels this fall. “Corn prices are some of the highest we’ve seen and that’s just indicative of supply […]

Ramsey continues to hammer Wilson over critical mailers

Here’s the press release from Republican Statehouse candidate Nathan Ramsey, who’s vying with Democrat Susan Wilson to represent District 115, which covers a wide swath of eastern Buncombe County. Ramsey first confronted Wilson over the mailers at an Oct. 8 Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters forum in Black Mountain (Watch video of the interaction here). […]

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