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Tell why you’re Dining Out for Life in 60 seconds or less, win trip for two

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 […]

Community leaders and Terry Bellamy to tour housing in Rutherford County

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 […]

Women under 40 PAC endorses Bellamy for NC-10

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 […]

11th District candidate Vance Patterson says he’ll donate salary to WNC nonprofits if elected

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 […]

11th District candidate Hayden Rogers on Ryan’s budget: “Just flat wrong”

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 […]

Lower body alignment class offered tomorrow at Asheville Community Yoga

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 […]

N.C. Forest Service cautions: No burn debris this weekend

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

Rumor Dept: Blogger reports anonymous tip that Philly “dumped” New Belgium bid

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 […]

Patsy Keever weighs in on March 29 Medicare vote

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 […]