President of the Secular Coalition for America speaking in Asheville Oct. 27

Here’s the press release from the WNC Humanists group: Herb Silverman author of “Candidate without a Prayer” an autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt is coming to Asheville October 27, 2012 WHO: Herb Silverman — Herb Silverman is founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of […]

New Belgium releases Clips of Faith fundraising figures; $7,500 went to Asheville on Bikes

Here’s the press release from New Belgium: Ft. Collins, CO, October 23, 2012 – Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling philanthropic beer and film festival, recently wrapped up its third successful season, raising $117,656 for local nonprofits (see the city breakdowns below). Approximately 16,400 people came out for homemade films and handmade beers as […]

McHenry talks crowdfunding with local entrepreneurs

Here’s the press release from the office of Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry, who’s facing a challenge this year from Democrat Patsy Keever in the race for the 10th Congressional District: McHenry Talks Crowdfunding with Local Entrepreneurs Lake Lure – Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry gave the keynote address at the Carolina Entrepreneur Conference. McHenry used the […]

Keever receives Alliance for Retired Americans endorsement

Here’s the press release from the campaign of Democrat Patsy Keever, who’s challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry in this year’s race for the 10th Congressional District. Asheville, NC— The Keever Campaign released the following statement today regarding Representative Keever’s endorsement by the Alliance for Retried Americans. “I am very proud to have the endorsement […]

Gov. Perdue announces State Parks Trust Fund grants; Buncombe receives $40,057

Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: N.C. Gov. Perdue Announces State Parks Trust Fund Grants to Seven Local Governments RALEIGH – North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue today announced the award of $1.9 million in grants from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to seven local governments for […]

Building the Asheville Bow-Wowhaus: Architects team up to host Brother Wolf fundraiser

Press release from the American Institute of Architects Every dog needs a home and why not make it an artful one! The American Institute of Architects is teaming with the Asheville Art Museum, Aloft Downtown Asheville and Fine Arts Theatre to host a fundraiser for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in November. The project, The Asheville […]

Delta Kappa Gamma “Gifts” beginning teachers

Press release from Delta Kappa Gamma society As budget constraints once again effect school systems, three area chapters of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Women Educators stepped forward to help beginning teachers. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society of educators world-wide. This organization created and implemented an initiative for early-career educators through […]

City holding a discussion tonight on the community’s role in placemaking and public art

The news on tonight’s forum: The City of Asheville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department will present a panel discussion, “Creative Conversation: The Social Role in Innovative Placemaking & Public Art,” on the community’s role in innovative place making at the Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Admission […]

Charlotte Street Computers to hold ribbon-cutting for new Klondyke playground

An update on the new Klondyke community playground, from Charlotte Street Computers: Charlotte Street Computers is pleased to invite the community to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Klondyke Playground, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at the Klondyke Community Center. “Jennifer has done some wonderful things with these children over the […]

Fifteen students and one adult admitted to Mission Hospital after Madison County bus accident

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 24, 2012) Mission Hospital confirmed today that fifteen middle school aged children and one adult were admitted into the Emergency Department this morning after an accident involving three Madison County school buses and one passenger vehicle. „The children and the bus driver are all in stable condition,‰ […]

RiverLink urges support for greenways fundraisers

Here’s the message from RiverLink via the group’s email newsletter: Press release Support your Local Greenways Sunday October 28th! RiverLink is working throughout your community to support greenways along tributaries to the French Broad River, as part of the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan to connect neighborhoods, downtown and the river to our areas assets and […]

What to do at 3 a.m. on Nov. 17 (or so): Watch the Leonid meteor shower, says PARI

Press release from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Meteors result from particles of dust causing the atmosphere to glow as the particles enter the upper atmosphere of the Earth. The Leonid Meteors, or “Leonids,” are associated with Comet Tempel-Tuttle. As this comet revolves around the Sun every 33 years, it gives off gases and dust […]

Fees waved at U.S. Forest Service areas for Veteran’s Day holiday weekend

Press release from U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12. The fee waivers – the fourth this year — are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will […]

Asheville Jung Center hosts “Unveiling the Psychological Code Behind Presidential Politics” Oct. 27

Press release from the Asheville Jung Center The Asheville Jung Center, in conjunction with The C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, will be broadcasting a 6-hour seminar via the Internet entitled The Citizen’s Dilemma in Divisive Times: Four Voices. The live presentation will be held this Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 1 PM to […]

Park Ridge Health recognized by American College of Radiology

Press release From Park Ridge Health Hendersonville, N.C. (October 23, 2012) – Park Ridge Health Diagnostic Imaging has been recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. “This means all breast imaging services at Park Ridge Health are being delivered according to the highest standards in the radiology profession,” […]

McHenry: Just say no to reckless tax hikes

Here’s the press release from the campaign of incumbent Republican Patrick McHenry, who’s facing a challenge this year from Democrat Patsy Keever in the 10th District congressional race: Gastonia, NC – Congressman Patrick McHenry today continued to campaign on his plan to fix the country’s broken tax code, while also calling into question Representative Patsy […]

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