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Buncombe School Board candidate McMahon announces campaign kickoff

Here’s the press release from the campaign of McMahon: Buncombe County School Board Candidate Announces Campaign Kickoff Cindy McMahon, candidate for Buncombe County Board of Education, invites the public to her campaign kickoff on Thursday, March 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Fire Department, 235 Charlotte Highway (Hwy 74). This will be […]

Meadows proposes ‘National First Responders Day’

Here’s the press release from the office of Rep. Mark Meadows: Meadows Designates National First Responders Day Washington, D.C. – Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) introduced a House resolution today to annually designate October 28th as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day.” “Our country owes a debt of gratitude to the more than 25 million first […]

Asheville Tea Party issues statement on Buncombe Commissioner races

Here’s the press release from the Asheville Tea Party via email from Chair Jane Bilello. GOP candidates Christina Merrill and Lewis Clay are seeking seats this year on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Click the links below to see the Asheville Citizen-Times stories cited in Billello’s statement. Until a candidate completes the iCaucus Citizen-Led […]

Chamber invites local employers to take Workplace Wellness Survey

Here’s the info via the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce website: Workplace Wellness Survey As part of Buncombe County’s Community Health Improvement Process, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Buncombe County Department of Health & Human Services would like to find out what policies local businesses have in place that support employee health. […]

North Carolina state parks seeking volunteers for 2014

Press Release From N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – North Carolina’s state parks are actively seeking volunteers to help protect the state’s rich natural resources and serve an expected 14 million visitors this year, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. At all 40 state parks and state recreation areas, […]

Local musicians named as finalists in for the 2013 International Songwriting Competition

Richard Gannaway, Miriam Stockley, Jay Oliver (AOMUSIC), from Asheville, were named as finalists in for the 2013 International Songwriting Competition. Their song, “Kuimba,” is among 13 top picks in the world music category. Judges for the contest include Tom Waits, Bruce Hornsby, Jason Isbell, Brian Setzer and many others. Winners will be announced at the […]

Asheville makes list of top 10 cities ‘where ordinary people can no longer afford homes’

An article on Yahoo! Finance cites Asheville as number 8 on a list titled “10 cities where ordinary people can no longer afford homes.” Yahoo! Finance By Rick Newman: We used data from research firm RealtyTrac to determine where housing affordability is deteriorating the most. At the top of the list is Salinas, Calif., where […]

James Zhang to step down as dean of WCU’s Kimmel School

Press Release From Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – James Zhang, dean of Western Carolina University’s Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology since October 2012, will be stepping down from the post in May to become provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Kettering University in Flint, Mich. Zhang will be joining another […]

State regulators to request video of pipes at coal ash facilities and announce inspections

Press Release From N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – State regulators plan to conduct detailed inspections of all Duke Energy’s coal ash facilities in North Carolina next week and will request that Duke Energy provide engineering and emergency action plans and maps for the facilities and videos of the insides of all […]

Parkinson’s support group announces March meeting

Press Release The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, March 11th at 10:00 in the fellowship hall at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Main Street in Brevard. There will be time to fellowship with one another over light refreshments and Irish music provided by Gina Whaley at the piano. Patti […]

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