Wed. Jan. 16 East-West Asheville neighborhood meeting change announced

Press release from East West Asheville neighborhood association Just a reminder: the EWANA Neighborhood-wide meeting this Wednesday starts at 6:00pm and has been changed to HALL FLETCHER ELEMENTARY (from Sol’s Reprieve). On the agenda: – adopting bylaws and confirming an interim board – a virtual presentation of the New Belgium plant led by brewery representatives […]

Groups in court to stop groundwater contamination from toxic coal ash waste

The same coalition of groups which sponsored the Oct. 2012 float-in seek remedies in court about coal ash. Photo of Oct. 2012 event by Bill Rhodes. Press release from Southern Environmental Law Center Conservation groups today went to court in an effort to protect North Carolina communities and groundwater from toxic coal ash contamination at […]

City of Asheville boards and commission information for 2013

Press release from City of Asheville There are seven elected members on Asheville City Council, but that body relies on more than 250 people serving on 35 council-appointed Boards and Commissions to help guide policy for the City of Asheville. From the Downtown Commission to the Greenway Commission to the newly formed Neighborhood Advisory Committee, […]

McCrory rescinds Perdue’s executive order on judges News-Observer reports

From the Raleigh News-Observer Gov. Pat McCrory began his first week as governor making clear a new chief executive is at the helm at the state capital. In his first executive order, the Republican repealed a nonpartisan judicial nominating commission put in place by his Democratic predecessor. “We are going back to the original constitutional […]

Have opinons on corporate travel in WNC? The Airport wants to know.

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport Asheville Regional Airport is interested in understanding corporate travel needs in Western North Carolina, and detailed informationis helpful in advocacy efforts to attract new air service to the region. The very best information is an itemized list of your organization’s air travel/tickets booked during the calendar year, by destination. […]

Food Policy to go before Asheville City Council

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council For the first time in its history, Asheville’s City Council will consider a plan to improve the city’s food security. The Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council (A/B FPC) collaborated with the Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (SACEE) to create the first City of Asheville Food Action […]

FDA proposes new food safety standards for foodborne illness prevention and produce safety

Press release from U.S. Food and Drug Administration The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed two new food safety rules that will help prevent foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and are available for public comment for the next 120 days. The FDA encourages Americans […]