NC suspends Work First Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families due to shutdown

Press release From the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services: On Monday, North Carolina suspended its Work First program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, because of the federal shutdown in Washington. Due to this, no cash assistance or employment services are being offered to current recipients in Buncombe County. New applications as well […]

The Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards to be honored next Monday, Oct. 21

Press release From the Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society: (BREVARD, NC) – The Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) a project of the Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society in Sylva, North Carolina will be the featured nonprofit organization at Oskar Blues’ Making a Difference Monday program at the Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel […]

New astronomy lab and observatory at UNCA slated to open early next year

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: UNC Asheville’s new Astronomy Laboratory/Observatory, slated to open early in 2014, will provide the university, area K-12 schools and the community with an important new facility for teaching about science and observing the universe. UNC Asheville physics faculty and advanced students will use the facility for research and […]

Mission Neurology Outpatient Services welcomes Dr. Michele Harvey to the team

Press release From Mission Health: Asheville, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2013) – Mission Health announces the addition of Michele Harvey, MD, to the team of neurologists at Mission Neurology. Dr. Harvey is an associate member of the American Academy of Neurology and an active community volunteer. “Dr. Harvey will be a valuable addition to our team […]

Funeral Consumers Alliance of WNC announce its 2013 annual meeting will focus on green burials

Press release From Funeral Consumers Alliance of WNC: Your FCA of WNC 2013 annual meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the First Congressional Church on Fifth Avenue West in Hendersonville. The award-winning film, “Dying Green” will be shown, exploring Dr. Billy Campbell’s vision of using green burials to conserve […]

Red Cross announces local opportunities for the community to give blood, help others

Press release From the American Red Cross: Buncombe County, November 2013 – The holidays bring families and friends together in hopeful times to share in celebrations and special times of giving. For families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, their holidays may not be so hopeful. Give someone hope by giving the […]

Still time to register for 7th annual Huntington Study Group Clinical Research Symposium

Press release From the Charlotte AHEC and the Huntington Study Group: Charlotte, NC – Final registration is underway for the 7th Annual Huntington Study Group (HSG) Clinical Research Symposium, expected to attract leading scientists and medical professionals from around the world. Workshops preceding the symposium include networking for regional doctors and healthcare providers, continuing education […]

Author and journalist Gershom Gorenberg to give talk about Israeli democracy on Nov. 13

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: Gershom Gorenberg, author of The Unmaking of Israel and senior correspondent for The American Prospect, will give a talk, “The Second Israeli Republic: Why It’s Needed and How to Get There,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, in the Mission Health Mountain […]

McCrory announces aid for food banks in NC, including MANNA

Today, Gov. Pat McCrory announced he approved allocating $750,000 for the seven regional food banks that are part of the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks, which includes MANNA FoodBank. Read the release below for more information: Press release From the office of Gov. Pat McCrory: Charlotte, NC – Governor Pat McCrory approved […]

WNC Vote Tracker launches to help educate voters in WNC, to provide transparency

Press release From Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County ASHEVILLE – The North Carolina General Assembly introduces and passes several bills each year that impact the quality of life in Western North Carolina. A new tool, the nonpartisan websiteWNC Vote Tracker, provides information about important legislation in six categories: economic security; education; environment; health […]

Helpmate names April Burgess-Johnson as its new executive director

Press release From Helpmate: April Burgess-Johnson has been named Executive Director of Helpmate, the domestic violence agency serving Buncombe County. April joined Helpmate’s staff as Program Director in December 2012 and has worked to end domestic violence for 18 years. Prior to April’s service at Helpmate she worked as an independent consultant, focusing on non-profit […]

Movie screening and fundraiser for LGBT Elder Advocates set for Oct. 17 and 18

Press release From the Land-of-Sky Regional Council: There are an estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual American over the age of 55 in the United States. These older adults may face exacerbated challenges including heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. The Fine Arts Theatre has teamed up with the LGBT Elder Advocates of […]

Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority appoints Carol Peterson to board

Press release From the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is pleased to announce the addition of a new board member, Carol Peterson. Peterson was appointed by the Buncombe County Commission to fill a vacant seat on the board, and attended her first board meeting on October 11, 2013. […]