N.C. Health and Human Services creates Ebola web page

From press release: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has created an Ebola web page that provides information for the public and healthcare providers, updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fact sheets and a list of FAQs. Go to www.ncdhhs.gov/ebola/ The web page also incorporates the newly opened Ebola […]

See red in Asheville (along with yellow and orange)

From press release The Smoky Mountains host some 120 species of trees; the greatest variety in the United States. That variety gives the southern Appalachians a broader spectrum – a patchwork quilt of mountainside color, including the popular “red leaves” due to an abundance of Red Maple, Dogwood, and Sassafras trees. Experts predict that, if […]

WNC GOP lawmakers are MIA from candidate forums

From press release: ASHEVILLE – Western North Carolina Republican state lawmakers are dodging debates to avoid defending their records in Raleigh. NC House Rep. Michele Presnell is scheduled to attend a candidate forum tonight at 7PM in Mars Hill University’s Moore Auditorium, but her track record is cause for concern for anyone thinking of attending. […]

Cherokee leader to discuss Eastern Band history

  From press release:   (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, October 13, 2014) – TJ Holland, Cultural Resources Supervisor for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for its Kituwah Preservation and Education Program, will kick off the Center for Cultural Preservation’s program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING on Tuesday, October 21st at 7PM.  The series highlights Western North Carolina’s heritage […]

AC-T: Study shows more tourists expected for fall colors

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: By Dale Neal CULLOWHEE – Western North Carolina’s annual fall color display should draw more tourists this October than last year when a federal government shutdown stymied some travelers, according to a new study from Western Carolina University. With the national parks open and fall colors forecast to be especially good […]

Moffit named to conservation groups’ “Dirty Dozen in the States”

From press release: RALEIGH, NC — North Carolina League of Conservation Voters and the national League of Conservation Voters announced Monday that Representative Tim Moffitt has been named to LCV’s “Dirty Dozen in the States.” Modeled after LCV’s trademark federal “Dirty Dozen,” the state version highlights 12 of the most anti-environment state-level candidates from around […]

Pawpaw among trees to be planted in Hendersonv­ille

PRESS RELEASE from the Hendersonville Tree Board HENDERSONVILLE – Fruit from the American Pawpaw tree was enjoyed by Native Americans and helped early European settlers survive. It’s sort of mango-meets-the-banana … with a little hint of melon, according to one reviewer of the fruit’s taste. The pawpaw has quite a history. On NPR’s “Morning Edition,” […]

Nominations being accepted for Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

From press release: Asheville – Buncombe County nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers.  Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion […]

French Broad Crossing selected as Southern Living Inspired Community

  Western N.C. mountain river enclave described as combining natural scenic beauty with Southern charm From press release ASHEVILLE, N.C., October 3, 2014 — French Broad Crossing, a 750-acre conservation community located on the French Broad River near Asheville, NC has been selected as a Southern Living Inspired Community. Southern Living Inspired Communities are hand-picked premier […]

Charlotte Observer: Same-sex marriages may soon be legal in North Carolina

From the Charlotte Observer: By Michael Gordon A Supreme Court decision Monday could legalize same-sex marriages in North Carolina by the end of the week, said the ACLU attorney fighting the state’s ban. In a surprise decision, the nation’s highest court declined to review federal appeals court rulings in Virginia four other states. All of […]

AC-T: Warrants say two sex offenders failed to report new addresses

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: By Romando Dixson Two sex offenders — James Howard Singleton of Leicester and David Eugene Fulbright of Black Mountain — are scheduled to appear in court this month for failure to report their new addresses to authorities, according to warrants at the Buncombe County Magistrate’s Office. Read the full story here.

HT-N: Henderson County church to apologize for racist past

From the Hendersonville Times-News: By Beth Beasley De Bona   A Henderson County church is apologizing for actions motivated by racism that caused its congregation to split in two in 1867. Mud Creek Baptist Church will host a special service on Oct. 12 that will seek reconciliation with Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church for wrongs […]

Deltec builds 5,000th home since company started in 1968

Local homebuilder celebrates milestone by featuring the home in Parade of Homes From press release   ASHEVILLE, NC – Deltec Homes, the industry leader in prefabricated energy efficient homes, has begun construction on their 5,000th home since the company started in 1968. The home will be available to tour in the 2014 Parade of Homes. […]

AFD’s Fire Prevention Month kick off event Sunday at Sam’s Club

From press release: ASHEVILLE – October is recognized as National Fire Prevention Month and what better way to bring awareness then to attend AFD’s annual Fire Prevention Kick off Event!  This year’s event will be held on September 28th at Sam’s Club from 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m.  The event will include fire trucks, AFD’s Haz-Mat truck and robot, the Asheville […]

Blue Ridge Community College to host crowdfunding conference Oct. 17

From press release Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center will host Western North Carolina’s first Crowdfunding Conference on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at its Henderson County Campus. The event will be held from 1 to 5:15 p.m. and is offered at no charge, due to sponsor support from the Blue Ridge Community College Small […]