Friends of Mission Charity Classic set to tee off later this week

From the LPGA: ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, May 12, 2014 – The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA, transitions to Asheville for the second-annual Friends of Mission Charity Classic this week.  The three-round event begins on Friday, May 16 and concludes on Sunday, May 18. The tournament will take place at the Country Club of Asheville, a […]

New report shows evidence of climate change in North Carolina

North Carolina News Service RALEIGH, N.C. – With much of the state expected to experience unseasonably warm temperatures this week, more than one person might utter the words “global warming.” A report released today points to climate change as a key factor. The National Climate Assessment confirms that the average temperature in the U.S. has increased by […]

Mars Hill University honor society for nontraditional students inducts new members

From Mars Hill University: Mu Kappa Lambda, the Mars Hill University honor society for nontraditional students, inducted 15 new student members and one honorary member in a ceremony on Friday, May 2, in Broyhill Chapel on the campus. Mu Kappa Lambda is the local chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society devoted to […]

Local Red Cross deploys volunteer responders to Alabama and Arkansas; more relief funding needed

From the American Red Cross: GREENVILLE, SC, May 6, 2014 – Red Cross of the Western Carolinas deployed two volunteer disaster case workers this morning to support storm recovery efforts in Alabama. A local registered nurse volunteer deployed to Arkansas last week, shortly after returning from a two-week deployment near the mudslide recovery site in […]

Metro Wines to conclude anniversary celebration with free wine and comedy

Metro Wines closes out its week-long anniversary celebration on May 9 with the Blue Ridge Roller Girls pouring some of the best selling wine from Metro Wines’ first year in business. The wine flows from 5-7 p.m. followed by a performance by Asheville comedian Peter Smith McDowell. Tickets are free. Other events in the Metro Wines […]

New technical advisor hired for CTS of Asheville

Press Release POWER Asheville, NC Frank Anastasi is the new professional Technical Advisor hired by grassroots community group POWER (Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources). Anastasi will provide guidance during remediation of the CTS Superfund Site in South Asheville. In March 2012 CTS of Asheville, a former electroplating facility, was added to the EPA’s National […]

Whole Earth Summit: An online conference to inspire and create a more resilient world

Press Release Ashevillage Institute FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EPIC EVENT ALERT [Free & Online]: 42 extraordinary visionaries, including Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Charles Eisenstein, Joel Salatin, the founders of the Small Planet Fund, Living Building Challenge, Transition Town, Pachamama Alliance, Bioneers, Appropedia, Kid’s Right to Know, Wise Women Tradition, and many others are joining together to […]

Oskar Blues’ GUBNA reinvents itself again with new flavors for 2014

Press Release Oskar Blues Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC—Ladies and gentlemen, hop occultists from all walks of life, please give a thunderous round of applause for the fourth incarnation of Oskar Blues’ GUBNA Imperial IPA. Weighing in at 100+ international bitterness units and 10 percent ABV, this complex and chameleonic concoction packs a wallop. The […]

HT-N:  Henderson County to make up snow days at end of school year

The Hendersonville Times-News reported Tuesday that the Henderson County School Board decided Monday to extend the school year one week in order to make up for the snow days earlier this winter. According to Superintendent David Jones, the extension allows for the school system to keep its original dates for spring break and prevents students […]

AC-T: Point University backs out of merger with Montreat College

Citing “complications involving legal agreements” and concerns in Montreat, Point University officials said Tuesday the school will not pursue a merger with Montreat College, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported Tuesday. The Point Board of Trustees released a statement Tuesday morning. “After careful and prayerful consideration, the board of trustees of Point University has determined, due to […]

DENR posts video of second leak at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant

Press Release N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources RALEIGH – Video from inside a second leaking stormwater pipe at Duke Energy’s Dan River electric generating station near Eden has been posted on the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ YouTube channel The state agency also posted the video on its website at […]

WCU mourns death of local Native American scholar and professor Robert J. Conley

Press Release Western Carolina University CULLOWHEE – Noted Native American scholar and author Robert J. Conley, the Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Harris Regional Hospital after a period of declining health. Conley, 73, a registered tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, was appointed to […]