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Asheville Pulmonary and Mission Hospital solidify relationship through professional services agreement

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates (APCCA) and Mission Hospital have long worked in close partnership to provide high quality care and are now enhancing their existing relationship by entering into a professional services agreement effective Nov. 1. “This is a natural evolution to an already excellent relationship.  APCCA is an incredibly high […]

8-year-old Abby Wehr with Chris Hipgrave (left) and Adriene Levknecht. And, of course, Abby's new boat! Photo courtesy of Dagger

8-year-old paddler gets custom kayak

Press release from Dagger: GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 28, 2016) – Greenville-based kayak company, Dagger, and local outdoor recreation center, Nantahala Outdoor Center, made a dream come true today for 8-year-old, Abby Wehr, of Robbinsville, N.C. Dagger athlete, and renowned female whitewater kayaker, Adriene Levknecht, surprised Abby with a custom Dagger kayak at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), the premier destination […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina acquires 377-acre South Mountains property

Press release from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina: MORGANTON, N.C.—Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina reached an important milestone this week with the acquisition of 377 acres in the Ivy Creek watershed of the South Mountains, which brings the land trust’s 20-year protection record over the 50,000-acre mark to a total of 50,322 acres. “Foothills Conservancy formed […]

 Senator Van Duyn and Rep. Fisher will host a Town Hall in Asheville

Press release from campaign to re-elect Terry Van Duyn, NC Senate, District 49: Asheville, N.C. – N.C. Senator Terry Van Duyn (D-Buncombe) will host a town hall along with N.C. Representative Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe) on August 15, 2016, at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway, from 6 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. This is part […]

Blue Ridge Parkway to celebrate park centennial with festival on Aug. 5

Press release from the National Park Service: Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and Welcome Feast to the Beat on August 5th (Asheville, NC) –The Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating the National Park Service Centennial on Friday, August 5, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a […]

Campaign for constitutional amendment announces Aug. 8 press conference in Asheville

Press release from We the People N.C. Campaign: Press Conference, Monday, August 8, 11 AM, in Front of the Federal Courthouse, 100 Otis Street, in Asheville, NC to Announce the Kick-off of the Petition Drive for a Statewide Ballot Measure, in North Carolina. “We, the people of the State of North Carolina, respectfully request a proposed ballot measure […]

LPGA tour player Austin Ernst moves charity golf tourney to The Cliffs

Press release from The Cliffs: Ernst and nine LPGA Tour Players tee off to benefit Safe Harbor ARDEN, N.C., July 27, 2016 – The Cliffs, a collection of seven private luxury mountain and lake clubs and communities in the western Carolinas, will host LPGA Tour Player Austin Ernst’s annual one-day Pro-Am Charity Tournament benefitting Safe Harbor on August […]

Southern forests just got a new protector and its name is the Bolala

PRESS RELEASE:  The forests of the Southern US are an oft overlooked national treasure. In addition to providing opportunities for hunting, fishing, recreation and spiritual renewal, the region’s forests provide clean drinking water to millions of Americans, are the nation’s largest storehouse for carbon, and provide refuge for hundreds of species of plants and animals […]

Beyond the Red Barn: Bruce MacDonald’s minimalist landscapes

PRESS RELEASE:  “Barns tell stories and they speak to me,” says Bruce MacDonald, a resident of Lexington, Virginia. They speak of history, of time past, of labor. They speak of directed purpose and association — with the cattle, chickens, horses, the hay, the tractors, rakes and pitchforks sheltered in them — going back to America’s […]

Brewgrass announces performers for 20th anniversary fest on Sept. 17

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Brewgrass Festival is proud to announce its 20th anniversary event will feature The Travelin’ McCourys with special guest Peter Rowan and additional performances the Jon Stickley Trio and Bobby Miller and the Virginia Daredevils. The festival will return to Memorial Stadium in downtown Asheville, NC on Saturday, September 17th, 2016, […]

Steps to stay safe in extreme heat

PRESS RELEASE: When temperatures rise, it’s time to take action to protect against heat-related illnesses, which can be very serious and even fatal, especially for the elderly, young children and those who have chronic diseases. Heat-related illnesses happen when your body cannot cool itself quickly enough. Some heat illnesses are mild – like heat rash, […]

Cecil Bothwell among UAW members selected as delegates for the 2016 Democratic National Convention

PRESS RELEASE:  UAW Local members from across the country are serving as delegates at the Democratic National Convention July 25 through 28. Dozens of delegates have been selected to represent a diverse group of UAW members from a variety of states, including Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, […]

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