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10th anniversary of Kituwah Preservation and Education Program

From a press release: 10th anniversary of Kituwah Preservation and Education Program The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians marked the 10th anniversary of the tribe’s successful indian language initiative, the Kituwah Preservation and Education Program (KPEP), on April 17, 2014. Funded by a $3 million grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the KPEP is multi-faceted […]

Activists respond to McCrory’s cancelation of Moogfest appearence, protest will go on

Here’s the press release from protest organizers: Governor McCrory announced the cancelation of his appearance at a closed door, invitation only event to kick-off Moogfest 2014. The governor was to attend the panel discussion on technology and economic development in WNC along with Asheville’s mayor Esther Mannheimer, business leaders from Durham, and the mayor of […]

League of Women Voters to host free April 19 ice cream social with elected officials

Here’s the information via the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County email newsletter: TOMORROW: Ice Cream Social with Elected Officials Just a friendly reminder that our annual celebration with elected officials is TOMORROW: Saturday, April 19 from 3-5pm at The Hop Ice Cream (640 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC). This year, we’re offering a free […]

U-T releases a guide to published works on the Smokies

Press Release University of Tennessee The most comprehensive bibliography of sources related to the Great Smoky Mountains is now available for purchase from the University of Tennessee Press. “Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544-1934,” is the culmination of 15 years of research. It catalogs printed material on the Great Smoky […]

New Belgium Brewing to break ground on Asheville facility May 1

Here’s the press release from New Belgium Brewing: $175 million investment, 133,000 SF, 400+ construction jobs, 140 permanent jobs, 1 great city Ft. Collins, Colo., April 17, 2014 – Going up! New Belgium Brewing is officially breaking ground and starting construction on its second brewery—a 133,000 SF brewery and tasting room. At full build out, […]

UNCA to hold symposium on undergraduate research April 23

Press Release University of North Carolina Asheville UNC Asheville students will present more than 280 research projects at the university’s Spring Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. Also that day, UNC Asheville students will showcase their work in community service projects and internships at a celebration with community partners […]

Eastern Band of Cherokee celebrate 10th anniversary of language initiative

Press Release Eastern Band of Cherokee The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians marked the 10th anniversary of the tribe’s successful indian language initiative, the Kituwah Preservation and Education Program (KPEP), on April 17, 2014. Funded by a $3 million grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the KPEP is multi-faceted effort to revitalize the Cherokee language. […]

RiverLink announces RiverMusic 2014 lineup

From a press release: RiverLink announces RiverMusic 2014 lineup The first two years of RiverMusic brought thousands of smiling faces to the French Broad River to enjoy its splendor, and RiverLink will host five nights — plus a full Saturday of fun at RiverFest — of live music this summer. As in past years, there […]

Park Ridge Health oncology social worker earns certification

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Hendersonville, N.C. (April 17, 2014) – Park Ridge Health is pleased to announce that Lauren Woodard, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., of Park Ridge Health Cancer Services has earned certification as an oncology social worker (O.S.W.-C.). Certification in Oncology Social Work demonstrates that the certified professional complies with the highest standards that promote provision […]

National Forests in NC: Practice bear safety

 Press release:   ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 15, 2014 – Spring has arrived, and with more people visiting the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, the U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors to practice simple steps to avoid black bear encounters.   Never keep food or scented items (such as shampoo) in a tent. Keep a clean camp […]

AC-T: I-26/Airport Road exit revamp begins in May

The state Department of Transportation has awarded an $8.8 million contract to build new exit ramps and reroute Airport Road traffic to create what is called a “diverging diamond” interchange, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported Thursday. Once it is completed, drivers approaching the interchange on Airport Road will veer to the left near one end of […]

Carolina Public Press: McCrory’s coal-ash proposal calls for closing Asheville pond

This story originally appeared here and was published by Carolina Public Press through a content-sharing agreement with The Charlotte Observer.   Carolina Public Press: McCrory’s coal-ash proposal calls for closing Asheville pond By Bruce Henderson Gov. Pat McCrory will ask legislators for broader authority over coal ash disposal, but his plan does not envision eliminating all 33 […]

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Clemson University architecture students develop inflatable “clouds” for Moogfest

From a press release: Clemson University architecture students develop inflatable “clouds” for Moogfest Event-goers at this year’s Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina, will see clouds in the air — five, to be precise — no matter what the weather proves to be. That is because 17 Clemson University architecture students have been given the task […]

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LEAF adds The Family Stone to May lineup

From a press release: LEAF adds The Family Stone to May lineup The 38th LEAF Festival is thrilled to announce the addition of The Family Stone as Sunday’s final act. LEAF FestivaL, May 8th – 11th, in Black Mountain, N.C. also featuring Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band, Beats Antique, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All […]

ECO announces sustainable living workshops

Press Release Environmental and Conservation Organization ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, is continuing to connect local permaculture and homegrown food experts and community members through its spring Sustainable Living Workshops in April, May, and June. All workshops require advanced registration by calling ECO at (828) 692-0385 or registering online at eco-wnc.org. Classes are $15 per […]