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Bloomberg: SEC Approves Less-Regulated Mini-IPOs Cheered by Hambrecht

The Security Exchange Commission unanimously approved a new rule to relax regulations on certain “mini initial public offerings.” The rule applies to companies raising up to $50 million from the general public and removes “certain regulatory hurdles, such as approval from every state where the firm has investors,” according to a report by Bloomberg’s Dave […]

Rebecca Mumpower joins Asheville Hospitalist Group

  From a press release:   Asheville Hospitalist Group, a Mission Health practice, is pleased to welcome Rebecca Mumpower, MD.  Dr. Mumpower is an experienced hospitalist who last worked with Wellmont Medical Associates at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. “It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Mumpower to the strong group of physicians and caregivers […]

High schools take stand against substance abuse through “We Are Hope” campaign

From a press release: In partnership with HopeRx, students in Henderson County Public Schools’ six high schools are taking a public stand against substance abuse during the week-long “We Are Hope” campaign, recognized March 18 by Henderson County Commissioners. Through a campaign organized by high schools’ student government organizations and leaders, students at Balfour Education […]

SolarizeWNC to hold information forum in Franklin, April 7

SolarizeWNC Event announcement Looking to decrease your utility bills and reduce your impact on the environment? SolarizeWNC has the answer. Participants in the program will benefit from reduced pricing, vetted contractors and equipment and free information sessions to create a clear path for solar and energy efficiency adoption. Join the non-profit campaign, SolarizeWNC, for the […]


Ladies Who Lunch archaeology lecture Set at UNC Asheville, April 2

Archaeologist Maura Heyn discusses ancient conceptions of the “ideal” woman in a lecture held at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library on Thursday, April 2. Press release from UNCA: Archaeologist Maura Heyn will examine ancient conceptions of the “ideal” woman in her lecture, Ladies Who Lunch: Female Portraiture in Roman Palmyra, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April […]

Tupelo Honey announces new location in Franklin, Tenn.

From Tupelo Honey Press release Asheville’s iconic downtown restaurant, Tupelo Honey Cafe, will open a new location in the Meridian Cool Springs community in Franklin, TN, just south of Nashville. Projected opening is fall of 2015. Tupelo Honey Cafe serves creative, Southern-inspired fare that’s fresh and made-from-scratch. Selecting from 15 fresh vegetable sides, you can […]

Children First releases impact report

From Children First/ Communities in Schools of Buncombe County Press release Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) of Buncombe County, part of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, today released a new Impact Report at that includes new data on how the organization is helping remove barriers for students and families living […]

Migrant farmworker mother with child. Photo courtesy of BRCHS

Blue Ridge Community Health Services honors Farmworker Awareness Week with shirt drive

Blue Ridge Community Health Services is one of several organizations participating in National Farmworker Awareness Week, which runs from March 24 through March 27. The national campaign was started by Student Action with Farmworkers to bring attention to the unsafe working conditions and low wages that face many agricultural workers.

Warren Wilson College artists in residence Kim and Reggie Harris perform April 8

Musicians/storytellers/teachers duo Kim and Reggie Harris will spend three days as artists in residence at Warren Wilson College. They’ll finish their stay with a free performance at the college chapel on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Press release from WWC: Kim and Reggie Harris – musicians, storytellers and teachers – conclude three days as […]

UPDATE: Biltmore Property Group plans ribbon cutting for new location, March 18

UPDATE: Biltmore Property Group has moved its ribbon cutting event to Wednesday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. Here is the original article Xpress ran regarding the event: Biltmore Property Group, a full service property management firm for Western North Carolina, has planned a ribbon cutting celebration for their new retail location on Sweeten Creek Road. […]