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New Henderson County Sheriff — Charlie McDonald

According to the Hendersonville Times-News, After two hours and three rounds of voting, retired Sheriff’s Office Capt. Charlie McDonald was selected by the Henderson County Republican Party executive committee to replace Sheriff Rick Davis. Voting came down to McDonald and Frank Stout, a retired N.C. Highway patrolman. The winning candidate needed at least 23 votes […]

Asheville School robotics club takes second place at state competition

From the press release: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 1, 2012) Asheville School Robotics club members returned from their first competition on February 25 with second place medals in hand. Participating in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge in Greensboro, the club joined 32 other high schools across North Carolina, and […]

Blue Ridge Rollergirls accepted to international association

The Blue Ridge Rollergirls (BRRG) of Asheville announced today that they have completed the long process of being accepted into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Founded in 2004, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) promotes and fosters the sport of women’s flat track roller derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, […]

Burton Street community begins planning for agricultural fair, seeks partners

Full announcement from Carolina Farm Stewards: The Burton Street Community of West Asheville is in the planning stages for the 3rd annual revival of the agriculture fair that was started 1913 by E.W. Pearson in this historically African American neighborhood. The fair was started at a time in N.C.’s history when black citizens had recently […]

Hillside Games versus The Wyvern’s Tale

There’s an internet turf war being fought by two local game stores, and it’s starting to get national attention. Here’s the gist, provided by ENWorld.com. Hillside Games of Asheville, NC – the worst game store in America? Unethical practices, domain-name stealing, anti-competitive tactics, and frivolous lawsuit threats against those who criticize are just the start! […]

Town of Mills River considers ordinance changes for area near Sierra Nevada brewery

According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Town officials are considering changing ordinances to allow restaurants, retail amenities and alternative energy sources in light industrial areas after Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. recently announced its plans to locate in Henderson County. Sierra Nevada will be the first occupant of the 262-acre Ferncliff Industrial Park, which has been designated […]

Joyful Noise offers free Spectacular Saturday Sampler

From the community arts center: Think Joyful Noise is only about stringed instruments? Think again! Along with a thriving strings program, we offer classes in dance, drama, voice, visual arts, Kindermusik and more. Joyful Noise is a nonprofit community arts center that offers classes in several locations including Weaverville, Asheville and Marshall. Our mission is […]

N.C. Symphony now accepting nominations for esteemed educator awards

From the press release: RALEIGH, N.C.—Nominations are currently being accepted for a pair of esteemed educator awards presented annually by the North Carolina Symphony, the orchestra announced today. North Carolina students, parents, colleagues and community members can recommend their local music teacher for the 2012 Maxine Swalin Award for Outstanding Music Educator and Jackson Parkhurst […]

UNCA to offer effective teacher training classes

From the press release: Effective Teacher Training classes will be offered on four Saturdays beginning March 24, by the Asheville Graduate Center at UNC Asheville. Effective Teacher Training is required substituting in the Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools, and this course also qualifies for three continuing education credits for already certified teachers. The four-session […]

Hendersonville man makes new sports energy drink

According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Even with a market already glutted with every stripe of sports energy drinks, Frank Trombetta knew he could build a better drink. After two years of intensive research and development and testing on numerous athletes, containers of HyPerformance formula have finally been delivered to Hendersonville from the manufacturer. “With almost […]

Executive committee recommends next Henderson County sheriff tonight

From the Times-News: The question of who will lead the Sheriff’s Office could be answered tonight when the Henderson County Republican Party executive committee selects a recommended replacement for Rick Davis. Five candidates placed on the ballot by the party’s selection committee — plus anyone nominated and seconded from the floor — will address the […]

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