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11th District candidate Hayden Rogers on Ryan’s budget: “Just flat wrong”

PRESS RELEASE FROM HAYDEN ROGERS’ CAMPAIGN: Brasstown, NC –Hayden Rogers, candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District, released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal along partisan lines. “The Ryan budget passed today by House Republicans is a dangerous gamble for seniors throughout […]

Lower body alignment class offered tomorrow at Asheville Community Yoga

From the Asheville Community Yoga Newsletter: Saturday, March 31st, 2:30-5:00pm $40 Suggested Donation Learn basic placement and alignment principles for the body from the hips down, in standing poses, twists, and forward folds. Suitable for all levels of practitioner, this 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you the tools to safely navigate any style yoga […]

N.C. Forest Service cautions: No burn debris this weekend

With windy, dry conditions forecast this weekend, and fires like the one that burned at least 40 acres in Mills River, N.C. Forest Service officials are cautioning that “no one should be doing any debris burning this weekend,” News Radio 570 (WWNC) reports. Read more:

Rumor Dept: Blogger reports anonymous tip that Philly “dumped” New Belgium bid

Jack Curtin’s Liquid Diet blog has this, which he labels “shaky”: I received this text overnight from an anonymous source* who has not responded to my request for identification: “Heard Philly city government passed on New Belgium. DUMPED IT to PiDc. Do your investigative stuff.” “PiDc” is the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. I’m not quite […]

Patsy Keever weighs in on March 29 Medicare vote

Here’s the press release from the Patsy Keever campaign: House Republicans vote to end Medicare. WASHINGTON, DC—Today House Republicans voted to end the Medicare guarantee for seniors while lowering taxes for the ultra wealthy. The bill voted on was Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget plan, which would have several adverse effects. It would replace Medicare […]

For some UNCA students, spring break was about serving the community

From the press release: Should a week spent cutting sheet metal and sleeping in a converted school be considered a Spring Break? “I think it’s better described as the best spring break ever,” says Flannery Pearson-Clarke, a UNC Asheville junior majoring in Environmental Studies. She and eight other young women, all UNC Asheville students, spent […]

Columnist Glen Greenwald names Bothwell as a congressional challenger “worth supporting”

In an article on today, March 29, author Glen Greenwald highlights three U.S. Congressional primary candidates whom he considers “very worth supporting.” One is local Democrat and current Asheville City Council member, Cecil Bothwell, who’s running for the 11th Congressional District. Says Greenwald about the process of making his picks, “three candidates emerged who […]

New festival, Gnarnia, features music and multi-media arts in August

The Festival of Gnarnia, held in Beech Mountain, N.C., Thursday-Saturday, August 9-11, has a heady lineup. There’s world music, jam and funk, rock, hip-hop, electronic and roots. The festival also promises workshops, performance arts, sports (well, bicycle jousting and mud wrestling) as well as healthy eating. And there’s this: “Ski lifts are available for guests […]

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