News Bulletins

Diamond Brand’s Spring Diva Night raises $1300 for Girls on the Run

From the press release: ARDEN, N.C. –Diamond Brand Outdoors announced today that its recent Spring Diva Night event generated $1,300 in proceeds for Girls On the Run of Western North Carolina. Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 mile) running event with healthy living education. The organization’s programs are designed to instill […]

Cane Creek Middle wins regional Battle of the Books competition

From the press release: On Friday, March 23rd, Cane Creek MS competed in the Regional Battle of the Books Competition in Transylvania County, representing Buncombe County as district champions. Eleven districts from our region participated in the regional competition. Cane Creek placed first in the competition with a score of 170. Following closely behind were […]

OPINION: N.C. needs to improve its insurance for autism

Bridget Mora, a chapter Board Member of the Autism Society of North Carolina, writes in the Charlotte Observer: The Autism Society of North Carolina’s annual conference, the largest autism gathering in the state, takes place in Charlotte tomorrow and Friday… According to the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, the rate of autism in North Carolina […]

MedWest honors three nurses with award for their outstanding work

From the press release: Clyde, Sylva and Bryson City, N.C. – MedWest Health System and the American Organization of Nurse Executives have honored three MedWest registered nurses with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for their outstanding work. Nurses Brittany Ellenburg, RN, of MedWest-Haywood in Clyde, Melanie Gibson, RN, of MedWest-Harris in Sylva, and Michelle […]

City of Asheville offers Summer outdoor adventures for teens

SUMMER OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FOR TEENS Asheville, NC – Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts has a few spaces left in the summer outdoor adventure activities for teens. For more information or to register for an activity, contact Christen McNamara at 828-251-4029, or email Fees are listed for Asheville city residents (R) and for non-residents […]

Swannanoa Valley Museum opens April 14; lots of activities planned for Spring

The Swannanoa Valley Museum opens April 14, and has lots of activities planned for Spring. Here’s the info via the museum’s email newsletter: Museum Opens for the Season, Saturday, April 14th! Our newest exhibit, “Beans, Butter, & Bacon: Early General Stores in the Swannanoa Valley” will open Saturday, April 14th at 10:00am, our first day […]

PARC: Asheville interfaith vigil to be held April 1 in rememberence of Trayvon Martin

Here’s the message from the People Advocating Real Conservancy group, sent via its email newsletter: Interfaith Vigil This Sunday April 1st @ 4PM City County Plaza We invite you to join us for an Interfaith Vigil this Sunday in remembrance of Trayvon Martin, the African American teenager who was shot and killed recently in Sanford, […]

MedWest hosts opening celebration, dedication for The Homestead inpatient hospice unit

From the press release: CLYDE, N.C. – MedWest Health System celebrated the opening of its new $3.4 million inpatient hospice unit The Homestead with a community open house and dedication ceremony March 18. The celebration included refreshments and tours of The Homestead, a new six-bed facility on the campus of MedWest-Haywood that offers specialized end-of-life […]

Brush fire in Mills River forced evacuations, damaged homes and 40 acres

“A 40-acre forest fire that forced a handful of residents to evacuate and damaged two homes Tuesday [March 27] was fully contained by 10:30 p.m.,” the Hendersonville Times-News reported. Firefighters were dispatched at about 2:15 p.m. after a 911 caller reported the fire. As the blaze grew, residents at several homes along Stags Run off […]

Fleeing drug suspects strike three MSD workers in Montford

FROM WLOS and WWNC (570) RADIO: During a drug-bust operation law enforcement were conducting in the Montford neighborhood in Asheville on March 27, a fleeing suspect rammed a police vehicle with his car, then struck three Metropolitan Sewerage District employees. Two of the employees were released from the hospital; the third had to stay overnight, […]

Buncombe volunteer receives Girl Scout Appreciation Award

BUNCOMBE COUNTY VOLUNTEER RECEIVES GIRL SCOUT APPRECIATION AWARD (Colfax, NC – March 22, 2012) – Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont held its Annual Meeting and Adult Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, March 17 at Monticello United Methodist Church in Statesville. The event celebrated the Girl Scout mission and the work of several volunteers who have […]

State and local emergency response agencies host training on the Biltmore Estate

Here’s the press release from the Buncombe County Emergency Management Department: Beginning Wednesday, March 28 and concluding Saturday, March 31, local emergency agencies will host the regional Search and Rescue Exercise on the western grounds of the Biltmore Estate to simulate operational conditions for a search mission in an exercise format. “Search at Biltmore 2012” […]

Students from across North Carolina recognized for service, commitment

Here’s the press release: STUDENT LEADERS HONORED AT 42nd ANNUAL YOUTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Students from across North Carolina recognized for service, commitment RALEIGH – More than a dozen student leaders were recognized with special honors during the 42nd annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA), which was held March 23-25 in Raleigh. About 225 students from across […]

WNC Chapter #91 of Americans United for Separation of Church and State hosts April 2 event

Here’s the info via the group’s email newsletter: The WNC Chapter #91 of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is pleased to host Katherine Stewart discussing her latest book entitled The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children Monday, April 2, 2012 6:00 PM Hendersonville Library Kaplan […]

Forum allows Henderson County, state candidates to demonstrate environmental concerns

Here’s the press release: (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, March 26, 2012) –– A candidate forum hosted by ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd focusing on the candidates for Henderson County Board of Commissioners and State Representative and Senate seats. The forum will give the candidates the opportunity to discuss their views […]

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