Here’s the press release: “Gay Marriage as a First Amendment Right” is the topic to be addressed by Rabbi Phil Bentley at the monthly Democratic Men’s Discussion Club breakfast to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in the upstairs meeting room at Mike’s on Main in downtown Hendersonville. Rabbi Bentley has served congregations […]
Here’s the info via the RiverLink email newsletter: RiverLink hosts a free live theater performance ASHEVILLE, NC — RiverLink will host a free performance of the “Swannanoa River Play,” a play performed by the Warren Wilson College Theatre Department on Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza. The public […]
Here’s the press release from Clean Water for NC: Join Clean Water for NC, the White Horse Black Mountain, NC Interfaith Power and Light, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley for food, music, and an introduction to the impacts of “fracking” for natural gas. The program includes the Academy Award-nominated documentary GASLAND, […]
Here’s the video and info via the Buncombe County website and YouTube: Don’t Face Foreclosure Alone There is help for anyone facing foreclosure and the possibility of losing their home. Learn more about the resources in our community and the people that are here to help.
Here’s the press release: CELEBRATE SPRING’S ARRIVAL WITH THE CHEROKEE Savory Mountain Delicacies Offer a Taste of Authentic Cherokee Culture CHEROKEE, N.C. (March 26, 2012) – Mountain trout and wild ramps take center stage at the annual Rainbow and Ramps festival on Sat., March 31, at 10 a.m. at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. Hosted […]
From the press release: Nadine Cohodas, biographer of Nina Simone, will discuss the Tryon-born singer, pianist and civil rights movement figure, in a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Mountain Suites. The lecture is free and open to the public. Born in 1933 as Eunice Kathleen Waymon, Simone […]
Workday grind got you down? How about a little downtown grooving from Asheville’s Dancing Outlaws? We took over Asheville one dance move at a time!
From the Smoky Mountain News: John Bardo, former chancellor of Western Carolina University, is being paid $280,000 this year to retool for a return to the classroom and to conduct academic research. Bardo wrote that his research concerns the relationships between higher education, the economy and community development. The theme is a familiar one that […]
YouTube user MysticOwlTattoo documents the Asheville Tattoo Fest 2012 — as well as as the trip there — in this fast-paced video.
From the Times-News: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis is standing by a prediction that the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution banning same-sex marriage will be approved by voters, only to be reversed within a generation.
The full release from the Asheville Police Department: ASHEVILLE – On 03-24-12 at approx. 11:58 am, Officers with the Asheville Police Department responded to a Robbery call at the Montford Convenience Store located at 231 Montford Ave., in North Asheville. According to witnesses, the suspect entered the store and approached the counter to purchase an […]
In this brief video, actors from the hit film The Hunger Games talk about filming in the Asheville area, and their obsession with the local food … particularly the sushi.
John Hood, the president of the conservative John Locke Foundation, has weighed in against the constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages. … Here’s an excerpt from the News Observer article: “I think amending North Carolina’s constitution to forbid gay and lesbian couples from receiving any future legal recognition, including civil unions, is unwise and unfair,” […]
An early spring is causing wintering birds in the Southern U.S., including Blue-headed Vireo and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, to migrate north ahead of their normal migration schedule, says local expert Simon Thompson. Birds that typically migrate to Western North Carolina from the Tropics in the spring, however, will most likely be on time. To learn more […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Gary Michael Hilton entered a guilty plea today in U.S. District Court for the murder of John D. Bryant and Irene W. Bryant, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Hilton also pled guilty to robbery, kidnapping and firearms offenses in connection with the October 2007 […]
From the press release: Asheville, N.C. – The TreeHouse Lounge at the DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore and The Shops at Biltmore Village are teaming up to present Spring! Into Village Fashion, a spring fashion and food showcase on Thursday, March 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit Beauty Through Cancer, […]
From the press release: RALEIGH – The N.C. Council for Women (CFW) will present the 2012 Women’s History Month celebration at 6:30 p.m. today in auditorium of the N.C. Museum of History. The program will focus on the impact of women in North Carolina in politics, business, health and the law. “When women lead, give […]
How can local leaders, economic developers, funders, farmers, food producers, processors and distributors all work together to grow the economy across the AdvantageWest region? The multi-state Appalachian Regional Commission’s food economy forum, held Tuesday-Wednesday, April 3-4, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, will focus on how communities can expand the role that food assets and sustainable […]
From the press release: Boston, MA – Campus Compact’s member college and university presidents from across the country have nominated 162 college student leaders for the 2012 class of Newman Civic Fellows. These students are demonstrating a personal commitment to creating lasting change for the better in their communities. Through service, community-based research, and advocacy, […]
Announcement from the Coalition to Protect All NC Families: Raleigh, N.C. – On Tuesday, March 27, the Coalition to Protect All NC Families announced that the campaign referendum committee had raised $1.1 million to defeat Amendment One, a constitutional amendment on the May 8, 2012, North Carolina primary ballot that would threaten heath care benefits […]
From the News & Observer: RALEIGH — An internal audit of a state program to promote health in minority communities has uncovered suspected misuse of funds, the state Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday. As a result of the audit, the director of the office that administers the grant money resigned this week, […]