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Get growing: ASAP and Market Place to host homegrown tomato contest this August

From the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: Tomato plants are now in the ground of Western North Carolina’s farms and gardens. Unfortunately, ASAP and the Market Place restaurant can’t do anything to speed up the growing process. But, they can offer news to keep excitement of the summer favorite’s arrival building: advance tickets are now on […]

Former opponent Chris Petrella endorses Vance Patterson in 11th District race

PRESS RELEASE (from Chris Petrella, a former GOP primary candidate for the 11th congressional district in Western North Carolina, today announced his endorsement of Vance Patterson in the Republican Runoff election on July 17th. Petrella’s endorsement comes as a result of Patterson’s mutual interest in strong job-creation policy centered on enabling businesses to flourish. […]

Former Sen. Jim Broyhill endorses Mark Meadows in 11th District race

PRESS RELEASE (From MeadowsForCongress) Former US Senator and Congressman Jim Broyhill announced today that he is endorsing Mark Meadows for Congress in the 11th District run off on July 17. Sen. Broyhill is one of North Carolina’s longest serving U.S. Representatives and is highly respected as one of the state’s most influential members of the […]

Greensboro News & Record Editor wishes Asheville could bottle its “vibe”

Allen Johnson, the editorial-page editor of the Greensboro News and Record, blogged about his recent trip to Asheville. Johnson came away with the impression that downtown Asheville is a diverse place full of great restaurants, brewpubs and a colorful street scene with “an ambiance and vibe rarely matched in other places we’ve been.” Then he […]

Curves of Fairview welcomes Healthways SilverSneakers members at no cost

From the press release: Fairview, North Carolina (Grassroots Newswire) 5/31/2012 — Curves of Fairview is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program designed for older adults. SilverSneakers members are now eligible to join Curves of Fairview at no cost. “We are so pleased […]

WNC hospitals and health departments create regional initiative

Hospitals and health departments in 16 western North Carolina counties have developed a regional initiative known as WNC Healthy Impact. The initiative, which began last year, will assess current health data along with the community’s perception of its health. The project, coordinated by WNC Health Network and the Western NC Partnership for Public Health, will […]

“Our community is not a mall:” Firestorm criticizes BID, calls for public forum

Full open letter from Firestorm Cafe on the proposed Business Improvement District: Dear [ Mayor Terry Bellamy / Vice-Mayor Esther Manheimer / Councilman Cecil Bothwell / Councilman Jan Davis / Councilman Marc Hunt / Councilman Chris Pelly / Councilman Gordon Smith ], We are writing to you as a downtown business and community space concerned […]

RiverLink and partners open outdoor gear rental/retail on French Broad River

PRESS RELEASE from RiverLink: Asheville Adventure Rentals, a local, family-owned and operated business, hosts its grand opening party on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 704 Riverside Drive. AAR is a full-service gear rental, retail and instruction company located right on the French Broad River. High-quality rental and retail inventory includes […]

Asheville City Schools: Cynthia Sellinger becomes new Asheville Middle School principal

PRESS RELEASE (from Asheville City Schools) Cynthia Sellinger, a 30-year education veteran who has most recently led Vance Elementary School in West Asheville through an unprecedented period of both academic and enrollment growth, will become the new principal of Asheville Middle School on July 1st, Superintendent Allen Johnson announced today. “Cynthia Sellinger was chosen because […]

Land-of-Sky Regional Council receives $300,000 grant to rehab Chatham Mill site

PRESS RELEASE FROM LAND-OF-SKY REGIONAL COUNCIL: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $69.3 million in grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting public health. Land-of-Sky Regional Council (LOSRC) was awarded a $300,000 EPA Revolving Loan Fund Program Grant. […]

Grandfather Mountain becomes first state attraction certified for the NC GreenTravel Initiative

PRESS RELEASE Grandfather Mountain today became the first attraction to join and become certified to the NC GreenTravel Initiative, a program that recognizes state travel-related businesses that employ healthy environmental practices. The N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach – in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University and the Division […]

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