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New business joins Connect Buncombe greenways effort

Here’s the press release: BUSINESSES PARTNERS WITH CONNECT BUNCOMBE BECAUSE GREENWAYS ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS New Partner: REI Asheville with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour of Radical Reels Photo series caption: REI Employees participate in Connect Buncombe’s Greenways, Please photo campaign to show support for county-wide greenways June 29, 2012 (Asheville, NC)—Connect Buncombe’s […]

Beanstalk Zip lines offers unique outdoor fun for all ages

Here’s the press release: Morganton, NC – Individuals, groups of all sizes and families are “soaring” to Morganton’s zip line canopy tour for outdoor adventure in a park-like setting. Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and also on Saturday evenings through September for Night Zipping. Beanstalk Journey’s Zip Lines consist of an exhilarating […]

Want to become a woman of the outdoors? There’s a program for that.

From the press release: RALEIGH, N.C. (June 28, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two special outdoor skills sessions for women in September through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. Registration is open to women ages 18 and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a fee to cover costs of materials and […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation receives grant to help mental health patients

From the press release from Pardee Memorial Hospital: (Hendersonville, N.C.) Pardee Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a grant to assist with the treatment of behavioral health and substance abuse patients who come to Pardee’s emergency department from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, N.C. The project will improve […]

NC Wildlife Federation offers $5k reward for information on elk poaching

From NC Wildlife Federation: The recent killing of three elk near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Mount Sterling area of Haywood County, has prompted the North Carolina Wildlife Federation to make a major commitment to help find the perpetrator. The conservation organization has pledged $5,000 to a person who provides information about […]

First two fellows graduate from CarePartners Hospice and Palliate Medicine program

From the press release from CarePartners: From left, Fellow Ellen Andrews, MD; program director John Langois, MD; and Fellow Aditi Sethi-Brown, MD. Andrews and Sethi-Brown graduated Wednesday as the first two Fellows from the CarePartners Hospice and Palliate Medicine program. This program is one of only 3 in the state of North Carolina and allowed […]

N.C. Utilities Commission approves Duke-Progress Energy merger

PRESS RELEASE The North Carolina Utilities Commission announced today its approval of the proposed merger between Duke Energy Corporation and Progress Energy, Inc. The combined company will serve approximately 3 million customers in North Carolina. “In light of consolidation now underway in the energy sector, we believe this merger will best serve the interests of […]

Charleston Magazine calls Asheville a “cool getaway”

In Charleston Magazine, Melissa Smith (an Asheville local) writes, “Escape to this Western North Carolina gem for the best of what’s new in town, including novel restaurants, amusing entertainment, and an urban-chic place to lay your head.” For entertainment, Smith recommends Navitat and LaZoom. For dining, Cúrate, Storm and Magnetic Field. To sleep, Hotel Indigo. […]

Shuler on contempt vote: “dysfunction and partisanship rule the day”

Full announcement from Rep. Heath Shuler: Washington, DC — Today U.S. Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC) released the following statement in advance of the vote to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress: “Today the House of Representatives proved once again that dysfunction and partisanship rule the day. The vote to hold […]

Airport board and management pleased with legislation

From the Asheville Regional Airport board: Legislation changing the governance structure of Asheville Regional Airport was passed by the North Carolina general assembly on June 28, 2012. The legislation changes the current structure of the Asheville Regional Airport Authority from a joint governmental agency comprised primarily of Asheville City and Buncombe County appointees to an […]

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