News Bulletins

Dog Day Afternoon celebrates local animal-rescue organizations Saturday, Aug. 18

FULL PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, Aug. 18, the 1st Dog Day Afternoon festival will take place at the East Green of Carrier Park in West Asheville to celebrate all things canine and support local dog rescue organizations. Three of Asheville’s most prominent animal rescue organizations — Animal Compassion Network, the Asheville Humane Society and Brother […]

Check it out: ADA’s “25th Anniversary Prize a Day Giveaway”

Through Friday, Aug. 10, the Asheville Downtown Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a PRIZE A DAY GIVEAWAY. Each weekday, the ADA will give away a prize through its Facebook page at Prizes include: $25 gift cards to Lexington Avenue Brewery, the Grove Arcade and Paul Taylor Custom Sandals. Plus VIP packages to […]

Two Progress Energy reps resign from merged Duke Energy board

After the controversial and reportedly forced resignation of Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson earlier this year, shakeup and dissent continue in the company’s merger with Duke Energy. from the Raleigh News&Observer Two former Progress Energy directors resigned from the Duke Energy board Friday and recommended that Duke start looking for a new CEO. The departures […]

ASU professor receives grant to analyze Asheville’s East Riverside redevelopment

Full announcement from Appalachian State University: BOONE – Dr. J. Rosie Tighe, a geography and planning professor at Appalachian State University, has received a $10,000 grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for a project examining Asheville’s current major redevelopment plans in contrast to urban renewal programs in the past. The project focuses on Asheville’s East […]

WNCAP and Asheville FM get dramatic for Spanish radio soap-opera

From the press release from the Western North Carolina Aids Project: Asheville, NC – The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) is producing and will be airing a Spanish-language radionovela (radio soap-opera) as part of its ongoing effort to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. Tierra del Cielo (Land of the Sky) uses […]

Council will hold July 31 worksession on water system, possible merger

From City Clerk Maggie Burleson: On July 31, 2012, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room, City Council will be holding a worksession which will consist of the following items: (1) Director’s Report from Water Resources Director Steve Shoaf; (2) Update on the Metropolitan Sewerage District water/sewer consolidation impact study; […]

UNC Asheville Announces Faculty Promotions, New Faculty

From UNC Asheville News Services: UNC Asheville welcomes five new faculty members to campus this fall. They are: Curt Butera, assistant professor of Classics; Lyndi Hewitt, assistant professor, Sociology; Jackie Langille, assistant professor, Environmental Studies; Tiece Ruffin, assistant professor, Education; and Wiebke Strehl, associate professor and chair, Foreign Languages. In addition, a number of faculty […]

North Carolina plans to move mentally ill patients from adult-care homes

from the Associated Press via the Asheville Citizen-Times: North Carolina’s state health agency is moving ahead with the first step of a multiyear plan to help move potentially thousands of mentally ill residents from adult care homes to affordable housing and less restrictive living conditions. The state Department of Health and Human Services publicized Thursday […]

From the blogosphere: Wild-mushroom foraging with the Southern Highland Conservancy

It was the perfect storm for finding mushrooms last weekend in gorgeous Yancey County. In recent days, thunderstorms had soaked the ground, paving the way for an explosion of boletes, chanterelles, little brown mushrooms, and many others. On July 22nd, SAHC & guests were led on an intriguing excursion by Asheville myco-hunter and expert, Charlotte […]

Site Selection: Beer culture comes to a head in the Asheville region

Here’s an excerpt from a recent article in Site Selection, a magazine that focuses on corporate real estate strategy and economic development. The piece analyzes how both New Belgium and Sierra Nevada breweries ended up locating major new production facilities in the Asheville area. Asheville, N.C., knows its hops and grains. The city has been […]

New website tracks rise of independent money in NC politics

Here’s the press release from the Institute for Southern Studies offers first searchable database of outside spending in state races DURHAM (July 26, 2012) — With election spending in 2012 on a record-shattering pace, a new website aims to track the dramatic rise of money flowing from independent groups into North Carolina state politics. […]

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