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Mountain BizWorks now offers course for holistic healing practitioners

Press release From Mountain BizWorks Asheville, NC – September 28, 2012: Mountain BizWorks announces a new course called Business Anatomy for Holistic Healers, a three-session seminar geared toward holistic healing practitioners that gives current and prospective business owners the resources and support needed to run a successful business. Business Anatomy for Holistic Healers will correlate […]

Asheville Cultural Arts holding Oct. 1 info session for performers

Full announcement from the city of Asheville: Asheville, NC – The Cultural Arts Division of City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department seeks artist instructors, demonstrators, and performers for cultural arts programming throughout Asheville. Programs are administered through Easel Rider, the City of Asheville’s fully-equipped Mobile Art Lab, which provides a variety of […]

Clemson ecologist predicts fall colors may peak early

Full announcement from Clemson University: CLEMSON — Leaf lookers hoping to observe the symphony of fall colors at its most vibrant might want to get a head start. Victor Shelburne, professor emeritus of forestry and natural resources at Clemson University’s School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences, sees signs that peak color may arrive a […]

Salt Spa of Asheville to host free natural healing event on Oct. 20

Press release From the Salt Spa of Asheville Exceptional natural healing professionals from our community representing various modalities will generously offer complimentary 15 minute sample sessions to interested people. You have the opportunity to choose one natural healing modality to experience and every participant will be able to enjoy a 15 minute Halotherapy (salt therapy) […]

Public access closed to part of trout water on Watauga River

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission A popular section of Delayed Harvest trout water on the Watauga River west of Boone in Watauga County where private landowners have allowed anglers to access the river in the past has closed to public access due to landowner concerns about activities other than fishing. Anglers no longer […]

Asheville City Council will hold joint Oct. 2 meeting with school board

Full announcement from the city of Asheville: The Asheville City Council and the Asheville City Board of Education will be holding a joint meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Hall Fletcher Elementary School, 60 Ridgelawn Road, Asheville, N.C., to review items of mutual interest. Agenda – Welcome – Purpose of […]

Local Land Trust Offers Free Landowner Workshops in October

Press release from Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy In early October, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) will co-host two free, informational workshops for landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation options or repairing stream health on private properties. On Thursday, October 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, SAHC and the Conservation Trust for […]

Mars Hill chemistry professor named “Friend of the River”

Press release From Mars Hill College Mars Hill College Associate Professor of Chemistry Meredith Newman was one of six individual and groups to be presented with the “Friends of the River” Awards on August 29, 2012 by the Land-of-Sky Regional Council. These awards recognize individuals, private organizations, civic groups, and/or public agencies in Buncombe, Henderson, […]

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital to seek affiliation with Mission Health

From the press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 28, 2012) – Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, located between the towns of Highlands and Cashiers in Western North Carolina, has decided to pursue an affiliation with Mission Health. Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Board of Directors voted to support the pursuit of an agreement with Mission Health as presented at […]

Two Asheville School students utilize musical talents around the world

Press release From Asheville School ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 27, 2012) Two Asheville School alumni are quickly learning what it’s like to perform their music in front of a large television audience – one on a popular Fox Television show and the other on the Korean version of American Idol. Both Patrick Darab, a 2005 Asheville […]

Herbalist, midwife Aviva Romm to be special guest speaker at herbal conference

Press release From Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference Black Mountain, NC—Aviva Romm, MD, herbalist, midwife will be the Special Guest Speaker at the Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference.The 8th annual event, dedicated to the Wise Woman Tradition (earth-based healing, local plants, and deep nourishment) takes place October 12-14 at Lake Eden in scenic Black Mountain, NC. Dr. […]

Mars Hill College honors Madison High students for help building pavilion

The beautiful new pavilion at Mars Hill College, built by students at Madison High School. (Photo courtesy of Mars Hill College) Press release From Mars Hill College The beautiful new pavilion behind Broyhill Chapel at Mars Hill College represents far more than a scenic location for events. The structure, made of hand-fitted, rough-sawn logs and […]

Operation Medicine Drop Sept. 29

Full announcement from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted medication. By providing safe and secure […]

UNCA professor principle investigator for citizen science project

Today, NCDC, the National Climatic Data Center, announced the launch of a new website that could help climate scientists estimate the historical intensities of hurricanes around the world faster than before—and the public is invited to help. The website,, allows volunteers to examine color-enhanced images from 30 years of tropical cyclones taken from the […]

APD looking for assistance in locating Christopher Lynn Hallum

Press release from Asheville Police Department Please help APD locate Christopher Lynn Hallum, of 82 Westwood Place in west Asheville. Hallum is a suspect in several break-ins in the west Asheville area. He currently has domestic violence related warrants for assault on and breaking and entering. He also has a warrant for assaulting an Officer. […]

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