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Meadows releases another TV ad slamming Obama

The Mark Meadows campaign went live with another television ad on WLOS Sept. 27. The Republican candidate in the race for the 11th Congressional District takes aim at President Barack Obama in the spot, which declares that “Obama doesn’t get it, but Mark Meadows respects the dream.” Meadows is facing off against Democrat Hayden Rogers […]

Sierra Club announces full slate of WNC endorsements

The WNC Sierra Club announced its full slate of endorsed candidates Sept. 26. Here’s the info via the environmental advocacy group’s press release and website: Asheville Area Hopefuls Get Sierra Club Endorsement County Commission and State Legislative Candidates Gain Support Raleigh – The North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club announced its support for candidates […]

Asheville School cross country team earns top rankings in NCISAA

Press release From Asheville School ASHEVILLE, NC (September 26, 2012) For the past few years, Randy Ashley’s Cross Country teams at Asheville School have surprised their competition with strong finishes. This year, however, Ashley’s talented Blues runners have risen to the top of the rankings, with the Asheville School boys ranked third among all schools […]

Progressive group targets Moffitt, launches petition drive

The liberal advocacy organization Progress North Carolina Action held an event this morning, Sept. 27, at the Biltmore Park Town Square and launched a website attacking Republican Statehouse Rep. Tim Moffitt over tax cuts and education spending. Organizers also plan to attend a noon candidate forum at Magnolia’s in downtown Asheville hosted by the Council […]

ECO’s Oct. 13 Environmental Film Festival offers chance to view local premier of “Green Fire”

Press release from ECO At the WNC Environmental Film Festival hosted by ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, audience members will get the opportunity to view both Hendersonville and world premieres of important films. Green Fire, a Hendersonville premiere, is the first film to document conservation hero, Aldo Leopold’s life who viewed conservation as the […]

Vice President Joe Biden coming to Asheville Tuesday

From WLOS: Obama for America confirms with the Buncombe County Democratic Party that Vice President Biden will be in Asheville on Tuesday, October 2. Democrats are buzzing with excitement and political experts believe this will help charge the base. No details are being given yet on where he’ll be or when he’ll arrive. North Carolina […]

MedWest-Harris & Swain Foundation announces upcoming 14th annual Smoky Streak

Press release From MedWest-Harris-Haywood-Swain Sylva, N.C. – The MedWest-Harris & Swain Foundation is proud to announce the upcoming 14th Annual Smoky Streak, to be held Saturday, October 6 at Webster Baptist Church. This yearly event, which includes a walk, 5K, and 10K, is supported by local businesses and individuals and is held to raise funds […]

Keever highlights differences with McHenry over Buffet Rule

Here’s the press release from 10th District Congressional Democratic Candidate Patsy Keever. The Statehouse Rep. is challenging Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry: Asheville, NC— The Keever Campaign has been issuing policy statements that illuminate the differences between Representative Keever and her opponent, Patrick McHenry on issues that are important to the people of the 10th Congressional […]

Tagg Romney will attend Sept. 26 event in Asheville

Here’s the info from the North Carolina branch of the Republican National Committee: Raleigh, NC – On Wednesday and Thursday, Tagg Romney will attend multiple get-out-the-vote events across Western North Carolina and the Triad. North Carolinians are desperate for a real recovery, with unemployment at 9.7% they can’t afford four more years of President Obama’s […]

Legislative, Congressional candidates reply to equal rights survey

Here’s the press release from the Black Mountain based Equal Rights Amendment North Carolina Citizens Task Force: In response to a recent survey on the Equal Rights Amendment, many North Carolina candidates for the General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives have declared support for the ERA. Most of the 48 legislative candidates who […]

Local SBA offices celebrates National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day with Tuesday, Oct. 2 event

Press release From the SBA, North Carolina office The U.S. Small Business Administration North Carolina District Office and AARP are hosting a special event Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Candler, N.C., to celebrate the first National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day. A panel discussion will highlight successful business owners that started their companies when they were over […]

UNCA Muslim Student Association to host panel on women in Islam

Press release UNC Asheville Muslim Student Association “Women in Islam,” a panel discussion featuring three prominent Muslim women, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by two UNC Asheville student organizations, the Muslim Student Association […]

Flags at half-staff Wednesday for State Capitol Police Chief Hunter

Press release from Office of the Governor Gov. Bev Perdue today ordered that North Carolina flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, September 26, at the State Capital, State Highway Patrol offices and state facilities in Wake County in tribute to State Capitol Police Chief W. Scott Hunter, who died Friday following […]

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