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N.C. Health Department: Trader Joe’s peanut butter may be linked to national Salmonella infections

Press release From N.C. DHHS: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is warning North Carolina consumers not to eat or purchase Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because of a possible link to a national outbreak of Salmonella infections. A North Carolina child is among at least […]

Local VA reminds eligible veterans to get their flu shots from now through Oct. 19

Press release From the Charles George VA Medical Center Eligible Veterans can get flu shots now through Oct. 19 CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER, Asheville, N.C. – Flu season is coming so the Charles George VA Medical Center (CGVAMC) is reminding eligible Veterans that they can get a flu shot at the Medical Center and […]

Fundraiser planned for Reed Creek Greenway

Here’s the info via the RiverLink email newsletter: Benefit For The Reed Creek Greenway Northern Section Extending the Broadway Greenway known as Reed Creek through the old Health Adventure now UNCA property is a priority project for RiverLink, the Montford Neighborhood and UNCA. Connecting the neighborhood, The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay, UNCA and the Downtown will […]

China Symposium brings Asian history, culture to UNC Asheville

Here’s the press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s two-day symposium, October 1-2, “Chinese Histories in Global Contexts,” will feature two presentations which will be free and open to the public: Shana Brown, a specialist in modern Chinese intellectual and cultural history, will present “The Culture, Politics and Philosophy of a Long Revolution.” Brown, associate […]

RiverLink fundraiser for Broadway Greenway

Full announcement from RiverLink: Extending the Broadway Greenway known as Reed Creek through the old Health Adventure now UNCA property is a priority project for RiverLink, the Montford Neighborhood and UNCA. Connecting the neighborhood, The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay, UNCA and the Downtown will greatly facilitate pedestrian and bike traffic for the entire community. A recent […]

APD attempting to locate suspect with felony warrants

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville – The Asheville Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 29 year old Jacques Clifford Keaton of Asheville. Keaton has active warrants for his arrest for Felony Obstruction and Felony Probation Violation. He also has five other misdemeanor warrants including Driving While Impaired. Keaton is a […]

Leadership Asheville hosts Lauren Tamayo and Coach Doug Blevins at fourth annual luncheon

Here’s the press release from Leadership Asheville: Asheville, NC – Leaders from local government, businesses, and the nonprofit communities gathered on Wednesday, September 19th for Leadership Asheville’s fourth Annual Luncheon at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Over 250 attendees, many of them Leadership Asheville Program graduates, were on hand to listen to the keynote address given […]

Swannanoa Valley Museum organizes Oct. 6 ‘Mt. Mitchell Motor Road 4WD Caravan’

Event: Mt. Mitchell Motor Road 4WD Caravan Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012 Meet: Black Mountain Savings Bank, 200 E State St. Time: 7:30am Includes: Transport, Lunch, Snacks, Drinks Join us for this trip-of-a-lifetime up the historic Mt. Mitchell Toll Road to the ruins of Camp Alice. The motor road has been closed to vehicles since […]

Now it’s down: Asheville gas prices fall slightly

Press release from Asheville, September 24- Average retail gasoline prices in Asheville have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.79/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]

Rep.Shuler cosponsors Diabetes Prevention Act

Press release from the office of U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler U.S. Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC) has introduced the Diabetes Prevention Act of 2012 with U.S. Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) to allow Medicare coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for beneficiaries who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. “Diabetes is one of the most prevalent […]

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival snnounces finalized event schedule

Here’s the press release from the Nantahala Outdoor Center: BRYSON CITY, N.C. (September 20, 2012) — Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), named “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, has announced the final event schedule for its famous end-of-season Guest Appreciation Festival. Colloquially known as “GAF,” the festival is one of the […]

Local documentary on Carl Sandburg airs on PBS Monday, Sept. 24

excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times A documentary about the great poet and author Carl Sandburg by Asheville filmmaker Paul Bonesteel gets a national TV audience Monday night, and a local historical site gets a resulting windfall of digital video. “American Masters: The Day Carl Sandburg Died” plays at 10 p.m. Monday on PBS and locally […]

WNC Historical Association presents ” A Conversation with Justice Harry C. Martin” Thursday, Sept. 2

Press release from the WNC Historical Association The Western North Carolina Historical Association has recently presented a program on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Western North Carolina. Continuing that focus, the Association will host an evening conversation with retired Chief Justice of the Cherokee Supreme Court, Harry C. Martin, on Thursday, September 27, […]

Sept. 22 proclaimed as N.C. Hunting and Fishing Day

Press release from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission Gov. Beverly Perdue has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, as Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina, coinciding with National Hunting and Fishing Day. National Hunting and Fishing Day is set aside to recognize the conservation achievements of hunters and anglers that benefit everyone who appreciates wildlife […]

Buncombe register of deeds marks Emancipation Proclamation anniversary with new project

Today, Sept. 22, is the 150th anniversary of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office has partnered with other groups to mark the occasion with a unique effort to digitize local slave documents. Here’s the information via the Buncombe County website: On September 22, 1862, five days after […]

AvL Technologies sponsors Habitat for Humanity home, employees raise the walls

Today, Sept. 21, AvL Technologies employees marched from their plant to a nearby Habitat for Humanity jobsite, escorted by the Woodfin Police Department. Mayor Jerry Vehaun spoke at the ceremony, then employees, future homeowners the Pedun family (see below), Habitat staff and volunteers raised the first walls of the home. (Photos courtesy of Asheville Area […]

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