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Holiday parade application deadline extended to Oct. 10

The Asheville Downtown Association’s Holiday Committee has extended the deadline for parade applications to Wednesday, October 10. Applications are available here. This year there are stricter guidelines for entries emphasizing decorations, costumes and entertainment value. All applications are reviewed by committee before acceptance.
 Olympic silver medalists Lauren Tamayo and Manteo Mitchell will serve as Grand […]

Elderly woman shot, killed in Sunday robbery near Harrahs Casino in Cherokee

Asheville Citizen-Times report (excerpt) A woman was shot and killed during an armed robbery Sunday night in Cherokee, and the suspect remained at large Monday. The shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. in the parking lot at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Paint Town Road (U.S. 19) across from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, on […]

Asheville Christian Academy, Christ School students aim to raise money for Habitat for Humanity

Press release from Asheville Habitat for Humanity Students from Asheville Christian Academy and Christ School are learning about the need for affordable housing in Asheville – and have made a serious commitment to do something about it. This past Friday and Saturday, 18 students and advisors from the schools attended a two-day workshop hosted by […]

MAIN receives $10,000 Rural Digital Advocacy grant

Press release from MAIN ASHEVILLE – The nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN) has been awarded a $10,000 Rural Digital Advocacy grant to build an online mapping and data visualization website for nonprofit organizations in Western North Carolina. Awarded by the Rural Policy Action Partnership, the grant was one of six national awards to organizations […]

Election 2012: Buncombe Sheriff Van Duncan endorses County Commissioner candidate Terry Van Duyn

Press release from the Van Duyn campaign : Buncombe County Sheriff, Van Duncan has recently endorsed Terry Van Duyn for Buncombe County Commissioner. Terry Van Duyn is running for County Commission in District 3, which comprises parts of South Asheville and Arden, Biltmore Forest, Enka, parts of Candler, Biltmore Lake, Sandy Mush, Leicester, and some […]

Nonprofit environmental organization now offering scholarship contest to high school seniors

Press release From Cape Fear River Watch Wilmington, N.C.—Cape Fear River Watch is offering a scholarship essay contest for all North Carolina high school seniors. Students must be enrolled in an eligible North Carolina public, private, charter, cyber, or home school at the time of entry to be eligible. Cape Fear River Watch has established […]

Duke law professor to speak to local environmental groups about highway beautification Oct. 25

Full announcement from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville: Ryke Longest: Director of Environmental Law and Policy Clinic Clinical Professor of Law at the Duke University School of Law Rise and Fall of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965: Can it Rise Again? October 25, 2012, 5:30 PM The Unitarian Universalist Congregation 1 Edwin Place […]

Author Peter Edelman will speak at Pisgah Legal’s poverty forum Oct. 24

Full announcement from Pisgah Legal Services: Why, in the richest country in the world, is the gap between the prosperous and the poor growing ever wider? Why, after decades of anti-poverty programs, does poverty still persist and deepen in the U.S.? What factors contribute to the steadily growing number of unemployed and working poor? And, […]

Asheville gas prices: now they’re down

Press release from Asheville, October 1- Average retail gasoline prices in Asheville have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.79/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]

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