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Winds, snow may cause hazardous driving conditions Wednesday morning in mountains, NC DOT warns

High winds and snow forecasted to impact areas of the mountains through early Wednesday morning may cause driving conditions to become hazardous. The N.C. Department of Transportation urges motorists to use caution if they must travel as they navigate the roads and keep an eye out for downed trees and powerlines. NCDOT maintenance crews are […]

Transylvania Regional Hospital joins Mission Health as member hospital

Press release From Mission Health Brevard, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012 – Officials with Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) and Mission Health announced today that TRH has completed the process to become a full member hospital of Mission Health. TRH had been in a management agreement with Mission Health since Jan. 1, 2011. “Transylvania Regional Hospital is […]

Theatre UNCA opens “The Importance of Being Earnest” on Nov. 8

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: The UNC Asheville Drama Department presents Oscar Wilde’s witty comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Nov. 8-17 in Carol Belk Theatre on campus. Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Wilde’s play illustrates his belief that “life is much too important a thing ever to talk seriously about […]

Patent attorney R. Brian Johnson joins The Van Winkle Law Firm

Here’s the press release from the Van Winkle Law Firm: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 29, 2012) – The Van Winkle Law Firm announced the arrival of attorney R. Brian Johnson to its Asheville office. He will join the firm’s patents, copyrights and trademarks intellectual property practice group. As an undergraduate at Duke University, Johnson majored in […]

Gloria Steinem urges voters to support, donate to Patsy Keever

In the final days before the election, Patsy Keever has gotten a boost in her congressional campaign from feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Full announcement from Keever for Congress campaign: Dear Supporter, If I lived in North Carolina, I would be voting for Representative Patsy Keever for US Congress in North Carolina’s new 10th District. Here’s […]

Groups call for halt to hunting coyotes at night in N.C.

Here’s the press release from Animal Welfare Institute: USFWS Asked How Many Wolves Shot Since Rule CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Concerned groups asked a state court to stop spotlight hunting of coyotes at night in North Carolina—including the area inhabited by the world’s only wild population of about 100 red wolves—after one or more of the wolves […]

Wildlife commission unveils new trout fishing information website

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Anglers interested in getting comprehensive information on trout fishing in North Carolina now have a one-stop resource at their fingertips. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s new trout fishing webpage ( provides information a trout angler needs when planning a fishing trip in the mountains. Looking for a new […]

North Carolina sticks out on national stage, suspected gerrymandering, says NC Policy Watch

NC Policy Watch by Sarah Ovaska This post, up over at Governing magazine, takes a look at a recent study by a geospatial software firm that found that North Carolina has some of the oddest looking Congressional districts around. Azavea, the geospatial software firm mentioned above, didn’t come right out and say that districts were […]

Grove Arcade celebrates 10-year anniversary with party and video release

Press release From the Grove Arcade: In celebrations of its 10th anniversary, downtown Asheville’s Grove Arcade is pleased to announce a public party on Friday, November 2, and the release of a stop-motion video, created by local photographer Lynne Harty and featuring the music of Ol’ Hoopty. The video can be viewed on the website […]

Mission Health and Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center announce partnership

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2012) – Mission Health is pleased to announce its partnership with Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center. With six locations, Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center has been providing specialized treatment of spinal and neurological disorders to the western North Carolina community for over 30 years. Carolina Spine […]

Chestnut tree planting at Navitat Mon. Oct. 29 – Postponed due to weather concerns

Press release from Navitat Canopy Adventures Navitat staff and members of the American Chestnut Association will plant 8 different chestnut saplings in our meadow near the Welcome Center as part of a “demonstration orchard.” The orchard will allow us to better communicate with guests the story of the blight that decimated American Chestnut trees in […]

Park Ridge Health announces free cholesterol screenings

Press release From Park Ridge Health Event Summary for 10/29/12 – 11/4/12 October/November 2012 WOW Health Screenings Free Cholesterol Screenings Lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screening. For best results, fast overnight. FREE Tuesday, October 30 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Stein Mart, 213 Greenville Hwy., […]

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