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News&Observer: North Carolina legislators take aim at ‘arrogant’ cities

From the Raleigh News&Observer Even in a state that has grown increasingly urban, North Carolina cities are on the defensive, fighting to keep prized assets and local control against a legislature that appears intent on taking them. Three cities – Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh – face the loss of signature assets. Small towns, like bigger […]

Asheville Tourists announce roster; new season opens Thursday, April 11

Press release from the Asheville Tourists The Asheville Tourists Opening Day Roster has been set by the Colorado Rockies. The 25 players who will be wearing the Tourists uniform on opening day will arrive to Asheville in time for Monday evening’s first workout at McCormick Field. Headlining the Roster are two first round draft picks […]

Less smog: SACE commends proposed gas, auto emission standards

Press release from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy U.S. EPA Releases New Gasoline & Automobile Emissions Standards SACE commends Obama Administration for Proposal to Reduce Vehicular Pollution In a significant and positive step for public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards, also known as Tier […]

Council member Bothwell will speak at April 1 Dinner w/ Progressives

Full announcement from Cecil Bothwell’s re-election campaign: Asheville, NC— City Councilmember Cecil Bothwell will address the April meeting of Dinner w/Progressives, tomorrow, April 1 at Firestorm Cafe and Books. Bothwell will outline pending legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly that will do serious financial harm to this and other municipalities in the state. “When […]

Asheville’s Skylar Larson pledges 10 months’ national service for AmeriCorps’ NCCC program

Press release from AmeriCorps Skylar Larson of Asheville, N.C., is one of 160 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 19th Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. As a Corps Member, Larsen will spend 10 months getting things done for […]

NC Justice Center highlights Asheville in unemployment analysis

From the NC Justice Center: RALEIGH (March 22, 2013) — The Division of Employment Security released new January unemployment numbers for each of North Carolina’s metro areas this morning. While the rise in unemployment across all 14 metros from December to January is somewhat concerning, seasonal fluctuations in hiring make the year-over-year comparisons from January […]

University Business magazine: A-B Tech a “model of efficiency

From A-B Tech: A-B Tech Community College is one of seven colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its spring 2013 “Models of Efficiency” national recognition program. The Models of Efficiency program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology and/or business process improvements.
 “Slow, manual processes similar to […]

Council on Aging announces Medicare information classes

Press release From the Council on Aging of Buncombe County Asheville, NC. March 14, 2013 The Council on Aging in conjunction with Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces classes, Medicare Choices Made Easy, for the second quarter of 2013. The classes will explain how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties and […]

McCrory appoints APD Police Chief Anderson and Jerry VeHaun to Emergency Response Commission

Media release From the Office of Gov. Pat McCrory Governor McCrory Announces Appointments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crystal Feldman Thursday, March 28, 2013 Raleigh, N.C. – Today, Governor McCrory announced the following direct appointments: Board of Science and Technology, Members Appoint Dr. Bruce King (Forsyth County) – Dr. King is the Associate Provost for […]

University Business magazine honors A-B Tech as ‘model of efficiency’

Press release from A-B Technical Community College A-B Tech honored for being a “Model of Efficiency” A-B Tech Community College is one of seven colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its spring 2013 “Models of Efficiency” national recognition program. The Models of Efficiency program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher […]

News & Observer: New bill would require hospitals to publicly disclose care prices

From the News & Observer Article by Ames Alexander Taking aim at a hospital billing system that is shrouded in mystery, two N.C. senators introduced legislation Wednesday that they say would make it far easier for patients to shop for the best prices on medical procedures. Hospitals would be required to publicly disclose their prices […]

Start From Seed to pre-screen documentary, proceeds go to nonprofit

Press release From Start From Seed One Night Only: Start from Seed is pleased to announce a special pre-release screening of acclaimed documentary film, BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES Ferguson Auditorium – AB-Tech, Asheville NC Saturday, April 6 5:30 p.m.- Reception and Exhibits 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.- Film screening and […]

Junior Walk speaks out against mountaintop-removal mining at UNCA event tonight

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services Junior Walk, a West Virginia native who travels the country speaking out against mountaintop-removal mining on behalf of the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. Walk was a 2011 recipient of the Earth […]

Canadian visitors tour WNC on rural tourism mission

Press release from the Blue Ridge Natural Heritage Area Who: Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership What: Canadian Visitors Come to WNC on Rural Tourism Mission When: April 1 – 6, 2013 Where: Counties in Western North Carolina A group of travel professionals from Northeastern Canada will be visiting several counties in Western North Carolina […]

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