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“Compromise” measure would require five-year wait to restore voting rights to felons

Anyone convicted of a felony in North Carolina would have to complete their sentence, probation or parole, then wait five more years before attempting to regain voter status under SB 721 — which would also institute photo identification for voters and other changes in North Carolina voting rights. Felons would additionally have to provide affidavits […]

Mission Hospital honors organ and tissue donors, will fly ‘Donate Life’ flag during month of April

Photo courtesy of Mission Health Press release From Mission Health Asheville, N.C. (April 23, 2013) – Mission Hospital honored organ and tissue donors and their families by hosting a Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony on April 18. Mission Hospital will fly the Donate Life Flag during the month of April, National Donate Life Month. This […]

Eat at Scully’s Bar and Grille April 21-27 and 10 percent of tab goes to help Autism Society of NC

Press release From the Autism Society of North Carolina Dine-out at Scully’s Bar and Grille to support the Autism Society of North Carolina! April 19, 2013 (Asheville, NC) — Scully’s Bar and Grille (13 Walnut Street, downtown) will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from guest checks from Sunday, April 21 through Saturday, April 27 […]

Voting begins for McHenry’s 10th District art contest

Here’s the press release from the office of Rep. Patrick McHenry: Washington, DC – Congressman Patrick McHenry is turning to the public to choose the 10th District’s entry for the Annual Congressional Art Contest. The Congressional Art Contest is a privately-funded competition with support from Southwest Airlines and the Congressional Institute. The Art Contest began […]

N.C. Senate passes bill requiring Work First applicants to undergo drug testing

From the Raleigh News&Observer Applicants for North Carolina’s cash and worker-training welfare program would have to undergo a drug test to qualify for benefits and pay for it upfront under a bill approved Monday night by the Republican-led state Senate following debate on whether such a get-tough strategy goes too far. Senators agreed in a […]

Flipping the switch: A-B Tech SGA hosts presentation on coal power, Wed. April 24

Press release from the A-B Tech Student Government Association ASHEVILLE NC—Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College will host an upcoming presentation on coal as part of Earth Week on campus. The presentation will take place in Ferguson Auditorium, on the Asheville campus, at 4pm this Wednesday, April 24th. The Student Government Association has invited some key community […]

Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni to speak at UNCA commencement, Warren Haynes to receive honorary degree

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services Poet Nikki Giovanni to Deliver UNC Asheville Commencement Address at May 11 Ceremony Nikki Giovanni, the renowned poet, activist and educator, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree when UNC Asheville holds its May 2013 Commencement. Warren Haynes, the rock guitarist, […]

Google will make $600 million investment in Lenoir data center

Here’s the press release from the office of N.C. Governor Pat McCrory: Lenoir, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, along with U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, N.C. Sen. Dan Soucek, N.C. Rep. Edgar Starnes (Majority Leader), Duke Energy State President Paul Newton and Google Operations Manager Enoch Moeller announced Friday that Google will invest an additional $600 […]

Charles Frazier to keynote local ‘Authors for Literacy Event’

Here’s the press release from the Literacy Council of Buncombe County: National Book Award Winner 
to Promote Literacy in Buncombe County Charles Frazier featured at Authors for Literacy Event Asheville, North Carolina – New York Times bestselling author and winner of the National Book Award Charles Frazier will be joined by a local favorite, author […]

AC-T profile’s new Warren Wilson College president

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: For those of us whose leanings are toward gentler disciplines such as literature and philosophy, a quick perusal of Warren Wilson College President Steve Solnick’s curriculum vitae might invite a touch of academic intimidation. A bachelor’s degree in physics from M.I.T. A bachelor’s in politics and economics […]

New Asheville charter high school seeks community input

Here’s the press release from the Appalachian Heritage Academy: New high school in Asheville run by and for local people The Appalachian Heritage Academy, a communally governed charter high school to open in downtown Asheville in fall 2014, challenges the stereotype of charter schools as “publicly funded but privately controlled.” AHA, with its focus on […]

Google will invest $600 million in Lenoir data-center site

Press release from the N.C. Governors Office Governor Pat McCrory, along with U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, N.C. Sen. Dan Soucek, N.C. Rep. Edgar Starnes (Majority Leader), Duke Energy State President Paul Newton and Google Operations Manager Enoch Moeller announced Friday that Google will invest an additional $600 million in the Lenoir data center site. “It […]

The Cantina offers diners a chance to donate sides to help others through June 30

Press release From Children First and Communities in Schools Buncombe County The Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar in Historic Biltmore Village is launching a ‘giveback’ on their new menu. Each entrée now comes with a choice of 2 sides, including Mexican Calabacitas corn bread and locally grown Kale salad. As part of the giveback, […]

Two Asheville School faculty members develop app for the local private school

Press release From Asheville School ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 18, 2013) When Asheville School recently launched the Asheville School App for the iPhone and iPad, people instantly wanted to know what firm the school had hired to create its new app. In Asheville School’s case, there was no outside firm, but two faculty members who decided […]

NC Young Republicans, College Republicans to hold legislative day

Press release From the North Carolina Young Professional Republicans Raleigh, NC – On Monday, April 22, members of the North Carolina Federation of Young Professional Republicans and the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans will gather in Raleigh to hold “Day at the Capitol.” The day will include tours of museums, the Capitol building, and […]

Meadows joins other N.C. elected officials to fix Land and Water Conservation Fund

Here’s the press release from The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina: Mark Meadows, the freshman Congressman from North Carolina’s 11th District has joined a national effort launched by North Carolina’s senior Senator Richard Burr to fix the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Meadows signed a letter asking colleagues in the House of Representatives to ensure […]

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