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NCDOT to hold Community Information Workshop on changes to Brevard Road/I-26 interchange

Here’s the information via the WNC Alliance: NCDOT will host a Community Information Workshop on proposed changes to the Brevard Road/I-26 interchange from 4-7 p.m. April 18 at the N.C. Arboretum. Please attend to express your views about the importance of incorporating bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in any reconstructed interchange. Brevard Road is a potential […]

Greensboro News-Record cautions North Carolina legislators on restraining cities

Asheville leaders raised the alarm that pending legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly severely cuts revenue for cities — so harshly that heavy service cuts may be needed to compensate. Meanwhile, recent jobs and economic reports note Asheville and other metro areas of the state as having the lowest unemployment rates and being, in […]

Winston-Salem Journal: ‘Legislative meddling’ is ‘hypocritical’

The Winston-Salem Journal editorial board points to several initiatives North Carolina’s Republican legislators are pushing, and dubs the “legislative meddling in local issues … hypocritical.” The WSJ board cites Henderson County Sen. Tom Apodaca as telling the Charlotte Observer: “Cities are getting too big and powerful. We have to look after the counties.” “Local control” […]

Clean Water for NC: Cities, towns citizen groups oppose water-sewer merger bill

Press release from Clean Water for NC Statewide opposition grows as water transfer bill advances Greensboro, Winston-Salem pass resolutions against H488 RALEIGH AND ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the bill sponsored by Buncombe and Henderson County representatives which would force the City of Asheville to transfer its water system to an […]

AC-T: Suit filed in A-B Tech board flap

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: A Weaverville businessman has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a controversial appointment to the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s board of trustees. The civil suit, filed in Buncombe County Superior Court by Steve Holland, contends the Madison County Board of Commissioners violated the state’s open meetings law […]

SpringHill Suites seeks artists and businesses to participate in ArtNight fundraiser

Here’s the press release from McKibbon Hotel Management: SPRINGHILL SUITES ASHEVILLE GOES QUACKERS FOR ARTNIGHT Local businesses and artists invited to express their creativity on an unusual canvas (ASHEVILLE, NC – 04/16/13) What would you draw on a duck? That’s what the SpringHill Suites by Marriott® Asheville would like to find out, as the hotel […]

Francine Delany New School for Children releases details on ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser

Here’s the press release from organizers: Join us for our fun annual family oriented Spring Celebration! Fun activities for all ages include an inflatable obstacle course and bounce house, water balloon burst, cakewalk, adult tricycle race, games & prizes, and more! Fun local food, beverage, and especially ice cream! Spring Fling is a fundraiser which […]

NC News Service: NC House Bill 379 restricts local protections for organic farms in GMO fight

From the NC News Service “NC Organic Farms Feel Threatened by Agriculture Bill” by Stephanie Carroll Carson FAIRVIEW, N.C. – North Carolina’s organic farmers are concerned about their livelihood because of a bill proposed in the North Carolina House. House Bill 379 places the State Board of Agriculture in control of commercial planting in the […]

“Aging with Awareness” talk to take place Thursday, April 18

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services Rabbi Sheila Weinberg, co-founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, will present a talk, “Aging with Awareness,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Weinberg’s talk is sponsored by the university’s Center for Jewish Studies and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC […]

News&Observer: N.C. Legislators have filed 1,600 bills but jobs agenda is “sidetracked”

The “jobs, jobs, jobs” mantra in the Republican legislative agenda is sidetracked for the moment. The House and Senate moved quickly at the start of session to cut jobless benefits and reduce the cost of unemployment insurance on companies, saying it will save “job creators” money. But the broader effort to help jolt the state’s […]

Citizen-Times: Water-sewer bill passes House, moves to Senate

A controversial bill that strips Asheville of the local water system passed its third vote in the North Carolina Statehouse. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, the bill moves to the Senate, “where an opponent said it will be difficult to stop.” A bill to transfer the city water system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District received […]

Asheville Middle School in ninth month without recess; Pro-recess parent coalition organizes forum

Here’s the press release from Asheville Middle School parents Amy Hamilton: Parents at Asheville Middle School are concerned about the lack of recess and time spent outdoors during the school day at AMS. Students say it is affecting their well-being. School administration discontinued recess at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. A coalition of […]

Workshops at Asheville gathering to focus on ‘War Tax Resistance’

Here’s the press release from the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee: Asheville, NC — The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) will hold its National Gathering, at the Flood Fine Arts Center in the Phil Mechanics Building at 109 Roberts Street May 3rd through the 5th featuring workshops about War Tax Resistance, panels […]

Park Ridge Health welcomes rheumatologist to provider team

Press release From Park Ridge Health Park Ridge Health Welcomes Rheumatologist Hendersonville, N.C. (April 15, 2013) – Park Ridge Health is pleased to welcome board-certified rheumatologist Carlo Mainardi, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., to its team of providers. Dr. Mainardi is accepting new patients at 50 Hospital Drive, Suite 2B, on the campus of Park Ridge […]

Mission Health named a Top 15 Health System for second consecutive year

Press release From Mission Health Asheville, N.C. (April 15, 2013) – For the second consecutive year, Mission Health was named today as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. The Truven Health study identifies the nation’s 15 best health systems and is the […]

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