News Bulletins

White-nose syndrome confirmed in bats at Bat Cave Preserve, Rutherford County

Press release from the Nature Conservancy DURHAM – The Nature Conservancy today announced that white-nose syndrome, which has decimated bat populations in eastern North America, has been confirmed in a bat found last month at the Conservancy’s Bat Cave Preserve in Rutherford County. White-nose syndrome was first identified in the winter of 2006-2007 in upstate […]

ADA selects nonprofit partners for 25th anniversary season of Downtown After 5

The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) today announced the recipients of its 2013 Downtown After 5 wristband grants. Chosen organizations sell wristbands at one of the five concerts and receive a grant of up to $2,000. 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary season of Downtown After 5, presented by Harmony Motors. A full lineup will be announced […]

Genesis Alliance hosts April 19 luncheon to fight domestic violence

Press release from The Genesis Alliance On Friday, April 19, the Tenth Annual Genesis Alliance Luncheon will be held at the Asheville Renaissance Hotel. This year the keynote speaker will be Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director Barium Springs, who will discuss the neuroscience and effects of trauma on the brain and public health issues […]

From Asheville to Antarctica: Wild Birds Unlimited hosts ‘Travelogue’ event Sunday, April 7

Press release from Wild Birds Unlimited Antarctica Travelogue with Laura Bochner at Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited Store on April 7 @ 3 PM In December 2012, Laura Bochner had the opportunity to travel to Antarctica with Michigan State University and One Ocean Expeditions. Aboard an ice-strengthened former Russian research vessel, Laura ventured from the tip […]

Gov. Pat McCrory proclaims April 2013 as organ donation awareness month in NC

Media release From the office of Gov. Pat McCrory Raleigh, N.C. –Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April 2013 as Organ Donation Awareness Month in North Carolina, encouraging all citizens to learn about and consider the many organ donation needs throughout the state. “According to Carolina Donor Services (CDS), more than 3,546 North Carolinians are waiting […]

PTSD expert holds discussion with veterans at UNCA next week

Media release From UNC Asheville News Services Dr. Jonathan Shay, a renowned psychiatrist who has specialized in treating veterans of war, will offer three public talks, April 9-11, at UNC Asheville. He also will meet with UNC Asheville’s Student-Veteran Alliance as well as students and community members. The following events take place on the UNC […]

Season openers: U.S. Forest Service announces opening of campgrounds, recreation areas

Press release from the U.S. Forest Service Many Recreation Sites Now Open in the Mountains ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina today announced that numerous campgrounds and recreation sites in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are now open for the 2013 season. Opening Monday, April 1 Campgrounds • […]

Local organizations partner with health department to improve health equity in Buncombe County

Media release From the Buncombe County Department of Health A variety of local organizations are partnering to improve health equity in Buncombe County by addressing access to care and chronic disease management for minority populations in our community. Health Equity is based on the belief that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to […]

‘Ozone Season’ starts today

Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: The ozone season begins Monday as state and local environmental agencies renew their daily air quality forecasts for ozone in metropolitan areas across North Carolina. Air quality has been good so far this year due to cool, wet weather but that could […]

New Belgium Brewing announces Asheville brewing equipment partners

Here’s the press release from New Belgium: Ft. Collins, Colo. – New Belgium Brewing announced today the list of vendors scheduled to supply brewing process and packaging equipment for its Asheville facility slated to come online in 2015. Brewhouse, cold block, filtration and finishing systems will come from GEA Brewing Systems GmbH. All fermentation and […]

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