News Bulletins

New Belgium Brewing update: Deconstruction nearly complete at Asheville site

Press release from New Belgium Brewing Deconstruction Nearly Complete, New Belgium Brewing Adjusts Asheville Construction Timeline Site development and building construction to begin in 2014 (May 29, 2013 – Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing announced today that it has nearly completed deconstruction at the site of its future Asheville facility and will continue […]

Dogwood Alliance launches campaign against logging for energy

From the Dogwood Alliance: May 28, 2013 – Southern forests are being burned for electricity, and a new campaign announced today aims to put an end to it. Dogwood Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have launched “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” to raise awareness of an alarming and rapidly-growing practice of logging forests […]

Legislation moves forward to award scholarship grants for private or religious schools

The Opportunity Scholarship Act (House Bill 944) was approved by the N.C. House Committee on Education today on a 27-21 vote, and moves on to the House Committee on Appropriations. The bill would give taxpayer money for scholarships to assist low-income students in attending private or religious schools. Ten million dollars is earmarked for the […]

Asheville Yoga Center to offer three-week immersion learning opportunity

Press release From Asheville Yoga Center: ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (May 27, 2013)- Stephanie Keach, studio-owner and director of Asheville Yoga Center’s 200-hour teacher training curriculum, shuns the conventional approach to education.  Her program incorporates techniques that re-awaken the conditioned mind using experiential, student-driven learning. The studio now offers a 21-day intensive teacher training program nearly […]

Hoop Jam is back in Pritchard Park tonight from 5:30-7:30pm

The Tuesday evening Hoop Jam, presented by Mission Health with Asheville Hoops, returns to Pritchard Park on May 28 from 5:30-7:30pm. Hoop Jam continues every Tuesday until August 27. Instruction is provided by Melanie MacNeil, widely recognized as one of Asheville’s and the Southeast’s finest fire and hoop performers. Music is provided by George Pond […]

Councilmember Bothwell blasts McGrady and Bleiweis

Here’s the press release from the campaign of incumbent Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell: Asheville, NC— Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell issued a strong reprimand to Rep. Chuck McGrady (D-Henderson) and Asheville Regional Airport Executive Director Lew Bleiweis for providing misinformation to the Subcommittee on Deannexation/Annexation in the NC House on Thursday, May 23. […]

N.C. DOT declares bridges safe

Press release from the N.C. DOT: RALEIGH – In light of the bridge collapse in Washington, the North Carolina Department of Transportation wants to educate our citizens and visitors about how we keep North Carolina’s bridges maintained for safe travel. “Safety is always a top priority and every bridge that is open in North Carolina […]

Walk to End Lupus Now in Asheville breaks last year’s fundraising record, raises more than $20,000

Press release From the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – May 28, 2013 – The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) held the Second Annual Walk to End Lupus Now in Asheville on May 18. To date, the event has raised more than $20,000, breaking last year’s record of […]

Protesters arrested at genetically engineered tree conference

Here’s the press release from the Global Justice Ecology Project: Asheville, NC (US)-As the Tree Biotechnology 2013 conference kicked off early Monday, two Asheville residents were arrested after disrupting a major presentation by Belgian tree engineer Wout Boerjan entitled, “Engineering trees for the biorefinery.” The protestors said that if legalized, GE trees would lead to […]

AC-T: Inspectors cite unpermitted school construction

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: The Buncombe County Permits and Inspections Department has filed complaints against 16 contractors, alleging they did work at county schools without obtaining the required permits. Discovery of the violations prompted a two-month project now under way which will include inspection of all 42 schools for potential safety […]

Mission Hospital’s Coli Critical Care ICU recognized for excellence

Press release From Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 24, 2013) – Mission Hospital’s Coli Critical Care ICU is the recipient of the silver- level Beacon Award for Excellence, given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant milestone on the path to achieving exceptional patient care and […]

McDowell Hospital’s chief of staff recognized as top family practitioner in Asheville area

Press release From McDowell Hospital Adam Kinninger, MD, Chief of Staff of McDowell Hospital, is being recognized for achieving the status of Top Family Practitioner in the Asheville Region by HealthTap. In addition to the Top Family Practitioner award, Dr. Kinninger also received Honorable Mentions for Most Influential Doctor, Thought Leader, and Top Doctor, all […]

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