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Potential program cuts at WCU

From Carolina Public Press: The Academic Program Prioritization Task Force, composed of faculty, students and academic administrators, examined all undergraduate and graduate programs as part of an effort designed to give WCU leaders the information they need in order to make decisions regarding the best allocation of limited resources and to ensure that the university […]

State House Finance Chair gives up role, mentions Asheville conflicts, alleges unethical behavior

From WRAL: Longtime House lawmaker Rep. Robert Brawley, R-Iredell, handed back his Finance gavel Wednesday afternoon with a blistering public letter against fellow Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis. In his letter, read aloud during Wednesday’s House session, Brawley says Tillis pressured him over House Bill 557, Brawley’s bill to increase the territory area for local […]

North Carolina water-quality officials amend lawsuit against Duke Energy Progress

Press release from the NC DENR State water quality officials this week amended a March lawsuit involving Duke Energy Progress’ (formerly Progress Energy Carolinas) coal-fired power plant in Asheville in order to address similar environmental compliance issues at Duke Energy Progress’ coal-fired power plant in Gaston County. In March, the N.C. Division of Water Quality […]

Possible wildlife resources budget cut

Press release from North Carolina News Service CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The budget proposed by the state Senate prompted an emergency meeting of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission this week. The agency faces more than $9 million in state funding cuts, which amounts to 49 percent of its current budget. The commission’s executive director, Gordon […]

Details on the Just Brew It home brew festival

Here’s the press release from Just Economics: 4th ANNUAL JUST BREW IT: ASHEVILLE’S HOME BREW FESTIVAL WHO: Western North Carolina’s best home brewers team up with Just Economics, a local nonprofit organization that educates, advocates and organizes for a just and sustainable local economy in WNC. WHAT: A fun-filled, outdoor, spring-time event featuring 50 homebrewers […]

Bob Moog Foundation partners with national concert promoter to raise funds

Here’s the press release from Disco Donnie Presents: Disco Donnie Presents and The Bob Moog Foundation announce strategic partnership EDM promoter donates $10,000 to Foundation, develops ticketing donation portal for its fans. http://bobmoogfoundation.eventbrite.com American electronic music promoter Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) and the Bob Moog Foundation have announced a strategic partnership to further the Foundation’s […]

Meadows introduces legislation to protect performance-based compensation model

Here’s the press release from the office of Rep. Mark Meadows: Washington, D.C. – Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement after introducing the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Personnel Flexibilities Act of 2013, which makes permanent a performance-based compensation system for the scientific and technical employees of the Alcohol and Tobacco […]

State Water Quality officials file amendment to March lawsuit on coal ash

Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH – State water quality officials this week amended a March lawsuit involving Duke Energy Progress’ (formerly Progress Energy Carolinas) coal-fired power plant in Asheville in order to address similar environmental compliance issues at Duke Energy Progress’ coal-fired power plant in Gaston […]

Free trolley available from downtown Asheville to the RiverMusic series

Here’s the press release from RiverLink: Free trolley service through Gray Line Trolley (the red trolley) will be available from downtown Asheville to the RiverMusic series in the River Arts District this summer. RiverLink is excited to announce that Gray Line Trolley has signed on to provide a shuttle between the downtown area and RiverLink’s […]

Parkway Medical Group adds family nurse practitioner to its practice

Press release From Parkway Medical Group Asheville, North Carolina – May 16, 2013 Parkway Medical Group, an eleven-provider medical practice with offices in Asheville and Black Mountain, has added a new provider, board certified family nurse practitioner, Kristie Ruff. Ruff will serve patients out of both the Black Mountain and Asheville offices. Ruff has ten […]

Local charities award more nearly $60,000 to Buncombe County Schools programs

Press release from Buncombe County Schools 6 Buncombe County Schools Receive $57,000 in Local Grants Funds will support technology, an outdoor classroom, and bilingual education Two local charitable funds have announced plans to provide grants to six Buncombe County Schools this month. The Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund is awarding over $47,000 in grants to schools […]

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