From Citizen-Times: Eight teenage boys face charges related to a melee Saturday night in the heart of Bele Chere. City police also made nearly two dozen other arrests for infractions such as intoxicated and disruptive, according to arrest warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate’s office.
From Black Mountain News: Home sales are up 24 percent over last year around Western North Carolina, and building permits are up 20 percent as the critical real estate market keeps digging out of the collapse of the Great Recession.
Press release From Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO) (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, July 26, 2013) – The Environmental and Conservation Organization’s 6th Annual Green Home Tour will be held on Saturday, August 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM. This year’s self-guided driving tour includes several new builds with spectacular design features, highly efficient cooling and heating […]
From The Associated Press via WCNC: North Carolina public school teachers took a beating from this year’s General Assembly session. Now their labor organization is planning a protest to show their unhappiness.
Press release From Hi-Wire Brewing: Asheville, NC: Hi-Wire Brewing has partnered with Helene Herbert from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Asheville chapter of Team in Training to help fight blood cancers. On Tuesday, August 6, the brewery will donate 15% of its proceeds to Herbert’s Team in Training campaign. “It’s extremely generous of them,” said […]
Monday, July 30, 2013 is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Buncombe County. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. This means there are no health impacts expected when air quality is […]
Press release From RiverLink: Asheville, NC – Looking for a way to make your beer dollar go farther? Love craft beer and conservation along the French Broad River watershed? Here’s the perfect event for you. RiverLink is thrilled to be the featured nonprofit of the Oskar Blues/Tasty Weasel Making A Difference Monday program. On Monday, […]
From press release: Registration Now Open For Asheville Regional Airport’s Third Annual Runway 5K Runners, take your mark for Asheville Regional Airport’s (AVL) third annual Runway 5K on Saturday, September 21. Join the 1,000 participants who are expected to run, walk or jog the AVL runway and taxiway, which makes up the entire course. Racers […]
From the N.C. Education Lottery: Asheville woman on $100,000 lottery prize: ‘This feels great’ RALEIGH – Ivy Martin of Asheville is the second player to claim the $100,000 top prize in the Black Onyx 7’s game. She purchased the lucky ticket at the Hot Spot on Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville. “I saw a seven […]
The Hendersonville-based Environmental and Conservation Organization is holding its 6th annual Green Home Tour will on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to an ECO press release: This year’s self-guided driving tour includes several new builds with spectacular design features, highly efficient cooling and heating units in new housing, and existing […]
From a press release: ASHEVILLE’S MORA WINS INSTORE MAGAZINE’S “AMERICA’S COOLEST JEWELRY STORE” AWARD Boutique awarded national honor after first year in business Asheville, North Carolina, USA–July 24, 2013–Mora. Mora, an independent boutique for designer jewelry, has been named one of “America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores” by INSTORE, the magazine for retail jewelry-store owners. The 12th […]
From a press release: Guthy|Renker names GRFS Global Development Center: Arden Call Center Expanding Again The Arden facility of Guthy|Renker Fulfillment Services has been selected as the Global Development Center for marketing heavyweight Guthy|Renker, LLC, the company announced on Tuesday. “We’re excited that among all the possible locations for the worldwide development center, Arden was […]
From an Appalachian Trail Conservancy press release: FOUR NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cullowhee, NC (July 26, 2013) – On July 20th 2013, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced that Clark Wright Jr., Leonard Bernstein, Richard J. Daileader, and Carrie Rodriguez-Tweeten will serve on the board […]
From the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – During the Bele Chere festival, the availability of downtown parking is limited. City residents and visitors are encouraged to consider riding the ART (Asheville Redefines Transit). Users can plan a trip at www.ridetheart.com or by visiting http://maps.google.com on their desktop or mobile phone’s browser. The cost is $2 […]
From the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – As City of Asheville crews continue to address roadways affected by landslides during recent record-breaking rains, contractors began work Tuesday on two sites where landslide damage was more extensive. Spooks Branch Road and an area near the intersection of Skyview Place and Sunset Drive, all in North Asheville, […]
From the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville will provide continuous Park-and-Ride Shuttle service for Bele Chere 2013, July 26-28. To access the Express Shuttle service and free parking, attendees should park at one of two designated locations and look for the Bele Chere booth selling shuttle tickets. The shuttle will transport […]
Saturday, July 27, 2013 is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Buncombe County. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. This means there are no health impacts expected when air quality is […]
From WRAL: Kieran Shanahan, a former federal prosecutor who was tapped by Gov. Pat McCrory in December to serve as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, will resign his cabinet position effective Wednesday.
According to WLOS, Asheville Regional Airport will be receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.
From Western Carolina University’s Department of Public Relations: Doctoral and bachelor’s degree programs in nursing and a master’s degree program in technology have been added to the lineup of academic offerings available this fall at Western Carolina University’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.
From Black Mountain News: Organizers are planning a Moral Sunday event this week to raise awareness about the impact on North Carolinians’ lives of recent General Assembly legislation.