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Charlotte Observer: Gov. Pat McCrory gives cabinet secretaries large salary increases

From the Charlotte Observer Story by John Frank: RALEIGH Gov. Pat McCrory gave his cabinet secretaries pay hikes as large as $13,200, far more than anything afforded to typical state employees in recent years. The Republican’s cabinet makes a combined $1.1 million – an 8 percent increase from his Democratic predecessor. “I’m trying to make […]

Eblen Charities asks community to participate in Tools for Schools 2013 on Aug. 8

Press release From Eblen Charities: Join Tools for Schools 2013 Thursday, August 8th Ingles Tunnel Rd. (across from Outback Steakhouse) 4:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Participate in Tools for Schools! Summer is winding down which means thousands of students will again be filing through the hallways of schools all across our community. Refreshed, students and […]

Angel Medical Center invites public to honor hopsice patients at butterfly release ceremony

Press release From Angel Medical Center: (Franklin, NC) The community is invited to attend a Memorial Butterfly Release ceremony at Angel Medical Center. This event is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013, beginning at 10:30 in the morning on the hospital campus. “Our annual butterfly release honors the memory of our hospice patients,” said Jim […]

WRAL: House changes rules in response to incursion into Speaker’s office involving Rep. Fisher

Here’s an excerpt from a WRAL article, which reports on an incident involving Asheville Rep. Susan Fisher that led to a rule change in the N.C. House: Raleigh, N.C. — House lawmakers amended their chamber rules this morning in response to an incident earlier this month in which five Democratic lawmakers delivered a petition to […]

Asheville Downtown Association now accepting applications for the 2013 Asheville Holiday Parade

The 67th Asheville Holiday Parade, produced by the Asheville Downtown Association (ADA), may still be months away but planning is underway. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, November 23 at 11am. The parade theme is “A Star is Born” to honor the many talented dancers, painters, singers, actors and artists that reside and perform […]

UNCA ranks 20th in nation as one of Forbes Magazine’s ‘Best Value Colleges’

Press release From UNCA News Services: UNC Asheville Ranks 20th Nationally among Forbes Magazine’s “Best Value Colleges” UNC Asheville has been ranked 20th in the nation in Forbes magazine’s “Top Colleges 2013: Best Value Colleges” list released today. UNC Asheville moved up from 21st place last year and 26th in 2011. The “Best Value” ranking […]

Fundraiser by B&B Tobacconists raises $3,500 for The North Carolina Premium Cigar Association

To learn more about B&B Tobacconists, check out the photo essay “The Unusual Suspects” by staff photographer Max Cooper. Press release From B&B Tobacconists: Asheville, NC – Sitting on a busy street just outside of downtown Asheville, NC is B&B Tobacconists “Western North Carolina’s original old-time tobacco shop.” On Friday July 19, 2013 the staff […]

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