From WRAL: Days after a crowd of angry educators marched on the State Capitol to protest changes to public school spending in the state budget, Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday proposed a fund to reward “master teachers” and cutting the number of standardized tests required in North Carolina classrooms.
From Tryon Daily News: Columbus will be encouraged to bloom over the next 18 months, with a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville – Following an extensive investigation by Asheville Police Department detectives, warrants have been obtained for two Asheville Tourists baseball players. After consultation with the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office each suspect was charged with two counts of 1st Degree Rape and two counts of 1st Degree Sex […]
Here’s the press release from Green Festival, Inc: Messe Stuttgart joins forces with Asheville-based Green Festival Europe’s leading organizer of trade shows for the Sustainable Economy comes to Western North Carolina August 2, 2013 – European sustainable event leader Messe Stuttgart announces a partnership with Asheville-based Green Festival, Inc. The partnership is expected to strengthen […]
From WLOS: Two Asheville Tourist players have been charged with rape. 23-year-old Michael Mason and 23-year-old Jesse Meaux were arrested on two counts of first-degree rape and two counts of a first-degree sexual offense. Both players were relief pitchers and have been suspended.
From UNC Asheville’s PR team: The faculty team behind “Food for Thought,” UNC Asheville’s interdisciplinary course cluster exploring issues related to food production and consumption, has been named the winner of the 2013 William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science from the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. One of 17 […]
Friday, Aug. 2 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 in […]
Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GWSP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain, Hendersonville and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested. 10-week courses for writers of […]
Press release From National Forests in North Carolina: ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 1, 2013 — Visitors to Bent Creek Experimental Forest in the Pisgah National Forest will soon see some new faces. In the coming weeks, members of the Bent Creek Volunteer Patrol will begin providing safety tips, conservation education and other information to visitors of […]
Here’s the press release from the NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform: At noon on Thursday, August 1st, at the Reuter Terrace in Pack Plaza- midway between the Vance Monument and the city and county buildings, the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform and citizen activists from Buncombe and Henderson Counties will recognize […]