From the Department of Health and Human Services: Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina health officials say they can leverage a $774,000 grant into $22 million worth of medications for needy residents. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services received a $773,728 grant from the Winston-Salem-based Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to provide free and/or […]
From Asheville City Schools Foundation: (Asheville, NC) “Move that bus!” says Kate Pett, Executive Director of Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF). The “bus” is actually her family’s minivan that the staff of ACSF has piled in to distribute over $80,000 in grant awards to teachers in every school in the Asheville City School district. “Teachers […]
From the Asheville Police Department: On August 2, 2013 an accidental shooting occurred in Livingston Street Apartments. This unfortunate and sad event took the life of Derrick Keith Bomar aka “Weezy.” The investigation has revealed that the shooting was accidental but, there are still witnesses that have not been located and interviewed by the APD […]
From Hickory Record: Theodore John Keipes III was convicted of three counts of felony indecent exposure, felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and habitual felon status this week.
From Smoky Mountain News: The Appalachian Women’s Museum finally has a home to call its own. Dillsboro town council members agreed Monday to lease a section of the historic Monteith farmstead to the organization, whose members have sought a brick and mortar place to honor the feats of Appalachian women.
From WLOS: Detectives say the three suspects ripped off more than 20 cars early Tuesday morning in Canton, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, and Maggie Valley. They say they stole more than $3,000 worth of cash and electronics, including DVD players and GPS units.
Press release from the Asheville City Schools Foundation: “Move that bus!” says Kate Pett, Executive Director of Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF). The “bus” is actually her family’s minivan that the staff of ACSF has piled in to distribute over $80,000 in grant awards to teachers in every school in the Asheville City School district. […]
Press release from the American Red Cross: With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend. Those who present to donate between Aug. 26 and Sept. […]
As part of UNC Asheville’s Native American Speaker and Performance Series (which includes a Cherokee stickball demonstration and talks by Native American leaders), Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche author, essayist and curator, will deliver a keynote address the contemporary landscape of American Indian politics and culture. The event takes place on Friday, Sept. 20, at […]
Thursday, Aug. 29 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 […]
10,000 music fans will be in Downtown Asheville October 25-27 for the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Festival. How can your business benefit? Join festival organizers for an informational meeting tonight, Wednesday, August 28 from 6-8pm at The Mill Room located at 66 Asheland Avenue. *Refreshments served, cash bar Meet with representatives from festival organizers, AC […]
Joy Ladin is the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution. On Monday, Sept. 23, she will read from her poetry collection, “The Definition of Joy,” at 3 p.m. at Laurel Forum in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall. That same day at 7:30 p.m., she’ll give the talk “Through the Door of Life: A […]
Press release From Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2013) – Mission Hospital’s Heart Services has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the second consecutive year. Mission Hospital is one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to receive this prestigious award. The award recognizes Mission Hospital’s commitment to and success […]
From Riverlink: RiverLink’s planned Friday, August 30 Salon Series with Dr. Frank Kalinowski postponed Asheville, NC — RiverLink hosted a stimulating five-part seminar series by Frank Kalinowski earlier this year, and was set to kick off another series of talks this Friday, August 30 at 3 p.m. This event will have to be postponed to […]
From a press release: Hickory Church of Christ is the national winner of cash and prizes in a contest run by Kraft Cheese and recycling pioneer TerraCycle. The Kraft Barbecue Bash contest gave entrants a chance to win by recycling the most used cheese wrappers June 1-July 31. Hickory Church of Christ sent in 9,000 […]
From the News and Observer: Luke Cranford has been active in organized opposition to fracking in Lee County for more than a year, concerned about chemical spills and disruptions to the area’s bucolic landscape. But a proposal under consideration could force Cranford and other area property owners to give up control of the natural gas […]
From the Asheville Police Department: Asheville – The Asheville Police Department responded to a three vehicle collision on August 28, 2013 at approximately 3:24 AM on I-26 east in between the 32 and 33 mile markers. A 2001 Honda Civic operated by 63 year old Dennis Tornquist of Brevard was traveling westbound in the eastbound […]
Here’s the press release from the Apple Gold Group: (ASHEVILLE, N.C.)—The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to partner with the Pack 100 Cub Scouts to host a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, September 7, 2013. All proceeds raised will be used to fund the group’s upcoming trip to […]
BaconFest sold out weeks in advance, but if you’re curious about the celebration, here are the details from the press release” WHAT: BaconFest Asheville, a first-time festival showcasing unique pork and bacon creations. This sold-out event will bring together about 900 bacon-lovers of all ages with area chefs and specialty food producers who will enter […]
From Black Mountain News Story by Joel Burgess: Focused patrols and other special policing led to 33 arrests in Swannanoa and a drop in break-ins, deputies with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies launched the special effort, called Community Oriented Problem Solving (COPS), after a spike in resident complaints about break-ins, drug activity, and […]
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. From a press release: Listen to This: Stories in Performance returns this Thursday with “Bristle While You Work: True Tales of Weird and Peculiar Workplaces” for the final show of the summer. Asheville itself is a weird and peculiar place to work but this show goes even further to explore the […]