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DHHS obtains $22 million for medications for needy NC residents

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 […]

Asheville City Schools Foundation gives $80,000 in grants to local teachers

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 […]

APD seeks public’s help, info about accidental shooting

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 […]

Smithsonian curator will speak about American Indian politics at UNCA

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 […]

Mountain Oasis Festival offering programs for businesses to engage with attendees, meeting tonight

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 […]

Mission Hospital receives award for excellence in care for heart attack patients

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 […]

Sold-out BaconFest celebrates the “gateway meat” on Saturday, Aug. 31

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 […]

Black Mountain News: Law enforcement arrests 33 in Swannanoa

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 […]

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