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Author Joseph Bates to read from his collection of short fiction ‘Tomorrowland’

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: Joseph Bates will read from his new collection of short fiction, “Tomorrowland,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. The event is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments. “Tomorrowland” is Bates’ debut story collection, and includes a […]

Winter Sun Farms expands pickup sites, estimates raised

Press release from AdvantageWest Economic Development Group: The numbers for the Winter Sun Farms community supported agriculture program are staggering: Blue Ridge Food Ventures purchased 14,300 pounds of produce from local farms last year, then processed, froze, and distributed it to about 300 CSA members. This year, those numbers are estimated to be closer to […]

Scavenger hunt for Mountain Area Medical Airlift program engages with community

Press release From Mission Foundation: ASHEVILLE. N.C. (Sept. 24, 2013) – In an innovative move to increase awareness of the Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) program, Mission Foundation’s first-ever scavenger hunt which was hosted on Sept. 21, 2013 was successful. The winners, April Sides and Tammy Meagher found the last clue at the Pack Memorial […]

CNN: WNC Congressman Mark Meadows is ‘the man behind the government shutdown’

In a Sept. 30 report, CNN declares that Western North Carolina freshman congressman Mark Meadows is the “Architect of the brink” and “the man behind the government shutdown.” The Republican legislator represents the 11th District, which includes parts of Buncombe County. Here’s some excerpts from the article: Washington (CNN) — One of the most prominent […]

Angel Medical Center to offer two-day diabetes management class Oct. 22 and Oct. 29

Press release From Angel Medical Center: Angel Medical Center Diabetes Management Services will be offering a two-day diabetes management class for the public. The class will be held on Tuesday, October 22 and on Tuesday, October 29. The class includes information on meal planning, medication usage, sick day care, stress management, and other topics related […]

PSA: Find out more about the afterschool program offered by Asheville Parks and Rec

Press release From the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department Asheville, NC – The Afterschool Program offered by Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts offers licensed, quality child care for families, and provides supervised recreation and enrichment activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program operates on regular school days (2:30-6 p.m.), […]

NYT: Justice Department poised to file lawsuit over NC voter ID law

Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times article: The Justice Department is expected to sue North Carolina on Monday over its restrictive new voting law, further escalating the Obama administration’s efforts to restore a stronger federal role in protecting minority voters after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, according […]

Local second-grader asks community to donate shoes to Soles4Souls

Press release From Soles4Souls: Soles4Souls, the global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty, is ramping up efforts to help individuals in need this year. Reynolds Etheridge, a 2nd grader, is getting on board to help the shoeless. Individuals can help by donating some of the 700 MILLION pairs of […]

Asheville Tool Library holds input session Oct. 8

Full announcement from the Asheville Tool Library: Dear Friends, Community Builders, Entrepreneurs, and Educators It is with the utmost excitement that we invite you to join us for TOOL TALK, a casual get-together to talk about the non-profit, volunteer-run, community-based initiative, the Asheville Tool Library! We plan on opening early 2014 and we want input […]

APD releases official statement on shooting of burglary suspect

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville – On September 29, 2013, at approximately 7:30 AM, APD officers were dispatched to a location in West Asheville regarding a burglary in progress. The suspect from the burglary fled the residence and APD officers gave chase. During the prolonged foot chase, the suspect was seen running […]

OPT-IN to host public meetings through Oct. 10

Press release from AdvantageWest Economic Development: Various dates now through Oct 10: Southwestern North Carolina Opportunity Initiative (OPT-IN) public meetings. The public is invited to one of several regional presentations and discussions of this visioning project for the seven counties in the far-western part of the region. Sept 30: Deadline for entries in MAP (Media […]

WNC businesses selected for business accelerator

Press release from AdvantageWest Economic Development Group: Eleven WNC businesses, out of more than 100 applicants, have been selected to participate in the inaugural class of Accelerating Appalachia, a first-of-its-kind business accelerator based here in the AdvantageWest region. The project, supported in part by AdvantageWest through a Rural Jobs Accelerator grant award from the Appalachian […]

WNC doctor selected to be Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development

Press release from AdvantageWest Economic Development Group: NC Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker recently spoke at AdvantageWest’s quarterly meeting of the Economic Developers Advisory Council (EDAC), a group of about 40 economic development professionals and allies from around the 23-county region. The next day, Secretary Decker publicly announced that WNC’s Dr. Pat Mitchell has […]

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