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NCDOT awards $1.2 million grant to Hendersonvillle to extend Oklawaha Greenway

Press release From the City of Hendersonville: HENDERSONVILLE, NC, September 20, 2013 – The City of Hendersonville is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.2 million Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Grant to extend the Oklawaha Greenway from Patton Park on Asheville Highway to Berkeley Mills Park on Balfour Road. The grant is […]

NC unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent in August

From the N.C. Department of Commerce: The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from July’s revised rate of 8.9 percent. The national rate declined to 7.3 percent from July’s 7.4 percent. North Carolina’s August 2013 unemployment rate was 0.9 of a percentage point lower than a […]

McDowell Hospital names new Volunteers and Services Excellence Director

Press release From Mission Health MARION, N.C. (September 19, 2013) – McDowell Hospital is pleased to announce Philip Long as its new Volunteers and Service Excellence Director. He has most recently served McDowell Hospital as Volunteer and Chaplaincy Coordinator. “With Philip’s experience and commitment to providing the highest quality service to McDowell Hospital patients and […]

TDB: Columbus emergency dental care clinic to open Sept. 27

From Tryon Daily Bulletin: Polk and Rutherford County adults without dental insurance will soon have a saving grace for emergency dental care at the Collins Dental Center. The emergency clinic will start Friday, Sept. 27 at the Collins Dental Center, located at 158 White Drive, Columbus. Potential patients must make an appointment for the clinic, […]

Former Rep. Heath Shuler headlining Leadership Asheville’s annual luncheon

From UNC Asheville: Heath Shuler, senior vice president of federal affairs for Duke Energy Progress, will deliver the keynote address at Leadership Asheville’s fifth Annual Luncheon on Thursday, September 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. The celebration of last year’s Leadership Asheville 31 class also will include the presentation of […]

Novelist Wiley Cash to Headline ‘Celebrating Madison County’ Oct. 25-26

From a press release: Novelist Wiley Cash to Headline “Celebrating Madison County,” October 25-26 at UNC Asheville Best-selling novelist Wiley Cash will headline “Celebrating Madison County,” featuring literature, music and photography, presented on October 25-26 at UNC Asheville. Cash will offer a solo reading, and other well-known area writers, photographers and performers will share their […]

Ashevillle Symphony Orchestra opens season with Richard Wagner ‘Firebird Suite’

From a press release: THIS SATURDAY, September 21, 2013 8:00pm Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 7:00pm Pre-Concert Lecture Wagner Tannhäuser Overture Bruch Scottish Fantasy — Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin Wagner Tannhäuser Venusberg Music Stravinsky Firebird Suite On Opening Night, we join a worldwide 200th birthday celebration of the famous and controversial German composer Richard Wagner. Wagner’s music dramas […]

Panels announced for Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, which takes place Oct. 25-27 in downtown Asheville, will include not only a stellar music lineup but two special discussions. The panels include the Inventors’ Roundtable and an Artist Spotlight: An Interview with Gary Numan, both held at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 26. More information, from a […]

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