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Eblen Charities, Buncombe Co. Health and Human Services team up to provide heating assistance

Press release from Eblen Charities: Now many who seek heating assistance through these cold winter months will be receiving additional help thanks to the partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities. Beginning December 2nd, Eblen Charities will begin began administering the Federal Low Income Energy Assistance […]

Banana diet test results are in

After completing a 30-day all-banana diet, Black Mountain resident and self-described “fruitarian” Montana “Tanner” Leet received the results of a blood test he ordered to show how eating nothing but bananas for an entire month affected his body. At first, Leet misinterpreted some of the test information and mistakenly believed the regime had caused his […]

SugarFest scheduled for Dec. 13-15

Here’s the press release from Sugar Mountain Resort: SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT, NORTH CAROLINA. November 29, 2013 – Sugar Mountain Resort’s eleventh annual SugarFest is scheduled for December 13th through the 15th. Weekend festivities begin Friday, December 13th when the twentieth Annual Pre-Season Ski Clinic introduces two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Diann Roffe to an eager […]

Buncombe County requests community input on hazard mitigation

Press Release Buncombe County Government As part of a regional effort to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters, Buncombe County is requesting public feedback on natural disaster risk and preparedness. This feedback will assist the efforts of Buncombe and Madison Counties to combine respective local natural hazard mitigation plans into one regional plan. A mitigation plan […]

UNCA campus closed today

Press Release University of North Carolina Asheville Because of a campus-wide power outage, the UNC Asheville Campus will be closed today, Monday, December 2, 2013. The Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration of Service Learning, Internships, and Service are both cancelled. For resident students, the Highsmith University Union and the Dining Hall remain open. Ramsey Library […]

UNC Asheville campus closed today *UPDATE: Power back on*

According to an update from UNC Asheville, power has now been restored and campus buildings are operational. Here’s the latest press release: At approximately noon today, Duke Energy Progress completed the replacement of a transformer that had been damaged by a raccoon, and UNC Asheville facilities personnel restored power and normal operations to campus buildings. […]

AC-T: Ray Russell goes from weather hobbyist to WNC forecasting guru

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: “Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it.” Ray Russell, a computer science professor at Appalachian State University, didn’t set out to prove Mark Twain’s wisecrack wrong. He just wanted to get a better forecast for snowstorms across the High Country of Western […]

Citizen-Times: Duke Energy requests more time to comply with city lighting rules

From the Asheville Citizen-Times When City Council passed an ordinance in November 2008 to reduce glare from outdoor security lights, it gave light owners five years to comply. Now, Duke Energy, owner of the vast majority of the lights, says it needs more time because it has done little or nothing to replace or modify […]

WCU sponsors Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend in January

Press release WCU sponsors Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend in January Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will hold its ninth annual Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend beginning Thursday, Jan. 9, and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 12. The event will be held at the Lambuth Inn at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. […]

Mountain Home Care honors ‘everyday heroes’

Full announcement from Mountain Home Care: ARDEN, N.C. – In celebration of Mountain Home Care’s 10th anniversary observance of November’s National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, Lana Wilde found it difficult, if not impossible, to choose only one dual role caregiver to receive the company’s “Caregiver Leadership Award.” That’s why, in an informal, family-style reception themed […]

Asheville Lean Startup Conference Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 9-10, for startups, innovators

Press release From Asheville Lean Startup Conference: The Asheville Lean Startup Conference Livestream will be a mini-conference teaching the principles of the Lean Startup methodology. To be held on Monday & Tuesday, December 9th & 10th from 11:30pm – 5:00pm at Mojo Coworking, each day will start with a short introduction to Lean Startup, continue […]

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