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DENR: Early water tests from Dan River coal-ash spill “normal”

Press release from N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources DENR releases initial water test results from Duke Energy coal ash spill RALEIGH – Initial water quality testing performed on site at Duke Energy’s Dan River power plant today by staff from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources showed no deviation from normal […]

Narrative Medicine Weekend Workshop to be hosted at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville

Press Release From Lenoir-Rhyne: ASHEVILLE, N.C. — For many “narrative medicine” is a new term, but its foundation is in story—specifically the stories told from patient to doctor and from doctor to patients. Columbia University Medical Center’s Dr. Rita Charon sought to bridge the gap between physicians and patients through the development of the school’s […]

SylvanSport introduces GO Easy Adventure Utility Trailer at Mountain RV & Boat Show, Feb 7-9

Press release SylvanSport introduces GO Easy Adventure Utility Trailer at Mountain RV & Boat Show, Feb 7-9 For outdoor enthusiasts who like to get outside and play in the rivers, mountains, and beyond, the new GO Easy Adventure Utility Trailer by SylvanSport is an absolute game changer. Not only can it haul an impressive number […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month led by “Give Kids A Smile!” program in NC

Press Release North Carolina Dental Society CARY, NC – Dental volunteers across North Carolina are gearing up for the 13th annual Give Kids A Smile! program that delivers free dental care for children in need. In all, clinics will be held in 38 counties around the state (See listing and local media contacts below). “Give […]

Environmental groups call for disclosure of severity in Dan River spill

Press Release Rapid Response Cleanup Essential to Protect Communities Asheville, N.C. (February 3, 2014) Upon receiving news of a new coal ash disaster in North Carolina, concerned community and environmental organizations call upon Duke Energy and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to immediately notify the public of the severity of the […]

Tickets running out for “farm to fork” dinner to benefit Bread of Life

Press Release Wild Indigo Catering BREVARD, NC (February 4, 2014) – A few tickets remain for the Saturday, February 15th “farm to fork” dinner being held by Wild Indigo Catering at the Haen Gallery Brevard. Featuring local, organic, seasonal food, the seven course themed dinner is entitled “Allure of the Aphrodisiac” and a portion of […]

Balsam Range returns to the studio, set to release 5th album

Press release Balsam Range returns to the studio, set to release 5th album Members of the award-winning band, Balsam Range, have been back in the studio, putting the finishing touches on the band’s fifth album. Bass player and vocalist Tim Surrett calls the project the “strongest collection of songs” the band has ever recorded. “We’ve […]

UNC Asheville in search for its seventh chancellor

Press Release UNC Asheville UNC Asheville’s Board of Trustees began the process today of searching for the university’s seventh chancellor by appointing a search committee composed of representatives of the university’s board of trustees, faculty, students, staff, alumni, and members of the community. The search follows the announcement last month by Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville’s […]

DENR staff working with Duke Energy on Dan River spill in Rockingham County

Press Release N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources RALEIGH – Staff with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources have been alerted to a spill of coal ash from a stormwater pipe into the Dan River in Eden and are on-site working with Duke Energy officials to control the spill to protect public […]

Asheville Regional Airport traffic jumped 7 percent in 2013

Full announcement from the Asheville Regional Airport: Asheville Regional Airport jumps 7 percent in passenger traffic in 2013 Asheville, NC – The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority reported a seven percent increase in passenger traffic for the 2013 calendar year, which was the third highest number of annual passengers reported in the past decade. While […]

A-B Tech announces Black History Month events

Press Release Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College A-B Tech Community College will have two free presentations in honor of Black History Month that are open to the public. Both events are sponsored by the College’s History Department with support from the Diversity Committee. “The Sounds of Civil Rights: Black Popular Music during the Long Freedom Struggle, […]

National Park Service to Assist 350 Communities with Conservation and Outdoor Recreation projects

Here’s the press release from the National Park Service: The National Park Service today announced that it will help more than 350 communities improve local parks, establish trails, access rivers, and protect special places through its Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program this year. Learn more about projects in your state at the link below. […]

Top of the Monk presents ‘Good Whiskey Hunting’ whiskey tasting on Feb. 18

Press Release From Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery: Asheville, NC—2/3/2014: Top of the Monk, one of Asheville’s premier spots for cocktails, located above the Downtown Thirsty Monk, is presenting Good Whiskey Hunting, an entertaining and informative evening centered around that most wondrous of spirits: whiskey. This special event will feature the brand ambassador for Macallan […]

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