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Good news, bad news in health scorecard for Buncombe

Full announcement from NC Child: RALEIGH—Since 2007, Buncombe County children have experienced improvement in key health indicators, including insurance coverage, dental care, teen pregnancy, child deaths and even high school graduation rates. These gains are at odds with what’s expected during economic downturns when health outcomes typically worsen. “Poverty causes increased financial and emotional strains […]

Mayor Esther Manheimer featured in national campaign for equal LGBT rights

Mayor Esther Manheimer is among a number of Southern mayors featured in a national campaign supporting the equal rights of LGBT citizens and opposing same-sex marriage bans. From Freedom to Marry’s Facebook page: Mayor Esther Manheimer of Asheville, NC, home of the Campaign for Southern Equality is the newest Mayor for the Freedom to Marry! […]

NC Child report shows progress on key health indicators for children in Buncombe County

Press release From NC Child: Since 2007, Buncombe County children have experienced improvement in key health indicators, including insurance coverage, dental care, teen pregnancy, child deaths and even high school graduation rates. These gains are at odds with what’s expected during economic downturns when health outcomes typically worsen. “Poverty causes increased financial and emotional strains […]

UNCA announces women’s history month events

Press Release University of North Carolina Asheville Spanning generations of feminist thought and cultural influences ranging from African-American spirituals to punk rock, Women’s History Month 2014 at UNC Asheville will extend into April. Women’s History Month events include talks by Robin Morgan, editor of the groundbreaking Sisterhood is Powerful anthology, and Laverne Cox, the African-American […]

Swannanoa Valley Museum announces moderate hikes to historic locations

Press Release Swannanoa Valley Museum Almost 50 people have now completed the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s popular, but strenuous Swannanoa Valley Rim Explorer Hike Series, and more than two-dozen hikers have already registered for the 2014 series. But many Swannanoa Valley residents have expressed interest in learning the fascinating history of the valley on more moderate […]

Whole Earth Summit: An online conference to inspire and create a more resilient world

Press Release Ashevillage Institute FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EPIC EVENT ALERT [Free & Online]: 42 extraordinary visionaries, including Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Charles Eisenstein, Joel Salatin, the founders of the Small Planet Fund, Living Building Challenge, Transition Town, Pachamama Alliance, Bioneers, Appropedia, Kid’s Right to Know, Wise Women Tradition, and many others are joining together to […]

Oskar Blues’ GUBNA reinvents itself again with new flavors for 2014

Press Release Oskar Blues Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC—Ladies and gentlemen, hop occultists from all walks of life, please give a thunderous round of applause for the fourth incarnation of Oskar Blues’ GUBNA Imperial IPA. Weighing in at 100+ international bitterness units and 10 percent ABV, this complex and chameleonic concoction packs a wallop. The […]

Competitors announced for third annual Asheville ‘Wing War’ on March 9

Press Release From Lush Life Productions: Asheville, NC, February 25, 2014 – Lush Life Productions has announced the nominees for the upcoming Third Annual Wing War competition March 9 at Asheville Music Hall. Ben’s Tune Up King James Public House The Bier Garden Mojo Kitchen and Lounge The Barleycorn Universal Joint Luella’s Bar-B-Que Moe’s Bar-B-Que […]

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