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Duke Energy completes survey of drinking wells near coal ash plants

PRESS RELEASE FROM NC DENR Drinking water receptor survey shows wells near Duke Energy coal ash facilities RALEIGH – Duke Energy officials have identified 830 private and public drinking water supply wells near the company’s 32 coal ash storage ponds in North Carolina, according to an initial survey the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources […]

Holiday events at Biltmore, Nov. 7-Jan. 11

From a press release: Holiday events at Biltmore, Nov. 7-Jan. 11 Known as one of the Southeast’s most beloved and storied holiday vacation destinations, Christmas at Biltmore daytime tours begin on Nov. 7, 2014, and will run through Jan. 11, 2015. Candlelight Christmas Evenings, offering evening candlelight tours of Biltmore House, take place Nov. 7, […]

Lead Through Change event hosts world-renowned leaders Nov. 12, at Eblen Charities event

From a press release: (Asheville, NC) On Wednesday, Nov. 12, world renowned leaders will take part in the largest leadership event of the year that will bring to Asheville a group that has never been assembled anywhere to speak about leading through difficult times. Seven of America’s and the world’s leading authors, thought leaders and […]

WWC President S. Solnick took part in Climate Leadership Conference

PRESS RELEASE from Warren Wilson College WWC PRESIDENT STEVE SOLNICK PART OF 2014 CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Warren Wilson College President Steven L. Solnick was among the higher education leaders attending the recent 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership. The Summit brings together more than 250 college and university leaders from across the country to focus […]

C-T: Decision on same-sex marriage in NC could come today

FROM THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES “A federal judge based out of Asheville could make the critical decision today [Oct. 8, 2014] to effectively legalize same-sex marriage in North Carolina. A group of Charlotte and Asheville-based plaintiffs filed a motion Tuesday afternoon for an Asheville judge to immediately allow them to marry, in a case filed earlier […]

DLCC: North Carolina among the ‘states to watch’ for fall election

PRESS RELEASE from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee DLCC Announces 2014 Races to Watch Washington (October 8, 2014) – Today, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) announced its 2014 Races to Watch. The 69 state legislative races chosen represent targeted districts critical to Democratic majorities in 24 state legislatures across the United States. The full list can be found here. “With […]

Buncombe’s collaborative work to close health-equity gap gets national recognition

PRESS RELEASE BUNCOMBE COUNTY’S PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE AWARD DISTRIBUTIONS OF THE 2014 RWJF CULTURE OF HEALTH PRIZE Buncombe County’s Collaborative Work to Close the Health Equity Gap Gains National Recognition Asheville, North Carolina (October 7, 2014) Announced in June, Buncombe County is one of six winners of the 2014 […]

Save our fall color, and don’t bring your own firewood

PRESS RELEASE Preserve fall color – Don’t move firewood Unwitting leaf watchers may transport bug invaders Fall is a busy time in the Southern Blue Ridge, with thousands of leaf peepers traveling to see the annual display. But, that beautiful foliage could be destroyed by visitors who bring firewood from outside the area. That’s because […]

Farm to School Program gets straight A’s

From a Press Release: Farm to School Program gets straight A’s ASAP announces annual Farm to School Conference ASHEVILLE, NC (September 22, 2014)—Every nine weeks, students (sometimes happy, sometimes not) receive a report card. Now a local nonprofit has issued one of their own. ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School program, supporting farm to school […]

Mulhearn/Faires duo performs live recording concert, Oct. 19

From a press release: Mulhearn/Faires duo performs live recording concert, Oct. 19 WHO:  Meghan Mulhearn / Elisa Faires WHAT:  Live Recording Concert WHEN:  Sunday, October 19th – 7pm WHERE: The Mission For Temporal Art – 68 N Main St, Marshall NC HOW MUCH:  $10 suggested donation Two musicians from diverse backgrounds, Meghan Mulhearn and Elisa […]

{Re}HAPPENING call for artists

From a press release: {Re}HAPPENING call for artists Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and The Media Arts Project (MAP) announce two opportunities for artists to take part in the 2015 {Re}HAPPENING on Saturday April 4th at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC. The Highlighted Artist application is open to artists to submit […]

Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons at Altamont Brewing Co., Oct. 16

From a press release: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons at Altamont Brewing Co., Oct. 16 Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons will bring their original roots rock music to Altamont Brewing Company in Asheville, NC on Thurs. October 16th. When: Oct 16th. 9 p.m.-midnight. $5 cover. Altamont Brewing Company 1042 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC […]

Chimney Rock offers favorite ways to see Fall colors in the mountains

From a press release: CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2014) — Chimney Rock’s panoramic 75-mile views capture the full spectrum of Western North Carolina’s legendary fall foliage, and it’s getting easier to know when to catch it at the peak. Weekly fall color and wildflower reports are available at to help you know where […]

CPP: 2014 SAT scores show improvement in NC; Asheville, Watauga students post highest scores in WNC

From Carolina Public Press By Angie Newsome The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released new information Tuesday showing how well North Carolina high school students performed on the SAT college admission test in 2014. According to The College Board, the state’s seniors averaged 1483 this year, up four points from 2013 graduates. The number of […]

Google Connect hosts livestream presentation for local business owners and marketers Oct. 15

From a press release: Asheville, NC (Oct. 1, 2014) – Google Partner ClearPoint Marketing Communications will host a livestream presentation from Google on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in downtown Asheville. This Google Connect event offers local marketing directors and business owners the opportunity to gain insights and tips from Google […]

WNC’s Homeward Bound gets $2.7 million grant to help veterans

PRESS RELEASE Homeward Bound of Western NC gets $2.7 million grant to help Vets CHARLES GEORGE VA MEDICAL CENTER, Asheville, N.C. – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald recently announced the award of $207 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grants that will help homeless Veterans and their families, and one of […]

Nominations being accepted for Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

From press release: Asheville – Buncombe County nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers.  Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion […]

French Broad Crossing selected as Southern Living Inspired Community

  Western N.C. mountain river enclave described as combining natural scenic beauty with Southern charm From press release ASHEVILLE, N.C., October 3, 2014 — French Broad Crossing, a 750-acre conservation community located on the French Broad River near Asheville, NC has been selected as a Southern Living Inspired Community. Southern Living Inspired Communities are hand-picked premier […]

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