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Payments begin for North Carolina eugenics victims

From press release: Raleigh, NC – Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that initial payments will be mailed to the victims of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina. The payments were made possible when Governor McCrory signed the budget bill that included funding championed by former Representative Larry Womble and other legislators. “Today is a day […]

Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center moves to larger facility

From press release: Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center, the only facility in western North Carolina offering genetic services, now has a new home. The 20,000-square-foot, brand- new, custom-built two-story building is adjacent to the Mission Children’s Hospital Reuter Outpatient Center. “The opening of this new facility will ensure that Mission is positioned to continue to […]

West Asheville ‘Roll to the Polls’ voting rally set for Oct. 29

Press release from organizers: Get Out the Vote in Buncombe County Oct. 29 “Roll to the Polls” press conference & voting march to West Asheville Library & chili at the Hub: “Our voices will not be stolen nor our voter rights denied” ASHEVILLE, NC – On Wednesday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m., community leaders from […]

Hagan to campaign in Asheville Oct 28

Details on Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign stop in Asheville this week via the Buncombe County Democratic Party email newsletter: Tuesday, October 28th at Edna’s of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 Doors open at 8:00 a.m. RSVP online: EARLY VOTE Oct. 23rd — Nov. 1st For voting information: Paid for by Hagan […]

Hendersonville’s bears raise more than $35,000 at auction

Hendersonville Times-News: Twenty Hendersonville bears found homes  Saturday at the 12th annual Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk Auction. The 2014 class of bears was unveiled in May, and the hand-painted fiberglass pieces spent the summer next to stoplights and restaurants, displaying themes selected by their artists and the nonprofits benefitting from their auction. Despite their popularity with […]

WLOS: Overdoses, arrests reported at Saturday’s STS9 show

From WLOS ABC 13: Seven people hospitalized and others under arrest, all stemming from a rowdy night at an electronic music concert in downtown Asheville. It happened at the STS9 show at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday. Fire and rescue workers were dispatched to the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville late Saturday evening. Officials […]

Eight Buncombe County schools earn Title 1 “Reward School” designation

From press release: The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) today announced that 78 schools have been recognized as a Title 1 Reward School for 2014-15. Eight of the schools are from the Buncombe County School System. The BCS schools earning the Reward School designation are: Black Mountain Elementary School, Black Mountain Primary School, […]

NC Board of Elections reports results of voter audit

PRESS RELEASE From THE NC BOARD OF ELECTIONS RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Board of Elections today completed an audit of more than 10,000 registered voters with questionable citizenship status. The Agency analyzed data provided by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to flag 1,425 currently registered voters […]

Finalists for Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award announced

From a press release: Finalists for Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award announced The Western North Carolina Historical Association proudly announces the five finalists for the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family in 1955, this annual award is now supported by Michael Sartisky, PhD, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory […]

White Horse of Black Mountain hosts “A Night of Folk and Boom Bap”

From a press release: Event: “A Night of Folk and Boom Bap”: Musical Alternatives Wednesday, October 29 – 7:30 p.m.- Serengeti as “Kenny Dennis”, Kersey Williams and Ciggy Pop of Highdrophonics, Searra Gisondo, kuxxan SUUM. For creative artists whose work falls outside the boundaries of defined genre expectations building an audience can be rough. The […]

Asheville BookWorks cohosts Vandercooked Poetry Nights bonus reading event

From a press release: Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, joins with the Kay Falk Literary Project, helmed by Emilie White, to offer a bonus reading and printing event in its ongoing Vandercooked Poetry Nights series. The broadside printed at each event displays a poem written by the evening’s spotlighted poet. […]

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