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Red Cross seeks donors to address critical blood shortage

Press release from American Red Cross: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 26, 2016) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure […]

Southern forests just got a new protector and its name is the Bolala

PRESS RELEASE:  The forests of the Southern US are an oft overlooked national treasure. In addition to providing opportunities for hunting, fishing, recreation and spiritual renewal, the region’s forests provide clean drinking water to millions of Americans, are the nation’s largest storehouse for carbon, and provide refuge for hundreds of species of plants and animals […]

Beyond the Red Barn: Bruce MacDonald’s minimalist landscapes

PRESS RELEASE:  “Barns tell stories and they speak to me,” says Bruce MacDonald, a resident of Lexington, Virginia. They speak of history, of time past, of labor. They speak of directed purpose and association — with the cattle, chickens, horses, the hay, the tractors, rakes and pitchforks sheltered in them — going back to America’s […]

Brewgrass announces performers for 20th anniversary fest on Sept. 17

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Brewgrass Festival is proud to announce its 20th anniversary event will feature The Travelin’ McCourys with special guest Peter Rowan and additional performances the Jon Stickley Trio and Bobby Miller and the Virginia Daredevils. The festival will return to Memorial Stadium in downtown Asheville, NC on Saturday, September 17th, 2016, […]

Steps to stay safe in extreme heat

PRESS RELEASE: When temperatures rise, it’s time to take action to protect against heat-related illnesses, which can be very serious and even fatal, especially for the elderly, young children and those who have chronic diseases. Heat-related illnesses happen when your body cannot cool itself quickly enough. Some heat illnesses are mild – like heat rash, […]

Cecil Bothwell among UAW members selected as delegates for the 2016 Democratic National Convention

PRESS RELEASE:  UAW Local members from across the country are serving as delegates at the Democratic National Convention July 25 through 28. Dozens of delegates have been selected to represent a diverse group of UAW members from a variety of states, including Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, […]

Governor McCrory signs Farm Act of 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Pat McCrory was joined by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, state legislators and agriculture leaders from throughout North Carolina today as he signed the Farm Act of 2016. “This is a great day for agriculture and our entire economy,” said Governor McCrory. “This Farm Act will support North Carolina agriculture and farmers in our state […]

Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

PRESS RELEASE: While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer […]

New outdoor equipment rental shop GEARU opens July 31

Press release: GEARU Opens Doors for Asheville Outdoors Enthusiasts July 25, 2016, Asheville, N.C. – GEARU is set to shake up Asheville’s outdoor recreation scene by bringing its revolutionary approach to gear access to Western North Carolina. Utilizing a gear membership program, GEARU will make the equipment necessary to enjoy the N.C. mountains much more […]

Asheville Tourists calls on fans to help win 2016 Esurance Home Field Advantage Award

Press release: For Immediate Release July 26, 2016 Asheville in the Running for Esurance Home Field Advantage Award ASHEVILLE, N.C. – As the second half of the season gets underway, Minor League Baseball and Esurance today unveiled the first annual Esurance Home Field Advantage Award. One Minor League Baseball team in each of the 14 […]

Parsec Financial recognized by InvestmentNews as #1 RIA in North Carolina for 3rd consecutive year

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2016 ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Parsec Financial has been recognized as the #1 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in North Carolina in InvestmentNews’ Largest RIA rankings, which published June 2. This is the 3rd consecutive year that Parsec Financial has been the top RIA in North Carolina. The annual listing of leading RIA’s cited […]

CooperRiis hires first volunteer program coordinator

  PRESS RELEASE: The CooperRiis Healing Community has hired its first volunteer program coordinator – Kevin Riordan, a former resident who later became a volunteer. As a former volunteer who understands the needs and benefits of the program, Riordan will recruit and support volunteers who bring valuable skills to the program. Riordan’s goals include ongoing recruitment of volunteers to […]

Haywood County Public Library announces 125th anniversary events beginning in September

Press release: Haywood County Public Library celebrates 125 years with month-long celebration: “Haywood Heritage: Honoring the Past, Heralding the Future” Established in 1891, the first library in Haywood County, N.C. operated out of the law office of W. B. Ferguson, with each library stockholder paying a $5 subscription fee to be able to check out […]

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