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Red Cross: Blood, platelet donations needed in wake of Hurricane Florence

Press release from the American Red Cross: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2018) — As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, blood and platelet donors are urged to give when it’s safe to travel to care for patients in the storm’s path and across the country. […]

McDowell County honors five appellate court judges on Sept. 25

Press release from North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts: The McDowell County Bar Association and the McDowell County community are holding a special presentation and dedication of a plaque honoring five members of North Carolina’s appellate courts who are from McDowell County. This event is part of the county’s 175th anniversary celebration. WHAT The public is […]

Sept. 20 a day for appreciating child welfare social workers

Press release from Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services: Buncombe County, N.C. —Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) is celebrating September 20th as National Child Welfare Social Worker Recognition Day. This day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the essential, front-line work being done in Buncombe County Child Protective Services social […]

Registration open for Quit Tobacco series at Henderson County Department of Public Health

Press release from Henderson County Department of Public Health: Start this fall as your new year by resolving to quit tobacco. The Department of Public Health is offering a free tobacco cessation program to anyone who would like to quit smoking, dipping, chewing or vaping. The series begins October 2 and will meet on Tuesdays for seven […]

N.C. Agriculture Dept. outlines Florence response efforts

Press release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is dispatching inspectors and field forces to begin assessing damage to the state’s agriculture industry and to ensure food is safe for consumers. Inspectors are waiting for flood waters to recede to safe levels […]

Hurricane relief supplies being collected at Cottonwood Properties

Press release from Cottonwood Properties: Cottonwood Properties, located in Black Mountain at 100 W. State Street across from the Town Square, has been collecting hurricane relief supplies since news of the storm hit. Many area businesses have already joined Cottonwood’s efforts, including the wonderful folks at Jim Cook Chevrolet who are filling up a pickup truck […]

Net Zero Water workshop Oct. 4 at Lenoir Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies

Press release from Living Building Challenge Collaborative – Asheville: THE WATER CYCLE OF BUILDINGS: NET POSITIVE WATER AND THE LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE WORKSHOP Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00pm Lenoir Rhyne University, Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC The Living Building Challenge Water Petal is intended to herald in a new age […]

Fletcher to host Digital Bookmobile national tour event on Oct. 2

Press release from Overdrive, Inc.: What: Spreading reading happiness to communities across the nation, this unique traveling exhibit is an interactive experience to learn about and try ebooks and audiobooks available at libraries in North Carolina. The Digital Bookmobile presents library lovers of all ages with an interactive experience exploring the digital services available at […]

White House transcript of Trump’s remarks in Eastern N.C. today on Florence recovery efforts

Press release from the Office of the Press Secretary, The White House: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT BRIEFING ON HURRICANE FLORENCE RECOVERY EFFORTS Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Cherry Point, N.C. 10:47 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much everybody.  We appreciate it very — the job you’ve done has been incredible.  […]

Pisgah Wildlife Education Center hosts free family event on Sept. 22

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a free, family-friendly event celebrating fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation on Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Brevard. The event is one of three events that the Commission is offering across North Carolina to […]

Western NCDOT crews head to coast to repair Hurricane Florence damage

Press release from N.C. Department of Transportation: N.C. Department of Transportation crews from the mountains have headed toward the coast. More than 60 employees from various mountain counties departed on Tuesday to assist with repairing infrastructure in areas devastated by Hurricane Florence. More than 40 employees from Division 13, the greater Asheville area, volunteered for the […]

APD requesting assistance to locate Manuel Joel Bates

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate Manuel Joel Bates. Bates has seven open warrants including: -2 counts of battery of an unborn child; -2 counts of assault on a female; -larceny; -injury to personal property; and -communicating threats Manuel Bates is described as a black male, […]

Isaac Dickson Elementary School’s Stumptown Mural Dedication, Sept. 21

Press release from Isaac Dickson Elementary School: As part of its commitment to Excellence with Equity for all students, Isaac Dickson Elementary School is excited to unveil its new Stumptown/Hill Street mural this Friday, September 21st at 5:30 PM.  Following months of collaboration between IDES’s PTO, elders from the Stumptown Community and our very own […]

Warren Wilson College sees increase in enrollment

Press release from Warren Wilson College:  College enrollment numbers have dwindled nationally since 2011, but one small college in North Carolina’s mountains has found a way to reverse that trend in a big way. Warren Wilson College’s new North Carolina Free Tuition Plan guarantees a tuition-free college education to every eligible incoming North Carolina undergraduate student. […]

Local charter school teachers share innovative teaching practices

Press release from Evergreen Community Charter School:  Evergreen Community Charter School offers an academically challenging, developmentally appropriate, experiential, holistic, child-centered education to all young people. We nurture a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime as we challenge our community to discover their individual gifts, to honor their inner worth, to strive for excellence, to […]

WCU School of Stage and Screen presents ‘Cabaret,’ Sept. 27-30

Press release from Western Carolina University: The classic musical “Cabaret” will be staged Thursday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 30, by the students and faculty of Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen. The production will kick off the school’s 2018-19 Mainstage theatre season. Shows are scheduled at WCU’s Hoey Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. […]

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