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Warren Wilson College celebrates 125 years with Power of Place lecture series

Press release from Warren Wilson College:  To celebrate its 125th year, Warren Wilson College is launching a new “Power of Place” lecture series through 2019 to highlight the college’s history and vibrant location. The opening lecture this Sunday, November 4, 2018, features Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, Majora Carter. “The land is central to the theme: Power of […]

State Employees’ Credit Union offers students FAFSA assistance during November

Press release from State Employees’ Credit Union:  If you’re an SECU member who is new to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process or is a returning college student who needs to complete the financial aid form, SECU can help.  The Credit Union will be offering FAFSA completion assistance to its members during […]

State Science Advisory Board seeks public input on draft trichloroethylene report

Press release from North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality:  Officials with the N.C. Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board are asking the public for input on a report that will provide recommendations on the science and policies supporting trichloroethylene, or TCE, short-term inhalation action levels, as well as rapid response guidance for residential and occupational receptors. The […]

County Commission approves steps to create an annual $3.6 million Early Childhood Education and Development Fund

Press release from Children First/Communities in Schools: Parents, early childhood teachers, doctors, and advocates rallied support in the days leading up to last night’s Buncombe County Commission vote to create an Early Childhood Education and Development Fund. With bipartisan support, the Commission approved steps necessary to create an annual $3.6 million Early Childhood Education and […]

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority will pause its Tourism Product Development Fund cycle in 2019

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) approved nearly $10 million in funding for six projects that will be used by thousands of residents while also increasing visitor spending in the county. The Authority also announced it will pause the TPDF cycle in 2019 while it pursues […]

Pisgah Legal Services to hold Nov. 1 press conference to kick-off open enrollment for ACA health insurance

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services:  A press conference at Pisgah Legal Services on November 1st will kick-off the 6th Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance, also known as “Obamacare.” WHO – Speakers include: Sonya Greck, MSN, RN, Mission Health Senior Vice President, Patient Safety Net Services and Behavioral Health Jaclyn Kiger, JD, Managing Attorney […]

Pink Dog Creative selects Asheville Middle School student’s design for its container project

Press release from Pink Dog Creative: Pink Dog Creative is proud to announce a new community initiative as part of the Container Project, across the street from 342 Depot St., Asheville, NC. Pink Dog Creative collaborated with LEAF Easel Rider and the Edington Center in the summer of 2018 to sponsor an art day where […]

Haywood County HHSA offers naloxone training and distribution, Nov. 13

Press release from Haywood County Health & Human Services Agency: The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to implementing harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation and justice reform. NCHRC is partnering with Haywood County Health & Human Services Agency to combat the public health crisis surrounding fatal […]

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries hosts annual “Coats for the Cold” event on Nov. 17

Press release from Western Carolina Rescue Ministries: On Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 12:00-3:00pm Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) will host their annual “Coats for the Cold”. This event will help benefit those in our area who are in need of winter gear such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and hand warmers. Western Carolina Rescue Ministries […]

Kids in Parks earns national Youth Engagement Award at SHIFT Festival

Press release from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: On October 17, 2018, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation accepted the Youth Engagement Award for its Kids in Parks program at the annual SHIFT Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Kids in Parks was recognized for engaging more than 450,000 children with the outdoors through a nationwide network of TRACK […]

French Broad River MPO public input meetings set for Oct. 30, Nov. 13 & 15

Press release from French Broad River MPO: This notice is to let you know about several public input opportunities scheduled for transportation projects and planning initiatives in our region: · Kanuga Road R-5748 Project (Henderson County): drop-in open house for the updated project design to be held tonight, October 30 from 4-7 PM at Hendersonville Operations […]

David Holt and Josh Goforth play Center for Cultural Preservation benefit concert, Nov. 17

Press release from Center for Cultural Preservation: The Center for Cultural Preservation is proud to announce that the David Holt/Josh Goforth duo will join the Center’s Keeping the Fires Burning series this November. David Holt is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost folk musicians and storytellers. For 35 years the four-time Grammy Award winner […]

WLOS/Eblen Charities’ Coat Drive Give-A-Way begins Oct. 30

Press release from Eblen Charities: With heating assistance beginning in two weeks, Eblen Charities is once again joining WLOS-TV in getting a jump on the cold weather this week with the Fifth Annual Spring Clean Coat Drive Give- A-Way beginning this Tuesday. Last April WLOS and Eblen Charities held its Spring Clean Coat Drive at Ashley […]

NC 2018 early voting surpasses 2014 figures

Press release from North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement: With several days of in-person early voting remaining, ballots cast so far in the 2018 general election already have exceeded all ballots cast early during the 2014 midterm election. As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, 1,225,892 North Carolinians had voted early this election, up 4.4 […]

YMCA of WNC cuts ribbon on UNCA partnership in Henderson County Nov. 7

Press release from the YMCA of Western North Carolina: You are cordially invited to celebrate the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s partnership with UNC Asheville to improve the health and well-being of Henderson County residents. The event takes place at the UNC Asheville Kellogg Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. Opportunities at the […]

Facebook’s Forest City data center opens applications for Community Action Grants

Press release from Facebook: Facebook’s Forest City Data Center is excited to announce that the application window for the 2019 Community Action Grant program is now open. Facebook is accepting applications from nonprofit and public organizations that address critical community needs by: Putting the power of technology to use for community benefit Connecting people Improving […]

Duke Energy takes step toward nonresidential solar leasing in North Carolina

Press release from Duke Energy: Duke Energy wants non-residential customers to have another option to install solar power on their premises. The company recently filed to be a certified solar lessor with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). Duke Energy Clean Energy Resources (DECER), a non-regulated affiliate of Duke Energy, will build, own and operate […]

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