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Inmate abuse alleged at Cherokee County Detention Center

Report from Carolina Public Press: Inmates at the Cherokee County Detention Center were repeatedly ordered to beat up other inmates, according to two former Sheriff’s Office employees who allege a pattern of mismanagement at the jail that has lasted over several years. This comes on top of two separate and ongoing State Bureau of Investigation […]

Smart meter skeptics to host Black Mountain info session Nov. 3

Note: Duke Energy spokesperson Meghan Musgrave Miles, speaking in a recent Xpress article about the topic, notes that “Both the FCC and the World Health Organization have stated that the small amount of RF [radio frequency energy] emitted by smart meters poses no threat to human health.” Press release from Swannanoa Valley for Safe Technology: Swannanoa Valley for Safe Technology […]

Farm Beginnings program honors new graduates

Press release from Organic Growers School: On September 16th, 13 students gathered at the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy incubator farm despite Hurricane Florence, to receive graduation certificates for our year long farmer training program Farm Beginnings®. The Organic Growers School, in partnership with NC Farmlink and Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy, launched the program as a part […]

Patti Anastasi exhibit opens Nov. 8 at Asheville School

Press release from Asheville School: On November 8, Asheville School will welcome Asheville artist Patti Anastasi for a solo exhibition of her work. “Eccentric Archetypes” features Anastasi’s mixed media portraits of characters, each imbued with their own personalities. Anastasi combines painting, photography and mixed media and says her work is “conventional but with a twist.” […]

Janelle VanderKelen exhibit opens Nov. 9 at Brevard College

Press release from Brevard College: “Eternity Is Written In Our Hearts,” by Janelle VanderKelen, an exhibition of photography and video will open on Friday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 pm in Spiers Gallery in the Sims Art Center. Janelle VanderKelen’s videos, photographs, and sculptural installations situate the telling and marking of time within the body as […]

A-B Tech Police Chief Kara Walker receives Patriot Award

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College: North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense Office, announced Kara Walker of the A-B Tech Police Department was honored Friday, October 26, with the Patriot Award for support of A-B Tech Police Lt. Joshua Edwards, a master sargeant with the N.C. […]

Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Majora Carter to speak at Warren Wilson College, Nov. 4

Press release from Warren Wilson College: WHAT: Social Entrepreneurship Lecture: Majora Carter – photo/video opportunity ● Topic: “Home(town) Security” ● Free and public, but please RSVP: WHO: Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Majora Carter has redefined urban revitalization strategy, earning both national and international acclaim. Starting in the South Bronx and expanding to under-resourced communities throughout the […]

Nature Center to dedicate new entrance on Nov. 1

Press release from Friends of the WNC Nature Center: The WNC Nature Center welcomes the public to a short dedication event for the Center’s new front entrance, completed in September. The dedication will take place on Thursday, November 1 at 12 p.m. Representatives from the City of Asheville, Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, WNC Nature […]

Distracted driving town hall scheduled for Nov. 14

Press release from Hundreds of families across the state of North Carolina are impacted by distracted driving every year. These families are encouraging the North Carolina Legislature to pass a statewide cell phone ban to help prevent more tragedy and loss of life. The families of these victims and invite you to hear from local and […]

Habitat accepting applications for new Candler neighborhood

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting homeownership applications for its upcoming Curry Court neighborhood in Candler, which will include a mix of single-family homes and townhomes. Buncombe County residents who earn 70% or less of AMI (Area Median Income) and are interested in affordable homeownership are […]

Harris Regional and Swain Community hospitals launch Medicare helpline

Press release from Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital: Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital announced today the launch of a toll-free helpline designed to help Medicare beneficiaries select a health plan that fits their needs and budget while also keeping in-network access to the doctors and hospital services they trust. The new toll-free […]

AFD partners with ALDI for rare training opportunity on Oct. 27-28

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: Asheville Fire Firefighters get a unique opportunity to train this weekend thanks to a local ALDI grocery store. The ALDI off Swannanoa River Rd will be tearing down their current building Monday, but before they do they have agreed to allow AFD to rotate companies through so that firefighters can […]

Western Weirdos show benefits Girls Rock Asheville, Oct. 27

WHAT: Western Weirdos #5: Girls Rock Asheville Benefit WHO: Hearts Gone South; Rooster; Twin Star; Space Grandma WHERE: Static Age Records, 110 N Lexington Ave, Asheville WHEN: Saturday, October 27th 9 PM / $5 – ALL AGES//21+ to drink INFO: Event series exploring the outer edges of country and American music.

Brother Wolf waives adoption fees on adult cats

Press release from Brother Wolf: (Asheville, NC – October 25, 2018) Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s Asheville location has recently taken in a large amount of cats due to their Rapid Response disaster relief efforts in North Carolina and Florida, their recent merger with Friends for Life Forever Farm, and the work they do for animals […]

Local Elected Officials: Amendments are harmful for our communities, won’t lower taxes

State Sen. Terry Van Duyn initially voted to put the victim’s rights amendment on the ballot. Press release from Stop Deceptive Amendments: ASHEVILLE– Today, the Mayors of Asheville and Weaverville, along with eleven other local elected officials from Buncombe County, released a letter detailing the harmful impacts the amendments would have on local communities and urging […]

Major federal grants to be recognized at ceremony in Asheville

Press release from NC Department of Commerce: Four western North Carolina organizations will be recognized for receiving new grants totaling $2,389,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) during a ceremony in Asheville on Oct. 29. The grants being presented are part of the ARC’s POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) initiative. The […]

United Way of Henderson County announces 2019-20 funding timeline

Press release from the United Way of Henderson County: United Way of Henderson County (UWHC) will be accepting applications for funding for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years. This competitive grant process is focused on achieving UWHC’s long-term goals in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. Programs providing Basic Needs and Crisis Services will […]

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