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Patsy Keever will remain in race for Congress in NC’s 10th Congressional District

Here’s the press release from the Keever campaign: Patsy Keever will remain in race for Congress in NC’s 10th Congressional District. Keever will not switch to NC-11 race despite Rep. Shuler’s withdrawal. Asheville, NC—Today State Representative Patsy Keever announced that, despite Rep. Heath Shuler’s decision not to run for reelection in the 11th Congressional District, […]

Wee Trade kids’ sale expands to two weekends this month at AG Center

From Wee Trade: Wee Trade may be WNC’s most anticipated childrens’ consignment sale, where over 1400 families consign goods gathered under one roof for a weekend sale event at the WNC Agricultural Center. From strollers and nursery furniture to clothing, shoes and toys, we’ve got everything you need for infants, toddlers or teens! It’s also […]

Fletcher fire and rescue to get federal grant

According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Ten North Carolina fire departments, including Fletcher Fire and Rescue, will receive money through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program for safety equipment, operations or vehicle acquisitions. Fletcher Fire and Rescue will receive $48,716 for operations and safety. A total of $2,501,482 will be awarded […]

USDA Announces Restoration Projects, $605,000 included for Grandfather Ranger District

USDA announces: As part of an accelerated restoration strategy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $40 million in funding for 20 forest and watershed restoration projects nationwide for the upcoming year.   The funding includes ten new projects under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program, continued funding for the original 10 projects selected under […]

Coalition of environmental groups to sue EPA over coal ash

From the website of Appalachian Voices, Environmental and public health groups announced their intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court to force the release of long awaited public health safeguards against toxic coal ash. The EPA has delayed the first-ever federal protections for coal ash for nearly two years despite more […]

President’s statement on Rep. Shuler’s retirement

Last night, the White House issued this brief statement on Rep. Heath Shuler’s retirement: During his five years in Congress, Heath Shuler worked to expand economic opportunity, strengthen our fiscal future, and promote much-needed civility in Washington. Michelle and I thank Heath for his dedicated service, and we wish him and his family the very […]

Asheville African-American historian Harrison dead at 64

Asheville Citizen-Times reports: …[Harry] Harrison, former executive director of the YMI Cultural Center from 2006-10, died Sunday at age 64 in Columbia, S.C. During his time leading the nonprofit group, he focused on exhibits and cultural events which captured the YMI’s history. “Harry brought a big vision to Asheville that linked art with the history […]

I-40 West near Tennessee border projected to reopen Monday, Feb. 6

N.C. DOT announces: The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded an emergency contract to remove debris and unstable rock from Interstate 40 West near the North Carolina border. Currently, the westbound lanes of the interstate are closed at Exit 20 in North Carolina due to a rockslide in Tennessee. Phillips and Jordan, Inc. of Knoxville, […]

Senator Richard Burr discusses STOCK Act, Economy, Housing, Syria & Afghanistan with Jerri Jameson

The office of N.C. Senator Richard Burr sent out a press release consisting of a transcript of a Feb. 2 conversation he had Jerri Jameson on News Radio 570 WWNC. You can listen to the interview online here: FULL TRANSCRIPT JAMESON: On the phone with me, I believe in Washington, is Senator Richard Burr. […]

Asheville School Students for Environmental Awareness take Green Cup National Energy Challenge

From the press release ASHEVILLE, NC (February 2, 2012) Asheville School’s Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) club has asked students and faculty members to participate in the 2012 Green Cup National Energy Challenge from January 18 through February 15. According to their website, the Green Cup Challenge invites all schools to measure and reduce electricity […]

Asheville’s Got Talent! Local Clogging company to audition for “America’s Got Talent”

From the press release ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Casting producers from “America’s Got Talent” have hand-picked Asheville Clogging Company to audition for season 7 of the popular television show. Seventeen girls from Hendersonville, Asheville, Arden and Fletcher will travel to Charlotte on Saturday for the select audition. The girls, ranging in age from 7 to 17, […]

Asheville Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Pastoral on Feb. 11

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the 51st season of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra continues with a performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. The concert will be accompanied by visual images provided by the Asheville Art Museum as well as music by Liszt and Wagner. Daniel Meyer conducts; pianist Jeanette Aufiero is the featured soloist. 8 p.m., $20-$55. […]

Wine and Design fundraiser to help cure cancer-stricken canine

From the press release ASHEVILLE, NC – February 2, 2012 – Wine and Design Asheville recently hosted a fundraiser for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of companion animals and the people who love them. The three-hour painting event attracted 23 attendees and raised over […]

Author of “Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers” to Speak at UNC Asheville

From the press release Brooke Allen, author of “Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers” (2006, Ivan R. Dee), will lecture about the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) among our nation’s founders. Her talk is free and open to the public, and begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. Allen’s […]

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